What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, July 25
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Monthlong, daily, itinerant queer screening series Dirty Looks: On Location heads to Washington Square Park’s Judson Memorial Church—a site that’s played host to artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Claus Oldenburg, Yoko Ono and Yvonne Rainer—for an 8:00 pm showing of Derek Jarman‘s Blue.
Blue is Jarman’s final film, and it was made as AIDS had compromised his vision to the point that all he could see was a pale blue shade. A single, immutable blue color field is the entirety of Blue‘s visuals. Over the soundtrack, Jarman and friendly collaborators including Tilda Swinton and Nigel Terry narrate a sort of last testament that’s at variously personal, humorous and solemn, and touching upon the nexus of images, history and otherness. Regular Jarman collaborator Simon Fisher Turner, Coil’s John Balance and others provide the music.
Tomorrow DL:OC travels uptown to Maysles for a screening of Shirley Clarke‘s majorly beloved yet little-seen 1967 Portrait of Jason, whose subject is a black gay hustler.
Tonight Spectacle‘s ongoing Radical Feminist Film series features Womanhouse, a document of Miriam Schapiro and Judy Chicago‘s installation and performance space from the 1970s. The artists are probably best known for co-founding CalArts’s Feminist Art Program, and for this project they inhabited an abandoned 17-room Hollywood mansion slated for destruction to “search out and reveal the female experience…the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives.” Tonight’s program includes special guests and discussion.
Two classic Douglas Sirk jams at Film Forum today: All that Heaven Allows and Imitation of Life. In the former, widowed socialite Jane Wyman turns heads when she enters into a relationship with gardener Rock Hudson; and Imitation of Life focuses on two mother-daughter relationships—rising star Lana Turner and a young Sandra Dee on one hand, and on the other, Turner’s black maid and her light-skinned daughter, who tries to pass for white. This is about as TCM as it gets, but with 2-for-1 admission, its as fine an opportunity as any for the unfamiliar to scratch the obligatory Sirk itch and drop the term “Sirkian” semi-informedly at cocktail parties full of film nerds, God help you.
- American Heart (Martin Bell). Details. 35mm. 1992. 113 min. 7:30 pm.
- The Swan (Charles Vidor). Details. 35mm. 104 min. 6:50 and 9:15 pm.
Dirty Looks: On Location at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
- Blue (Derek Jarman). 35mm-to-video. 1993. 8:00 pm.
- All that Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk). Details. 35mm. 1955. 89 min. 3:00 and 7:05 pm.
- Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk). Details. 35mm. 1959. 124 min. 1:15, 5:20 and 9:45 pm.
- Anchors Aweigh (George Sidney). Details. 1945. 143 min. 3:15 pm.
- Gigot (Gene Kelly). Details. 1962. 104 min. 6:15 pm.
- A Guide for the Married Man (Gene Kelly). Details. 1967. 89 min. 8:30 pm.
- Bury the Hatchet (Aaron C. Walker). Live music at 7:30 pm and director intro. 2011. 90 min. 8:30 pm.
- Rent-a-Cat (Naoko Ogigami). Details. DigiBeta. 2011. 110 min. 7:00 pm.
- Ushijima the Loan Shark (Masatoshi Yamaguchi). Details. HDCam 2012. 130 min. 9:15 pm.
- M. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati). Details. 1953. 96 min. 1:30 pm.
- Thirteen (David D. Williams) with Your Children’s Meals (Alexander Strasser). Details. 1997/1948. 99 min. 4:30 pm.
- The Illustrated Mum (Cilla Ware). Details. 2003. 101 min. 8:00 pm.
- Womanhouse (Johanna Demetrakas). Details. Followed by discussion. 1974. 47 min. 8:00 pm.
Newfilmmakers at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 6:00 pm.
The Trial (Gerald Igor Hauzenberger) at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 35mm. 2011. 115 min. 6:00 pm.
My Brooklyn (Kelly Anderson & Allison Lirish Dean) at The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Details. Filmmakers in attendance. 2012. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
The Dead Have It Easy (Erik Richter Strand) at Scandinavia House. Details. 2011. 7:00 pm.
Her Master’s Voice (Nina Conti) at Socrates Sculpture Park. Details. 2012. 60 min. 7:00 pm. FREE.
Easy Money (Daniel Espinosa) at Film Forum. Details. 2010. 120 min. 1:00, 3:45, 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
Planet of Snail (Seung-Jun Yi) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 89 min. 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15 8:10 and 10:10 pm.
- “Spies 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.
- “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.
- Zackary Drucker “At Least You Know You Exist” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- Jack Smith “Normal Love” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- Solo projects by Edgardo Aragón and Ilja Karilampi at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Ends September 17.
- 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.
- “Ghosts in the Machine” at The New Museum. $14 general/$12 seniors/$10 students. Free Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Ends September 30.
- Oskar Fischinger “Space Light Art” at The Whitney Museum. $18 general, $12 students/seniors. Pay-as-you-wish Friday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Ends October 28.
Below listed North-South
- Christian Jankowski “Discourse News” at Friedrich Petzel, 537 West 22 Street. Open Tue-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 28.
- Rose Kallal “START BEGIN FEEL AGAIN” at Participant, Inc., 253 East Houston Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Noon to 7:00 pm. Ends July 22.
- Imbue at LMAKprojects, 128 Eldridge Street. Work by Sabrina Gschwandtner and others. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Luther Price at Callicoon Fine Arts, 124 Forsyth Street. Open Wednesday to Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Santiago Sierra “NO, Global Tour” at Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Screening at 10:15 am, 1:00 and 4:00 pm and Fridays at 7:00 pm. Ends July 27.
- Torsten Zens Burns & Darrin Martin “What If? In The Days When The Tiger Smoked” at Dumbo Arts Center, 11 Front Street, DUMBO. Open Wed-Sat noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 29.