The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents A Special Screening of THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents

A Special Screening of THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA

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Writer and Host of You Must Remember This Podcast, Karina Longworth in Attendance

Friday, November 16, 2018

WHAT | Academy at Metrograph. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents A Special Screening of The Barefoot Contessa with writer Karina Longworth

WHEN | Friday, November 16th at 7:00PM & 10:00PM

WHERE | Metrograph, No. 7 Ludlow Street

ABOUT | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will continue its monthly residency at Metrograph on Friday November 16th, with a special screening of The Barefoot Contessa, with writer and host of the You Must Remember This podcast, Karina Longworth in-person to present the film and sign copies of her latest book Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood, a rumination on sex and power in Tinseltown.


ABOUT KARINA LONGWORTH | Karina Longworth is the creator, writer and host of You Must Remember This, a podcast on the secret and forgotten history of 20th century Hollywood. A former film editor of the LA Weekly and critic for the Village Voice, she is the author of four previous books, including Hollywood Frame by Frame and Meryl Streep: Anatomy of an Actor. She lives in Los Angeles.

ABOUT THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA | Mankiewicz, a fiercely intelligent and independent operator, broke away from the studios with this, his acidic insider’s take on the anguishes and compromises of international productions, starring Ava Gardner in a role modeled after Rita Hayworth, that of a Spanish dancer drawn into the movie business; Edmond O’Brien as the publicist who helps to reinvent her; and Humphrey Bogart as the film director who ruefully watches her rise and fall. A typically drum-tight script by Mankiewicz and blessed with the photography of the great DP Jack Cardiff.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY AT METROGRAPH | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) began a yearlong residency at Metrograph in July 2017, bringing exciting and entertaining programs to the big screen. Programs in ACADEMY AT METROGRAPH have and continue to feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends.  This monthly series highlights unique archival elements, including recent restorations and film prints from the Academy Film Archive by celebrating classic moments from the Academy’s 90-year history.

Lose weight & stay fit, with Kickboxing at @CKO Jersey City (or in NYC)!

Here comes the time of the year, when we start looking to lose weight; or start to gain weight due to the holiday festivities, which in turn, leads to ur desire to lose weight. The approaching new year is another reason to make those resolutions of weight loss and staying fit. Internet is filled with suggestions and programs for weight loss, and so is your neighborhood gym. But how much motivation do we really have to commit to this seemingly HARD goal of weight loss and staying fit & healthy. Even though we all want it, it seems quite difficult to do it. Right?

Well, the same goes for me. I've been going to gym for 15 years, on and off. And I've had almost 30 lbs weight fluctuation from peak to minimum. Last few years have seen a fluctuation of around 15 lbs as well. I'm not kidding. But every time I'm not at my optimum weight, desire to lose that weight is high. I do crash diets (my favorite being General Motor Diet Plan), workout programs from, cardio and weight training at my gym, lot of walking and whatever else I can. And it all seems to work, but only to a certain extent. And I keep looking for a more efficient way to achieve my weight and fitness goals.

Then I landed at CKO Kickboxing, near me in Jersey City. What's kickboxing? It's not really boxing. Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, Khmer Boxing, and Western boxing. You can read more on wikipedia or CKO itself.

After talking to Charles Torres, the manager and trainer at CKO Jersey City, I decided to give this a shot. Charlie has been a practicing martial artist for over 20 yrs. He is a World Taekwondo Federation, certified black belt and trained under Olympian, Master Kevin Padilla. Charles holds numerous titles in Olympic Style Taekwondo ranging from state, national and international competitions from 1994-2008. In 2004 Charles was selected by the New York State Taekwondo Commission (NYSTC), to join their athletic program. An organization designed in mentoring and sponsoring top athletes for international competition. Charles served as an assistant instructor and coach for Padilla's Sport Taekwondo School instructing Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Cardio Kickboxing, Boxing and coaching Elite Junior Athletes.

So, I started my Day-1 this past Monday, with another trainer John Wilson. John became a member of CKO when they opened in February 2013, having moved to Jersey City from Brighton, England. He was hooked instantly and really honed his craft by taking many classes and with many different instructors. He joined the team of instructors the following December, bringing with him a few tasty drills and phrases from across the pond. It was an exhausting but fun hour working out with a class of motivated individuals.

Before your first class you need 15-20 mins to learn kickboxing basics, like jab, cross, hook, kick etc. And then you're ready. The classes are geared towards everyone, from beginner to expert level. How? You'll have to see yourself to understand. But it's pretty cool. I took classes with John and Charlie. Both are amazing trainer, with different style and different flavor. Another great thing is that even with same trainer, every other class felt different. It was hard, it was rough, but it was also exciting and fun.  I doubt that right now I'll be able to do that much on my own, without that class setting or without doing kickboxing. So it was pretty cool.

I went to the class continuously for 5 days this week. I do feel kinda body ache and stuff, but I guess it's pretty normal. But I also feel lot more energy and stamina with each class. And I have managed to lose few lbs as well. It's all not easy, but it's not hard either. The key is self-motivation and commitment to your fitness and health.

I would strongly recommend checking out CKO Jersey City (follow @mynewyorkeye on Facebook & Twitter, and reach out to us for a SPECIAL KICK-OFF DEAL at this location). Or look for a  CKO Kickboxing near you this winter to start your fitness regime for the holidays, into the new year. It' never too early to start, and it' never too late. Happy Holidays!!!

