What’s Showing Today? Tuesday, February 21
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Featured Screening: The Incredible Shrinking Man at BAMcinématek
Today BAMcinématek observes new additions to the National Film Registry with a pair of screenings including a shorts program and science fiction gem The Incredible Shrinking Man. On hand to introduce both screenings is Daniel Eagan, author of America’s Film Legacy 2009-2010: A Viewer’s Guide to the 50 Landmark Movies added to the National Film Registry in 2009-10.
Added to the Registry in 2009, The Incredible Shrinking Man represents one of the early screen credits of SF/horror writer Richard Matheson, who shortly went on to become one of The Twilight Zone‘s strongest writers. This tale of a man whose contact with radiation continuously dwarfs him, sending him on a dark, picaresque journey, has been acclaimed by J. Hoberman as “a masterpiece of vulgar existentialism.” This places it squarely in line with other work by director Jack Arnold, one of the most reliable B-movie auteurs best known for Creature from the Black Lagoon and It Came from Outer Space and also of the unsettling, existential western No Name on the Bullet. This is one of his best and well worth the chance to view on the big screen, on which it’s protagonist is ultimately reduced to almost man-size.
The Incredible Shrinking Man plays at 6:50 and is followed by a shorts program featuring work by Helen Hill, Peter Hutton, Jane Geiser and more at 9:15.
agnès b. presents two Godard films at French Institute Alliance Française: Pierrot le Fou and My Life to Live.
Tonight D.A. Pennebaker appears alongside his 1965 Elizabeth and Mary, a portrait of handicapped twins, at Light Industry. The 7:00 pm screening is part of MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2012.
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- Hula, For the Good Times, Fish Story & Today, I Must Sincerely Congratulate You. Details. 7:30 pm.
- The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold). Details. 35mm. 1957. 81 min. 6:50 pm.
- National Film Registry Shorts Program. Details. 90 min. 9:15 pm.
- Safe in Hell. Details. 35mm. 1931. 1:00 and 4:50 pm.
- Stingaree. Details. 35mm. 1934. 3:15 and 7:00 pm.
- Central Airport. Details. 35mm. 1928. 8:35 pm.
- Mortem (Eric Atlan). Details. Digital. 2010. 94 min. 1:15 pm.
- On the Ice (Andrew Okpeaha Maclean). Details. DCP. 2011. 96 min. 6:00 and 8:05 pm.
- Le Sauvage (Jean-Paul Rappeneau). Details. Digital. 1975. 107 min. 9:00 pm.
- The Last Metro (François Truffaut). Details. 35mm. 1980. 131 min. 6:00 pm.
- My Life to Live (Jean-Luc Godard). Details. 1962. 85 min. 12:30 and 4:00 pm.
- Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard). Details. 1965. 110 min. 7:30 pm.
- The Margin (Walerian Borowczyk). Details. 1976. 88 min. 7:30 pm.
- N. Took the Dice (Alain Robbe-Grillet). Details. 1971. 76 min. 9:30 pm.
Tootie’s Last Suit (Lisa Katzman) at IFC Center. Details. Katzman Q&A. 2007. 97 min. 8:00 pm.
Elizabeth and Mary (D.A. Pennebaker) at Light Industry. Details. Q&A with Pennebaker. 16mm. 1965. 60 min. 7:00 pm.
The Forgotten Space (Allan Sekula & Noël Burch) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. Video. 2010. 112 min. 6:45 and 9:15 pm.
Michael (Markus Schleinzer) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 96 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 123 min. 1:15, 4:00, 6:45 and 9:10 pm.
- Jem Cohen “NYC Weights and Measures” at The Jewish Museum New York, Upper East Side. $12 general/$10 seniors/$7.50 students/Free Saturdays. Through March 25.
- Haris Epaminonda “Projects 96” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February 20.
- Sanja Iveković “Sweet Violence” at MoMA, Midtown. $20 general/$12 students/$16 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through March 26.
- Frances Stark “My Best Thing” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February.
- Rania Stephan at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Through February.
- 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.
- 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
- Catherine Yass “Lighthouse” at Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26 Street. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends March 17.
- Yinka Shonibare MBE “Addio del Passato” at James Cohan, 533 West 26 Street. Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 24.
- Jeff Keen Works from the 1960s + 1970s at Elizabeth Dee, 545 West 20 Street. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends February 18.
- Jeffrey Gibson “one becomes the other” at Participant Inc.. Open Wed-Sun Noon – 7:00 pm. Ends March 25.
- Pia Myrvold “Pia MYrvoLD: FLOW” at .NO. Closed Monday. Ends March 3.
- PS3* Pedro Sanchez3 “On the Outer Edge” at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Closed Mondays. Ends March 17.
- island6 “Sin City—Impressions of Shanghai” at Tallybeck Contemporary. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends March 11.
- “The Herd Remorse” at Lesley Heller Workspace. Work by Maria Zervos, Alix Pearlstein, Perry Bard, Lenore Malen, Henry Hills & Julie Harrison. Curated by Lenore Malen. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends March 4.
- “one and the other are another” at Ludlow 38. Work by Pierre Bismuth, Antonia Hirsch, Jonathan Monk, Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Ignacio Uriarte. Curated by Clara Meister. Open Thurs-Sun 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends March 18.
- Breyer P-Orridge “I’m Mortality” at Invisible-Exports, 14A Orchard Street. Open Wed-Sun 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends March 25.
- 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.
- Mounira Al Solh “Dinosaurs” at Art in General. Closed Sunday/Monday. Ends March 17.
- Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, Bushwick, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends May 20.
- “We Are Cinema: 50 Years of the Film-Makers’ Co-op” at Microscope Gallery. Open Thurs-Mon 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Ends March 5.
- “Video Infusion: Music Videos in the New Millennium” at Secret Project Robot. Open Fri 6:00 pm to Mid/Sat. & Sun. 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Ends March 3.