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“Harmony Korine: Interviews” with editor Eric Kohn @ Videology (1/16)

January 6, 2015


Whether you’ve been in awe of Harmony Korine since Kids or discovered him last year with his most successful film to date, Spring Breakers, the always eccentric filmmaker has been the subject of much critical discussion and reevaluation over the past few years. Eric Kohn, Indiewire’s Deputy Editor and Chief Film Critic, has now edited Harmony Korine: Interviews, tracking the filmmaker’s stunning rise, fall, and rise again through his own evolving voice. Bringing together interviews collected from over two decades, Kohn’s unique chronicle includes rare interviews unavailable in print for years and an extensive, new conversation recorded at the filmmaker’s home in Nashville.

308 Bedford Ave #1
Brooklyn, NY
January 16
7 pm


A Message from the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee

December 22, 2014

Comrades and Friends,

As of 9am on Saturday, December 20, comrades of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC have surrendered to the custody of the NYPD, for their alleged involvement in an incident on the Brooklyn Bridge on the night of the Millions March.NYPD Detective William Aubry called the incident, in which one cop received a bloody nose and another a few bumps and bruises, “right up there with being one of the most violent acts that I’ve seen.” Apparently Aubry and the NYPD have forgotten the meaning of the word “violent.”  They have not once used the term to describe the police murder of Eric Garner, the execution of Ramarley Graham and Akai Gurley, or the countless others harassed and brutalized by the police.

For the past week—while Eric Garner’s murderer, officer Daniel Pantaleo, has walked the streets a free man—the NYPD has pursued a vicious campaign of harassment and repression against NYC activists. Seemingly random visits to the homes of activists and their associates have involved raids by dozens of officers, threats of deportation, and beatings. The city has employed the lure of a $25,000 bounty in a desperate attempt to make arrests. Yet our movement remains unbowed.

The Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC commends all demonstrators across the country who refuse to leave their friends in the hands of murderous, abusive police. If this movement has taught us anything, it is that resistance is not only justified, but necessary. We will stand behind our comrades as they face whatever charges the city will throw at them. We know they are the victims here – not the NYPD. We are all victims at the hands of the white supremacist, capitalist state. For the same reason, we are the ones to overturn it.

We ask that you support our comrades too by donating to the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee bail and legal fund. Our comrades have had our backs. It’s time to have theirs.

Donate here.
Members of the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee – NYC

Announcing Derica Shields, Sam Lavigne, and Anwar Batte

December 19, 2014

The New Inquiry is incredibly proud to introduce our newest contributing editors Derica Shields, Sam Lavigne, and Anwar Batte.


Derica Shields is a writer, editor and film curator based in London. Her research interests include black visual art, film and futurisms. She is the co-founder of The Future Weird, a film screening and discussion series where she curates experimental and speculative films by black and brown filmmakers.

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Sam Lavigne is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn. His work deals with surveillance, cops, data, and automation. He is the founder of the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon.


Anwar Batte studies liberation movements and revolutions, with a special interest in hanging out and having a good time.

We can’t wait to share the work Derica, Sam, and Anwar will do with us here at TNI in the new year.