What’s Showing Today? Thursday, January 5
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Featured Screening: James Fotopoulos at Anthology Film Archives
Saturday, January 7, Microscope Gallery opens Dreamful Slumbers, the first New York solo exhibition of work by James Fotopoulos. Today and Friday Anthology Film Archives heralds the event with three programs of the artist’s recent works, four total, three of which are world premieres.
In a brief 2000 survey of his already-prolific output near the start of Fotopoulos’s career, Ed Halter wrote in the New York Press, “The films of James Fotopoulos examine heady esthetic and existential concerns through a unique hybrid of contemplative, delicate avant-garde formal effects and brutal low-budget body-horror, set within meticulously plotted structures that eschew typical experimental serendipity in favor of calculated auteurist rigor.” Fotopoulos works outside of the expected markets, making his work available mostly through his own Fantasma, Inc. His work is exemplary of both a certain strand of “underground” filmmaking orthodoxy along the lines of Richard Kern and Nick Zedd as well as art transgressing boundaries between film and video, cinema and artworld communities. The title of his 2000 film Migrating Forms seemed a handy metaphor for this, and it was adapted to provide the new identity for the former New York Underground Film Festival, which spotlights avantgarde or niche cinematic work across disciplines, cultures and themes. The first show, at 7:00 pm this evening, is of Chimera, a video set in the future on a minimal set in which “the fossilized beings of Ronald Reagan and William Casey enact their relationship as if in a crude ancient play.” The 9:15 pm program includes the world premieres of Untitled (Thanks. Get In…) and Thick Comb 2011, the former of which was written by legendary punk artist Raymond Pettibon (best known as the designer of the Black Flag logo). Tomorrow Anthology screens Alice in Wonderland, which had previously played at Microscope—read Amy Taubin’s glowing writeup on Artforum.
Dreamful Slumbers opens Saturday 6 to 9 pm at Microscope and runs through February 6.
James Fotopoulos in Wonderland at Anthology Film Archives
- Chimera. Details. Video. 2011. 96 min. 7:00 pm.
- Untitled (Thanks. Get in…) (written by Raymond Pettibon) and Thick Comb 2011. Details. Video. 2008/2011. 86 min. 9:15 pm.
- Sunrise (F.W. Murnau). Details. 35mm. 1927. 95 min. 7:30 pm.
- Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 2005. 114 min. 10:50 am.
- Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1986. 124 min. 11:30 am, 9:30 pm.
- My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1988. 86 min. 11:00 am, 6:35, 9:55 pm.
- Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 2009. 101 min. 12:45, 4:30 pm.
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1984. 116 min. 1:05, 7:10 pm.
- Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1997. 134 min. 1:45 pm.
- The Cat Returns (Yiroyuki Morita). Details. 35mm. 2002. 75 min. 2:50 pm.
- Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki). Details. 35mm. 1989. 102 min. 3:25 pm.
- Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki). Details. 1995. 72 min. 5:30 and 8:25 pm.
- The Scavengers (Ermanno Olmi). Details. 1969-1970. 95 min. 7:00 pm.
- Albert Nobbs (Rodrigo García). Details. 2011. 8:00 pm.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceyland) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 157 min. 1:00, 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
Laura (Otto Preminger) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1949. 88 min. 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.
- Haris Epaminonda “Projects 96” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February 20.
- Sanja Iveković “Sweet Violence” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March 26.
- 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.
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