Parade of the Week


1. West Indian Labor Day parade in Brooklyn

2. Tickets soon available for the 43rd New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center

3. Cézanne, Pissarro, Mackendrick, and the High Line at MoMA

4. Comic books and Chinese-French fusion on Smith St.

5. Translating homeland security and time at the World Financial Center

6. Plus Riff’s Rants & Raves (including Fernando Mereilles’s THE CONSTANT GARDENER, Nestuya Nakashima’s KAMIKAZE GIRLS, Lodge Kerrigan’s KEANE, Chanwook Park’s SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, Patrick McGrath’s GHOST TOWN: TALES OF MANHATTAN THEN AND NOW, and Neil Swaab’s REHABILITATING MR. WIGGLES)

7. and twi-ny’s weekly recommended events, including book readings, film screenings, panel discussions, concerts, St. fairs, parades, and such special events as Kristian Davies and Jennifer Muller at the Dahesh, a Caribbean Splashdown in Marcus Garvey Park, the Williamsburg Jazz Fest, the Korean Film Festival at BAM, the Ks at Galapagos, Tom Stinson at Chelsea Piers, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Asian and Latino food at the Javits Center, Richard Russo at Borders, the SCTV cast live at Makor, the September Concert all over town, the New York Jewish Music & Heritage Festival, Buddhist teachings at OM and Rebel Saint, primary elections, a Lower East Side Fashion Week alternative, Tom Robbins and Rick Moody at B&N, Godard and Bergman at the Moving Image, and Diamanda Galás at Pace.

Volume 5, Number 13
August 31 — September 14, 2005

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“I have been in the town,
a disquieting experience,
for New York has become
a place not so much of death
as of the terror of death.”

— Patrick McGrath, “The Year of the Gibbet,” in GHOST TOWN: TALES OF MANHATTAN THEN AND NOW (Bloomsbury, September 6, 2005, $16.95)


Eastern Pkwy.

Monday, September 5

Admission: free


We’ve been going to this parade for more than fifteen years, and it never lets us down, although it continues to get more and more crowded every Labor Day. The festivities actually begin at 2:00 a.m, with the traditional J’Ouvert Morning, a precarnival procession featuring steel drums and percussion and fabulous masquerade costumes, from Grand Army Plaza to Flatbush Ave. and on to Empire Blvd., then to Nostrand Ave. and Rutland Rd. The Parade of Bands begins around 11:00 a.m., as truckloads of blasting Caribbean music and groups of ornately dressed dancers march down Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza. The great homemade food includes ackee and codfish, oxtail stew, curried goat, jerk chicken, fishcakes, and lots of rice and peas. The farther east you venture, the more closed in it gets; by the time you get near Crown Heights, it could take you half an hour just to cross the street, so take it easy and settle in for a fun, colorful day where you need not hurry.

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Ticket Alert of the Week

Melinda Sue Gordon © 2005 Good Night Good Luck LLC

David Strathairn opens the NYFF as Edward R.Murrow


Walter Reade Theater (WRT)

165 West 65th St. between Eighth Ave. & Broadway

Alice Tully Hall (ATH)

70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 1941 Broadway at West 65th St.

Avery Fisher Hall (AFH)

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th St. (KAP)

10 Lincoln Center Plaza

September 23 — October 9

Tickets: $16-$20, on sale Sunday, September 11, at noon at Alice Tully Hall Box Office and 212-721-6500 ($5.50 handling charge per ticket)

Tickets on sale online Monday, September 12, at noon ($3.50 handling charge per ticket)

212-875-5050 / 212-875-5166

Tickets go on sale for the 43rd New York Film Festival on September 11, and they sell out quick, so grab them as soon as you can. This year’s slate includes works by such international favorites as the Dardennes, Philippe Garrel, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier, Hong Sang-soo, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Patrice Chéreau. George Clooney’s biopic of Edward R. Murrow, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, gets the opening-night slot, Neil Jordan’s BREAKFAST ON PLUTO is the centerpiece, and Michael Haneke’s CACHE (HIDDEN) is the closing-night selection. In addition to the films, there are also special panels and screenings, including Michelangelo Antonioni’s director’s cut of THE PASSENGER.

Friday, September 23 Opening Night: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (George Clooney, 2005), $20-$40, 8:15 (ATH)

Friday, September 23 Opening Night: GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (George Clooney, 2005), $20-$40, 9:00 (AFH)

Saturday, September 24 REGULAR LOVERS (Philippe Garrel, 2005), 11:00 am (ATH)

Saturday, September 24 Speaking Truth to Power: Media, Politics, and Government, with Brian Lehrer and Helen Thomas, 12 noon (WRT)

Saturday, September 24 THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (Cristi Puiu, 2005), 3:00 (ATH)

Saturday, September 24 METHADONIA (Michel Negroponte, 2005), 6:30 (ATH)

Saturday, September 24 L’ENFANT (THE CHILD) (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005), 9:15 (ATH)

Sunday, September 25 Special Event: NEZUMI KOZO (Noda Hideki, 2005), 12 noon (WRT)

Sunday, September 25 L’ENFANT (THE CHILD) (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2005), 12:15 (ATH)

Sunday, September 25 AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES (Avi Mograbi, 2005), 3:00 (ATH)

Sunday, September 25 HBO Directors Dialogues: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 4:00 (KAP)

Sunday, September 25 BUBBLE (Steven Soderbergh, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Sunday, September 25 THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU (Cristi Puiu, 2005), 8:30 (ATH)

Monday, September 26 THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

(Noah Baumbach, 2005)

We have no idea how Noah (KICKING AND SCREAMING) Baumbach pulled this off. You’ll think you’ll know just where his Sundance Film Festival award winner (for writing and directing) is going — yet another painfully realistic look into the dissolution of a New York City family — but lo and behold, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE will surprise you over and over again. And even when it does head toward the cliché route, it adds just the right twist to keep things fresh. Bernard (Jeff Daniels) and Joan Berkman (Laura Linney) are reaching the end of their marriage, and their two sons, Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) and Frank (Owen Kline), aren’t handling it very well; Walt is taking credit for having written Pink Floyd’s “Hey You,” and Frank has developed the curious habit of pleasuring himself and then — well, you’ll have to see it to believe it. And while Joan hits the dating scene and has begun writing, Bernard is becoming a woolly has-been author who just might be getting the hots for one of his sexy students (Anna Paquin). Set in 1986 Park Slope (there are scenes shot in Prospect Park, the Santa Fe Grill, and other familiar locations), THE SQUID AND THE WHALE features sharp dialogue, well-developed characters, and outstanding acting. The soundtrack includes Lou Reed’s great “Street Hassle” and a score, composed by Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (of the recently defunct Luna), that borrows liberally from RISKY BUSINESS, of all things.

Monday, September 26 Greeneland: Graham Greene and the Cinema, with Adrian Wootton, 7:30 (WRT)

Monday, September 26 BUBBLE (Steven Soderbergh, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Tuesday, September 27 I AM (Dorota Kedzierzawska, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Tuesday, September 27 CAPOTE (Bennett Miller, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Wednesday, September 28 CAPOTE (Bennett Miller, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Wednesday, September 28 THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Thursday, September 29 SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS (Bohdan Slama, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Thursday, September 29 I AM (Dorota Kedzierzawska, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Friday, September 30 SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (Park Chan-wook, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Friday, September 30 MANDERLAY (Lars von Trier, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Saturday, October 1 MANDERLAY (Lars von Trier, 2005), 12 noon (ATH)

Saturday, October 1 SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS (Bohdan Slama, 2005), 3:30 (ATH)

Saturday, October 1 A TALE OF CINEMA (Hong Sang-soo, 2005), 6:15 (ATH)

Saturday, October 1 Centerpiece: BREAKFAST ON PLUTO (Neil Jordan, 2005), $25-$30, 9:00 (ATH)

Saturday, October 1 Special Event: HAZE (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2005), 12 midnight (WRT)

Sunday, October 2 Centerpiece: BREAKFAST ON PLUTO (Neil Jordan, 2005), $25-$30, 12 noon (ATH)

Sunday, October 2 A TALE OF CINEMA (Hong Sang-soo, 2005), 3:15 (ATH)

Sunday, October 2 HBO Directors Dialogues: Neil Jordan, 4:00 (KAP)

Sunday, October 2 THROUGH THE FOREST (Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Sunday, October 2 The Squid, the Whale, the Filmmaker: A Conversation with Noah Baumbach, 7:00 (KAP)

Sunday, October 2 SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (Park Chan-wook, 2005), 8:30 (ATH)

