Calendar Notes

February 13th PBS Documentary “Slavery By Another Name”

Registration is now open for our Spring

Creative Writing Courses for writers of all levels! 

Writing for Tweens and Teens:  A Workshop for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction with Marjeta Geerling

Mondays, February 13 – April 2, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction is a vibrant and ever expanding area of literature. According to an August 2011 New York Times article, juvenile fiction has grown 6.6% in the past three years, a good sign of the genre’s health given our current economy. Writing for tweens and teens is both rewarding and challenging because while closely related to adult fiction in structure, juvenile fiction comes with its own set of norms and considerations.

Stories That Sing:  Creative Non Fiction (Advanced) with Lydia Martin

Tuesdays, February 14 – April 3, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

In this course for advanced students, Martin will explore aspects of creative nonfiction and the use of literary and narrative techniques in factual storytelling. Truth indeed can be stranger, and more compelling, than fiction. But whether you’re writing an essay, a memoir, or newspaper and magazine stories, there can be more to telling it than telling it right.

The Next Level:  Revision Strategies for the Creative Writer with Nick Garnett

Wednesdays, February 15 – April 4, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

In this course, you’ll sharpen your writing skills as you work towards refining and polishing your project. You’ll review the basics: characterization, plot, setting, pacing, dialogue, point-of-view, theme, and voice. Then, you’ll apply these elements to your own work and get valuable feedback from the instructor and the rest of the class. You’ll come away from this course with the tools to make your prose more professional and more publishable.

Telling True Stories:  Making Other Peoples Voices (or Your Own) Be Heard with Lily Prellezo

Thursdays, February 16 – April 5, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

Geared towards the beginning writer, this workshop concentrates on telling true stories, of either the author’s own life or someone else’s. Writers will decipher the genres of nonfiction: memoir, biography, narrative nonfiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, personal essay, and most importantly, what constitutes a true story.

On the Basis of Character: A Fiction Workshop in Character Creation with David Beat

Thursdays, February 16 – April 5, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$170 (Current MDC faculty and credit students: $120)

We read stories and novels to enter into the characters’ lives and by doing so better understand and enrich our own lives. The creation of dynamic and believable characters is crucial to the success of any work of fiction.

Wave Hill Hosts Tea Temptations with Linda Villano, Feb 19

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Bronx, NY— Warm your body and soul in this workshop with tea connoisseur Linda Villano of SerendipiTea. Come discover a great variety of types and styles of tea from many different countries, experiencing the main categories of tea by seeing, touching, smelling and tasting. And you’ll learn about different steeping methods, including water temperature, ratios and timing. Participants receive tea samples and a complimentary copy of the book SerendipiTea: A Guide to the Varieties, Origins, and Rituals of Tea by Tomislav Podreka, co-founder of SerendipiTea

What:              Winter Tea Temptations

Date:               Sunday, February 19, 2012

Time:              2−3:30PM

Place:              Wave Hill at West 249 Street and Independence Avenue in the Bronx, New York

Registration:  Required. Visit www.wavehill.org, call 718.549.3200 x305 or stop by the Perkins Visitor Center on your next visit.

Fee:                 $20 Member/$30 Non-member. Fees include admission to the grounds.

Contact:          Mary Weitzman at 718.549.3200 x320 or maryw@wavehill.org

Martha Gellens at 718.549.3200 x232 or marthag@wavehill.org

A 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, Wave Hill’s mission is to celebrate the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserve its magnificent views, and to explore human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Hours:             

Open all year, TuesdaySunday and many major holidays: 9am4:30pm. Closes 5:30pm, April 15–October 14

Admission:

$8 adults, $4 students & seniors 65+, $2 children 618. Free Tuesday, Saturday until noon in February. Free to Members, children under 6

Directions:      Getting here is easy! Located only 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s free shuttle van transport you to and from our front gate and Metro-North’s Riverdale station, the W. 242 St. stop on the #1 subway line, and to and from our free offsite parking lot. Limited onsite parking is available for $8 per vehicle. Complete directions and shuttle bus schedule at www.wavehill.org.

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

President, Miami Dade College
The European-American
Chamber of Commerce New York
and
The European Bi-National
Chambers of Commerce in Miami

cordially invite you to a reception in honor of
Hon. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida
Head of the Delegation of the European Union
to the United States of America
where he will discuss
“The Euro: From Crisis to Recovery”
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m.

IDA’s all-day, back-to-back screenings of this year’s
Oscar® nominated documentary films.

See the films! Meet the filmmakers!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Writers Guild of America Theater
135 S. Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

DocuDay LA 2012 Screening Schedule 
Question and Answers session to follow screening when filmmaker is available.

9:00 AM

Incident in New Baghdad

Incident in New Baghdad
22 min.
James Spione

This provocative documentary examines one of the most notorious incidents of the Iraq War-the July 2007 slayings of two Reuters journalists and a number of unarmed civilians by U.S. attack helicopters. It is recounted in the testimony of an American infantryman whose life was profoundly changed by his experiences on the scene.
Website/Trailer

God is the Bigger Elvis

God is the Bigger Elvis
37 min. 
Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson

This documentary examines the life of actress Dolores Hart, best known for her roles opposite Elvis Presley and the teen romance Where the Boys Are, who decided to leave Hollywood and become a Benedictine nun in 1963.

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
39 min.
Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

Survivors in the area hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. This film is a visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing process of Japan’s most beloved flower.
Website/Trailer

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*****


11:30 AM

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
121 minutes
Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky

This documentary chronicles the 18-year odyssey of three teens incarcerated for a horrifying crime they maintain they did not commit. In the latest installment of this acclaimed documentary film series, facts are reexamined, new evidence is revealed, and new suspects are scrutinized. This film celebrates cinema’s power to affect social change.
Website/Trailer

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*****


2:15 PM

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
105 min.
Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman

The remarkable story of the groups’s rise and fall told through the transformation of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF.
Website/Trailer

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*****


4:15 PM

Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again
98 min.
Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner

From his embed with US Marines in Afghanistan, Dennis reveals the devastating impact a Taliban bullet has on the life of Sergeant Nathan Harris. The film transitions from war to one man’s struggle at home, where Harris confronts the difficulties of re-adjusting to civilian life with his wife’s support.
Website/Trailer

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*****


6:15 PM

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement

The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
26 min.
Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin

Mr. James Armstrong is a rank-and-file “Foot Soldier” and a proud proprietor of Armstrong’s Barbershop, a cultural and political hub in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1955. On the eve of the election of the first African-American president, Mr. Armstrong sees his unimaginable dream come true.
Website/Trailer

Saving Face

Saving Face
40 min.
Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Every year hundreds of people, mostly women, are attacked with acid in Pakistan. This film follows several of these survivors, their fight for justice, and a London-based reconstructive surgeon who has returned to his homeland of Pakistan to help them restore their faces and their lives.
Website/Trailer

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*****


8 PM

PINA

PINA
106 min.
Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel

PINA is feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique art of the great German choreographer who died in 2009. Wenders takes the audience on a sensual journey of discovery into a new dimension: straight onto the stage with the legendary ensemble.
Website/Trailer

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*****


10:30 PM

Undefeated

Undefeated
106 min.
T.J. Martin, Dan Lindsay, and Rich Middlemas

Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history. This coming-of-age documentary provides audiences an intimate view of underprivileged teens and their inspirational coach attempting to make history.
Website/Trailer

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*****

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