What’s Showing Today? Monday, October 15
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With only five features to his credit in the last 30 years, Carax has earned a cult following among cinephiles for his byzantine, genre-defying and often challenging works—a reputation countered by his relatively straightforward romantic drama Lovers on the Bridge, but greatly enhanced by the reception of Holy Motors, which early critical buzz indicates is “totally fucked up !” Associated with New French Extremity, Pola X is a loose, highly expressionistic adaptation of Herman Melville‘s novel Pierre: or, The Ambiguities, and stars Guillaume Depardieu and Yekaterina Golubeva as a pair of estranged, alleged siblings engaged in an incestuous relationship. The elaborate, brooding, and exuberantly grim visual scheme is complemented by a score from notoriously reticent musician Scott Walker—whose own measured, challenging output is in many ways a strong analog of Carax. Catherine Deneuve rounds out the cast.
Pola X runs 7:00 pm tonight, and Holy Motors opens Wednesday at Film Forum.
This evening BAMCinématek‘s Born in Flames: New Queer Cinema series features a program pairing classic, non-linear works from 1989 exploring black gay identity. Looking for Langston does so through the prism of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, which is portrayed through both archival footage and scripted sequences. Tongues Untied is a contemporary look at homophobia, racism and HIV/AIDS in the gay black community.
7 Up series director Michael Apted, whose latest 56 Up premiered earlier this year, is honored at the Museum of Modern Art this evening with a special screening of his 1999 feature film The World is Not Enough. The museum’s description points out that, in the nineteenth James Bond film, “Denise Richards is amusingly miscast as Christmas Jones, a hot pants-wearing American physicist.”
- Looking for Langston (Isaac Julien) with Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs). Details. DigiBeta/Beta SP. 1989. 97 min. 4:30 and 9:30 pm.
- ACT UP Shorts. Details. Work by Gregg Bordowitz, Jean Carlomusto & Maria Maggenti and Zoe Leonard & Nancy Brooks Brody. 6:50 pm.
- Dr. Jack (Fred C. Newmayer) with Lonesome Luke Messenger. Details. 35mm. 1922/1917. 70 min. 7:00 pm.
- The World is Not Enough (Michael Apted). Details. 1999. 128 min. 4:30 pm.
Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 16mm-to-35mm. 2011. 86 min. 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 128 min. 1:15, 3:45, 7:00, and 9:30 pm.
Bel Borba Aqui (Burt Sun & André Costantini) at Film Forum. Details. 2012. 95 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
Brief Encounter (David Lean) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1945. 86 min. 1:00, 4:25 and 8:00 pm.
Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D! (Jack Arnold) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1954. 79 min. 2:45 pm.
- Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum. Sixty artists. Admission by recommended amounts enforced with shaming looks. Closed Monday. Closes December 31.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Ongoing.
- Quay Brothers “On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes January 7.
- Performing Histories (1) at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes March 11.
- 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. Closes October 28.
Below listed North-South
- Jesper Just “This Nameless Spectacle” at James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 27.
- Richard Phillips at Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Guido van der Werve “Nummer veertien, home” at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Simon Starling “Triangulation Station A” at Casey Kaplan, 525 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Douglas Gordon “The End of Civilisation” at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 13.
- Susan Philipsz “The Distant Sound” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- “EGOMANIA—About Schlingensief” at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street. Open Wed-Sun 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Closes October 21.
- “Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore” at Grey Art Gallery, NYU Bobst Library, 100 Washington Square East. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes December 8.
- Tony Conrad “Doing the City: Urban Community Interventions” at 80WSE, NYU Steinhardt School, 80 Washington Square East. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Alix Pearlstein “The Drawing Lesson” at On Stellar Rays, 133 Orchard Street. Open Wed-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sun noon to 6:00 pm. Closes October 21.
- Bernadette Corporation “2000 Wasted Years” at Artists Space: Exhibitions, 38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor. Open Wed-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm. Closes December 16.
- Guido van der Werve “Works 2003 – 2009″ at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Fri 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sat-Sun noon to 6:00 pm. Closes December 16.
- Raising Baby X: The First Year – New Works by Marni Kotak at Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Bushwick. Open Thu-Mon 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends November 12.
- RadioActivity! Anti-Nuclear Movements from 3 Mile Island to Fukushima at Interference Archive, 131 8 Street, Gowanus. Open Sunday noon to 5:00 pm and Tuesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closes November 4.