Thursday, December 1

What’s Showing Today? Thursday, December 1
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Featured screening: The Baron at BAMcinématek

Happy December! Don’t forget to cut your rent check.

Full writeup is on hiatus today. In brief: BAMcinématek‘s Sound and Fury: Recent Portuguese Cinema series begins today with The Baron, a Kafkaesque tale presented in the style of vintage RKO B-movie goth. Per the description, “Edgar Pêra fills every frame with moody B-movie atmospherics, creating a totem for a represesed, artistically stymied era of Portuguese cinema.”

The work of one of my favorite filmmakers, Peter Kubelka, is on view at Anthology Film Archives tonight. “Peter Kubelka is the world’s greatest filmmaker.” —Stan Brakhage

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, the premiere showcase for alternative cartooning, takes place all day Saturday, but a number of satellite events run through the weekend. The film festival program begins today at Spectacle Theater with a double feature of hilariously over the top Euro supervillain movies: KiLiNK Istanbul’da and Danger: Diabolik. Highlight of the film program is without a doubt Selections from the 2011 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, spread across several programs Saturday and Sunday night.

And at 92YTribeca, Red Channels presents Alexander Kluge‘s Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave.


Sound and Fury: Recent Portuguese Cinema at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • The Baron (Edgar Pêra). 2011. 105 min. 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 pm.

The 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Boogie (Radu Muntean). Details. 2008. 102 min. 3:30 pm.
  • Red Gloves (Radu Gabrea). Details. 2010. 120 min. 6 pm.
  • Our School (Mona Nicoară & Miruna Coca-Cozma). Details. Q&A with Nicoară. 2011. 93 min. 9 pm.

Iberoamérican Images at MoMA
Series details

  • The Wind Journeys (Circo Guerra). Details. Introduced by Guerra. 2009. 8 pm.

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival 2011 at Spectacle Theater
Series Details

  • KiLiNK Istanbul’da (Yilmaz Atadeniz). 1967. 71 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava). 1968. 105 min. 9:30 pm.

Part-Time Work of a Domestic Slave (Alexander Kluge) at 92YTribeca. Details. Co-presented by Red Channels. DVD. 1973. 91 min. 7:30 pm.
Essential Cinema: Peter Kubelka at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 35mm and 16mm. 1955-1977. 55 min. 7 pm.
Unessential Cinema at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Night of discoveries and surprises from recent acquisitions. 7:30 pm.
Une Simple Histoire (Marcel Hanoun) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. In French with no subtitles; English synopsis available. 16mm. 1958. 68 min. 7:30 pm.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Colin Higgins) at Chelsea Clearview Cinema. Details. Early show introduced by drag queen Hedda Lettuce. 1982. 114 min. 7 and 9:30 pm.
The Sound of Music (Robert Wise) at The Film Society of Lincoln Center.Details. 173 min. 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Battle for Brooklyn (Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky) at Maysles Cinema. Details. Galinsky Q&A. 2010. 93 min. 7:30 pm.
White Heat (Raoul Walsh) at MoMADetails. 1949. 113 min. 1:30 pm.
Surviving Life (Jan Svankmajer) at Museum of the Moving ImageDetails. Preceded by 6 pm opening reception. 2010. 105 min. 7 pm.


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) at Film ForumDetails. 35mm. 1943. 163 min. 1, 4:10 and 7:20 pm.
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 82 min. 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8 and 10 pm.
Khodorkovsky (Cyril Tuschi) at Film ForumDetails. 2010. 111 min. 1, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10 pm.
How to Make a Book with Steidl (Gereon Wetzel & Jörg Adolph) at MoMADetails. 2010. 88 min. 4:30 pm.



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