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Films to See in New York City This Week - January 20-January 27

Films to See in New York City This Week Photo: Flickr/Kenneth Lu 

New York has a vibrant repertory film scene, with classic movie houses like Film Forum joined by newer venues like Metrograph, Videology, and Nitehawk Cinema. You can also find movie specials, premieres, and simulcasts like the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD listed in City Guide?s film calendar section.

Ec: There Was A Father - Anthology Film Archives
January 20, 2019 - New York

"One of Ozu's most perfect films. There is a naturalness and a consequent feeling of inevitability that is rare in cinema […] Critics have called the performance of Chishu Ryu in this film one of the best in the history of Japanese cinema, and they are right […] THERE WAS A FATHER has become one of the country's most esteemed classics" –Donald Richie

City Symphonies: Built New York - Anthology Film Archives
January 20, 2019 - New York

Paul Strand MANHATTA (1921, 9 min, 35mm, silent. Restored in 2008 by Anthology Film Archives, British Film Institute, The Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, and EYE Filmmuseum.) Robert Flaherty TWENTY-FOUR DOLLAR ISLAND (1927, 15 min, 35mm. Print courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum.) Robert Florey SKYSCRAPER SYMPHONY (1929, 10 min, 35mm, silent. From the collection of the George Eastman Museum.) D.A. Pennebaker DAYBREAK EXPRESS (1953, 5 min, 16mm-to-35mm) Francis Thompson NY, NY (1957, 15 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives; special thanks to Cineric, Inc. and Trackwise.) Tomonari Nishikawa MANHATTAN ONE TWO THREE FOUR (2014, 2.5 min, Super-8mm, silent)

Ec: I Was Born, But - Anthology Film Archives
January 20, 2019 - New York

In referring to this film Ozu stated, "I started to make a film about grownups. While I had originally planned to make a fairly bright little story, it changed while I was working on it and came out very dark." The story concerns a very average suburban office worker, with a wife and two very un-average sons, who is unable to stand up to his boss.

Merce Cunningham Centennial: Program 3 - Charles Atlas In Person - Anthology Film Archives
January 20, 2019 - New York

In FRACTIONS I, four video monitors share the screen space with the dancers, displaying close-ups of the performers throughout the dance. The images mediated by the monitors share the same "tense" as the live dancers, calling attention to the limited frame imposed by video recording, and provoking the boundaries of perception. To create CHANNELS/INSERTS, Cunningham and Atlas divided the Company's Westbeth studio into sixteen possible areas for dancing and used chance methods based on the I Ching to determine the order in which these spaces would be used, the number of dancers to be seen, and the events that would occur in each space. Atlas employed cross-cutting and animated mattes or wipes to indicate a simultaneity of dance events occurring in different spaces, as well as to allow for diversity in the continuity of the image.

City Symphonies: Thoroughfares And Neighborhoods, Program 1 - Anthology Film Archives
January 21, 2019 - New York

Boris Kaufman LES HALLES CENTRALES (1927, 22 min, 35mm. Restored print courtesy of CNC – Direction du patrimoine.) Andor von Barsy HIGH STREET / HOOGSTRAAT (1929, 12 min, 35mm, silent. Print courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum.) Friedrich Kuplent PRATER (1929, 14 min, 35mm, silent. Restored print courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum.) Eugène Deslaw MONTPARNASSE, POÈME DU CAFÉ CRÈME (1930, 15 min, 35mm, silent. Restored print courtesy of CNC – Direction du patrimoine.) Total running time: ca. 70 min.

City Symphonies: Thoroughfares And Neighborhoods, Program 2 - Anthology Film Archives
January 21, 2019 - New York

Jay Leyda A BRONX MORNING (1931, 11 min, 16mm. Preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Film Foundation.) Jan Teunissen BARREL ORGAN / PIEREMENT (1931, 11 min, 35mm, silent. Print courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum.) Jan Koelinga THE ALLEY / DE STEEG (1932, 12 min, 35mm, silent. Print courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum.) Conrad Friberg HALSTED STREET (1934, 11 min, 16mm, silent) Paul Schuitema DE MAASBRUGGEN (1937, 14 min, 35mm. Print courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum.)

Nywift: Empowered Dames Take My Nose Please - Anthology Film Archives
January 22, 2019 - New York

Claudine Marrotte (Director/Producer/NYWIFT Member) EMPOWERED DAMES (2018, 10 min, digital) A short documentary that brings a positive message of women successfully working in the film and television business.