Monday, October 3 THE PRESIDENT’S LAST BANG (Im Sang-soo, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Monday, October 3 WHO’S CAMUS ANYWAY? (Mitsuo Yanagimachi, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Tuesday, October 4 WHO’S CAMUS ANYWAY? (Mitsuo Yanagimachi, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Tuesday, October 4 THE PRESIDENT’S LAST BANG (Im Sang-soo, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Wednesday, October 5 THREE TIMES (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Wednesday, October 5 Special Event: BEYOND THE ROCKS (Sam Wood, 1922), 8:30 (WRT)

Wednesday, October 5 PARADISE NOW (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Thursday, October 6 PARADISE NOW (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Thursday, October 6 THREE TIMES (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Friday, October 7 TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY (Michael Winterbottom, 2005), 6:00 (ATH)

Friday, October 7 GABRIELLE (Patrice Chéreau, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Saturday, October 8 TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY (Michael Winterbottom, 2005), 12 noon (ATH)

Saturday, October 8 HBO Directors Dialogues: Michael Winterbottom, 2:30 (KAP)

Saturday, October 8 THE SUN (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2005), 3:00 (ATH)

Saturday, October 8 HBO Directors Dialogues: Patrice Chéreau, 5:00 (KAP)

Saturday, October 8 Film Comment Focus: A Conversation with Steve Coogan, 7:30 (KAP)

Saturday, October 8 Special Event: THE PASSENGER (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975), 6:00 (ATH)

Saturday, October 8 GABRIELLE (Patrice Chéreau, 2005), 9:00 (ATH)

Sunday, October 9 Closing Night: CACHE (HIDDEN) (Michael Haneke, 2005), $20-$40, 8:30 (AFH)

Special Sidebar of the NYFF

© Image Entertainment

Mizoguchi’s 47 RONIN cross swords at Lincoln Center


Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th St. between Eighth Ave. & Broadway

September 24 — October 20

Tickets: $10

212-875-5050 / 212-875-5166

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the National Foundation for the Arts pays tribute to Japan’s Shochiku Compay, which has been making important and revolutionary theatrical productions and films since 1895 and continues forging ahead today. Shochiku’s stable of directors has included Noda Hideki, Heinosuke Gosho, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, Nagisa Oshima, Akira Kurosawa, Masahiro Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano, Shohei Imamura, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Yoji Yamada, virtually a who’s who of Japanese filmmakers over the last century. Many of these titles are not available on video or DVD, so this is a great opportunity to check out some old-time fab films.

Saturday, September 24 THE HIDDEN BLADE (Yoji Yamada, 2005), 7:00

Sunday, September 25 THE HIDDEN BLADE (Yoji Yamada, 2005), 6:00

Sunday, September 25 NEZUMI KOZO (Noda Hideki, 2005), 12 noon

Sunday, September 25 SOULS ON THE ROAD (Minoru Murata, 1921), with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, 2:30

Sunday, September 25 ORNAMENTAL HAIRPIN (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941), 4:15

Sunday, September 25 THE CASTLE OF SAND (Yoshitaro Nomura, 1974), 9:00

Monday, September 26 THE NEIGHBOR’S WIFE AND MINE (Heinosuke Gosho, 1931), 3:00 & 6:00

Monday, September 26 OUR NEIGHBOR MISS YAE (Yasujiro Shimazu, 1934), 4:30

Tuesday, September 27 OUR NEIGHBOR MISS YAE (Yasujiro Shimazu, 1934), 2:30

Tuesday, September 27 WOMAN OF THE MIST (Heinosuke Gosho, 1936), 4:00 & 9:00

Tuesday, September 27 A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS (Yasujiro Ozu, 1934), with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, 6:15

Tuesday, September 27 EVERY NIGHT DREAMS (Mikio Naruse, 1934), with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, 8:30

Wednesday, September 28 STAR ATHLETE (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1937), 2:30 & 7:40

Wednesday, September 28 THE LIGHTS OF ASAKUSA (Yasujiro Shimazu, 1937), 4:00 & 9:10

Wednesday, September 28 OUR NEIGHBOR MISS YAE (Yasujiro Shimazu, 1934), 6:00

Thursday, September 29 THE STORY OF THE LAST CHRYSANTHEMUMS (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939), 1:45 & 6:15

Thursday, September 29 HAIRPIN (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1941), 4:30

Friday, September 30 THE ARMY (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1944), 2:45

Friday, September 30 A BALL AT THE ANJO HOUSE (Kozaburo Yoshimura, 1947), 4:30

Friday, September 30 THE LOYAL 47 RONIN (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1942/43), 6:30

Monday, October 3 THE LOYAL 47 RONIN (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1942/43), 2:00

(Kenji Mizoguchi, 1942/43)

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Tokugawa Shogunate is in power. Prior to a celebration at the shogun’s castle, Lord Asano (Yoshizaburo Arashi) attacks Lord Kira (Mantoyo Mimasu), the result of a personal grudge. In the impending investigation, Kira is cleared of all responsibility and Asano is ordered to give up his castle and commit hara-kiri. When news gets back to Asano’s clan, Chamberlain Oishi (Chojuro Kawarasaki) is ready to cede power, while a small group of samurai wants to go against the shogun’s orders and avenge their late lord. Japanese honor and loyalty battle political intrigue and clever deception in this awesome, though talky, two-part masterpiece.

Monday, October 3 THE ARMY (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1944), 6:40

Monday, October 3 A BALL AT THE ANJO HOUSE (Kozaburo Yoshimura, 1947), 8:30

Tuesday, October 4 LATE SPRING (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949), 1:00

Tuesday, October 4 WOMEN OF THE NIGHT (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1948), 3:10 & 9:30

Tuesday, October 4 THE YOUNG WOMEN OF IZU (Heinosuke Gosho, 1945), 4:45 & 8:00

Tuesday, October 4 JAPANESE GIRLS AT THE HARBOR (Hiroshi Shimizu, 1933), 6:20

Wednesday, October 5 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DAY OF MY LIFE (Kozaburo Yoshimura, 1948), 2:00 & 6:15

Wednesday, October 5 SCANDAL (Akira Kurosawa, 1950), 4:00

SCANDAL (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)

When two famous people are caught together at a hotel in the mountains, a scandal breaks out as a lurid gossip magazine prints their picture and makes up a sordid romance that is not true. With their reputations tainted, they consider suing the publication, but they run into problems with their ragtag lawyer, who has a bit of a gambling problem. Akira Kurosawa regular Toshirô Mifune stars as Ichiro Aoye, a well-known painter who likes smoking pipes and riding his flashy motorcycle. Yoshiko Yamaguchi is Miyaka Saijo, a timid pop singer who is terrified of the unwanted publicity. And Takashi Shimura is Hiruta, the struggling lawyer devoted to his young daughter, who is dying of TB. The first half of the movie is involving right from the roaring opening-titles sequence, with good characterization and an alluring story line. Unfortunately, the film bogs down in the second half, especially during the hard-to-believe courtroom scenes. And the Christmas bit is tired and cliché-ridden, even if might have been unique at the time for a film made in postwar Japan. But Kurosawa’s attack on the media is still valid today, even if he did fill it with sappy melodrama.

Thursday, October 6 NO ADVICE TODAY (DOCTOR’S DAY OFF) (Minoru Shibuya, 1950), 1:15 & 7:15

Thursday, October 6 CARMEN COMES HOME (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1951), 3:15 &: 9:10

Thursday, October 6 JIROKICHI (Daisuke Ito, 1952), 5:00

Friday, October 7 NAKED YOUTH (CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH) (Nagisa Oshima, 1960), 1:00 & 7:10

Friday, October 7 BLACK RIVER (Masaki Kobayashi, 1957), 3:00 & 9:10

Friday, October 7 PALE FLOWER (Masahiro Shinoda, 1963), 5:15

Saturday, October 8 JIROKICHI (Daisuke Ito, 1952), 12 noon

Saturday, October 8 SCANDAL (Akira Kurosawa, 1950), 2:15

Saturday, October 8 LATE SPRING (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949), 4:30

Saturday, October 8 NIGHT AND FOG IN JAPAN (Nagisa Oshima, 1960), 6:45

Saturday, October 8 LOVE AFFAIR AT AKITSU SPA (Kiju Yoshida, 1962), 9:00

Sunday, October 9 LOVE AFFAIR AT AKITSU SPA (Kiju Yoshida, 1962), 12 noon

Sunday, October 9 NIGHT AND FOG IN JAPAN (Nagisa Oshima, 1960), 2:15

Sunday, October 9 HARAKIRI (Masahiro Kobayashi, 1962), 4:30

Sunday, October 9 PALE FLOWER (Masahiro Shinoda, 1963), 7:10

Sunday, October 9 THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI (Hideo Gosha, 1964), 9:10

(SANBIKI NO SAMURAI) (Hideo Gosha, 1964)

Testsoro Tamba stars as Shiba, a wandering samurai who comes upon a town mired in chaos. The peasants have kidnapped the magistrate’s daughter (Miyuki Kuwano) to protest unfair taxation, but the magistrate has little time for them. Shiba is soon joined by Sakura (Isamu Nagato) and Kikyo (Mikihiro Hira) as they fight for what’s right. Director Hideo Gosha’s debut film, a classic Eastern Spaghetti Western, is more cerebral than many of its contemporaries, as it often opts for mental battles rather than swordfighting action. Sakura’s transition from a brash killer to a concerned potential lover is inspiring and heartbreaking, while Kikyo learns there’s more to being a samurai than wine and women. But don’t worry; Gosha makes sure we don’t get too bogged down in life lessons and sentimentalism. Tadashi Tsushima’s jazzy score is awesome.

