Monday, April 9

Police Story at FSLC

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.


Spanish Cinema of the Early Post-Franco Era at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • The Needle (Eloy de la Iglesia). Details. 7:00 pm.
  • Manuela (Gonzalo García Pelayo). Details. 35mm. 1975. 105 min. 9:15 pm.

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

  • Police Story (Jackie Chan). Details. 35mm. 1985. 101 min. 6:15 pm.
  • Bird (Clint Eastwood). Details. 35mm. 1988. 161 min. 8:30 pm.

ContemporAsian at MoMA
Series Details

  • Tatsumi (Eric Khoo). Details. 2011. 94 min. 4:00 pm.

Carte Blanche: Cindy Sherman at MoMA
Series Details

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper). Details. 1974. 83 min. 4:30 pm.
  • Desperate Living (John Waters). Details. 1977. 90 min. 8:00 pm.

Three Stooges Matinees at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Grips, Grunts and Groans, From Nurse to Worse and In the Sweet Pie and PieDetails. 1937-1943. 60 min. 2:00 pm.

Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 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 ForumDetails. 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 ForumDetails. 35mm. 1935. 92 min. 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 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.