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Eddie the Eagle Q&A with Michael Edwards

EDDIE THE EAGLE Q&A with Michael Edwards: Great Britain's first Olympic ski jumper Michael "Eddie" Edwards, 1988 Winter Olympic winner. By Maria Esteves – February 25, 2016 THE MOMS New York screening of EDDIE THE EAGLE, directed by Dexter Fletcher was held at Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11, Monday, February 22, 2016. A special Q&A session with Eddie the Eagle Michael Edwards moderated by co-founder Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Siriu...

Diane von Furstenberg F/W 2016 Presentation

By Maria Esteves – February 23, 2016 Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter Love Power 2016 presentation was held at her New York headquarters, Sunday, February 14, 2016. The Love Power intimate and interactive collection now available online included the slit maxi dress, black-and-white slip dress, classic wrap dress with her signature, and floral print silk maxi skirt. American supermodels Lily Aldridge, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Irina Shayk posed, recli...

Fashion Hong Kong RTW F/W 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 21, 2016 Fashion Hong Kong Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Friday, February 12, 2016. Presented by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the extraordinary designers who debut during New York Fashion Week were LOOM LOOP by Polly Ho, HARRISON WONG and HIDY N.G. Fashion Hong Hong collection is available at Splashlight Studios, New York. LOOM LOOP androgynous collection inspired by a Chinese legend...

Kids Rock Fall/Winter 2016 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 17, 2016 The 5th bi-annual KIDS ROCK! Fall/Winter 2016 runway show was held at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Presented by Haddad Brands, Rookie USA Presents KIDS ROCK! collection showcased the best in American children sportswear from top brands. From Levi’s slim denim jeans (510, 511), leggings and graphic tees; to Converse Chuck Taylor all-star canvas/leather sneakers, rubber rain boots, knit woven full-zip hoodie...

Nicholas K Fall/Winter 2016 RTW Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – February 15, 2016 The NICHOLAS K Fall/Winter 2016 ARCOSANTI ready-to-wear runway show was held during New York Fashion Week at Skylight Moynihan Station, New York, Thursday, February 11, 2016. Inspired by founder and visionary urban architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), the family design duo Arcosanti combined urban chic and military style collection included silk gowns and dresses tied at the waist; knitted dresses; wool coats, leather jackets, military trench coat...

Tara Mateik and Michelle Parkerson Attends Flaherty NYC

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By Maria Esteves – February 7, 2016 The Flaherty NYC Winter/Spring 2016 (FNYCWS16) Queer Transitions was held at Anthology Film Archives, New York, Tuesday, February 2, 7:00PM. In collaboration with The New School; co-presented by Women Make Movies; programmed by Lana Lin, associate professor, School of Media Studies, The New School; and Cauleen Smith, professor, Vermont College of Fine Arts; the six documentary shorts presentation included Michelle Parkerson’s Storme: Lady of t...

How to Win Enemies (Como Ganar Enemigos): NYJFF Review

By Maria Esteves – January 27, 2016 HOW TO WIN ENEMIES (COMO GANAR ENEMIGOS), is a heartfelt redemptive family comedy, crime mystery set in present day Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucas Abadi (Martin Slipak) an aspiring crime novelist and attorney who works at his family law firm becomes a victim of a crime, is compelled to solve the mystery. The film begins with a beautiful Jewish wedding ceremony scene, then the story cleverly unfolds returning back to the wedding reception scene and s...

25th Anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival How to Win Enemies Premiere

By Maria Esteves – January 25, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival 2016 (NYJFF16) N.Y. Premiere of HOW TO WIN ENEMIES (COMO GANAR ENEMIGOS), directed by Gabriel Lichtmann was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 21st followed by a Q&A session with director Lichtmann, moderated by digital marketing associate Alexander Hunt, Film Society of Lincoln Center. Questions posed to Lichtmann by Hunt included: The film's...

