my mysterious mysteries
Nov. 17th -- PLAY OFFS

http://www.playoffsnyc.org/playoffs.htm -- Nov. 17th it seems I have a play to slam at the Bowery Poetry Club. "War Pestilance Famine". I've never been slamming and whilst it sounds sports oriented I'm sure no one will get hurt. I've yet to meet the cast (as asigned by production), curtains up in just about 2 weeks so we're in for some kind of ride. I have some dark & dancy ideas for staging. Should feel explosive. Tingling. A DJ's aspinning spins, Come dance with me




http://www.playoffsnyc.org/playoffs.htm

sept/oct -- aluminum babe on tour

My friend darren has a band touring the UK, check out some sounds at their site & oh baby baby they have a babe of a singer and have been compared to Blondie, yea they rock. Check it & get down.

BURN UR MONEY AND DANCE TOUR of The UK WITH From Mars
Thu 22/sep/2005 Mars Bar Worcester (England)

Frid 23/sep/2005 WA 1 Warrington (England) - with The Popes

Sat 24/sep/2005 Tynemouth Cricket Club Tynemouth (England)

Sun 25/sep/2005 Lippa University Liverpool (England)

Mon 26/sep/2005 Meze Lounge Newport (Wales)

Tue 27/sep/2005 TBA

Wed 28/sep/2005 BBC radio 1 session with Huw Stephens

Thu 29/sep/2005 The Junction York (England)

Frid 30/sep/2005 Soundhouse Glasgow (Scotland)

Sat 01/oct/2005 The Moorings Aberdeen (Scotland)

Sun 02/oct/2005 Whistle Binkies, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Mon 03/oct/2005 The Cooperage Newcastle (England)

Tue 04/oct/2005 The Brick Yard Carlisle (England)

Wed 05/oct/2005 Gilberts Bar, Wolverhampton (England)

Thu 06/oct/2005 The Cellar Oxford (England)

Frid 07/oct/2005 The Water Rats London (England)

Sat 08/oct/2005 The 21 Southstreet Reading (England) - with Desdemona

www.aluminumbabe.com

Sat. August 13th 2005 -- Judith Melina of The Living Theatre
Woodstock


sunday 4/24/05 7pm -- late watch in CA
newport beach, ca.


http://newportbeachfilmfest.com/

MAY 2004 -- LATE WATCH at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

See me play Janet the bi-polar psychic superfreak in Henry Miller's LATE WATCH. Staring the gorgeous and talented Stephen Daniels with an ensemble of twenty odd characters. Catch the films premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival:
UA10 7:45 pm Tuesday, May 4
UA01 3:45 pm Thursday, May 6
UA07 8:00 pm Friday, May 7

United Artists Battery Park Theater 11 (UA)
102 North End Avenue (at Vesey Street)

www.latewatch.com

December 8th -- David Cripton's A DAY AT THE RACES

See this wild and off beat short A DAY AT THE RACES, by David Cripton, starring Gerry DellaSalla and John Debenadeto and myself.

AT Red Room, above the Kraine Theater, 75 E. 4th street at 7:30pm

Friday, November 14th 2003 -- See Sweet Life in New York International Film and Video Festival

"The Sweet Life" will be screening at
the NY International Independent Film
& Video Festival, Friday November 14th,
at 8:10 PM, at the Village East Cinema,
located at 181 2nd Ave. at 12th Street.

