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Sunday, May 24 | Kwaidan at Museum of the Moving Image

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What’s Showing Today? Sunday, May 24
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Featured Screening: Kwaidan at Museum of the Moving Image. Post by Darren Bauler:

Kwaidan is a film about appearances, about our trust in the things we see and think we know. It is also a film about love, our longing for something that has left us, something we never truly had, and so is a film about memory, a film about the strange lonely places memory may lead us into. We see all these themes throughout the second of the film’s four sequences, Yuki-Onna, or The Woman Of The Snow. The connection between Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai grounds this segment in a comprehensibility which almost seems simplistic. As viewers, the supernatural in Kwaidan never strikes us as obscure, or occult: it is a constant whose intentions are presented to both the characters and audience in the most direct terms. In contrast, the natural world takes on a stunningly beautiful artificiality through lavish sets maximizing the use of Technicolor. Compared to the increasingly high-contrast noir-influenced new wave influence prevalent in Japanese cinema by ’65, and contrasted to Kobayashi’s earlier socially-conscious films such as Black River, Kwaidan is a world of its own, a world like ours but not, of its own pace, and its own justice.

Nakadai plays a woodcutter stranded in a snowstorm and spared his life by a ghostly ice-spirit who makes him promise never to tell of what he’s seen. The woodcutter survives, finding happiness with his mysterious new wife, a woman who does not seem to age. Ten years pass, and Nakadai feels the past is far enough from his happy family to share the details of his nightmarish encounter with the supernatural with his loving wife. What is time to a ghost? What are the passage of years, of marriage and children and tranquility, to the dead? This is not a story of fear, but of dread, the dread we have knowing no secret is ever safe with the living, and it speaks to Nakadai’s connection to that shared nature that no amount of knowing what is to come takes the sting from its delivery. It’s a conclusion reminiscent of the heartbreaking end of 1968’s Kuroneko. Comparisons will always fall short, however—there is no other film like Kwaidan. —Darren Bauler

Today

“Written” By Philip Yordan at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • The Bravados (Henry King). Details. 35mm. 1958. 98 min. 4:45 pm.
  • Studs Lonigan (Irving Lerner). Details. 35mm. 1960. 95 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Day of the Outlaw (André de Toth). Details. 35mm. 1959. 92 min. 9:00 pm.

FilmAfrica at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus). Details. 35mm. 1959. 100 min. 4:00, 6:30 and 9:00 pm.
  • August Winds (Gabriel Mascaro). Details. DCP. 2014. 77 min. 2:00 and 6:30 pm.

The Apu Trilogy at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1955. 125 min. 3:25 pm.
  • Aparajito (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1956. 109 min. 5:50 and 10:05 pm.
  • Apur Sansar [The World of Apu] (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1959. 105 min. 1:20 and 8:00 pm.

Film Forum Jr. at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Disney Cartoon Milestones. Details. DCP. 1930s-1950s. 100 min. 11:00 am.

Titanus: A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Rome 11:00 (Giuseppe De Santis). Details. 35mm. 1952. 107 min. 2:30 and 7:00 pm.

Weekend Classics: Deneuve at IFC Center
Series Details

  • The Last Metro (François Truffaut). Details. 35mm. 1980. 128 min. 11:00 am.

MoMA Presents: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s The Japanese Dog at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Japanese DogDetails. 2013. 86 min. 5:00 pm.

Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi). Details. With Tatsuya Nakadai in person. 35mm. 1962. 133 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi). Details. 35mm. 1964. 183 min. 6:00 pm.

Piotr Szulkin’s Apocalypse Quartet at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Golem. Details. Digital video. 1980. 92 min. 5:00 pm.

The Terror of Production at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Manipulator (Yabo Yablonsky). Details. Digital video. 1971. 85 min. 7:30 pm.

Two Women (Tahmine Milani) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. 1999. 96 min. 4:50 pm, 9:15 pm.
Neil Goldberg, Several Versions of Events at Participant Inc. Details. 7:00 pm.
FIST CHURCH at Spectacle. Details. Mystery kung fu matinee. 3:00 pm.

Midnight

Lost Highway (David Lynch) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1997. 134 min. 12:00 am.
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1997. 134 min. 12:00 am.
Blue Velvet (David Lynch) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1986. 120 min. 12:05 am.
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (Tom Six) at IFC Center. Details. 2015. 100 min. 12:10 am.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 105 min. 12:15 am.
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1980. 146 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 150 min. 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:25 pm.
Dior and I (Frédéric Tcheng) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 90 min. 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Roar (Noel Marshall) at Videology. Details. 1981. 102 min. 11:30 pm.

