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An Irish filmmaker grapples with the legacy of his estranged father, the late documentarian Arthur MacCaig, through MacCaig’s decades-spanning archive of the conflict in Northern Ireland. Drawing on over 30 years of unique and never-seen-before footage, ‘The Image You Missed’ is an experimental essay film that weaves together a history of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ with the story of a son’s search for his father. In the process, the film creates a candid encounter between two filmmakers born into different political moments, revealing their contrasting experiences of Irish nationalism, the role of images in social struggle, and the competing claims of personal and political responsibility.

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In order to survive a summer of wedding fever, longtime single friends, Ben and Alice, agree to be each other’s plus one at every wedding they’ve been invited to.

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Best F(r)iends Vol. 1&2

Double Feature w/ actor Greg Sestero present for Q&A and meet and greet!

When a drifter (Greg Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Tommy Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician’s old habits. But greed, hatred, and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the South West introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty.

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**AUTHOR EVENT**

Join respected film critic, film historian and author Leonard Maltin for a fun-filled fireside chat with his daughter, Jessie Maltin, as they share highlights from his fascinating career and discuss the changes that are happening in the film industry right now. There will be a brief Q & A, followed by a book signing in the lobby.

Leonard Maltin is one of the world’s most respected film critics and historians. He is best known for his widely- used reference work Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide and its companion volume Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide, as well as his thirty-year run on television’s Entertainment Tonight. Maltin has penned over a dozen books on the history of cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory narratives.

** Stop by for a fun talk and to pick up a signed book from Mr. Maltin himself. **

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Join the Jean Cocteau Cinema as we celebrate comedy with comedian Zack Lyman, who has released his full length album, “Sorry I Am Late”. Named as Black Listed Radios “Top Comedians to Watch”, Zack’s storytelling comedy style will have you laughing out of your seat!

Zack created the Zack Lyman Podcast that has had many amazing guest, including Myq Kaplan (Netflix) and Brian Kiley (Conan O’Brian’s Head Writer), mostly known for his viral 10 second jokes on Instagram. Also, he can be seen as a recurring actor on FunnyOrDie.

Zack will be joined by the incredibly funny Chris Armi and Lou Moon!!!

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Join the Jean Cocteau Cinema as we support and assist the NMSA Parent Association to raise funds that support otherwise unfunded educational activities and events at NMSA by showing a film and donating the admission collected for the movie to the NMSA Parent Association. NMSA will be showing “The Hitch-Hiker” (1953) starring Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy and directed by Ida Lupino!

Featured Books

  • Fuego y Sangre

    By George R. R. Martin

    Firmado en rústica comercial

    La fascinante historia de los Targaryen, la dinastía que reinó en Poniente trescientos años antes del inicio de Canción de hielo y fuego, narrada por el archimaestre Glydayn, de la Ciudadela de Antigua.

    $30.00
  • Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 1 & 2

    By George R. R. Martin

    Signed Hardcover

    This official companion book includes hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards, and insider stories reveal how the show’s creators translated George R. R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series into the world of Westeros. Featuring interviews with key actors and crew members that capture the best scripted and unscripted moments from the first two seasons, as well as a preface by George R. R. Martin, this special volume, bound in a lavishly debossed padded cover, offers exclusive access to this unprecedented television series.

    $40.00
  • Starport

    Graphic Novel signed by Raya Golden and George R. R. Martin

    Law & Order meets Men in Black in this graphic novel adaptation of an unproduced TV pilot script by the author of A Game of Thrones—a never-before-seen story brought to life for the first time!

     

    Based on a TV pilot script written by George R. R. Martin in 1994 and adapted and illustrated by Hugo Award–nominated artist Raya Golden, this bold and brilliant graphic novel adaptation at last brings Martin’s singular vision to rollicking life. With all the intrigue, ingenuity, and atmosphere that made A Game of Thrones a worldwide phenomenon, Starport launches a new chapter in the career of a sci-fi/fantasy superstar.

    $28.00
  • Vacationland

    By John Hodgman

    Signed Hardcover

    Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.

    $25.00

What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

 

What I’m Watching

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

  • Shae and Sibel
    by grrm on June 16, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Never judge a book by its cover, or an actor by the character he or she portrays. Most of you only know Sibel Kekilli for her portrayal of Shae in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.   In her native Germany, of course, Sibel is recognized for a wide variety of other roles, including a long stint on […]

  • Talking ‘Bout My Generation
    by grrm on June 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve written a lot of things during my career: science fiction, fantasy, horror, various hybrids of all of the above.   And once upon a time, like many writers, I wrote a novel about the times and events I’d lived through… a story about my own generation, the Boomers, about our dreams and our disillusionments.   It […]

  • In the Hall!
    by grrm on June 10, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Very pleased to announce that I am being inducted into the Hall of Fame! No, not the one in Canton, nor the one in Cooperstown.  Not the halls in Cleveland or Seattle either. Come October, I am being inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The announcements just came out: https://www.nj.com/entertainment/2019/06/new-jersey-hall-of-fame-to-induct-george-rr-martin-martha-stewart-laurie-hernandez-and-more.html https://www.njarts.net/uncategorized/southside-johnny-the-smithereens-to-be-among-nj-hall-of-fame-inductees-2/ So… pretty […]

Recent Releases

Mississippi Roll
(WildCards)
December 05, 2017

The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
October 2017

Upcoming Publications

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
October 16, 2018

 

Appearances

July 13-14 2018
ThrillerFest XIII- held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City- details TBA

August 16-20, 2018
76th World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: ConJose II Sijn, in San Jose