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Tuesday, October 20
 

7:00pm

Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970
Dir. Murray Lerner
This film features interviews with musicians Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson and Judy Collins, as well as a look at the sometimes hostile and profound atmosphere of the weekend-long festival. Experience the energy and magic of the 1970 Isle of Wight music festival through a true legend - Leonard Cohen. Q&A with singer Judy Collins and Academy Award-winning director Murray Lerner following screening. Complimentary drinks and admission to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex.

Tuesday October 20, 2009 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Annex (76 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012)

7:30pm

The Perfect Age Of Rock 'n' Roll
Dir. Scott Rosenbaum
A pair of longtime friends channel their talent and passion for music into a cross-country road trip. The reunion forces them to recall youthful ambitions and re-visit the choices they've made. Accompanied by a raucous crew of musicians, they set off on a cathartic journey along Route 66. Q&A following screening.

Tuesday October 20, 2009 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

2:00pm

Speaking In Code
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Dir. Amy Grill
A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it's a vérité glimpse into today's world of techno from Boston to Berlin. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

4:00pm

D-Tour
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Dir. Jim Granato
Pat Sturgeon's dedication to his band, Rogue Wave is put to the test as he searches for an organ donor for his failed kidney, performs dialysis daily, and tours with his band. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

6:00pm

Girls On The Wall
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Dir. Heather Ross
What happens when a group of incarcerated teenage girls get a chance for redemption... via a musical? Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

7:00pm

The Men Who Stare At Goats
Dir. Grant Heslov
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey. Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

7:15pm

Bananas!*
Dir. Frederick Gertten
Juan 'Accidentes' Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a groundbreaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility. Can he beat the giant, or will the corporation get away with it? Q&A following screening

Wednesday October 21, 2009 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:15pm

My Movie Girl
Dir. Adam Bronstein
Everything Adam knows about love, he learned from the movies. When longtime crush, Kate, realizes that Adam has mistaken their one drunken night together as the greatest love story ever told, she makes it painfully clear that love is out of the question. Heartbroken, Adam becomes consumed with recreating the most romantic night of his life on film. Q&A following screening.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:15pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

From Wood To Singing Guitar
Dir. Shawn Lind
This film follows master luthier Wayne Henderson as he uses his intuitive instinct for finding the unique voice in each guitar he makes.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

I Am A Man: From Memphis, A Lesson In Life
Dir. Jonathon Epstein
Members of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike recount their stories of the painful, yet progressive civil rights demonstration.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

No Sana Hoy
Dir. Becky Corman
A journey to Havana where the filmmaker's grandmother, Saluna, once lived.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Water In The Boat
Dir. David Gutierrez Camps
This is a quietly poetic and uplifting portrait of a life in today's East Village.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Welcome To My Queer Bookstore
Dir. Larry Tung
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009, the bookstore has played a groundbreaking and critical role in Taiwan's LGBT movement.

Wednesday October 21, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)
 
Thursday, October 22
 

12:00pm

The Ballot or the Bullet
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Dir. Paul Biedrzycki
NYC rap group The A-Alikes speak with figures from music, entertainment and political worlds leading up to the 2008 presidential election, focusing on the relevance of Malcolm X's seminal 1964 speech. Q&A following screening

Thursday October 22, 2009 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

1:30pm

Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey
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Dir. Kathi von Koerber
This portrait of the Saharan nomadic tribe, the Tuareg of Mali, captures the colorful music and wisdom of their daily life. Q&A following screening

Thursday October 22, 2009 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

3:00pm

War Child
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Dir. Christian Karim Chrobog
A riveting testimonial of Sudanese child fighter turned hip-hop activist. Q&A with Emmanuel Jal following screening.

Thursday October 22, 2009 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

7:00pm

Dear Lemon Lima
Dir. Suzi Yoonessi
As sweet and colorful as a snow cone, this auspicious first feature follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she discovers her Yup'ik heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to compete in her school's Snowstorm Survivor competition.

