What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, October 10
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Tonight Flaherty NYC: More Fun in the New World, the weekly election-themed series I have programmed for the Flaherty Seminar, continues at 92YTribeca with Young Lakota. Filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt will be in attendance for a discussion moderated by MoMA Film’s Sally Berger.
Young Lakota explores the divergent political awakenings of neighbors Sunny Clifford and Brandon Ferguson, a pair of young Oglala Sioux living on the Pine Ridge Reservation. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, Cecila Fire Thunder, the tribe’s first female president, announces plans to create a women’s clinic on the reservation’s sovereign territory. The move attracts widespread media attention, which Fire Thunder’s political opponents seize on to impeach her. In the subsequent political storm Sunny and Brandon are faced with difficult choices as they try to forge a better future for the tribe while securing their own well-being. Whereas Sunny and twin sister, Serena, campaign on behalf of Fire Thunder and women’s right to choose, Brandon, sympathetic to their cause, nevertheless accepts a paid job as the right-hand man of Fire Thunder’s opponent. The result is a uniquely sensitive portrait of bright young people at a galvanizing stage of their lives and whose cultural pride is informed by a continually uneasy relationship with mainstream American political culture.
The show begins tonight at 7:30 pm and, like all Flaherty shows, culminates in a conversation that encourages critical dialog between the audience and filmmakers. Afterwards, people are encouraged to hang out and continue the discussion over drinks and lovingly crafted tiny pizzas.
Today through October 21 the Goethe-Institut‘s Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street, holds an exhibition in tribute to the late Christoph Schlingensief, the German film, theater director and visual artist who posthumously won the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for his German Pavillion in 2011. For this evening’s opening, friend, distributor and fellow filmmaker Frieder Schlaich of Filmgalerie 451 will introduce Crackle of Time, which documents Schlingensief’s Opera Village in Burkina Faso. MoMA and MoMA P.S.1 will host a comprehensive retrospective of Schlingensief’s work in 2014.
And tonight Tony Conrad presents a screening at Anthology Film Archives of his cable access work completed in the 1990s in Buffalo, NY. This is in conjunction with the ongoing solo survey of his work at 80WSE.
- Young Lakota (Marion Lipschutz & Rose Rosenblatt). Details. Lipschutz & Rosenblatt in attendance for discussion with Sally Berger. 2012. 80 min. 7:30 pm.
- Vacas (Julio Medem). Details. 35mm. 1992. 96 min. 7:00 pm.
- Children of Russia (Jaime Camino). Details. 35mm. 2001. 93 min. 9:00 pm.
- The American Soldier (Rainer Werner Fassbinder). Details. 1970. 80 min. 6:30 pm.
- Northwest Passage (King Vidor). Details. 1940. 125 min. 1:30 pm.
- The Man with the Golden Gun (Guy Hamilton). Details. 1974. 125 min. 4:30 pm.
- The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert). Details. 1977. 126 min. 8:00 pm.
Tony Conrad: Broadcast & Cable-Access Work at Anthology Film Archives. Details. 7:30 pm.
The Ancient Law (E.A. Dupont) at BAMCinématek. Details. Live score by Thomas Köner. 35mm. 1923. 128 min. 7:00 pm.
Crackle of Time—Christoph Schlingensief and His Opera Village in Burkina Faso (Sibylle Dahrendorf) at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street. Details. Filmmaker/producer Frieder Schlaich of Filmgalerie 451 in attendance for discussion. 2012. 106 min. 7:00 pm. FREE.
Kinetic Cinema: The Take Away Dance at Spectacle. Details. 2012. 100 min. 8:00 pm.
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold) at Film Forum. Details. 2011. 128 min. 1:15, 3:45, 7:00, and 9:30 pm.
Bel Borba Aqui (Burt Sun & André Costantini) at Film Forum. Details. 2012. 95 min. 1:15, 3:15, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 pm.
Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff) at Film Forum. Details. Kotcheff introduces 7:30 show. 35mm. 1971. 116 min. 1:00, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 pm.
- Regarding Warhol at the Metropolitan Museum. Sixty artists. Admission by recommended amounts enforced with shaming looks. Closed Monday. Closes December 31.
- Media Lounge and Contemporary Galleries: 1980-Now at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Ongoing.
- Quay Brothers “On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes January 7.
- Performing Histories (1) at MoMA, Midtown. $25 general/$14 students/$18 seniors. Free Fridays 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Closes March 11.
- 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.
- 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. Closes October 28.
Below listed North-South
- Jesper Just “This Nameless Spectacle” at James Cohan Gallery, 533 West 26 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 27.
- Richard Phillips at Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Guido van der Werve “Nummer veertien, home” at Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Simon Starling “Triangulation Station A” at Casey Kaplan, 525 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- Douglas Gordon “The End of Civilisation” at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 13.
- Susan Philipsz “The Distant Sound” at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, 521 West 21 Street. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes October 20.
- “EGOMANIA—About Schlingensief” at the Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, 5 East Third Street. Open Wed-Sun 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Closes October 21.
- “Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore” at Grey Art Gallery, NYU Bobst Library, 100 Washington Square East. Open Tues-Sat 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes December 8.
- Tony Conrad “Doing the City: Urban Community Interventions” at 80WSE, NYU Steinhardt School, 80 Washington Square East. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Alix Pearlstein “The Drawing Lesson” at On Stellar Rays, 133 Orchard Street. Open Wed-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sun noon to 6:00 pm. Closes October 21.
- Bernadette Corporation “2000 Wasted Years” at Artists Space: Exhibitions, 38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor. Open Wed-Sun Noon to 6:00 pm. Closes December 16.
- Guido van der Werve “Works 2003 – 2009″ at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Fri 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sat-Sun noon to 6:00 pm. Closes December 16.
- RadioActivity! Anti-Nuclear Movements from 3 Mile Island to Fukushima at Interference Archive, 131 8 Street, Gowanus. Open Sunday noon to 5:00 pm and Tuesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closes November 4.