NYC – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear in conversation at the 92nd Street Y on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

TV legend Ed Asner (Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show) leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who want to use it as their justification for doing everything they want to do.

And now he’s written a book about it all, with Ed Weinberger, the multiple award-winning writer and producer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, who joins him in conversation.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – A United Kingdom‪ Screening

David Oyelowo appears in conversation with Annette Insdorf for a preview screening of A United Kingdom‪ on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

David Oyelowo has been acclaimed for his performance as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, as well as diverse dramatic roles from ‪Red Tails and The Paperboy to Lee Daniels’ The Butler (as the radicalized son of Forest Whitaker) and ‪Queen of Katwe‪. His stage work includes the title role in the recent Othello (with Daniel Craig as Iago) for the NY Theatre Workshop. ‪He has a voice role on Star Wars Rebels as the Imperial Agent Kallus.

A United Kingdom‪ is based on the true story of Seretse Khama, an African prince who fell in love with a white British woman (Rosamund Pike) in the late 1940s. Their marriage sparked international controversy, especially given Britain’s economic interests in neighboring South Africa, which was implementing apartheid. Like director Amma Asante’s previous film Belle (2014) — about a female aristocrat of mixed English and African ancestry — it explores historical tensions of race and romance.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Christine Screening

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Actor Rebecca Hall appears at the 92nd Street Y, moderated by Annette Insdorf, for a Preview Screening of “Christine” on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM.

Press Release:

Reel Pieces guest Rebecca Hall, is bound to receive Best Actress nominations for her performance in Christine.

After playing Vicky in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and David Frost’s partner Caroline in Frost/Nixon, she was the heart of the ensemble casts of Ben Affleck’s The Town and Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give. She co-starred with Johnny Depp in Transcendence as well as Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3 and played Jason Bateman’s wife in Joel Edgerton’s suspenseful directorial debut The Gift.

Hall starred in the miniseries Parade’s End on HBO, earning a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Leading Actress, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Actress. She has received multiple awards for her theatre work.

Christine, directed by Antonio Campos from a script by Craig Shilowich, is a tense drama based on the true story of Christine Chubbuck. Rebecca Hall is superb as the tightly wound TV reporter yearning to do meaningful news n 1974 Florida. The supporting cast includes Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under), Tracy Letts (Homeland, playwright of August: Osage County), Maria Dizzia (Orange is the New Black) and Timothy Simons (Veep). The review in Variety noted, “her performance bears improbable comparison with Natalie Portman’s Oscar-winning Black Swan turn as a study of self-disarrangement from the inside out, similarly motivated by myopic professional pressure.”

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Food Talk

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Press Release:

Join celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian as he brings his Food Talk series to 92Y on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM with some major star power: Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka.

Zakarian gives the audience an inside look into his guests’ career highlights, upcoming projects and personal milestones — and, of course, their favorite eats and drinks.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – SModcast LIVE!

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Join Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) as he records SModcast live at 92Y on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm!

Learn about the history of Comic Book Men and get a sneak peak at Kevin Smith’s new late-night talk show Geeking Out on AMC.

About Geeking Out:
Geeking Out, a new late-night talk show hosted by Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Clerks) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Heroes Reborn Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series will premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July followed with eight more 30-minute episodes to run weekly starting in late summer.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Difficult People Screening

000000000000-Difficult PeopleJulie Klausner & Billy Eichner appear with moderator Caryn James at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm for a Difficult People talk and advance screening.

Press Release:

Two aspiring NYC comedians who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone — except for each other.

That’s the hilarious journey of creator, writer, Executive Producer and star Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) and co-star Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) on Hulu’s hit comedy series Difficult People. Laugh your way through an advance screening of an episode from Season 2, then hear from these two funny people about playing wayward versions of themselves on their painfully comic, Amy Poehler-produced show.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – All the Way Preview

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Press Release:

The 92nd Street Y proudly announces a special Reel Pieces event on Wednesday evening, May 18.

After a preview of All the Way — in which Bryan Cranston reprises his Tony Award winning role as President Lyndon B. Johnson — Moderator Annette Insdorf will interview Cranston, actor Anthony Mackie (who plays Martin Luther King, Jr.), director Jay Roach and writer Robert Schenkkan.

An HBO film, All the Way is a behind-the-scenes look at Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office following the assassination of President Kennedy: as the Vietnam War escalates, he struggles to pass his landmark Civil Rights bill. It boasts a cast including Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey), Stephen Root (J. Edgar Hoover) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).

Brief Bios

Bryan Cranston is the multiple winner of Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards for his portrayal of Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” He received an Oscar nomination for playing the hero of Trumbo (2015), directed by Jay Roach.

In addition to Game Change and Recount for HBO, Jay Roach’s directing credits include Meet the Parents and the Austin Powers trilogy.

Anthony Mackie is a two-time Independent Spirt Award nominee, for The Hurt Locker and Brother to Brother. His other films include Our Brand Is Crisis, Triple 9, Black or White, Real Steel, Ant Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the Captain America series. His theatrical credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Soldier’s Play and Talk, for which he won an Obie Award.

An writer, actor and producer, Robert Schenkkan won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Kentucky Cycle. He adapted his Tony Award winning play All the Way for the screen.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Fighting for Bill Finger

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Author Marc Tyler Nobleman appears at the 92nd Street Y to speak about the life and legacy of Bill Finger on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm!

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – Out of Line Signing

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Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears in conversation with author Neil Gaiman at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one: His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight.

Over Jules Feiffer’s prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage and religion—alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer’s varied output includes children’s books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize–winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years) and graphic novels (The New York Times bestseller Kill My Mother).

Join him as he talks with author Neil Gaiman about his life, his work and his new book, Out of Line.

Jules Feiffer will sign copies of Out of Line after the event.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

NYC – All About Comics with Scott McCloud

January 15, 2015 by  
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scottmcclodScott McCloud appears at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm!

Press Release:

Universally acclaimed by everyone from Garry Trudeau to Matt Groening as completely brilliant, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, a comic book about comics, makes the case for comics as a valid literary form (as more than pulp and kids’ stuff).

Join him for an exhilarating trip through the inner workings of comics—what they are, how they work and what they could be—and hear about his newest book, The Sculptor, a graphic novel.

There will be a selling of Scott McCloud’s new book, The Sculptor, following the event.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

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