What’s Showing Today? Monday, July 9
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Stroheim stars as decadent aristocrat Prince Nikki who is about to enter into a marriage with ZaSu Pitts, the undesirable heiress of a corn-plaster manufacturer’s millions, in order to maintain his accustomed lifestyle. But amidst a Corpus Christi festival portrayed in an acclaimed early Technicolor sequence Prince Nikki suddenly falls for Fay Wray‘s peasant girl—herself engaged to an aristocrat-hating butcher. (Yikes.) Running an epic length, Stroheim’s original film was released in two parts—the later of which is now considered lost. As The Wedding March presently stands, its nonetheless regarded as one of Stroheim’s lyrical masterpieces.
Next week the series continues with his first directorial feature, Blind Husbands, described by Film Forum as “arguably the most assured U.S. debut before Citizen Kane.”
Tonight’s Dirty Looks: On Location takes place at The W New York, a Time Square spot that formerly housed Jean Paul Gautier-designed nightclub Club USA. Screening tonight is the much-revered Charles Atlas‘s It’s a Jackie Thing, “an exhilarating look back at the Meatpacking District’s seedier and less gentrified past, when the neighborhood played host to notorious gay sex clubs, streetwalkers and other fringe cultures.” It focuses on the celebrity impersonations at the weekly Jackie 60 parties.
Artist Jeff Donaldson returns to Bushwick’s Microscope tonight for a highly anticipated evening of live audio/visual performance based on the Panasonic WJ-MX12 video mixer. Donaldson splits his video signal in two, one sent through an audio processing device and the other back into the video mixer, creating a feedback loop. As the artist explains, “What one sees is what one hears and what one hears is what one sees.”
Described by Variety’s Justin Chang as “channeling A History of Violence by way of 1917 China,” Dragon is the latest from prime Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan (Bodyguards & Assassins), and it focuses on a modest country family man whose run-in with a pair of thugs leads to a teasing out of his past as a ruthless assassin. The original title, Wu Xia, refers to a storied genre of Chinese fiction about chivalrous martial heroes portrayed most notably on film—among innumerable examples—in Come Drink with Me and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It suggests a high degree of self-awareness, retrospection and engagement with the elemental hallmarks of the genre—and sure enough, classic stars like Kara Hui (Return to the 36th Chamber) and the great Jimmy Wang Yu (Master of the Flying Guillotine) make appearances. Star Donnie Yen will be in attendance for tonight’s 7:45 pm show at Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- A Boatload of Wild Irishmen (Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín). Details. Video. 2011. 84 min. 7:30 pm.
Dirty Looks: On Location at W New York, 1567 Broadway, Times Square
- It’s a Jackie Thing (Charles Atlas). Video. 1999. 9:00 pm.
- The Wedding March. Details. 1928. 113 min. 7:00 pm.
- You Are the Apple of My Eye (Giddens Ko). Details. 2011. 110 min. 12:30 pm.
- Nasi Lemak 2.0 (Namewee). Details. 2011. 108 min. 2:50 pm.
- A Simple Life (Ann Hui). Details. 2011. 118 min. 5:00 pm.
- Dragon (Peter Chan). Details. Star in attendance. 2011. 114 min. 7:45 pm.
- Red Vacance, Black Wedding (Park Cheol-Su& Kim Tae-Sik). Details. 2011.90 min. 10:30 pm.
- Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi). Details. 1953. 96 min. 4:00 pm.
Daisies (Vera Chytilová) at BAMCinématek. Details. 35mm. 1966. 74min. 4:30, 6:50 and 9:15 pm.
Gypsy (Martin Šulík) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 107 min. 1:00, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40 and 9:50 pm.
The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo) at Film Forum. Details. 1966. 121 min. 2:00, 4:30 and 9:30 pm.
Funny Face (Stanley Donen) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1957. 103 min. 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10 and 9:10 pm.
Invisible (Michal Aviad) at MoMA. Details. 2011. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
- “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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Christian Jankowski “Discourse News” at Friedrich Petzel, 537 West 22 Street. Open Tue-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 28.
- Rose Kallal “START BEGIN FEEL AGAIN” at Participant, Inc., 253 East Houston Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Noon to 7:00 pm. Ends July 22.
- Imbue at LMAKprojects, 128 Eldridge Street. Work by Sabrina Gschwandtner and others. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Luther Price at Callicoon Fine Arts, 124 Forsyth Street. Open Wednesday to Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Santiago Sierra “NO, Global Tour” at Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Screening at 10:15 am, 1:00 and 4:00 pm and Fridays at 7:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 15.
- Torsten Zens Burns & Darrin Martin “What If? In The Days When The Tiger Smoked” at Dumbo Arts Center, 11 Front Street, DUMBO. Open Wed-Sat noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 29.