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Talk with makers of “Ladrones y mentirosos”

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
July 26, 2006
6:30 pm

MEDIANOCHE HOSTS TALK WITH THE MAKERS

OF THE CONTROVERSIAL PUERTO RICAN FILM

LADRONES Y MENTIROSOS

(Spanish, English subtitles)

Wednesday, July 26, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Reception with live music by Grupo Coco Rico, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Screening of film excerpts, discussion and Q&A, 7:30pm – 9pm

MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street, First Floor
(between Lexington and Third Avenues)

This Wednesday, July 26, at 6:30 PM, MediaNoche will host a reception for the filmmakers and leading actors of the award-winning Puerto Rican film Thieves and Liars (Ladrones y Mentirosos). Poli Marichal and Ricardo Méndez Matta, who co-wrote and co-directed the controversial film, will be present along with three of their stars: Cuban actor Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic), Dominican percussionist Isidro Bobadilla (Juan Luis Guerra y 440), and Puerto Rican newcomer Magda Rivera. Judith Escalona, Director of MediaNoche, will moderate a discussion with the filmmakers and cast that will include previewing scenes from the film and a Q&A.

Thieves and Liars tells the story of three families caught in a web of government corruption and drug trafficking. Much in the manner of Traffic, Marichal and Méndez Matta draw a connection between the two. According to Mendez Matta: “The fact that high level corruption and increased drug trade both surfaced at exactly the same time cannot be a coincidence.”

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The film won a “Best Director” award at the Phoenix Film Festival and will screen twice during the New York International Latino Film Festival: Thursday, July 27, 8pm, at Imaginasian Theater; and Sunday, July 30, 6pm, at Florence Gould Hall.

For information about the film, visit www.ladronesymentirosos.com. For information about the festival (and to purchase tickets), visit www.nylatinofilm.com/home.html. Grupo Coco Rico is a Latin music band performing classic salsa, bolero and son-cubano.

Directions to MediaNoche: Take the IRT #6 train uptown to 103 Street. Walk three blocks up, turn right on East 106th Street. MediaNoche is between Lexington and 3rd Avenues.


MediaNoche presents WEBSITE IMPERSONATIONS by Ursula Endlicher

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
May 12, 2007
8:00 pm

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MediaNoche, the unique new media gallery in Spanish Harlem presents:

New media artist Ursula Endlicher performing her “Website Impersonations: The Ten Most Visited”
Ursula will take directives from the”html-movement-library,” drawing on the movements and gestures uploaded by the public. These will determine the flow of her “Website Impersonations” in real time as she performs in MediaNoche. The same choreographic instructions will be projected on the he handball court wall of the local playground (White Park), across the street from the gallery. Visitors to the exhibition and passers-by are invited to join in.

Saturday, May 12 at 8PM
At MediaNoche
161 East 106th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues
and White Park (handball court) across the street

We hope you will attend. MediaNoche is Uptown’s first new media gallery where the digital arts and community converge. We offer exhibition space and residencies for artists working in new media. Only blocks from Museum Mile, MediaNoche is easily reached by the IRT #6 train to East 103rd Street, or by the bus routes along Third and Lexington Avenues.

FREE and open to the public!
For more information:
Judith Escalona, Director of MediaNoche
212.646.228.7950 or 212.828.0401 .
http://www.medianoche.us
http://www.ursenal.net

EXHIBITION IN GALLERY HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 8th.