|movie ‣ The big movie this weekend is Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. But for something more earthbound, check out Running Wild, a documentary at Village East starting tomorrow, about the life and work of conservationist Dayton Hyde and, in particular, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary that he founded.
crowdfunding ‣ New Yorker Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques, has a new project called Mission 31 that will send him and a team underwater for a month. They will conduct important research on the ocean floor off the coast of southern Florida on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. Skype in the Classroom will allow millions of school kids to talk with the researchers during the month. An IMAX movie will follow. You can support the project here. Some extra motivation: the top three fundraisers or social media referrers will be able to dive with Mr. Cousteau.
theater ‣ Major buzz for the new musical
Fun Home at the Public,
written by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron,
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel.
photography ‣ Meet photographer Joseph O. Holmes
of joe's nyc at the Museum of the Moving Image
tomorrow night, celebrating the opening of the exhibition
The Booth: The Last Days of Film Projection.
books ‣ On our reading list…
• The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century by David Laskin
• The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
• The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida