Sunday, December 4

Eyeworks at Spectacle Theater

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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.”

One of the titans of experimental animation, Robert Breer, passed away this year. Anthology Film Archives offers a daylong retrospective of his work.

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.

Tomorrow: BACK IN ACTION.

Today

Robert Breer and Owen Land at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details 

  • Robert Breer Program 1Details. 16-to-35mm and 16mm. 1952-1969. 70 min. 5 pm.
  • Robert Breer Program 2Details. 16-to-35mm. 1970-1986. 60 min. 7 pm.
  • Robert Breer Program 3Details. 16mm. 1960-2000. 95 min. 8:45 pm.

Sound and Fury: Recent Portuguese Cinema at BAMcinématek
Series Details

  • Mysteries of Lisbon (Raúl Ruiz). Details. Digital projection. 2010. 272 min. 2 and 7:30 pm.

The 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival at The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • 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.

Iberoamérican Images at MoMA
Series Details

  • 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.

Henson Screenings and Programs at Museum of the Moving Image
Series Details

  • Labyrinth (Jim Henson). Details. 1986. 101 min. 1 pm.
  • The Evolution of Puppetry: A Presentation by Brian Henson. Details. $25 general. 7 pm.

Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival 2011 at Spectacle Theater
Series Details

  • 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 CenterDetails. Digital projection. 1994. 54 min. 11 am.
’70: Remembering a Revolution (Alex de Verteuil & Elizabeth Topp) at Maysles CinemaDetails. 2010. 85 min. 7:30 pm.
Hugo (Martin Scorsese) at MoMADetails. 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.

Ongoing

Under Control (Volker Sattel) at Anthology Film ArchivesDetails. 35mm. 2011. 89 min. 5:15, 7:15 and 9:15 pm.
Khodorkovsky
 (Cyril Tuschi) at Film ForumDetails. 2010. 111 min. 1, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10 pm.
Possession (Andrzej Żuławski) at Film ForumDetails. 35mm. 1981. 123 min. 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 pm.
Tomboy (Céline Sciamma) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 82 min. 1, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8 and 10 pm.

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