What’s Showing Today? Monday, April 9
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Featured Screening: Police Story at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Cinema was made for Jackie Chan, whose breathtaking action prowess is on display in his self-described personal best, Police Story, at the Film Society of Lincoln Center tonight. Plot summary does little justice to this dramatically run-of-the-mill policier; like many great physical performers such as the early film comedians, it’s structured around a series of thrilling martial arts set pieces amid a shantytown and bus and shopping mall. Tonight’s a unique chance to catch it on the big screen. It screens at 6:15 followed by the work of another multitalented film artist, Clint Eastwood, whose epic jazz tribute Bird is at 8:30 pm.
Eloy de la Iglesia achieved notoriety in Spain with sensationalistic, allegorical horror films made under the reign of Francisco Franco. After his dictatorship ended and censorship regulations relaxed, he turned to films dealing more frankly with his open homosexuality and eventually made the social-realist heroin drama El Pico, which screens this evening at 7:00 pm at Anthology Film Archives. Iglesia’s The Deputy screens tomorrow, and another, more overtly fantastical conflation of horror and heroin addiction, Rapture, plays the Post-Franco series Friday, April 13.
The Believer, Laurel Nakadate, Ricky Moody and IFC Center: if these sound edgy to you, let it be known they are teaming up for a presentation of Nakadate’s 2010 feature The Wolf Knife at 8:00 pm. Admission also nets you a copy of The Believer’s latest film issue, which includes a DVD of The Wolf Knife. Noyyyce!
Michael Snow discusses some of his work recently acquired by the MoMA at 7:00 pm tonight.
And at Spectacle, Death to Capitalism Cinema offers a special evening of General Strike programming featuring a brief historical overview of general strikes followed by some up-to-the-minute videos of international actions. It’s followed by a unique live score to Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business.
- The Needle (Eloy de la Iglesia). Details. 7:00 pm.
- Manuela (Gonzalo García Pelayo). Details. 35mm. 1975. 105 min. 9:15 pm.
- Police Story (Jackie Chan). Details. 35mm. 1985. 101 min. 6:15 pm.
- Bird (Clint Eastwood). Details. 35mm. 1988. 161 min. 8:30 pm.
- Tatsumi (Eric Khoo). Details. 2011. 94 min. 4:00 pm.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper). Details. 1974. 83 min. 4:30 pm.
- Desperate Living (John Waters). Details. 1977. 90 min. 8:00 pm.
- Grips, Grunts and Groans, From Nurse to Worse and In the Sweet Pie and Pie. Details. 1937-1943. 60 min. 2:00 pm.
Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
A Trip to the Moon and Other Travels at BAMCinématek. Details. Live accompaniment by Serge Bromberg. 7:00 pm.
The Diary of Anne Frank (George Stevens) at Film Forum. Details. Introduced by You’ve Got Mail director Nora Ephron. 35mm. 1959. 7:30 pm.
The Wolf Knife (Laurel Nakadate) at IFC Center. Details. Nakadate in conversation with Ricky Moody. 2010. 8:00 pm.
An Evening with Michael Snow at MoMA. Details. 7:00 pm.
Death to Capitalism Cinema: History of the General Strike at Spectacle. 8:00 pm.
The Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1935. 92 min. 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 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.
- Owen Land at Essex Street, 114 Eldridge Street. Appointments only. Ends May 13.
- 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.
- 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.
- Peggy Ahwesh “Inside Circle” at Microscope Gallery, Bushwick, 4 Charles Place. Open Thurs-Mon 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Ends April 16.
- 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.