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Regina Weinreich
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Regina Weinreich is a co-producer/ director on the award-winning documentary Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider and a writer on The Beat Generation: An American Dream. The author of the critical study, Kerouac's Spontaneous Poetics, she edited and compiled Kerouac's Book of Haikus.

A leading scholar of the Beat Generation, she has contributed to numerous essay collections and literary journals including The Paris Review and Five Points.

As a journalist, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Talk Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, American Book Review, Hamptons Magazine, The Forward, The East Hampton Star, among others.

She is a Professor in Humanities & Sciences at The School of Visual Arts in New York.

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The Woody Persona: Bullets Over Broadway and Fading Gigolo

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 4:43 PM

In the hilarious old-school tradition, Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theater, based on Woody Allen's 1994 film of the same name, features a writer who makes a Faustian bargain with a mob boss, Nick Valenti (Vincent Pastore) who makes him an offer he can't refuse. Of course, Woody...

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The Railway Man: Colin Firth Working on the Railroad

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:37 PM

Patti Lomax never heard of Colin Firth when he came to visit her husband Eric Lomax in Berwick Upon Tweed, their home in the northernmost part of England, just a 45-minute train ride to Edinburgh. Firth was researching his role in The Railway Man, based on Lomax' life story. When...

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Kevin Spacey: Museum of the Moving Image Tribute

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Sprinkling his talk with the "F" word, Kevin Spacey recounted the wellworn story of how his idol Jack Lemmon encouraged him when Spacey was a 13 year old. "That was a touch of terrific," Lemmon said to the aspiring actor, after seeing him perform at an acting seminar in Los...

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Sam Moore's Tribute to Martin Luther King/ SeriousFun Gala Remembers Paul Newman

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 1:13 PM

It might have been your typically rousing Sam Moore concert at City Winery this week, featuring the Soul Man's classic repertoire, starting with "Let the Good Times Roll," "Knock on Wood," "I Can't Stand the Rain," "Hold On [I'm Coming]," and with two young women he met at a concert,...

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Red Velvet at St. Ann's Warehouse: The Moor Comes to Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 9:40 AM

To some, red velvet refers to the latest craze in cupcakes. To others, like those who attended the New York opening of a British import at St. Ann's Warehouse in downtown Brooklyn, Red Velvet is the play to see.

About an American actor from a bygone era, black and...

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Les Miserables: Epic Crowd Pleaser

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 3:13 PM

The revival of Les Miserables comes weighted with history, and not just the French Revolution as Victor Hugo imagined it: a long running Broadway original, a more recent revival, an Oscar nominated movie just last year. Certainly producers are counting on a familiarity with the material, the show's rich music...

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Stuff Happens: Errol Morris' Unknown Known

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2014 | 10:18 AM

Donald Rumsfeld, for no apparent reason, agreed to allow Fog of War documentarian Errol Morris to interview him. Was it to assure his legacy? We may never know. When the filmmaker asks him that very question after a long evasive interview in the new film Unknown Known opening this week,...

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Jim Jarmusch Turns the Vampire Myth: Only Lovers Left Alive

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2014 | 9:26 AM

Jim Jarmusch, the celebrated indie filmmaker gives the vampire genre a clever tweak in his new movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. If you've been around sucking blood for centuries, you've probably met history's most famous characters, Byron, Schubert, to mention a few. The movie pushes this conceit, name dropping with...

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Take Me to Your Leader: All the Way on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:00 PM

"Are you ready for your history lesson," asked the usher at a recent performance of All the Way at the Neil Simon Theater. Please! All the Way is way more than a history lesson, although it does dramatize a significant part of Lyndon Baines Johnson's presidency from his taking office...

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Mothers and Sons at the Golden: Terrence McNally Makes History

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:59 PM

Strident, a woman with whom to reckon, Tyne Daly's Katharine Gerard is a force of nature. Encased in fur, she's the refrigerator-sized iceberg in Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, a new play that opened at the Golden Theater on Monday. Well, never has a joke carried such heft: if it...

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Nina Arianda: The "IT" Girl in Tales from Red Vienna and Rob the Mob

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 1:45 PM

As a desperate widow in MTC's new play, Tales from Red Vienna, Nina Arianda's Helena Altman is demure in period weeds, even as the gentlemen she services rip her black lace. In her new movie, Rob the Mob, opening this week, Arianda's Rosie is wily and saucy and naïve as...

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Rachel Boynton Tackles Big Men - and Big Oil

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 9:38 AM

The illuminating documentary Big Men tells a variation of the oil story in Africa. Nigeria was an example of fifty years of oil discovery, with busted pipelines, and rampant pollution, a result of the business of oil. Ghana was next in line for oil extraction. Attracted to this story, filmmaker...

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Maria Shriver Shines a Light on the Financial Plight of Many American Women: "Paycheck to Paycheck" on HBO

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 4:03 PM

Introducing a new documentary at HBO, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Executive Director Sheila Nevins paused at the podium to ask Trent Gilbert whether or not he was feeling safe. The dimpled 4 year old who nearly steals the show from his mom, was seated...

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Nymphomaniac Part I: Lars von Trier's Coitus Interruptus

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 5:00 PM

Filmmaker provocateur Lars von Trier's latest movie exceeds even his own perversions. The title, Nymphomaniac, tells you much. A troubled woman named Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is rescued and helped to convalescing by a professorial type (Stellan Skarsgard). She explains her despair, recounting the history of her sexuality. Another man might...

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Ascending to Hell: No Exit at the Pearl Theatre/ Satchmo at the Waldorf at the Westside Theater

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 12:49 PM

Looks like hell is a step up, as the characters in Jean-Paul Sartre's mid century allegory step off the elevator into a swank upscale loft in the Pearl Theater Company's stylish production of No Exit. A first New York revival since its award winning Broadway debut in 1946, the play,...

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Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 3:04 PM

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it begins again. The "it" here is the Hollywood cycle from Sundance to the Oscar red carpet, awards, and after parties, the subject of...

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Catherine Deneuve Kicks Off Rendez-vous With French Cinema

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 2:04 PM

"You're stunning," an admirer shouted out at the Paris Theater on Thursday night, when Catherine Deneuve, the undisputed queen of international cinema took the stage. In bulk-enhancing horizontal striped mink, a standout among the others of the French delegation, her first words were, why was the mike given to me?...

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Shirley Jones at the Café Carlyle: People Will Say We're in Love

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 12:11 PM

The Partridge Family mom took center stage at the Café Carlyle this week, singing classics from the American musical theater, and recounting anecdotes from a life well lived. At nearly 80, yes, she does reveal her age exaggerating upward, Shirley Jones sounds and looks great. In Oscar week, with a...

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Oscars for Foreign Language Films: Omar and Bethlehem

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 7:31 AM

Omar, one of the five nominees for Foreign Language Film Oscar did not win. The sumptuous Italian film, The Great Beauty, did. But the Palestinian entry, about a young Palestinian man who, despite his youthful dreams of love, peace and freedom, becomes an asset for Israeli intelligence, offers a glimpse...

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The Bridges of Madison County: Sex in Iowa

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 3:28 PM

This is a great American myth: A mysterious stranger comes to town, briefly, and changes everything. Reference: Mark Twain. As the Italian-born homemaker Francesca (Kelli O'Hara) falls in love with Robert (Steven Pasquale), the young hunk who breezes through her Iowa town for a photo shoot, she thinks The Patron...

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