La Lutta Benefit

Hi everyone,

Hope all is well.  On February 5 at Crash Mansion in NYC, La Lutta NMC is having a benefit to support our youth media literacy and Artist-In-Residence program.  Our most recent youth Artist-in-Residence participants, Lynchy Lezeau and Briana Orr, traveled to South Africa in 2008 where they produced a documentary series on HIV/AIDS in Africa.  To date, La Lutta NMC has sponsored more than 50 youth filmmakers who have gone on to make more than 20 films, documentaries, videos, and PSAs, including the documentary series Project 843.  In 2009, we are looking to expand our new media outreach as we are bringing in new youth filmmakers and artists, all with exciting new projects.

For this event at Crash Mansion, we’ve partnered with The Rumpus — where I’m a contributor — a new on-line literary magazine started by writer Stephen Elliot.

I’ve invited Will Sheff of Okkervill River to perform at the benefit.  Please see all the details below.  Your support is deeply appreciated.



Executive Director/Producer, La Lutta NMC

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Christina Lee, La Lutta NMC, and invite you to
the launch party for featuring:

  • Music by Will Sheff from Okkervill River and Timothy Bracy of The Mendoza Line
  • Comedy by: Kristen Schaal of Flight of the Conchords and Michael Showalter from Comedy Central’s Stella
  • Readings from authors: James Frey, Andrew Sean Greer, and Jonathan Ames and Post It Note Reviews by This American Life’s Starlee Kine

When: February 5, 7pm
Where: Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery,
Price: $20

Hosted by Stephen Elliott, editor

Purchase Advance Tickets Here: is a new online magazine, focusing on Books, Music, Movies, Art, Sex, Politics, and Other.  Updated ten to fifteen times a day, provides original reviews of books, music, and film, interviews with culture mavens like Malcolm Gladwell, James Frey, Bucky Sinister, Al Franken, T Cooper, and Tristan Taormino, as well as original essays by Steve Almond, Robin Romm, Michelle Tea, and others, and blogs by Rick Moody, Bitchy Jones, and Jerry Stahl.

Click here to download the flyer in PDF.