Tuesday, October 11 PALE FLOWER (Masahiro Shinoda, 1963), 2:00

Tuesday, October 11 THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI (Hideo Gosha, 1964), 4:00

Wednesday, October 12 TO YOUR MAJESTY MR. EMPEROR (Yoshitaro Nomura, 1963), 2:00 & 6:15

Wednesday, October 12 THE KI RIVER(Noburu Nakamura, 1966), 4:00 & 8:15

Thursday, October 13 TORA-SAN, OUR LOVABLE TRAMP (Yoji Yamada, 1969), 1:30 & 7:30

Thursday, October 13 WHERE SPRING COMES LATE (Yoji Yamada, 1970), 3:20 & 9:20

Thursday, October 13 VIOLENT COP (Takeshi Kitano, 1989), 5:30

Friday, October 14 VENGEANCE IS MINE (Shohei Imamura, 1979), 1:00

Friday, October 14 FALL GUY (Kinji Fukasaku, 1982), 3:45

Sunday, October 16 VENGEANCE IS MINE (Shohei Imamura, 1979), 6:30

Sunday, October 16 FALL GUY (Kinji Fukasaku, 1982), 9:15

Monday, October 17 MY SONS (Yoji Yamada, 1991), 2:00 & 6:30

Monday, October 17 STING OF DEATH (Kohei Oguri, 1989), 4:20 & 8:50

Tuesday, October 18 BLACK ANGEL Vol. 1 (Takeshi Ishii, 1998), 2:00 & 6:30

Tuesday, October 18 FACE (Junji Sakamoto, 2000), 4:00 & 8:40

Wednesday, October 19 FACE (Junji Sakamoto, 2000), 1:00

Wednesday, October 19 THE CASTLE OF SAND (Yoshitaro Nomura, 1974), 3:20

Wednesday, October 19 CAFÉ LUMIERE (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2004), 9:00

Thursday, October 20 CAFÉ LUMIERE (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2004), 1:00 & 5:00

(COFFEE JIKOU) (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2004)

One of the best directors you’ve never heard of, Hou Hsiao-hsien, pays tribute to master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu’s centenary with this beautifully lyrical yet elegantly simple drama about a young woman making her way through life. Pop star Yo Hitoto stars as Yoko, who spends much of her time riding trains and trolleys to visit bookstore owner Hajime (the ubiquitous and always excellent Tadanobu Asano) and to find out more about Chinese composer Jiang Wenye. She also returns home to her stepmother (Kimiko Yo) and father (Nenji Kobayashi); the latter doesn’t react when he finds out that Yoko is pregnant and does not intend to marry her boyfriend. In fact, there are barely any emotional reactions at all, although there are plenty of trains taking the characters where they seemingly want to be. Cinematographer Lee Pingping shot CAFÉ LUMIERE on location with natural sound and lighting; his camera often lingers statically on a scene as the characters walk in and out of the carefully composed frame and are heard off-screen, in long takes, furthering the illusion of reality -- mimicking the truth Ozu strove for in his work. In essence, the film has no beginning, no middle, and no end; it is 104 dazzling minutes in the life of a fascinating woman and her friends and relatives.

Thursday, October 20 VIOLENT COP (Takeshi Kitano, 1989), 3:00

Special Presentation of the NYFF


Walter Reade Theater

165 West 65th St. between Eighth Ave. & Broadway

October 1-2

Tickets: $10

212-875-5050 / 212-875-5166

Saturday, October 1 Straub-Huillet, 10:00 am

Saturday, October 1 The Daily Planet (Unearthed), 12 noon


Saturday, October 1 The Terrestrial Observatory, 5:30

Saturday, October 1 Warhol’s BLUE MOVIE, presented by Viva, 8:30

Sunday, October 2 Allen Ross’s Grandfather Trilogy, 12:30

Sunday, October 2 Larry Gottheim, 2:30

Sunday, October 2 Manual Override (“;Slip Inside This House”), 5:30

Sunday, October 2 Shadowhunger, 8:00

Sunday, October 2 Heinz Emighoz, 10:00

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Art Exhibit of the Week

Private collection, CA

Paul Cézanne, House and Tree, L’Hermitage

Private collection, Cambridge, MA

Camille Pissarro, L’Hermitage, Pontoise, Winter


Museum of Modern Art, sixth floor

11 West 53rd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.

Closed Tuesday

Through September 12

Admission: $20, children sixteen and under free with an adult, includes same-day film screenings (tickets needed)

MoMAudio: $5

Free Fridays 4:00 — 8:00

You have only two weeks left to see this exciting overview of the artistic relationship between Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro. The French artists first met in the early 1860s, beginning a friendship that would last until the mid-1880s, influencing their individual work as well as the art world as a whole. Through the years, they occasionally worked side by side, painted the same scenes at different times, commented on each other’s pieces through their own canvases, and ultimately drifted apart as a result of different ideas about the future of the medium. The exhibition opens, appropriately enough, with a Cézanne portrait of Pissarro and a Pissarro portrait of Cézanne. (There is later a collection of sketches each did of the other.) MoMA has done a fine job of pairing the paintings, and although the show lacks the overwhelming power of “Matisse Picasso,” which was presented at MoMA QNS in spring 2003, there is a lot to see and enjoy here.

Compare the similarities of Cézanne’s “House and Tree, l’Hermitage” and Pissarro’s “L’Hermitage, Pontoise, Winter.” Pissarro’s winter scene has snow and people, right at the center, approaching the viewer, while Cézanne’s is more colorful yet barren. Notice how the pathway and the sky are treated differently in Cézanne’s “The House of Doctor Gachet at Auvers-sur-Oise” and Pissarro’s 1874 “Rue de l’Hermitage, Pontoise,” Pissarro’s more open and welcoming. Cézanne’s “Road at Pontoise” and Pissarro’s 1873 “Rue de l’Hermitage, Pontoise” are of the same view, yet Pissarro’s sky is bluer, the trees and grass more alive, while Cézanne’s is more abstract and foreboding.

Pissarro’s “Gardens at l’Hermitage, Pontoise” is more defined and direct than Cézanne’s 1881 “L’Hermitage at Pontoise”; however, it is fascinating to note that Cézanne painted his more than a decade later, a sly comment on how he preferred Pissarro’s earlier work. Cézanne’s “Houses as Pontoise, Near Valhermeil” and Pissarro’s “Path and Hills, Pontoise” mark the last time they worked together, painting the same scene; while Cézanne favors parallel brushstrokes and distinctive shapes and patterns, Pissarro is heading to the Neo-Impressionist style. Take your time as you roam around the crowded galleries; we suggest going through a second time to enhance the experience.


