This week in New York Bill Gates talks with his dad, the Joan Rivers documentary screens, Christopher Hitchens talks about his new memoir, Isabella Rossellini talks to Leonard Lopate, KGB Bar holds a Fiction/Poetry slam, and Crispin Glover gives a unique slideshow presentation and screening.
TUESDAY 6/1: Isabella Rossellini talks with Leonard Lopate. 92Y. 8:15pm.
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. This documentary, which recently screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, was called by Roger Ebert, “One of the most truthful documentaries about show business I’ve seen. Also maybe the funniest.” 92Y Tribeca. 7:30pm.
WEDNESDAY 6/2: Bill Gates: A Conversation with My Father. Bill Gates will talk with his father about parenting, philanthropy, commerce and citizenship. Gates Senior is the author of Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 92Y. 8:00pm.
Crispin Hellion Glover at IFC Center. Crispin Glover presents both his “Big Slide Show,” screens the film he produced and directed It is Fine! Everything is Fine! and also gives a very thoughtful talk afterward. I saw this Monday night, and it was one of the most thought-provoking filmic experiences I’ve had in a while.
Cinema 16. Cinema 16 rehabilitates the tradition of pairing silent films with live scores. This month, three avant-garde shorts are scored by improvisational trio Lemonade.
Crispin Hellion Glover. What Is It? With Big Slide Show presentation and Q&A. 7:30pm.
FRIDAY 6/4: Christopher Hitchens talks about his memoir Hitch-22 with Paul Holdengraber at NYPL LIVE.
Fiction Magazine, Dogzplot and Sententia present: Fiction and Poetry Slam. Robert Lopez, Elizabeth Ellen, Ken Sparling, Kim Chinquee and Shya Scanlon are just a few of the great readers presented. KGB Bar. 7-9pm.
SATURDAY 6/5: Edward Koren: The Capricious Line. Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery is presenting Edward Koren: The Capricious Line, a major survey of the work of the artist best known for his cartoons and cover illustrations for The New Yorker magazine. Through June 12. An exhibition and tour by the curators will be held at the Wallach Art Gallery at 3:30pm.
SUNDAY 6/6: Greater New York at MOMA PS1.
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