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Billy Leroy (of Antiques Fame) Stars in ‘Bourek,’ Now Playing at Cinema Village

Posted April 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

​Billy Leroy is not dead, okay? He’s just not on the Bowery anymore. Billy Leroy, whose eponymous antiques business folded five years ago, has taken on acting. The current Baggage Battles star is a leading man in the new movie, Bourek. It’s an independent romantic comedy filmed predominantly in Greece, and now playing on the big […]

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Streit’s Documentary is a Smash, Extended 2 More Weeks at Film Forum

Last modified April 29, 2016 at 7:25 am

The numbers are in, and the critically acclaimed documentary about Streit’s Matzo was a home run. In its short one-week residency at the Film Forum, intended to coincide with Passover, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream surpassed expectations. It became the highest grossing film at the movie house this past week. Due to the success, daily […]

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‘Famous Nathan’ Bringing Taste of Coney Island to City Lore Gallery Tomorrow

Posted April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Get your hot dogs here! City Lore has added some more Coney Island programming to its lineup.  This time, the advocates for grassroots cultures are presenting a screening of the 2014 documentary Famous Nathan. Directed by famous Nathan’s grandson, Lloyd Handwerker, the film chronicles both the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery, Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island. It […]

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On its Final Night, Streit’s Doc Aims for Added Screenings Across the City

Posted April 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm

It seems the new documentary, Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream, really struck a chord with local audiences. On the last day of its run at the Film Forum, filmmaker Michael Levine tells us that it’s been a great success. The screenings were all full. “Shows have been packed the last few days, which was […]

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Lower East Side Film Festival Snags Ethan Hawke as Celebrity Judge

Posted April 26, 2016 at 9:26 am

​One of its bigger celebrity get in recent years, the Lower East Side Film Festival announced last week that Ethan Hawke is aboard the judge panel this spring. This sixth outing runs June 9 through June 16 at several neighborhood venues, including the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Hotel Indigo, and the new Ludlow House. As in […]

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See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones. As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced […]

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LES Love Story ‘It Happened in Havana’ Makes TV Debut Tomorrow [INTERVIEW]

Posted April 13, 2016 at 10:26 am

Here’s one you won’t want to miss. A little over a year ago, Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story  premiered at Dixon Place on the Chrystie Street. Now it’s headed to public television for all to enjoy. To recap: the love story focuses on an elderly Jewish couple (Schiller’s parents, to be […]

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Pop Karma on Orchard Street Shills for Time Warner Cable Business Class

Posted April 8, 2016 at 10:01 am

Time Warner Cable, that evil utility that city dwellers love to loathe, is filming a commercial on Orchard Street today. For the second day in a row, producers are shooting scenes inside four-year-old popcorn specialty shop Pop Karma to shill for the “Business Class” package from TWC. Like the others before it, the Pop Karma version of the […]

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Even TV Shows Like ‘Blue Bloods’ Prefer Pre-Cemusa Newsstands

Posted April 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

Since its debut five years ago, popular CBS series Blue Bloods has made a habit of filming on the streets of the Lower East Side. Locals have become accustomed to constant film shoots (and Donnie Wahlberg) each season. Today and tomorrow, you can expect production activities quartered on Monroe Street between Pike and Market. For the shoot, […]

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‘Limitless’ TV Sequel to Bradley Cooper Movie is Filming on East Broadway Today and Tomorrow

Posted March 31, 2016 at 10:23 am

Freshman CBS “dramedy” series, Limitless, returns to the Lower East Side for back-to-back days of filming activities. Signs map out the stretch of East Broadway between Rutgers and Pike Streets for the shoot. It’ll be happening today and tomorrow. Limitless premiered on CBS back in September, focusing on a man (Jake McDorman) who discovers a brain-enhancing drug that provides […]

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