Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Enda Walsh

Just a few pix from yesterday’s post-film Q&As of Gabriel Byrne with director and writer Jim Sheridan (after a screening of their In the Name of the Father) and afterward, with writer Enda Walsh (after a screening of Hunger, for which he wrote the screenplay).  This is all part of the film festival at MoMA […]

Irish film festival opens at MoMA

  Starting tonight and continuing through June 3rd, the Museum of Modern Art here in aamchi NY is launching Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film, a festival curated by Ireland’s cultural ambassador and fellow New Yorker Gabriel Byrne, with the intention of examining how Irish identity has been presented on film.  (If you caught […]

Pete Hamill Reading Tabloid City

Pete Hamill ventured out from his beloved downtown Manhattan earlier this week, crossing the Hudson, on to the wilds of New Jersey to read from his latest novel, Tabloid City, at Bookends in Ridgewood.   (On the way there, somewhere around Secaucus I passed a wall that said “Osama/Obama – one down, one to go” which really took me […]

Farewell Outsourced

So the email-writing campaign did not achieve its objective and NBC has cancelled Outsourced, which was sad news to wake up to on a Saturday morning.  I watched every episode of the season and am sorry to see it go.  Ok, the writing may have been a bit uneven at times, but I chalked that […]

An entreaty to film celebs who tweet

This Monday just gone by, Firstpost, a new web portal was launched in India by Network 18 (who you will know from CNN-IBN, CNBC, MTV India and much more). As part of the Ideas section, the editors have asked a group of bloggers to join them and chime in a couple of times each month […]

NYIFF 2011 Off & Running

So the annual Indo-American Arts Council New York Indian Film Festival has started with a bang and some bling and the participation of filmi royalty. Last night, Rishi Kapoor and his lovely wife Neetu Singh Kapoor walked the red carpet at the Paris theater for the opening film of this year’s festival Do Dooni Char.  […]