The New York Film Critics Series Presents The Romantic Comedy “TUMBLEDOWN” With Exclusive Appearances By Stars Jason Sudeikis And Blythe Danner

The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), a premiere screening company, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, in-theater events. The evenings are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of www.BBC.com and WOR Radio. NYFCS offers screenings of movies before their theatrical release and presents interactive, big-screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers. www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com

The next NYFCS screening will be pre-release screening of Tumbledown with live appearances 23106-nyfcs-logo-382x278by stars Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, director/writer Sean Mewshaw along with co-writer Desiree Van Til.

Hannah (Rebecca Hall), writing her late husband’s biography, forms an unlikely companionship with a brash writer (Sudeikis) from New York. They collaborate to put together the story of her husband’s life as a famed folk singer. The romantic comedy also stars Joe Manganiello, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur. Tumbledown is being distributed by Starz Digital Media and will be released on February 12th, 2016.

The Tumbledown events will take place on February 8th, 2016 7PM at The AMC EMPIRE 25, 234 W 42nd St, in New York City and at selected US theaters on February 10th, 2016.

NYFCS is presenting this live event in partnership withIVY(ivy.com) the fastest growing collaborative community in the world. With 10,000 members, IVY brings together the next generation of leading entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators to spark world-changing collaborations. IVY has bases in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, Boston, and Chicago. Their vision is to establish a dynamic global community across 50 global cities, and create lifelong collaborative bonds between countless inspiring people who would otherwise never meet. NYFCS producer Mark Ehrenkranz comments, “We are tremendously excited to be working with IVY and their extraordinary team. We feel strongly that IVY members are bound together by a core group of values: the idea of perseverance, inner strength, self-confidence and overall moxie.”

NYFCS® events takes place exclusively in theaters and is never available on TV or the Internet. The events, including interviews and interactive audience involvement, are HD Simulcast to 55 select major markets so that everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theater. On a monthly basis, audiences experience all of the excitement of live Q&A sessions hosted by Peter Travers. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious, NYC screenings to nationwide audiences. This is a comprehensive, industry-wide, turn-key (don’t know what turnkey means!) marketing tool complete with robust media and in-theater assets to 400+ screens.

Citi® is the Official Card of this event. www.citiprivatepass.com. This relationship was arranged by The Erlick Group (http://www.erlick-group.com), a leading NYC-based entertainment sponsorship agency that has represented leading properties in film, music, theatre and venues for the past 22 years.

Sephora Launches Virtual Artist For The Sephora To Go App

Try On Thousands of Lip Colors in an Instant

Sephora, the leader in global beauty retail, has launched Sephora Virtual Artist, a revolutionary new addition to the Sephora to Go mobile application that allows users to instantly try on thousands of lip colors, anywhere at any time. Available now for download on the Sephora to Go App on www.iTunes.com, it is the latest in a series of digital innovations pioneered by the Sephora Innovation Lab to customize the beauty retail experience.Enter Your Sephora + Pantone Universe Color IQ Number For Your Exact Skin Tone Matches

Sephora Virtual Artist utilizes a smartphone’s camera to precisely map lip location and shape using technology developed by ModiFace, a leader in facial visualization and skin analysis. Clients can swipe through over 3,000 lip colors by brand, format or shade family, and instantly see how each one looks on their own lips, no matter if they are on the go, at home or in a Sephora location. Using a state-of-the-art 3D Live view that moves with them like a mirror, clients can virtually try on lip colors through an interactive digital overlay on their own lips. Sephora’s extensive color library is inclusive of all lipsticks and lipglosses available at SEPHORA, each individually color matched by hand by Sephora experts to ensure a true representation.

Filter Options By Product Type, Shade, or Brand

Filter Options By Product Type, Shade, or Brand

For the ultimate in personalization, you can filter lip shades that best complement your skintone using your PANTONE SkinTone shade, through the exclusive SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ foundation, concealer and lip color matching technology, a complimentary service offered at all Sephora locations. Sephora Virtual Artist also includes special mobile features like Compare Me to see yourself in up to four different shades on one screen in a pop art style, and Shake it Up, which selects four new shades at random each time you shake your phone. Images can be shared socially to garner feedback from friends or emailed with product links for future reference, and products can be saved to your “My Favorites” list or instantly added to your basket for purchase. Continue reading

Killer Heels: The Art Of The High-Heeled Shoe Opens At The Currier Museum Of Art

From structural and splendid to daring and dangerous, high heels have been the subject of conversation and controversy for centuries. Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe comes to the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash Street, Manchester, New Hampshire), its exclusive New England venue, from now through Sunday, May 15, 2016. More than 300 years of women’s elevated shoes will be on view, featuring both historic and stunning contemporary heels by Prada, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Louboutin, Ferragamo, Manolo Blahnik and more.

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Christian Louboutin, “Printz,” Spring/Summer 2013. Courtesy of Christian Louboutin. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn.

Once a symbol of aristocratic power for men, high heels became a women’s fashion accessory in the West during the 16th century. Heels signified that the wearer was of the leisure class, but like all cultural objects, their meaning shifted over time. Today, some women consider heels to be a symbol of power and beauty, while others argue that they sexualize or demean the wearer.

High heels are probably the most talked about fashion accessory,” says Samantha Cataldo, exhibition curator at the Currier. “You can’t help but make a statement wearing them because their structure has a way of affecting the wearer in both a physical and psychological way.


The show consists of about 150 examples of high heels from the collections of the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario, Philadelphia Museum of Art and many designers themselves. Two-thirds of the shoes on view in Killer Heels are contemporary. Six films by noted video artists including Marilyn Minter, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, Zach Gold, Nick Knight, Steven Klein and Rashaad Newsome are located throughout the exhibition and offer fascinating modern interpretations of the political and cultural meanings linked to high-heeled shoes. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections.

Revival and Reinterpretation 
In fashion, new styles are inevitably informed by the past. Some high heel shoe designs in the exhibition pay homage to the Renaissance or aristocratic life in 18th century France. The high-heeled shoe as we know it became fashionable for women about 400 years ago but their popularity reemerged in the 1930s, 1970s and again in the 1990s. While platform shoes date back almost one millennium, one of the style’s strongest resurgences occurred during the disco days of the 1970s, when both men and women wore them.

Rising in the East 
Elevated shoes were first seen among Eastern civilizations, including Persia, but in the West, it was the ancient Greeks who were particularly fascinated by them. Greek male actors wore raised-sole boots to give the appearance that their character was powerful.

High-heeled shoes also served very practical purposes. Persian cavalrymen wore heels to help keep their feet in their stirrups while in combat. In the late 16th century, Western soldiers, who were allied with Persia against the Ottoman Empire, followed suit. Other people wore elevated shoes to keep their feet above pooling water in bathhouses or to raise them above the mud in city streets.

Glamour and Fetish 
High-heeled shoes inevitably create strong responses from both wearers and viewers. The expression “power heels” is often used to describe shoes that give the wearer a sense of situational domination. With all high heels, sensuality is implicit in their design, but often, so is danger; take, for example, the stiletto heel, which was named after the pointed Italian dagger.

Some high-heeled shoes are embellished with metal studs, jewels and designs that are both foreboding and fantastical. High-heeled, long-legged boots take these shoes one step further by drawing the viewer’s gaze along and up the wearer’s leg. Continue reading