To purchase tickets specifically for
the "Sweet Life" screening, click
on the link below:

http://ticketweb.com/user/?region=nyc&query=detail&event=466795

You can also order tickets by phone:

1-866-468-7619

U.S.$10.00 - GENERAL ADMISSION

To go to the festival's web site, click
on the link below:

http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/

NY Int. Independent Film & Video Festival

"THE SWEET LIFE"
Sweet Life
at Village East Cinemas
181 Second Ave. at 12th Street

Friday, November 14 at 8:10 PM




http://www.nyfilmvideo.com/

September 17-21, 2003 -- Woodstock Film Festival

see "Drive" at the Woodstock Film Festival as part of the shorts program, "Tension Please."

http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/2003_schedule/shorts.tension_2003.htm

Screening at the Woodstock Community Center in Woodstock, Friday 9/21, 3:15pm - $8

and at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, Sunday 9/19, 11:00am - $8



www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

July 12th 2003 -- Long Island Film Expo Screening of

SWEET LIFE
Date: 07/12/2003
Location: Malverne Cinema 4
Showtime: 7:00PM
Running Time: 87 minutes
Format: Beta SP

Film Description: Manhattan meets The Brothers McMullen in this bitterly funny tale of two brothers—one shy and insecure, the other a gregarious cad—vying for the affection of a tough and sexy bartender who harbors a secret ambition only one of them understands. A romantic comedy for people who hate romantic comedies. Company: Sweet Life Productions, LLC. From New York City, NY. Director: Rocco Simonelli. Producer: Roy Frumkes. Screenwriters: Rocco Simonelli and Roy Frumkes. This world premiere shot in 2001, partially in Great Neck, Long Island. Stars: Joan Jett (Rocky Horror Picture Show), James Lorinz (The King of New York), and Barbara Sicuranza (Margarita Happy Hour). Language, sexual content.


http://www.longislandfilm.com/schedule.cfm

May 24th -- See DRIVE

DRIVE screening at Theater for the New City as part of the Lower East Side Art Festival. Saturday May 24th at 2:30pm at TNC (2nd. & 10th St.) I'll be doing a Q&A after the screening. Hope to see you there.

www.theaterforthenewcity.net

2-2003 -- See The Sweet Life

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/03182003

Listen to director Rocco Simonelli give the sweet low down on shooting "The Sweet Life".


Also "Sweet Life" is going to be the opening
night screening at the Back East Picture Show (also
sometimes referred to as The Hoboken Film Festival)
in Hoboken this month -- Thursday April 24th, to be
exact, at 7 PM. Tickets for the
screening go for 8 bucks American. There's a
phone number to call -- 201-239-1101 -- or tickets
can be purchased on line at the links below.

www.backeastpictureshow.org

or

http://www.presaleticketing.com/customer/20030402085524/show_event/?event_id
=1536



www.thesweetlifemovie.com

-- ALBO IN SF

Mike Albo’s Spray runs September 9 - 15 at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy Street
between Mason & Taylor).

Tickets are $8. For information and reservations call 415-931-1094 or visit

Performances are Mon. Sept. 9 at 10pm,
Tues. Sept. 10 at 8:30pm,
Wed. Sept. 11 at 10pm,
Thurs. Sept. 12 at 8:30pm,
Sat. Sept. 14 at 1pm and
Sun. Sept. 15 at 11:30am.



NEW YORK’S HOTTEST SOLO PERFORMER MAKES SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT
MIKE ALBO in SPRAY
at The San Francisco Fringe Festival, Sept. 9 - 15

“a cross between Sandra Bernhard and David Sedaris” -- Entertainment Weekly

“Albo is something special: a hyperactive monologuist with a gift for
capturing the most mundane sound bites in modern conversation and juxtaposing them so that they signify in entirely new ways. Listening to him is like hearing our
entire culture all jumbled up and played back at 78 rpm.” -- New York Press

“Albo has turned out what are widely considered the best one-man shows in
town... his monologues have exemplified the most brilliant kind of navel-gazing,
incorporating spot-on cultural observations with a genuine desire to get
to the bottom of human psychology” -- Citysearch

“Blessed with a poet’s ear, a novelist’s eye and a speed freak’s tongue,
Mike Albo is downtown’s funniest, fastest-talking monologuist. Whether he’s stringing
together familiar phrases, revealing the idiocy underlying today’s conversation or
pouring out the strange and hopeless details of a personal love obsession,
his audiences explode with laughter.” -- Paper Magazine


