Queens World Film Festival kicks off sixth year at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria
QNS/Photo by Katrina Medoff

The sixth annual Queens World Film Festival kicked off last night at the Museum of Moving Image, where a selection of the 144 films will be screened over the next few days. The festival, which was created six years ago by Katha and Don Cato, is the biggest it’s ever been, according to the creators. […]

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First-ever documentary about Jamaica Bay to premiere at Queens World Film Festival this week
Photos courtesy of Jamaica Bay Lives

Sunnyside resident Dan Hendrick fell in love with Jamaica Bay 15 years ago, and he’s about to express that love in a new documentary set to be screened at the Queens World Film Festival this week. Growing up in Michigan, Hendrick spent a lot of time on his father’s boat, which cultivated his respect for […]

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Sixth annual Queens World Film Festival is biggest it’s ever been
THE COURIER/Photo by Angela Matua

This year’s Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), starting March 15 in Astoria, is the largest in its six-year history, featuring 144 films and representing 23 nations. “The jump in quality is exceptional,” said Katha Cato, executive director for QWFF. Cato began curating the festival six years ago with her husband and artistic director, Don Cato, from their […]

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‘Astoria Stories,’ a series of plays celebrating the area, will debut at APAC
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The Astoria Performing Arts Center announced on Tuesday that it has cast the actors set to perform in “Astoria Stories,” a series of plays and musicals to showcase the unique sites that define the neighborhood. Directed by the center’s Artistic Director Dev Bondarin, each of the 11 writers for “Astoria Stories” were asked to compose […]

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Celebrity kitten LiL BUB to visit Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image
Photo courtesy of Mike Bridavsky

Known for her signature big eyes and protruding tongue, celebrity kitten LiL BUB will pay a visit to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image this month as part of a larger exhibit. Found in a tool shed in rural Indiana, LiL BUB shot to fame after her owner created a Tumblr page to document her daily adventures. […]

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