What’s Showing Today? Thursday, January 26
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Tonight Maysles Cinema‘s Jock Docs racing series continues with Cinnamon by Kevin Jerome Everson. Mansfield, Ohio-born Everson is an independent film and video artist who describes his work as “responding to daily materials, conditions, tasks and/or gestures of people of African descent.” His work was recently displayed in a solo exhibition at The Whitney, and his latest feature Quality Control is part of the museum’s Biennial opening March 1.
Cinnamon, 2006, inhabits the world of African-American drag racing in Virginia. Shot in seven days on several formats including 16mm and HD, it cycles between scripted and documentary scenes exploring the relationship between driver (bankteller by day) and mechanic. Cinnamon portrays a type of drag racing called Bracket Racing, in which cars are handicapped based on their potential performance for 1/8 mile races, meaning results often come down to minuscule fractions of a second and don’t necessarily favor the first to cross the finish line. John Bowles, a local racing legend who plays the mechanic, notes that a mechanic must learn to read how the driver reacts at the starting line: “I watch how the car actually works in the time before and after it pulls up to the line. Like a lot of mechanics and racing enthusiasts, I think of a car as a human being. Cars have personalities. It’s up to us mechanics to coax and encourage the car and the racer to perform and express their respective personalities.”
Cinnamon screens tonight at 7:30 pm. Read more about Everson’s work on Artforum.
Anthology Film Archives compilation series concludes tonight with work by Klaus vom Bruch and Emile de Antonio, whose Point of Order is culled from over 188 hours of Army-McCarthy hearing kinetoscopes. Lavian-born queer filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim‘s Survival in New York and its recent sequel New York Memories open a series of Contemporary German Documentary. Survival documents three German women’s attempts to conquer the Big Apple.
- Survival in New York (Rosa von Praunheim). Details. 16mm. 1989. 87 min. 7:00 pm.
- New York Memories (Rosa von Pranheim). Details. Video. 2010. 89 min. 9:00 pm.
- Point of Order (Emile de Antonio). Details. 35mm. 1963. 97 min. 7:00 pm.
- The Schleyer Tape (Klaus vom Bruch). Details. Video. 1977-1978. 112 min. 9:00 pm.
- Pegasus (Mohamed Mouftakir). Details. 2010. 4:00 pm.
- The Finger (Sergio Teubal). Details. 2011. 93 min. 7:00 pm.
- Pina (Wim Wenders). Details. 2011. 8:00 pm.
VHS Trailer Show at 92YTribeca. Details. Cinebeasts, VHS Vault, Junk Food Dinner, Sean Price Williams, Cristina Cacioppo and others bring the pain. VHS. 8:00 pm.
Cinnamon (Kevin Jerome Everson) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2006. 70 min. 7:30 pm.
The Young and the Damned (Luis Buñuel) at MoMA. Details. 1950. 88 min. 1:30 pm.
An Evening with Sacred Bones at Spectacle Theater. Details. 180 min. 8:00 pm.
Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston) at Veronica People’s Club. “Free shots for anyone working a serious butch queen look.” 1990. 71 min. 9:00 pm.
Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 134 min. 1:00, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:20 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1956. 99 min. 1:00, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 and 10:00 pm.
- Jem Cohen “NYC Weights and Measures” at The Jewish Museum New York, Upper East Side. $12 general/$10 seniors/$7.50 students/Free Saturdays. Through March 25.
- 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.
Below listed North-South
- Shirin Neshat “King of Kings” at Gladstone Gallery, West 24th Street. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends February 11.
- Jeff Keen Works from the 1960s + 1970s at Elizabeth Dee. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends February 18.
- Gordon Matta-Clark “City Slivers” on the High Line. Dusk to 10 pm through January 24.
- James Fotopoulos “Dreamful Slumbers” at Microscope Gallery. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends February 6.