Thursday October 22, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

7:15pm

The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch
Dir. The Terror Twins
A "shockumentary"

Thursday October 22, 2009 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:15pm

Kid Creole and My Coconuts
Dir. Adriana Kaegi
A delightful, danceable and unflinchingly honest documentary memoir chronicling Adriana Kaegi's adventures as Mama Coconut - co-founder of the 1980s multicultural tropical funk machine called Kid Creole and the Coconuts. From jamming in scrappy downtown New York underground dives to performing for American Presidents and Lady Diana, Kid Creole and the Coconuts were ahead of their time. Q&A following screening

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:15pm - 11:15pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:15pm

Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Is Full
Dir. Geoffray Barbier
When a gang of suburban teens stumbled across a bunch of abandoned instruments and formed The Fleshtones, little did they know that 30 years later they would still be rocking and struggling to pay the bills.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:15pm - 11:15pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Cuba 1961: A Love Story
Dir. Anthony Pombo
In the early years of the Castro Regime, an idealistic poet is betrayed by his best friend, ripped away from his wife and must confront his prosecutors.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Lightheaded
Dir. Mike Dacko
This beautifully rendered animated film takes us on an epic magical journey in a mere five minutes, a journey that begins when an explosive comet crashes to the surface of a candle planet and ignites a rhythmic flame.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Live Music
Dir. Yair Landau
About the creation of a virtual studio on Facebook and an open invitation to artists around the world to collaborate on an animated short film.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Out Of The Darkness
Dir. Jessica Andres
Tragedy sends a troubled street teen on a dark odyssey from madness to sanity.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Passing Fancy
Dir. Wei-Hsin Yang
Assured and restrained, this film is set in a secluded Japanese country house, where a traveling young couple stumbles into to a lonely man's yard sale.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

Windows Vista: Predator Edition
Dir. Paul Kamuf
Dial tones, war zones and predator drones. A witty cautionary tale for our times.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

9:30pm

With Anchovies, Without Mamma
Dir. Tom Justino
An anchovy finds its way onto a pizza, with unexpected consequences.

Thursday October 22, 2009 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)
 
Friday, October 23
 

12:00pm

The Audition
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Dir. Susan Froemke
This film looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most diffiicult professions in the performing arts. A suspenseful competition narrative and revealing backstage look at what it takes to make it as an opera singer. Q&A following screening

Friday October 23, 2009 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

2:00pm

Average Community
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Dir. Fred Zara
Combining 1980s home-video footage with present-day interviews, Fred digs deep into the punk rock ethos that inspired the youth of 1980's small town America. Q&A following screeningRSVP here:

Friday October 23, 2009 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

4:00pm

Mellodrama
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Dir. Dianna Dilworth
Everything you ever wanted to know about the ingenious musical contraption known as the Mellotron, which changed the production and texture of popular music, from Strawberry Fields to Radiohead and Kanye West. Q&A following screening

Friday October 23, 2009 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

5:30pm

Searching For Elliott Smith
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Dir. Gil Reyes
After his suicide in 2003, Smith's peers understandably avoided the media. Granting very few print interviews and no on-camera interviews. Until now. Q&A following screening

Friday October 23, 2009 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Norwood Screening Room (241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011)

7:30pm

The Messenger
Dir. Oren Moverman
The Messenger stars Ben Foster as Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army officer who has just returned home from a tour in Iraq and is assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. Partnered with fellow officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson) to bear the bad news to the loved ones of fallen soldiers, Will faces the challenge of completing his mission while seeking to find comfort and healing back on the home front. When he finds himself drawn to Olivia (Samantha Morton), to whom he has just delivered the news of her husband's death, Will's emotional detachment begins to dissolve and the film reveals itself as a surprising, humorous, moving and very human portrait of grief, friendship and survival. Q&A with star Woody Harrelson and director Oren Moverman and other participants.RSVP is required to attend: www.going.com/cmj09themessenger

Friday October 23, 2009 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)

10:00pm

The Fourth Kind
Dir. Olatunde Osunsanmi
A fact-based thriller starring Milla Jovovich and Will Patton involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Friday October 23, 2009 10:00pm - 12:00am
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10019)