What’s Showing Today? Sunday, February 19
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Featured Screening: They Live at IFC Center
IFC Center is extending its weekend midnights to Sunday in observation of the Monday holiday, which means tonight is another chance to catch John Carpenter‘s violent anti-consumerist fantasia They Live at midni—er, 12:05 am. This tale of Canadian professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper finding special sunglasses revealing subliminal pro-corporate, pro-consumerist, nefariously conspiratorial messages hidden in all media and subsequently picking up a shotgun to horrifically murder hordes of cloaked alien invaders is especially relevant in light of the current International Occupy movement. That the film is owned by super-conglomerate NBC Universal, itself a subsidiary of General Electric, is something of a bummer; but then again, IFC Center is owned by AMC Networks, a spin-off of Cablevision, so really even if one were to see the 11:00 am show of L’Enfant, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne‘s social realist, structural critique of poverty and desperation weighing upon young Belgian parents, concessions of some kind or another would be made to the man (whose name, after some deliberation, I decided not to capitalize as I’d like to believe his power is more perceived than real). Of course, one could simply watch it’s two greatest scenes on—gasp,—YouTube. Here and here. This one is pretty rad, too.
Two largely unheralded experimental-narrative filmmakers are spotlighted at Spectacle Theater tonight. Stephen Dwoskin‘s intensely autobiographical tale about love among a man crippled by childhood polio and a physically ordinary woman, Behindert, is at 7:30 pm, and Spanish cult film Arrebato, a surreal portrayal of young punks and drug addiction sometimes compared to Videodrome, is at 9:30 pm.
- House/Lights. Details. 4:00 pm.
- North Atlantic & Wrong Guys. Details. 6:00 pm.
- Eugene O’Neill. Details. 8:30 pm.
- The Tested (Russell Costanzo). Details. 2010. 107 min. 2:00 pm.
- Shorts Program I: A Matter of Time. Details. 4:30 pm.
- Love Jones (Theodore Witcher). Details. 1997. 110 min. 6:50 pm.
- Let’s Stay Together (Joshua Bee Alafia). Details. 2011. 100 min. 9:30 pm.
- Beau Geste. Details. 35mm. 1939. 1:00, 4:50 and 8:35 pm.
- The Call of the Wild. Details. 35mm. 1935. 3:15 and 7:00 pm.
- Manuelita (Manuel García Ferré). Details. Digital. 1999. 86 min. 11:00 am.
- Body Troopers (Jakten På Nyresteinen). Details. Digital. 1996. 91 min. 2:00 pm.
- Snowtown (Justin Kurzel). Details. 2011. 119 min. 1:30 pm.
- Whores’ Glory (Michael Glawogger). Details. 2011. 35mm. 119 min. 3:50 pm.
- I Wish (Hirokazu Kore-eda). Details. 2011. 35mm. 128 min. 6:15 pm.
- My Own Private River (James Franco & Gus Van Sant). Details. Digital. 2011. 102 min. 9:00 pm.
- Aita (José María de Orbe). Details. 2010. 85 min. 1:30 pm.
- Without Gorky (Cosima Spender). Details. 2011. 79 min. 3:00 pm.
- Nainsukh (Amit Dutta). Details. 2010. 75 min. 4:30 pm.
- Imagining Emanuel (Thomas Ostbye) with The Ground We Stand On (Julie Orser and Jon Irving). Details. 2011. 82 min. 5:30 pm.
- Behindert (Stephen Dwoskin). Details. 1974. 94 min. 7:30 pm.
- Rapture (Iván Zulueta). Details. 1980. 105 min. 9:30 pm.
L’Enfant (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 2005. 95 min. 11:00 am.
Jaws (Steven Spielberg) at IFC Center. Details. 1975. 124 min. Midnight.
They Live (John Carpenter) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1988. 93 min. Midnight (12:05 am).
Eraserhead (David Lynch) at IFC Center. Details. 1977. 97 min. Midnight (12:25) am.
Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 1974. 93 min. 12:15 pm.
Let’s Try That Once More, This Time In The Past: Performance & Documentation at UnionDocs. Details. 7:30 pm.
Cinemarosa: Queens Only Queer Film Series Celebrates Black History Month at The Queens Museum. Details. 6:00 pm.
The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula & Noël Burch) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Video. 2010. 112 min. 4:15, 6:45 and 9:15 pm.
Michael (Markus Schleinzer) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 96 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
Talking Landscape: Early Media Work, 1974-1984 (Andrea Callard) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2012. 80 min. 7:30 pm.