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Sunday, September 21 | Fox and His Friends at MoMA

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What’s Showing Today? Sunday, September 21
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Featured Screening: Fox and His Friends at MoMA

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Today

Nonesuch Records on Film at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick). Details. 35mm. 1960. 197 min. 2:00 and 6:30 pm.

Time Regained: The Films of Lav Diaz at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Century of Birthing. Details. HDCAM. 2011. 360 min. 1:30 pm.

Roberto Minervini’s Texas Trilogy at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • The Passage. Details. 2011. 85 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Low Tide. Details. DCP. 2012. 92 min. 7:00 pm.

NYFF Opening Acts at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson). Details. 35mm. 1997. 155 min. 7:30 pm.

Weekend Classics at IFC Center
Series Details

  • When Tomorrow Comes (John M. Stahl). Details. 35mm. 1939. 90 min. 11:00 am.

The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy at MoMA
Series Details

  • Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean). Details. 1962. 227 min. 1:00 pm.
  • Two Arabian Knights (Lewis Milestone). Details. 1927. 90 min. 6:00 pm.

Carte Blanche: Christopher Williams at MoMA
Series Details

  • ENJOYMENT: Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka), Screen Test: Penelope Palmer (Andy Warhol), Miracle (Ed Ruscha), The Human Pyramid (Jean Rouch), Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder). Details. 1960-1975. 252 min. 2:00 pm.

Connectivity Through Cinema at Mono No Aware (Center for Performance Research)
Series Details

  • Split Decisions: Bill Brand. Details. Artist in attendance for discussion. 16mm. 1972-1983. 55 min. 7:30 pm.

Chuck Jones Matinees at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Baton Bunny and other cartoons. Details. 35mm/16mm. 1940-1994. 56 min. 1:00 and 3:00 pm.

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • The Boys from Fengkuei. Details. 35mm. 1983. 99 min. 5:00 pm.
  • Taipei Story (Edward Yang). Details. 35mm. 1985. 110 min. 7:30 pm.

NYFF: Opening Acts at UnionDocs
Series Details

  • Law and Order (Frederick Wiseman). Details. 16mm. 1969. 81 min. 7:30 pm.

Root Hog or Die (Dan Stafford) at Spectacle. Details. John Porcellino in attendance. Hosted by Desert Island. 2014. 45 min. 8:00 pm.

Ongoing

A Life in Dirty Movies (Wiktor Ericsson) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2013. 80 min. 7:00 pm.
Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 103 min. 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, and 9:45 pm.
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1970. 111 min. 2:50 pm.

Galleries

Museums

  • Nam June Paik “Becoming Robot” at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, Upper East Side. Admission $12 general/$10 seniors/$7 students. Free admission Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Ends January 4.
  • View all exhibitions at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens. $12 general/$9 students and seniors/$6 ages 3 to 18. Free admission Friday 4-8 pm. Closed Monday.
  • “Here and Elsewhere” at The New Museum, Bowery. $16 general/$14 seniors/$10 students. Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays 7:00 to to 9:00 pm. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Closes September 28.

Downtown

Chelsea

Brooklyn

  • Slide Slide Slide at Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick. Work by Lary 7,  Bradley Eros, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Barbara Hammer, Jeanne Liotta, Bruno Munari, Luther Price, Joel Schlemowitz, and Michael Snow. Open Thursday-Monday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Closes October 6.
  • Ragnar Kjartansson “A Lot of Sorrow” at Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Closes December 21.
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Monday, September 22 | Persistence of Revision at Light Industry

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What’s Showing Today? Monday, September 22
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Featured Screening: Persistence of Revision at Light Industry

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Today

Nonesuch Records on Film at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi). Details. 35mm. 1962. 133 min. 5:5 and 8:00 pm.

NYFF Opening Acts at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Bleak Moments (Mike Leigh). Details. 35mm. 1971. 111 min. 6:30 pm.
  • The Color Wheel (Alex Ross Perry). Details. Perry in attendance for Q&A. 2011. 83 min. 9:00 pm.

How Anna Got Her Groove Back at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Rendezvous a Bray (André Delvaux). Details. 1971. 86 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Anna (Pierre Koralnik). Details. Digital video. 1967. 85 min. 10:00 pm.

Persistence of Revision: Ross Lipman at Light Industry. Details. 7:30 pm.
Sliding N2: Live slide and sound projections at Microscope Gallery. Details. Organized by Bradley Eros with work by Eros, Lary 7, Katherine Bauer, Lea Bertucci, Tim Geraghty, Sarah Halpern, Rose Kallal, Victoria Keddie, Joel Schlemowitz, & Optipus. 7:00 pm.

Ongoing

A Life in Dirty Movies (Wiktor Ericsson) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2013. 80 min. 7:00 pm.
Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 103 min. 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, and 9:45 pm.
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1970. 111 min. 2:50 pm.

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Saturday, September 20 | Good Men, Good Women at Museum of the Moving Image

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What’s Showing Today? Saturday, September 20
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Featured Screening: Good Men, Good Women at Museum of the Moving ImagePost by Patrick Dahl.

In River of Shadows, Rebecca Solnit’s lyrical history of the early experiments that gradually begat cinema, Americans of the late 19th century saw the economically entwined (thanks to the deep pockets of Cornelius Vanderbilt) technologies of railways and motion pictures as a double-headed “annihilation of space and time.” The first films and cross-country rail journeys violently dismantled perceptions of the velocity and contiguity of the world. In the cinema of Hou Hsiao Hsien, the effect is something gentler, more like the liquefaction of space and time. Like a pair of lungs, Hou’s films expand and contract, protracting minutes and collapsing decades.

On its surface, Good Men, Good Women concerns the past and present of an actress. Currently, she’s immersing herself in the role of Chiang Bi-Yu, a Taiwanese newlywed who joined the mainland resistance against Japanese occupation in the 1940s. Subsequently, she, along with her husband, is charged with spying for the Japanese and is later persecuted upon her return to Taiwan after the war. Chiang’s true story is recounted by Hou in black and white segments detailing the horror and confusion of abandoning one’s life in the service of an ungrateful history. Both the actress and Chiang are played elegantly by Annie Shizuka Inoh, embodying the times and spaces separated by decades flowing gently into one another.

In her past, the actress had been a drug addict and gangster’s moll. As she contemplates Chiang’s life, her own is destabilized as she receives silent phone calls along with faxes of pages torn from her stolen diary. Forced to re-engage with the thoughts and events of her forlorn history– mostly concerning a murdered boyfriend and his aloof replacement – the actress relives her personal past as she struggles to inhabit Chiang’s historical moment.

As with all of Hou’s work – the majority of them masterpieces – Good Men, Good Women is deliberate and serene. Narratives, cinematic and otherwise, are constructed to build anticipation. Efficient films barrel forward, amplifying that anticipation to the level of anxiety, for which they provide a mechanical antidote in an unforeseen – yet entirely expected – climax. Hou goes the other way, abandoning necessity and efficiency, hovering attentively above his proceedings. The themes surrounding his stories are massive and the interpersonal melodrama wrenching, but Hou has managed to create an aesthetic that preserves the impact of his stories without clenching his fist around viewers’ throats. His camera keeps a discreet distance and declines to impose itself upon the proceedings; it will often reframe or shift closer, but the effect is leaning, not pushing. His shots, like his scenes and films, flow forward and backward, dramatically but unanxiously. As viewers, we are given time and space to breathe, and, like the actress, contemplate our relationship to the past and present. - Patrick Dahl

Today

Lines and Nodes: Media, Infrastructure, and Aesthetics at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Daybreak Express (D.A. Pennebaker), Bridge Tender (Hunter Snyder) and Tectonics (Peter Bo Rappmund). Details. 16mm/digital video/digital video. 1953/2013/2012. 75 min. 3:00 pm.
  • Canal/Il Canale and The Path of Oil/La Via del Petrolio (Bernardo Bertolucci). Details. 35mm/digital video. 1967. 152 min. 5:15 pm.
  • Program 4: Circulations. Details. Work by Len Lye, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Bouchra Khalili and Ralph Keene. 16mm/digital video/digital video/video. 1937-2012. 100 min. 8:30 pm.

