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January 28, 2015

THE FOXY MERKINS (81 min., 2013, Dir. Madeleine Olnek)


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28th, 6:30-8:30PM*

THE FOXY MERKINS (2013, 81 min., Dir: Madeleine Olnek)

Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even as she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets where they encounter bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, husky-voiced seductresses, mumbling erotic accessory salesmen and shopaholic swingers. Navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual needs of their “dates” brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two hookers, as fellow travelers who will share the road together but only for a while. Screening followed by discussion with Director Madeleine Olnek and Producer Laura Terruso.

Co-sponsor: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

*Please check back for location. Start time subject to change.

Start: January 28, 2015 6:30 pm
End: January 28, 2015 8:30 pm

February 9, 2015


The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies’ February film series featuring TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES!, CAIRO DRIVE, and ECUMENOPOLIS: City Without Limits

Start: February 9, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 9, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Kevorkian Center Screening Room
50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University

February 11, 2015


Discussion with co-editors ARLENE DAVILA (NYU) and YEIDY RIVERO (University of Michigan) with contributing authors JUAN GONZALEZ (Democracy Now), JILLIAN BAEZ (Staten Island University), and D. INES CASILLAS, (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Start: February 11, 2015 6:30 pm
End: February 11, 2015 6:30 pm

February 19, 2015

MY POINT OF VIEW: Disability and Filmmaking

Artist and filmmaker Jason DaSilva on the making of his feature documentary When I Walk and innovative AXS Map, a crowd-sourced tool for sharing reviews on wheelchair accessibility

Start: February 19, 2015 6:00 pm
End: February 19, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Media, Culture, and Communication
239 Greene Street, 8th Floor, United States
Cost: Free

February 26, 2015

INNOVATIONS IN MEDIA ANTHROPOLOGY: Community Media/Archives in Latin America

Featured talk by Erica Wortham, author of Indigenous Media in Mexico: Culture, Community, and the State (2013, Duke University Press)

Start: February 26, 2015 5:00 pm
End: February 26, 2015 7:00 pm

March 2, 2015

WHOSE STORY IS IT? Perspectives in/on Documentary Storytelling

Award winning filmmakers, alumni of NYU’s diverse documentary initiatives in the Program in Culture & Media and Journalism (GSAS); Film & TV and Open Arts (Tisch School of the Arts) discuss how these distinctive documentary approaches shape their work.

Start: March 2, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 2, 2015 8:00 pm

March 5, 2015


Screening of the feature film, MOSQUITA Y MARI (2012, 85min., Dir: Aurora Guerrero) followed by a discussion with the filmmaker

Start: March 5, 2015 6:00 pm
End: March 5, 2015 8:00 pm

March 12, 2015

THE SITUATION OF THE GRAVITY: Ontologies of Terrestrialism and Social Theory Off-Planet

Lecture by DAVID VALENTINE (Anthropology, University of Minnesota)

Start: March 12, 2015 5:00 pm
End: March 12, 2015 6:30 pm

March 13, 2015

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival @ NYU

Screening/Discussion of RIDING MY WAY BACK (2014, 29 min., Dirs: Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum) and ON BEAUTY (2014, 30 min., Dir: Joanna Rudnick)

Start: March 13, 2015 2:00 pm
End: March 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: NYU Medical Center
Alumni Hall A, 550 1st Avenue, NY, United States

March 26, 2015

INCORPORATIONS: Capitalism and Collectivity

Lecture by MATTHEW HULL (Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Start: March 26, 2015 5:00 pm
End: March 26, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Kimball Hall Lounge
246 Greene Street
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