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Elisabeth Moss, Star of Queen of Earth, Found the Mad Men Exhibit ‘Super Weird’

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Brooklyn filmmaker Alex Ross Perry and Elisabeth Moss, star of his new film Queen of Earth, may be the first duo to do back-to-back q&as at MoMA and MoMI. They were at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday and then at the Museum of the Moving Image on Tuesday to cap off Perry’s retrospective there. As you can see from the flyer above, the chats continue this week at IFC Center and Lincoln Center.

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9 Words That (Attempt To) Describe AfroPunk

Afropunk Fest 2015 (Photo: Andrew Moerdyk)

Afropunk Fest 2015 (Photo: Andrew Moerdyk)

It’s hard to fit AfroPunk into a box, which is kind of the point. The annual two-day music festival at Barry Commodore Park in Brooklyn is simply a concert, to some. For many others, though, “AfroPunk” is a noun, verb and adjective that describes the broader community and ethos this festival has come to represent over time. We caught up with a few of the thousands in attendance and asked them what exactly “AfroPunk” means to them.

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‘Chew-bacca On This’ and Other Highlights From Lightsaber Battle NYC 2015

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Daft Punk crashing the party. (Photo: Andrew Moerdyk)

Daft Punk crashing the party. (Photo: Andrew Moerdyk)

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“I’ma slice me some Jedi ass,” was the first of many threats I’d hear walking through Washington Square Park on Saturday night, as almost 2,000 people gathered to wave around glowing plastic tubes from China. In reality, there was very little in the way of actual slicing, but Lightsaber Battle NYC 2015 was not short on imaginative enthusiasm. Fandom and cosplay abounded as New Yorkers gathered in the name of the force and issued gems such as “Chew-bacca on this,” “Your force is weak, son,” and, the crowning of insulting incitations, “You suck Jar Jar Bink dick.”

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Watch Alex Karpovsky Slip into a Gown For ‘Actor Seeking Role’

Why settle for catching glimpses of Alex Karpovsky on the set of Girls when you can see him in a genu-whine short film? “Actor Seeking Role” kicked off the Rooftop Films Summer Series not long ago, and now it has descended onto your humble small screen. As of this week, it’s available on Vimeo.

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The Cast of Wet Hot American Summer Unveiled the Prequel at SummerScreen

Pretty much everyone who didn’t score a ticket to tonight’s sold-out screening of Wet Hot American Summer at Nitehawk was parked in McCarren Park last night for SummerScreen’s showing of the 2001 cult classic. And they made the right call: before the flick, they were treated to the first episode of the forthcoming prequel. And it was introduced by director David Wain and cast members Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Ken Marino, and Judah Friedlander. Peep the above video to hear them awkwardly pander to Brooklyn.

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Marc Maron On Interviewing POTUS and ‘Disappointing the Venue’ at BAM

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Maron at BAM. (Photo: Richard Termine)

When Marc Maron’s show at BAM sold out, I had no choice but to go see him in Huntingon, Long Island – something I figured might’ve been a mistake when I looked over the crowd of about 1,500 at the Paramount and saw just one skinny bearded guy. Just one  recognizable hipster for Marc Maron, the ultimate alt comic? Even the opening act, Brooklyn’s own Mike Lawrence, seemed to know this could get ugly. After describing Florida as the “Ellis Island of awful people,” including Juggalos and Fred Durst, he said, “In the green room there was a Limp Bizkit poster. Fuck it, looking at it gave me the strength to do that joke even more.”

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Video: The NYC Drag March Was Anything But a Drag

The annual New York City Drag March took place Friday, as drag queens and individuals of various sexual identities marched with pride from Tompkins Square Park to the celebrations at Stonewall Inn. Occurring on the same day the U.S. Supreme Court passed legislation legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states, this year’s march was especially joyous. Watch our video and see for yourself.

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Photos + Video: David Byrne, St. Vincent and Others Make Color Guard Pop

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“Ladies and gentlemen, America has changed,” David Byrne said Saturday as he introduced “I Was Changed” at the American debut of Contemporary Color at Barclays Center. And yes, what a week it was. Thoughts turned to diversity and understanding as Quebec color-guard troupe Les Eclipses formed a diagonal line and hugged one another for the opening of the song, performed by Byrne, St. Vincent and Lucius.

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‘Poehler Late and Irate’ at UCB’s Del Close Marathon Kickoff

UCB 4 From left: Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, Mass Besser, Ian Roberts. (photo: Rob Scher)

UCB 4 From left: Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Amy Poehler & Mass Walsh. (photo: Rob Scher)

A scattering of camera-wielding press members sat in a darkened Upright Citizens Brigade theater last Friday, awaiting the arrival of the UCB 4 (founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh) and the start of the 17th Del Close Marathon “press conference.” This was, of course, a rather loose term for what unfolded, as minutes prior to the start, an improv-enthused audience flooded the theater, swallowing the “press” whole.

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19 Things We Learned About Kids During Its 20th Anniversary Screening

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Sevigny, Fitzpatrick, Dawson. (Photo: BAMcinemaFest/GODLIS.)

It was kind of surreal watching Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny, and Harmony Korine walk the red carpet at BAM last night, before the 20th anniversary screening of Kids. Sure, they’re all part of the Hollywood establishment at this point (when I rolled up to the Peter Jay Sharp Building, Sevigny was signing DVDs of her films), but you can’t help but think of them as, well, the kids that Larry Clark plucked out of obscurity over two decades ago for his controversial work of cinema verite.

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