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Thursday, July 2 | Mala Mala at IFC Center

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What’s Showing Today? Thursday, July 2
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Featured Screening: Mala Mala at IFC Center. Post by Caroline Gil:

Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s documentary Mala Mala is an effervescent portrayal of the unique lives and struggles faced by nine members of the Transgender scene in Puerto Rico. Among them are Ivana Fred, a community leader and activist; Sandy, a sage sex worker looking for more secure employment; Soraya, the seasoned veteran and one of the first Puerto Ricans to legally change her gender on her birth certificate; and Samantha, who halted her transition when black market hormones began affecting her health and relationships. Headlining is April Carrión, young, brash and sort of bratty, who during filming was beginning her stint as a competitor on RuPaul’s Drag Race. April belongs to The Doll House, a drag family that slays on the island’s nightclub circuit and is modeled after New York’s House of Xtravanganza as featured in Paris is Burning.

Mala Mala’s recurring staged shots are unmistakingly elegant and suave, like Alberic’s slo-mo bathtub soap bubble frolic, Sandy’s neon-bathed tour of duty on Santurce’s seedy yet bewitching streets, and Samantha’s rigidly lit dress-up procedure. These sequences shift the pace from engrossingly real depictions of the women’s everyday struggles to an elevated mirage of glamour, teasing out the the parallelisms running between challenging and deconstructing gender binaries and national identity within Puerto Rico, a US territory that is neither state nor a self-governing nation.

Mala Mala’s shortcoming lie in the fact that it glosses over some of its subjects’ lives, particularly Paxx, the only FTM transboi featured in the film, whose search for a like-minded community of trans males offers a unique counterpoint to the other subjects. Mala Mala further glosses over the political context and intricacies of Ivana’s activism and work with the Butterflies Trans Foundation. The filmmakers shoot the group’s historic deposition at a hearing for Bill 238, which passed in 2013 and sought to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The foundation is shown triumphantly waving flags, shaking hands, and posing for photo-ops with Carmen Yulin, San Juan’s Mayor, and other political figures. However, little is disclosed about the aftermath of the bill or what could retroactively be perceived as political pandering to inclusion as well as the lack of adequate responses from authorities for the surge of homophobic and transphobic hate crimes suffered by the island over the past two decades. Since the documentary was finished, much has changed, but there is still a lot of work to be done. For that reason, Mala Mala is a powerful resource for humanizing the trans community and pushing for legitimacy and visibility. —Caroline Gil

Today

Dirty Looks: On Location at NYPL Seward Branch
Series Website

  • Party Girl (Daisy Von Scherler Mayer). Details. Video. 1995. 94 min. 6:30 pm.

New York Asian Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Taksu (Kiki Sugino ). Details. DCP. 2014. 97 min. 6:00 pm.
  • La La La at Rock Bottom (Nobuhiro Yamashita). Details. DCP. 2015. 103 min. 8:00 pm.
  • Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore (Khavn De La Cruz). Details. DCP. 2014. 73 min. 10:15 pm.

Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond at MoMA
Series Details

  • Mogambo (John Ford). Details. 1953. 116 min. 1:30 pm.
  • I’ve Always Loved You (Frank Borzage). Details. 1946. 117 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl). Details. 1945. 110 min. 7:15 pm.

3–D Summer at MoMA
Series Details

  • Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney). Details. 1953. 109 min. 7:00 pm.

Hatchet to the Head: the Anti-Auteur Films of Álex de la Iglesia at Spectacle

  • Perdita Durango. Details. Digital Video. 1997. 121 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Acción Mutante. Details. Digital Video. 1993. 90 min. 10:00 pm.

Ongoing

A Poem Is a Naked Person (Les Blank) at Film Forum. Details. Digital. 1974/2015. 90 min. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:20 pm.
The Third Man (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1949. 93 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.
The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 70 min. 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00 pm.
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2015. 89 min. 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, and 9:15 pm.
Mala Mala (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles) at IFC Center. Details. Filmmakers in attendance at 7:15 pm. 2015. 87 min. 12:55, 2:50, 7:15, and 9:45 pm.

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Friday, July 3 | Cops vs. Thugs at Film Society of Lincoln Center

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What’s Showing Today? Friday, July 3
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Featured Screening: Cops vs. Thugs at Film Society of Lincoln Center

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Today

Dirty Looks: On Location at Dixon Place
Series Website

  • Without You I’m Nothing (John Boskovich). Details. Video. 1990. 89 min. 10:00 pm.

New York Asian Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai). Details. DCP. 2014. 115 min. 12:30 pm.
  • River Road (Li Ruijun). Details. DCP. 2014. 103 min. 2:50 pm.
  • Abashiri Prison (Teruo Ishii). Details. 35mm. 1965. 92 min. 5:00 pm.
  • Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Kinji Fukasaku). Details. DCP. 1973. 99 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Cops vs. Thugs (Kinji Fukasaku). Details. 35mm. 1975. 100 min. 9:00 pm.

Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond at MoMA
Series Details

  • Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl). Details. 1945. 110 min. 1:30 pm.
  • Summer Holiday (Rouben Mamoulian). Details. 1948. 93 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian). Details. 1941. 125 min. 7:00 pm.

3–D Summer at MoMA
Series Details

  • Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney). Details. 1953. 109 min. 7:00 pm.

The Essential John Ford at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Young Mr. Lincoln. Details. 35mm. 1939. 100 min. 7:00 pm.

BRONXPLOITATION at Spectacle
Series Details

  • 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari). Details. Digital Video. 1982. 93 min. 7:30 pm.

EADEM MUTATA RESURGO: Remembering Christopher Lee at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (Harald Reinl). Details. Digital Video. 1969. 80 min. 10:00 pm.

