Comic Catharsis in the Face of Conflict: Director Christopher Walters Premieres COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE at Tribeca Film Fest, Unveiling Laughter's Healing Power
Christopher Walters Showcases Ukrainian Stand-Up Comics' Courageous Comedy Amidst War-Torn Realities, Introduces American Media Ukraine
Esteemed director Christopher Walters shines a spotlight on the enduring human spirit amidst war and chaos in his captivating documentary, COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE. The film, which premieres at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival from June 13 to 16, 2023, showcases the resilience and healing power of laughter through the inspiring performances of four Ukrainian stand-up comics. Additionally, Walters unveils his new venture, American Media Ukraine, a company dedicated to producing character-driven content about Ukraine for the U.S. market, fostering cultural ties between the two nations.
As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to inflict suffering and uncertainty, COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE offers an intimate and timely exploration of how comedy becomes an act of rebellion, comfort, and empowerment in the face of adversity. The film delves into the lives of these aspiring comedians, who utilize humor to navigate the challenges of daily life in a war-torn state, while providing insightful social commentary on the war and their country.
COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE provides a unique perspective on the ongoing conflict, highlighting the resilience and unwavering spirit of the Ukrainian people. The film captures the comedians' courageous performances, taking audiences on a journey from theaters to shelters, and even the frontlines, as they strive to bring joy and solace to their fellow countrymen. Walters' masterful storytelling emphasizes the profound impact that laughter can have on the human spirit, even amidst the darkest of times.
Director Christopher Walters is available for media interviews, offering insights into:
• The creation of COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE and his dedication to shedding light on the resilience of Ukrainian comedians in the face of conflict.
• The significance of comedy as a tool for healing, resistance, and empowerment during times of war and adversity.
• The launch of American Media Ukraine and its mission to produce character-driven content about Ukraine for the U.S. market, promoting cultural ties between the two nations.
• Tuesday, June 13, 5:15 PM at Village East by Angelika
• Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 PM at AMC 19th St. East 6
• Friday, June 16, 9:00 PM at AMC 19th St. East 6
COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE, directed by Christopher Walters, is a 96-minute feature presented in English and Ukrainian, with English subtitles. It serves as a testament to the enduring human spirit and the healing power of laughter in the face of adversity.
Christopher Walters also introduces his new venture, American Media Ukraine, a company dedicated to producing character-driven content about Ukraine for the U.S. market. American Media Ukraine aims to foster cultural ties between the United States and Ukraine while offering a unique perspective on Ukrainian stories. Through their productions, they strive to promote understanding and empathy between the two nations.
Media: For interview requests with director Christopher Walters or further information, please contact Workhouse, CEO Adam Nelson via email@example.com
About Christopher Walters:
Christopher Walters is an esteemed director known for his ability to capture the human experience in the face of adversity. With COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE, Walters brings his unique storytelling prowess to the forefront, offering a compelling and insightful exploration of the power of comedy in war-torn Ukraine. Through his lens, audiences gain a deeper understanding of the resilience, courage, and transformative nature of laughter amidst conflict.
As a visionary filmmaker, Walters not only presents COMEDY OF WAR: LAUGHTER IN UKRAINE at the Tribeca Film Festival but also introduces his new company, American Media Ukraine. This venture is dedicated to producing character-driven content about Ukraine for the U.S. market, bridging cultural gaps and fostering greater understanding between the two nations. American Media Ukraine aims to showcase the rich stories and perspectives of Ukraine to a wider audience, contributing to the promotion of cultural ties and empathy between the United States and Ukraine.
For more information about Christopher Walters and his work, visit:
• Website: waltersdirector.com
• IMDb: imdb.com/name/nm1700910/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr5
• YouTube: youtube.com/@lifeisamovie
About American Media Ukraine:
American Media Ukraine is a newly launched company founded by Christopher Walters. It is dedicated to producing character-driven content about Ukraine for the U.S. market. Through their productions, American Media Ukraine aims to foster cultural ties between the United States and Ukraine, promoting greater understanding and empathy. The company's commitment to sharing authentic and compelling stories from Ukraine showcases the depth and richness of Ukrainian culture and encourages dialogue and connection between the two nations. For more information about American Media Ukraine, visit americanmediaukraine.com
About the Tribeca Festival:
The Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, is a renowned event that celebrates storytelling in various forms, including film, TV, music, audio storytelling, games, and XR. With a rich history in independent filmmaking, Tribeca champions emerging and established voices, showcasing award-winning talent and curating innovative experiences. The festival serves as a platform for artists and diverse audiences to come together, fostering creativity and introducing new ideas through premieres, exhibitions, conversations, and live performances. For more information, visit tribecafilm.com.
FABULOUS FANNY'S Unveils Captivating Summer Sunglasses Collection: A Stylish Companion for Sunlit Adventures
Embrace the Sun in Style: Fabulous Fanny's Introduces an Exquisite Array of Sun-Kissed Frames to Elevate Looks Available Only at Fabulous Fanny's!
Fabulous Fanny's, the celebrated East Village institution renowned for its exceptional eyewear, is thrilled to unveil its captivating Summer Sunglass Collection, featuring an exquisite array of sun-kissed frames. From vintage sunglass frames that embody nostalgia to classic retro vintage sunglasses inspired by iconic figures and eras, Fabulous Fanny's offers a remarkable selection that embodies the spirit of timeless style and individuality.
Nestled in the heart of the East Village at 335 East 9th Street, Fabulous Fanny's has long been revered as a destination for vintage eyewear enthusiasts and style connoisseurs. Their commitment to preserving originality is reflected in their collection of vintage sunglass frames, carefully sourced and curated to offer customers a unique and unparalleled eyewear experience. Additionally, Fabulous Fanny's presents classic sunglass frames that pay homage to influential personalities and eras, creating an enticing blend of classic and contemporary styles.
