Wednesday, March 14


What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, March 14
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Featured Screening: Khrustalyov, My Car! at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Today is the opening of War and Remembrance: The Films of Aleksei Guerman (variously spelled Alexei Gherman or German), a comprehensive seven-film series spanning 1967 to 2009 including all five films by the unheralded Russian filmmaker along with his 1967 debut co-directed with Grigori Aronov. The series is rounded out with a 2009 documentary about Guerman by critic Alexander Pozdnyakov.

Khrustalyov, My Car! is, to date, Guerman’s most recent and only post-Soviet film. (His most recent, History of the Arkanar Massacre, was conceived decades ago and has been in production since 2000. Like Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky, to whom Guerman is held in similar esteem by many, it is an adaptation of a science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.) As with his earlier Trial on the Road, which also screens this afternoon, Khrustalyov has roots with the director’s father, author Yuri Guerman. Its plot concerns a general who is ignominiously arrested as part of an obscure plot. Regarded as one of Guerman’s most visually stunning movies, it was described by Anton Dolin as “Guerman’s first post-Soviet, uncensored, truly free, and irrovocably avant-garde film . . . nothing less than phantasmagoric—the dreamlike construction of a paranoid mind.”

Khrustalyov screens again tomorrow afternoon and Saturday evening, and the Guerman series runs through Tuesday.

Also Recommended

Filmmakers Shelly Silver and Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby are in attendance for tonight’s installment of Flaherty NYC at 92YTribeca. Tonight’s theme is Talk with the Animals and features critters variously reciting the poetry of Philip Larkin and reading from the Starr report. Filmmaker Jason Livingston moderates the post-screening discussion.

Joan Jonas and Kate Gilmore hold discussion 6:30 pm tonight at the National Academy Museum & School. Standard museum admission applies.

KILL YOUR IDOLS at Microscope Gallery features “peripatetic screening and exhibition series” Deep Leap Cinema re-appropriating material from contemporary, canonical moving image practitioners. The group screening is followed by a performance from Jesse Malmed.

And tonight is the kickoff of the CUNY Film Festival, which begins with a resource fair featuring camera workshops and more.


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

  • Massaker. Details. Video. 2005. 98 min. 7:00 pm.
  • DissolutionDetails. Video. 2010. 88 min. 9:00 pm.

Discovering Andrzej Żuławski at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • L’amour braqueDetails. 35mm. 1985. 101 min. 7:00 pm.

War and Remembrance: The Films of Aleksei Guerman at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • The Seventh Companion (with Grigori Aronov). Details. 35mm. 1967. 89 min. 3:00 pm.
  • My Friend Ivan Lapshin. Details. 35mm. 1984. 100 min. 5:00 pm.
  • Trial on the Road. Details. 35mm. 1971. 96 min. 7:15 pm.
  • Khrustalyov, My Car!. Details. 35mm. 1998. 150 min. 9:15 pm.

Canadian Front 2012 at MoMA
Series Details

  • Sunflower Hour (Aaron Houston). Details. 2011. 85 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Monsieur Lazhar (Philippe Falardeau). Details. 2011. 94 min. 7:00 pm.

New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House
Series Details 

  • A Somewhat Gentle Man (Hans Petter Moland). Details. 2010. 105 min. 7:00 pm.

Whitney Biennial 2012 at The Whitney Museum
Series Details

  • Jerome Hiler: Words of MercuryDetails. 16mm transferred to HD. 2011. 25 min. Every half hour from Noon to 5:00 pm.

Talk with the Animals: Films by Shelly Silver and Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby at 92YTribeca. Details. Discussion moderated by Jason Livingston. Video. 1991-2010. 60 min. 7:30 pm.
Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 6:00 pm.
Verita$ (Shin Eung-jung) at The Brecht Forum. Details. Followed by discussion. 80 min. 7:30 pm.
CUNY Film Festival Resource Fair at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. Details. 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzmán) at Exit Art. Details. Intro by Jeff Reichert and Michael Koresky of Reverse Shot. 2010. 90 min. 7:30 pm.
Deep Leap Cinema: KILL YOUR IDOLS at Microscope Gallery. Details. Group screening followed by live performance by Jesse Malmed. 7:00 pm.
Artist Talk: Joan Jonas and Kate Gilmore at National Academy Museum & School. Details. $12 Museum admission required. 6:30 pm.


Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné) at Film ForumDetails. DCP. 1945. 190 min. 1:00, 4:30 and 8:00 pm.
Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 94 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 122 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.