Midnight

Jaws (Steven Spielberg) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1975. 124 min. 11:40 pm.
Batman (Tim Burton) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1989. 126 min. 12:00 am.
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1987. 102 min. 12:05 am.
Stung (Benni Diez) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 2015. 90 min. 12:10 am.
Jaws (Steven Spielberg) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. DCP. 1975. 124 min. 12:00 am.
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. DCP. 1997. 119 min. 12:05 am.
Without a Stitch (Annelise Meineche) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 35mm. 1968. 89 min. 12:15 am.
The Overnight (Patrick Brice) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. DCP. 2015. 80 min. 12:45 am.
American Hunter (Arizal) at Spectacle. Details. Digital Video. 1988. 92 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

A Poem Is a Naked Person (Les Blank) at Film Forum. Details. Digital. 1974/2015. 90 min. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:20 pm.
The Third Man (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1949. 93 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.
Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1990. 146 min. 12:30, 3:30 and 6:45 pm.
The Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 70 min. 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30, and 9:00 pm.
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2015. 89 min. 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, and 9:15 pm.
Mala Mala (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles) at IFC Center. Details. Filmmakers and subject in attendance at 8:25 pm. 2015. 87 min. 12:20, 2:05, 8:25, 10:25 pm, and 12:20 am.

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Saturday, July 4 | Judge Priest at Museum of the Moving Image

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What’s Showing Today? Saturday, July 4
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Featured Screening: Judge Priest at Museum of the Moving Image

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Today

Dirty Looks: On Location on Instagram
Series Website

  • Dynasty Handbag Does Independence Day. Details. All day.

New York Asian Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Robbery (Fire Lee). Details. 2015. 90 min. 1:00 pm.
  • Solomon’s Perjury Part 1: Suspicion (Narushima Izuru). Details. HDCAM. 2015. 121 min. 3:00 pm.
  • Two Thumbs Up (Lau Ho-leung). Details. DCP. 2015. 102 min. 5:30 pm.
  • The Last Reel (Kulikar Sotho). Details. DCP. 2014. 106 min. 8:15 pm.

Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond at MoMA
Series Details

  • I’ve Always Loved You (Frank Borzage). Details. 1946. 117 min. 1:00 pm.
  • Mogambo (John Ford). Details. 1953. 116 min. 3:45 pm.
  • Gone with the Wind with [Gone with the Wind makeup and wardrobe tests] (Victor Fleming). Details. 1939. 248 min. 6:30 pm.

3–D Summer at MoMA
Series Details

  • 3–D Rarities. Details. Introduction by Bob Furmanek. 1922–1953. 97 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Hondo (John Farrow). Details. 1953. 83 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Kiss Me Kate (George Sidney). Details. 1953. 109 min. 6:30 pm.

The Essential John Ford at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Pilgrimage. Details. 16mm. 1933. 96 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Judge Priest. Details. 16mm. 1934. 80 min. 4:30 pm.

Midnight

Jaws (Steven Spielberg) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1975. 124 min. 11:40 pm.
Batman (Tim Burton) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1989. 126 min. 12:00 am.
RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1987. 102 min. 12:05 am.
Stung (Benni Diez) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 2015. 90 min. 12:10 am.
Jaws (Steven Spielberg) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. DCP. 1975. 124 min. 12:00 am.
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. DCP. 1997. 119 min. 12:05 am.
Without a Stitch (Annelise Meineche) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 35mm. 1968. 89 min. 12:15 am.
The Overnight (Patrick Brice) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. DCP. 2015. 80 min. 12:45 am.

Ongoing

A Poem Is a Naked Person (Les Blank) at Film Forum. Details. Digital. 1974/2015. 90 min. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:20 pm.
The Third Man (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1949. 93 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.
Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1990. 146 min. 12:30, 3:30 and 6:45 pm.
Mala Mala (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles) at IFC Center. Details. 2015. 87 min. 12:20, 2:05, 8:25, 10:25 pm, and 12:20 am.

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Sunday, July 5 | Blood and Sand at MoMA

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What’s Showing Today? Sunday, July 5
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Featured Screening: Blood and Sand at MoMA

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Today

Dirty Looks: On Location at The Rusty Knot
Series Website

  • She’s a Talker (Neil Goldberg). Details. 7:00 pm.

New York Asian Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • The President’s Last Bang (Im Sang-soo). Details. 35mm. 2005. 104 min. 6:30 pm.
  • Cart (Boo Ji-young). Details. DCP. 2014. 103 min. 8:45 pm.

Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond at MoMA
Series Details

  • Becky Sharp with [Becky Sharp costume and makeup tests] (Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman). Details. 1935/1934. 104 min. 1:15 pm.
  • Summer Holiday (Rouben Mamoulian). Details. 1948. 93 min. 3:45 pm.
  • Blood and Sand (Rouben Mamoulian). Details. 1941. 125 min. 6:00 pm.

The Essential John Ford at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • The Prisoner of Shark Island. Details. 35mm. 1936. 96 min. 2:00 pm.
  • The Grapes of Wrath. Details. 35mm. 1940. 129 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Judge Priest. Details. 16mm. 1934. 80 min. 7:00 pm.

EADEM MUTATA RESURGO: Remembering Christopher Lee at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Alan Gibson). Details. Digital Video. 1973. 87 min. 7:30 pm.

EPHEMERA: See America! at Spectacle. Details. 5:00 pm.

Ongoing

A Poem Is a Naked Person (Les Blank) at Film Forum. Details. Digital. 1974/2015. 90 min. 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:20 pm.
The Third Man (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1949. 93 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.
Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1990. 146 min. 12:30, 3:30 and 6:45 pm.
Mala Mala (Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles) at IFC Center. Details. 2015. 87 min. 12:20, 2:05, 8:25, and 10:25 pm.