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Here at ANIMAL we’re a big fan of all things pigeon and so we were delighted to see a new short about the city’s most ubiquitous bird by filmmaker JJ Sulin. He said it was curiosity that initially prompted him to make the brief documentary. After reading about “pigeon flying in NYC,” Sulin asked his […]

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Robbie Ingui was waiting tables and studying to be an oceanographer in the mid-1980s when he first tried his hand at making neon art. He had been around neon all his life. His father Gasper owned a small neon specialty shop in Ridgewood, Queens called Artistic Neon Inc. (est .1971) and Robbie started poking around […]

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Tonight, HBO airs Banksy Does New York, a documentary directed by Chris Moukarbel that details the British prankster’s epic 31-day residency on the streets of the city. But don’t let the name fool you — the theme of this user-generated film (which ANIMAL contributed footage to) is not street art, it’s gentrification. Throughout the documentary, […]

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ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs at Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Stray Dog plays Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30pm and Friday, October 3rd at 6:15pm.  Ron “Stray Dog” Hall can’t forgive himself for cutting off the ears of another human being and wearing […]

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For a while, YouTube was the best place to see wily rats interacting with the public. At one point, there was new footage emerging weekly, some of it more horrific than the next. But rest easy city dwellers, the rats of New York are finally getting the proper film treatment they deserve. According to Variety […]

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The documentary A Brony Tale is about men who like My Little Pony, which is an imaginative quirky cartoon for kids with some nice stuff in it. In the documentary, Ashleigh Ball, the voice of Applejack and Rainbow Dash on the 4th generation installment of Hasbro’s My Little Pony, goes to a brony convention and faces her very […]

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Above, watch Beat Rockers: Keeping The Beat Alive, a short documentary about a beatboxing class at the Bronx’s Lavelle School for the Blind. It’s a totally joyful affair, and the kids kick out some serious jams. Says Taylor McFerrin, the class’s lead instructor: “Seeing how music can kind of create a space where everyone’s comfortable — […]

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Above, watch outtakes from Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, a new documentary about the legendary underground hip hop label Stones Throw. Kanye West is interviewed and waxes about the influence of the late J Dilla and Stones Throw figurehead Madlib. On Dilla: We gotta make music and we think, ‘If Dilla was alive, would he like this?’ I […]

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The first outdoor screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, the documentary about the Russian art-punk activist group, will happen July 2 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens. It will be followed by a different film every week through the summer. “With this impressive roster of foreign films, Film Forum has once again put forth an […]

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The above video from Mashable introduces Andrew Woods, a helicopter pilot who flies tours around NYC. There’s some stunning footage of the city from above, and Wood gives some insight into the ins and outs of the job. “There’s two Americas: there’s the rest of the United States and there’s New York City. And everything can […]

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