Films by Joseph Sarno at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Moonlighting Wives. Details. 35mm. 1966. 86 min. 5:00 pm.
  • Deep Throat, Part II. Details. 35mm. 1974. 88 min. 9:00 pm.

THESOURCE360 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • The Man with the Iron Fists (RZA). Details. RZA in attendance for Q&A. 2012. 96 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Rhyme & Reason (Peter Spirer). Details. 1997. 94 min. 7:15 pm.
  • Dave Chapelle’s Block Party (Michael Gondry). Details. 2006. 111 min. 9:45 pm.

NYFF Opening Acts at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Corpo celeste (Alice Rohrwacher). Details. 35mm. 2011. 100 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara). Details. 35mm. 1993. 87 min. 4:15 pm.
  • All is Forgiven (Mia Hansen-Løve). Details. 35mm. 2007. 105 min. 6:15 pm.
  • Cold Water (Olivier Assayas). Details. 35mm. 1994. 92 min. 8:30 pm.

Weekend Classics at IFC Center
Series Details

  • When Tomorrow Comes (John M. Stahl). Details. 35mm. 1939. 90 min. 11:00 am.

The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy at MoMA
Series Details

  • Captain Conan (Bertrand Tavernier). Details. 1966. 130 min. 2:00 pm.
  • War Horse (Steven Spielberg). Details. 2011. 146 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Belgium. Details. Work by Sammy lee, Tom Van Avermaet, Raf Reyntjens, and Alfred Machin. 1913-2014. 120 min. 5:00 pm.

Carte Blanche: Christopher Williams at MoMA
Series Details

  • PLAYFULNESS: Ein Bild (Harun Farocki), Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin), Le gai savoir (Jean-Luc Godard), Picture and Sound Rushes (Morgan Fisher) and Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka). Details. 1960-1983. 227 min. 5:00 pm.

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Good Men, Good Women. Details. New 35mm print. 1995. 108 min. 2:30 pm.

Red Bone Guerrillas (Pierre Bennu) at Spectacle. Details. 2003. 103 min. 7:30 pm.
A Boy and His Dog (L.Q. Jones) at SpectacleDetails. 1975. 91 min. 10:00 pm.

Midnight

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese) at IFC CenterDetails. DCP. 1976. 114 min. 11:55 pm.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky) at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 1973. 113 min. 12:00 am.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Danny Leiner) at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 2004. 88 min. 12:25 am.
She’s All That (Robert Iscove) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1999. 97 min. 12:00 am.
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. Digital video. 1994. 99 min. 12:10 am.
Las Vegas Lady (Noel Nosseck) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 1975. 87 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

A Life in Dirty Movies (Wiktor Ericsson) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2013. 80 min. 7:00 pm.
Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 103 min. 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, and 9:45 pm.
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1970. 111 min. 2:50 pm.

Galleries

Museums

  • Nam June Paik “Becoming Robot” at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, Upper East Side. Admission $12 general/$10 seniors/$7 students. Free admission Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Ends January 4.
  • View all exhibitions at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens. $12 general/$9 students and seniors/$6 ages 3 to 18. Free admission Friday 4-8 pm. Closed Monday.
  • “Here and Elsewhere” at The New Museum, Bowery. $16 general/$14 seniors/$10 students. Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays 7:00 to to 9:00 pm. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Closes September 28.

Downtown

Chelsea

Brooklyn

  • Slide Slide Slide at Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick. Work by Lary 7,  Bradley Eros, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Barbara Hammer, Jeanne Liotta, Bruno Munari, Luther Price, Joel Schlemowitz, and Michael Snow. Open Thursday-Monday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Closes October 6.
  • Ragnar Kjartansson “A Lot of Sorrow” at Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Closes December 21.
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Friday, September 19 | Sin in the Suburbs at Anthology Film Archives

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What’s Showing Today? Friday, September 19
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Featured Screening: Sin in the Suburbs at Anthology Film Archives

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Today

Lines and Nodes: Media, Infrastructure, and Aesthetics at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Program 1: An Evening with Ursula Biemann. Details. Work by Ursula Biemann. Video. 2004-2014. 90 min. 7:30 pm.