On September 9th, acclaimed writer/performer Mike Albo makes his San
Francisco debut as part of the 2002 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Albo will
premiere Spray, a comic exploration of excess inspired by urban living. “I
mean where else do you get a billion ads and billboards barfed in your
face?,” asks Albo. “Consumerism is just everywhere; we’ve become a culture
of people swimming in a spray of voices and images selling us our lives.” Spray covers a litany of topics including the celebrity worshipping media, sinister pharmaceutical warning labels, undermining friends, dubious lovers, and self help robots, along with some of his signature dazzle dance stylings.

This “best of” show combines satiric monologues, rants, dances,, narratives and musings from Albo’s last three critically acclaimed productions: the eponymous Mike Albo,
Spray and Please Everything Burst.


Mike Albo’s Spray runs September 9 - 15 at EXIT Theatre (156 Eddy Street
between Mason & Taylor). Performances are Mon. Sept. 9 at 10pm, Tues. Sept.
10 at 8:30pm, Wed. Sept. 11 at 10pm, Thurs. Sept. 12 at 8:30pm, Sat. Sept. 14
at 1pm and Sun. Sept. 15 at 11:30am. Tickets are $8. For information and
reservations call 415-931-1094 or visit www.sffringe.org.

-- RENT OR OWN MHH

MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR

(Official Selection -- Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals)

Now Available on Video and DVD

Check your local video store
Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, Barnes and Noble, Amazon,Tower Records..




A film about hipsters, single mothers and the cycles of life.


Variety: "Barbara Sicuranza is a standout among the Happy Hour clique".

LA Times - Kevin Thomas *** "captures beautifully a period in a young artist's life when she's beginning to experience the full impact of the responsibilities of motherhood... a mature film grappling with immaturity... Chaiken also manages to make the film conversational without seeming talk... she has as sure an instinct for the succinct image and brisk pacing as she does for dialogue. Hutchins is as much a discovery as Chaiken, and both command attention in a natural, unpretentious manner... Fessenden captures well the contradictions and conflicting impulses of Max. Effective in all its aspects, 'Margarita Happy Hour' represents an auspicious feature debut."


NEW YORK TIMES - Dave Kehr ".. an evocative, accurate observation of a distinctive milieu... lively, convincing dialogue. "


Philadelphia Weekly- Katie Haegele "this terrific little picture is about the transition between two states of
being... Well paced and surprisingly complex ... Margarita Happy Hour captures perfectly the protracted

adolescence of hipster life."

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER -Arion Berger "one tough little movie... Chaiken uses a free-floating structure to nail her chosen milieu... The film's every detail is sharp and unclichéd... Ramos is extraordinary."

NEW YORK FREE PRESS - Matthew Zoller Seitz "...deserves to be seen... smart, heartfelt... explores a subculture I haven¹t seen represented before."


CHICAGO READER- Ted Shen "sharply and knowingly rendered"

NEWSDAY - John Anderson (3 STRS) "Smart, funny, knowing and well- acted... Altmanesque coordination of the various strands of dialogue generated during happy hour is brilliant... refreshingly honest and entertaining... plenty of humor... Fessenden does a terrific job... a terrific Holly Ramos... entirely engaging and true."

NEW YORK POST - Megan Turner (3 STRS) "Cheers to a truly authentic indie! ...assured feature debut... Hutchins is a bright new talent...."

TV GUIDE - Maitland McDonagh (3.5 STARS) "sharply observed- darkly comic drama- on target... a small, poignant gem!"

STAR LEDGER - Bob Campbell (3 Stars) "tough-tender independent drama bristles with life-sized survivalism... a gallery of characters worth caring about."




www.margaritahappyhour.com

monday july 22nd -- drive premiere

drive at the screening room, monday july 22nd

we are meeting at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm sharp Q&A follows at 7:30pm

funtime

aug. 2nd -- MHH

Heads up. MHH playing in philly starting August 2nd.