Galleries

Museums

  • “Cut to Swipe” at MoMA, Midtown. Work by Dara Birnbaum, Rosetta Brooks, Kevin Beasley, Ken Okiishi, Luther Price, James Richards, Hito Steyerl, and The Otolith Group with Chris Marker. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes May 25.
  • Wael Shawky “Cabaret Crusades” at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. $10 general/$5 students & seniors/under 16 free. By donation on Mondays. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Closes August 31.
  • 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.
  • “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” 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 May 24.

Chelsea

  • Stan VanDerBeek at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 544 West 24 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes June 20.
  • Bruce Conner at Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes June 26.

Downtown

Queens

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Monday, May 25 | The Last Metro at IFC Center

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What’s Showing Today? Monday, May 25
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Featured Screening: The Last Metro at IFC Center

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Today

FilmAfrica at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Winter of Discontent (Ibrahim El Batout). Details. Digital video. 2012. 96 min. 4:00 and 8:45 pm.

The Apu Trilogy at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1955. 125 min. 12:40 and 7:25 pm.
  • Aparajito (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1956. 109 min. 3:10 and 9:50 pm.
  • Apur Sansar [The World of Apu] (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1959. 105 min. 5:20 pm.

Titanus: A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Bread, Love and Dreams (Luigi Comencini). Details. 35mm. 1953. 90 min. 2:15 and 8:45 pm.
  • A Hero of Our Times (Mario Monicelli). Details. 35mm. 1957. 85 min. 6:45 pm.
  • Totò Diabolicus (Steno). Details. 35mm. 1962. 92 min. 4:30 pm.

Weekend Classics: Deneuve at IFC Center
Series Details

  • The Last Metro (François Truffaut). Details. 35mm. 1980. 128 min. 11:00 am.

MoMA Presents: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s The Japanese Dog at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Japanese DogDetails. 2013. 86 min. 7:00 pm.

Piotr Szulkin’s Apocalypse Quartet at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Ga-Ga: Glory to the Heroes. Details. Digital video. 1986. 84 min. 7:30 pm.

The Terror of Production at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Confessions Among Actresses (Yoshishige Yoshida). Details. Digital video. 1971. 124 min. 10:00 pm.

Ongoing

Roar (Noel Marshall) at Videology. Details. 1981. 102 min. 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 11:30 pm.

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Tuesday, May 26 | Lord of the Universe at Light Industry

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What’s Showing Today? Tuesday, May 26
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Featured Screening: Lord of the Universe at Light Industry 

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Today

New York Women in Film & Television Presents at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • A Cry From Within (Deborah Twiss). Details. Digital. 2014. 96 min. 7:00 pm.

The Apu Trilogy at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Apur Sansar [The World of Apu] (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1959. 105 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.

Stranger than Fiction at IFC Center
Series Details

  • Hot Type: 150 Years of the Nation (Barbara Kopple). Details. Kopple in attendance for Q&A. 93 min. 8:00 pm.

Titanus: A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Totò Diabolicus (Steno). Details. 35mm. 1962. 92 min. 4:15 pm.
  • The Law of the Trumpet (Augusto Tretti). Details. New restoration. 35mm. 1962. 6:30 pm.
  • The Magliari (Francesco Rosi). Details. New restoration. 35mm. 1959. 132 min. 8:30 pm.

MoMA Presents: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s The Japanese Dog at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Japanese DogDetails. 2013. 86 min. 4:00 pm.

Films for Rachel at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon). Details. Preview screening. With director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon in person. DCP. 2015. 104 min. 8:00 pm.

The Terror of Production at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Second Coming of Suzanne (Michael Barry). Details. Digital video. 1974. 90 min. 7:30 pm.

Hit 2 Pass (Kurt Walker) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 2014. 72 min. 10:00 pm.
Lord of the Universe (TVTV) with A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Commissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California (Owen Land) at Light Industry. Details. Video/16mm. 1974. 70 min. 7:30 pm.

Ongoing

Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 150 min. 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:25 pm.
Dior and I (Frédéric Tcheng) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 90 min. 5:00 pm.
Roar (Noel Marshall) at Videology. Details. 1981. 102 min. 8:00 and 11:30 pm.

