|Jan 11, 2011|
Hannah Tinti Joins Selected Shorts Radio Show
|Sep 7, 2010|
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|Jun 9, 2010|
Symphony Space Announces 2010/2011 Season of Diverse Cultural Programming
|Mar 13, 2009|
Symphony Space Launches One-of-A-Kind Summer Arts Camps
|Feb 19, 2009|
Symphony Space's 2009 Season of Spring Dance Programming Begins April 2
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Long a cinematic treasure of the Upper West Side, where for generations fledgling filmmakers like Scorsese, Bogdanovich and Allen learned their craft and Columbia and Barnard students caught the latest art-house or revival films, the refurbished, state-of-the-art Leonard Nimoy Thalia continues the tradition in Symphony Space’s 31st Season, with film festivals, special series and—in many cases—double features.
Thalia Film presents a wide variety of programs, ranging from career retrospectives of funnymen and screen sirens to explorations of cultures abroad and entertainment for the whole family. The classic retrospectives, new independent features and film festival collaborations begin with Paul Schrader’s Personal Choice on September 21 and continue through Reel Rhythms, the 5th NY World Music Film Festival in June.
Paul Schrader’s Personal Choice kicks off Thalia Film September 21-November 2, with the favorite films and personal inspirations of the writer of some of Martin Scorsese’s best work (including Taxi Driver and Raging Bull) and director of films including American Gigolo and Auto Focus. In association with ArtMattan Productions, the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival follows November 30-December 14 putting a spotlight on life in the African Diaspora.
Beginning December 21 Symphony Space’s Thalia Film program explores a range of classic films. Starting with Mel Brooks: Man in Tights, a series featuring the greatest movies from the master of the spoof including The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. Thalia Film then joins in Symphony Space’s February festival, The 1939 Project, with the Best Films of 1939, February 1-22.
Showing throughout the 2008/2009 Thalia Film season is Opera On Film, which brings opera productions from a number of Europe’s most esteemed festivals and theaters to New York audiences with high-definition surround sound screenings. New this year will be rare screenings of Dance on Film during the month of April—Dance Month at Symphony Space. As part of its Just Kidding family program, Symphony Space will also present selections from the New York International Children’s Film Festival throughout the 2008/2009 programming season along with a February 28 Kids Films screening of the classic The Wizard of Oz.
Spanning March through April 12 is Jeanne Moreau: La Reine Moreau, celebrating the work of the mysterious and seductive stage star who was discovered by Louis Malle. Jim Jarmusch’s Personal Choice will highlight the groundbreaking director’s favorite films April 19-May 31. Bringing Thalia Film’s 2008/2009 season to a close is Reel Rhythms, the 5th NY World Music Film Festival: The Francophones beginning on June 7.
When Symphony Space opened its doors in 1978 with its first production, Wall to Wall Bach, it gathered together an eclectic group of musicians, professional and amateur, well-known and emerging. What began as a natural outgrowth of the cultural epicenter that is the Upper West Side, traditionally home to many of the great actors, writers, dancers and musicians of our time, remains a unique melding of world-class artistry with the informality and intimacy of a neighborhood salon.