MoMA, Titus 2

Tickets: $10

Wednesday, September 7 Cézanne and Pissarro: Seeing Through Paint, with James Coddington, 6:30

Thursday, September 8 The Lizard in Landscape, with John Elderfield, 6:30

Wednesday, September 14 The Rose Alion Goldman Memorial Lecture Series — Representing Space: Within and Between Media, with Kenneth Frampton, 6:30


MoMA, Titus 2

Keynote Address: $10

Symposium: $12

Tickets for both: $15

Friday, September 9 Keynote Address: Three Impressionist Dialogues: Pissarro/Cézanne, Pissarro/Gauguin, Pissarro/Seurat, by Richard Brettell, 6:30

Saturday, September 10 En Route to Modernism: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism — Sensation versus Réalisation?, John House, 9:30 am

Saturday, September 10 En Route to Modernism: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism — The Color Out of Space, Kathryn Tuma

Saturday, September 10 Technique: The Mark and the Stroke — Touch, Movement, Motif, Richard Shiff

Saturday, September 10 Technique: The Mark and the Stroke,

Mark and Touch, Knife or Brush: The Painting Techniques of Cézanne and Pissarro, Anthea Callen

Saturday, September 10 The Truth in Painting: This Great Argument, T.J. Clark

Saturday, September 10 The Truth in Painting: Poldex, Paul Smith

Saturday, September 10 The Legacy of Cézanne and Pissarro: Collaborations in Contemporary Art, Brett Littman

Saturday, September 10 Roundtable Discussion, moderated by Joachim Pissarro, 3:00

Also at MoMA



Closed in inclement weather

The new museum design was built around the popular Sculpture Garden, which can be seen from the street as well as from many of the galleries, offering lovely angles on more than two dozen superior pieces. Modeled on Philip Johnson’s 1953 design, the restored garden now features a mostly brand-new lineup of classic works, including William Tucker’s inviting “Gymnast II,” all four splendid versions of Henri Matisse’s “The Back,” Aristide Maillol’s contemplative “The Mediterranean,” Raymond Duchamp-Villon’s “The Horse,” and Jacques Lipchitz’s “Figure.” You can also stand under Hector Guimard’s “Entrance Gates to Paris Subway,” sit on Scott Burton’s “Rock Chairs,” and hang out on Tony Smith’s “Free Ride.” Still around are Joan Miro’s “Moonbird,” Pablo Picasso’s “She-Goat,” Anthony Caro’s “Midday,” Ellsworth Kelly’s “Green Blue,” and influential sculptures by David Smith, Alexander Calder, and others. August Rodin’s “Monument to Balzac” stands guard over the Sculpture Garden on one side, inside the Agnes Gund Garden Lobby.


Museum of Modern Art, third floor

Extended through October 31

The High Line, an abandoned 1.45-mile stretch of railroad track running from Gansevoort St. to 34th, built between 1929 and 1934 to transport goods brought in to New York via ship, was nearly torn down recently, but the Friends of the High Line fought to save it, and now it is being renovated as public space. Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s winning design from an intense competition is now on view at MoMA, and it holds a lot of promise. The new plan includes, among other things, a floating pond, a sundeck, an event lounge, grasslands, a sunken overlook, a vegetal balcony, a public roofspace, and a terrace. Digital images and a hanging model show what the High Line could ultimately look like; Joel Sternfeld’s photographs and a video that records a trip down the entire length of the railway reveal what it looks like now. To put it into perspective, the exhibit also features several other public projects from around the world, both realized and not, including sketches, models, and plans for Mies van der Rohe’s Resor House in Jackson Hole, Foreign Office Architects’ Yokohoma International Port Terminal, Bernard Tschumi’s Parc de la Villett in Paris, Steven Holl’s Bridge of Houses in New York, and Asymptote Architecture’s Tohoku Historical Museum in Japan.

In the Thematic Neighborhood

Block party celebrates the High Line


West 19th St. between Tenth & Eleventh Aves.

Admission: free

Saturday, September 17 Street fair featuring the Wingdale Community Singers, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band, Groove Hoops, the Holy Apostles, Romashka, the Imanu Uzuri Rock Quartet, Murray Hill, artists booths (including Josh Sternfeld, Will Ryman, and Sung Baik), food stands, and more, 12 noon — 6:00

Also at MoMA

© Rank, courtesy Photofest

Alec Guinness et al. in Mackendrick’s THE LADYKILLERS


Museum of Modern Art

11 West 53rd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.

Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2

September 5-30

Tickets: $10, in person only, may be applied to museum admission within thirty days, same-day screenings free with museum admission, available at Film and Media Desk

The great British director Alexander Mackendrick is celebrated with this festival of some old favorites in addition to some rarely screened gems.

Monday, September 5 WHISKY GALORE! (TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949), 8:00

Wednesday, September 7 THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951), 6:00

Wednesday, September 7 MANDY (CRASH OF SILENCE) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1952), 8:00

Thursday, September 8 THE MAGGIE (HIGH AND DRY) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1954), 6:00

Thursday, September 8 THE LADYKILLERS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955), 8:00

Friday, September 9 SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957), 6:30

Friday, September 9 SAMMY GOING SOUTH (A BOY TEN FEET TALL) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1963), 8:30

Saturday, September 10 A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA (Alexander Mackendrick, 1965), 6:00

Saturday, September 10 DON’T MAKE WAVES (Alexander Mackendrick, 1967), 8:15

Sunday, September 11 MANDY (CRASH OF SILENCE) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1952), 2:00

Sunday, September 11 THE MAGGIE (HIGH AND DRY) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1954), 5:00

Monday, September 12 THE LADYKILLERS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1955), 6:00

Monday, September 12 SAMMY GOING SOUTH (A BOY TEN FEET TALL) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1963), 8:00

Monday, September 19 A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA (Alexander Mackendrick, 1965), 6:00

Monday, September 19 DON’T MAKE WAVES (Alexander Mackendrick, 1967), 8:15

Thursday, September 29 WHISKY GALORE! (TIGHT LITTLE ISLAND) (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949), 6:00 (introduced by Hilary Mackendrick)

Thursday, September 29 SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957), 8:00 (introduced by Hilary Mackendrick)

Friday, September 30 THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951), 6:00

Friday, September 30 Alexander Mackendrick: Auteur and Academic, panel discussion, 8:00


Museum of Modern Art

Tickets: $10, in person only, may be applied to museum admission within thirty days, same-day screenings free with museum admission, available at Film and Media Desk

Thursday, September 1


Friday, September 2 Anime! VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR (Makoto Shinkai, 2002) and THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLIER DAYS (Makoto Shinkai, 2004), 6:00

(Makoto Shinkai, 2004)

Makoto Shinkai, who took the anime world by storm with his 2003 hit VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR, a short film made completely on his home computer, returns with his first feature-length work, the magical and mystical THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS. Set in an alternate futuristic post-WWII world, THE PLACE PROMISED centers on three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, who make a vow to fly Hiroke and Takuya’s plane, Bela C’ielo, into the Tower, a monolithic structure rising into the sky that symbolizes the postwar division into the Union and U.S.-Japanese forces. With war imminent, an older Takuya and Hiroki find themselves on opposing sides, with Sayuri lost in a coma dreamworld. Although the plot — especially the science aspects — gets rather complex and confusing, THE PLACE PROMISED is a beautiful-looking film, both tenderly sweet and harshly depressing, presenting a rather bleak forecast of the future. But stunning visual moments such as a setting sun with an illuminated halo that forms a shining star twinkling into an abandoned factory make it all worth it. Shinkai’s film was deservedly named Best Animated Film at the Mainichi Film Awards, where it topped the much more heralded STEAMBOY (Katsuhiro Otomo, 2004) and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004).

Friday, September 2 112 Years of Cinema: THE HIRED HAND (Peter Fonda, 1971), 6:00

THE HIRED HAND (Peter Fonda, 1971)

After many years away from the homestead, Harry Collings (first-time-director Peter Fonda) returns to his farm, only to find that his wife (Verna Bloom) has kept herself rather busy once she assumed he was not coming back. Warren Oates is his usual fine self as Harry’s dedicated sidekick, Arch Harris (Warren Oates), as they do battle with the likes of the evil McVey (Severn Darden). The quiet, beautiful Fonda is like a Zen cowboy, trusting in karma to right the world’s wrongs, but that doesn’t always work out. Fonda considers the film, photographed by a young Vilmos Szigmond, to be a Greek tragedy within a Western; indeed, it’s a little gem that that goes way beyond the trappings of the genre, laying the groundwork for such later anti-Westerns as UNFORGIVEN.

Saturday, September 3 112 Years of Cinema: THE COOLER (Kramer, 2003), 2:00

Monday, September 5 Anime! AKIRA (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988), 8:00

Wednesday, September 7 THE FLAMING CITY (Dick Higgins, 1963), introduced by Ken Jacobs, 8:30

Thursday, September 8 112 Years of Cinema: CLUELESS (Amy Heckerling, 1995), 8:30

Monday, September 12 Premieres Special: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRIDA KAHLO (Amy Stechler, 2005), introduced by the director, 8:00

In the Geographic Neighborhood

MTA Arts for Transit

Tom Otterness, “Life Underground,” 2001, 14th St.


