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Saturday, March 31

Spectacle Space Jam at Spectacle Theater

What’s Showing Today? Saturday, March 31
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Featured Screening: Spectacle Space Jam at Spectacle

Spectacle re-opens after a brief construction hiatus with Spectacle Space Jam, an out-of-this-world 12-hour marathon running noon to midnight. A pass for all seven features is available for $25, or snazzy, custom-made tickets for individual films are $5 each. The schedule of start times, which will be strictly adhered to, is here.

Things kick off with the brooding, eschatological The Last Man on Earth, Ubaldo Regola‘s 1964 adaptation of Richard Matheson‘s seminal apocalyptic vampire novel I Am Legend, which was later adapted into The Omega Man and the recent Will Smith film. Starring Vincent Price, who regarded it among his best work, this is the most faithful adaptation yet, and its eerie vision of a world turned into lumbering bloodsuckers inspired George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. It’s followed at 1:30 pm by Brother from Another Planet, John Sayles‘s 1984 independent feature about an alien slave who crash lands in Harlem. One umissable pick in the show is Kamillions, which shows at 3:30 pm. This exceedingly rare 1990 feature by Simpsons director Mike B. Anderson is a SPFX-heavy sci-fi social comedy deeply stepped in Lovecraftian mythos. Director Neil Meschino will do an intro and Q&A with his 2010 Long Island-lensed gorefest Mold at 5:30 pm.

Future Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson‘s debut feature, Bad Taste plays at 7:30 pm. Vital, thrilling, and bloody as hell, this sci-fi/horror/action/comedy hybrid about a group of commandos raiding an alien hideout one of the most inventive low-budget features ever made. Playing at 9:30 pm, The Wizard of Speed and Time is another insanely inventive show of inventive movie magic, including long-form live-action stop-motion sequences. It’s a favorite of many of the Spectacle folk. And things close out at midnight with Class of Nuke ‘Em High, the 1986 cult classic about atomic weed that warps kids into sex crazed mutant psycho killers—as if they weren’t already.

Also Noted

Cat People vs. Cat People! The Sara Driver Selects series at Anthology Film Archives includes Jacques Tourneur‘s 1942 classic of deftly controlled tone and psychological terror. Produced by Val Lewton, this story of a cursed woman who turns into a man-killing cat every time she becomes aroused is renowned for bringing a level of class and literary sophistication to the B-horror movie. Meanwhile, the 1982 Paul Shrader-directed, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 1982 version is renowned for, eh, featuring a soundtrack by cocaine-synth maestro Giorgio Moroder.

Today

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

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

  • SleepwalkDetails. 35mm. 1986. 78 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Cat People (Jacques Tourneur). Details. 35mm. 1942. 73 min. 9:00 pm.

New Orleans on Film at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • Cat People (Paul Schrader). Details. 35mm. 1982. 118 min. 4:30 and 9:30 pm.
  • The Cat and the Canary (Elliott Nugent). Details. 35mm. 1939. 72 min. 2:00 and 7:00 pm.

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

  • The Thing and The Last CustomerDetails. 1990. 82 min. 1:10 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.

Three Stooges Matinees at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • False Alarms, Crash Goes the Hash and Healthy, Wealthy and DumbDetails. 1936-1944. 60 min. 12:30 pm.

Ken Jacobs: Recent Works at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Nervous Magic Lantern Performance: Time Squared. Details. 2:00 pm.
  • Short Works 1996-2011. Details. Jacobs in attendance. 4:30 pm.
  • Razzle Dazzle and A Loft. Details. Jacobs in attendance. 2006/2010. 109 min. 7:30 pm.

Spectacle Space Jam at Spectacle
Series Details • $5/ea or $25 day pass

  • Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Regola). 1964. Noon.
  • Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles). 1984. 1:30 pm.
  • Kamillions (Mike B. Anderson). 1990. 3:30 pm.
  • Mold (Neil Meschino). 2010. 5:30 pm.
  • Bad Taste (Peter Jackson). 1987. 7:30 pm.
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time (Mike Jittlov). 1988. 9:30 pm.
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High (Richard Haines & Samuel Weil). 1986. Midnight.

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.

Paradise Alley (Sylvester Stallone) at 92YTribecaDetails. Presented by Robert Greene. 35mm. 1978. 107 min. 7:30 pm.
Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (Charlotte Zwerin) at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 35mm-to-video. 1988. 90 min. 5:00 pm.
Treatment for a Film in 15 Scenes (John Zorn) at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. Work by Zorn, Henry Hills, Gobolux, Lewis Klahr and Joey Izzo. 7:30 pm.
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (Kazuo Hara) at Asia SocietyDetails. 16mm. 1974. 98 min. 3:00 pm.
Saturday Night Fever (John Badham) at Chelsea ClearviewDetails. 1977. 118 min. 10:00 pm.
OWS Archive Share Day at EyebeamDetails. 3:00 to 6:00 pm. FREE.
Optipus Laboratory: expanded tentacles at The KitchenDetails. Work and performances by Bradley Eros, Victoria Keddie, Lary Seven, Katherine Bauer, Tim Geraghty, Rachael Guma, Sarah Halpern, Jay Hudson, Rachelle Rahme and Pancho. 8:00 pm.
Fuzz’d Up Film Series Presents: WOMEN ON TOP! at Maysles CinemaDetails. After-screening party til midnight. 9:00 pm.
Red Dawn (John Milius) at Nitehawk CinemaDetails. Noon.
Made in Brooklyn (Isabel Hill) at Two Moon Cafe. Details. Hill in attendance. Presented by Filmwax. 2011. 55 min. 7:30 pm. FREE.
Sleepers (Amie Siegel) at UnionDocsDetails. Followed by Q&A with Siegel and Michael Almereyda. 16mm. 1999. 45 min. 7:30 pm.

Midnight

Aliens (James Cameron)  at IFC CenterDetails. 1986. 137 min. 11:40 pm.
Prince of Darkness
 (John Carpenter)  at IFC CenterDetails. 35mm. 1987. 102 min.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky)  at IFC CenterDetails. 1973. 113 min. 12:05 am.
House
 (Nobuhiko Obayashi) at Landmark SunshineDetails. 1977. 88 min.
Donnie Darko
 (Richard Kelly) at Nitehawk CinemaDetails. 12:00 am.
Fascination
 (Jean Rollin) at Nitehawk CinemaDetails. Live score by Morricone Youth. 12:20 am.

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