Slap the Monster on Page One
MoMA
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MoMA
Midtown

Additional Screenings:
Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30 PM


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Slap the Monster on Page One
1972. Italy/France. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Sergio Donati. With Gian Maria Volonté, Fabio Garriba, Laura Betti. Blending footage of real demonstrations with newly shot sequences, the film opens with a bang as a right wing newspaper’s headquarters are attacked by anarchists. Presaging today’s international newspaper scandals, this scathing satire of the power alliances and manipulations of the news-gathering ilk is fast-paced and often funny. The film’s narrative demonstrates how political strategy determines every inch of coverage—and once again that sex sells news. Clearly enamored by the newspaper milieu, the film’s news-czar, played by the formidable Volonté, proudly prances around his kingdom and thinks nothing of ruining or building fake reputations around any dead or living creature that comes into his orbit—all while he himself is manipulated by the money men behind the scenes. I Italian; English subtitles. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition Marco Bellocchio: A Retrospective






Reliquary
a film performance by Joel Schlemowitz
Microscope Gallery
Performance on
Microscope Gallery
Bushwick / Ridgewood


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image courtesy of Joel Schlemowitz



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Microscope is very pleased to present a new live expanded cinema and sound performance “Reliquary” by Joel Schlemowitz, whose current exhibit PARALLAX REVERIES is on view at the gallery. In “Reliquary” Schlemowitz projects and layers imagery from 16mm footage, 35 mm slides and colored gels, incorporating sounds from vintage 78 Victrola records – selected during the course of the performance – and the fragrance of burning incense into a unique, live poetic and immersive sensory experience.

Schlemowitz describes “Reliquary” as a “peon to beauty” centering around repurposed 16mm footage from an earlier film portrait of Aesthesia, a group of artists living in Burlington Vermont and inspired by the Victorian lifestyle and pleasures.

Duration: approx. 45 minutes






An Evening with Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro
MoMA
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Arraianos. 2012. Spain. Directed by Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro. Courtesy the director



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Born in 1975 in Meira, Spain, Enciso Cachafeiro is part of a new generation of trailblazing Spanish filmmakers. Cachafeiro joins us to present Arraianos (2012), his second feature-length film. Reality, myth, and dream merge in the film, which is set in a small village on the Galicia (Spain)-Portugal border and captures the daily life of the Arraianos—actors playing their own lives. Inspired by the existential play O Bosque (The Forest) by the Galician Jenaro Marinhas del Valle, the film’s arresting images are also shaped by the filmmaker’s childhood on the family farm. Arraianos, a film about time, memory, and the musicality of spoken language, captures both the moods stirred by the atmosphere of place and the feelings and experiences of the filmmaker’s grandparent’s generation in the face of the global explosion in technology, migration, and more. Print courtesy CineBinario Films.

In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays






Bends
Introduced by Flora Lau. Post-screening discussion with Lau
MoMA
Screening on
MoMA
Midtown

Additional Screenings:
Tuesday April 22, 2014 7:00 PM
Wednesday April 23, 2014 4:00 PM
Thursday April 24, 2014 4:00 PM
Friday April 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00 PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 5:00 PM


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Bends. 2013. Hong Kong. Directed by Flora Lau. Courtesy Distribution Workshop (HK) Limited



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Bends
2013. Hong Kong. Written and directed by Flora Lau. With Carina Lau, Chen Kun, Tian Yuan. Flora Lau’s classical drama, which debuted in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, is a two-character piece in which each personifies the differences between Hong Kong and mainland China, and their somewhat uneasy co-existence. A wealthy Hong Kong housewife, Anna, lives a spoiled, bored life. When her husband suddenly leaves, taking the money and prestige with him, she refuses to accept her changed circumstances. Her chauffeur, Fai, who lives in an ugly barrack across the border in Shenzhen, is trying to get his wife—whose second pregnancy is a violation of the Chinese one-child policy—over the border so she can give birth in Hong Kong. With beautiful camera work by the incomparable Christopher Doyle, the film’s elegant look and languorous rhythms create an affecting reflection of the characters’ emotional isolation. As they become increasingly desperate, the sharp distinctions between their two worlds become ever clearer. In Cantonese, Mandarin; English subtitles. 97 min.