Ec: Sunrise - Anthology Film Archives
January 22, 2019 - New York

Script by Carl Meyer based on the story "A Trip to Tilsit" by Herman Sudermann. Photographed by Charles Rosher and Karl Strauss. With George O'Brien and Janet Gaynor. Murnau's first American film is an allegory set in no particular time or place, about a man who is temporarily overruled by his passions, inflamed by the power of evil as personified by the city woman, and who finally returns to his senses and the orderly family life of the country. It is a virtuoso exercise representing the expressiveness of the silent film as it neared its end.

Newfilmmakers - Anthology Film Archives
January 23, 2019 - New York

NEWFILMMAKERS

Ec: Georges Méliès, Program #1 - Anthology Film Archives
January 23, 2019 - New York

Magician, master of special effects, Méliès broke with the realistic (Lumière) mode of cinema and celebrated unlimited fantasy and artificiality (in its best sense).

Ec: Georges Méliès, Program #2 - Anthology Film Archives
January 23, 2019 - New York

THE CASCADE OF FIRE / LA CASCADE DE FEU (1904, 3 min, 35mm) A DIABOLICAL TENANT / UN LOCATAIRE DIABOLIQUE (1909, 8 min, 35mm) THE HUNCHBACK FAIRY / LA FÉE CARABOSSE (1906, 13 min, 35mm) VOYAGE ACROSS THE IMPOSSIBLE / LE VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE (1904, 20 min, 35mm)

Show & Tell: Learning From Buffalo - Anthology Film Archives
January 24, 2019 - New York

Rima Yamazaki's body of work consists of a series of unusually patient and perceptive portraits of artists of many different kinds, including painter Rackstraw Downes, sculptor and photographer James Casebere, and video and performance artist Joan Jonas, as well as a film about Tokyo's extraordinary Nakagin Capsule Tower, a rare built example of the Japanese Metabolist architectural movement, designed by Kisho Kurokawa. Her latest and in some ways most ambitious film is a typically meditative but larger scale investigation of the city of Buffalo, NY.

Ec: Georges Méliès, Program #3 - Anthology Film Archives
January 24, 2019 - New York

All films in this program are b&w and silent. EXTRAORDINARY ILLUSIONS / ILLUSIONS FUNAMBULESQUES (1903, 3 min, 16mm) THE ENCHANTED WELL / LE PUITS FANTASTIQUE (1903, 3 min, 16mm) THE APPARITION / LE REVENANT (1903, 3 min, 16mm) TUNNEL UNDER THE CHANNEL / LE TUNNEL SOUS LA MANCHE (1907, 25 min, 35mm) SIGHTSEEING THROUGH WHISKY / PAUVRE JEAN OU LES MESAVENTURES D'UN BUVEUR (1909, 5 min, 35mm) THE DOCTOR'S SECRET / HYDROTHÉRAPIE FANTASTIQUE (1909, 11 min, 35mm)

Kondwani Fidel: Hummingbirds In The Trenches - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
January 24, 2019 - New York

Poet, Writer, Activist, & Filmmaker Kondwani Fidel Celebrates His Newest Work, 'Hummingbirds In The Trenches'.

Jihadists the Movie - Cinema Village
January 25, 2019 - New York

JIHADISTS | Documentary | Official Trailer | Opens January 25, 2019 NYC Tickets: https://www.cinemavillage.com/Now-Playing/jihadists.html Los Angeles Tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45275 More Info: www.JihadistsFilm.com “Grueling viewing – but it can help us understand terror.” – Natalie Nougayrède, The Guardian “The documentary has hit a nerve in France but it could be vital in defeating a twisted ideology.” – Natalie Nougayrède, The Guardian “Highly controversial” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter “Enlightening in a way no book of ‘expert’ on Islam has ever been.” – Claude Lanzmann, Director (Shoah) ABOUT THE FILM: Banned in France (released as ‘Salfistes’), JIHADISTS goes deep into the heart of the Salafi movement, to reveal the inner workings of extremist Islam. A pair of Western filmmakers were granted unparalleled access to fundamentalist clerics of Sunni Islam who proselytize for a “purer” form of Islam--including jihad of the sword--in Mali, Tunisia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Their theoretical interpretations are juxtaposed against images and footage from recruitment videos to show the hardline application of sharia law. Wi... (read more)

Sickies Making Films - Monty Hall
January 25, 2019 - Jersey City

Decades before movies had a rating system, they had censors. Dating back to the silent era, seven states and dozens of cities across the United States empowered government-employed censors to cut films prior to their exhibition — or even ban them outright. Citing unacceptable violence, language, and sexuality, censors literally shaped the moving images audiences in their regions could access—often motivated by their own beliefs, prejudices, and strong personalities. A love letter to the movies, Sickies Making Films looks at our urge to censor films and asks why? We find reasons both absurd and surprisingly understandable. Using the Maryland Board of Censors (1916-1981) as a lens, as well as archival materials, classic film segments, and interviews with filmmakers and exhibitors who were subjected to censorship, this documentary examines the recurring problem of censorship in America.