Roxy Theatre, Philadelphia, PA - 8/2/02
2023 Sansom St., just off Rittenhouse Square € 215.923.6699

Weds. July 10, 2002 -- DRIVE party at SPA

SPA next Weds.
July 10th (13th street off 4th ave,)
no cover, just say DRIVE at door (should be the lovely Ms. Viva there, see her outside, inside and on the big screen, yummy)
doors at 10pm, screening of trailer at 10:30. Party until...


Please spread info about "drive" at Spa far and wide, love to see lots of friendly
faces at dirty chic SPA hole. No problems at the door I promise, just dont wear fur or
faux, they're either too dumb or lazy to tell the difference grr.) Again, that July 10th, 2002 weds. Doors at 10pm screening trailer at 10:30


"drive"....its all fun and games until somebody dies.

Starring James Lorinz, J.Todd Howell, Joe Lane and Carter Jackson

with: Kelly Webb, Elenor Hutchins and Viva Kenevil

written and directed by Barbara Sicuranza
camera and original music by Chris Stein

Based on an idea by John Jacovina



Weds. July 10, 2002 -- DRIVE party at SPA

Doors at 10pm, be ther by 10:30 to see the movie trailer for DRIVE (written and directed by yours truely, Barbara Sicuranza), camera and music by Chris Stein. We'll have invites to the private screening in just a few weeks, so come one, come all, just say "Drive" at the door and dance on in. Remember kids, SPA has a strict anti-fur policy (even fake fur, sad but true). Ok, its true, I'm not much for the regular vibe at SPA, I'm not much of a velvet rope hanger myself, but the one and only Ms. Viva Kenevil has organized this event, she'll be at the door and promises a no hassle, good old time. Hope you can make it. If I'm repeating myself, it's because I really, really hope to see ya there.

June 12th 2002 -- MHH at BAM

Come to one (or all) of three screenings 4:30, 6:30, and 9:30 with the ever popular Q&A after the 6:30 show. Get your tickets early. Call moviefone for tix 777-film,(using title of movie option)or oneline at www.moviefone.com
or visit the box office:
30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn
take the 2 3 4 5 E Q to Atlantic Avenue or B N R to Pacific Street or G to Fulton Street or C to Lafayette Avenue. Hope to see you there.

http://www.filmnetworks.org/sb_m.htm

Monday May 20th-Tues. May 21st at 7pm -- Fairy Tale Project at the Looking Glass Theatre 422 W. 57th St. 7pm

This is a collection of 10-minute shorts. I'm going specifically to see the director Anna Catherine Rutledge’s piece featuring the lovely Susan Stewart. Ms. Rutledge has a darkish funny and campy style all her own. Sort of David Lynch, John Waters, and David Cronenberg all wrapped up in a delicious dripping ice-cream pop-culture spectacle. She's a long time friend, a beautiful soul with eyes that just make you melt, so go on and have a look. THIS SHOW IS FREE. As ah, it's true all the good things in life are. Call and reserve a seat, it’s an intimate theatre, and at zero cost who can resist.
212-307-9467

June 7th-June 22nd -- Thorton Wilder's "OUR TOWN"

This classic play marks Paul Newman's return to theatre, (after a 35 year absence) in the role of the beloved Narrator. The charming Carter Jackson (one of the stars of my movie DRIVE) shares the stage with this legendary great. Tickets go on sale May 28th at 10am. Reserve your ticket early, this is a HOT seat.


