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Greenwich Village: what remains of New York's beat generation haunts?

22 December 2013 5:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A new Coen brothers film celebrates Greenwich Village in its 60s heyday, but what's left of Dylan and Kerouac's New York? Karen McVeigh takes a cycle tour of the area

Five decades have passed since America's troubadours and beat poets flocked to Greenwich Village, filling its smoky late-night basement bars and coffee houses with folk songs and influencing some of the most recognisable musicians of the era.

A few landmarks of those bygone bohemian days – most recently portrayed in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, out on 24 January – still exist. The inspiration for the movie's fictional anti-hero, Davis, was Brooklyn-born Dave Van Ronk, a real- life blues and folk singer with no small talent, who worked with performers such as Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan, but remained rooted in the village until he died in 2002, declining to leave it for any length of time and refusing to fly for many years. »

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‘Annie’ Remake: First Images of Cameron Diaz & Quvenzhané Wallis on Set

14 November 2013 3:14 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Those who haven’t yet been to see the most recent Broadway revival of Annie might want to buy up tickets now, as its year-and-a-bit-long run is coming to a close in early January. For those who can’t afford the ticket price (or don’t live close enough to New York), there’s no need to despair, as Annie is also coming to the big screen next year in a new adaptation from Easy A director Will Gluck.

With filming on Annie now underway, images of the actors on set and fitting into their roles have begun to emerge. Cameron Diaz, who is playing the Hudson Street Orphanage’s cruel overseer Miss Hannigan, Click to continue reading ‘Annie’ Remake: First Images of Cameron Diaz & Quvenzhané Wallis on Set

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Cameron Diaz Gives ‘Annie’ Fans First Look at 21st Century Miss Hannigan (Photo)

12 November 2013 3:52 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cameron Diaz wants you to meet somebody — her version of Miss Hannigan, a character that will be re-introduced to audiences next year when Sony releases Will Gluck’s remake of “Annie.” “I want you to meet someone. Her name is Ms.Hannigan,” Diaz tweeted on Tuesday. “She ain’t nice and she ain’t pretty.” Also read: ‘Annie’ Broadway Revival to Close in January Hannigan, played by Carol Burnett (above, right) in the 1982 film adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, is the cruel and alcoholic supervisor of the Hudson Street Orphanage where Annie lives until America’s »

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New Film Celebrates Street Ball

18 May 2013 8:33 AM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

New York — Half-moon hoops, double rims, chain-linked fences for out-of-bounds lines and no net that anyone can recall.

Such is the imperfect urban landscape of playground basketball, what many consider the truest expression of the sport. It's basketball without referees, coaches or sneaker deals. Anyone can play, so long as they call "Next."

A new documentary, "Doin' it in the Park," is a loving ode to the blacktop world of New York City pickup. With more than 700 courts, it's the mecca of pick-up basketball, featuring places like Rucker Park in Harlem and the West 4th St. court, a kind of fish bowl of nonstop basketball on view for West Village commuters and tourists. Basketball is woven into the asphalt fabric of New York.

"Every court has a story," says "Doin' it in the Park" co-director Bobbito Garcia, who made the film with Kevin Couliau, a French photographer of outdoor basketball. »

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92YTribeca Tribute to Bride of Frankenstein star Elsa Lanchester!

19 January 2013 2:48 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Lanchester attempted to rectify any such gaps in her legacy with a controversial tell-all autobiography in 1983 called Elsa Lanchester: Herself. And this book – long out of print but currently the subject of a fan campaign for reprinting (http://www.facebook.com/ReprintElsa)  – was the starting point for a multimedia evening celebrating Lanchester’s life and work called The Elsa Monologues, to be held at 92YTribeca on January 25th.

As part of curator Tom Blunt’s ongoing variety show series “Meet the Lady” (focused on unsung women in the performing arts), The Elsa Monologues will feature film clips, performances and live readings from Lanchester’s scandalous book, all whipped together into a feisty and fascinating homage to one of cinema sassiest bohemians.

We spoke to Blunt about the appeal of Lanchester’s oeuvre for the tribute treatment, and to give us a tease of a new event planned for April »

- bigsmashproductions@gmail.com (Kier-La Janisse)

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92YTribeca Tribute to Bride of Frankenstein star Elsa Lanchester!

19 January 2013 2:48 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Lanchester attempted to rectify any such gaps in her legacy with a controversial tell-all autobiography in 1983 called Elsa Lanchester: Herself. And this book – long out of print but currently the subject of a fan campaign for reprinting (http://www.facebook.com/ReprintElsa)  – was the starting point for a multimedia evening celebrating Lanchester’s life and work called The Elsa Monologues, to be held at 92YTribeca on January 25th.

As part of curator Tom Blunt’s ongoing variety show series “Meet the Lady” (focused on unsung women in the performing arts), The Elsa Monologues will feature film clips, performances and live readings from Lanchester’s scandalous book, all whipped together into a feisty and fascinating homage to one of cinema sassiest bohemians.

We spoke to Blunt about the appeal of Lanchester’s oeuvre for the tribute treatment, and to give us a tease of a new event planned for April »

- bigsmashproductions@gmail.com (Kier-La Janisse)

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92YTribeca Tribute to Bride of Frankenstein star Elsa Lanchester!

19 January 2013 2:48 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Lanchester attempted to rectify any such gaps in her legacy with a controversial tell-all autobiography in 1983 called Elsa Lanchester: Herself. And this book – long out of print but currently the subject of a fan campaign for reprinting (http://www.facebook.com/ReprintElsa)  – was the starting point for a multimedia evening celebrating Lanchester’s life and work called The Elsa Monologues, to be held at 92YTribeca on January 25th.

As part of curator Tom Blunt’s ongoing variety show series “Meet the Lady” (focused on unsung women in the performing arts), The Elsa Monologues will feature film clips, performances and live readings from Lanchester’s scandalous book, all whipped together into a feisty and fascinating homage to one of cinema sassiest bohemians.

We spoke to Blunt about the appeal of Lanchester’s oeuvre for the tribute treatment, and to give us a tease of a new event planned for April »

- bigsmashproductions@gmail.com (Kier-La Janisse)

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