From 25″ to 25 feet – A wide screen experience

It was the first time for my little one – a visit to a theatre. For one who has never watched a screen larger than a 25 inch TV, the large screen looked like a monster. For the first half of the movie, he sat on my lap, eyes open in wide amazement, not blinking for a second. The second half with popcorn and candies was much fun.

The movie – Hanuman. My verdict: Very Good Animation and a definite watch! Pity that the market has reacted adversly.

And as far my kid is concerned, he wants to go back, except that he is scared of the Harry Porter promo’s!

On Calloway Street

Queens Museum of Art Presents
World Premiere Screening of "On Calloway Street"
A Documentary Video on the Most Diverse Building in NYC!
On the 40th Anniversary of the Hart – Cellar Act

Sunday, October 2nd, 2 – 4 pm

Join us Talk, Screening, Q&A, and
Refreshments

Free & Open to the Public

The 1965 Immigration & Naturalization Act, also known as the The
Hart-Cellar Act, brought an end to longstanding quotas based on national
origin that limited immigration mostly to Europeans. This act, motivated
by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, ended a long period of
discriminatory immigration, creating a more diverse America.

The film screening will be introduced by Professor Tarry Hum of the
Urban Studies Department at Queens College, whose research focuses on
the social and economic issues facing urban immigrant communities. She
will provide viewers with information about the Hart-Cellar act and how
it drastically changed the face of contemporary Queens.

About The Film
On Calloway Street (Ramon Rivera-Moret, 91 mins, 2004)
An apartment building in Queens, New York inhabited by
immigrants from

wildly diverse cultures provides the setting for a "1001 nights of
Queens," with more than twenty participants. The building was famously
featured in the New York Times article "The Meltingest Pot" by Suketu
Mehta as the most diverse building in NYC! The multiplicity and richness
of stories and characters in the building on Calloway Street allowed the
director to explore an open, de-centered narrative structure that weaves
together many disparate elements– events of daily life, brief stories,
non-narrative situations and experiences, interviews, and oral
histories.

Plus Q&A with the director Ramon Rivera-Moret and producer Laj Waghray,
moderated by one of the long-time building residents, Jaishri
Abichandani.

And the reason this post is here because the movie is produced by my sis-in-law – Laj Waghray – who is really passionate about movies!