25th New York Jewish Film Festival Lineup

By Maria Esteves - January 9, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Lincoln Center, New York, January 13-26, 2016. This year's silver jubilee presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, will showcase over 30 prestigious independent films from around the globe including special presentations, anniversary screening by filmmaker Todd Solondz, musical events, panel discus...

New Year’s Eve 2015 with Nicky Siano

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By Maria Esteves - December 27, 2015  New Year's Eve 2015 Disco Extravaganza hosted by Rebecca Lynn and Gordon Lee featuring legendary DJ Nicky Siano with amazing live performances by Divas of Disco American singers Rochelle Fleming (First Choice), Melba Moore and D.C. La Rue (David Charles L'Heureux) will be held at Coney Island's Eldorado, Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, December 31, 2015, 10:00 PM. For more information, email newyearseve2015.16@gmail.com, call 1.718.339.3464 o...

Remembering Rob Fernandez

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By Maria Esteves – December 12, 2015 Memorial Celebration (House of Rob) for legendary event promoter Rob Fernandez (1967 – 2015) at Pacha New York, was held Wednesday, September 16, 2015. World famous DJ artists who paid their respects at the historical event included Jellybean Benitez, Father Chris, Johnny Dynell, Kaskade, Danny Krivit, and Erick Morillo. An event promoter career that spanned 25 years began with Deep House Mafia nightlife event owner Christopher James Robinso...

DOCNYC 2015 Review: Miss Sharon Jones!

By Maria Esteves – November 30, 2015 The triumphant music documentary MISS SHARON JONES! chronicles the life of American soul/funk singer Sharon Jones (Sharon Lafaye Jones). The film powerfully captures Sharon’s childhood, her career as lead singer with the Dap-Kings, her confrontation with pancreatic cancer, treatment and miraculous remission testimonial. Sharon’s successful music comeback with the band and album release Give The People What They Want was nominated 2015...

6th DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones! Photos

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By Maria Esteves The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! directed by Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion immediately followed with director Kopple, singer Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC. Presented by executive director Raphaela Neihausen, artistic director Thom Powers, director of ...

2015 DOC NYC Opening Night U.S. Premiere of Miss Sharon Jones!

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By Maria Esteves – November 27, 2015 The Sixth DOC NYC Festival Opening Night U.S. Premiere of MISS SHARON JONES! music documentary by two-time Academy award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple, Lifetime Achievement recipient, 2015 DOC NYC, was held at SVA theater, New York, Thursday, November 12, 2015. A special Q&A discussion with director Kopple, Grammy Award nominee singer Miss Jones and the Dap-Kings band moderated by artistic director Thom Powers, DOC NYC, preceded the opening nigh...

NYFF53 Premiere of Carol Red Carpet Arrivals

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By Maria Esteves – November 16, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival Premiere of CAROL, directed by Todd Haynes. Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy commenced Friday, October 9, 2015 at Alice Tully Hall, New York. Red carpet arrivals included director Todd Haynes, actress Rooney Mara, two-time Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett, American composer Carter Burwell, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, producer Christine Vachon, producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Edith “Edie” Windsor, American co...

Three Long Years 10th Anniversary Viral Release Party

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By Maria Esteves The 10th Anniversary of THREE LONG YEARS, directed/written by Peter Welch celebrated the online movie viral release at Empire Hotel Rooftop, New York, Thursday, September 24, 2015. Hosted by Keith Collins, KCM, Inc., attendees at the private event included cast members Robert McKay (Dr. Ganzy), Hank Eulau (Lenny); celebrity guests piano composer Richard Trifan, Deborah Larissa and Ekayani. From directing, to writing, to acting Peter Welch's THREE LONG YEARS is a 2003 Ameri...

Review: In Jackson Heights

By Maria Esteves – November 8, 2015 Jackson Heights, Queens, the multicultural capital of the world is truly the heart of New York City depicted by director Frederick Wiseman in his latest documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS. Set in present day and filmed Vérité, this compelling over 3 hour documentary explores the authentic multicultural and religious communities where people from all over the world come to visit and live because of its unique neighborhoods, businesses and b...

