What’s Showing Today? Tuesday, April 3
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Featured Screening: The Mother and the Whore at French Institute Alliance Française
Actress Bernadette Lafont is the subject of a monthlong retrospective kicking off at French Institute Alliance Française today, and 7:30 pm tonight it offers a rare screening of Jean Eustache‘s debut The Mother and the Whore.
The Mother and the Whore is regarded as one of the greatest French films ever made—a 1973, bleak portrait of a young love triangle noted as both an elegy for the French New Wave and a post-mortem on 1968’s revolutionary fervor. It’s the film on which Eustache’s reputation is largely staked: the first of only two narrative features rounded out by a dozen short films, from all of which only The Mother and the Whore and the short La Père Noël a les yeux bleus have ever received North American distribution. Details of Eustache’s early life are faint-to-nonexistent, though he has proclaimed all his films to be autobiographical. Eustache joined the Cahiers du cinema entourage in the late 1950’s and made the majority of his short films between 1963 and the release of The Mother and the Whore and its follow-up Mes petites amoureuses. Many details of The Mother‘s lead character are taken directly from Eustache’s own life, including recreations of actual conversations. The cast principle, which includes Lafont and The 400 Blows‘s Jean-Pierre Leaud is rounded out by Francoise Lebrun, who had never before acted and reflects her real-life role as Eustache’s former lover; the script was written specifically with her and Leaud in mind.
- Girlfriends (Claudia Weill). Details. Weill in attendance for Q&A at 6:50 pm. 16mm. 1978. 86 min. 6:50 and 9:15 pm.
- The Good Time Girls (Claude Chabrol). Details. 1960. 100 min. 12:30 and 4:00 pm.
- The Mother and the Whole (Jean Eustache). Details. 1973. 217 min. 7:30 pm.
- The Mass Is Ended. Details. 35mm. 1985. 94 min. 7:00 pm.
- Palombella Rossa. Details. 35mm. 1989. 89 min. 9:15 pm.
- Disorder (Huang Weikai) with Incident by a Bank (Ruben Ostlund). Q&A follows. 2009. 7:30 pm.
- The Host (Joon-ho Bong). Details. 2006. 119 min. 4:30 pm.
- Fuego (Armando Bo). Details. 1969. 90 min. 8:00 pm.
Newfilmmakers Presents Indian Film Night at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (RobertH. Lieberman) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. 2011. 90 min. 6:30 pm.
Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. Stillman in attendance. 2011. 99 min. 8:30 pm.
Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo) at The Metropolitan Museum. Details. 1968. 99 min. 2:00 pm. FREE with donation-based museum admission.
Crappy Cinema Council 22nd Anniversary Spectacular at Public Assembly. Details. Featuring Found Footage Festival, TV Carnage, Matt Wayne, Sara Schaefer, Jeff Wesselschmidt and Steve O’Brien. 9:00 pm. FREE.
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.
- 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.