Film & Television

1st Annual Bronx Documentary Center’s Women’s Film Series Begins Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16th and then every 3 days, The Bronx Documentary Center begins its first ever Annual Women’s Film Series (All screenings begin at 7:30PM).

Check below for the schedule and list of films. This is going to be a very exciting event and we hope to see you there. All screenings are suggested donation:
$5 for Bronx Residents, $10 for General, Free for 18 and Under

“Made in The Bronx” Screening Series to Feature 6 Short Films by Bronxites

Tomorrow at the Bronx Documentary Center from 7pm to 9pm, join The Bronx Filmmakers for a FREE event as they present 6 short films as part of their “Made in The Bronx” screening seriesfollowed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to check out The Bronx’s filmmaking talent, an often overlooked segment of the artistic circle of our borough.

Plus you get to see films shot exclusively or mostly in our borough!

The Bronx Filmmakers Group Celebrates Their 3rd Year Running

3 years ago, several budding filmmakers from The Bronx decided that it was time to form a group for Bronxites where they could talk shop as well as support each other however best they could.

They reached out to The Bronx Documentary Center and ever since them they have been meeting at the space for 3 years.

In celebration of their 3rd anniversary, The Bronx Filmmakers Group will be holding an anniversary party tomorrow evening (Tuesday, September 1st) at the BDC in an informal gathering where you can meet the group and other Bronx residents and creative individuals.

An Inside Look at Popular Batman-Based TV Drama ‘Gotham’ Filming In The Bronx

For the last couple of days, Welcome2TheBronx has had the pleasure of checking out the set and filming of the popular Fox TV Crime Drama ‘Gotham’ based on the Batman franchise.

The Old Bronx Courthouse is serving as the main location set (although we can’t tell you what the scenes are, you’ll have to find out yourself when season 2 begins next month!) with a small scene being shot behind the old Hupfel Brewery on St. Ann’s Avenue.

An Interview With Maria, AKA Sonia Manzano, As She Says Goodbye To Sesame Street

I remember my first memories of watching television as a young child in the late 70s and early 80s. Each day I would sit down and watch Sesame Street which my mother diligently always made sure was on for me.

For me, it was an extension of school since I was already in Head Start at the age of 4 and Sesame Street, with Oscar, The Count, Big Bird, Burt and Ernie, and of course Maria (played by Bronxite and Emmy award-winning actress and writer, Sonia Manzano), were my after school teachers.

Bronx Actor Lands Role in ‘Southpaw’ Alongside Jake Gyllenhaal

Tomorrow, when ‘Southpaw’ is released in theaters nationwide, a Bronx man will be gracing the silver screen in this sports flick that partially takes place in The Bronx (it’s mostly filmed Pittsburgh but some scenes were filmed in The Bronx).

Dominic Colón, a Bronx native still living in The Bronx, plays Billy Hope’s childhood chum, Mikey, who meet while growing up in a foster home. The role of Billy hope is portrayed by Oscar nominated Jake Gyllenhaal alongside the likes of Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams who also star in the movie.

Film & Television Production Company, Silvercup Studios Opening Up Shop In The Bronx

And then there were two.

Just four months after York Studios announced the purchase of 10 acre lot to construct a total of 300,000 square foot film and television production facility in the Soundview section of The Bronx, the Wall Street Journal now reports that Silvercup Studios is moving into our borough in Port Morris.

Artist Open Call: Going Out With A Bang At The Old Bronx Courthouse

As No Longer Empty’s residency and exhibition, ‘When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out’ at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse is coming to an end as it enters its final month, an open call is being issued to local Bronx artists to end the exhibition with a big celebration.

The Old Bronx Courthouse is PACKED With Events For No Longer Empty This Weekend!

No Longer Empty’s exhibition, ‘When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out’ isn’t just about the great artwork on display but it is also about the community engagement via the many programs surrounding the exhibition and this weekend will not disappoint with FIVE events!

Frida Kahlo Has Arrived In The Bronx at The New York Botanical Garden & You’re Going to Love It

Frida Kahlo has finally arrived in The Bronx.

Yesterday, we were treated to a special media preview for The New York Botanical Garden’s ‘Frida Kahlo: Art-Garden-Life’ exhibition—after 11 months of its announcement—and all that anticipation and build up was well worth the wait.

Sneak Peak for Tonight! Inside The Abandoned Old Bronx Borough Courthouse: Gothamist

Tonight is the night we’ve been waiting for! From 6PM – 9PM The Old Bronx Courthouse will finally open to the public for the next three months for No Longer Empty’s ‘When You Cut Into The Present The Future Leaks Out’ featuring the works of 27 artists scattered throughout 3 levels of this gorgeous landmark building.