What’s Showing Today? Monday, August 13
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Today Maysles Cinema begins a weeklong run of The Chilean Building, part of the ongoing, bi-monthly Documentary in Bloom series that provides welcome runs for some of the most provocative and otherwise overlooked nonfiction film to hit NYC screens.
The Chilean Building appears to be part of a continuing boom of renewed interest in Chilean cinema deeply engaged with the historical, personal and philosophical meanings of the U.S.-backed Pinochet coup ousting democratically elected Marxist president Salvador Allende during fall 1973. Director Marcarena Aguiló was part of a “Project Home” along with around sixty other children who were raised by a group of adults first in Europe then Cuba while their revolutionary parents, initially working with their families from exile, returned to Chile to fight on home soil. The decision to leave the children was made out of concern for their safety, as even Aguiló herself was kidnapped as a child by the Pinochet regime in order to root out her parents. And per critics’ reviews, the documentary revisits the students as adults to learn that apparently all regard their parents’ decisions as necessary and honorable. Furthermore, many note the apparent absence of what one might expect as a cultlike mentality in this resolutely leftist communal living/learning situation. Instead, one hears stories of children who were actively involved in their parents’ choice to separate. And though there is a sense of respect and pride for their effort, the movie also doesn’t shy away from the deep sense of longing and loss the decision entailed.
The Chilean Home runs at 7:30 pm nightly through Sunday, August 19.
Tonight The New Inquiry celebrates the release of its latest, cop-themed issue with an evening of rare and original police shorts at Spectacle. The Keystone Cops, Charlie Chaplin and others will grace the screen along with Protect and Serve, an original police training film megamix that had previously played as part of Spectacle’s Pig on the Beat special. Subscribers get in free, and there’s an after party at nearby bar Iona.
- Thursday Till Sunday (Dominga Sotomayor). Details. Producer Gregorio Gonzalez in attendance. DCP. 2012. 96 min. 6:30 pm.
- Unfinished Spaces (Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray). Details. HDCam. 2011. 86 min. 8:35 pm.
Almayer’s Folly (Chantal Akerman) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 35mm. 2011. 127 min. 6:30 and 9:15 pm.
Meet the Fokkens (Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaa) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 75 min. 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:10 and 10:10 pm.
Easy Money (Daniel Espinosa) at Film Forum. Details. 2010. 120 min. 1:00, 3:45, 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1990. 113 min. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 pm.
Max et les Ferrailleurs (Claude Sautet) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. 35mm. 1971. 107 min. 11:30, 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
The Chilean Building (Macarena Aguiló) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2010. 99 min. 7:30 pm.
- “Spies 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.
- Zackary Drucker “At Least You Know You Exist” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- Jack Smith “Normal Love” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- Solo projects by Edgardo Aragón and Ilja Karilampi at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- 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.
- “Ghosts in the Machine” at The New Museum. $14 general/$12 seniors/$10 students. Free Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Ends September 30.
- Oskar Fischinger “Space Light Art” at The Whitney Museum. $18 general, $12 students/seniors. Pay-as-you-wish Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends October 28.
Below listed North-South
- Julika Rudelius “Rituals of Capitalism” at Leo Koenig Gallery, 545 West 23 Street. Open Mon-Fri 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends September 8.
- “Commercial Psycho” at Andrew Kreps Gallery, 525 West 22 Street. Work by Chantal Akerman, Mark Leckey, William Wegman, Clegg & Guttmann, Jan Groover, Suzy Lake, Sabine Reitmaier, Franz Erhard Walther and Christopher Williams. Open Mon-Fria 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends August 24.