Show & Tell: Learning From Buffalo - Anthology Film Archives
January 25, 2019 - New York

In keeping with Yamazaki's past interest in individual artists, much of LEARNING FROM BUFFALO consists of beautifully photographed cinematic encounters with the various architectural masterpieces – both celebrated and under-recognized – that grace the city's landscape, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building, Eliel and Eero Saarinen's Kleinhans Music Hall, and many others. But she also racks focus to take in more vernacular forms of architecture, and to tease out weighty questions of urban planning, the rise and fall of an American city, and the s

Penny Slinger – Out Of The Shadows - Anthology Film Archives
January 25, 2019 - New York

Penny Slinger (b. 1947, London) is a Los Angeles-based artist who has been exploring the connection between eroticism, mysticism, feminism, and art for over fifty years. During her studies at the Chelsea College of Art in late 1960s London, Slinger became interested in the world of dreams and myths, which deeply influenced her own practice, mining Surrealist imagery to plumb the depths of the feminine psyche and subconscious. This led her to discover the toolkit of Tantra and to examine and express the more liberated realms of superconsciousness. Using a range of media including photographic collage, 16mm film, and sculpture, Slinger's lexicon of symbols examines how a woman is seen and how she sees herself – woman as goddess, woman as object of desire, and other lenses

Jaws – Classic Movie Series - St. George Theatre
January 25, 2019 - Staten Island

Join us for a screening of the classic 1975 film Jaws as part of the 2019 "Better on the Big Screen" Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works, BoroughFive Pictures, and Ed Burke.

Orientation: Create Your OWn TV Show - BRIC
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Orientation: Your 1st Step Hello there, Future Media Mogul. Welcome to BRIC! Want to have your film, TV show, or short air on our New York Emmy-winning, community-produced TV channel? It's possible. Learn more at orientation! BRIC's community media program has been educating and molding future media moguls since 1990— offering wallet-friendly courses, success-driven workshops, and networking events that assist in furthering TV, film, and podcast dreams. So, if you have dreams of becoming the next Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Dee Rees, Christopher Nolan, Barry Jenkins, Frederick Wiseman, or 2 Dope Queens, you've come to the right place. BRIC is the place where media dreamers become media makers— only question is: Will you be next?

Don't Talk About The Baby Screening - SVA Theatre
January 26, 2019 - New York

Join filmmakers Ann Zamudio and Krista Gervon for a screening of the film "Don't Talk About the Baby" followed by a Q&A Panel Discussion. Don't Talk About the Baby is an independent documentary which examines the cultural roots and social stigmas associated with pregnancy loss and infertility. The concept of the film was conceived from the filmmakers' own personal experiences with loss and discovering that although it was a common experience, since no one talked openly about it, a culture of shame and silence has been able to flourish. The film features the perspectives of families, researchers, counselors, physicians, nurses, and many others to weave together a tapestry of stories, history, and scientific research findings to present a comprehensive illustration of the subject matter.

Ec: Marie Menken - Anthology Film Archives
January 26, 2019 - New York

Marie Menken pioneered the radical transformation of the handheld, somatic camera into a formal matrix that would underpin an entire work in the films she made between 1945 and 1965. […] The extraordinary cinematic style that I have been calling Menken's somatic camera has been her most influential gift to the American avant-garde cinema. It is an embodiment of the Emersonian invention of a pictorial air, the spiritual emancipation automatically brought about by 'certain mechanical changes, a small alteration in our local position

The Early Films Of Penny Slinger - Anthology Film Archives
January 26, 2019 - New York

The first four titles presented here are short films created by Slinger in 1969, some directly related to her thesis presentation at Chelsea College of Art. Incorporating her visual art and other projects of that time – drawings, sculpture, installation, and performance – these short works explore the young artist's burgeoning interests in dreams, myths, the feminine psyche, and the patriarchal consumption of the female form

Ec: Robert Nelson - Anthology Film Archives
January 26, 2019 - New York

The original Blondino was a 19th-century tightrope artist who among other feats crossed Niagara Falls trundling a wheelbarrow. In this film, Nelson sees Blondino as a metaphor for those who still try. Too subtle to be allegorical, the picture is in the shape of a quixotic search in which the goal is the journey and the means is the end

The Other Side Of The Underneath - Anthology Film Archives
January 26, 2019 - New York

The only British feature film of the 1970s to be solely directed by a woman, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNDERNEATH functions as a particularly revealing portrait of Arden's vision of a tortured inner life. Dressed in Victorian garb, the Holocaust theater group actors (including Penny Slinger) portray asylum inmates in the Welsh countryside. Reality and performance continually blur, as these horror-filled scenes variously incorporate non-actors such as local mentally-ill children.