203-227-4177
www.westportplayhouse.org

Sundays March 31- May 5th at FEZ -- UNITARD 3 Starring, Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku

I just saw this show tonight and it is truly fabulous and not to be missed. Hurry now get a ticket, this is their last week at fez...(Sunday May 5th at 8pm) Reserve now...Next week they pop over to LA for a run thata way...west cxoast kiddies, you're in for a deliciouis trerat..ENJOY.
212-462-9077

sat. march. 30 -- blue bunnies abound

|Spring Singaling
|
|Songs and striptease for the season. Hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny.
|Featuring Carmen Mufungo, Ukulele Louie, Corn Mo, the Randy Brothers, Lady
|Finger, Tigger, Lady Ace, Lora Marie, Mel & Fannie Frye, the Koragious
|Kiplingers. Songs, boobies, games and prizes.
|
|The Slipper Room
|Orchard and Stanton
|11p; $6|NOTE: A heckuva line up for a night of variety and burlesque. Scotty the
|Blue Bunny is, of course, a consummate host and certainly one of the most
|bizarre (and most wonderful) performers in New York. You need the bunny right now. Go get some.

http://www.brooklyngirl.com/scotty.gif

Friday 3/29 -- MHH on the move

Friday 3/29
"MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR"
moves to

The Screening Room
www.thescreeningroom.com

54 Varick St. (1,9, A,C,E to Canal)
Showtimes: 2:40pm, 6:30pm, 10pm Daily

*Free party at Spa Friday 3/29 9pm-- Herrudura Tequila & Otter Creek Beer-See Below*
Spread the Word!


NEW YORK FREE PRESS - Matthew Zoller Seitz
"...deserves to be seen....it¹s a smart, heartfelt, well-photographed and excitingly designed film, with a standout performance by Larry Fessenden ....Director Ilya Chaiken explores a subculture I haven¹t seen represented before."

NEWSDAY - John Anderson
(3 STARS) "Smart, funny, knowing and well- acted... Altmanesque coordination of the various strands of dialogue generated during happy hour is brilliant... refreshingly honest and entertaining... plenty of humor... Hutchins gives a thoroughly convincing performance as Zelda... Fessenden does a terrific job of making Max both sympathetic and a rank reprobate... a terrific Holly Ramos... entirely engaging and true."

NEW YORK POST - Megan Turner
(3 STARS) "Cheers to a truly authentic indie! ...assured feature debut... a tough-love look at the lives of five hipster women... Hutchins is a bright new talent... a lively cast imbues Brooklyn's underground art scene with veracity and vitality... a joyful celebration of female friendship and an unusually honest look at newly responsible young women."

TV GUIDE - Maitland McDonagh
(3.5 STARS) "sharply observed- darkly comic drama- on target... Fessenden's Max is a complex tangle of contradictory impulses... a small, poignant gem!"

NEW YORK TIMES - Dave Kehr
"Chaiken's "Margarita Happy Hour" is an independent feature with sure sociological instincts... one substratum of New York society that has not previously been documented... an evocative, accurate observation of a distinctive milieu... lively, convincing dialogue.

VILLAGE VOICE - Jessica Winter
"Rich with gratifyingly nontoxic local color... a wry feature debut... Chaiken ably balances real-time rhythms with propulsive incident, just as she contrasts bland-storefront patches of Brooklyn with the busy Billburgian kitsch."



NEWARK STAR LEDGER - Bob Campbell

(3 Stars) "tough-tender independent drama bristles with life-sized survivalism.... art events that evoke a Fellini circus... Like the film that contains them, [the characters] have honed a wised-up humor... generates an unsentimental intimacy... a gallery of characters worth caring about."

CULTUREDOSE.COM - Rachel Gordon
(5 stars) "unique, engaging characters... an impressive feature debut... watching the characters on screen is enjoyably compellingŠ the side plots, characters, and issues are as well-rounded as the main them...each scene compliments the next... the audience for this film is universal."

