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Wednesday, March 28

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Featured Screening: Dirty Looks presents Yonemotos ’80s videos at Judson Memorial Church

Tonight roaming screening series Dirty Looks, a platform for queer experimental film and video occurring the last Wednesday of each month, returns with Yonemotos’ ’80s Videos, a selection of early works by brothers Bruce and Norman Yonemoto.

The Los Angeles-based Norman and Bruce were born 1946 and 1949, respectively, to a family that had suffered losses in Japanese American internment camps. Raised and educated variously throughout California, their work offers an idiosyncratic reflection of post-war idealism, SoCal’s Hollywood mythmaking and suburban culture, and sexual and ethnic-national identity. As their EAI bio describes, the aritsts “deconstruct and rewrite the hyperbolic vernacular with which the mass media constructs cultural mythologies. Ironically employing the image-language and narrative syntax of popular forms such as soap opera, Hollywood melodrama and television advertising, the Yonemotos work from ‘the inside out’ to expose the media’s pervasive manipulation of contemporary reality and fantasy, individual and collective identity.” A number of other artists appear in the videos featured today, including Jeffrey Vallance, Tony Oursler and the late Mike Kelley, pictured above as a Japanese folkloric water imp in Kappa. More info about the specific titles is available on Dirty Looks’s website.

The program begins at 8:30 pm at Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square South, with $7 suggested donation at the door. It’s schedule to run approximately 85 minutes. Dirty Looks will also be handing out complimentary publications featuring original artworks and writing.

Today

New Directors/New Films at Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA

Sleepwalking: The Films of Sara Driver/Sara Driver Selects at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • When Pigs FlyDetails. Driver in attendance. Followed by Jim Jarmusch/Joe Strummer short doc. 35mm. 1993. 98 min. 6:30 pm.
  • You Are Not IDetails. Actress Suzanne Fletcher in attendance. 16mm-to-video. 1981. 48 min. 9:15 pm.

New Directors/New Films at Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA

15 For 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini). Details. 35mm. 1957. 117 min. 1:30 pm.
  • Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Buñuel). Details. 35mm. 1964. 101 min. 3:45 pm.

La Vita e Cinema: The Films of Nanni Moretti at IFC Center
Series Details

  • I Am Self-Sufficient (Nanni Moretti). Details. 1976. 95 min. 7:00 and 9:30 pm.

Cruel and Unusual Comedy, Part 3: Selections from the Eye Film Institute at MoMA
Series Details

  • Tales of MadnessDetails. 1911-1914. 40 min. 1:30 pm.

Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA
Series Details

  • Faust 3: Candida Albacore and Faust 4 (Stan Brakhage). Details. 1988-1989. 64 min. 3:00 pm.

New Nordic Cinema at Scandinavia House
Series Details 

  • Run Sister Run! (Marja Pyykkö). Details. 2010. 112 min. 6:00 pm.

Iranian New Wave: Sohrab Shahid Saless at Spectacle Theater
Series Details

  • A Simple Event (Sohrab Shahid Saless). Digital. 1973. 80 min. 7:30 pm.
  • Still Life (Sohrab Shahid Saless). Digital. 1974. 89 min. 9:30 pm.

Whitney Biennial 2012 at The Whitney Museum
Series Details • Through May 27

  • Laida Lertxundi ProgramDetails. 16mm. 2007-2011. 36 min. Repeats hourly from Noon to 5:00 pm.

ManDove (Jim de Seve & Kian Tjong) at 92YTribecaDetails. 2012. 75 min. 7:30 pm.
Newfilmmakers Presents Horror & Sci-Fi Films at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
The Flame of New Orleans (Rene Clair) with Belle of the Nineties (Leo McCarey) at BAMCinématekDetails. 1941/1934. 152 min. 6:00 and 9:00 pm.
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (Marcelo Gomes & Karim Aïnouz) at Exit ArtDetails. 2009. 75 min. 7:30 pm.
An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt at IFC CenterDetails. 8:00 pm.
Yonemotos 80′s Videos
 at Judson Memorial Church. Details. Presented by Dirty Looks and including a complimentary publication. Video. 1980-1988. 85 min.. 8:30 pm.

Ongoing

The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies) at Film ForumDetails. 35mm. 1992. 83 min. 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00 and 9:45 pm.
The Island President (Jon Shenk) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 101 min. 1:15, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:00 pm.
Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 94 min. 1:00, 6:10 and 10:15 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 122 min. 3:00 and 8:00 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