Art on Bay

Staten Island’s Matthew Provenzano, filmmaker, critic and YouTuber, debuted a feature-length film last week at the Atrium Cinemas in Great Kills.

“Martini Shot!” (trailer above) tells the story of Ryan Wise, a young amateur filmmaker with big dreams of making one day as a director, if he can only overcome the many obstacles in his way, including a band of less-than talented characters and a bad case of Murphy’s Law.

It’s always both a pleasure and a nice surprise when you spot locations of where you live popping up in movies and television shows. The Staten Island Ferry is stepping into the spotlight in the newest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

If you live around the South Shore of Staten Island, you’ve most definitely seen the big, oversized, abandoned LNG tanks that have been a sight for sore eyes for the community of Rossville for close to five decades.

This short video is actually a trailer to a longer, silent video that Jirasiritham presented for a master class project for the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. The film, titled “Exploring the Forgotten Borough,” takes the viewer on a bike tour of the North Shore.

“The year is 6939. The first Westinghouse time capsule is mysteriously opened. The overthrow of the human race is upon us.”

This Thursday, March 9th, Everything Goes Book Cafe will be screening filmmaker Jen Senko’s recent documentary ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad’ about her Liberal father’s evolution into a staunch right-wing convert.

Fans of Method Man and the Wu-Tang Clan rejoice because there’s a new, beautifully edited lyric video for Method Man’s song 50 Shots, off of his last album The Meth Lab.

We had a chance to chat with Corinna Sager, producer of Ferry Tales and Kamillah Hanks who was featured in the film and consequentially was the film’s publicist. Hanks is currently running for the north shore council seat against incumbent Debi Rose.

Recently, a video surfaced online containing the full hour long audio from comedian Louis CK’s 2011 show at the St. George Theater.

The show was a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, many of whom were given free tickets to the show. The material from that night would go on to make up the majority of his special ‘Oh My God.’

The Staten Island Ferry disaster took place on the morning of November 22nd, 1963. It is considered one of New York’s most horrific maritime disasters and it is said that nearly 400 people went down with the Cornelius G. Kolff ferry boat.