What’s Showing Today? Monday, October 8
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Tonight Anthology Film Archives‘s series of films exploring the Spanish Civil War in the Basque Country, held in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Durango and Guernica, continues with Julio Medem‘s feature debut Vacas.
Best known for 2001′s Sex and Lucía and the Goya-winning Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Medem is one of Spain’s most distinctive and idiosyncratic feature filmmakers. Characteristic of his subsequent work, Vacas has a cyclical, multi-tiered structure, in this case telling the story of a three-generation family drama set in Basque Country from the Third Carlist War through the Spanish Civil War during which the Basques allied themselves initially with right-wing and then left-wing parties. The expressionistic, eerie and offbeat film stems from an incident during the Carlist War in which a cowardly fighter survives a battle by covering himself in blood; the witness to his escape is a solitary cow, leading to a lifelong obsessions with the animals while the man’s family remains stigmatized over his cowardice.
Vacas runs tonight at 7:30 and Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The remaining films in the series are Fernando Arrabal‘s Tree of Guernica, tomorrow at 7:30, and Jaime Camino‘s Children of Russia Wednesday at 9:00 pm.
Artist Hito Steyerl prefaces Esfir Shub‘s The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty with a lecture entitled “The Woman at the Editing Desk” at Light Industry. Drawn from material scattered among various archives, Shub’s 1927 work is a compilation film making brilliant use of pre-existing material to construct a narrative of events leading to the 1917 Revolution.
- Vacas (Julio Medem). Details. 35mm. 1992. 96 min. 7:30 pm.
- Ramrod (André de Toth). Details. 35mm. 1947. 95 min. 6:50 and 9:30 pm.
- The Freshman (Fred C. Newmayer & Sam Taylor) with Young Mr. Jazz. Details. 35mm. 1925. 87 min. 7:30 pm.
- Monday’s Schedule.
- Main Slate: Something in the Air, Caesar Must Die, Lines of Wellington, Hyde Park on Hudson, Like Someone in Love and Ginger and Rosa
- Masterworks: Jean Vigo, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman and The Scorsese Machine
- Views from the Avant-Garde: Fragments of Kubelka and Kubelka’s Monument Film
- Diamonds Are Forever (Guy Hamilton). Details. 1967. 116 min. 2:30 pm.
- Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton). Details. 1969. 135 min. 5:30 pm.
Newfilmmakers presents Sci-Fi and Horror Films at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
The Fall of the Romanov Dyansty (Esfir Shub) at Light Industry. Details. Introduced by Hito Steyerl. 16mm. 1927. 101 min. 7:00 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.
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1971. 116 min. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, and 9:15 pm.
Avé (Isaki Lacuesta) at MoMA. Details. 2011. 87 min. 1:30 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.
- “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.
- Joel Schlemowitz “Light Objects” at Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Bushwick. Open Thu-Mon 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends October 7.
- 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.
- 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.