MONSOON PRINT PARTY

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The Association of Pinoyprintmakers (AP) will be having a Monsoon Print Party this coming 11 August, Saturday. The open studio will be from 2pm onwards.

The AP studio is located behind Folk Arts Theater, CCP Complex. Email pinoyprintmakers@gmail.com or text 09276543707 for inquiries.

CHLOË SEVIGNY AS LIZZIE BORDEN

Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Big Love”) stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Craig William Macneill (“The Boy (2015),” “Channel Zero: Candle Cove”) explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams.

CHRISTOPH NIEMANN’S TED TALK

Without realizing it, we’re fluent in the language of pictures, says illustrator Christoph Niemann. In a charming talk packed with witty, whimsical drawings, Niemann takes us on a hilarious visual tour that shows how artists tap into our emotions and minds — all without words.

DISCOVERING DE KOONING

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The mystery of a small-town couple who left behind a stolen painting worth over $100-M.


Rita and Jerry Alter


Woman-Ochre is a 1955 abstract painting by Dutch expressionist artist William de Kooning which was stolen in 1985 and was missing until 2017.

Woman-Ochre was completed by William de Kooning in 1955 while living in Greenwich Village. In 1958 a benefactor of the University of Arizona Museum of Art bought the painting for the institution.

The day after Thanksgiving, 1985, an older woman and younger man entered the museum about 9:00 am, following an employee who had been let in by a security guard. While the woman asked the guard about a piece of art, the man went upstairs. Both left the museum in a hurry shortly afterwards and the security guard went upstairs to find the painting was stolen. The couple were seen driving off in a rust-colored sports car.

After the death of Rita Alter in Cliff, New Mexico, the contents of her house were bought for about $2000. Several patrons of the furniture and antiques store remarked that the painting looked like it was by de Kooning, which led to it being identified as the stolen painting.

Jerry had been a professional musician and schoolteacher in New York City schools before retiring to New Mexico. His wife Rita, had worked as a speech pathologist at the local school district in New Mexico after they moved there. Jerry died in 2012, Rita in 2017 — both were aged 81 at the time of their deaths. A family photo placed them in Tucson the day before the theft.

Earlier this year, WFAA made a short documentary film about the Alters and the heist. Watch:

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the pair embark on a new mission from Dr. Hank Pym, after an enemy named Ghost steals some of his technology. As they go on an urgent mission, they uncover secrets from their past.



Directed by Peyton Reed and written by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, it stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly with Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.



See “Ant-Man and The Wasp” now in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

HOW TO SEE KUNG FU FILMS

What makes a true kung fu film? Many directors and actors have been associated with the kung fu genre, Hong Kong cinema’s most unique creation, but no one compares to Lau Kar-leung (1937-2013) as a purist of the genre and the kung fu form.

Associate curator La Frances Hui explores the history of the kung fu films, the actors and filmmakers associated with the genre like Bruce Lee, Gordon Liu, and Jackie Chan, and why Lau Kar-leung has been hailed as the grandmaster of kung fu films.

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

“If Beale Street Could Talk” is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins. It is based on the novel of the same name by James Baldwin. It stars Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry and Regina King.

The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2018. It is scheduled to be released on November 30, 2018 by Annapurna Pictures.