Films by Joseph Sarno at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Sin in the Suburbs. Details. 35mm. 1964. 88 min. 9:00 pm.

The SOURCE360 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Notorious (George Tillman Jr.). Details. DCP. 2009. 122 min. 6:45 pm.
  • Time is Illmatic (One9). Details. Filmmakers in attendance for introduction. DCP. 2014. 74 min. 10:00 pm.

NYFF Opening Acts at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Los Muertos (Lisandro Alonso). Details. 35mm. 2004. 78 min. 6:45 pm.
  • Zodiac (David Fincher). Details. 35mm. 2007. 157 min. 9:00 pm.

Weekend Classics at IFC Center
Series Details

  • When Tomorrow Comes (John M. Stahl). Details. 35mm. 1939. 90 min. 11:00 am.

The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy at MoMA
Series Details

  • Captain Conan (Bertrand Tavernier). Details. 1966. 130 min. 4:00 pm.
  • War Horse (Steven Spielberg). Details. 2011. 146 min. 8:00 pm.

Carte Blanche: Christopher Williams at MoMA
Series Details

  • ECONOMY: The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula & Noël Burch), Staub (Hartmut Bitomsky), Screen Test: Penelope Palmer (Andy Warhol) and Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka). Details. 1960-2010. 213 min. 7:00 pm.

Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Millennium Mambo. Details. 35mm. 2001. 105 min. 7:30 pm.

How Anna Got Her Groove Back at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Time to Die (André Farwagi). Details. Digital video. 1970. 81 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Anna (Pierre Koralnik). Details. Digital video. 1967. 85 min. 10:00 pm.

Living Los Sures Shorts on the Lawn at Havemeyer Park, South 4 and Wythe Avenue. Details. Season opener picnic/screening for UnionDocs. 7:00 pm.
12! BIG NAMES! by George Maciunas at Microscope Gallery. Details. Presented by Jonas Mekas. 7:00 pm.

Midnight

Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese) at IFC CenterDetails. DCP. 1976. 114 min. 11:55 pm.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky) at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 1973. 113 min. 12:00 am.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Danny Leiner) at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 2004. 88 min. 12:25 am.
She’s All That (Robert Iscove) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1999. 97 min. 12:00 am.
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. Digital video. 1994. 99 min. 12:10 am.
Superchick (Ed Forsyth) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 1973. 94 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

A Life in Dirty Movies (Wiktor Ericsson) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2013. 80 min. 7:00 pm.
Rome Open City (Roberto Rossellini) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 103 min. 12:45, 3:00, 5:10, 7:30, and 9:45 pm.
The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1970. 111 min. 2:50 pm.

Galleries

Museums

  • Nam June Paik “Becoming Robot” at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, Upper East Side. Admission $12 general/$10 seniors/$7 students. Free admission Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Ends January 4.
  • View all exhibitions at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens. $12 general/$9 students and seniors/$6 ages 3 to 18. Free admission Friday 4-8 pm. Closed Monday.
  • “Here and Elsewhere” at The New Museum, Bowery. $16 general/$14 seniors/$10 students. Pay-what-you-wish Thursdays 7:00 to to 9:00 pm. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Closes September 28.

Downtown

Chelsea

Brooklyn

  • Slide Slide Slide at Microscope Gallery, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick. Work by Lary 7,  Bradley Eros, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Barbara Hammer, Jeanne Liotta, Bruno Munari, Luther Price, Joel Schlemowitz, and Michael Snow. Open Thursday-Monday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Closes October 6.
  • Ragnar Kjartansson “A Lot of Sorrow” at Luhring Augustine Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue. Open Thursday-Sunday, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. Closes December 21.