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Tuesday, March 13

Altered Ambiences: George Kuchar & Marie Losier at Spectacle

What’s Showing Today? Tuesday, March 13
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Featured Screening: Altered Ambiences: A Kucharian Cavalcade with Marie Losier at Spectacle Theater

Tonight Marie Losier visits Spectacle Theater with a pair of short films made in collaboration with her late personal friend and fellow filmmaker George Kuchar. She’ll be in attendance for a Q&A and a presentation of additional recent work by the artist.

Kuchar, who passed away September of last year, is best known as a master of no-budget camp melodrama and a lightning rod of creativity among the independent film scene. He’s a prolific artist—his IMDb page, from which I immediately noticed several omissions, lists 217 directorial credits. Both short films today, which were originally shot on 16mm, play off this persona. Electrocute Your Stars is a “dream-portrait” of Kuchar referencing Psycho‘s shower scene and Kuchar’s own seminal 1966 Hold Me While I’m Naked. Eat My Makeup! portrays a warehouse rooftop pie fight. While Kuchar’s early work contains autobiographical details entrenched within the modes of melodrama, in his later videos the former becomes much more predominant while the later recedes though by no means disappears entirely—it’s fantastic stuff, and typically underrepresented.

Tonight’s screening begins at 8:00 pm with a $5 admission tag.

Today

Nina Menkes at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details • Through March 16

  • DissolutionDetails. Video. 2010. 88 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Queen of DiamondsDetails. 35mm. 1991. 77 min. 9:00 pm.

Discovering Andrzej Żuławski at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • La femme publiqueDetails. 35mm. 1984. 113 min. 7:00 pm.

50 Years of the New York Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski). Details. 35mm. 1982. 97 min. 6:00 pm.
  • Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky). Details. 35mm. 1983. 125 min. 8:15 pm.

Through Our Eyes: 3 Decades of NYC Youth Documentaries at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Program 1: Youth Culture and the ArtsDetails. 1993-2004. 76 min. 6:15 pm.

Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 6:00 pm.
Spark of Being (Bill Morrison) and 657 Second (Hana Zelezna) at Bohemian National Hall. Details. 2010/2008. 80 min. 7:00 pm. FREE.
Animal Heart (Séverine Cornamusaz) with Play (Georges Schwizgebel) at French Institute Alliance Française. Details. 2009/2006. 94 min. 12:30, 4:00 and 7:30 pm.
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (Carol Colby) at IFC Center. Details. Q&A. 104 min. 8:00 pm.
Lightning Over Braddock (Tony Buba) at Light Industry. Details. Introduced by LaToya Ruby Frazier. 16mm. 1988. 80 min. 7:30 pm.
In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland (Huey) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2011. 87 min. 7:00 pm.
Altered Ambiences: A Kucharian Cavalcade (Marie Losier) at Spectacle TheaterDetails. Losier in attendance for Q&A plus a secret surprise screening. 2004-2005. 74 min. 8:00 pm.

Ongoing

Children of Paradise (Kimi Takesue) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 190 min. 1:00, 4:30 and 8:00 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.

Galleries

Museums

Below listed North-South

Uptown

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

Midtown

Chelsea

Downtown

Brooklyn