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March, 2015

Jackson Heights

The world comes to Queens for fifth annual film festival

Jackson Heights filmmaker Lisa Melodia has screened her work at the Palm Spring and Nantucket film festivals, but no matter the locale, once the closing credits roll inevitably a man in the theater wants to know what the movie was about. Comment.
Maspeth

Film series focuses on immigrant women in New York City

Relocating to a new country can be overwhelming, so several immigrant and first-generation American women filmmakers were inspired to capture the struggles and obstacles faced by other newcomers living in New York City. Comment.

January, 2015

Astoria

Queens World Film Festival kicks off in Astoria

The 5th annual Queens World Film Festival is two months away, but the husband-and-wife co-founders, Don and Katha Cato, held their kickoff party Sunday in Astoria. Nearly a hundred filmmakers, actors, volunteers and alumni gathered at Monika’s Cafe Bar, across the street from the Kaufman Astoria Studios. Comment.
Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image focuses on Julianne Moore

The frontrunner for this year’s Best Actress Oscar, Julianne Moore, was in Astoria last week to introduce her newest motion picture, “Still Alice,” at the Museum of the Moving Image. Comment.
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