The UBS Art Gallery

1285 Sixth Ave. between 51st & 52nd Sts.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am — 6:00 pm

Through September 9

Admission: free

For twenty years, MTA Arts for Transit has been decorating what had been dreary subway stations with mosaics and site-specific installations to brighten the day of weary straphangers. This fun exhibit takes a look at the last ten years of the program through models, photographs, original drawings, paintings, collages, and more. Among the highlighted works are Tom Otterness’s “Life Underground,” consisting of his unique bronze figures hanging all around the 14th St. A/C/E station; Ming Fay’s tasty fish in the “Shad Crossing/Delancey Orchard” at the Delancey St./Essex St. F/J/M/Z stop; Roy Lichtenstein’s colorful, futuristic “Times Square Mural” and Jacob Lawrence’s splendid “New York in Transit” near the 42nd St. Shuttle; and the Acconci Studio and Daniel Frankfurt’s redesigned West Eighth St. stop in Coney Island. Other favorites of ours that are included are Nancy Spero’s “Artemis, Acrobats, Divas, and Dancers” at the 66th St. 1 station; Elizabeth Murray’s large-scale “Blooming” at 59th St./Lexington Ave.; the animals that populate the ever-growing “For Want of a Nail” at the 81st St. B/C stop for the American Museum of Natural History; Mel Chin’s “Signal” light at Broadway-Lafayette; and Ann Schaumburger’s “Urban Oasis” penguins at the Fifth Ave. R station. And yes, you can sit in one of Ron Baron’s suitcase chairs that make up “Lost and Found: An Excavation Project.” After walking through this illuminating collection, perhaps next time you’re in the subway you won’t be so quick to jump on and off the train and hurry through corridors; instead, take a leisurely stroll and don’t miss these New York City treasures.


Gallery W 52

The Lobby Gallery at 31 West 52nd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.

Through September 7

Admission: free


Once again we have a mundane, unexciting, uninteresting exhibit in this lobby space. Using the lackluster theme of folk art that incorporates knitting and crocheting — weaving together different elements, both real and metaphorical — this is one big yarn, er, we mean yawn. We have to admit that we do like Mark Fox’s chain-link piece, we got a kick out of Lucky DeBellevue’s bizarre Star Wars creature reject, and Ezra Rubin’s digital architectural collage is involving, but the rest of the display is as boring as, well, knitting and crocheting.

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Store Opening of the Week


Rocketship lands in Brooklyn


208 Smith St. between Butler & Baltic Sts.


Opened at the end of last month, Rocketship sells comic books, graphic novels, manga, and more, divided by subject matter (superheroes, science fiction, children’s). The store doesn’t overwhelm customers with endless product; instead, it features carefully chosen works, concentrating on independent writers and local relevance. In its online manifesto it proclaims, "Our goal is to help spread the Gospel of Comics . . . Comics can be Art and Literature of the Highest Caliber." Owners Alex Cox and Mary Gibbons focus on Brooklyn writers and illustrators; their first gallery show, "Cartoon Brooklyn," consists of framed panels by locals Jessica (LA PERDIDA) Abel, Dean (OPPOSABLE THUMBS) Haspiel, Josh (A FEW PERFECT HOURS) Neufeld, and Matt (ODDS OFF) Madden (who is married to Artbabe Abel); the hanging panels by Farel (POP GUN WAR, CAPER) Dalrymple, who recently moved out of Brooklyn and back to Tulsa, are permanent. October is Bob Fingerman Month, celebrating the release of the latest in his Beg the Question series and YOU DESERVED IT. If you don’t know much about comics, a visit to Rocketship is well worth your time; you can browse as much as you want, checking out the latest in this revitalized genre. And don’t look just for the famous and familiar; be sure to give a chance to the many small, DIY books as well. Rocketship pays tribute to the former tenant of 208 Smith St., Johnnie’s Bootery, which had been there for more than sixty years, by leaving part of their awning up.

In the Neighborhood


You take no chances when eating at Chance


223 Smith St. between Butler & Baltic Sts.


This charming, friendly, immaculate space offers unique Chinese-French fusion at ridiculously low prices for lunch (and not overly expensive at dinner as well). The glass-fronted restaurant is set in sleek, simmering reds, with small tables and a long bar. Owner/chef Ken Li, who named the restaurant by combining CHina and FrANCE, prepares a trio of well-thought-out dim-sum boxes of a quartet of dumplings that run between ten and twelve bucks: the land box includes beef with pine nuts and duck with mushrooms, the ocean box features lobster and spinach and sea bass and carrots, and the vegetable box has swiss chard and wild mushrooms and goat cheese with roasted peppers. Daily lunch-box specials are a mere $6-$8 and are served with soup, salad, rice, and dumplings and can range from pepper steak or pad Thai to spare ribs or crispy tofu. There is also an a la carte menu of seventeen dim-sum items that are only $2-$4 for three pieces; our favorites are the pan-fried oyster with asparagus dumplings, the deep-fried crab claw, and the steamed XO scallop with mushroom dumplings. The steamed foie gras and rock shrimp dumpling sounds better than it actually is. Get a pot of hot green tea, which comes in a heavy cast-iron pot. Don’t pass up desserts, especially the fried banana spring rolls with caramel sauce and the creamy lychee and pistachio tart.


Smith St. has become one of the centers of Brooklyn gentrification over the last ten years or so. In 1999, Smith St. between Atlantic Ave. and Ninth St. was also named Eileen C. Dugan Blvd., in honor of the longtime Carroll Gardens resident who represented the neighborhood for sixteen years in the State Assembly (representing the 52nd A.D.). Among Dugan’s (1945-96) priorities were revitalizing Red Hook and providing financial and emotional assistance for battered women. On the first Sunday of October, Brooklyn’s St. Francis College holds the Eileen Dugan Memorial Fun Run / Walk, benefiting the Circle of Hope Cancer Foundation. The 5K event kicks off at Fourth Pl. & Court St. at 10:00 in the morning, followed by a ceremony at P.J. Hanley’s Tavern on the same corner.

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Disappointing Downtown Exhibit of the Week


A garden of earthly mediocrity


World Financial Center Winter Garden

225 Vesey St.

Through September 15, 7:00 am — 12 midnight

Admission: free


In the shadow of Ground Zero, amid the palms standing tall in the Winter Garden, Korean-born artist (and current New Yorker) Chang-Jin Lee has installed a mazelike “garden” of items she accumulated during workshops in which she asked people from different ethnic backgrounds to contribute small items that made them feel safe. The result is some two hundred Plexiglas boxes, or what she calls “safety kits,” filled with some very bizarre things, sitting atop three-foot-high AstroTurf-covered bases. Among the objects donated that supposedly represent safety, freedom of speech, and a sense of home, were an American flag, tools, books by the likes of Nietzsche and Shakespeare, GOLDEN GIRLS memorabilia, stuffed animals, a Barbie doll, cigars, mirrors, a nest, art supplies, makeup, teabags, electronic equipment, playing cards, and lots of other mundane, fairly uninteresting items, which Lee put together into fairly uninteresting groupings that are as ho-hum as a Homeland Security press conference at the Pentagon. You can also take home a bujuk, a small good-luck Korean Buddhist scroll on which people wrote down their thoughts about security; ours said, "I want to see it coming. I want to keep it together. And I don’t want to cross the Parking Violations Bureau."

In the Neighborhood


Nell Breyer translates time at the WFC


World Financial Center South Bridge

220 Vesey St. at Liberty St.

Through September 30, 8:00 am — 8:00 pm

Admission: free


As you walk across the south bridge to the World Financial Center, you’ll become part of Nell Breyer’s interactive dance with the other people on their way to or from work, a show at the Winter Garden, or a trip to see Ground Zero. Cameras pick up folks as they travel through the temporary crossing and process their images through a computer, digitally projecting them onto several screens and the walls themselves. Hang out for a while and watch the flurry of purple, yellow, red, and blue as people hustle their way past, mostly not noticing the installation they are now part of. Then do a little dance yourself and watch how it develops on the screen. Breyer, an MIT-based multimedia artist and dancer, has previously done dance-related video projects at Dance Theater Workshop and the Williamsburg Art neXus (WAX).

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Riff’s Rants & Raves

Rachel Weisz and Ralph Fiennes cultivate their relationship

THE CONSTANT GARDENER (Fernando Meirelles, 2005)

Opens August 31

Fernando Meirelles knows how to make movies. His previous film, the remarkable CITY OF GOD (2002), was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and he earned a nod for Best Director as well, sending him off to Hollywood for his first English-language effort. The result is the exciting tale of a low-level British diplomat who becomes obsessed with investigating his radical wife’s murder. As he uncovers more and more information, he learns surprising things about his wife — and the British government. Based on John Le Carré’s novel, THE CONSTANT GARDENER opens with the murder of Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz); her husband, Justin (Ralph Fiennes), is a diplomat stationed in Kenya who prefers not to ruffle any feathers. As he is told what might have happened to her, he continues watering his plants, tending to his garden. Tessa’s death is ruled a crime of passion, allegedly committed by a peace worker, Dr. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé), but Justin believes there’s more to it. He soon finds himself in the middle of a complex conspiracy that puts him in the cross hairs of some very powerful — and dangerous — people. Meirelles alternates between the past and the present, using flashbacks to reveal Justin and Tessa’s complicated, often mysterious relationship. By focusing on the characters instead of the conspiracy, Meirelles has crafted an exciting spy thriller with a heart.

