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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

Sensory Stories at MOMI Are Novel

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2015 | 12:48 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 | 2:32 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 19, 2015 | 11:57 PM


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 | 5:42 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 | 12:39 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 | 2:24 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 | 2:24 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 | 1:48 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 | 11:38 AM


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 | 11:15 AM


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 | 3:11 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 | 12:06 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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Bullies Beware: The Rebirth of the Feminine Is Just About Here

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 10:02 AM

There has been no shortage of shocking news during March's month of madness. Despite the UN calling for a happy day this past Friday, it has not been happy for many. After two weeks of vigorous seminars and panels on the plight of violence against women across the...

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Women's Rights Are Human Rights -- Why Is That So Hard to See?

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 10:52 PM


photo courtesy of Marvel Comics

The Conference on the Status of Women, 20 years since Beijing, is both great and awful. It's great because it brings strong and vital women from all corners of the globe to learn, research and share...

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Al Maysles -- A Fond Farewell

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:55 PM

2015-03-07-1425696048-5024922-TheGates_Nov2005.jpgphoto courtesy of Maysles Films

With great sadness, I read my sister's email last week that Al Maysles has died. It's as if a spiritual father has left the cinema. Darker because of the sudden loss, but assured it will re-illuminate every time one...

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People Get Ready, There's a March in March

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 1:25 PM

The month of March is very busy and includes the important March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights on International Women's Day, March 8, 2015.


Photo courtesy of Nancy Cohen-Koan

The March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights...

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Jerry Tallmer, Adieu

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 11:29 AM

Despite the frigid temperatures, everything was warm and witty at Theater for the New City's beautiful send off to long time theatre critic Jerry Tallmer. Crystal Field, head honcho of the theatre opened up the evening of ruminations about this talented critic , one who was first to encourage the...

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MoMA Speaks out for Freedom to Express

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 11:28 PM


Sir Harold Evans helmed a panel to discuss the merits of free and uncensored art. The sold-out event was organized by Glenn D. Lowry and Klaus Biesenbach of MoMA and Anne Pasternak of Creative Time in little more than a week. Perhaps because...

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Killing Two Birds... and I Don't Mean North Korean Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 1:48 PM

I was in LA during the hoopla over the film The Interview, so of course, it made sense to try to catch a screening to boost sales and the American way of self-expression. Not a particularly huge fan of the previews I had seen, but when I read that there...

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Must See for Kids and Inner Child ... Swamp Juice ... the 3D Puppet Show

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2014 | 2:46 PM


I always figure if I ever go to prison I can still make theater with dancing my hand against the cell wall. But that would imply a room with a view so that light could shine in--- I guess...

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