What’s Showing Today? Saturday, March 31
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Featured Screening: Spectacle Space Jam at Spectacle
Spectacle re-opens after a brief construction hiatus with Spectacle Space Jam, an out-of-this-world 12-hour marathon running noon to midnight. A pass for all seven features is available for $25, or snazzy, custom-made tickets for individual films are $5 each. The schedule of start times, which will be strictly adhered to, is here.
Things kick off with the brooding, eschatological The Last Man on Earth, Ubaldo Regola‘s 1964 adaptation of Richard Matheson‘s seminal apocalyptic vampire novel I Am Legend, which was later adapted into The Omega Man and the recent Will Smith film. Starring Vincent Price, who regarded it among his best work, this is the most faithful adaptation yet, and its eerie vision of a world turned into lumbering bloodsuckers inspired George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. It’s followed at 1:30 pm by Brother from Another Planet, John Sayles‘s 1984 independent feature about an alien slave who crash lands in Harlem. One umissable pick in the show is Kamillions, which shows at 3:30 pm. This exceedingly rare 1990 feature by Simpsons director Mike B. Anderson is a SPFX-heavy sci-fi social comedy deeply stepped in Lovecraftian mythos. Director Neil Meschino will do an intro and Q&A with his 2010 Long Island-lensed gorefest Mold at 5:30 pm.
Future Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson‘s debut feature, Bad Taste plays at 7:30 pm. Vital, thrilling, and bloody as hell, this sci-fi/horror/action/comedy hybrid about a group of commandos raiding an alien hideout one of the most inventive low-budget features ever made. Playing at 9:30 pm, The Wizard of Speed and Time is another insanely inventive show of inventive movie magic, including long-form live-action stop-motion sequences. It’s a favorite of many of the Spectacle folk. And things close out at midnight with Class of Nuke ‘Em High, the 1986 cult classic about atomic weed that warps kids into sex crazed mutant psycho killers—as if they weren’t already.
Cat People vs. Cat People! The Sara Driver Selects series at Anthology Film Archives includes Jacques Tourneur‘s 1942 classic of deftly controlled tone and psychological terror. Produced by Val Lewton, this story of a cursed woman who turns into a man-killing cat every time she becomes aroused is renowned for bringing a level of class and literary sophistication to the B-horror movie. Meanwhile, the 1982 Paul Shrader-directed, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 1982 version is renowned for, eh, featuring a soundtrack by cocaine-synth maestro Giorgio Moroder.
- Sleepwalk. Details. 35mm. 1986. 78 min. 7:00 pm.
- Cat People (Jacques Tourneur). Details. 35mm. 1942. 73 min. 9:00 pm.
- Cat People (Paul Schrader). Details. 35mm. 1982. 118 min. 4:30 and 9:30 pm.
- The Cat and the Canary (Elliott Nugent). Details. 35mm. 1939. 72 min. 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
- The Thing and The Last Customer. Details. 1990. 82 min. 1:10 pm.
- Faust 3: Candida Albacore and Faust 4 (Stan Brakhage). Details. 1988-1989. 64 min. 3:00 pm.
- False Alarms, Crash Goes the Hash and Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb. Details. 1936-1944. 60 min. 12:30 pm.
- Nervous Magic Lantern Performance: Time Squared. Details. 2:00 pm.
- Short Works 1996-2011. Details. Jacobs in attendance. 4:30 pm.
- Razzle Dazzle and A Loft. Details. Jacobs in attendance. 2006/2010. 109 min. 7:30 pm.
- Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Regola). 1964. Noon.
- Brother from Another Planet (John Sayles). 1984. 1:30 pm.
- Kamillions (Mike B. Anderson). 1990. 3:30 pm.
- Mold (Neil Meschino). 2010. 5:30 pm.
- Bad Taste (Peter Jackson). 1987. 7:30 pm.
- The Wizard of Speed and Time (Mike Jittlov). 1988. 9:30 pm.
- Class of Nuke ‘Em High (Richard Haines & Samuel Weil). 1986. Midnight.
- Laida Lertxundi Program. Details. 16mm. 2007-2011. 36 min. Repeats hourly from Noon to 5:00 pm.
Paradise Alley (Sylvester Stallone) at 92YTribeca. Details. Presented by Robert Greene. 35mm. 1978. 107 min. 7:30 pm.
Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser (Charlotte Zwerin) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 35mm-to-video. 1988. 90 min. 5:00 pm.
Treatment for a Film in 15 Scenes (John Zorn) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Work by Zorn, Henry Hills, Gobolux, Lewis Klahr and Joey Izzo. 7:30 pm.
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (Kazuo Hara) at Asia Society. Details. 16mm. 1974. 98 min. 3:00 pm.
Saturday Night Fever (John Badham) at Chelsea Clearview. Details. 1977. 118 min. 10:00 pm.
OWS Archive Share Day at Eyebeam. Details. 3:00 to 6:00 pm. FREE.
Optipus Laboratory: expanded tentacles at The Kitchen. Details. Work and performances by Bradley Eros, Victoria Keddie, Lary Seven, Katherine Bauer, Tim Geraghty, Rachael Guma, Sarah Halpern, Jay Hudson, Rachelle Rahme and Pancho. 8:00 pm.
Fuzz’d Up Film Series Presents: WOMEN ON TOP! at Maysles Cinema. Details. After-screening party til midnight. 9:00 pm.
Red Dawn (John Milius) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. Noon.
Made in Brooklyn (Isabel Hill) at Two Moon Cafe. Details. Hill in attendance. Presented by Filmwax. 2011. 55 min. 7:30 pm. FREE.
Sleepers (Amie Siegel) at UnionDocs. Details. Followed by Q&A with Siegel and Michael Almereyda. 16mm. 1999. 45 min. 7:30 pm.
Aliens (James Cameron) at IFC Center. Details. 1986. 137 min. 11:40 pm.
Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter) at IFC Center. Details. 35mm. 1987. 102 min.
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky) at IFC Center. Details. 1973. 113 min. 12:05 am.
House (Nobuhiko Obayashi) at Landmark Sunshine. Details. 1977. 88 min.
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. 12:00 am.
Fascination (Jean Rollin) at Nitehawk Cinema. Details. Live score by Morricone Youth. 12:20 am.
The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1992. 83 min. 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:00 and 9:45 pm.
The Island President (Jon Shenk) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 101 min. 1:15, 3:15, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:00 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.
- Shumona Goel & Shai heredia “I am micro” at The Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side. Closed Thursdays. $18 general/$15 students and seniors/Children free. Free Saturdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Ends June 6.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ongoing.
- Mark Boulos “Projects 97” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. 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/Wednesday. Through August 6.
- 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
- David Lynch at Tilton Gallery, 8 East 76 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 14.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mia Berg “Woman: Camera” at Gallery 151, 132 West 18 Street. Open Tues to Sun. Ends March 30.
- 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.
- Oded Hirsch “Nothing New” at Thierry Goldberg, 103 Norfolk Street. Open Wed-Sun, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 15.
- Jenny Perlin “Funes” at Simon Preston Gallery, 301 Broome Street. Open Wed-Sun, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends April 15.
- “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.
- FG.Ft at Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 8.
- 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.
- Adam Curits “The Desperate Edge of Now” at e-flux, 311 East Broadway 10002. Open Tue-Fri 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends April 14.