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Saturday, May 23 | Days of Glory at Film Society of Lincoln Center

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What’s Showing Today? Saturday, May 23
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Featured Screening: Days of Glory at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Write-up on break as we prepare for this afternoon’s Backer-B-Q. Thanks to your efforts, we’re well on our way to a new and improved Screen Slate! Enjoy.

Today

“Written” By Philip Yordan at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Edge of Doom (Mark Robson). Details. 35mm. 1950. 99 min. 4:45 pm.
  • The Dark Side to Love (John Carr). Details. 35mm-to-digital. 1984. 85 min. 7:00 pm.
  • No Down Payment (Martin Ritt). Details. 35mm. 1957. 105 min. 9:00 pm.

FilmAfrica at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako). Details. DCP. 2014. 97 min. 2:00 and 6:45 pm.
  • Housemaids (Gabriel Mascaro). Details. DCP. 2012. 4:30 and 9:00 pm.

The Apu Trilogy at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Apur Sansar [The World of Apu] (Satyajit Ray) Details. DCP. 1959. 105 min. 12:30, 2:35, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:10 pm.

Titanus: A Family Chronicle of Italian Cinema at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • The Fiances (Ermanno Olmi). Details. 35mm. 1963. 77 min. 1:30 and 5:15 pm.
  • Days of Glory (Giuseppe De Santis, Mario Serandrei, Marcello Pagliero, and Luchino Visconti). Details. 35mm. 1945. 71 min. 3:30 pm.
  • Bandits of Orgosolo (Vittorio De Setta). Details. 35mm. 1961. 98 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Evil’s Commandment (Riccardo Fred). Details. 35mm. 1957. 77 min. 9:15 pm.

Weekend Classics: Deneuve at IFC Center
Series Details

  • The Last Metro (François Truffaut). Details. 35mm. 1980. 128 min. 11:00 am.

MoMA Presents: Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s The Japanese Dog at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Japanese DogDetails. 2013. 86 min. 4:00 pm.

The Unseen Cinema of HR Giger at Museum of Arts and Design
Series Details

  • HR Giger’s Sanctuaries. Details. 3:00 pm.
  • Behind the Scenes of HR Giger’s StudioDetails. 5:00 pm.

Portraying the Human Condition: The Films of Masaki Kobayashi and Tatsuya Nakadai at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • The Inheritance (Karami-ai) (Masaki Kobayashi). Details. 35mm. 1962. 107 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Strike a Life for Nothing (a.k.a. Inn of Evil) (Inochi bo ni furo) (Masaki Kobayashi). Details. 35mm. 1971. 121 min. 5:00 pm.

Piotr Szulkin’s Apocalypse Quartet at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Ga-Ga: Glory to the Heroes. Details. Digital video. 1986. 84 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Golem. Details. Digital video. 1980. 92 min. 10:00 pm.

Films by Abraham Ravett at Millennium Film Workshop. Details. 7:30 pm.

Midnight

Lost Highway (David Lynch) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1997. 134 min. 12:00 am.
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1997. 134 min. 12:00 am.
Blue Velvet (David Lynch) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 1986. 120 min. 12:05 am.
The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) (Tom Six) at IFC Center. Details. 2015. 100 min. 12:10 am.
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (David Zellner) at IFC Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 105 min. 12:15 am.
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1980. 146 min. 12:00 am.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 35mm. 1978. 115 min. 12:10 am.
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. DCP. 2015. 104 min. 12:20 am.
Satanis: The Devil’s Mass (Ray Laurent) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 1970. 86 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 150 min. 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 9:25 pm.
Dior and I (Frédéric Tcheng) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. DCP. 2014. 90 min. 11:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Roar (Noel Marshall) at Videology. Details. 1981. 102 min. 12:00 am.

Galleries

Museums

  • “Cut to Swipe” at MoMA, Midtown. Work by Dara Birnbaum, Rosetta Brooks, Kevin Beasley, Ken Okiishi, Luther Price, James Richards, Hito Steyerl, and The Otolith Group with Chris Marker. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes May 25.
  • Wael Shawky “Cabaret Crusades” at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. $10 general/$5 students & seniors/under 16 free. By donation on Mondays. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Closes August 31.
  • 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.
  • “2015 Triennial: Surround Audience” 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 May 24.

Chelsea

  • Stan VanDerBeek at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 544 West 24 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes June 20.
  • Bruce Conner at Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes June 26.

Downtown

Queens