Vintage Sunglass Frames: Embracing Nostalgia
Fabulous Fanny's presents hundreds of curated vintage designer sunglass frames, many never worn before from around the world, that evoke the nostalgia of past eras available only at Fabulous Fanny’s. From the vintage 80's Nouvelle Vague and vintage 90's Chloe to Y2K Karl Lagerfeld, each frame tells its own story and invites wearers to embrace the iconic fashion moments of the past. With authenticity and craftsmanship, these vintage frames allow individuals to capture the essence of a bygone era and express their unique sense of style. Discover the perfect pair of sunglasses at Fabulous Fanny's and let eyewear become a personal expression. Each frame is a unique piece of fashion history, meticulously sourced and preserved to bring timeless style to modern-day fashion enthusiasts.
Here are just some of the hundreds of vintage sunglass frames available at Fabulous Fanny's:
Jacqueline - A Stanton Blackmer Original: Original Vintage. Never worn. Embellished with sterling silver, abalone, and marcasite, these Jackie Kennedy-style frames have been embellished by Stan Blackmer, Fabulous Fanny's designer to the stars. Only one available.
Binocle 72 752: Original vintage. Never worn. These have also been embellished by Blackmer. Only one available.
Oleg Cassini - Anisette: Original vintage. Never worn. Oleg Cassini was an American fashion designer born to an aristocratic Russian family with maternal Italian ancestry. He became famous for dressing First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
These vintage sunglasses frames, sourced and preserved by Fabulous Fanny's, embody the allure of past fashion eras and provide a unique opportunity to own a piece of fashion history.
Retro Vintage Sunglass Frames: Inspired by Iconic Figures
Fabulous Fanny's also takes inspiration from iconic figures to create classic retro vintage sunglasses frames that blend timeless elegance with contemporary flair. Let's explore some of these remarkable designs:
Norma Sunglasses: Inspired by Marilyn Monroe - we've made two eyewear frames in her honor, the Norma and the Jeane. If you want to know "How To Marry A Millionaire," start with these frames and let the story unfold.
Vince Sunglasses: Our Vince "browline" glasses are seeing an enormous renaissance today because the style almost universally fits everyone. What makes our design so fabulous are the two sizes, all the colors, and the intense focus on quality - all truly unmatched at this price point.
James Sunglasses: Inspired by James Dean, our James frames will give today's rebels plenty of cause to wear them.
Burns Sunglasses: Inspired by George Burns, we've updated Burns for those who believe anything but bold is boring.
Bob: Of all the glasses Bob Dylan wore over the years, he inspired us most with these classic cable temple designs. Comes with classic clip-on sunglasses to boot.
Winston Sunglasses: "You have enemies? Good. It means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill.
Gatsby Sunglasses: The Roaring 20s are back 100 years later and better than ever. Made with original cable temples, these sunglasses are the cat's meow.
Fabulous Fanny's commitment to offering diverse eyewear options extends to customers of all backgrounds and styles. Many have all found their singular looks at Fabulous Fanny's, making it a destination for those seeking eyewear that reflects their individuality and embraces diversity. To complete the eyewear journey, visit Fabulous Fanny's at 335 East 9th Street in the heart of the East Village. Explore their remarkable collection of “dead stock,” never-worn-before originals and classic retro vintage sunglasses frames, and let their expert team help find the perfect pair to reflect style and individuality.
PRESERVING ORIGINALITY SINCE 1993
Over the last 30 years, Fabulous Fanny’s has cultivated New York City’s passion for vintage eyewear from a bygone era when everything was built to last, and movie stars became legendary. Named after one of the original owners pet macaw, the increasingly popular store moved from its roots at New York’s Chelsea Flea Market to the East Village – the center of New counterculture – to meet the city’s increasing demands. As Fabulous Fanny's enters its third decade, optical industry legend and fellow vintage lover BOB HILLMAN (Founder, Pearle Vision & Eyelab) continues excitement and allure for a new generation looking to express originality in ways both old and new.
335 East 9th Street
New York, NY
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POSH BEAUTY: FABULOUS FANNY'S
SPRING 2023 FASHION GUIDE
"Fashion Faves" for the season include racks of vintage visions available only at Fabulous Fanny’s, the New York City institution renowned for its iconic eyewear. Marking its 30th birthday with a stunning anniversary collection honoring the formidable faces of free-spirited artists, film, and music personalities shaping today’s fashion, this landmark emporium curates tiny vintage treasures while reimagining and recreating history's most illustrious eyewear, producing stunning replicas of countless classics. Visit http://fabulousfannysnyc.com / Store: 334 E 9th St, NYC /Samples & Media email@example.com
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SUGARHILL GANG + THE FURIOUS 5
#OTD, WORKHOUSE, CEO Adam Nelson had the great pleasure of bringing the legendary The Sugarhill Gang and pioneers of rap poetry The Furious 5 to House of Independents for the two groups very first show on their triumphant co-headline Reunion Tour.
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential of the early hip-hop acts. The group was honored at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors in 2005 and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, making them the very first hip-hop group in the hall. Their vinyl records and the turntable used by DJ Grandmaster Flash are on display at The Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
The Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" became the first rap record to hit the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #37. Released on September 16, 1979, "Rapper's Delight" is regarded as rap music's first commercially successful recording and the introduction of the genre to those outside of New York's 5 boroughs. The fifteen-minute record kicked off Sylvia Robinson's new Sugar Hill Records imprint which would eventually sign Bronx and Harlem crews Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, The Funky 4 + 1, The Treacherous Three, and The Crash Crew.
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THE CREATIVE UNCOOL
WORKHOUSE, CEO ADAM NELSON
THE HOUSE THAT WORK BUILT.