Anna Tsuchiya can’t get away from Kyoko Fukuda in KAMIKAZE GIRLS

KAMIKAZE GIRLS (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2005)

Village East Cinemas

181 Second Ave. at 12th St.

Opens September 9

Tickets: $10.75


Testuya Nakashima’s fresh, frenetic KAMIKAZE GIRLS is the otaku version of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s AMELIE, a fast-paced and very funny story about two very different teenagers who become best friends against all logic. J-Pop star Kyoko Fukada stars as Momoko, a seventeen-year-old loner obsessed with all things rococo; dressed in white frilly clothing and always carrying a parasol, she daydreams of living in the eighteenth century. (By the way, the store where Komoko shops, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, is based on a real establishment.) Anna Tsuchiya plays Ichigo, a tough-talking member of an all-girl biker gang who loves the designer knockoffs Momoko is selling. Hiroyuki Miyasako is Momoko’s lame onetime yakuza father, Ryoko Shinohara is her self-indulged mother, and Kirin Kiki is a riot as her one-eyed fly-catching granny. Best Hair in Show goes to Sadawo Abe as the Unicorn. KAMIKAZE GIRLS, a film-festival fave that garnered several Yokohama Movie Awards, is a silly, campy, and charming delight.

Damian Lewis searches for his lost life at the Port Authority

KEANE (Lodge Kerrigan, 2004)

Landmark Sunshine Cinema

143 E. Houston St. between First & Second Aves.

Opens September 9


Simply remarkable. Lodge Kerrigan’s third feature film is mesmerizing, always teetering on the brink of insanity. Damian Lewis stars as William Keane, whom we first meet as he rants and raves inside Port Authority, filled with anger, paranoia, and a twitchiness that immediately sets you on edge and never lets up. He is trying to figure out what went wrong when his daughter was abducted from the area, but he now acts like just another crazy at the bus depot. As he befriends a desperate woman (Amy Ryan) and her daughter (Abigail Breslin), you’ll feel a gamut of terrifying emotions rush through your body. Kerrigan, who made a big indie splash with 1994’s CLEAN, SHAVEN, has created a brilliant psychological film centered on one man’s obsession that will leave you emotionally and physically spent. Filmed on location in 35mm with a handheld camera and natural sound, KEANE has a taut realism that will knock you for a loop. You’ll love this film, but it will also scare the hell out of you.

Chanwook Park shows little sympathy for moviegoers

(Chanwook Park, 2002)

Village East Cinemas

181 Second Ave. at 12th St.

Now playing

Tickets: $10.75


Chanwook Park kicks off his revenge trilogy with SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (even though the second film, OLDBOY, was the first one released in the States), a creepy, quirky tale that lays low for quite a while before busting loose with a massive splattering of the old ultra-violence. After deaf-mute Ryu (Ha-kyun Shin) fails miserably in a desperate, ridiculous attempt to get his dying sister (Ji-eun Lim) a kidney, the recently laid-off Ryu is convinced by his anarchist girlfriend, Youngmin (Doo-na Bae), to kidnap the four-year-old daughter (Bo-bae Han) of Park (Kang-ho Song), the man who owned the factory that recently laid him off. But when the plan goes awry, both Ryu and Park become obsessed with avenging their torn-apart lives. Although the first half of the film is too slow and heads off in too many directions, the second half brings everything together, chock full of the kind of violence promised by the title. The final film in the trilogy premieres at the New York Film Festival later this month.

by Patrick McGrath (Bloomsbury, September 2005, $16.95)

Part of Bloomsbury’s Writer in the City series, Patrick McGrath’s three stories set in New York are absolutely riveting, the work of an author at the top of his game. “The Year of the Gibbet” takes readers back to the American Revolution, as a young boy watches his mother stand tall in Canvas Town against the oncoming British army, his father having already given his life at Valley Forge. “Julius” centers on an offbeat young man with a wealthy, hardworking father and three doting sisters during the Civil War era. Having not met his father’s expectations, Julius, whose mother dies when he was an infant, is often beaten by his father, but he finds solace in the company of a lower-class woman who is a nude model in his art class. After he brings her home to meet his father, the world of the van Horns is never the same again. “Ground Zero” is set in the post-9/11 world, as a psychiatrist treats a man obsessed with a call girl who lost one of her other clients in the World Trade Center attacks. In all three tales, McGrath, the author of the brilliant ASYLUM, treats each word as a work of art, putting them together to create absorbing stories with fascinating characters, set in what has become the London-born writer’s hometown. McGrath’s rich language and careful attention to detail bring every corner of the city alive in this gripping, unforgettable collection.

Neil Swaab brings Mr. Wiggles to Dabora in Brooklyn

Volume 2 by Neil Swaab ($10.95, NBM, 2005)

Dabora: A Victorian Salon Art Gallery

1080 Manhattan Ave. between Eagle & Dupont

September 10 — October 8

Saturdays & Sundays from 12 noon to 5:00

Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 7:00 — 10:00

Admission: free


First off, we have to admit that Neil Swaab is an FOT (friend of twi-ny), so we might be just a little biased. But that won’t stop us from simply adoring his marvelous creation, Mr. Wiggles, a drinking, smoking, homicidal, and very, very naughty little bear who is cuddly cute despite his penchant for alcohol, drugs, lurid sex, brutal murder, and partying with Jesus. Swaab’s style is minimalist, his black-and-white panels usually featuring Mr. Wiggles and Swaab’s alter ego, a “bald, intense loner with extreme social disorders,” just standing around talking, often in the same position throughout each strip (which runs weekly in the New York Press). But oh, the sick, crazy, hysterical things that come out of that teddy’s mouth. To celebrate the release of the second collection of Mr. Wiggles’ antics, Swaab’s work will be on display for a month at the Dabora Gallery in Brooklyn; Swaab will be on hand to sign books at the opening reception on September 10 from 7:00 to 10:00, so stop by and meet the guy behind (or right next to) the sweetly psychotic bear you just hate to love. The book includes an introduction by cartoonist Ted Rall, new panels about the book itself, and a section of notes in which Swaab discusses the evolution of many of the individual strips.

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twi-ny top two dozen (or so) weekly reminders & special events


Dahesh Museum of Art

580 Madison Ave. at 57th St.


Thursday, September 1 First Thursdays: Kristian Davies, THE ORIENTALISTS, free from 6:00 to 9:00, lecture at 6:30

Saturday, September 10 Performance: Jennifer Muller / the Works, excerpts from their thirtieth anniversary season at the Joyce, free with museum admission of $9, 2:15 & 3:15


The Lighthouse Theater

Lighthouse International

111 East 59th St. between Park & Lexington Aves.

September 2-6

BAMcinematek / BAM Rose Cinemas

Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.

September 7-11

Tickets: $10



Friday, September 2 MAPADO (Chu Chang-Min, 2004), 4:00

Friday, September 2 THE BIG SWINDLE (Choi Dong-Hoon, 2004), followed by Q&A with the director, 6:10

Friday, September 2 MR. GAM’S VICTORY (Kim Jong-Hyun, 2004), 9:10

Saturday, September 3 A MOMENT TO REMEMBER (Lee Jae-Han, 2004), 1:30

Saturday, September 3 ROMANCE OF THEIR OWN (Kim Tae-Kyun, 2004), 4:00

Saturday, September 3 THE PRESIDENT’S BARBER (Lim Chan-Sang, 2004), followed by Q&A with the director, 6:20

Saturday, September 3 THE SCARLET LETTER (Byeon Hyeok, 2004), 9:20

Sunday, September 4 MY MOTHER, THE MERMAID (Park Heung-Sik, 2004), 1:30

Sunday, September 4 INNOCENT STEPS (Park Young-Hoon, 2005), 4:00

Sunday, September 4 ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY (Kang Woo-Suk, 2004), 6:20

Sunday, September 4 HYPNOTIZED (Kim In-Shik, 2004), 9:10

Monday, September 5 GHOST HOUSE (Kim Sang-Jin, 2004), 1:30

Monday, September 5 MY BROTHER (Ahn Kwon-Tae, 2004), 4:00

Monday, September 5 SPIDER FOREST (Song Il-Gon, 2004), 6:20

Tuesday, September 6 MR. GAM’S VICTORY (Kim Jong-Hyun, 2004), 4:00

Tuesday, September 6 THE SCARLET LETTER (Byeon Hyeok, 2004), 6:30

Tuesday, September 6 THE PRESIDENT’S BARBER (Lim Chan-Sang, 2004), 9:00

Wednesday, September 7 THE BIG SWINDLE (Choi Dong-Hoon, 2004), 6:50

Wednesday, September 7 MAPADO: ALL ABOUT THE HEMP & WIDOWS (Chu Chang-Min, 2005), 9:15

