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Thursday, May 26 | Ericka Beckman at Anthology Film Archives

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What’s Showing Today? Thursday, May 26
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Featured Screening: Ericka Beckman at Anthology Film Archives. Post by Dana Reinoos:

As part of the Re-Visions American Experimental Film series, Anthology Film Archives this month brings together a stellar program of filmmaker Ericka Beckman’s work, most notably, her “Super-8 Trilogy” from 1978-81. Preserved in 16mm, these works mine the original experimental nature of experimental film—like early Surrealist films of the 1920s, Beckman plays around with the technology of Super-8, splicing together sound and color and objects in a patchwork of kinetic imagery.

The Trilogy starts with We Imitate; We Break Up (1978), the story of a girl with marionette legs. The girl imitates a boy named Mario (a pun that definitely got a chuckle out of me), learning his fancy footwork, and eventually surpassing him in her abilities. Mario does not like this. Interspersed with the main narrative are shots of men boxing, phantom bowling, and a man driving eyeglasses. J. Hoberman described We Imitate as possessing “the vitality of primitive cartoons”—the dynamic, palpable excitement of exploring a new medium is indeed almost childlike.

The Broken Rule stars frequent Beckman collaborator and artist Mike Kelley as a man engaged in competitive capitalism—teams of green-suited and white-suited men compete to see who can get down the laundry fastest, and have relay races with briefcases in which Kelley has to relive his mistakes. The teams are cheered on by housewife cheerleaders who chant, “Compete! Compete! Compete!” and supply the acapella chanting to accompany the games. It’s an anti-capitalist musical with bright, beautiful colors and constant movement. Out of Hand, the final film in the trilogy, tells the story of a young boy who is searching for something in his house, which is being evacuated. It moves between memory and present-time, with the musical accompaniment and constant movement that characterizes the entire trilogy. Out of Hand experiences these conditions from the eyes of a child, bringing another new and thoughtful dimension to the project.

The colors in Beckman’s films are vivid in Super-8, so the 16mm restorations should prove to be eye candy on the big screen. Along with Beckman’s Super-8 Trilogy, Anthology is screening The Super 8 Show: Beyond Home Movies, a short 1981 documentary by Kit Fitzgerald and John Sanborn about Super-8 filmmakers, as well as Tension Building, Beckman’s most recent video. —Dana Reinoos

Today

Re-Visions: American Experimental Film 1975-1990 at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Ericka Beckman. Details. 16mm and digital. 1978-2014. 105 min. 7:30 pm.

FilmAfrica 2016 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Lamb (Yared Zeleke) Details. 2015. 94 min. 7:30 pm.

Robert Downey (The Original) at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Greaser’s Palace. Details. DCP. 1972. 91 min. 2:30 pm.
  • Chafed Elbows. Details. 35mm. 1966. 58 min. 8:20 pm.
  • Putney Swope. Details. DCP. 1969. 85 min. 9:40 pm.

La Magnani at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Angelina (Luigi Zampa). Details. 35mm. 1947. 90 min. 2:30 pm.
  • La vita è bella (Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia). Details. 35mm. 1943. 76 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Wild is the Wind (George Cukor). Details. 16mm. 1957. 114 min. 6:30 pm.
  • Full Speed (Mario Mattoli). Details. 35mm. 1934. 78 min. 9:00 pm.

Stranger than Fiction at IFC Center
Series Details

  • Presenting Princess Shaw (Ido Haar). Details.  Q&A with Princess Shaw, Kutiman, and Ido Haar. 2016. 80 min. 7:30 pm.

Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at Metrograph
Series Details

  • In a Year of 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder). Details. 35mm. 1978. 124 min. 7:00 pm.

Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger at MoMA
Series Details

  • Advise and Consent. Details. 1962. 138 min. 1:30 pm.

Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 at MoMA
Series Details

  • A House Divided (William Wyler). Details. 1931. 70 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Seed (John M. Stahl). Details. 1931. 96 min. 7:00 pm.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at MoMA
Series Details

  • Straub-Huillet Shorts Program 4: O somma luce, Schakale und Araber, Un conte de Michel de Montaigne, and Dialogue d’ombres. Details. 2009–2013. 90 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Cézanne. Conversation with Joachim Gasquet and A Visit to the Louvre. Details. 1989/2004. 99 min. 7:00 pm.

404 Future Not Found at Spectacle
Series Details

  • An Initiation Into Violent Exhibitions Of Machine Performance: Three Decades of Survival Research Labs. Details. Digital video. 1987-2011. Approx. 65 min. 7:30 pm.

Grrrl Germs: A Visual History of Riot Grrrl at Spectacle
Series Details

  • She’s Real (Worse Than Queer) (Lucy Thane). Details. Digital video. 1997. 50 min. 10:00 pm.

