Month: September 2012

Prof. Martin Lucas will be screening “TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET”


A film by James Gaffney, Martin Lucas and Jonathan Miller
48 minutes, color, 1980

Lang Recital Hall, Room 424 Hunter North

Focusing on the 1970s fiscal crises in New York City and in Cleveland, Ohio, TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET looks at the root causes of fiscal crisis in American cities, and the political responses to it. Using animation, news footage, and exclusive interviews, the film is an enlightening history of a difficult period. Screened at the 1980 New York Film Festival, TIGHTEN YOUR BELTS, BITE THE BULLET provides rare insight into the economic and political environment in which the Times Square Show was produced.
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IMA alumni Melissa Nicolardi and Kalim Armstrong’s screening

IMA alumni Melissa Nicolardi and Kalim Armstrong will be screening The Pass It On Project at Roulette, on Atlantic Ave at 3rd Ave in Brooklyn following the TEDx conference on Freedom and Democracy: Education for Change. The screening will be free and open to the public (doors 3PM, screening 3:20PM) immediately after the conference.

Prof. Kelly Anderson’s “My Brooklyn” screenings

A new set of My Brooklyn screenings — in the great borough of Brooklyn and beyond (in Sweden in fact!)

Wednesday night, Sept. 19th – screening at the Brooklyn Public Library (Grand Army Plaza Branch) at 7pm.
more information here. This screening is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Sept. 22nd – first screening in a community-reclaimed outdoor vacant lot! At 7pm, hosted by 596 Acres at Myrtle Village Green (636 Myrtle Avenue between Kent and Franklin). More info and rsvp here.

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd – screening at Long Island University’s Kumble Theater in Downtown Brooklyn, right next to Fulton Mall! The event starts at 6pm.

Finally, My Brooklyn has been selected for the ArchFilm Festival in Lund, Sweden. Details coming soon.