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Agenda Cultural: 6 August, 2021

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By Roger Costa

@New York Asian Film Festival

The most important and largest showcase for contemporary Asian cinema in America, the 20th New York Asian Film Festival kicks off today with in-person screenings held at both SVA Theater and Film At Lincoln Center, and also available nationwide thru its Virtual Cinema portal. The Opening Night Selection is the action packed thriller “Escape from Mogadishu”. The film stars Kim Yoon-seok and is based in real facts set during the Somali Civil War. NYAFF 2021 features a varied selection of smart gems and genres, produced all over Asia, representing countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and others. For the first time, the Festival will screen American productions with focus on the Asian community and culture, including the much awaited crime thriller “Snakeheads” about an immigrant navigating the crime world in NYC’s Chinatown. Parallel events, such as filmmakers’ talks and a special Outdoor Screening will also provide the brilliance of Asian cinema. INFO: www.nyaff.org

@Governors Island

How about checking the sunset at the Island or catch an Outdoor Movie Screening this weekend? The Island is open until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and Film At Lincoln Center and Rooftop Films will host a special screening of Spike Lee’s revered “Mo’ Better Blues” tonight from 6pm-11pm.  On Saturday there will be a Special Run NYCRUNS 5K & 10K open for everybody who registers. If running is not your thing, you might want to check out the Local Museum, or take a nice walk. The MP Dinner Series is also available, making it a great, accessible and easy-access getaway from the city noise. On August 14th and 15th it is time for the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party (Photo), featuring a festival of nostalgic music, fashion and style. INFO: www.govisland.com

@MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, has extended hours on Saturdays until 7pm through Summer, welcoming visitors to experience amusing galleries, exhibitions and film screenings in the Garden, in the Theaters and also Virtually. By popular demand, the Museum also extended the landmark exhibition “Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start”, through January 2022.  In addition to Calder, this summer’s world-class exhibitions include Cézanne Drawing (through September 25), Automania  (photo), and Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography, 1946–1964 (through September 26). In the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio, Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality  will be on view starting August 21. In the Roy and Niuta Titus and Morita galleries, Neelon Crawford: Filmmaker  is on view now thru spring 2022. The film department will host a special celebration marking the 20th anniversary of Cinema Tropical, the most important voice for showcasing Latin Cinema in America, starting August 26th. INFO: www.moma.org


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