my new york experience

Dangerous Opinion: An Evening with Maureen Dowd Sun 26 Aug, 7–8pm In a rare appearance on Australian shores, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd, talks frankly with her friend and colleague, Julia Baird, about gender and politics in the age of Trump. Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm. Speakers Maureen Dowd & Julia Baird Cost $23–$28 Venue Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
An Inconvenient Racial Truth: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Shareena Clanton Sun 17 Jun, 7pm New York Times award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice, Nikole Hannah-Jones and actress Shareena Clanton discuss politics and race in a live discussion moderated by The New York Times Australia bureau chief Damien Cave. Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm. Speakers Nikole Hannah-Jones & Shareena Clanton Cost $25–$28 Venue Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse and Facing Facts Thu 30 Aug, 6–7.30pm Ronan Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. A series of stories he wrote for the New Yorker exposing the sexual predation of Harvey Weinstein won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. As industry after industry attempts to confront long-unexamined demons relating to sexual harassment and abuse, Farrow offers fresh ideas for creating a new culture of accountability. Hear from Farrow as he discusses the poignant personal stories of abuse, in his family and beyond, that led him to report so passionately on the topic. Speaker Ronan Farrow, American journalist, lawyer, and former government advisor Cost $30–$35 Venue The Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street, Melbourne
Sara Driver: NYC Sat 7 Jul – Thu 2 Aug Sara Driver is one of the leading filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant New York City art scene of the 1980's and 90's. This season features Driver's key works as director and producer, including the Australian premiere of her latest documentary, Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Sat 7 Jul - Thu 2 Aug
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquait

Sat 14 Jul, 6pm & Sun 29 Jul, 6pm
You Are Not I

Sun 15 Jul, 1.30pm & Mon 30 Jul, 6.30pm

Mon 23 Jul, 6.30pm & Tue 31 Jul, 6.30pm
When Pigs Fly

Wed 25 Jul, 7.45pm
Permanent Vacation

Sat 28 Jul, 1.30pm
Strange Than Paradise

Cost $12–$18 Venue ACMI Cinemas
Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
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Movies from the Metropolis – A Dedication to NYC on Screen Thu 5 Jul – Thu 26 Jul It’s a city only fit for a big screen experience. Featuring key works from renowned filmmakers and genre favourites, this collection of films is a reflection of New York’s multifaceted individualism and spirit. Each Thursday evening session includes DJ pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm.

Thu 5 Jul, 7.30pm
New York, New York – M

Sat 7 Jul, 2pm
(Double Feature)­
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 – PG­

Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
The Warriors – R

Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pm
Do The Right Thing – R18+

