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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Faust 3: Candida Albacore and Faust 4 (Stan Brakhage). Details. 1988-1989. 64 min. 3:00 pm.
- 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.
JODI: U MAD BRO? 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 Kitchen. Details. 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 Forum. Details. 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 Forum. Details. 2011. 101 min. 1:15, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:00 pm.
Gerhard Richter Painting (Corinna Belz) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 94 min. 1:00, 6:10 and 10:15 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 122 min. 3:00 and 8:00 pm.
- 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.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ongoing.
- Mark Boulos “Projects 97” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through July 16.
- “9 Scripts from a Nation at War” at MoMA, Midtown. Work by Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through August 6.
- Frances Stark “My Best Thing” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through April.
- Rania Stephan at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through April.
- 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.
- Beryl Korot “Selected Video Works: 1977 to Present” at bitforms gallery nyc, 529 West 20 Street. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 5.
- Shannon Plumb & Marianna Rothen “Last Seduction” at Hendershot Gallery, 195 Chrystie Street. Open Tues-Sun 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 3.
- 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.
- “Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose” at Artists Space. Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose with Artists Space. Open Wed to Sun Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends May 27.
- Frank Heath “Post Holes” at Simone Subal, 131 Bowery, 2nd Floor. “Graffiti Report Form” begins on the hour. Open Wed to Sun Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 26.
- FG.Ft at Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 8.
- Mary Ellen Carroll “Federal, State, Country and City” at Third Streaming, 10 Greene St. Open Wed-Sat Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends May 19.
- 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.