This Week’s Voice: Woody Allen’s Jazz Evangelism, Indie Rockstars Invade Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn, Joell Ortiz vs. Gentrification, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Stacey Anderson snags an exclusive interview with none other than Woody Allen as, clarinet in hand, the director talks jazz and defends one of America’s disappearing art forms. Elsewhere, Cristina Black discovers a room full of Brooklyn indie rockers at Greenpoint’s Manhattan Inn, and Phillip Mlynar heads out to Bushwick with old school New York rap devotee Joell Ortiz.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews the twin homage films Double Take, Johan Grimonprez’s ode to Alfred Hitchcock, and Chuck Workman’s Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (Mostly) American Avant-Garde Cinema. Plus Nick Pinkerton on the crazy test-tube mutant movie Splice, Anthony Kaufman runs down the new, post-Miramax crop of independent distributors, and Robert Wilonsky doesn’t entirely hate Get Him to the Greek.

In Art, Christian Viveros-Fauné is appalled by P.S. 1’s ‘Greater New York 2010’ show.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of The Burnt Part Boys and Dusk Rings a Bell, while Alexis Soloski joins up with the Debate Society for Buddy Cop 2.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt is at the American Ballet Theater for the company premiere of Lady of the Carmellias.

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