Sat 21 Jul, 2pm
(Double Feature)­
Muppets Take Manhattan & Annie – PG

Thu 26 Jul, 7.30pm
Desperately Seeking Susan – M
Cost $14 Venue Astor Theatre
Corner of Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda
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The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City Mon 2 Jul, 7–8.30pm New York, we love you … but you’re bringing us down with your sloppy pizza slices and your surplus of models, moguls and movie stars. Sure, you've got your world-class art museums. And okay, okay, you've got Broadway and Beyoncé. But can you really be top of the list, king of the hill, A Number One when you're overrun with squirrels? As part of the city-wide cultural events programme celebrating all things New York and Melbourne, the Wheeler Centre are staging a night of storytelling from some favourite Melburnians who don’t heart NY. Join them at the Athenaeum Theatre for hilarious tales of striving but not quite thriving in the city that never sleeps. Speakers Sami Shah, Sally Seltmann, Dave Graney, Brodie Lancaster and more Cost $15–$25 Venue The Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street, Melbourne
Footscray&Brooklyn Block Party Sat 28 Jul, 7pm–late Brooklyn’s DJ Jive Poetic, brings his power, words, wisdom, and energy to Footscray in homage to the Brooklyn block party. Jive will be joined by a host of local and interstate artists, coming together in a night of collisions, connections, and joy. Performers DJ Jive Poetic, West Writers Group members, local and interstate performers and artists Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today Sat 25 Aug, 1pm 'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.' Generous, astute and always entertaining, Nussbaum could never be accused of boring her readership. As the New Yorker's TV critic since 2011, she has won a large and devoted international audience by giving contemporary television the incisive and sophisticated criticism it deserves, turning her attention to shows ranging from Atlanta to The Good Wife to Girls, Breaking Bad and more. Join this peerless, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and chronicler of popular culture for a talk about art and storytelling on screen. Speaker Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker’s peerless TV critic Cost $19–$22 Venue Deakin Edge
Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
Rethinking the Modern: Glenn D. Lowry Sat 9 Jun, 3pm In little more than a year The Museum of Modern Art will turn 90 and complete a major expansion and renovation driven by its legacy and vision to make the experience of art and artists within it feel ever more inviting, relevant, and exceptional to visitors. How has the museum changed since its founding in 1929? What are the challenges of the present? And what does the Museum need to do to remain a leader in the field over the coming years? Speaker Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art Cost $17–$22 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Mari Andrew on Growing Up Fri 22 Jun, 7–8.30pm Writer, illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew shares how resilience and a sense of humour can help us traverse the tumultuous journey to adulthood. Cost $30–$40 Venue Clarendon Auditorium, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon St, South Wharf
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Cult Cinema & Export Happenings Sat 14 Jul, Sat 28 Jul & Sat 11 Aug, 7pm Prepare to be immersed in three New York themed Saturday nights at Brunswick Mechanics Institute. A cult film event, a movie marathon and a night of performance art reenactments take over the theatre and studio spaces exploring some iconic and overlooked sides of NYC culture. Cost From $15 Venue Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
MoMA and the City That Never Sleeps: Lecture Series Sat 14, 21 & 28 Jul, 2pm In the decades since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art’s collecting choices and methods of display and interpretation have played a role in establishing a canonical narrative of modern art. Explore the artists, museum personnel and patrons who contributed to MoMA’s versions of modernism, and the ways in which MoMA has adapted as art and the world have changed. Salvador Dalí
Spanish 1904–89
The persistence of memory 1931
oil on canvas
24.1 x 33.0 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Given anonymously, 1934
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / VEGAP, Spain. Copyright Agency, 2018
Speaker Dr Chris McAuliffe, art historian, writer and curator Cost $18–$62 Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Ilana Glazer (from Broad City) Sat 9 Jun, 8pm Ilana Glazer, New York-based comedian and co-creator/co-star of Broad City, brings her live performance exclusively to Melbourne. As a headline performer at MEL&NYC, Glazer will return to the stage for an hour of “stand-up, hangin’ and goofin’” in her Australian debut. Alumnae of the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Manhattan, Glazer and her creative partner Abbi Jacobson first created Broad City as a web series in the early 2000’s. With the help of UCB co-founder Amy Poehler, the web series was adapted for television in 2014 and its first season was one of the highest rating programs for broadcaster Comedy Central.

Supported by Zoë Coombs Marr

Ilana Glazer’s exclusive Melbourne performance will be supported by Zoë Coombs Marr. Zoë’s 2016 show Trigger Warning was a career-defining triumph, winning both the Barry Award for Best Show and Golden Gibbo award at the 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival and nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Zoë is back on comedy stages in 2018 with her hit festival offering Bossy Bottom.
Performer Ilana Glazer Cost $65–$89 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
CITIES ON THE EDGE: MICHAEL KIMMELMAN – ARCHITECTURE CRITIC OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Sat 7 July, 7pm Join Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, for a talk about the challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world.

With more people living in cities than at any other time in history, we have become an urban species. But as cities continually expand, with populations in megacities expected to reach 100 million by 2050, there are intense challenges ahead. Will cities rise to the occasion, or slip further into chaos? What are the glimmers of hope on the horizon, and what are the signs of grave danger?

Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm.
SPEAKERS Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times & Ewan McEoin, Hugh D.T Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV COST $23–$28 VENUE Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne