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New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) presents two special advance screenings of Astro Boy--a modern take on the iconic character created by Osamu Tezuka, whose original Astro Boy introduced the world to Japanese anime. He is considered one of the most visionary and gifted animators of all time. The film will be screened on Sat & Sun, Oct 17 & 18, 2009, starting at 11:00am at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue (at West Third). Post-screening Q&A with director David Bowers will be held at both shows.
The 95 min. all-new CG-animated 2009 film features a star-studded voice cast including Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Samuel Jackson, Nathan Lane, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Bill Nighy, Donald Sutherland, Charlize Theron and Nicolas Cage as Dr. Tenma.
Read more: Astro Boy Pre-Release Screening
The second installment of Art of Rebellion is visiting NYC October 17th after a successful run in Santa Monica earlier this year. The show features renowned gig poster artists showing painted Iron 883 tanks and signature poster art along with photographs by Adam Wright and Steven Stone.
The Harley-Davidson® sponsored Art Of Rebellion New York show brings together 10 iconic artists including Art Chantry, Brian Ewing, Derek Hess, Dirty Donny, Frank Kozik, Harpoon, John Van Hamersveld, Lindsey Kuhn, Tara McPherson and The Pizz at la.Venue (608 W. 28th Street) from 8 pm to Midnight on Saturday, October 17th, 2009.
At this opening night event each artist will paint one Harley-Davidson Iron 883TM gas tank and will also have their own signature posters on display and for sale at the show.
[Original creation above by Frank Kozik for Art Of Rebellion NYC Show]
In addition, check out a day in the life of Art Of Rebellion artist Tara McPherson in her Brooklyn studio: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=dark+custom&init=quick#/video/video.php?v=796784111100
As the Art Of Rebellion New York approaches, online fans can enter to win their own event poster. To enter, visit Dark Custom on Facebook or follow on Twitter to answer the artist question of the day:
A portion of the proceeds raised from tank sales will be donated to the CUE Art Foundation--a 501(c) (3) non-profit forum for contemporary art that gives artists, students, scholars and art professionals resources at many stages of their careers and creative lives Pick up a poster or splurge on a tank; either way, a chunk of the proceeds go to the CUE Art Foundation.
Meet the Art Of Rebellion New York artists and see their work: http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/Dark_Custom/dark_custom_art_rebellion.jsp For more information, go to: www.h-d.com/darkcustom
Art Of Rebellion New YorkIncluding: Art Chantry Brian Ewing Derek Hess Dirty Donny Frank Kozik Harpoon John Van Hamersveld Lindsey Kuhn Tara McPherson The Pizz la.Venue608 W. 28th StreetBetween 11th & 12th Ave.New York, NY 10001Tel: 212.967.9636e-mail:
Opening: 8 pm to Midnight Saturday, October 17th, 2009
That all changed when I met the late acclaimed photographer Jacques Lowe, and that fortuitous meeting would change my life forever. Lowe taught me the two greatest lessons in being a competent photographer--to understand light and to know a moment when it was happening and how to capture it on film. In our friendship, I watched Jacques in action, and learned. But it wasn’t conscious. You see, I was a journalist. Never did it occur to me that the visual world would be even more compelling than writing about it. When I took pictures it was simply to add graphic support to my articles. Never once did I think of my images as a work of art. But that would change.
It wasn’t until close to the end of Jacques’ life that an epiphany occured for me. In 1999, I had spent one month in China and the photos I brought back were proof that this trip contained some of the most visceral experiences I’d ever had. One day after the trip I decided to visit Jacques at his loft in SoHo and to show him the photos I had taken. My goal was for each image to capture the human condition. Life in motion, and emotion, too, I discovered based upon the unexpected response I got from Jacques. Jacques was so amazed and impressed that he insisted I have a show. Sadly, at the time, I did not know that Jacques was in the early stages of prostate cancer. It would eventually spread to his bones and kill him. In May of 2001, Jacques passed on. But the gift he left me lives on. I look at the visual world in a completely spiritual way. To me, each photograph that captures a precious moment in each of our lives is a gift. It is a real-life documentation that enables us to cherish the past . . . and to look forward to the future.
The China That’s Passed Us By is journalist Jesse Nash's exhibition of faces, landscapes and real-life photography in China running from September 14th to 26th, 2009 at The National Arts Club.
The National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South New York, NY 10003 212.475.3424
Opening Reception Tuesday, September 22nd6:00-8:00pm
for more information contact Rachel L. Feldman at:
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