NYFF53 The Assassin Press Conference

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By Maria Esteves - October 15, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) U.S. Premiere of The Assassin, directed by Hou Hsian-hsien was held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Friday, October 9th. The press conference with director Hsian-hsien, moderated by director of programming Dennis Lim, Film Society of Lincoln Center, translated by Dr. Vincent Cheng, BMCC, preceded the U.S. Premiere at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, October 8th. Questions posed to director Hsian-hsi...

NYFF53 Miles Ahead Press Conference

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By Maria Esteves – October 14, 2015 The 53rd New York Film Festival 2015 (NYFF53) Closing Night Premiere of MILES AHEAD, press conference with actor/director Don Cheadle, cast members Emayatzy Corinealdi and Michael Stuhlbarg, moderated by festival director Kent Jones, NYFF, was held at the Walter Reade Theater Saturday, October 10, 2015. Questions posed to actor/director Cheadle, Corinealdi and Stuhlbarg by moderator Jones and members of the press included "Can you talk about findin...

NYFF 2015 Review: Miles Ahead

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By Maria Esteves – October 12, 2015 MILES AHEAD is explosive, passionate, romantic and provocative! Actor Don Cheadle is Miles Davis incarnate. Cheadle’s directorial debut, a decade in the making, is truly a masterpiece. Set in the late 1970s, this creative music biopic captures the legendary Miles Davis (1926-1991) personal life, sense of humor and experience during his absence with the recording industry that ultimately led him to take the law into his own hands. Miles music s...

Christian Siriano Spring 2016 Runway Collection

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By Maria Esteves – October 12, 2015 CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear runway show was held during New York Fashion Week at ArtBeam, Saturday, September 12, 2015. Siriano’s Spring 2016 collection was inspired by the imperial cities of Morocco, culture, lifestyle and the annual Feast of the Throne celebration. His beautiful and feminine red carpet evening wear included black lattice laser-cut and silk cage collar gown and dress, burnout plunging neckline gown in i...

Betsey Johnson 50th Anniversary Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – October 7, 2015 BETSEY JOHNSON Spring 2016 The Curios Case of Betsey Button celebrated 50 years in the fashion industry at the Arc on Friday, September 11, 2015. Johnson’s extraordinary and memorable themed runway show dedicated to Ann K. Pimm (Johnson’s childhood dance instructor) and dance venues such as Limelight, Palladium, Mud Club, Electric Circus, and Max’s Kansas City displayed five decades of vintage designs from present day to 1950s. Models...

15th Annual Kings and Cowboys Birthday Celebration

By Maria Esteves – October 7, 2015 The 15th Annual Kings and Cowboys Birthday Celebration for award winning actor, producer Keith Collins, Keith Collins Media, Inc. and actor, award winning recording artist, pop icon Randy Jones (original Village People Cowboy) was held at the exclusive Leonora venue, New York, Friday, September 11, 2015. Collins and Jones celebrated their mutual birthday extravaganza with industry professionals, guests and family members until the wee hours during New Yo...

Nancy Vuu Spring 2016 Runway Show

By Maria Esteves Style Fashion Week NANCY VUU Spring 2016 runway show was held during New York Fashion Week in Gotham Hall, Thursday, September 10, 2015. Vuu’s high-fashion collection for children and teens is graced with sheer elegance. She believes every child is a prince and a princess from the one true king! ...

Everything Before Us New York Premiere Q&A Video Coverage

By Maria Esteves – August 9, 2015 The 38th Annual Asian American Film Festival 2015 (aaiff15) Closing Night New York Premiere of EVERYTHING BEFORE US, directed by Philip Wang and Wesley Chan was held at the Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, New York, Saturday, August 1, 8:00PM. The Q&A discussion with directors Wang, Chan, producer Ted Fu, and lead actor Aaron Yoo moderated by Kevin Lee, PR Coordinator, Asian Cinevision, preceded the Closing Night Gala Reception. EVERYTHING BEFORE U...


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