Courtesy of BE@T & OUT I had the chance to to experience an advanced screening and Q&A of the movie Moonlight. Originally a screen play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, it was a deep ass movie. This film was originally brought to my attention as a moive about gay men via Facebook but it is way more than just that. This movie is relatable to everyone whether you classify as straight, gay, trans, confused etc… I saw different parts of myself (mentally & emotionally) in each sequence of the main characters evolution. I wont provide any spoilers but I will say it is differently worth watching. During the Q&A the director Berry Jenkins and Tarell gave us a bit of insight on filming in the different locations of Miami which have appeared in many music videos. They also mentioned *if im correct* that they filmed all of Naomi Harris’s scenes in three days. The story itself is base of real life events of both director and writer and they were in the same school at one point and never crossed paths until a mutual friend introduced them some years ago. I think it was a sign from the universe bringing them together just for this. I plan on watching again this time bringing a friend to join me. I encourage everyone to start/continue to support indie movies. I personally complain about movie remakes having these huge budgets with horrible story when that money could be used to fund independent films with new, courageous and thought provoking stories. Plus a lot of big stars act in indie films in roles you would really be surprised about…..SO GO OUT AND SUPPORT!!!
Kotaku and io9 held their first Cosplay Ball in New York presented by Drangon Ball Xenoverse 2. I was uber excited to go but sadly lacked in cosplay get up because I am such a procrastinator. But have no fear! My Harry Potter jumper seriously can in handy and I went as Harmonie. Held at Studio 17 there was music by Dj Cutman, a photobooth, food, drinks and even a 3D printing station.I really had a great time. I met some really cool people, seen cool cosplay and awesome performance by the Fantastic Plastics. There was even a cosplay contest that I sadly missed because I was filling my face with cupcakes and cookies but congrats to the winners! Hopefully they have another one next year because I will definitely be there.
Click HERE to see some photos from the photobooth. Enjoy!!!
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that there is not an open door for you in New York City because they’re always is.Whether it’s a restaurant, clothing store or a bar, the door is always open especially with galleries. Coming upon Highland Park walking past a building full of windows with the door wide open was the Allouche Gallery. What caught my eye was a huge sculpture by Faile standing in the window *it kind of reminded me of Alison in Wonderland with a skateboard* and I thought to myself how could I not going in.
There were so many cool and thought provoking pieces I couldn’t help but take pictures of almost everything. So if by chance you ever come up on a building with a cool peace of anything in the window is the door open walk on in. I shall continue to welcome this open door policy by walking into any door that’s open. Hopefully I’ll end up in a celebrities apartment LMAO!!!!
So if you have some free time stop Allouche Gallery their door is open til 7pm!