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On My Radar: Free ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ Screening

On My Radar: Free 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' Screening

The Hunter Film & Media Guild (“The Guild”) present this screening:

Exit Through the Gift Shop

TONIGHT – Monday, November 1, 2010
Starting at 6:30PM in the Lang Recital Hall, HN 424

Free Admission – You don’t need to be a student to attend! (I emailed to confirm).

To get into the building you’ll need to get a Guest Pass from the Main Lobby in Hunter West (the SW corner of 68th Street and Lexington).

I’m so happy I stumbled across this! I am going to attend this screening as additional research for my multimedia project / doc on female graffiti artists around the world and their activism.

About Exit Through The Gift Shop
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as ‘the world’s first street art disaster movie’ the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.

On My Radar: Afro-Punk 2009


BAMcinematek and Toyota present

The 5th Annual Afro-punk Festival

featuring Film, Music, Art, Skateboarding and Independence

July 3 – 8 in Brooklyn, NY

Thanks to BFF, I’ve been going to AP shows since 2005. Last year I did a feature on the Afro-Punk festival and community for MTV News. It took six months to pull everything together and was a great learning experience.

Aside from the opportunity to interview inspiring musicians like Tamar-Kali and Janelle Monae, I was able to meet artists of all mediums and make several new friends.

Check out my news brief below and article, then feast your eyes on this year’s lineup.

Afro-Punk Festival 2009
Free and open to the public, Afro-Punk Festival 2009 will spotlight some of the most exciting young artists and bands from the US and abroad, presenting live music and films every night throughout the festival, along with several other key events including:

4th July
Pure Hell
Whole Wheat Bread
American Fangs
Game Rebellion
The Objex
Joya Bravo
& more

5th July
Living Colour
Earl Grey Hound
Tamar Kali
The London Souls
Apollo Heights
& more

6th July
Saul Williams
Janelle Monae
The Dallas Austin Experience
Elevator Fight
Chewing Pic’s
Peekaboo Theory
& more

The festival will once again feature an eclectic film program, co-curated by BAMcinématek with Matthew Morgan and James Spooner. Like last year, there will be a skate park and Afro-Punk Block Party with DIY vendors.

I’m dissapointed that this year’s festival won’t be national, but considering the economy it’s a blessing that this event will be happening again in the first place – and still free to the public!

– press release via Girlie Action

I’m Going: 4th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day

>>image via Dancing Weapon of Mass Destruction‘s flickr<<

4th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day
Saturday, May 9, 2008
Havemeyer St. (Grand St. & Metropolitan Ave.), Brooklyn

A street fair for your bicycle! Show off your ride and revel in the beauty of all types, styles, and genres of specialized, customized, and personalized bicycles.

CONTESTS throughout the day: Best in Show, Best Vintage, Best Hand-made, Best Chopper, Best Small Wheel (includes foldable bikes), Wheelies, BMX tricks, Track bike tricks, Heaviest Bike, Ugliest Bike, and more…

Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Organization: The City Reliquary Museum
Getting there: L, G train to Metropolitan Ave.; J, M, Z train to Marcy Ave.
Phone: 718-782-4842

This sounds amazing. I intend to watch kids pull sick tricks and to figure out what model I am going to get this month. It will be my first bike since I moved to NY in 2004, so it’s pretty exciting. I can’t wait to start doing midnight bike rides again!

You can read about an experience at last year’s Bicycle Fetish Day, with pics, on the CYCLING WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION blog.

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