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On Sunday, August 5, 2012 starting at 8am, Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) will be conducting necessary maintenance on all MNN cable channels and streams. During this time, MNN will be off the air throughout most of the morning. If you have any questions, please contact the Programming Department at extensions 305 or 334. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you and your viewers.
"The CineFiles," a film review show "for film geeks by film geeks," tackles everything from Cronenberg to Kubrick. Edwin Samuelson, the show's producer and cohost, also runs the site http://avmaniacs.com , which reviews the important, the obscure and the importantly obscure. Edwin's knowledge of film is absolutely massive and he's got all the right opinions.
Last week, we lost George Stoney, the "father of public access," but he lives on through his work - a series of documentaries impressive in both quality and quantity. MNN has been airing some of these, films like "Booked for Safekeeping," a black and white account of police and their dealings with the mentally ill, and " All My Babies ," about African American midwives in Georgia.
Join MNN Sunday, July 15 at 8pm on MNN1 to pay tribute to George C. Stoney, Father of Public Access and pioneer in documentary film making. Tune in all night and watch some of Stoney's work including , "Proud Years", "The City," "Paulo Freire at Highlander: A Conversation with Myles Horton," "Booked for Safe keeping," "Invader" and "Still Going Places" MNN will be honoring George Stoney with more ground breaking documantaries and interviews. Keep checking back with us for times and channels.
Pioneering documentary filmmaker, Pubic Access TV champion and Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Board member George Stoney passed away July 12 at his home in Greenwich Village. “As a filmmaker and documentarian, George Stoney was truly a pioneer of the fine art and craft of revealing truth through cinematic and electronic media,” said Dr. Norris Chumley, the Chair of the MNN Board. "The entire MNN community mourns his passing and sends our deepest condolences to his family."
Ever dream about having a regularly scheduled show on TV? Well, MNN welcomes any sort of programming you want to produce, whether it's comedy, talk shows, interviews, community issues, or even fitness and cooking shows! To apply for a series, submit a Series Timeslot Request form, proof of residence and your first completed episode to the Programming Department (Room 205) or the Tape Library. You can pick up an application at 537 West 59 or email program@mnn.org to have one mailed to you. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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