Sensory Stories - The future of story telling at MoMI

How stories are told has been defined and redefined over years. From grandma's tales, to stage, to TV, to cinema, to 3D... the evolution is ongoing. The next step to that is VR - Virtual Reality. A headset consisting of a goggles and earphones, that puts you in middle of the action, with 360 degree view. If you have never experienced VR, this may blow your mind. Sitting in middle of a lake, with a tarin approaching, or in middle of mountains with a tribal singing, or in middle of the refugee camp in Jordan, with Sidra. Each is an exhilarating but different experience. Being immersed in the story, than just watching it from outside, makes you feel part of the story and feel it at a much closer level.

Sensory Stories was conceived and organized by FutureofStorytelling – an annual summit and community platform that draws leaders from the worlds of media, technology, and communications to explore how stories are changing in the digital age. Presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the Future of StoryTelling, the exhibition reveals how an emerging group of artists and companies are using innovative digital techniques to change the way audiences experience storytelling. The exhibition, which includes virtual-reality experiences, interactive films, participatory installations, and new touch responsive interfaces, opened on April 18, 2015, and will be on view through July 26, 2015, at the Museum. 

“Technology has driven the evolution of moving image entertainment since the invention of film,” said Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Today, new technologies and interfaces aim to bring the body, mind, and senses into a new relationship with the moving image, one which eliminates the gap between the real and the virtual, the physical and the digital. We asked Future of Storytelling to develop an exhibition for the Museum because of their unique expertise in these important developments.”

Sensory Stories invites visitors to participate in narratives that merge traditional storytelling with groundbreaking new technologies, incorporating full-body immersion, and interaction that includes sight, hearing, touch, even smell. Charles Melcher, Founder and Director of FoST and co-curator of the exhibition, said, “At its heart Sensory Stories celebrates how new technologies are bringing us back into our bodies, allowing us to experience stories in immersive and powerful ways that remind us of the sensory joy of being alive.”

For more information, visit:

The exhibition is traveling to the Phi Centre in Montreal, where it will be on view from August 11- September 27. 

About Future of StoryTelling (FoST) 

The Future of StoryTelling is an annual summit and community platform that draws leaders from the worlds of media, technology, and communications to explore how stories are changing in the digital age. In addition to the summit (October 7-8), FoST produces a daily blog, a weekly online speaker series, a monthly newsletter, quarterly influencer salons, international technology exhibitions and showcases, the FoST Prize for Innovation in Storytelling, and dozens of short films highlighting the big ideas shaping the storytelling landscape. For more information, visit

About Museum of the Moving Image

Museum of the Moving Image ( advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In its stunning facilities—acclaimed for both its accessibility and bold design—the Museum presents exhibitions; screenings of Museum of the Moving Image Page 6 significant works; discussion programs featuring actors, directors, craftspeople, and business leaders; and education programs which serve more than 50,000 students each year. The Museum also houses a significant collection of moving-image artifacts.

New York’s Hidden Treasures

The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge are the kind of New York landmarks every person on earth is aware of. But the Big Apple is full of a variety of hidden spots that are remarkably inspiring in diverse fields, from street art to science, going through music and urban landscape. 

This is a selection of just a few of these city treasures that myNewYorkeye invites you to discover. 


Freedom Tunnel 

The Amtrak Tunnel under Riverside Park got its name because graffiti artist Chris “Freedom” Pape used the area to create some of his most outstanding artwork. But the name is also emblematic in reference to the former shantytowns built within the tunnel by homeless populations seeking for shelter. The tunnel was built in the thirties by Robert Moses, to expand park space for Upper West Siders; whereas today it’s the haven of  graffiti artists, where fortunately the murals remain mostly untouched. 


Strawberry Fields

“Strawberry Fields Forever” is the Beatles’s song (written by John Lennon), that was inspired by Lennon’s memories of playing in the garden of a Salvation Army children’s home near his hometown Liverpool, called Strawberry Fields. Central Park decided to tribute the British artist through this memorial that was designed by landscape architect Bruce Kelly, under the supervision of New York Mayor Ed Koch and Lennon's widow Yoko Ono. The entrance to the memorial is at West 72nd Street, across the Dakota Apartments, where John and Yoko lived together (Ono still lives there). The best moment of the year to visit is on Lennon's birthday (October 9th) or on the anniversary of his death (December 8th), when people gather to sing to homage him. 

Rat Island

Do not be deceived by the name: this is not an island overrun by rats. But it is an island totally deprived of life. Rat Island is a privately owned island in New York (part of the Pelhalm Islands), located between City Island, Hart Island and High Island. It was once used as a lieu of quarantine at the beginning of the 19th century, it later became a mini colony for writers and artists in the early 20th century. After spending years gazing from his City Island backyard Alex Schibli bought Rat Island in 2011 at auction for $160,000, with the goal of preserving its beauty. 

Columbia University Nuclear Reactor

If you happen to be a student at Columbia University, you should ask someone to bring you down into the tunnels of the school, which leads to the nuclear reactor. This large and heavy experimental plasma vessel is located on the second floor of the Engineering Building of the Ivy League School. It was built during the Cold War, however it was never fueled or operated. The related instruments were donated to other institutions and today, the only thing that remains at Columbia is the concrete shell of the reactor.