Kevin Geeks Out About Sex Scenes & Love Stories at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. With special guests. 9:30 pm.
The Monument Hunter (Jerónimo Rodriguez) at NYU Michelson Theater. Details. Q&A and reception. 2015. 6:00 pm.
Indie Film Shorts at Ridgewood Library. Details. Work by Craig Rosenthal, Sophie Byrne, Emilia Forstreuter, Kristen Lepore, and Pippa Riddick. 6:30 pm.

Ongoing

Destiny (Fritz Lang) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1921. 98 min. 12:30, 4:20 and 6:20 pm.
Belladonna of Sadness
 (Eiichi Yamamoto) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 1973. 93 min. 9:30 pm.
Kaili Blues (Bi Gan) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 2016. 113 min. 4:00, 6:15 and 8:30 pm.
Los Sures (Diego Echeverria) with Of Memory & Los Sures (Andrew Parsons & Laurie Sumiye) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 1984/2011. 74 min. 5:30 pm.

Galleries

Museums

Chelsea

  • Park Chan-kyong at Tina Kim Gallery, 525 West 21 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 1.
  • Tal Eshed “Dive In…” at Tanja Grunert Gallery, 524 West 19 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends June 4.

Downtown

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Friday, May 27 | Death Promise at Spectacle

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What’s Showing Today? Friday, May 27
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Featured Screening: Death Promise at Spectacle

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Essential Cinema at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau). Details. 35mm. 1930. 53 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Orpheus (Jean Cocteau). Details. 35mm. 1950. 95 min. 8:30 pm.

FilmAfrica 2016 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Lamb (Yared Zeleke) Details. 2015. 94 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Red Leaves (Bazi Gete) with Cholo (Muzna Almusafer) Details. 2014/2014. 101 min. 4:30 and 9:15 pm.
  • Afripedia (Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, Senay Berhe) Details. Q&A with directors. 2014. 84 min. 7:00 pm.

La Magnani at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • La sciantosa (Alfredo Giannetti). Details. 35mm. 1971. 92 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Volcano (William Dieterle). Details. 35mm. 1950. 106 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Fellini’s Roma (Federico Fellini). Details. 35mm. 1972. 128 min. 6:30 pm.
  • L’amore (Roberto Rossellini). Details. 35mm. 1948. 69 min. 9:15 pm.

Alamo Drafthouse Outdoor Screenings at Fort Greene Park

  • Best in Show (Christopher Guest). BYOD (bring your own dog). 2000. 90 min. Sundown.

Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at Metrograph
Series Details

  • Hard Boiled (John Woo). Details. 35mm. 1992. 128 min. 7:00 pm.

Magic Mike in 35mm at Metrograph
Series Details

  • A Night in Heaven (John G. Avildsen). Details. 35mm. 1983. 83 min. 9:30 pm.

Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Cardinal. Details. 1963. 174 min. 1:00 pm.

Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 at MoMA
Series Details

  • Laughter in Hell (Edward L. Cahn). Details. 1933. 70 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Afraid to Talk (Edward L. Cahn). Details. 1932. 69 min. 7:00 pm.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at MoMA
Series Details

  • Cézanne. Conversation with Joachim Gasquet and A Visit to the Louvre. Details. 1989/2004. 99 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Straub-Huillet Shorts Program 4: O somma luce, Schakale und Araber, Un conte de Michel de Montaigne, and Dialogue d’ombres. Details. 2009–2013. 90 min. 6:45 pm.

Best Of Best Of Spectacle at Spectacle
Series Details

  • The Killing Of America (Sheldon Renan & Leonard Schrader). Details. Digital video. 1982. 90 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Go Down Death (Aaron Schimberg). Details. Digital video. 2013. 87 min. 10:00 pm.

Midnight

Death Promise (Robert Warmflash) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fengyang (Walter Salles) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2015. 105 min. 7:15 pm.
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. Co-star Robert Henrey in person at 7:00 pm show. DCP. 1948. 94 min. 12:30, 2:30, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:40 pm.

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Saturday, May 28 | The Fallen Idol at Film Forum

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What’s Showing Today? Saturday, May 28
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Featured Screening: The Fallen Idol at Film Forum

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Jia Zhangke at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Still Life (Jia Zhangke) Details. 35mm. 2006. 111 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhangke). Details. DCP. 2015. 131 min. 4:30 pm.

Essential Cinema at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau). Details. 35mm. 1930. 53 min. 3:15  pm.
  • Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau). Details. 35mm. 1946. 93 min. 4:45 pm.

Un Cine Compartido: Narcisa Hirsch and Marie Louise Alemann at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Testamento Cinemático: The Films of Narcisa Hirsch. Details. 35mm/Digital video. 1967-2001. 65 min. 7:30 pm.

FilmAfrica 2016 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • The Longest Kiss (Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque) with The Prophecy (Marcia Juzga) Details. 2013/2015. 92 min. 4:30 and 7:30 pm.
  • Sembene! (Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman) Details. Q&A with Directors. DCP. 2015. 82 min. 2:00 and 7:00 pm.

