What’s Showing Today? Wednesday, September 12
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Unfortunately, today’s intended feature screening has already sold out! Nuts! But the picture of a mustachioed William Shatner in Clark Kent glasses (not pictured: the word “COACH” on his sweatshirt) will remain for posterity.
The Breaking Ground series at Anthology Film Archives has its penultimate show today, including work by Peter Tscherkassky, Dietmar Brehm, VALIE EXPORT and Kurt Kren. Also at AFA: Michael Ritchie‘s directorial debut and first pairing with future Candidate star Robert Redford, Downhill Racer, and John Fante-scripted Nelson Algren adaptation A Walk on the Wild Side. The latter’s novel is the source of the powerful maxim, “Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.”
Tonight is the final evening to catch Sergei Paradzhanov‘s masterpiece Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, regarded as one of the finest Soviet films ever made. Tomorrow the Film Society of Lincoln Center succeeds its Ukrainian Poetic Cinema with the logical follow-up, a retrospective of conservative Hollywood film icon Christopher Nolan.
Songwriter Adam Green‘s The Wrong Ferrari is a feature film shot entirely on his iPhone—and, if not the first feature to be produced thusly, is no doubt the only one starring Macaulay Culkin along with appearances by Arrested Development‘s Alia Shakwat and Devendra Banhart. Green will be in attendance at Spectacle‘s screening tonight for a Q&A with select cast and crew members.
- Go Ask Alice (John Korty). Details. Amy Sedaris, Jill Sobule and Tom Blunt in discussion. 16mm. 1973. 74 min. 7:30 pm.
- Downhill Racer (Michael Ritchie, written by James Salter). Details. 35mm. 1969. 101 min. 6:45 pm.
- Walk on the Wild Side (Edward Dmytryk, written by John Fante). Details. 35mm. 1962. 114 min. 9:00 pm.
- Program 9: From A to Z and Back. Details. Work by Peter Tscherkassky, Dariusz Kowalski, Karoe Goldt, Dietmar Brehm, Lisl Ponger, VALIE EXPORT, Kurt Kren, Michaela Schwentner and Johann Lurf. 35mm/16mm/video. 1967-2007. 75 min. 7:30 pm.
- L’Assassin Habite Au 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot). Details. 35mm. 1942. 84 min. 1:00, 4:40 and 8:20 pm.
- Quai des Orfèvres (Henri-Georges Clouzot). Details. 35mm. 1947. 106 min. 2:40, 6:20 and 10:00 pm.
- Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov). Details. 1965. 97 min. 6:15 pm.
- The Stone Cross (Leonid Osyka). Details. 1968. 76 min. 8:30 pm.
- Vera Cruz (Robert Aldrich). Details. 1954. 94 min. 1:30 pm.
Oscar Winning Irish Short Films at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Details. Work by Terry George, Juanita Wilson, Martin McDonagh and Nicky Phelan. HDCam. 2012. 90 min. 7:00 pm.
The Wrong Ferrari (Adam Green) at Spectacle. Details. Adam Green in attendance. Digital. 72 min. 8:00 pm.
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock) at Film Forum. Details. DCP. 1958. 128 min. 1:15, 3:50, 7:00 and 9:30 pm.
For Ellen (So Yong Kim) at Film Forum. Details. 2012. 93 min. 1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 6:30, 8:20 and 10:10 pm.
Francine (Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky) at MoMA. Details. 2012. 74 min. 8:00 pm.
- 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.
- Zackary Drucker “At Least You Know You Exist” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Closes September 17.
- Jack Smith “Normal Love” at MoMA P.S.1, Queens. $10 general/$5 students/$5 seniors. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Closes 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. Closes 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. Closes 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. 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.
- Julika Rudelius “Rituals of Capitalism” at Leo Koenig Gallery, 545 West 23 Street. Open Mon-Fri 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closes September 8.
- 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.
- “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.
- Emma Corrall, Mollie McKinley & Eliza Swann “DO IT AWAKE! (on Mysterious Mountain)” at Heliopolis, 154 Huron Street, Greenpoint. Open Sat 2:00 to 6:00 pm and Sun 1:00 to 6:00 pm.
- 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.