Lincoln Center’s AtriumFlix series, free monthly screenings of groundbreaking social justice films with intimate conversations with the filmmakers, continues with director John Sayles. Film critic John Anderson will speak with Sayles, and then offer a screening of his new project The Brother From Another Planet, Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
John Sayles likes to be known as a storyteller. GO FOR SISTERS is his 18th film, all of which he has also written, and most of which he has edited. He writes fiction, most recently his epic historical novel A Moment in the Sun, which was published by McSweeney’s in May 2011 and has gone into its second printing. His book about the making of MATEWAN, “Thinking in Pictures” is taught in film classes and has never been out of print. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. He has most recently written about KGB assassins, the Tasmanian penal colony, the Rosenberg spy case, the great singer- songwriters Joni Mitchell, Carole King, & Carly Simon, and a famous American brewing dynasty. He directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen; Born in the USA, I’m on Fire, and Glory Days. He is one of the godfathers– or grandfathers– of the US Independent Film movement.
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Target Free Thursdays at the David Rubenstein Atrium brings us an amazing FREE event with the music of Duke Ellington tomorrow!
An all-star ensemble of Essentially Ellington alumni play the music of the great jazz-legend, in celebration of the 18th anniversary of the annual Jazz at Lincoln Center education event. Essentially Ellington invites select high school bands from across North America to spend three days immersed in workshops, jam sessions, and performances of this great music. Essentially Ellington alumni have gone on to great things, including spots with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Come on down and see the jazz musicians of tomorrow.
David Rubenstein Atrium
(Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux)
Earlier this week, Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium played host to the announcement of the 2013 Leonore Annenberg Scholarship, Fellowship and School Funds. The Funds provide early-career support for five performing and visual artists of exceptional promise, technology and other educational resources for ten underserved public elementary schools, and the entire cost of college for ten high school students who have faced serious challenges and continued to excel. Read more about these great awards about tomorrow’s artists here.
“A one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus…a three-way fusion of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin and Jose Feliciano,” is how The New York Times described the singer/songwriter Raul Midón.
Blind since infancy, Raul Midón combines a vibrant sound steeped in old-school soul, with Latin and jazz influences to create timeless, classic pop songs. He will be preceded by Master Kong Nay, a master of the chapei dong veng a two-stringed, long-necked guitar, who is often referred to as “the Ray Charles of Cambodia.” The charismatic musician is renowned throughout his homeland and is one of only a small number of master artists who survived the genocide under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
Join us tonight at 8:30pm at the Atrium for this unforgettable evening.
Congrats to composer Caroline Shaw, who was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her vocal work Partita for 8 Voices! Ms. Shaw performed the “Courante” movement with her vocal group Roomful of Teeth at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium last October, when the work was released by New Amsterdam Records. The Pulitzer music committee praised Shaw’s “highly polished and inventive a cappella work uniquely embracing speech, whispers, sighs, murmurs, wordless melodies and novel vocal effects.”
Hear Partita for 8 Voices and read more about Caroline Shaw via NPR’s Deceptive Cadence blog
Khmer Rouge survivor Arn Chorn-Pond persevered through the atrocities of the war by playing music. His teacher during his time in the camps was Master Mek, a strong and gentle presence that quietly nurtured Arn’s talent and served as a father figure to him during these years. Now Arn Chorn-Pond, Master Mek, & The Waterek Ensemble come to Target Free Thursdays tonight at 7:30pm at the Atrium as a part of Season of Cambodia – a citywide celebration of Cambodian arts, culture, and humanities - for what is sure to be an emotive and captivating performance as Arn’s mission of preserving Cambodian music is brought to Lincoln Center.
Under the direction of Carlota Santana, tonight’s fabulous Target Free Thursday performance features the fiery music and splendid pageantry of flamenco with Flamenco Vivo. These magical dancers, singers, and musicians will celebrate this expressive and culturally-rich folkloric genre in all its pride, passion, love, and sorrow.
Join us at 7:30pm at the Atrium for this celebration of history and art.
(Photo: 2006 Lois Greenfield)