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 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.
- The Baron (Edgar Pêra). 2011. 105 min. 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 pm.
- 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.
- The Wind Journeys (Circo Guerra). Details. Introduced by Guerra. 2009. 8 pm.
- 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 Archives. Details. 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 MoMA. Details. 1949. 113 min. 1:30 pm.
Surviving Life (Jan Svankmajer) at Museum of the Moving Image. Details. Preceded by 6 pm opening reception. 2010. 105 min. 7 pm.
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1943. 163 min. 1, 4:10 and 7:20 pm.
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 82 min. 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8 and 10 pm.
Khodorkovsky (Cyril Tuschi) at Film Forum. Details. 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 MoMA. Details. 2010. 88 min. 4:30 pm.
- Harun Farocki “Images of War (at a Distance)” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January 2.
- Haris Epaminonda “Projects 96” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February 20.
- George Kuchar “Pagan Rhapsodies” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January 2.
- Frances Stark “My Best Thing” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January.
- Rania Stephan at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January.
- Clifford Owens “Anthology” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March 12.
- The User: The New Auteur at The Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circle. $15 general/$12 students and seniors. Open 7 days a week. Through March 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.
- Roy Lichtenstein “Three Landscapes: A Film Installation” at The Whitney Museum, Upper East Side. $18 general/$12 students, seniors, ages 19-25/free for under 18. Pay-as-you-wash Friday 6-9 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Through February 12.
- Aleksandra Mir “The Seduction of Galileo Galilei” at The Whitney Museum, Upper East Side. $18 general/$12 students, seniors, ages 19-25, free for under 18. Pay-as-you-wash Fridays 6-9 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Through February 19.
Below listed North-South
- Claire Fontaine “Working Together” at Metro Pictures. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 10.
- Mary Reid Kelley “The Syphilis of Sisyphus” at Fredericks & Freiser. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends January 7.
- Connor Linskey, Clare Gasson and Nick Hornby “Aggregate” at Churner and Churner. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 17.
- Simon Denny”Corporate Video Decisions” at Friedrich Petzel. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 22.
- Bruce Conner, Yayoi Kusama and Christian Marclay “Accumulations” at Paula Cooper. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 23.