Saturday, December 31

Luchino Visconti's Bellissima at MoMA

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Recommended Screening: Luchino Visconti’s Bellissima at MoMA

Happy final day of 2011! The writeup will return tomorrow with Barry Lyndon.

It’s been an amazing year here at Screen Slate with the site launching February as the only comprehensive listing resource dedicated to repertory and independent cinema. It’s received a great deal of attention, feedback and even imitation, making it a truly fun and fulfilling year. For those unfamiliar, the site is essentially a one-person operation from top to bottom, conception to present, aided by generous guest posts, which the site will begin to archive in 2012. If you would like to get involved in the coming year, please get in touch!

Though Screen Slate Presents has been dormant the past few months, it’s really ramping up for January 2012. There are two official events at Spectacle Theater: the first, Friday, January 6, is the New York City premiere of a documentary about pacific northwestern heavy music legends KARP, and Thursday, January 19, Screen Slate’s teaming up with C. Spencer Yeh to present the bizarre, half-baked,  long lost sketch comedy show titled Offshore Television. Outside the Screen Slate Presents banner, I’ve co-programmed the Roland Klick retrospective at Spectacle, ushered Friends Forever and Helicopter String Quartet into its music lineup, and will be premiering my own work Monday, January 16. I’ve also been a proud member of Occupy Cinema, and we’ve co-organized a series the weekend of January 7-8 at Anthology Film Archives. The January 7 show will premiere short documentation I’ve largely shot and edited of the group’s recent actions at Charging Bull. Lastly—and the only professional, non-volunteer effort of the whole lot—I’m creating a unique and exciting multimedia piece about Stanley Kubrick for a major media outlet that should be published by the end of the month. I hope it provides an singularly illuminating and intimate look into his development as a filmmaker. To stay in touch about everything, please sign up for the Screen Slate Presents email list, which includes an option to receive each day’s post as an email the moment its complete.

Thanks for indulging this bit of reflection and looking forward. Thanks again to readers who have enjoyed the site, provided feedback and shared it with friends. Best wishes for 2012!


Family Films at The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series details

  • Bedknobs and Brooksticks (Robert Stevenson). Details. 1971. 139 min. 11:00 am.
  • A Trip to the Moon & Other Shorts (Georges Méliès). Details. 1902-1912. 77 min. 2 pm.

Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata & The Masters of Studio Ghibli at IFC Center
Series Details

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1989. 102 min. 10:40 am and 7:55 pm.
  • Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 2009. 101 min. 10:40 am.
  • Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1986. 124 min. 12:40 pm.
  • Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki). Details. 1995. 72 min. 2:20 pm.
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1984. 116 min. 3:10 pm.
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 2005. 114 min. 5:40 pm.
  • The Cat Returns (Yiroyuki Morita). Details. 35mm. 2002. 75 min. 5:40 pm.
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 2002. 125 min. 7:20 pm.
  • Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1997. 134 min. 9:45 pm.
  • Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo). Details. 35mm. 1995. 111 min. 10:00 pm.

Italian Treasures at MoMA
Series Details

  • Bellissima (Luchino Visconti). Details. 1951. 113 min. 1:30 pm.
  • Joyful Laughter (Mario Monicelli). Details. 1960. 106 min. 4:00 pm.

The Contenders 2011 at MoMA
Series Details

  • Happy, Happy (Anne Sewitsky). Details. 2010. 85 min. 2:00 pm.

Henson Screenings and Programs at Museum of the Moving Image
Series details

  • Jim Henson and Friends: Inside the Sesame Street VaultDetails. 83 min. 1:00 pm.

Magicians on Screen at Museum of the Moving Image
Series details

  • The Great Buck Howard (Sean McGinly). Details. 2008. 87 min. 3:00 pm.


Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky) at IFC CenterDetails. 1973. 113 min.
Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg) at IFC CenterDetails. 1993. 127 min.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg) at IFC CenterDetails. 1981. 115 min.
The Poseidon Adventure
 (Ronald Naeme & Irwin Allen) at Landmark SunshineDetails. 1972. 117 min.


El Sicario, Room 164 (Gianfranco Rosi) at Film ForumDetails. 2010. 84 min. 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
Laura (Otto Preminger) at Film ForumDetails. 35mm. 1949. 88 min. 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.
Santa Stinks (Jean-Marie Poiré) at MoMADetails. 1982. 105 min. 4:30 pm.



Below listed North-South