Brooklyn http://wamc.org en BIFF - "Fort Tilden" http://wamc.org/post/biff-fort-tilden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The narrative feature, <a href="http://www.forttildenthemovie.com/"><em>Fort Tilden</em></a>, will screen twice at <a href="http://www.biffma.org">The Berkshire International Film Festival</a> this weekend. Tomorrow at 9pm at The Triplex in Great Barrington and Saturday at 2pm at The Beacon in Pittsfield.</p><p>The film is the full-length feature debut co-written and co-directed by Sarah Violet Bliss and Charles Rodgers.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 91447 at http://wamc.org BIFF - "Fort Tilden" Rosie Perez http://wamc.org/post/rosie-perez <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry.</p><p>In her new book, <em>Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)</em>, Perez tells her never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86133 at http://wamc.org Rosie Perez UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure http://wamc.org/post/updated-730-pm-all-clear-given-after-brooklyn-bridge-closure <p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have given an all-clear after an abandoned vehicle closed the Brooklyn Bridge at the tail end of the Memorial Day long weekend.</p><p>Police say the Dodge Durango found stopped along the Manhattan-bound side of the span had no license plates when they investigated Monday evening.</p><p>Investigators say they received the call around 5:15 p.m. and halted traffic in both directions around 6 p.m. Police gave the all-clear as of 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 22:48:00 +0000 Associated Press 65668 at http://wamc.org UPDATED 7:30 pm: All-clear given after Brooklyn Bridge closure