Thursday, September 8 INNOCENT STEPS (Park Young-Hoon, 2005), 9:15

Friday, September 9 THE MOTHER, THE MERMAID (Park Heung-Sik, 2004), 6:50

Friday, September 9 SPIDER FOREST (Son Il-Gon, 2004), 9:15

Saturday, September 10 ROMANCE OF THEIR OWN (Kim Tae-Kyun, 2004), 3:00

Saturday, September 10 ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY (Kang Woo-Suk, 2005), 6:00

Saturday, September 10 BUNSHINSABA (Ahn Byeong-Ki, 2004), 9:00

Sunday, September 11 A MOMENT TO REMEMBER (Lee Jae-Han, 2004), 3:00

Sunday, September 11 MY BROTHER (Ahn Kwon-Tae, 2004), 6:00

Sunday, September 11 HYPNOTIZED (Kim In-Shik, 2004), 9:00


Marcus Garvey Park

Fifth Ave. at 122nd St.

Admission: free


Saturday, September 3 The Caribbean’s Brightest Stars: Art, Craft, and Health Fair, 1:00 — 6:00


All events approximately 11:00 am - 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Admission: free

Saturday, September 3 Friends of Dag Hammarskjold / Katharine Hepburn Garden Festival: Second Ave. between 45th & 57th Sts.

Saturday, September 3 Andrew Glover Youth Program Festival: Fourth Ave. between Eighth & Fourteenth Sts.

Saturday, September 3


Monday, September 5 Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: Periphery of Washington Square Park and University Pl.

Sunday, September 4 21st Annual Brazilian Day Festival: 46th St. between Fifth & Seventh Aves. and on Sixth Ave. between 42nd & 56th Sts.

Sunday, September 4 Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce Fair: Austin St. between 72nd Rd. & Yellowstone Blvd.

Monday, September 5 Manhattan East Community Association Fair: Lexington Ave. between 34th & 42nd Sts.

Monday, September 5 West Indian Day Carnival: Eastern Pkwy between Buffalo & Flatbush Aves.

Monday, September 5 30th Ave. Business Association Fair: 30th Ave. between 29th & 42nd Sts.

Monday, September 5 M.E.C.A. Family Festival: Third Ave. between 34th & 42nd Sts.

Wednesday, September 7


Sunday, September 11 Carnaval Santurce: Crotona Parkway between 175th St. & Fairmont Pl.

Thursday, September 8


Sunday, September 11 Fresh Pond Rd. Festival: Fresh Pond Rd. between Woodbine & Menehan Sts.

Friday, September 9 South Bridge Follies: Fulton St. between Water & Gold Sts.

Saturday, September 10 Chelsea Midtown Democrats Festival: Eighth Ave. between 14th & 23rd Sts.

Saturday, September 10 Upper East Side Block Party: 74th St. between First & Second Aves.

Saturday, September 10 Columbia University Riverside Festival: Broadway between 116th & 120th Sts.

Saturday, September 10 Queens West Kiwanis / Kiwanis Club of Jackson Heights Festival: 37th Ave. between 83rd & 90th Sts.

Saturday, September 10 Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit: Periphery of Washington Square Park and University Pl.

Sunday, September 11 Big Apple Performing Arts Fair: Seventh Ave. between 47th & 57th Sts.

Sunday, September 11 Manhattan Chamber Third Ave. St. Fair: Third Ave. between 66th & 86th Sts.

Sunday, September 11 Washington Heights Children’s Health Festival: St. Nicholas Ave. between 181st & 191st Sts.

Sunday, September 11 Fordham Rd. Renaissance Festival: East Fordham Rd. between Morris Ave. & East Kingsbridge Rd.

Sunday, September 11 Ferragosto / Belmont LDC Festival: Arthur Ave. between 184th & 188th Sts.


Museum of the Moving Image

35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria

Saturday and Sunday nights at 6:30

Tickets: $10


Saturday, September 3 BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959), 2:00 & 7:30

Saturday, September 3 CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963), 4:00

Sunday, September 4 BREATHLESS (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959), 2:00 & 6:30

Sunday, September 4 CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963), 4:00

Saturday, September 10 PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman, 1966), 7:30

Sunday, September 11 PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman, 1966), 6:30


Chelsea Piers Main Plaza

Pier 62

23rd St. & the Hudson River

Saturday & Sunday afternoons

Noon - 4:00 pm

Admission: free


Saturday, September 3 Tom Stinson Jazz Group

Sunday, September 4 Chuck Braman Jazz Group

Saturday, September 10 Suzy Schwartz Brasil Jazz

Sunday, September 11 Mary Lamont



376 Ninth St. at Sixth Ave.

Park Slope, Brooklyn

Monday nights at 7:00

Admission: free


Monday, September 5 THE LADY EVE (Preston Sturges, 1941)

Monday, September 12 MY LITTLE CHICKADEE (Edward F. Cline, 1940)


Steinhardt Building

35 West 67th St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.


Tuesday, September 6 9/11/03: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NEW YORK (Richard Karz, 2005), followed by discussion with Karz, Andrew Delbanco, Benjamin Barber, and Raghida Dergham, $15, 7:30

Sunday, September 11 Veena Sahasrabuddhe and Emerald Tablets, $15, 8:00

Monday, September 12 SCTV, with Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, and Andrew Alexander, moderated by Glenn Kenny, $20, 8:00


Galapagos Art Space

70 North Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent


Admission: free


Wednesday, September 7 The Ks (the full eleven-piece band) play their unique brand of pop music, 10:00


Barnes & Noble

33 East 17th St. at Union Square (US)


600 Fifth Ave. at 48th St., Rockefeller Center (RC)

675 Sixth Ave. at 22nd St., Chelsea (CH)

160 East 54th St. at Third Ave., Citicorp (CC)

105 Fifth Ave. at 18th St. (18)

4 Astor Pl. at Broadway (AP)

1972 Broadway at West 66th St., Lincoln Triangle (LT)

396 Sixth Ave. at Eighth St., Greenwich Village (GV)

2289 Broadway at 82nd St. (BW)

240 East 86th St. at Second Ave. (86)

106 Court St., Brooklyn (CS)

267 Seventh Ave., Park Slope (PS)

Admission: free


Thursday, September 8 Tracy Kidder, MY DETACHMENT: A MEMOIR, BW, 7:30

Saturday, September 10 Mario Batali, MOLTO ITALIANO: 327 SIMPLE ITALIAN RECIPES TO COOK AT HOME, US, 11:00 am

Monday, September 12 Candace Bushnell, LIPSTICK JUNGLE, US, 7:00

Tuesday, September 13 Vik Muniz, REFLEX: A VIK MUNIZ PRIMER, CH, 7:30

Wednesday, September 14 Rick Moody, THE DIVINERS, CH, 7:00


Laila, 113 North Seventh St. between Wythe & Berry, 718-486-6791

Galapagos Art Space, 70 North Sixth St. between Wythe and Kent, 718-782-5188

Club Europa, 98-104 Meserole Ave. at Manhattan Ave., 7118-383-5723

September 8-11

Day passes: $15; three-night pass: $40

Thursday, September 8 Jazz Vocalists Night: Kate Bell and the Poma-Swank, Laila, 8:30

Thursday, September 8 The Shape of the Jazz Orchestra: MK Groove Orchestra, Galapagos, 9:00

Thursday, September 8 Jazz Vocalists Night: The Rachel Z Trio, Laila, 10:30

Thursday, September 8 The Shape of the Jazz Orchestra: Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra, Galapagos, 11:00

Friday, September 9 Jazz Generations: The Gerry Eastman Ensemble, Laila, 8:30

Friday, September 9 The Evolution of the Trumpet: Jesse Selengut & NOIR, Galapagos, 9:00

Friday, September 9 Jazz Generations: Manny Valera, Laila, 10:30

Friday, September 9 The Evolution of the Trumpet: Dave Douglas, Galapagos, 11:00

Saturday, September 10 Williamsburg’s Finest: Mike McGinnis and OK/OK, Laila, 8:30

Saturday, September 10 Timing Is Everything: The Rick Parker Collective, Galapagos, 9:00

Saturday, September 10 Williamsburg’s Finest: Chris Tarry, Laila, 10:30

Saturday, September 10 Timing Is Everything: Steve Coleman and 5 Elements, Galapagos, 11:00

