What’s Showing Today? Friday, March 16
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Featured Screening: In the Realm of the Senses at Japan Society
Tonight The the Realm of the Senes, Nagisa Oshima‘s acclaimed, relatively late-career erotic drama, screens at Japan Society. It’s a fictionalized retelling of the proto-Bobbitt Sada Abe incident of a masochistic, obsessive love affair that took increasingly violent and disturbing turns. Initially banned nearly worldwide for its graphic, unsimulated sexual activity, it’s not recognized as a classic of Japanese cinema. It’s a fantastic film, but all things considered rather straightforward in comparison with Oshima’s earlier work—a great launchpad for further exploration.
E.S.P. TV tapes tonight at Present Company, Williamsburg. The roving series curated by gallery Louis V E.S.P. is recorded before a live audience on analog equipment for later video remixing and public television broadcast. The hybrid live/screening events comprise a reliably thoughtful mix of local musicians with upcoming and established media artists. Tonight’s even features 3D work by Ken Jacobs alongside a Marinetti-informed Futurist remix of the second Transformers movie by Bradley Eros & Tim Geraghty that previously played as part of PERFORMA ’09. The lineup is rounded up by E.U.C. and Xeno & Oaklander.
Noir Night returns at nearby artspace Vaudeville Park. The FREE event begins at 8:00 pm, and Blood Red Cocktails will be served up by ace barkeep Ian Colletti alongside vintage 16mm rarities chock full of femme fatales, hardboiled heros and cold-blooded revenge. Colletti is joined by the “Villains of Vaudeville,” a brooding synth jazz ensemble who will keep the tunes drifting through the night.
Asylum, Peter Robinson‘s documentary about New Left psychiatrist R.D. Laing shows FREE this evening at The New School. Cinematographer Richard W. Adams is in attendance for discussion with other specialists, and vintage footage of Laing’s 1972 campus tour will also screen. The event begins at 6:00 pm, and no reservations are required.
Andrzej Żuławski‘s best film The Devil plays tonight at BAMCinématek. This bleak, phantasmagorical travelogue amidst the grim countryside of Poland during the Prussian Army’s 1793 invasion features a young nobleman committing heinous acts of violence under the spell of a dark stranger who rescues him from imprisonment.
- Feldberg. Details. 35mm. 1990. 115 min. 6:30 pm.
- A Prima Vista. Details. DVD. 2008. 91 min. 9:15 pm.
- Phantom Love. Details. 35mm. 2007. 87 min. 7:00 pm.
- Massaker. Details. Video. 2005. 98 min. 9:00 pm.
- The Devil. Details. 35mm. 1972. 119 min. 6:50 and 9:15 pm.
- Twenty Days Without War. Details. 35mm. 1976. 101 min. 1:45 pm.
- Trial on the Road. Details. 35mm. 1971. 96 min. 4:00 pm.
- My Friend Ivan Lapshin. Details. 35mm. 1984. 100 min. 6:15 pm.
- The Fall of Otrar. Details. 35mm. 1991. 176 min. 8:30 pm.
- Snakes and Earrings (Yukio Ninagawa). Details. 35mm. 2008. 123 min. 7:30 pm.
- In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima). Details. 35mm. 1976. 102 min. 10:00 pm.
- No Harm Done–Animals and Children. Details. 1912-1929. 80 min. 1:30 pm.
- Faustfilm: An Opera (Stan Brakhage). Details. 1987. 44 min. 3:00 pm.
- Romeo Eleven (Ivan Grbovic). Details. 2011. 91 min. 4:00 pm.
- Bestiary (Denis Côté) with National Parks Project: Sirmilik (Zacharias Kunuk). Details. 2012/2011. 82 min. 6:30 pm.
- Starbuck (Ken Scott). Details. 2011. 109 min. 7:00 pm.
- Touch of Evil (Orson Welles). Details. 1958. 95 min. 7:00 pm.
- A Somewhat Gentle Man (Hans Petter Moland). Details. 2010. 105 min. 6:30 pm.
- Silence (Rami Farah) with A Flood in Baath Country (Omar Amiralay). Details. Digital. 2006/2003. 83 min. 7:30 pm.
- Zabad (Reem Ali), Step By Step (Oussama Mohammed) and Before Vanishing (Joude Gorani). Details. Digital. 2008/1978/2005. 88 min. 9:30 pm.
- Jerome Hiler: Words of Mercury. Details. 16mm transferred to HD. 2011. 25 min. Every half hour from 1:30 to 8:00 pm.
Body Slam (Hal Needham) at 92YTribeca. Details. Needham in attendance. 35mm. 1987. 89 min. 7:30 pm.
The Unseen (Danny Steinmann) at 92YTribeca. Details. 35mm. 1980. 90 min. 10:30 pm.
Wise Blood (John Huston) at Invisible Dog Art Center. 1979. 106 min. 8:00 pm.
E.S.P. TV Taping with Xeno & Oaklander, E.U.C., Ken Jacobs and Eros & Geraghty at Present Company. Details. 8:00 pm to 4:00 am.
The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock) at The Rubin Museum. Details. Introduced by author Bradford Morrow. 1938. 97 min. 9:30 pm.
Asylum (Peter Robinson) at Theresa Lang Center’s Arnhold Hall, 55 W 13th Street. Details. Panel featuring cinematographer Richard W. Adams, Daniel Burston and Robert Russell. Plus footage of R.D. Laing’s 1972 US college campus tour. Screening begins at 6:00 pm. FREE, no reservation necessary.
CUNY Film Festival Kickstarter Panel at Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67 Street. Details. 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
16mm Noir Films & The “Villains of Vaudeville” at Vaudeville Park. Details. 8:00 pm.
Aliens (James Cameron) at IFC Center. Details. 1986. 137 min.
Starman (John Carpenter) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1984. 115 min.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1961. 115 min.
The Exorcist (William Friedkin) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 1973.
Neon Flesh (Paco Cabezas) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 2010. 12:20 am.
Demonwarp (Emmett Alston) at Spectacle Theater. Details. Digital. 1988. 91 min.
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1945. 190 min. 1:00, 4:30 and 8:00 pm.
Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 94 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 122 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
Music Makes a City (Oswley Brown III & Jerome Hiler) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. Digital. 2010. 103 min. 7:00 pm. FREE.
- 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 April 23.
- Clifford Owens “Anthology” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through May 7.
- Julika Rudelius “What is on the Outside” at The Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circle. $15 general/$12 students and seniors. Open 7 days a week. Through July 5.
- 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
- David Lynch at Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 14.
- 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.
- Mia Berg “Woman: Camera” at Gallery 151, 132 West 18 Street. Open Tues to Sun. Ends March 30.
- Jeffrey Gibson “one becomes the other” at Participant Inc.. Open Wed-Sun Noon – 7:00 pm. Ends March 25.
- Oded Hirsch “Nothing New” at Thierry Goldberg, 103 Norfolk Street. Open Wed-Sun, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 15.
- Jenny Perlin “Funes” at Simon Preston Gallery, 301 Broome Street. Open Wed-Sun, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 15.
- 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.
- “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.