Elijah Wood Talks “Maniac” @ The Apple Store, Soho, NYC

Elijah @ The Apple Store

Elijah Wood came to The Apple Store in Soho promoting his new horror film, Maniac. This IFC film, a remake of the 80’s cult favorite of the same name, will be available June 21st. The event featured a discussion with Wood about the making of this film, the horror film genre  and a Q+A session with the audience.

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Seeking NYC Russian-Language Singer/Musician for Film Starring Anne Hathaway 6/19

Tractor Beam is working for a small budget indie film starring Anne Hathaway. The film is seeking a NYC-based Russian-language singer, front-person for a shoot on June 19, 2013. Another rehearsal beforehand may be necessary. Authentic Eastern Europeans musicians with mastery of Russian language need only need apply. Looking for a musician, not an actor as the the performance will be multi-track recorded for the film day of shoot.

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Gravitation Generator: Rachel Chanoff On MASS Moca, Sundance Institute & Celebrate Brooklyn 2013

Rachel Chanoff

Rachel Chanoff has been working in performing arts and film for 30 years and is the founder and director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, a New York City-based programming, consulting, and production company. She is the Curator of Performing Arts and Film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Director of Programming of the CenterSeries at the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College, Consultant to the Feature Film and Theater Programs for the Sundance Institute, a member of the New York Jewish Film Festival selection committee, and Curator of Music and Family programming at 92YTribeca, and the Artistic Director of Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest running free outdoor performing arts and film festival. Rachel is also proud to serve on the board of the 52nd Street Project, The Jewish Fund for Justice, The Builders Association, and Working Films. She is also a long time participant in the Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program, which introduces underserved high school students to the theater. Continue reading “Gravitation Generator: Rachel Chanoff On MASS Moca, Sundance Institute & Celebrate Brooklyn 2013”

Tractor Beam Provides Music Clearances for Charlie Victor Romeo; To Premiere At Sundance 2013!


Tractor Beam Provides Music Clearances for Charlie Victor Romeo

Charlie Victor Romeo Makes World Premiere At Sundance 2013

Charlie Victor Romeo
USA, 2012, 3D HD, color, 80 min

Public screenings:

Mon Jan 21, 8:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Thur Jan 24, 11:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre, Park City
Sat Jan 26, 8:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Directors Bob Berger + Karlyn Michelson, Actor/Creator/Producer Patrick Daniels, Actor/Creator Irving Gregory and actors Deb Troche, Sam Zuckerman, Noel Dinneen, Nora Woolley are available for interviews.

NEW YORK – Based on the award-winning play, the feature-length film CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO pioneering indie-style 3D to Sundance’s New Frontier Film section, where it will have its world premiere.

CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO started its life as an award-winning play based entirely on the black box transcripts of real-life airline emergencies – inspiring Wall Street Journal to call it “the most frightening show I have ever seen.”

On the big screen, CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO becomes a psychological techno thriller. Allowing the audience into the tension-filled cockpits of actual flights in distress, the film offers a fascinating portrait of the psychology of crisis and a testament to the ability to live to the last second. What is going on behind that door in the front of the airplane? Who are these people to whom we trust our lives? What do they really do when things go horribly wrong? The audience has the best seats in the house.

CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO proves that 3D can be more than a marketing tool: it brings the audience closer to the pilots’ experiences as they fight to save their passengers and their own lives in the face of impending disaster.

The stage production was created in 1999 by Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory, and premiered at Collective: Unconscious in NYC. It won critical acclaim in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Village Voice, Hollywood Reporter, ABC News, PBS’s “News Hour with Jim Lehrer”, and was immediately embraced by the aviation community. CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO won two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Unique Theatrical Experience and Outstanding Sound Design, and made Time Magazine’s Best Theater Top Ten Plays in 2004. Following the premiere in 1999 through 2008, the play toured nationally and internationally.

CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO is a collaboration between Collective: Unconscious, the arts organization that originally staged the play, 3LD Art & Technology Center, where the project was filmed in 3D as part of its 3LD/3D+ program, a new cross platform program for the production and distribution of experimental artwork.
The partially crowd-funded, Charlie Victor Romeo has also received support from The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, The American Express Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Website: www.charlievictorromeo.com
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NPR Broadcasts Live Performance From NYC

Brooklynvegan.com is premiering a striking new video from the band Lost In The Trees today. The clip is for the group’s song “Golden Eyelids” from the band’s revered new album A Church That Fits Our Needs which Billboard Magazine called “Stunningly beautiful.” In the video, watery translucent imagery provides an potent visual accompaniment to the intensely personal emotions conveyed in this affecting song.

Watch the new Lost In The Trees video at BrooklynVegan.com here: http://goo.gl/OoD66 View the video directly at: http://youtu.be/X9MoKKuvrvo

In addition, this Wednesday April 11th the NPR show All Songs Considered will be featuring a LIVE video and audio broadcast of Lost In The Tree’s April 11th live performance at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC.

To watch Lost In The Trees perform live care of NPR just go to: http://goo.gl/vwuuH

The new Lost In The Trees record A Church That Fits Our Needs is an immensely ambitious work inspired by loss and transformation. In the summer of 2009, the group’s writer, composer and singer, Ari Picker, lost his artist mother when she took her own life. Picker has transformed the event into an evocative and moving musical tribute. Far from being a somber affair, the classically trained composer has utilized rhythm as its own emotional language, never losing the propulsive vitality of great rock and roll.

Critical Acclaim For Lost In The Trees’ “A Church That Fits Our Needs”:

“Stunningly gorgeous” – Los Angeles Times

“This 12-track song cycle is as moving and life affirming as it is moribund and gut wrenching… A Church That Fits Our Needs succeeds on nearly every level.” – All Music

“It’s as if a soul is being lifted to the heavens.” – Under The Radar

“Picker’s high and warbling voice conveys the fragility of existence with nearly every phrase, and the orchestral songs elucidate the intense wonder of life.” – The New Yorker

“Stunningly intimate songs that deserve unmitigated attention” – Wall Street Journal

Tom Kuhn “Father of The Modern Yo-Yo” LIVE on WNYC Aug 5

Tom Kuhn, yo'ing in his San Francisco garden

Tom Kuhn, “Father of The Modern Yo-Yo,” will be featured on WNYC’s esteemed talk-radio program “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Wednesday, August 5th at approximately 11:30 AM EST.

NYC Metro Area: 93.9 FM or 820 AM
Listen LIVE: http://www.wnyc.org/
Brian Lehrer: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/

Kuhn, recently the subject of pieces in Time Out New York and San Francisco Examiner, will be in New York City on August 8th for the 2009 YoYo Open, as he receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from the event.

“The State of Yo: Tom Kuhn’s Yo-Yo Revolution,” a documentary, is currently a Tractor Beam / Original Spin production.

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