Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's about time: Rita Rosenthal

What keeps 102-year-old Rita Rosenthal going? Or as one uptown restaurant owner gently gently inquires on-camera, "What does she eat?!"

You'll have to watch this latest episode of It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time to find out the secret of longevity for this Washington Heights resident.


 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's about time. Conversations with New Yorkers about time.


Time passes quickly, doesn’t it?

I’ve made an attempt to capture it on film. In a captivating series of documentary interviews, New Yorkers face the camera to talk about how time has passed in their lives. In these conversations, they share insights and anecdotes that range from philosophical to poetic, humorous to bittersweet, prophetic and wise. 

You'll meet a cross-section of people and personalities, including my first subject, veteran New Yorker Stephanie Arcelan actress, fashion executive and the wife of famed boxing trainer Ray Arcel, who discusses her love for life, poetry, and her late husband, writer Malachy McCourt, poet Anita Velez-Mitchell, and author Bel Kaufman.

And let us remember, without time, there is no end. 

Enjoy the videos.

Note: If you would like to participate or know someone who may be an interesting subject, please contact me at arlenetheauthor@gmail.com

For read my essays, visit Arlene's Scratch Paper at arlenesscratchpaper.com

To view my photographs, visit arleneschulman.com

It's about time - Bel Kaufman


In this latest installment of It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time, writer Bel Kaufman reveals what it's like to be 102; the importance of Jewish humor and the humor of her grandfather, famed Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem; and the secret to living to 102. And what you should bring for her 103rd birthday.

Enjoy!



Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's about time - Walter Spier

The latest installment of It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) with an interview with survivor Walter Spier of Washington Heights. A moving conversation about the passage of time and his experiences in concentration camps and on a death march, where only a few hundred out of several thousand men survived. Mr. Spier also recounts the story of how an S.S. officer saved his life and how he, in turn, saved his.




Friday, December 7, 2012

It's about time - Nazario Brea

In this latest installment of the video essay series, It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time, Dominican-born television personality, producer, director, singer and songwriter Nazario Brea talks about music, how he has changed with time, and lessons time has taught him.





Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's about time - 
Seán Curran



Acclaimed choreographer 
Seán Curran of 
Seán Curran Company is featured in this latest installment of It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about time. You'll have an inside look at the inner workings of a modern dance company, how Curran works, and how he uses time. His latest project is choreographed to Scenes in America Deserta and deals with time and space during the course of a day. Enjoy!


Seán Curran Company

seancurrancompany.com


Special thanks to G. Schirmer, Inc. and Signum Records
 for permission to use Scenes in America Deserta

, from the album, Landscape and Time
Performed by
 The King's Singers
John McCabe, Reyner Banham, composers

signumrecords.com

It's about time - Sebastian Laws


Sixth in a series, It's about time: Conversations with New Yorkers about Time, looks at a man who fixes time. Sebastian Laws, the proprietor of Sutton Clocks on Manhattan's Upper East Side, fixes clocks, talks about time, and his "customers". Soon, Sutton Clocks at its present location will be a thing of the past: with its lease up at the end of 2012, Laws, a second generation horologist, is looking for new space.