An Official Selection
(Sundance) (Toronto) (LAFF) (Gen Art)

A film by Ilya Chaiken about hipsters, single moms and the cycles of life.
starring eleanor hutchins, larry fessenden, holly ramos, barbara sicuranza,
macha ross. amanda vogel, kristen dispaltro, will keenan
produced by michael ellenbogen and susan leber


www.margaritahappyhour.com

***Friday rsvpNYCity.com will be hosting a MHH party***
@ Spa--76 East 13th. (Broadway and 4th)
Free admission from 9-11. Just mention rsvpnycity.



www.thescreeningroom.com

Monday April First -- NYC 17th annual April Fool's Day Parade

ANNOUNCING:
|
|NEW YORK CITY'S 17th ANNUAL APRIL FOOLS' DAY PARADE
|
|"SLIP SLIDING CLOSER TO THE DRAINHOLE"
|
|The seventeenth annual April Fools' Day Coronation of the King of
|Fools will be marked by a parade down Fifth Avenue, from 59th Street
|to Washington Square Park, beginning at 12 noon, Monday, April 1st,
|2002.
|
|The New York April Fools' Day Parade Committee was formed in order to
|remedy a glaring omission in the long list of New York's annual
|ethnic and holiday parades. These events fail to recognize the
|importance of April 1st, the day designated to commemorate the
|perennial folly of mankind. In an attempt to bridge that gap and
|bring people back in touch with their inherent foolishness, the
|parade annually crowns a King of Fools from the parading look-alikes.
|Each year, the nominations are made by a select board under the
|auspices of the April Fools' Day Committee.
|
|The public is encouraged to participate, in or out of costume, with
|or without floats, and may join the procession at any point along the
|parade route. WARNING: This year's parade will feature many terrorist
|imposters. In light of challenging world events, a caution is hereby
|issued to all participants and viewers. Security will be especially
|tight and the parade's advance down Fifth Avenue will be much slower
|than usual. In addition, land mines placed along the parade route
|will add to the excitement and suspense. To enhance the mood, the
|parade will be videotaped by Fox TV for a new reality-based
|television series called "Surviving Reality."
|
|Leading the parade will be the U.S. Intelligence Float featuring
|Pentagon, CIA, FBI, NORAD, ATC, FAA agents and President George W.
|Bush scratching their heads (which are up their butts) as the World
|Trade Towers and the Pentagon burn. This will be followed by an
|Atlanta Airport Security Float featuring Michael Lasseter running
|down an up escalator; a U.S. Greenville Attack Sub Float featuring
|Captain Scott Waddle cruising for Japanese fishing boats; a U.S.
|Postal Service float with postal authorities handing out free
|antibiotics; a God's on My Side Float featuring Saddam Hussein and
|Yasir Arafat in the ring with Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as the
|almighty Allah takes on the almighty Dollah. Bringing up the rear of
|the parade will be Lizzie Grubman driving a Mercedes SUV in reverse
|attempting to mow down all bystanders.
|
|Marching impostors will include: Osama Bin Laden driving a yellow
|cab; President George W. Bush tossing pretzels to the crowd; Mayor
|Michael Bloomberg handing out dollar bills; Mark Green making
|complaints; Ariel Sharon shouting threats; shoebomber Richard C. Reid
|still trying to light his sneakers; and American Taliban John Walker
|trying to escape on a "Ginger" scooter.
|
|All floats, confetti, food concessions, and free gift certificates
|for the President's "Shop, Shop, Shop" Campaign are provided by the
|generous contributions of the Enron Corporation.
|
|To raise money for next year's parade, there will be a "Date a Creepy
|Celebrity" Auction. Prizes will include a date with Gary Condit, O.J.
|Simpson, Robert Blake, Mike Tyson, and Rudy Giuliani look-alikes.
|
|Public Relations for the parade this year is being handled by Donald
|Rumsfeld's Pentagon Propaganda Unit. Buddha sculpture fragments will
|be sold at the Taliban concession stand to raise money for their
|future efforts. At the end of the parade a fireworks display will be
|generously provided by Peruvian fireworks street vendors.
|
|The King or Queen of Fools will be chosen based on the loudest cheers
|of the crowd at Washington Square Park. The winner will reign through
|March 31st, 2003.
|
|For information contact: Joey Skaggs, Committee Chair, at 212-254-7878

