[Marxism] New York Film Critics Set Emergency Meeting for Heckling Incident | Variety

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jan 7 20:54:09 MST 2014

My colleague Armond White, who is the best known African-American film 
critic in NY and maybe the USA, caused a scene over "12 Years a Slave". 
God, I wish I could have been there.


The New York Film Critics Circle is reeling today after its annual gala 
made headlines for a heckling incident between one of its members and 
“12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen.

As first reported by Variety last night, CityArts editor Armond White 
started to shout a string of nasty comments to McQueen as he was 
accepting his prize on-stage. “You’re an embarrassing doorman and 
garbage man,” White yelled. “F—you. Kiss my ass.”

The organization has set an emergency meeting for Monday, Jan. 13 at 
Lincoln Center to discuss what to do about the situation.


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