Studio Ghibli Weekends at Metrograph
Series Details

  • Pom Poko (Isao Takahata). Details. 35mm. 1992. 119 min. 11:00 am.

Magic Mike in 35mm at Metrograph
Series Details

  • Magic Mike (Steven Soderbergh). Details. 35mm. 2012. 110 min. 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs). Details. 35mm. 2015. 115 min. 4:30, 9:30 and 11:59 pm.

Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 at MoMA
Series Details

  • Show Boat (James Whale). Details. 1936. 113 min. 2:00 pm.
  • The Kiss Before the Mirror (James Whale). Details. 1933. 67 min. 5:00 pm.
  • Remember Last Night? (James Whale). Details. 1935. 81 min. 7:30 pm.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at MoMA
Series Details

  • Sicilia! and Two Shorts. Details. 1998–2001. 78 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Pedro Costa). Details. 2001. 104 min. 6:45 pm.

Grrrl Germs: A Visual History of Riot Grrrl at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Grrrl Love & Revolution (Abby Moser) with Women’s Punk Art Making Party (Mary Billyou). Details. Digital video. 2011/1996. 76 min. 7:30 pm.

404 Future Not Found at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Ephemera: Social Machines. Details. Digital video.1939-2008. 70 min. 10:00 pm.

Cartoon Carnival #44: Puppet Party at Standard ToyKraft. Details. Presented by Tom Stathes. 16mm. 7:30 pm.

Midnight

Digital Man (Philip J. Roth) at Spectacle. Details. Digital video. 1995. 91 min. 12:00 am.

Ongoing

Jia Zhangke, A Guy From Fengyang (Walter Salles) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Digital video. 2015. 105 min. 7:15 pm.
The Fallen Idol (Carol Reed) at Film Forum. Details. Co-star Robert Henrey in person at 7:00 pm show. DCP. 1948. 94 min. 12:30, 2:30, 4:40, 7:00 and 9:00 pm.

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Wednesday, May 25 | Hallelujah the Hills at Metrograph

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What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, May 25
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Featured Screening: Hallelujah the Hills at Metrograph

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FilmAfrica 2016 at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Mbeubeuss, le terreau de l’espoir (Nicolas Cissé) with Mbeubeuss (Simona Risi) Details. 2014/2007. 110 min. 7:00 pm.
  • The E-Waste Tragedy (Cosima Dannoritzer) Details. 2014. 86 min. 9:45 pm.

Confines that Bind at DCTV
Series Details

  • The Return (Kelly Duane de la Vega & Katie Galloway). Details. Post-screening discussion. 2016. 84 min. 7:00 pm.

Robert Downey (The Original) at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Putney Swope. Details. Downey in attendance at 8:20 pm show. DCP. 1969. 85 min. 2:30 and 8:20 pm.

Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at Metrograph
Series Details

  • Hallelujah the Hills (Adolfas Mekas). Details. 35mm. 1964. 82 min. 7:00 pm.

Modern Matinees: Fifteen by Otto Preminger at MoMA
Series Details

Universal Pictures: Restorations and Rediscoveries, 1928–1937 at MoMA
Series Details

  • Her First Mate (William Wyler). Details. 1933. 66 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Love Birds (William A. Seiter). Details. 1934. 61 min. 7:00 pm.

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet at MoMA
Series Details

  • Straub-Huillet Shorts Program 3: Proposta in quattro parti, Il Ritorno del figlio prodigo/Umiliati, and Dolando. Details. 1985–2003. 112 min. 7:00 pm.

Soyuzmultfilm Animation Series: Children On Fire In The USSR at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Folktales In The Fog: Tale Of Tales with Hedgehog In The Fog (Yuriy Norshteyn), and Beloved Beauty (Vladimir Degtyaryov). Details. Digital video. 1979/1978/1959. 85 min. 7:30 pm.

404 Future Not Found at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Cyberpunk (Marianne Trench). Details. Digital video. 1990. 60 min. 10:00 pm.

Ongoing

Destiny (Fritz Lang) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1921. 98 min. 12:30, 4:20 and 6:20 pm.
Belladonna of Sadness (Eiichi Yamamoto) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 1973. 93 min. 9:30 pm.
Kaili Blues (Bi Gan) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 2016. 113 min. 4:00, 6:15 and 8:30 pm.
Los Sures (Diego Echeverria) with Of Memory & Los Sures (Andrew Parsons & Laurie Sumiye) at Metrograph. Details. DCP. 1984/2011. 74 min. 5:30 pm.

Galleries

Museums

Chelsea

  • Park Chan-kyong at Tina Kim Gallery, 525 West 21 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 1.
  • Tal Eshed “Dive In…” at Tanja Grunert Gallery, 524 West 19 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends June 4.

Downtown