In the Film exhibition ContemporAsian






Rhythm Thief
+ Q&A with Matthew Harrison
BAM
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BAM
Rest Of Brooklyn


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Photo: Matthew Harrison



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Part of BAMcinématek

BAMcinématek welcomes back critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold for their peripatetic series of unsung cinematic gems, paired for your delectation. Both screenings will be introduced by Pinkerton and Rapold.

Directed by Matthew Harrison | 1995

With Jason Andrews, Eddie Daniels, Kevin Corrigan

"In its best moments this crude black-and-white film has the edgy, loose-jointed spontaneity of a hip-hop, avant-funk "Breathless," but one with a grimier neo-realist view of urban life."
—The New York Times

A 1990s Lower East Side snapshot in hypnotic high-contrast black-and-white, Matthew Harrison’s restless film captures the nerve-addling assault of hard-knock city living for a tape bootlegger. Barely scraping by, hardheaded Simon (Jason Andrews) illegally records concerts in clubs and wrangles his pesky friend (Kevin Corrigan), ultimately incurring the wrath of a group he’s ripped off (led by Bush Tetras singer Cynthia Sley).

This screening will feature a Q&A with director Matthew Harrison.






WSB100: Elliott Sharp & Steve Buscemi
ISSUE Project Room
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ISSUE Project Room
Brooklyn Heights


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Issue Project Room and WSB100 present a celebration of the legacy of William S. Burroughs during the 100th anniversary of the writer's birth in 1914. Actor, director, and writer Steve Buscemi and composer/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp continue their collaboration, last seen at Issue Project Room for Elliott Sharp's E#@60 celebration. The duo create a collage of sound and words integrating texts by William S. Burroughs with Elliott Sharp's vast soundworlds, which since the 1970s have careened from Delta blues to Fibonacci numbers and into previously unknown territories. Buscemi, who has a screenplay for Burroughs' 'Queer' in development and spent much time with the writer in his later years, will lend his distinctive delivery and style to texts from throughout Burroughs's diverse body of work.

FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)






High Tide
BAM
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Photo: Monogram Pictures/Photofest



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Part of BAMcinématek

BAMcinématek welcomes back critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold for their peripatetic series of unsung cinematic gems, paired for your delectation. Both screenings will be introduced by Pinkerton and Rapold.

RUN TIME: 72min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)

Directed by John Reinhardt | 1947

With Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop, Anabel Shaw, Douglas Walton

Short, sharp, and narrated in flashback from a car flooding with water, this noir from low-budget, B-movie pioneer Monogram Pictures stars Lee Tracy as a rampaging newspaper editor who hires a private investigator (Don Castle) for protection from a gang boss. Featuring backstabbing, tipsy widows, disputed newspaper ownership, and spittin’ rivets, this film is based on a short story by hardboiled pulp writer Raoul Whitfield. “Reinhardt’s films are worth seeking out, both for a formal mastery that suggests he may have taken a place as a noir stylist beside Anthony Mann and Joseph H. Lewis if his career had taken a more conventional path, and for a delicate sensibility that combines an agonizing awareness of the evils afoot in the world with a sincere and tender appreciation of small acts of kindness” (Dave Kehr).






High Tide
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Part of BAMcinématek series Overdue

Directed by John Reinhardt | 1947

With Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop, Anabel Shaw, Douglas Walton

Short, sharp, and narrated in flashback from a car flooding with water, this noir from low-budget, B-movie pioneer Monogram Pictures stars Lee Tracy as a rampaging newspaper editor who hires a private investigator (Don Castle) for protection from a gang boss. Featuring backstabbing, tipsy widows, disputed newspaper ownership, and spittin’ rivets, this film is based on a short story by hardboiled pulp writer Raoul Whitfield. “Reinhardt’s films are worth seeking out, both for a formal mastery that suggests he may have taken a place as a noir stylist beside Anthony Mann and Joseph H. Lewis if his career had taken a more conventional path, and for a delicate sensibility that combines an agonizing awareness of the evils afoot in the world with a sincere and tender appreciation of small acts of kindness” (Dave Kehr).


RUN TIME: 72min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)