First-Ever Inwood Film Festival to Screen ‘Love Letters’ to Neighborhood

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The first-ever Inwood Film Festival is ready to put the spotlight on Northern Manhattan, and its co-founders believe it’s everything the community wanted it to be.

“These are essentially love letters to Inwood,” said Aaron Simms, who founded the festival along with fellow Inwood residents Todd Cerveris and Jason Minter, of the films set to debut.

“People love this neighborhood.”

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Limitless Films in Fort Tryon

This past week, cast and crew from “Limitless,” a TV adaptation of the 2011 feature film of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, were in Fort Tryon Park filming several scenes for an upcoming episode of the show.

On September 1, a dozen or so actors dressed in military fatigues and marching in formation could be seen running through the small tunnel located down the hill from the Fort Tryon dog park leading to the walkway to the Cloisters. Crew gear and equipment was set up near the Cloisters lawn. Jake McDorman, who stars in the show as Brian Sinclair, was also seen filming several scenes throughout the park.

Limitless centers around Sinclair, a man who takes the experimental drug NZT, which allows him to access 100 percent of his mental capability. He then is coerced into using his enhanced abilities to solve crimes with the FBI. Cooper, who will make several cameo appearances throughout the season, serves as an Executive Producer.

The series premieres on CBS on September 22.

Call for artists: 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll poster contest


The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance announces the 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll Poster Contest, open to Washington Heights–Inwood and West Harlem artists.


For this year’s submissions for the poster contest, artists are asked to incorporate these elements into their proposed art work:

  • The central theme is how do we get uptown? Take the ___ uptown (i.e., train, bus, etc.).

  • Include elements of uptown’s diverse arts and cultural scene.

  • Include “Uptown Arts Stroll” in the design.



  • Artist must be a Washington Heights–Inwood or West Harlem resident (West 135th to 220th Street).

  • Artist may submit only one (1) image for consideration.


Grand prize winner receives:

  • $500 honorarium

  • Exclusive graphic representation throughout the 2015 Uptown Arts Stroll


For complete details on submissions requirements and how to enter, visit the Call for Submissions page at NoMAA’s Website.