August, 2015

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights movie filmed in the key of love

If you’re in the mood for a secret fling — in the form of an escapist love story, that is — a soon-to-be-released film promises to sweep you off your feet. Comment.

Go big or stay home with these movies

For a generation raised on movie watching through their smart phones and pads, Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image has an eye-opening experience in store for the rest of the month. Comment.

July, 2015

Forest Hills

Movie shot in Forest Hills on Kitty Genovese murder

Earlier this week, 75th Avenue off Austin Street in Forest Hills served as the backdrop for a new movie called “37” that focuses on murder victim Kitty Genovese’s neighbors. Some scenes were shot down that tree-lined block, where an assortment of 1950s and ‘60s vintage cars were parked. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

The Queens World Film Festival presents free outdoor summer screenings

The couple behind the Queens World Film Festival have started their fifth annual outdoor screenings in Jackson Heights and expanded for the first time to Long Island City. Comment.

Fox TV show films in Ridgewood

For a few days this week, Ridgewood was Gotham City. The Fox television show “Gotham” filmed in Ridgewood this week, according to city notices posted around Palmetto Street and Onderdonk Avenue. The show filmed in the area earlier this year under the Seneca Avenue train station. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is ready for its close-up

For nearly 50 years, documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has captured the drama of the everyday by simply flicking on his camera. Comment.

Museum of the Moving Image screens Robin Williams’ last film

The Museum of the Moving Image has in its collection at least two items connected to Robin Williams: the Mork costume he wore in the television series “Mork and Mindy” and the rubberized mask he used in the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Comment.

June, 2015


Take a cinematic trip to Europe

There are still a few days to experience Panorama Europe, a unique showcase of contemporary features that are being co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the European Union National Institutes for Culture. Panorama Europe gives New York audiences what may be their only chance to see acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen. Comment.

Independence rules at Sparrow Film Project in Astoria

More than 50 independent filmmakers will make their marks on Queens’ movie scene this weekend when the Museum of the Moving Image kicks off the seventh annual Sparrow Film Project in Astoria. Comments (2).

May, 2015


Queens residents selected for film and animation festival

Six Queens residents who are students at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan have been selected for the school’s 26th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival. Comment.

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April, 2015

Hunters Point

Outdoor movie series begins at LIC waterfront park

The Skyline Cinema Waterfront Series returns to Hunters Point South Park in Long Island City with one for the kids Saturday. To celebrate the end of the long, cold winter the Hunters Point Park Conservancy is screening the most popular animated movie of all time, “Frozen,” to kick off its monthly cinema in the park series. Comments (2).

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.

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


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.

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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