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Old Enough To Be President Theatrical Trailer

Splitsider has a feature today on The Chris Gethard Show’s Connor Ratliff and his run for President. We caught up with Connor at Grant’s Tomb in July, he spoke at The Unconvention in September (on a stage shared with Time magazine’s Joe Klein, Touré, and former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh), and now 92YTribeca is proud to host the world premiere of his campaign documentary followed by a Q&A with Chris Gethard as moderator on Oct 15. Watch history unfold like a CafePress beach towel before your eyes.

“No offense, Mr. Miyaji, but I don’t think you understand my problem.”

“Mi… ya… *gi* understand problem perfect.”

Whether you lived through the ‘80s or not, you can experience them at 92YTribeca on July 19 with a special screening of The Karate Kid featuring Ralph Macchio in person for a Q&A moderated by Slate’s Culture editor John Swansburg. Cruel Summer? Not if you get tickets before it sells out.

Melvin Van Peebles: Love, That’s Occupy Wall Street

Thirteen/WNET New York’s MetroFocus did a short but very interesting interview with Melvin Van Peebles in which he talks about one of his songs, “Love, That’s America,“ used in Occupy Wall Street related videos:

When I found out that the song had been co-opted by Occupy Wall Street, my jaw dropped. It went viral online. People were remixing it and mashing it up with videos from the protests. The time I wrote it it was a time of social upheaval, the Stonewall Riots had just happened. Forty years later, the same thing was going down in the streets of New York City.

You can read more here.

See Van Peebles debut feature film La Permission and a performance by Melvin Van Peebles widLaxative at 92YTribeca tomorrow, Feb 25.

Melvin Van Peebles will be present to participate in post-screening Q&A and will then perform with his band Laxative in the Mainstage space. [Melvin Van Peebles Screening + Live Music]

“You may not recognize Ed Lauter’s name, but the actor’s face has ominously adorned the big and small screens in close to 200 roles over more than 40 years” – Wall Street Journal

Star Ed Lauter is at 92YTribeca tomorrow for a Q&A after the screening of The Last American Hero. So yeah, you probably know Ed Lauter’s face. Maybe you saw him in Magic (which you can see at 92YTribeca on August 3), Real Genius, Youngblood, Death Wish 3, Family Plot, The Longest Yard,The Artist, Seabiscuit, ER, The Rocketeer, My Blue Heaven, Gleaming the Cube, Revenge of the Nerds II or…you know, lots of other stuff. Now see him in the flesh.

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Stephen Tobolowsky (you may know him as Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day or a million other movies) is coming to 92YTribeca on Saturday night to present his recent book, The Dangerous Animals Club, and tell stories of love, loss, near-death experiences and the entertainment industry.

And if you need your Groundhog Day fix, he’s introducing a special 20th anniversary screening of the film after his talk.

That’s Tumblr’s Mark Coatney on stage at 92YTribeca for this afternoon’s full house event: Future of Film Lunch Series with Tribeca Film Festival. The FREE series continues all week. Here’s more info on the lineup for each day.

What we learned earlier in the afternoon when Kickstarter’s Betty Holm was on stage: 12 films at the Tribeca Film Festival, 17 at Sundance and 33 at SXSW were funded via Kickstarter campaigns.

Follow the hashtag #futureoffilm for information from all the discussions.

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the bad-ass feminist road trip movie, Thelma and Louise.

Plans tomorrow after work? We’re screening the film at 92YTribeca, on August 2, with a panel discussion afterward.

At the time it was released, Thelma and Louise was hailed as a groundbreaking feminist classic, an answer to the male-dominated road trip and buddy movie genres. But how much has it actually changed the way we think of gender, class, race, rape, rebellion and female movie characters? Panelists Nona Willis Aronowitz, Jaclyn Friedman, Sofia Quintero, Melissa Silverstein and Jamia Wilson will lead an intergenerational discussion on these questions and more after a screening of the film.

Tickets are available here.

I was 19 when I became a GLOW girl and I remember calling my dad for his advice, and he highly encouraged me to do it. I remember him telling me that ‘20 years from now when you’ve raised your family you will one day look back and realize that you had an adventure of a lifetime.’

Village Voice catches up with GLOW girl Angelina Altishin, known as Little Egypt, to talk about the new documentary, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, playing at 92YTribeca on Saturday. She is now a successful real estate agent and fondly looks back on her time in (and out) of the ring. She’ll be doing a Q&A at the screening with GLOW girl Gremlina and GLOW writer/referee Steve Blance.

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Made in India: Outsourcing Surrogate Mothers

Made in India is a feature length documentary from filmmakers Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha. The film explores the human experiences behind the phenomena of “outsourcing” surrogate mothers to India.

In a review of the film, Variety wrote: “Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha’s engrossing feature follows a working-class U.S. couple proceeding with a last-resort hope for having a child genetically their own: paying a young Mumbai woman to carry their implanted embryos in her womb.”

When accused of exploitation, Lisa responds: “Walk a mile in my shoes before you judge me.“

The award-winning film screens at 92YTribeca on November 9. Both filmmakers will be in attendance to discuss issues of sex, sexism and colonial legacy.

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“Nice car, Mrs. LaRusso!”

Of all the Karate Kid lines, can you believe Ralph Macchio still hears this one from adoring fans? Watch his 45-minute Q&A with Slate’s Culture Editor John Swanburg that followed a special screening at 92YTribeca last summer.

It should get you in the mood for 2 Good 2 B 4Gotten, a monthly film series revisiting the cinematic staples of our youth, co-presented by the femme-centric film podcast Bonnie & Maude and xoJane.

Michael Kupperman is a cartoonist and Mark Twain autobiographer. He’s also the special guest at tomorrow’s installment of the Closely Watched Films series hosted by Elliott Kalan, on December 7. Elliott and Michael also worked together on the new Marvel comic book Shame Itself. The newest installment of Michael’s Tales Designed to Thrizzle comes out December 9.

When Michael is not illustrating comics, he’ll glance at the website English Russia, if time allows. And he get his news on Twitter, the “magic grapevine.” Read more about his culture and media habits below, in the 92Y Culture Klatsch Q&A.

Where do you go for news when you start your day?
Twitter. It’s a magic grapevine.

What are your favorite websites?
I have no time anymore, but an amazing one to look at is English Russia. Apparently Russia is a cross between The Road Warrior and Brazil. Endlessly fascinating.

How much do you use Twitter and Facebook (or other social networking services)?
A lot. I genuinely enjoy Twitter and the interactions I find there; with Facebook I enjoy the interactions but detest the site itself. Someone on my Twitter feed recently compared it to East German in the 1970s, which I thought was very apt; the spying, the control, the fact that you can never do what you want/need to. It’s maddening!

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Anthony Rapp and Maia Brewton came out to 92YTribeca last week for a screening of Adventures in Babysitting, part of a night of Elisabeth Shue movies in the Basic Cable Classics series. We’ll be looking at vintage Arnold Schwarzenegger films next, who is in the news again for all the wrong reasons.

See a few more photos from the evening on 92YTribeca’s Flickr page and see all upcoming films at 92YTribeca.

(Photo: Ivan Pacheco, Max Cavanaugh, Maia Brewton, Andrew Miller and Anthony Rapp.)