Thursday, March 8

What’s Showing Today? Thursday, March 8
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Featured Screening: Arts Festival Weekend

It is too pleasant outside to devote too much time to the Screen Slate writeup or to expect one would want to spend time reading it. So in brief:

The Armory Show officially opened today, and there are a deluge of related art events accompanying it. The main film and video programming, which runs 5:00 to 8:00 pm through Saturday and 4:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday is presented along with the Moving Image Fair at Pier 94. The Moving Image opening reception is 6:00 to 8:00 pm tonight, and there are three panels through the weekend including EAI’s Lori Zippay on video preservation tomorrow at 5:00 pm; and Moving Image Technology of Tomorrow at noon Saturday followed by What Do You Get When You Buy Video Art? at 2:00 pm. Additionally, Artprojx will have programming at the SVA Theatre through Sunday including Luke Fowler and Finnish artists presented in association with AV arkki. Dirty Looks will have a booth alongside several video-friendly contemporary galleries at the Dependent art fair Saturday, and there is of course the Independent fair, a FREE Armory companion festival that consistently garners good favor each year. And check out Saturday‘s listings for links to a good deal of things happening in Brooklyn including Bushwick Beat Nite and Williamsburg Afterhours, each of which include various video, site-specific and expanded cinema happenings.

Two more Brooklyn things highly recommended in the meantime: Spectacle Theater‘s Middletown series concludes with Seventeen, notoriously unflinching and empathetic chronicle of midwestern high school life that was banned from initial broadcast on PBS. This is roundly described as one of the greatest documentaries and youth films by people who have seen it—so don’t miss out! And Lynne Sachs presents her latest, My Day is Your Night, at Arts@Rennaisance tonight. This cross-cultural, transmedia, live screening event encompasses the experiences of Puerto Rican and Chinese immigrants, who participate tonight as live performers.


Armory • Artprojx • Artsnotfair • Fountain • Independent • Moving Image Fair • PooL • Scope • SPRING/BREAK • Volta NY

  • Moving Image Fair Opening Reception at Waterfront New York Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue between 27 and 28 Streets. Details. 6:00 pm.
  • Armory Film: Curated by Moving Image at the Media Lounge of Pier 94. Details. Work by Nancy Atakan, Brody Condon, Mathieu Dufois, Rico Gatson, Cao Guimarães, Gavin Hipkins, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Jennifer Levonian, Ho Tzu Nyen, John Pilson, Liliana Porter, Alex Prager, Andres Serrano, Adam Shecter, Tom Thayer, Leslie Thornton, Suh Dong Wook, Karen Yasinsky and ZimmerFrei. 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Internationalist Cinema for Today at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details • Through March 11

  • Sou hami. La crainte de la nuit (Anne-Laure de Franssu). Details. Video. 2010. 98 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre résolution (Philippe Grandrieux & Masao Adachi). Details. Video. 2011. 72 min. 9:15 pm.

Discovering Andrzej Żuławski at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • La note bleue. Details. 35mm. 1991. 135 min. 6:50 and 9:30 pm.

This is DCP at Film Forum
Series Details • Through March 8

  • West Side Story (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins). Details. DCP. 1961. 1:20 pm.
  • Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock). Details. DCP. 1954. 4:20 pm.
  • Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick). Details. DCP. 1964. 7:00 pm.
  • Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese). Details. DCP. 1976. 9:10 pm.

Rendez-Vous + at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Lumière d’été (Jean Grémillon). Details. DCP. 1943. 112 min. 1:15 pm.
  • Muslims of France (Karim Miskè & Mohamed Joseph). Details. Digibeta. 2009. 160 min. 3:30 pm.
  • Extérieur, Nuit (Jacques Bral). Details. 35mm. 1980. 112 min. 6:30 pm.

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

  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Robert Guédiguian). Details. 35mm. 2011. 107 min. 1:30 pm.
  • Headwinds (Jalil Lespert). Details. 35mm. 2011. 91 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Smugglers’ Songs (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche). Details. HDCam. 2011. 97 min. 6:15 pm.
  • A Gang Story (Olivier Marchal). Details. DCP. 2011. 102 min. 8:45 pm.

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

  • The Last Screening (Laurent Achard). Details. 81 min. 6:00 pm.
  • The Well-Digger’s Daughter (Daniel Auteuil). Details. 107 min. 8:00 pm.
  • Guilty (Vincent Garenq). Details. 102 min. 10:25 pm.

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

  • Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-Soo). Details. 35mm. 2005. 82 min. 7:00 pm.
  • The Woman Who Wanted to Die (Koji Wakamatsu). Details. 35mm. 1970. 71 min. 9:00 pm.

Cruel and Unusual Comedy Reprised at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Surreal Life—Dallying With the AbsurdDetails. 1916-1926. 72 min. 1:30 pm.

Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA
Series Details

  • Roman Numeral Series III-IX and Unconscious London StrataDetails. 1981. 56 min. 3:00 pm.

Lucian Pintilie at MoMA
Series Details

  • The OakDetails. 1991. 105 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Carnival ScenesDetails. 1979. 132 min. 7:00 pm.

Middletown at Spectacle Theater
Series Details

  • Second Time Around (Peter Davis & John Lindley). Details. 1982. 7:30 pm.
  • Seventeen (Joel Demott & Jeff Kreines). Details. 1982. 9:30 pm.

Whitney Biennial 2012 at The Whitney Museum
Series Details

  • Michael RobinsonDetails. 16mm and video. 2007-2011. 54 min. Noon, 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

Samba Beats (Bebeto Abrantes) at 92YTribeca. Details. BluRay. 2010. 82 min. 7:00 pm.
My Day is Your Night (Lynne Sachs) at Arts@RennaisanceDetails. Live screening and performance with Sachs in attendance. Video. 60 min. 7:00 pm. FREE.
American Gigolo (Paul Schrader) at Chelsea ClearviewDetails. Early show introduced by drag queen Hedda Lettuce. 1980. 117 min. 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
Mujeres Luchando, Al Mundo Transformando!: An International Women’s Day Celebration at Maysles CinemaDetails. 7:30 pm.
Meanwhile (Hal Hartley) at Museum of the Moving Image. Details. Hartley in attendance. 2012. 60 min. 7:00 pm.


Where Are You Taking Me? (Kimi Takesue) at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 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, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.



Below listed North-South


  • David Lynch at Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 14.