Day: April 29, 2015

Artscene Newsletter: MoMA Films

April 29, 2015 Hello again. Just a short and brief look at what films are being played over at MoMA. MoMA FILM   from the website: MoMA Presents: Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky / May 3-9 This is a weeklong run of MoMA’s recently struck 35mm print of Mikey and Nicky, the third of Elaine May’s brilliant contributions to 1970s American cinema, after A New Leaf and The Heartbreak Kid. (Ishtar, from 1987, also has its fierce partisans.) In this noir chamber piece, set over a long, tense night in some of the speedier redoubts of Philadelphia, a jittery John Cassavetes becomes convinced that a local mobster has put a price on his head. As he looks to childhood friend and small-time crook Peter Falk for salvation, old wounds and new treacheries arise. Japan Speaks Out! Japanese Talkies / May 6-20 “During the early years of the Showa period (1926–1989), while Japan’s silent cinema reached new artistic heights, Japanese filmmakers took the first steps towards sound film. Whereas in the West the transition to sound was …

Artscene Newsletter: How to Become a Member of AWP

April 29, 2015 Hello! Time for more artscene today.  Good stuff to share with you, so much so, that each will have their own post. First, how do you become a member of the Association of Writers and Writing Program and what are the benefits?   ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS (AWP) AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers at all stages of their careers. Since 1967, we have sought to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. AWP MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS A subscription to the Writer’s Chronicle, free digital reader apps, and access to our archive of past issues online. Access to our online Job List, highlighting job and fellowship opportunities for writers across the country. Access to the Writer’s Calendar, so you can explore writing conferences, grants, awards, and opportunities for publication. Access to our career advice and reports on the academic job market. A personalized profile in our online Directory …