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Peggy Guggenheim 220x180

"... a classy package ..."
Libertas Magazine

"... a fascinating life ..."
Vanity Fair

5:30 PM Wednesday, November 4th
Skype interview with Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Center for Contemporary Arts

7:00 PM Wednesday, November 4th
Skype interview with Director
Center for Contemporary Arts

From the establishment of her world-class collection of art, put together for a surprisingly small initial investment, to her rescue of works, and artists, from the Nazis during World War II, to her famed love life, Peggy Guggenheim was one of the key figures of 20th-century contemporary art. The latest from Lisa Immordino Vreeland (DIANE VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL) provides a Who’s Who of art, from Duchamp, Cocteau, Beckett and Rothko to Gagosian and Abramovic.

The Trial of Viviane Amsalem


“… expertly written, brilliantly acted”

“… an astonishing work of craftsmanship”
Hollywood Reporter

“… stunningly acted ouevre”
Huffington Post

11:00 AM Sunday, November 30th
Preceded by complementary coffee starting at 10:30 AM.
Center for Contemporary Arts

4:00 PM Thursday, December 4th
Center for Contemporary Arts

“GETT is the first film in our new “pop-up” series: last minute selections of the hottest films from the top international film festivals. “GETT” made it’s international premier this year at Cannes and it’s North American premier at TIFF (Toronto). Winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s Israel’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.

“GETT” is the story of an Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz, “The Band’s Visit”) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband who finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws. It is a powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has been underwritten by xxxx



“ … compelling …”
New York Times

“An intimate tribute …”
Hollywood Reporter

7:30 PM Saturday, November 8th
The Screen

“Regarding Susan Sontag” is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation.

The documentary explores Sontag’s life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words, read by actress Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books and her first experience in a gay bar; from her marriage in adolescence to her last lover, “Regarding Susan Sontag” is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism still resonate today.



“’Doc’ doc rocks!”
Huffington Post

“A fascinating new documentary.”

“(M)oves as much as it grooves.”
The Village Voice

7:00 PM Sunday, November 9th
Center for Contemporary Arts

Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits.

For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. “A.K.A. Doc Pomus” brings to life Doc’s joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.

New York Triptych has been made possible by Festival Angel Marlene Meyerson. “AKA Doc Pomus” and the DJ Pizza Party have been made possible by Season Underwriter Satya Kirsch in memory of her son Jesse Leibowitz.



“…one of a kind happening.”
Atlantic Monthly

“…high concept “The Next Design Star”.
The San Francisco Chronicle

“A rare insider look at a juried competition.”
The Forward

4:30 PM Sunday, November 9th
Center for Contemporary Arts

“Sukkah City” was the brainchild of best-selling author Joshua Foer and Reboot founder Roger Bennett. Foer asked, what if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to design and construct twelve radical sukkahs? And so was born the design competition and exhibition known as “Sukkah City.”

The film tracks the competition from jury day, as an all-star cast of architects, academics and critics (Thom Mayne, Paul Goldberger, Ron Arad) debate the merits of the 600 submissions; to the construction, installation and exhibition of the twelve winning structures in Union Square in the heart of New York City; and the critical and popular response of some of the 200,000 New Yorkers who attended the two-day exhibition.