The early decades of Disney animation were filled with female faces: Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty and more. But the women who helped create those characters and movies weren’t often recognized as Cinderella at Prince’s Ball.
historian Mindy Johnson wants to change it. Will present at the Film Forum in Manhattan on Sunday at 11 a.m. Pencils, Pens and Brushes: Early Disney Animation’s Women of ColorDesigned for kids ages 8 and up.
part of series film forum junior, the program, which costs $11 ($9 for members), will include movie clips and photographs as well as screenings of “Flowers and Trees” (1932) and “The Old Mill” (1937). while production Hazel Sewell Headed Disney’s ink-and-paint department, those pioneering color cartoons that both won Oscars. Young cinematographers will also watch “Once Upon a Wintertime” (1948), for which Mary BlairAnother Disney genius, made ghostly concept art.
Johnson, who wrote “Pencil, Pen, and Brush: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation,” will present additional data, such as Millicent Patrick, the studio’s first female animator, and Ruthie Thompson, who worked behind the scenes there for four decades and died at 111 on Sunday. Johnson will also sign copies of his book, which includes many more unsung heroines.
A guiding principle of care is caring, and some extend that concern beyond the arts to the people and practices behind the works. With this more detailed assumption, in 2019 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council started it “Take Care Series,” A free public event featuring workshops, talks and artist studio visits Arts Center on Governors Island. The last installment of the year will be on Saturday.
From noon to 5pm you can catch a glimpse of the latest works by the center’s ensemble of artists going on in the house. While there, you can also visit exhibitions by Meg Webster, Onidika Chuke and Muna Malik, which can be seen in the galleries until October 31. At 2 pm, author Asiya Wadud Malik will compose a poem based on the collaborating piece, “Aashirvaad”. of boats. His sculpture features origami boats that people are encouraged to make and write with their vision for the future. To participate in these events, RSVP at lmcc.net.
JB Smooth A funny man, neither short in stature nor words, although it was a short-form comedy that earned him his first Emmy Award for his role as the lead Billy Bill in the Quibi/Roku series “The Mapleworth Murders” .
Comedy fans have enjoyed Smoove in a variety of movies and TV shows, but perhaps not as much as his continued portrayal of Leon Black, Larry David’s most unexpected friend and housemate on HBO. “curb Your Enthusiasm.” (It returns for its 11th season on October 24.) In 2017, Smoove turned Leon’s questionable advice into a book, “The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool,” and earlier this year, he published a I began offering my comments. Podcast for Team Cocoa Networks “Can I elaborate? Daily Knowledge from JB Smooth.”
You can get more ideas about life this weekend when Smoove hits the headlines Caroline on Broadway, performances Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m., with additional shows Friday and Saturday at 9:45 p.m. Tickets start at $53.
Sean L McCarthy
Rivals and Pirates
In two masterpieces in the early 1970s, “out 1” And “Celine and Julie Go Boating,” French New Wave filmmaker Jacques Rivet instinctively embraces the feeling that conspiracies and magic exist just below the surface of everyday life. Movies also put forward a metafictional proposition: that watching a movie amounts to a secret compact that the director, actor, and audience agree on.
This week, bam Two follow-up, showing less well-known rivet features – conceived as two parts of a loose chain, never completed – in a similar vein. Filmed in vibrant colors by William Lubchansky, “Duel” (screening Friday through October 21) features Juliette Berteau and Bulle Ogier as mysterious rivals searching for diamonds; Hermine Karaghuse, who died in April, plays a hotel clerk caught in the middle. “Noroit” (showing Friday through Monday) is a charmingly minimalist adventure that belies its theatrics. Geraldine Chaplin’s character gains the trust of a pirate leader (Bernadette Lafont) to seek revenge against her.
Robert Glasser grew up sculpting jazz piano lions like Chick Correa and Herbie Hancock, but it wasn’t until he met virtuoso hip-hop producer Jay Dilla in the early 2000s that he had a model for his career. was not.
In the decade since recording “Black Radio”, his breakout 2012 album, Glasper has become a star supporting actor: although a dazzling solo artist, he is now known for heavy collaborations in R&B and hip-hop, Their Post of an attendant of contemporary jazz all star group and his film score.
So it’s like that Month-long residence in Blue Note in Greenwich Village – an annual tradition that started in 2018 – There’s also a roll call of some of the greatest names in neo-soul and Soulquarian hip-hop. With sets from Thursday to Sunday at 8 and 10:30, Glasper will feature special guest, mesmerizing vocalist and bassist Mechelle Ndegasello. (Tickets start at $45.) The residency runs through November 7 and includes a dinner party (an all-star outfit co-led by multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin) and runs with singers Bilal and PJ Morton.