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May 2014

By Brooklyn Heights Office | on May 10,2014 at 12:38PM

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
May 7-11, 2014
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door.!tickets/c1z09

The AoBFF is the only independent, international film festival built entirely around Brooklyn, a local independent scene with global influence. The festival focuses on Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films and filmmakers and screens work from all over the world whose creators live, work in, or are inspired by Brooklyn's indie film scene.

Schedule for Sat., May 10th:

VENUE: Founders Hall at St. Francis College, 33 Remsen St., Brooklyn Hts

WHITE ALLIGATOR  2:00 p.m. (Reception at 1:30 p.m.)
Comedy, 92 min. Produced by Viviana Leo and Stuart Luth

CROTTY'S KIDS  4:30 p.m.  (Reception at 3:30 p.m.)
Documentary, 83 min. Directed by James Crotty

INTERNATIONAL DOC BLOCK  7:00 p.m. (Reception at 6:00 p.m.)
     HERD IN ICELAND Directed by Lindsay Blatt
     JUST PASSING THROUGH Directed by Thomas Hyland & Sean Fennessy
     INDIA: A TOURIST’S VIEW Directed by Joanna Belbey
     RAINY SEASON Directed by Joan Widdifield
     HOW GREAT IT WAS (Mooi Geweest) Directed by Ilja Willems

The Dark Side 10:30 p.m.  (Reception at 9:30 p.m.)
     CHASSEUR Directed by Christopher Soren Kelly
     INDIGO Directed by John Hawthorne Smith

VENUE: brooklynONE, St. John's Parish Hall 461 99th Street  Bay Ridge
CONEY ISLAND DREAMS FOR SALE  8:00 p.m. (Reception at 7:00 p.m.)
Directed by Alessandra Giordano

THE DARK SIDE 2 10:15 p.m.  (Reception at 9:30 p.m.)
     ONE PLEASE Directed by Jesse Burks
     BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Directed by Nick Sicurella

Schedule for Sun., May 11th:

VENUE: Founders Hall at St. Francis College, 33 Remsen St., Brooklyn Hts
BEYOND THE WALLS  3:00 p.m. (Reception at 2:00 p.m.)
Documentary, 92 min. USA, Directed by Gayle Embrey
LEMON  5:00 p.m. (Reception at 4:00 p.m.)
Documentary, 82 min. USA, Directed by Laura Brownson & Beth Levison

Spring Group Art Show
April 26- June 1, 2014  Sats., Suns., Noon – 6:00 p.m.
FREE! (Donations suggested)

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Annual Spring Group Exhibit
499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

For 35 years, BWAC has been exhibiting the artwork of local Brooklyn artists. Four annual indoor exhibits and an outdoor sculpture show present a wide variety of contemporary visual arts from the traditional to the experimental cutting edge. Two shows are national competitions juried from submissions from all over the USA; two are open to all local artists and one is a hybrid of both styles. BWAC recruits prestigious independent jurors to assure quality and impartial selections.
BWAC's 25,000-square-foot gallery is in a Civil War-era warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront. The vista of New York Harbor, spanning the Statue of Liberty to the Verrazano Bridge is one of the best in the city. Our 18,000 annual visitors also enjoy the nearby restaurants, bars, IKEA, and Fairway Market. With every medium and style of artwork represented, as well as the UnPlugged in Red Hook free weekly music performances and Saturday afternoon Screening Room programs, BWAC’s shows are as spectacular as the setting.
Should/Can't    Shannon Finnegan
April 19 – May 11  Thursday-Saturday, 1:00-7:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.-...

The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen St.  Boerum Hill

EXHIBITION – We all have things we can’t do, but wish we could. We are all constantly failing to be our perfect selves. For her project at the Invisible Dog, artist Shannon Finnegan asked people to identify things they can’t do through an anonymous online form. By pairing each “I can’t” sentence with a matching “I should” sentence, Finnegan points to the way these two feelings interact and lead to one another. For instance, the anonymous submission “I can’t focus” is paired with “I should focus.”
In the Glass House, Finnegan will create an installation that uses these phrases to illustrate attempts at self-improvement. She will hand-paint text directly onto the windows and show a new series of drawings created especially for this exhibition.
Also 'til May 11: The International Weird Collage Show and It's Later Than You Think, Max Premo
Every Monday Night
Bring Out Your Vinyl

7pm to 2am

The Saint Catherine
 660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217, Crown Heights
There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.
Every Tuesday Night
8:00 p.m.

A Weekly Stand-up Comedy Show

The People's Republic of Brooklyn
247 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens

Every Tuesday at 8 pm, Tim Ellis and Mo Fathelbab host Manifesto! -- a comedy uprising in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. They bring a lineup of the best comedians in NYC and beyond to The People's Republic of Brooklyn -- a current hotbed of comic dissent. The revolution will be hilarious...and FREE!
The Tues, April 22nd lineup features these amazing performers*:
Claudia Cogan, Dion Flynn, Sam Grittner, Matt Koff, and more great comedians TBA
And stop by early to catch or to be a part of the free open mic THIS IS HAPPENING, hosted by Dustin Drury! The weekly mic starts at 6:30 pm (sign-up at 6).
*Lineup is subject to change
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.