What’s Showing Today? Tuesday, April 24
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Featured Screening: Psychohydrography at Maysles Cinema
This evening is the penultimate screening of Maysles Cinema‘s Street Views series co-curated by Paul Dallas & Anthony Titus. Peter Bo Rappmund‘s Psychohydrography shows at 7:30 pm followed by a discussion with artist Sarah Oppenheimer and architects Wes Rosen and Uri Wegman.
Psychohydrography is a cinematic travelogue along the 51-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River from its origins at the Sierra Nevada to its estuary at Long Beach Harbor. The hour long movie is composed of a string of static frames abstracting the variously natural and man-shaped landscapes into a kind of meditative visual poetry accompanied by a running, abruptly-shifting soundtrack of modified found sounds. (View an exemplary clip here.) As Nick Pinkerton describes in the Village Voice, “Rappmund reveals wavering alternate universes within reflections, lapidary glitter and spectrogram patterns on viscous water, arid landscapes striated by California haze, and the lurid colors of industry by night. In one indelible, contemplative frame, rutted mud is shot to resemble a mountain range above a sea-like puddle, which gradually shades with the pink of dawn, as a bothersome fly’s buzz and a turbine rev fill the soundtrack.” And Michael Joshua Rowin in Artforum: “When Psychohydrography ends … we realize we’ve experienced the journey of an artist who wishes to show the inherent conflicts of our man-made universe while remaking it himself.”
Street Views concludes tomorrow evening with Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s Abendland, described as “a panorama of the nocturnal life of contemporary Europe … where everyone’s lives are mediated by technology.”
Today is the final day of Pablo Larraín‘s Post Mortem run at Film Forum. The Tony Manero director’s strange, morbid comedy unfolds around a coroner whose life is shaken by the events of the 1973 Chilean coup. Take a peek here. The new 35mm restoration of Busby Berkeley‘s The Gang’s All Here, also on view at FF, ends Thursday.
Also on limited run right now is Jean Gentil, a faintly-fictionalized chronicle of a Haitian immigrant searching for work in the Dominican Republic. Here’s a trailer.
Michael Moore is in attendance for a screening of his for-better-or-worse classic Roger & Me at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Also tonight is the first in a series of events and discussions about videogames entrenched in language like transmedia, convergence, immersive entertainment and so on. What these words further obscure is most of these events are only in the most self-delusional capacity about the future of storytelling, but rather much more accurately about exalting and propagating insidious new ways of reaching, tracking and marketing to consumers (often aided by grating portmanteaus). Case in point: tonight, a discussion of Totally “Amp’d” (emphasis mine), a “hybrid between a web series and an app” comprising “10-appisodes” aimed at the “underserved tween mobile entertainment market.” I don’t know, this is like the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosting an animation panel discussion with Joe Camel. Right? I doubt Totally Amp’d causes cancer (exposure to mobile phones, particularly at a developing age, is another question), but it definitely seems like something that will make kids fucking lame. Is this progress?
Tribeca Film Festival
- Jar City (Baltasar Kormákur). Details. 2006. 93 min. 2:00 pm.
- White Whales (Friðrik Thór Friðriksson). Details. DCP. 1987. 73 min. 8:45 pm.
- Psychohydrography (Peter Bo Rappmund). Q&A follows. 2010. 62 min. 7:30 pm.
NYWIFT: Price Check (Michael Walker) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Producer Dorothy Hall in attendance. 2012. 7:00 pm.
Moonlighter Presents at The Clocktower Gallery. Details. Speakers include film professor Jonah Corne. 6:00 pm.
StoryForum at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. 7:00 pm. FREE.
Roger & Me (Michael Moore) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. 35mm. 1989. 91 min. 8:00 pm.
Breasts (Thom Powers) at IFC Center. Details. 1997. 60 min. 8:00 pm.
Star Spangled to Death Part 2/4 (Ken Jacobs) at Spectacle. Details. 1957-2004. 8:00 pm.
Jean Gentil (Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 2010. 84 min. 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson) at BAMCinématek. Details. 35mm. 1977. 95 min. 4:30 and 9:15 pm.
Post Mortem (Pablo Larraín) at Film Forum. Details. 2010. 98 min. 1:00, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10:00 pm.
The Gang’s All Here (Busby Berkeley) at Film Forum. Details. 35mm. 1943. 103 min. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 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.
- “Being Singular Plural” at The Guggenheim Museum, Upper East Side. View screening schedule. Closed Thursdays. $18 general/$15 students and seniors/Children free. Free Saturdays 5:45 to 7:45 pm. Ends June 6.
- “Spiels in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Closed Mondays. Suggested donation admission. Ends August 26.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. Ongoing.
- Mark Boulos “Projects 97” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. 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. Through August 6.
- “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook” at MoMA, Midtown. Work by Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander and David Thorne. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday. Through April 29.
- 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
- 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.
- Nina Yuen “The School” at Lombard-Freid Projects, 518 West 19 Street. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 26.
- Lorraine O’Grady “New Worlds” at Alexander Gray Associates, 508 West 26 Street. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 19.
- Alex Prager “Compulsion” at Yancey Richardson Gallery, 535 West 22 Street, 3rd Floor. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 19.
- 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.
- “Constructed Site” at .No Gallery, 251 East Houston Street. Closed Mondays. Tue-Fri open Noon to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun open 1:00 pm. Ends April 29.
- Owen Land at Essex Street, 114 Eldridge Street. Appointments only. Ends May 13.
- 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.
- “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.
- 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.
- Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 20.
- Stephen Dirkes “Obscure Object Films – Photoplays” at Rabbithole, 33 Washington Street, DUMBO. Open Mon-Fri Noon to 5:00 pm. Ends April 30.
- Hollis Frampton, Fiona Banner, Melinda McDaniel and Klub Zwei ”So to Speak” at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights. Open Tues.-Sat. Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends April 28.