What’s Showing Today? Sunday, December 4
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I raged hard with librarians at the Biblioball last night, so the writeup will be brief today.
Tonight is the second evening of The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival’s selections from Eyeworks Spectacle Theater. The Chicago-based festival focuses on abstract, experimental and unconventional animation. As their website explains, “The Eyeworks programs showcase a range of animation techniques, including paper cutouts, stop-motion, 3D computer animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. The content of the films is even more varied, and includes cosmic abstraction, psychedelic characters, geometric patterning, and surrealistic narratives.”
There are some FREE events at The Film Society of Lincoln Center today in conjunction with its 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival, including a roundtable discussion about the country’s post-Ceauşescu film renaissance and a pair of screenings of Kapitalism: Our Improved Formula. Also today, Stuff and Dough, which placed Death of Mr. Lazarescu filmmaker Cristi Puiu on the map.
And at UnionDocs, a number of collaboratively made docs by the likes of Meerkat Media, The Round Robin Artists Collective and others are on view.
- Robert Breer Program 1. Details. 16-to-35mm and 16mm. 1952-1969. 70 min. 5 pm.
- Robert Breer Program 2. Details. 16-to-35mm. 1970-1986. 60 min. 7 pm.
- Robert Breer Program 3. Details. 16mm. 1960-2000. 95 min. 8:45 pm.
- Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz). Details. Digital projection. 2010. 272 min. 2 and 7:30 pm.
- Outbound (Bogdan George Apetri). Details. Filmmaker in attendance. 2010. 87 min. 1 pm.
- Kapitalism: Our Improved Formula (Alexandru Solomon). 2010. 77 min. Details. 1 and 3 pm. FREE
- Stuff and Dough (Cristi Puiu). Details. 2001. 90 min. 3:30 pm.
- New Romanian Cinema: The Tipping Point. Details. Roundtable discussion. 5:30 pm. FREE
- The Rage (Radu Muntean). Details. Filmmaker in attendance. 2003. 82 min. 5:30 pm.
- Adalbert’s Dream (Gabriel Achim). Details. 2011. 101 min. 7:30 pm.
- The Kid Who Lies (Marité Ugás). Details. Introduced by Ugás. 2011. 99 min. 2 pm.
- The Strange Case of Angelica (Manoel de Oliveira). Details. 2010. 97 min. 5 pm.
- Labyrinth (Jim Henson). Details. 1986. 101 min. 1 pm.
- The Evolution of Puppetry: A Presentation by Brian Henson. Details. $25 general. 7 pm.
- Selections from the 2011 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. 7:30 pm.
- The Idea (Berthold Bartosch) with The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger). 1932/1926. 9:30 pm.
Rapt (Dimitri Kirsanoff) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 35mm. 1934. 84 min. 3 pm.
Total Balalaika Show (Aki Kaurismäki) at IFC Center. Details. Digital projection. 1994. 54 min. 11 am.
’70: Remembering a Revolution (Alex de Verteuil & Elizabeth Topp) at Maysles Cinema. Details. 2010. 85 min. 7:30 pm.
Hugo (Martin Scorsese) at MoMA. Details. 2011. 4 pm.
Collaboratively Made NYC Short Docs at UnionDocs. Details. Featuring Meerkat Media, Round Robin Artist Collective, Internets Celebrities, Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and Rumur. 7:30 pm.
Under Control (Volker Sattel) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 35mm. 2011. 89 min. 5:15, 7:15 and 9:15 pm.
Khodorkovsky (Cyril Tuschi) at Film Forum. Details. 2010. 111 min. 1, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10 pm.
Possession (Andrzej Żuławski) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1981. 123 min. 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 pm.
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 82 min. 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8 and 10 pm.
- Harun Farocki “Images of War (at a Distance)” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January 2.
- Haris Epaminonda “Projects 96” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February 20.
- George Kuchar “Pagan Rhapsodies” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January 2.
- Frances Stark “My Best Thing” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January.
- Rania Stephan at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through January.
- Clifford Owens “Anthology” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March 12.
- The User: The New Auteur at The Museum of Arts and Design, Columbus Circle. $15 general/$12 students and seniors. Open 7 days a week. Through March 4.
- 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.
- Roy Lichtenstein “Three Landscapes: A Film Installation” at The Whitney Museum, Upper East Side. $18 general/$12 students, seniors, ages 19-25/free for under 18. Pay-as-you-wash Friday 6-9 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Through February 12.
- Aleksandra Mir “The Seduction of Galileo Galilei” at The Whitney Museum, Upper East Side. $18 general/$12 students, seniors, ages 19-25, free for under 18. Pay-as-you-wash Fridays 6-9 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Through February 19.
Below listed North-South
- Claire Fontaine “Working Together” at Metro Pictures. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 10.
- Mary Reid Kelley “The Syphilis of Sisyphus” at Fredericks & Freiser. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends January 7.
- Connor Linskey, Clare Gasson and Nick Hornby “Aggregate” at Churner and Churner. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 17.
- Simon Denny”Corporate Video Decisions” at Friedrich Petzel. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 22.
- Bruce Conner, Yayoi Kusama and Christian Marclay “Accumulations” at Paula Cooper. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends December 23.