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Attention New York City culture mavens: check out this ULTIMATE Twitter list from NewYorkology

May 11, 2009

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Twitter can be a terrrific tool for staying on top of what’s going on in an action-packed New York City calendar of events and happenings. We’ve been using Twitter since last fall to connect our readers to our blog posts, last-minute ticket availability our most popular shows, and even the occasional contest. But how do you know which of your favorite spaces and places are on Twitter? Have no fear because the intrepid, know-it-all New York City-centric blog NewYorkology has done the vetting for you: behold the NYC Twitter list: museums, Broadway, transit and food.

Some of my fave follows on this list?

@MidtownLunch – Midtown Lunch food blog

@stannswarehouse – St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn

@IrishArtsCenter – Irish Arts Center

@BAMcinematekBAMcinematek

@CelebrateBklyn – Celebrate Brooklyn summer festival

@citybakery – City Bakery on W. 18th

@Treats Truck – Treats Truck

@LoxPopuli – Russ & Daughters on the Lower East Side

@strandbookstore – Strand Books on Broadway at 12th

@powerHouseArena – powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn

@Lincoln_Center – Lincoln Center

@MaritimeHotel – The Maritime Hotel in Chelsea

But it’s a HUGE list, you’re sure to make a new friend or two. Consider it your essential guide to staying on top of what’s going on in the city. Enjoy!

[NewYorkology:NYC Twitter list: museums, Broadway, transit and food]

4 ultra-simple ways to stay in touch with great programming and events at the Film Society

April 10, 2009

Though it’s possible that a film-lover could camp out at the Walter Reade Theater, subsisting on popcorn and delicious baked goods, so as not to miss a thing amidst our nearly 365 days of movie programming, we’re sure your loved ones would advise against it. Plus, you live a busy life and may not always be able to check our website or puruse one of our calendars, but want to stay in touch and not miss out on anything we show that interests you.

The good news is that you are in the driver’s seat. You can customize the amount of information you receive from us–and stay on top of some of the most exciting movies on the planet. Here’s how:

Subscribe to ReelNews: We like to think of this as the Cadillac of options in terms of staying aware of what’s going on at the Film Society. If you subscribe to Reelnews, you can be assured that a shiny new newsletter will appear in your inbox every Wednesday packed with programming information, interesting bits of Film Society news, and special offers (we really love our ReelNews subscribers!). We will of course never share your information–your privacy is important to us–and strive to bring you news you can use.

Bookmark our blog: This blog can be a handy conduit to what’s on at the Walter Reade, plus we bring you extras like filmmaker interviews and the occasional shark attack. Put us in your RSS reader for even more handy access (https://filmlinc.wordpress.com/feed/)

Follow us on Twitter: We love our Twitter followers, too. They are a unique and pithy breed. In recent months, we’ve run a free t-shirt contest and the “How do you live in public?” promotion specifically for the Twitterati. Posts to the filmlinc blog are reposted on Twitter, so it’s an easy way to stay on top of what happening here at the Film Society.

Become our Fan on Facebook: Ah, Facebook…it’s another great place to pick up interesting tidbits about Film Society programming and events. As a Fan, you’ll receive regular updates, have the chance to RSVP to our events, and much more. Whether you are a new fan or an old one, be sure to go to Facebook and scroll down to the end of your newsfeed, and click on “edit options.” You will need to opt-into status updates from us under “public profiles.” We promise it will be worth it!

So do you want to hear from us a lot or a little? You make the call. Just don’t ask us to remind you about your dentist appointment. We have to draw the line somewhere.

Last chance…Twitter for chance to win tickets to ND/NF Closing Night + party!

April 3, 2009

picture-20picture-191picture-18picture-17picture-16There’s still time to get your entry in…Twitter how you live in public to @filmlinc using the hashtag #ndnf by 5PM tonight and you might win tickets to Closing Night film We Live in Public and afterparty for you and a guest!

ND/NF: How do YOU live in public? Tell us and win tickets to Closing Night and party!

April 1, 2009

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“It’s amazing how much of our lives we share online. YouTube, Twitter, MySpace updated from your iPhone to represent your iLife as you send regular status-updates/tweets/voice-or-video recordings of your current physical/emotional/technological situation–it almost makes blogging seem hopelessly archaic. But it’s this obsession with our rapid technological melding that informs We Live in Public, a documentary by Ondi Timoner,” writes Nick Feitel in his review of New Directors/New Films Closing Night selection.

It’s as true for people as it is for institutions. Both the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center “live in public” by having active presences on Facebook, Twitter (@museummodernart and @filmlinc), YouTube, and Flickr. Further, MoMA lives in public by creating a community-focused website that allows visitors to create their own collections. The Film Society lives in public  by inviting a talented group of New Voices to take over our blog.

But we want to know how you live in public on popular social networking sites. Do you use LinkedIn to find new jobs? Twitter to make new friends? Facebook to share the most intimate details of your life?

Tell us and win a pair of tickets to see the highly anticipated New Directors/New Films Closing Night film, We Live in Public, plus passes to the exclusive afterparty!

To play, use Twitter to Tweet your answer (“I live in public by…”) to @filmlinc. Please include the hashtag #ndnf. See example below:

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Winner will be chosen at random at 5PM EST, Friday, April 3rd. Winner must be able to attend the Closing Night screening and afterparty on Sunday evening, April 5th at the Museum of Modern Art.

Comments are closed. Please participate using Twitter.

ND/NF Closing Night We Live in Public: Everyone is famous now (like it or not)

April 1, 2009

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It’s amazing how much of our lives we share online. YouTube, Twitter, MySpace updated from your iPhone to represent your iLife as you send regular status-updates/tweets/voice-or-video recordings of your current physical/emotional/technological situation–it almost makes blogging seem hopelessly archaic. But it’s this obsession with our rapid technological melding that informs We Live in Public, a documentary by Ondi Timoner.

Ostensibly, the film follows a “dot-com-kid,” Josh Harris, through his meteoric rise and fall through the dot-com boom/bust of the late 90s and, seen through one prism, We Live in Public could be seen as a sort of bio-pic. But really what we are seeing is beyond any one person, even one as fascinating as Harris. For as Josh forgoes the “second cars and second houses” of his millionaire buddies, he instead invests in alternative-art parties and cult-like experiments using human “rats.”

His projects involve trapping people in a pod-like “hotel” where they sleep, eat, fight and screw with impunity in front of thousands of cameras watching their every move. He’s so interested in this, in fact, that when his first try is busted (by the Giuliani administration), he turns the camera on himself. The result in both cases is relative disaster. After a short period of time, a televised life becomes one of exaggerated drama, performance, where people are alienated from themselves and others. Eventually, even Josh’s own ties with reality, which were tenuous at best, are severed as well.

This would all seem like a morality tale, except that the future for Josh Harris is now and the bulk of the film takes place before anyone even knew what “MySpace” was. Instead, at it’s best, We Live in Public plays like Shakespeare; it gives us a tragic figure to illuminate the folly in our own lives. For if we can intuit from the film that a world where we are all in the public eye is one doomed to failure, then we must wonder what sort of world exactly we live in now.

-Nicholas Feitel, ND/NF New Voice

25+ Celebrity Twitter Users

October 20, 2008

Do you Twitter? We do. We use it to promote contests and release information about tickets to our programming. Today, Mashable posts 25+ Celebrity Twitter Users. Who knew you could follow Stephen Fry or even Diablo Cody microblog the minutiae of their daily lives?