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Friday, March 2

Fitzcarraldo at BAM

What’s Showing Today? Friday, March 2
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Featured Screening: Fitzcarraldo at BAMcinématek

Fitzcarraldo is featured today in observation of this weekend’s nearly insurmountable repertory options. Klaus Kinski portrays a real-life Peruvian rubber barron who dares to move a steamship over a mountain in order to reach fertile new grounds. It’s production is the stuff of legend, as director Werner Herzog not only exaggerated the size of both the ship and the mountain for the film, but went further by insisting the feat actually be accomplished against physical science and reason. It screens tonight at BAMcinématek.

Spectacle Theater‘s March SF series Nearly Distant Futures begins tonight with Space is the Place, an interstellar free jazz blaxploitation flick starring Sun Ra. It’s followed at 9:30 pm by the lovingly-made lo-fi gorefest The Deadly Spawn, which is unique in its portrayal of the reasoned, scientific curiosity of its young protagonists as they fend off parasitic alien hordes. Director Douglas McKeown is in the house for a Q&A. Screen Slate has three films coming up in the series: Estonian scifi noir Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel; Morning Patrol, an elegiac urban apocalyptic vision from Greek auteur Nikos Nikolaidis; and visually sumptuous Cold War-era Russian space-cateer adventurer A Dream Come True.

Love Will Tear Us Apart is Japan Society‘s spring tribute to “twisted, obsessive, heart-blazing love stories,” and it kicks off with the U.S. premiere of Tetsuo helmer Shinya Tsukamoto‘s latest, Kotoko.

Less than ten years old, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind already bears the aura of a modern classic for its effortless ability to bend the mind and tug the heartstrings. At tonight’s Rubin Museum screening, neurophilosopher Dr. S. Matthew Liao of New York University is in attendance to shed some light.

And a few other notes—updates have been a little late this week as I’ve been wrapping up an assignment assisting artist Neil Goldberg as an editor, tech guru and project manager on the Museum of the City of New York‘s first-ever contemporary video art exhibition, Stories the City Tells Itself, which opened last night. The New York Times devoted a gorgeous full-page spread to it today—check out the generous writeup here. Meanwhile, IndieWire’s new Movie Lovers We Love column features America’s favorite film preservationist, ColorLab’s Laura Major, giving a shoutout to her recent Screen Slate writeup about Jack Smith restorations. And finally, details of Sunday’s Screen Slate Presents show at Vaudeville Park are now online. Musician Kevin Lynch of Strange Rivals and Grooms will perform a live score to Yevgeni Bauer’s After Death. Described by Kenneth Turan as “the greatest director you’ve never heard of,” Bauer’s macabre, romantic cinema is infused with gothic-leaning symbolist influences. After Death portrays a young man whose fixation with a stage actress deepens after her suicide. It’s all going down Spooky Sunday, and you can RSVP on Facebook.

Today

Selection from the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival at 92YTribeca
Series Details

  • Dance and Rhythms of Life. Details. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
  • The Clermont-Ferrand Highlights 2011-2012. Details. 9:00 pm.

Internationalist Cinema for Today at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Raymundo Gleyzer and Cine de la BaseDetails. 35mm/16mm. 1964/1970. 90 min. 6:45 pm.
  • Internationalist Visual Analysis. Details. Work by Carolee Schneemann, Masahori Ôe, Edouard de Laurot, Lee Savage and LA Newsreel. 1965-1970. 85 min. 9:00 pm.

Ode to the Dawn of Man: Film and Music at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog). Details. 1982. 158 min. 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 pm.

This is DCP at Film Forum
Series Details

  • The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson). Details. DCP. 1961. 1:00 pm.
  • Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick). Details. DCP. 1964. 4:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese). Details. DCP. 1976. 9:20 pm.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2012 at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Free Men (Ismael Ferroukhi). Details. 35mm. 2011. 99 min. 1:00 pm.
  • Into Our Own Hands (Mariana Otero). Details. 35mm. 2010. 87 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Pater (Alain Cavalier). Details. 35mm. 2011. 105 min. 3:45 pm.
  • Life After the Camps (Virginie Linhart). Details. Digibeta. 2010. 75 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Garde à Vue (Claude Miller). Details. 35mm. 1981. 86 min. 6:00 pm.
  • Farewell, My Queen (Benoît Jacquot). Details. 35mm. 2012. 97 min. 6:30 pm.
  • Michel Petrucciani (Michael Radford). Details. Digitbeta. 2011. 102 min. 8:00 pm.
  • 17 Girls (Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin). Details. HDCam. 2011. 90 min. 9:15 pm.

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2012 at IFC Center
Series Details

  • 38 Witnesses (Lucas Belvaux). Details. 2012. 7:00 pm.
  • Pater (Alain Cavalier). Details. 35mm. 2011. 105 min. 9:15 pm.

Love Will Tear Us Apart at Japan Society
Series Details • March 2-18

  • Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto). Details. Followed by MAKE LOVE party with performance by Hard Nips. HDCam. 2011. 91 min. 7:30 pm.

Cruel and Unusual Comedy Reprised at MoMA
Series Details

  • Gender Benders—Masculine Women/Feminine MenDetails. 1919-1927. 84 min. 1:30 pm.

Lucian Pintilie at MoMA
Series Details

  • Sunday at 6. Details. 1965. 83 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Niki and FloDetails. 2003. 95 min. 4:00 pm.

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

  • Heather Henson Sing-along with The Muppet MovieDetails. 7:00 pm.

Nearly Distant Futures at Spectacle Theater
Series Details

  • Sun Ra Space is the Place (John Coney). Details. Digital. 1974. 85 min. 7:30 pm.
  • The Deadly Spawn (Douglas McKeown). Details. Digital. McKeown in attendance for Q&A. 1983. 81 min. 9:30 pm.

Whitney Biennial 2012 at The Whitney Museum
Series Details

  • Luther Price Program 1Details. 16mm. 2004-2012. 63 min. 2:00 pm.
  • Luther Price Program 2Details. 16mm. 2005-2011. 57 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Luther Price Program 3Details. 16mm. 2005-2012. 66 min. 7:00 pm.

Films & Videos by Marc Hurtado (Etant Donnés) at Microscope Gallery. Details. Nicole Brenez introduces. 7:30 pm.
Reel to Real at Millennium Film WorkshopDetails. Free-form film and performance forum. 9:00 pm.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) at The Rubin Museum. Details. Introduced by neurophilosopher Dr. S. Matthew Liao. 2004. 109 min. 9:30 pm.

Midnight

Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter) at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 1986. 99 min. 11:40 pm.
Alien (Ridley Scott) at IFC CenterDetails. 1979. 117 min.
Harold and Maude
 (Hal Ashby) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1972. 90 min.
Escape from New York (John Carpenter) at Nitehawk CinemaDetails. 35mm. 1981. 99 min.
Alien 51
 (Brennon Jones & Paul Wynne) at Spectacle Theater. Digital. 2004. 90 min.

Ongoing

Where Are You Taking Me? (Kimi Takesue) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Video. 2010. 72 min. 7:00 and 8:45 pm.
This is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 74 min. 1:00, 2:50, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.

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