Sunday, September 11 Festival AfterParty, featuring Roboto and the Williamsburg Jazz Festival All-Stars, Club Europa, 7:00


Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

Pace University

3 Spruce St. east of Park Row, near Gold St.

Thursday, September 8


Saturday, September 10 Special multimedia performance, part of What Comes After: Cities, Art, and Recovery, $15-35, 8:00


11 West 42nd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.

All readings at 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted

Admission: free


Friday, September 9 Gerry Frank, WHERE TO FIND IT, BUY IT, EAT IT IN NEW YORK


New York City Parks

Admission: free

Sunday, September 11 Free concerts throughout New York City parks under the banner principles of Freedom, Equality, and Accessibility, including Preachermann and Grace Gaia at Morningside Park, Oxford Alternatives at the British Memorial Garden, the Staten Island Buddhist Vihara at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, as well as a 3:00 citywide singalong to Johnny Nash’s "I Can See Clearly Now," 12 noon — 7:00, with some indoor venues holding evening concerts, such as Cassandra Kubinski at Caffe Vivaldi, Yuriko Hoshina and Amanda Droste at the Triad, the New York Choral Society at St. Patrick’s, and more at such sites as Fort Tryon Park, Union Square Park, Battery Park, City Hall Park, Washington Square Park, Herald Square, Lincoln Center Plaza, Central Park, Greeley Square, Tompkins Square Park, and other locations


Orchard St. at Stanton St.

Admission: free


Sunday, September 11 A Flip on Lower East Side Fashion — an alternative to Fashion Week, featuring runway shows, art and fashion installations, "Camp Couture," sample sales, live performances and DJs, and a silent auction, 1:00 — 5:00


Jacob Javits Convention Center

Eleventh Ave. between 34th & 39th Sts.

Admission: $20 exhibits only, $99-$250 for conferences


Monday, September 12


Tuesday, September 13 Two ethnic food fairs show their wares at the Javits Center, with exhibitors displaying the latest in Asian and Latino cuisine, along with conferences and other events with special guests


Multiple venues

September 12-25

Tickets: $15 unless otherwise noted

The second annual New York Musical Theatre Festival kicks off on September 12 with a big opening gala, followed the next day by the opening of several musicals across the Midtown and Theater District area. For more information on upcoming free readings, concerts, panel discussions, comedy, and more at this year’s fest, visit the above Web site and look out for our September 14 issue.

Monday, September 12 Opening Gala, 4 Benefit, 45th St. Theatre, 340 West 50th St., $150 performance and food featuring sneak preview of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, with BBQ dinner and more, 8:00

Monday, September 12 Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, Birdland, 315 West 44th St., 9:30

Tuesday, September 13 SEAGULL: THE MUSICAL, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th St., free, 2:00 & 5:00

Tuesday, September 13


Thursday, September 22 SOON OF A MORNIN’, Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd St.

Tuesday, September 13


Friday, September 23 ROOMS, 45th St. Theatre, 340 West 50th St.

Tuesday, September 13


Saturday, September 24 theAtrainplays, Neighborhood Playhouse, 340 East 54th St.

Tuesday, September 13


Sunday, September 25 BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL, Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th St.

Tuesday, September 13


Sunday, September 25 WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO, the Beckett, 410 West 42nd St.

Tuesday, September 13


Sunday, September 25 THE BANGER’S FLOPERA, Barrow Group Arts Center, 312 West 36th St., third floor

Wednesday, September 14


Sunday, September 18 Movie Musical Series, Makor, 35 West 67th St., 1:00

Wednesday, September 14


Wednesday, September 21 YANK!, the Beckett, 410 West 42nd St.

Wednesday, September 14


Wednesday, September 21 Prospect Theater Company Presents the NYMF/PTC Concert Series and Writers Workshops, 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th St., $15-$20

Wednesday, September 14


Saturday, September 24 FEELING ELECTRIC, Barrow Group Arts Center, 312 West 36th St., third floor

Wednesday, September 14


Saturday, September 24 RICHARD CORY, Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd St.

Wednesday, September 14


Sunday, September 25 THE BALLAD OF BONNIE & CLYDE, Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th St.

Wednesday, September 14


Sunday, September 25 SERENADE THE WORLD, 45th St. Theatre, 340 West 50th St.


OM Yoga Center

826 Broadway at 12th St., sixth floor


Rebel Saint Meditation Center

302 Bowery at Houston St., second floor

Monday, September 12 Weekly drop-in first-year classes at OM focusing on the fundamentals of the Buddhist path and the Shambhala tradition, $10, 8:00

Wednesday, September 14 Weekly drop-in first-year classes at Rebel Saint focusing on the fundamentals of the Buddhist path and the Shambhala tradition, $15 if you have a good job, $10 if you have a job, $5 if you have no job, 7:00


Registration required in advance

Admission: free


Tuesday, September 13 Primary elections are being held today for mayor, city council, city comptroller, public advocate, borough presidents, district attorneys, and judges, 6:00 am — 9:00 pm


Shops at Columbus Circle

Admission: free


Tuesday, September 13 Richard Russo, EMPIRE FALLS DVD, 7L00


Various venues

September 13-25

Tickets: Free to $150


Tuesday, September 13 Opening Night Concert & Party: Great Jewish Artists Perform Great Jewish Composers, including Klezmatics performing Randy Newman, Marc Ribot performing Billy Joel, Regina Spektor performing Madonna and Leonard Cohen, Tovah Feldshuh performing George & Ira Gershwin, and more, 92nd St. Y, $48-$125, 8:00

Wednesday, September 14 Lunchtime Sephardic Concert Series: Michal Cohen, Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St. at Lexington Ave., free, 12:30

Wednesday, September 14 Dave Brubeck’s World Premier of "The Ten Commandments," plus "The Gates of Justice," Rose Center, Broadway at 60th St., $48-$135, 8:00

Thursday, September 15 Lunchtime Sephardic Concert Series: Sarah Aroeste, Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St. at Lexington Ave., free, 12:30

Thursday, September 15 Nalaga’at (Do Touch): Light Is Heard in Zig Zag, a stage for the deaf and blind, Rose Center, $48-$150, 8:00

Sunday, September 18 Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar, Eldridge St. Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. at Canal St., $18, 2:00

Sunday, September 18 YiddishFest 2005, with Fyvush Finkel, Ian Finkel, Elliot Finkel, David Krakauer, New Yiddish Chorale with Zalman Mlotek, Klez Dispensers, and Joanne Borts, Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, free, 6:00

Sunday, September 18 Celebration! Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St. at Lexington Ave., free, 5:00

Monday, September 19 The First Annual Jewish Music Awards, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., $30, 7:00

Monday, September 19 Alicia Svigals & Mikveh with special guest Marilyn Lerner, Satalla, 37 West 26th St., $15, 7:30

Tuesday, September 20 Ben Sidran and Friends and Nikitov, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl., $25, 8:00

Tuesday, September 20 Shtetl Busters: A Smorgasbord of Music and Performance, hosted by Scotty the Blue Bunny, 14th St. Y, 344 East 14th St. at First Ave., $8, 7:00

Wednesday, September 21 Lunchtime Sephardic Concert Series: Divahn, Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St. at Lexington Ave., free, 12:30

Wednesday, September 21 Metropolitan Klezmer Band featuring movie music and Yiddish film clips, Makor, 35 West 67th St., $15, 7:30

Wednesday, September 21 The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater presents DI YAM GAZLONIM (THE SEA PIRATES), 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd St., $25-$65, 8:00

Thursday, September 22 Lunchtime Sephardic Concert Series: Gerald Edery and Danny Maseng, Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St. at Lexington Ave., free, 12:30

Thursday, September 22 Oi Va Voi with Balkan Beat Box, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., $20-$25, 8:00

Thursday, September 22 Days of Awe performed by David Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience, JCC of Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., 415-$20, 8:00

Thursday, September 22 Jill Sobule, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., $18, 9:30

Saturday, September 24 Modular Moods introduces the Sounds of the East with Sarah Aroeste, Michal Cohen, Eyal Maoz, and DJ Handler, Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., $15, 7:30

Sunday, September 25 Jewzapalooza, Riverside Park at 72nd St., with the World’s Largest Klezmer Brunch (11:00 am), Avishai Cohen (1:00), Joshua Nelson & the Kosher Gospel Singers (2:00), Blue Fringe (3:00), Golem (4:00), Pharaoh’s Daughter (5:00), special surprise (6:00), Soul Farm (7:00), and Blackfield featuring Aviv Geffen & Steven Wilson (8:00), free, 11:00 am — 9:00 pm