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Nancy Cohen-koan is a filmmaker and writer. Her films have been since in cinema and broadcast on television in the UK and U.S., including My Dinner With Abbie and Malcolm McLaren- Not For Sale. She has been writing musicals with Dave Ogrin and Dr. Hilary Koprowski ...took the Occupy Movement uptown and is currently finishing a documentary about John Lennon

. Her film about the end of the world just keeps getting longer

Entries by Nancy Cohen-koan

'Jeruzalem' of Gold This Is Not

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 4:37 PM

If you've never been to Israel, the apocalyptic film Jeruzalem may not be the best introduction to the Middle East, but it sure is a great travelogue for the ancient city. Shot like the queen of indie, hand-held horror, Blair Witch Project, Jeruzalem shows us a hip, ancient town with...

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Learnin' Doesn't Get Better Than This

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 12:10 AM

LA is so much more than the Oscar color wars. Will the Academy lose its stature if it gives in to the crowds asking for diversity? Because so much of Hollywood's raison d'etre is the entertainment business -- the movies rule -- but every so often you come across something...

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Brother, Where Art Thou?

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 9:52 AM

Crossing Delancey, I found myself eventually on Canal Street where I was lucky to see the Feminist Art Show before it closed. The F Word at the Untitled Space Gallery was a wonderful send up on feminine piece by artist Frances Goodman is an actual Dodge Ram Hood with...

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Can a German Make You Laugh, or Else?

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2015 | 2:01 PM


Achtung! Gesundheit! Uber Alles!

If these words come to mind when you think of how funny German can be, then wait till you see Bavarian comedian Michael Mittermeier's culturally reflective new show, Das Blackout at the Culture Project. Michael, an erudite fellow,...

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Cinderella Stepping Up

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 12:53 PM

If all fairytales were like this version of Cinderella, our childhoods would be much less traumatic. Based on the baroque tale by Charles Perrault, this amazing production by Company XIV, known for Nutcracker Rouge, fuses dance, opera, burlesque and vaudeville in a dream evening that oozes with pleasure for eye...

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To Not Die in Palermo... Wim Wenders Lives on in Palermo Shooting

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 1:28 AM


Palermo Shooting had never been shown in the United States before the IFC housed a retrospective of the films of Wim Wenders. In the after talk following the screening, admitted to being wary of making a film about death... he was...

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Cold Days for the East Village Spirit

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 10:56 AM


My neighborhood gets sadder and sadder. As the greed machine grows and grows, so goes community and individual enterprise.

In the past two months I have seen four wonderful businesses pushed out by evil, selfish, greedy landlords. Yes, I spare...

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LA Confidential -- 4DX

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 1:25 AM


LA, the city that seduces but rarely delivers.

Once again, I attempted to break through the mystique that is LA success. My real reason for visiting Los Angeles is to spend time with a beloved cousin, now suffering with issues of old...

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Sensory Stories at MOMI Are Novel

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 1:48 PM


Stepping into the new world of storytelling at the Museum of the Moving Image is a sensory treat experience. I've been hooked since first experiencing some of these innovative forms of narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014. As soon...

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Sensory Stories at MIMI Is Novel

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 3:32 PM


Stepping into the new world of storytelling at the Museum of the Moving Image is a sensory treat experience. I've been hooked since first experiencing some of these innovative forms of narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014. As soon as...

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Irrational Man Won't Get Tenure

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 12:57 AM


What I appreciate about Irrational Man, Woody Allen's latest effort, are the unexplored moments, or better put, the places I explored after suitable reflection. It's true that his idealized society, this time, a small university town (Brown?) is like other...

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Tunisian Filmmaker Speaks Out

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 6:42 PM

Photo courtesy of Telegraph.

Tunisia is viewed as the lone democratic success story in the Arab Spring. But the North African nation has many issues, including an uneven economy and, according to the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization in London, the...

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Yiddish-Wong-ish --It's All Fun in the Theater

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 1:39 AM

Talk about diversity. New York is certainly the land of plenty. Just this week alone, I spent time in an Irish/Yiddish world and the next day was transported by intergalactic forces to the Planet Wongo. All this for a subway token.

Wolf Mankowitz, British/Jewish polyglot is being represented...

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New York Music, Pink Floyd to Strayhorn, It's All Good

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 3:24 PM


New York Spring may be resembling London Fog but the great New York music scene keeps the air warm and even a little hot.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to see Brit Floyd, the...

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Writers Share the Stage with Nostradamus at Pen International Festival

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 3:24 PM


If writers and artists could run the world, well, the budgets might not balance but everything else most certainly would. Pen International proved tonight that Vaclav Havel wasn't a one-off. All of the writers who kicked off the Pen World Voices Festival of...

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The Aviator's Wife, Rohmer's Addled Bow

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 2:48 PM


Relations and film, film and relationships. So hard to separate. The big mirror that reflects all of our warts and cross hairs right back to us. And one of the most charming soothsayers of the human heart, Eric Rohmer, is being showcased at...

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The Blues Are Red Hot at Pompie's Place

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:38 PM


Immersive theatre is the new buzz word for theatrical experiences that, simply put, merge the audience with the show. It removes the trappings of pure voyeurism and encourages a participatory adventure that may be the future of theater.

Pompeii's Place, the...

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'The Dark Side of The Moon' Hits the Beacon

(3) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 12:15 PM


While making a film about John Lennon's power to continually draw people to him, I've gotten the opportunity to meet a few tribute performers. I was surprised to find them uniquely to be themselves, and though they love playing at being John and...

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Music to Soothe the Lonesome Traveler

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 4:11 PM


There is nothing about feeling lonely in Lonesome Traveler, a musical playing at 59 E59 Theaters that spans the history of American folk music from the dust bowl days to the present. It's the kind of music that represented a country...

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Danny Schecter... You Called It

(3) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 1:06 PM

Like the rest of Danny Schecter's admirers, I was shocked and saddened to hear he died. It seems that my whole relationship with this mighty thinker was about unfinished business.

When my film on Abbie Hoffman, My Dinner With Abbie, played up in Boston, Danny the News Dissecter was the...

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