Cinema / Theater

The 10th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival is New York's longest running solo performance festival. From May 23rd –June 2nd, terraNOVA Collective presents ten of the country's best solo performers in a multi-venue festival over three weeks. terraNOVA is an ever-expanding collective of artists devoted to nurturing distinct and innovative theatrical voices. They are dedicated to cultivating environments where the art of storytelling thrives, and actively seek stages for the new theatre we develop.

John Silverman & 4th Dimension Productions invite you to a one-time only free screening event of their upcoming feature documentary film, The Anonymous People on Sunday, April 28th. The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.

Since its founding in 2003, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) has gained a reputation as an important showcase that provides a platform for the exposure of up-and-coming and internationally-renowned filmmakers, thus contributing to a greater understanding of Bosnia and Herzegovina, its diverse culture and complex history. The 10th annual Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (BHFF) will take place May 9-11.

Fusing virtuosic object manipulation, sweeping cinematic storytelling, and a hypnotic score SeXcurity, opening on April 23rd, is a provocative investigation into the conundrum of identity. New York City screenwriter Daniel can't stand the sight of himself. He hasn't written in months, his boyfriend might return to Germany because of visa problems, and spending hours online researching bareback sex for his film is getting him nowhere. To help out with his boyfriend's visa fees Daniel takes a job with his family's Israeli security company in New Jersey, where he is forced to confront his father's stifling stories about Jewish survival.

Another Life, playing through April 21st, puts the roller-coast ride of this past decade on the stage—from the attacks of 9/11, to the brutalities of our torture programs, and the economic crash of 2008. The play, written in a fast-paced lyric language by Karen Malpede, is based on research, interviews, testimonies, the words of torturers and tortured, and has been widely praised by experts in the field of human rights, for its inventiveness, power and ability to create empathy.

A mash -up of theatrical drama/live concert/multimedia video, What I'm Failing To Learn, opening on May15th, takes us on a walking tour through the unpredictable streets of NYC and through the even more unpredictable mind of a young teenager.

This is a musical for people soon applying to college and for adults trying to live through it, in other words, for audiences aged 13 to 93. The show runs from April 11th to April 28th, and sports 17 original numbers written by the team of William Electric Black and Gary Schreiner, both Emmy-winners.  No grown up wants their child to skip college to become the next Idol-like celebrity. But what would you say to your teenage daughter when she announces, "I got a 1200 on my SAT's. That makes my safety school Fairway! So I hafta get to the American Star tryouts."

Johnny O'Callaghan's Who's Your Daddy? is the uplifting and funny true story of his adoption of a Ugandan orphan. No one expected the single, gay, out-of-work actor to ever become a father – but a documentary shoot in Africa turns into an odyssey of the heart. Previews set to begin April 17th, prior to an official press opening Tuesday, April 23rd.

The hit solo play has announced a sixth extension through April 30th, after more rave reviews and a host of awards. The show takes audiences on an often harrowing, often hilarious autobiographical journey from boyhood to adulthood, when Rimalower dealt with the difficult relationship with his out gay father by finding solace in the recordings and shows of Patti LuPone. 

Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this witty musical beginning on March 23rd, reinvents the meaning of fairytale, lampooning childhood fables and wreaking havoc on the all too familiar phrases “Once upon a time…” and “Happily ever after.”

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