--



MARCH 21st and 22nd -- COME TO A PARTY and SEE MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR

Spread the Word!
"MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR"
In Theaters
Friday March 22nd
CINEMA VILLAGE
22 East 12th St. btwn 5th & University
Showtimes: 1:35, 3:40, 5:45, 7:50, 10:10
Q & A with director after the 7:50 show on Fri, 3/22 and Sat, 3/23

***Come to our Pre-Opening Launch Party March 21st at Spa--see below***

official selection
(sundance) (toronto) (LAFF) (Gen Art)

A film by Ilya Chaiken
about hipsters, single moms and the cycle of life.
starring eleanor hutchins, larry fessenden, holly ramos,
barbara sicuranza, macha ross. amanda vogel, kristen dispaltro, will keenan
produced by michael ellenbogen and susan leber

www.margaritahappyhour.com



VARIETY - Dennis Harvey:
"...a surprisingly in-depth, wistful look at outgrowing a youth-only subcultures...MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR could parlay fest gigs and favorable word-of-mouth into deserved sleeper status." "Barbara Sicuranza is a standout among the happy hour clique".

INDIEWIRE ­ Anthony Kaufman:
"...the best film to come out of New York's East Village filmmaking community... Fessenden delivering a genuine performance... Eleanor Hutchins gives a complexity and beauty to the film's protagonist."

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS:
"...an entertainingly realistic, promising debut."

FILM FESTIVAL REPORTER ­ Rick Hamner: SUNDANCE 2001
"Most promising debut of the festival...Centered by a rigorously honest performance from Eleanor Hutchins...Chaiken gives us a fearlessly unsentimental look at the world around her."

LA WEEKLY - Hazel-Dawn Dumpert:
"...an elegiac tribute to the passage of womanhood from carefree self-rule to rigorous baby love."

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE - Rolf Gibbs: Fest Circuit - LAFF REVIEW
"... stood out as (one) of the fest's strongest films."

FILMCRITIC.COM - Jeremiah Kipp:
****"... a rarity in movies...A full world has been presented onscreen."



Come to Our Launch Party
Cinewomen NY and Film Festival Reporter Present
The Margarita Happy Hour Launch Party
Thursday March 21st 7-10pm
Spa, 76 E. 13th St.
Complimentary Drinks Provided by Otter Creek Brewing Company & Herrudura Tequila
$5 cover to benefit Cinewomen NY



www.margaritahappyhour.com

March 11th 2002 at 10 pm -- Got the Cable...Watch Chris and Debbie on Bravo's MUSICIANS

Turn on, tune in, zone out. If you gotta watch the idiot box make it count. Plan ahead and see Chris and Deb in top charmer form with a little rock interviewer man who looks like cartoon character "The Critic" voiced by John Levitz. They play a few lovely numbers joined by Paul Carbonara that sound great. Pretty funny and easy on the eye. Especially that Mr. Stein, damn I'm sweet on him.

www.blondie.net

Feb. 14th- March 10th -- Penny Arcade's New York Values

Let Penny and the Jon Bonet Memorial Dancers give it to you straight.
Brilliant insights and a real shared experience is what make's her work unique and challanging every night. You gotta go to be a part of it. While you're there, why not get up and dance? You are all invited.
"We're second's away from a 90's revival".

See New York Values PS 122
1st ave at 9th street 8pm

www.pennyarcade.com

opens february 15 at Film Forum -- GO WENDIGO

"a darkly beautiful, genuinely scary movie"-LA weekly

"Fessenden once again subverts the horror genre and the results are deeply unsettling."
-Paper magazine

A winter weekend retreat goes dreadfully wrong when an urban couple and their 8 year old encounter horrors in the woods, real and imagined.

http://www.glasseyepix.com/

feel like fighting? -- David Leslie wants you

Check out this site for information on performance artist and "impact addict" David Leslie and his latest Boxopera happening and challenger search.

www.boxopera3.com

December -- LOOK UP

There are two big
eclipses due this month, the first coming on December 14 (a solar eclipse) and the second on December 30 (a lunar full moon eclipse)--

November-December 2001 -- BINDLESTIFF CIRKUS

EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN...
But even if you hate clowns, you gotta experience this hot act...to see is to believe..."I'm a believer...I'm in love..."

