3/27/2017

    Movie Palaces at the Herrick Library

    An exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library, “From Nickelodeons to Picture Palaces: America at the Movies, 1910-1960,” showcases a time when grand movie palaces created a shared civic experience, even in America’s smaller towns.

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    2/13/2017

    John Lewis and the March Trilogy

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    The graphic-book trilogy March, which presents the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis, topped the best-seller list from 2013-2016, an achievement that suggests how relevant it is to our current political discourse.

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    1/30/2017

    Kaija Saariaho: Love from Afar

    L'Amour de Loin at the Met.

    The December 2016 debut of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) marked the second time New York’s Metropolitan Opera staged an opera composed by a woman. The first was in 1903.

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    The National Film Registry: 25 Titles for 2016

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    The annual addition of 25 movies to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress may not be anticipated with the same excitement that surrounds the Oscar nominations, but the selection represents a yearlong dialogue among filmmakers, historians, archivists, critics and other film lovers who treasure cinema history and its preservation.

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    12/19/2016

    Abbas Kiarostami: The Roads Taken

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    This year has seen the passing of three of cinema’s greatest contemporary artists: Jacques Rivette, Andrzej Wajda and Abbas Kiarostami. Though he is not well known in the West, Kiarostami occupied a spot in Iranian art and society as significant as Rivette and Wajda’s in their respective countries. But Kiarostami was not only a filmmaker; he was also and foremost an artist in every way you can define that term.

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