November, 2017

Jackson Heights

Queens World Film Festival launches year-end fund-raising campaign

The Jackson Heights husband-and-wife team that created the Queens World Film Festival are preparing for the eighth annual event this winter which will screen more than 130 films from 25 countries, during an eleven night run beginning March 15. Comment
A popular book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” is an account of financial educator Robert Kiyosaki’s two dads: His real father and his ‘rich dad,’ who both taught him valuable lessons about money and relationships that would shape his life. Comment

October, 2017


Miramax’s Weinstein brothers grew up in Flushing

More than 30 women have come forward claiming Flushing born-and-raised film producer Harvey Weinstein has sexually harassed them. Comment

August, 2017

If you were lucky enough to catch the screening of “Romance & Cigarettes” and meet with actor and filmmaker John Turturro at Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park last week at dusk, you hopefully came away with an autograph, as well as a strong opinion about a very special, unapologetically bawdy film. Offering hefty doses of humor and pathos, and featuring a stellar cast of famous actors, the R-rated, down-and-dirty 2005 musical was written and directed by the highly talented Turturro, best known for his roles in such films as “Do the Right Thing” and “The Big Lebowski.” He most recently won praise for his portrayal of public defender John Stone in the gripping HBO series “The Night Of.” Comment

July, 2017

The first annual Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema will take over Queens in August, presenting over 150 films from 24 countries — including various Queens-made projects. Comment
As summer engulfs New York City, a myriad of activities to enjoy is emerging throughout the boroughs. Some of these activities won’t even cost you a dime, such as the “Movies Under the Stars” program. Comment

June, 2017


Queens-born Jason Patric a Hollywood mainstay

Born Jason Patric Miller, Jr., in Queens on June 17, 1966, Jason Patric is a film, stage and television actor who has over 20 movies to his credit in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has also appeared in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “Entourage, “and the mystery series “Wayward Pines.” Comment
Youth dancers at the Edge School of the Arts in Laurelton, along with students from PS 40, IS 59 and MS 365, wrapped up filming a short movie entitled “Four Little Girls” about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala.. Comment

Mr. Warmth: MOMI to screen documentary about the late Don Rickles this weekend

Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image is dedicating a day to the “King of Zing,” and will be airing films featuring the late, Queens-born comedian Don Rickles on Sunday. Comment
Mayoral Spin Cycle

‘Obit’ documentary stirring glimpse at journalism

It is one of the best-read parts of The New York Times each day, but few admit they read it. Comments (1)

April, 2017

Rhymes with Crazy

Not Gone, Girl

If you’re thinking of writing a bestseller, I’ve got a word of advice for you. Comments (1)

February, 2017

Rego Park

Rego Park deli takes star turn in ‘The Comedian’

New York has become a hot spot for film and TV production. Although Times Square and other major New York attractions are iconic scenes in movies, Queens’ shops and restaurants have been getting their 15 minutes of fame in big movies and television series. Comment

The world on screen

More than 130 daring and provocative new films from 25 countries — all in one festival. Where else can you get that but right here in the World’s Borough? That’s what’s on tap for the 7th Annual Queens World Film Festival at Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image March 14–19. Comment

January, 2017


Hollywood great films in Bayside

A new film by Paul Schrader filmed in Bayside throughout the week. Comment

Film fest honors daughter of the borough

LIC native Julie Dash, auteur of ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ will receive the Spirit of Queens award at the Queens World Film Festival in March. Comments (1)



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