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Tell Them Anything You Want

By Tom Ran

Published: October 14, 2009 under Film

HBO's <i>Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak</i>

Photo: HBO

After tracking the movement of this movie for almost a year and a half, Where the Wild Things Are is finally seeing its release this Friday. Along with the number of events surrounding the movie this week including events at the MoMA, NY Library, and the 826 Benefit, non New Yorkers can enjoy tonight’s premier of Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Marice Sendak. The doc airs tonight on HBO at 7pm.

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Visual Acoustics Giveaway

By Tom Ran

Published: October 6, 2009 under Film

Visual Acoustics, The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Photo: Julius Shulman

The Visual Acoustics giveaway ends tonight, October 6th at 11:59pm EST. Name the architect that designed the house that is used in the poster for Visual Acoustics. Send your answer to info@thescoutmag.com and we’ll randomly pick the winner from all the correct entries. Two tickets will be given away to the winner. This giveaway only applies to NYC residence. Visual Acoustics The Modernism of Julius Shulman opens this Friday at Cinema Village.

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Visual Acoustics Giveaway

By Tom Ran

Published: September 25, 2009 under Film

Visual Acoustics, The Modernism of Julius Shulman

Photo: Julius Shulman

Visual Acoustics, The Modernism of Julius Shulman directed by Eric Bricker, is a documentary on the late photographer’s expansive career and his influence on mid-century modern architecture. The documentary opens October 9th at Cinema Village and we’ve teamed up with Arthouse Films to give away two tickets. Simply name the architect that designed the house that is used on the poster for Visual Acoustics. Send your answer to info@thescoutmag.com and we’ll randomly pick the winner from all the correct entries. This giveaway only applies to NYC residence. Giveaway ends Tuesday October 6th.

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826NYC Benefit

By Tom Ran

Published: September 14, 2009 under Film

<i>Where The Wild Things Are</i> 826NYC Benefit

Photo: Spike Jonze

We have probably posted about Where The Wild Things Are more than enough times. We’ll just add this to the list. On October 14 a special advance screening will take place at the Paris Theater with a follow up Q&A with Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers, moderated by John Hodgman. General tickets are on sale for $75 with all the proceeds benefiting Eggers’s 826 program. If you’re not in NY, advance screenings will hit cities across the country starting at the end of this month.

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We Were Once A Fairytale

By Tom Ran

Published: September 8, 2009 under Film

<i>We Were Once a Fairytale</i>

Photo: Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze’s We Were Once a Fairytale can be downloaded today on iTunes.

Update: Obviously iTunes has not posted the video yet, will update this post when it appears.

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Spike Jonze: The First 80 Years

By Tom Ran

Published: August 26, 2009 under Film

Meryl Streep with Spike Jonze on the set of <i>The Orchid Thief</i>

Photo: MoMA

A retrospective on Spike Jonze will be held at MoMA starting October 8th. It will coincide with the opening of Where the Wild Things Are (October 16) a movie that took almost 80 years to make. Jonze will be on hand for the opening on October 8th. Three shorts will be screened that evening followed by onstage conversation with curator Joshua Siegel. More info after the jump. via /Film

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FEATURES

Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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