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NYC: See Bending Steel at Coney Island for free on 7/8

One of my favorite films from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival was Bending Steel, a documentary on Chris Schoeck's quest to become an old-time strongman. At its core, Bending Steel is a remarkably moving film about a person finally discoverin...

 
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NJ: Lighthouse International Film Festival runs June 6-9

This week, the Lighthouse International Film Festival kicks off in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. The festival will run from June 6th to June 9th. Though I usually focus on NYC-based festivals, I wanted to highlight this one since two fine ...

 
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NYC: List of free movie screenings during summer 2013

Summertime is near, which means a lot of great free music and free movies here in New York City. The people over at nycgo.com have compiled a list of movies screening in New York during the summer, and I figured it'd be good to share it her...

 
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Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Flixist Awards and Recap

And so another film festival comes to a close. This year's Tribeca wasn't the most spectacular fest of all time, but it had a solid lineup and we saw some good movies. As per usual, Hubert rocked things hardcore, and Alec picked up the scra...

 
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Tribeca Interview: Bending Steel, Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with the team behind Bending Steel: director Dave Carroll, director of photography/producer Ryan Scafuro, and Chris "Wonder" Schoeck. The documentary was my favorite movie at this year's Tribeca Film ...

 
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Tribeca Interview: Bending Steel, Part 1

The documentary Bending Steel was my favorite movie at the Tribeca Film Festival. It follows Chris "Wonder" Schoeck in his quest to become an old-time strongman, but the act of bending steel winds up meaning so much more -- it's an opportun...

 
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NYC: Rooftop Films summer 2013 outdoor film screenings

Rooftop Films is back with their summer outdoor screening series, which starts May 10th. Feature films and shorts will screen every weekend at various venues throughout New York during the summer. The summer slate this year features some re...

 
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Tribeca Review: Bending Steel

I believe that the definition of definition is reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. Completely. That's how Henry Rollins begins the essay "The Iron," which is all about how he got into lif...

 

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