Monday, April 2

A Year of the Quiet Sun at FSLC

What’s Showing Today? Monday, April 2
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Featured Screening: A Year of the Quiet Sun at Film Society of Lincoln Center

This evening the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s retrospective acknowledging 50 years of the New York Film Festival continues with Krzysztof Zanussi‘s 1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun. Scott Wilson plays an American GI investigating Nazi War crimes in Poland who falls in love with a Polish war widow despite their lacking a common language. It runs tonight at 6:15 pm followed by Police, a crime thriller by Graduate First/À nos amours director Maurice Pialat.

Today MoMA‘s Carte Blanche: Cindy Sherman film series, curated by the artist in conjunction with her Museum exhibition, begins with Harlan County USA and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The latter will be introduced by Eva Respini, Associate Curator of the Museum’s Department of Photography, who has organized the film exhibition. Daniel Pearl‘s cinematography is one of Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s greatest assets, veering artfully between crime documentary post-mortem verité, sunbleached Super 8 snapshot, and dint and depravity. Along with fully-invested performances and minutely detailed art direction, it makes for a consummate cinematic expression of abject terror nonpareil; without a single drop of blood shed on screen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre endures as one of the most horrific, debased, brutal and influential horror films ever made. It’s unclear whether one is meant to read any significance into its pairing with coal mining social issue documentary Harlan County USA, but one could draw parallels between their camera work, milieux, social and gender politics and more—besides Harlan‘s union buster is arguably an equally terrifying, albeit much less sympathetic, villain as Massacre‘s Leatherface.

Artist Julien Langendorff is at Microscope Gallery to present some of his recent works along with others by Rose Kallal and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Also on the program are never-before-screened outtakes featuring P-Orridge from Marie Losier‘s The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, and the evening concludes with the great Pierre Clémenti‘s 1967 Visa de Cénsure n. X.

Tonight Web-art progenitors JODI present  a number of videos at Electronic Arts Intermix, where they will be joined in conversation with Cory Arcangel and Michael Connor, curator of their newly-opened Street Digital exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image.

Douglas Crimp is at The Kitchen tonight for a FREE screening and discussion of Andy Warhol‘s film work. Crimp’s just-published Our Kind of Movie is apparently one of surprisingly few comprehensive long-form surveys of Warhol’s film work.

Lena Dunham‘s gratingly-titled Hey, Girlfriend! series begins at BAMCinématek where she and Nora Ephron will discuss the latter’s This Is My Life, a “slice-of-life” film which sells an idea of New York City that, like Dunham’s otherwise fine Tiny Furniture, bears about as much similarity to the one I live in as, say, Gremlins 2.


Hey, Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • This Is My Life (Nora Ephron). Details. Dunham and Ephron in attendance for Q&A at 6:50 pm. 35mm. 1992. 105 min. 6:50 and 9:15 pm.

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

  • A Year of the Quiet Sun (Krzystof Zanussi). Details. 35mm. 1984. 107 min. 6:15 pm.
  • Police (Maurice Pialat). Details. 35mm. 1985. 113 min. 8:30 pm.

Doc Watchers at Maysles Cinema
Series Details

  • For Our Songs (Young, Black & Male in America) (Vanz Chapman & Eric McKay) with I Am Sean Bell (Stacey Muhammad) and Little Brother: Things Fall Apart (Nicole Franklin & Jasmin Tiggett). Details. Q&A follows. 2007-2009. 116 min. 7:00 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.

Carte Blanche: Cindy Sherman at MoMA
Series Details

  • Harlan County USA (Barbara Kopple). Details. 1977. 103 min. 4:30 pm.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper). Details. Intro by Eva Respini, Associate Curator, Department of Photography. 1974. 83 min. 8:00 pm.

Newfilmmakers Presents a Music Night at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
Newfilmmakers Welcomes Mono No Aware at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
 at Electronic Arts Intermix. Details. Screening followed by discussion with JODI, Cory Arcangel and curator Michael Connor. 6:30 pm.
An Evening with Douglas Crimp: “Our Kind of Movie”–The Films of Andy Warhol
 at The KitchenDetails. Screening and discussion. 7:00 pm. FREE.
Pillars of Fire: Work and Curation by Julien Langendorff at Microscope Gallery. Details. Also includes work by Jason Glasser, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Rose Kallal, Marie Losier and Pierre Clémenti. 7:00 pm.


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.



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.