What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, April 18
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Featured Screening: Unsound Festival: ANIMATORS at BAMCinématek
Brief notes today: Wednesday marks the start of Unsound New York, the stateside iteration of Poland’s annual festival of experimental music and media arts. Baaba provides music for a series of eight spectacular animations by the likes of Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica, Zbigniew Rybczynski, Stefan Schabenbeck and more. The work spans the period from the late 1950s–around which time the process of de-Stalinization saw increases in funding for the arts, more liberal attitudes toward censorship and the strengthening of the National Film School in Łódź–to 1975; shortly thereafter, in 1981, the declaration of martial law and attendant clampdown on artists saw a significant caesura in this wellspring of creativity (which had earlier faltered around a similar crackdown response to student protests in March 1968). In any case, this period represents an incredibly fertile concentration of creative activity and some of the most dazzling, inventive animation ever made.
This week The Whitney Museum screens the entire Weather Diary cycle by George Kuchar.
Lincoln Center‘s Images from the Edge: Classic & Contemporary Icelandic Cinema begins tonight. Ágúst Guðmundsson’s 1980 Land and Sons, Iceland’s essential contemporary classic, screens at 8:30 tonight with the director in attendance.
Aelita director Yakov Protazanov‘s St. Jorgen’s Day is described as a Gogol-esque clerical satire. It screens at 7:00 pm.
- White White World (Oleg Novkovic). 2010. 7:30 pm.
- Between Mountain and Shore (Loftur Gudmundsson). Details. 1949. 91 min. 2:00 pm.
- Ingaló (Ásdís Thoroddsen). Details. DCP. Thoroddsen in attendance. 1992. 96 min. 4:00 pm.
- Either Way (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson). Details. Sigurðsson in attendance. DCP. 2011. 85 min. 6:15 pm.
- Land and Sons (Ágúst Guðmundsson). Details. Guðmundsson in attendance. DCP. 1980. 93 min. 8:30 pm.
- Le Plasir (Max Ophuls). Details. 1952. 91 min. 1:30 pm.
- Jane and Tortured Dust (Part 3 & 4) (Stan Brakhage). Details. 1984/1985. 31 min. 3:00 pm.
- The Golden Lake (Vladimir Shneiderov). Details. 1935. 83 min. 4:00 pm.
- St. Jorgen’s Day (Yakov Protazanov). Details. Live musical accompaniment and translation. 1930. 92 min. 7:00 pm.
- Glowing Stars (Lisa Siwe). Details. 2009. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven) at 92YTribeca. Details. 35mm. 1997. 129 min. 7:00 pm.
Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
Unsound Festival New York: ANIMATORS at BAMCinématek. Details. 1957-1975. 60 min. 7:00 pm.
Bernadette Lafont: Letters from Truffaut at French Institute Alliance Française. Details. 7:00 pm.
Terra di Mezzo (Matteo Garroe) at Hunter College Language Center 68th/Lexinton. Details. 6:00 pm.
Bye Bye Brasil (Carlos Diegues) at Rabbithole. Details. Live performances by White Lamb and Clara Kennedy. $10 admission with open bar. 1980. 110 min. Bands 7:30 pm screening 8:30 pm.
The Seagull Live Scores The Reveal at Spectacle. Details. 8:00 pm.
Post Mortem (Pablo Larraín) at Film Forum. Details. 2010. 98 min. 1:00, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10:00 pm.
The Graduate (Mike Nichols) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1967. 105 min. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 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.
Oki’s Movie (Hong Sang-soo) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2010. 80 min. 7:30 pm.
- “Being Singular Plural” at The Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side. View screening schedule. Closed Thursdays. $18 general/$15 students and seniors/Children free. Free Saturdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Ends June 6.
- “Spiels in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Closed Mondays. Suggested donation admission. Ends August 26.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. Ongoing.
- Mark Boulos “Projects 97” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. 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. Through August 6.
- “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook” at MoMA, Midtown. Work by Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. Through April 29.
- 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
- 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.
- Nina Yuen “The School” at Lombard-Freid Projects, 518 West 19 Street. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 26.
- Lorraine O’Grady “New Worlds” at Alexander Gray Associates, 508 West 26 Street. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 19.
- Alex Prager “Compulsion” at Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 West 22 Street, 3rd Floor. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 19.
- 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.
- “Constructed Site” at .No Gallery, 251 East Houston Street. Closed Mondays. Tue-Fri open Noon to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun open 1:00 pm. Ends April 29.
- 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.
- “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.
- Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 20.
- Stephen Dirkes “Obscure Object Films – Photoplays” at Rabbithole, 33 Washington Street, DUMBO. Open Mon-Fri Noon to 5:00 pm. Ends April 30.
- Hollis Frampton, Fiona Banner, Melinda McDaniel and Klub Zwei “So to Speak” at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights. Open Tues.-Sat. Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 28.