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Update
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is back in New York City. On November 1, 2002
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and Autonomadic Bookmobile Roadshow completed its 2002 National Tour. This years tour consisted of 123 days on the road presenting 91 shows in 58 towns and cities and driving 29,353 miles. Bindlestiff is now actively involved in raising funds for its 2002 Cirkus productions.
There will be a few Bindlestiff appearances during Nov. and Dec., but you will have to wait until the 2002 Winter Cabaret season to see the whole show. Opening night is January 17, 2002.
Coming dates...

Nov 17., Saturday. 11 am. Part of American Vaudeville Family Series at the
New York Historical Society. Hosted by Trav S.D. Also featuring Howard
Fishman, Torkova
the magician, ragtime piano man Ben Model, the Succotash Sisters, harpist Daphne Helman Shih, Baggy Pants Comedian Andy Davis, and from the
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Philomena and Kinko. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
December 16. Sunday. Bindlestiff Family Winter Cabaret Benefit Party at Doc
Holliday's, corner of Ave A and 9th St., NYC. This will be a Sunday afternoon event at which every beer you drink will help benefit "Buckaroo Bindlestiff's Wild West Gender Bender Jamboree." More details coming soon.

January 17 to March 3, 2002. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus’ 7th annual New York
City Winter Cabaret Season at the Present Company Theatorium, 198 Stanton,
New York, NY. This year's show is heading west, the wild, wild west:
“Buckaroo Bindlestiff’s Wild West Gender Bender Jamboree.” Thursdays at 8
pm. Fri. and Sat. at 8 and 11 pm. Admission $15/$10.

Thursdays starting Jan. 17, 2002. 11 pm. Open Mike Variety Night at the
Present Company Theatorium. This is a stage for the variety artists to try
stuff on an audience. More details coming soon.


11-18-2001 -- ALBO CLOSEOUT

Mike Albo is just brilliant beyond my words, so you MUST see him live for the full experience. He is The DAZZLE in the star studded Dazzle Dancers (who I performed with in their debut performance in Atlantic City). Mike and I met many years ago, in the then barely fashionable town of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I was performing in a 24 hour play series. He was writing for for it. The playwrights arrived at 8pm and wrote overnight. The actors arrived at 8am, selected and worked on plays that were performed at 8pm that evening. Just 24 hours from conception to execution. A wonderful frantic little life. I saw the inspired genius that was Mike's work,(No, I will not get out of his ass!) He began to write pieces, specificly for the wonderful George Henderson and myself. Deleloped within the 24 hour plays, we performed 3 short plays, which I later directed and performed in, at Galapagos in Williamsburg. The favorite piece, then called "The Nielsons" was developed and I put up another performance, this time a sad, dirty black box theatre in Midtown. This piece later became "Sexoteque". A clever, social observation of our twisted consumer culture, which ran at the Kraine Theatre last year. I play the closet lesbian Nielson analyst named Tina Anshaw. In the not too distant future, poor Tina falls in love with her young female test subject. Upon being caught trying to communicate with said subject, she is transformed into a not quite human entity; a celebrity, trapped in an luxurious pseudo-slave chamber of "freaks" who are physically manipulated by the hands of her past employers...
and that's just the begining. Again, my words can not do it justice. So check out his site and get your ass too a show of his NOW. And know, in our heart of hearts, we really love you.

www.mikealbo.com

sometime SOON -- meat mashed meet

come hitherence, dear sweet eyelashed cow of plenty! sacrifice your plentiness for my culinary delightedness -- and don't go cheap on the gravy!

http://www.peterlugers.com


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