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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Q&A with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris

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By Maria Esteves – April 5, 2016 The MOMS MAMARAZZI Special Presentation of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, directed by Kirk Jones and written by Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos was held in New York, Friday, March 18, 2016. Actress/writer Nia Vardalos (Toula) and actress Elena Kampouris (Paris, Toula's daughter) appeared for a Q&A session after the presentation moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions and discussions posed by The Moms...

Film Review: Miracles From Heaven

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By Maria Esteves – April 3, 2016 The mystery of faith to believe in something we cannot see or hear like the air we breathe despite our circumstances in this life is a miracle! Scientists at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland calls it ‘The God Particle (Higgs Boson).’ MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is an extraordinary and powerful true story that captures the spiritual journey of the Beam family, ordinary American Judeo Christians from Texas who discove...

Jennifer Garner Attends The Moms Miracles From Heaven Presentation

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By Maria Esteves – April 2, 2016 THE MOMS Special Presentation of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, directed by Patricia Riggen was held at Hearst Tower, New York, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. A Q&A discussion immediately followed with American actress Jennifer Garner moderated by co-founders Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, The Moms Sirius XM. Questions posed to actress Garner by The Moms included: "How did you decide to do MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN? Does it make a difference to you jump...

The 88th Academy Awards

By Maria Esteves – March 2, 2016 The 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock commenced Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, Hollywood, C.A. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the Oscars honor outstanding film achievements of 2015. Mad Max: Fury Road was top winner with six Oscars including Best Film Editing MARGARET SIXEL and Best Production Design COLIN GIBSON. Three Oscars went to The Revenant including Best Dire...

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...

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