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.
- Dance and Rhythms of Life. Details. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
- The Clermont-Ferrand Highlights 2011-2012. Details. 9:00 pm.
- Raymundo Gleyzer and Cine de la Base. Details. 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.
- Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog). Details. 1982. 158 min. 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 pm.
- 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.
- 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.
- 38 Witnesses (Lucas Belvaux). Details. 2012. 7:00 pm.
- Pater (Alain Cavalier). Details. 35mm. 2011. 105 min. 9:15 pm.
- Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto). Details. Followed by MAKE LOVE party with performance by Hard Nips. HDCam. 2011. 91 min. 7:30 pm.
- Gender Benders—Masculine Women/Feminine Men. Details. 1919-1927. 84 min. 1:30 pm.
- Heather Henson Sing-along with The Muppet Movie. Details. 7:00 pm.
- 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.
- Luther Price Program 1. Details. 16mm. 2004-2012. 63 min. 2:00 pm.
- Luther Price Program 2. Details. 16mm. 2005-2011. 57 min. 4:00 pm.
- Luther Price Program 3. Details. 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 Workshop. Details. 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.
Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1986. 99 min. 11:40 pm.
Alien (Ridley Scott) at IFC Center. Details. 1979. 117 min.
Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1972. 90 min.
Escape from New York (John Carpenter) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 35mm. 1981. 99 min.
Alien 51 (Brennon Jones & Paul Wynne) at Spectacle Theater. Digital. 2004. 90 min.
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 Forum. Details. 2011. 74 min. 1:00, 2:50, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.
- Shumona Goel & Shai heredia “I am micro” at The Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side. Closed Thursdays. $18 general/$15 students and seniors/Children free. Free Saturdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Ends June 6.
- 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.
- 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 March.
- Rania Stephan at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March.
- Chim↑Pom at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March 12.
- 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.
- Neil Goldberg “Stories the City Tells Itself” at Museum of the City of New York, Upper West Side. $10 general/$6 students and seniors. Open 7 days a week. Ends May 28.
- 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.
- Whitney Biennial 2012 at The Whitney Museum. See screening schedule above. Ends May 27.
Below listed North-South
- Notations: The Cage Effect Today at Hunter College Times Square Gallery, 450 West 41 Street. Open Tues-Sat 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Ends April 21.
- Catherine Yass “Lighthouse” at Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26 Street. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends March 17.
- Yinka Shonibare MBE “Addio del Passato” at James Cohan, 533 West 26 Street. Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 24.
- “Happenings: New York, 1958-1963” at The Pace Gallery, 534 West 25 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 17.
- Ashish Avikunthak “Short Films” at Aicon Gallery. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 10.
- Jeffrey Gibson “one becomes the other” at Participant Inc.. Open Wed-Sun Noon – 7:00 pm. Ends March 25.
- Pia Myrvold “Pia MYrvoLD: FLOW” at .NO. Closed Monday. Ends March 3.
- FG.Ft at Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 8.
- PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 “On the Outer Edge” at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Closed Mondays. Ends March 17.
- island6 “Sin City—Impressions of Shanghai” at Tallybeck Contemporary. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends March 11.
- “The Herd Remorse” at Lesley Heller Workspace. Work by Maria Zervos, Alix Pearlstein, Perry Bard, Lenore Malen, Henry Hills & Julie Harrison. Curated by Lenore Malen. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends March 4.
- “one and the other are another” at Ludlow 38. Work by Pierre Bismuth, Antonia Hirsch, Jonathan Monk, Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Ignacio Uriarte. Curated by Clara Meister. Open Thurs-Sun 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends March 18.
- Breyer P-Orridge “I’m Mortality” at Invisible-Exports, 14A Orchard Street. Open Wed-Sun 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 25.
- Adam Curits “The Desperate Edge of Now” at e-flux, 311 East Broadway 10002. Open Tue-Fri 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends April 14.
- Mounira Al Solh “Dinosaurs” at Art in General. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends March 17.
- Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 20.
- “We Are Cinema: 50 Years of the Film-Makers’ Co-op” at Microscope Gallery. Open Thurs-Mon 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends March 5.
- “Video Infusion: Music Videos in the New Millennium” at Secret Project Robot. Open Fri 6:00 pm to Mid/Sat. & Sun. 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Ends March 3.