Bleecker

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Bleecker

Bleecker tells the intertwining stories of a motley of characters in the Village in NYC. The straight face in this pack is Maya, who has come to The Big Apple to find her place in this world. Here she encounters: a long time couple who express their affection by bickering; a Texan lass who is forever searching for love, plus her punk son & delusional mother – the self-appointed Queen of Egypt. Also in the mix are a hapless therapist, a psychic with a sphynx cat, and others who create little distractions for themselves instead of dealing with what’s really gnawing at their souls: big questions with no answers.

As Maya settles in, she starts to care about these folks, which leads her through twists and turns to her own self-purpose.

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Q&A with director Edith Hagigi, and actors Bob Ari, Ben Stiller, Alicia Crowder, and Christine Taylor
Sunday, Apr. 7 2024, 2:00
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  • Bob Ari, an actor, teacher, director, guitarist and songwriter, has appeared on Broadway in The Constant Wife, Bells are Ringing, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and as the stand-by for Richard Nixon in Frost/Nixon. His credits include tours of Frost/Nixon (in which he finally got to play Nixon), Guys and Dolls and West Side Story. Film work includes Two Lovers, Wanted, Kissing Jessica Stein, Music of the Heart, Cradle Will Rock and Blind Date and the soon-to-be-released, Bleecker. Bob’s been seen on the smaller screen on Madam Secretary, Manifest, The Good Wife, Onion News Network, DelocatedED , Dellaventura, Law and Order, L.A Law, Cagney and Lacy, Diff'rent Strokes, Cheers, Soap and Law and Order SVU. 
  • Ben Stiller is one of Hollywood's most successful and acclaimed multihyphenates.  He is an actor, director, writer, and producer. Films he has appeared in include Meet the Parents and Night at the Museum, the animated Madagascar films, critically acclaimed arthouse hits; The Royal Tenenbaums, Meyerowitz Stories and While We’re Young, his legendary sketch television series The Ben Stiller Show, and the Oscar-nominated Tropic Thunder, which he starred in, directed, co-wrote, and produced, to massive acclaim under his production company, Red Hour.
  • Christine Taylor has endeared herself to audiences over the last few decades with her comedic roles in numerous hit films and television shows including Dodgeball, Zoolander, The Wedding Singer, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development, and her iconic portrayal of Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie, and A Very Brady Sequel. Recently, Taylor starred in the short film Let Liv, which debuted at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival; and over the last several years, she recurred in the critically acclaimed series Search Party opposite Alia Shawkat, as well as Odd Mom Out, starring Jill Kargman. Other notable film credits include Friendsgiving, Little BoxesDedication, and Overnight Delivery. Christine got her start on the small screen as a teenager, starring in Nickelodeon’s first scripted series, Hey Dude.. Additionally she has had memorable guest star appearances on several hit tv shows including: Friends, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Elementary, Ellen and Murphy Brown. Taylor can be seen playing Patricia Arquette’s sister in her most recent series High Desert streaming on Apple TV+ alongside Matt Dillon and Bernadette Peters. She also co-hosts the popular iHeart Radio podcast Hey Dude...The 90’s Called with Hey Dude co-star David Lascher. In addition to her work as an actor, Taylor serves on the Board of Trustees, and has worked very closely with Project ALS over the last 25 years.
  • Edith Hagigi was born in Malawi, Africa but soon moved to New York. Her family lived in an apt on Bleecker Street for a few years, then they moved to Texas and, later, Massachusetts. During her studies at Boston University, from where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in film and a minor in business, she interned for Errol Morris and David Mamet. Edith moved on to assist Ben Stiller on various productions and has continued her association with him on many films, plays, and web series. With Ben and his parents, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, she executive produced the www.StillerandMeara.com web series. In addition to more philanthropic work associated with the Stiller Foundation, she served as Production Executive for his Red Hour Films on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Over the years, Edith has directed numerous shorts and produced events and videos for Tribeca Productions, Rwanda Cinema Centre, Volvo & Volvo for Life Awards, Best Buddies, Alex’s Lemonade, Mercedes… as well as produced EPK’s and other behind-the-scenes footage. As writer, director and producer of Bleecker, she was awarded "Best Indie Spirit" at the Boston International Film Festival and the prize for "Indie Vision" at the Socially Relevant Film Festival; and Bleecker's cast received the "Best Ensemble" award at the San Diego International Film Festival.

  • Alicia Crowder is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama. She can currently be seen as a series regular in the hit series Tell Me Lies for Hulu. She recently made her New York Theatre debut at Lincoln Center in their production, Becky Nurse of Salem by Sarah Ruhl. Previous credits include a recurring role on Netflix’s The Society and a guest star role on Instinct for CBS.


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