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The Story Of The New York Accent

From Atlantic Avenue to Zerega Avenue, word on the street is the New York accent is disappearing — a casualty of a city that has evolved into a vast expanse of banks, H&Ms and glass-blown high-rises.
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The Bronx Taught Me To Fight

Wesley Snipes claims he could take on anyone in a fight....
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Bronx - The Brithplace Of A Culture

Handal Gomez Abdelrahim wants to restore Fred Astaire to his rightful place as one of the original b-boys. In a short film, Graffiti Nation, that will screen on Oct. 23 at the International Independent Film & Video Festival in Manhattan, Mr. Abdelrahim, a resident of West 238th Street in Kingsbridge, juxtaposes clips of soft-shoe work by Fred Astaire with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever....
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Bronx Princess, The Film

Rocky Otoo, the main subject of PBS’s new documentary “Bronx Princess,” is not your average American teenager. And yet, as filmmakers Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed document Rocky’s life as she graduates from high school, travels to Ghana to live with her father, and begins college life, she feels pretty relatable....
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The Buddha Play Review

The themes espoused in the play are timeless and especially timely, as we Americans now pause and consider our values, examine our place in the world, and rethink what is of importance....
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Youth Film & Poetry Program Concludes

The Full Circle Project held its final session of the summer in Co-op City with local high school youth in an accelerated multimedia course in filmmaking and performance poetry....
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A Bronx Filmmaking Program

Students in the Bronx completed the second annual filmmaking and poetry program called The Full Circle Project, a six week course in filmmaking technologies and performance poetry. During the last days of the sessions, students finished their personal short films, which will be showcased in an online exhibition in the fall....
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Cpt. Abu Read, A Film About Courage

Hopefully the film, Captain Abu Raed, will be distributed in all the big movie chains. It is a movie well worth seeing. The story, taking place in Amman, Jordan, is about humanity and its mixtures of life's abrupt cruelties, unexpected kindnesses, hopes and sacrifices....
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Long Distance NY Premiere

Abiyot is one of several African long distance runners, trying to make a living and career in the US. Once he was a promising member of the Ethiopian national team, but two years ago he left his country to start a new life in the Bronx....
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7th Annual Bronx Independent Film Festival

The Bronx Stage & Film Company will present the 7th Annual Bronx Independent Film Festival (BXFF) June 18 - 20 at Lehman Stages (Lehman College) showcasing narrative and documentary films and filmmakers from around the world....
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Speed Racer

Speed Racer looks really good. I'll give them that. The story wasn't really for me but there was nothing particularly wrong with it either....
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Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

A few things have changed since the first Chronicles of Narnia film arrived on the scene. In the sequel, Prince Caspian, the principal actors are a little older and more proficient....
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Horton Hears A Who!

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists....
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Run Fatboy Run

Never in a million years would have I imagined that what I saw tonight would have sprung from the minds of those that brought it to me....
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The Incredible Hulk Movie

"The Incredible Hulk" kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular super heroes of all time....
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Indiana Jones Works But Doesn't Shine

It's been a long, long time since the last "last" time: When Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. rode off into the sunset in May 1989, courtesy of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the Berlin Wall was still standing, George H.W. Bush was only four months into his presidency, and Harrison Ford was just a young whippersnapper of 46....
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Milwaukee Film Festival – Day 7: Bronx Gothic, Lucky, Life Of The Party

One masterpiece and one less than stellar film made day seven at MWF a patchy one.
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Stephen King's Dark Epic Arrives Onscreen, At Long Last

It floats in the darkness, unspooling onscreen with a sepulchral glow. It has waited for what seems like an eternity to meet the eyes of its audience, and it senses in them both anticipation and dread.
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Randall's Island Outdoor Movie Night: "Race"

Outdoor movie night - Race (PG-13) @ 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017.
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The Beauty Аnd Тhe Beastly Оf This Film

Emma Watson has been at the center of an online spectacle for quite some time now. When Disney announced they would be casting her to play bookworm Belle in Beauty and the Beast, the people of the internet lost their minds.
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The Bronx Bull

Based on the tumultuous real-life experiences of legendary boxing champion Jake LaMotta, it is a dramatic and stylized biopic with an outstanding ensemble cast.
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"Divided By Diversity", A Film By Duane Carleton

Duane Carleton had just finished making his first movie — a documentary about the 1986 murder of Manchester golf pro Sarah Hunter titled "Overtaken by Darkness" — when a friend suggested another southern Vermont headline as fodder for a second.
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"Joe’s Violin" Documents Holocaust Survivor’s Gift To South Bronx Schoolgirl

Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman has not written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on February 28, 2017.
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A Soldier's Grief - Grand Premiere Of A Bronx Filmmaker's Independent War Film

We are thrilled to invite you to see the dramatic war tale "A Soldier's Grief".
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Filmmakers Attend Bronx International Film Festival

Filmmakers from all over the world rolled into Bronx this weekend for the 11th annual Bronx International Film Festival.
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The One-Minute Film That Landed A Bronx Student On The Oscars Stage

University of Michigan student Zaineb Abdul-Nabi — a.k.a. Lady Z — got a moment of fame Sunday night during the Oscar telecast as a winner in a nationwide college search for “Team Oscar” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which puts on the Oscar ceremony annually.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.