Carlys World featuring Laura Wright, Chad Duell and Eden McCoy - Rockwells
January 26, 2019 - Pelham

Come join Laura Wright, Chad Duell and Eden McCoy, from "General Hospital"! Laura Wright gives you a glimpse into Carly's World in her first appearance with both Chad Duell and Eden McCoy, who both portray her children on ABC's GH! Tickets are available according to seating tiers, all tickets include show plus a photo op with them after the show! STAGE SIDE- 8 tickets as close to the stage as possible- sit stage side as they answer questions from the audience- perfect seating for the best photos $115. GOLDEN CIRCLE- - $99- the next best thing, great proximity to the stage All tickets include the show plus a photo op after the show! They will also sign one autograph per person. All tickets will also require a $20 food or drink minimum and reservations for dinner are required by calling Rockwells for a dinner seating, please call 914 738-5881. You must call Rockwells to request a dinner reservation. * No refunds, 12 and over, must be accommpanied by a parent

Separation Vibration - Anthology Film Archives
January 27, 2019 - New York

The unsung legacy of Jane Arden (1927-82) traverses the reaches of film and theater, encompassing film direction, screenwriting, playwriting, acting, as well as poetry and songwriting. After years spent working in television and theater, in the mid 1960s Arden became increasingly focused on feminism and the anti-psychiatry movement, shifting her output to stories centered on women and their societally imposed psycho-emotional burdens. Arden's reputation as a leading voice in the UK women's liberation movement solidified in the late 1960s and early 70s – she established the radical feminist theater group Holocaust, with Penny Slinger as a member, and wrote "A New Communion for Freaks, Prophets and Witches," a play that would soon be adapted into the psychedelic arthouse film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNDERNEATH.The unsung legacy of Jane Arden (1927-82) traverses the reaches of film and theater, encompassing film direction, screenwriting, playwriting, acting, as well as poetry and songwriting. After years spent working in television and theater, in the mid 1960s Arden became increasingly focused on feminism and the anti-psychiatry movement, shifting her output to stories centered on wome... (read more)

Daddy - Anthology Film Archives
January 27, 2019 - New York

A coming of age narrative made in collaboration with renowned documentary filmmaker Peter Whitehead, DADDY depicts an incestuous relationship between father and daughter, which Saint Phalle modeled on her own real life Oedipal trauma. When DADDY was released in 1973, the Village Voice called it "a wildly uneven succession of images, of black and white and color photography, cartoons, collage, sculpture, action desecration, deconstructivist art, charades and masquerades, with a look that falls between avant-garde decadence and softcore pornography

Un Rêve Plus Long Que La Nuit - Anthology Film Archives
January 27, 2019 - New York

In this heady, phantasmagoric fairy tale, a young girl comes face to face with a friendly dragon and a magnanimous witch. Upon the witch granting the girl's wish to become a young woman, this surrealist chronicle follows the precocious Camélia on a series of quests in pursuit of love. Niki de Saint Phalle's sophomore film revels in the sexual decadence that defined the 1970s zeitgeist, showcasing scenes of debauched harems and totemic worship of phallic sculptures. An astounding piece of directorial bravery, UN RÊVE PLUS LONG QUE LA NUIT confirms Saint Phalle's wicked yet earnest pleasure in excavating the underlying perversions at play within the romantic quiet of fairy tales

Room H.264 - Museum of the Moving Image
Through January 27, 2019 - Astoria

2018. Jeff Reichert (b. 1978, Northfield, New Jersey. Resides in Brooklyn), Damon Smith (b. 1968 in Houston, Texas, Eric Hynes (b. 1974, Staten Island, New York. Resides in Brooklyn). Video installation. In his 1982 documentary Room 666, German director Wim Wenders asked the question "Is cinema a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?" to directors including Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and others. Nearly 35 years later, the makers of Room H.264 invited filmmakers to answer the same question. Each filmmaker was recorded under specific conditions replicating those of the Wenders film: the subjects were left alone in a hotel room with a tripod mounted camera running for ten minutes. Room H.264: Astoria, NY, January 2018, projected on the main screen in the Video Screening Amphitheater, is a film created from footage captured at the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City in January 2018. On side monitors are the raw, unedited sessions from the two Room H.264 shoots to date, in Brooklyn and Long Island City. The Wim Wenders film from 1982 plays on a monitor on a pedestal. The title of the installa... (read more)

CMX CINEMAS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST NEW YORK CITY LOCATION, CMX CINÉBISTRO NEW YORK 62ND - CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd
Through October 18, 2019 - new york

CMX Cinemas, the eighth largest movie theater chain in the U.S. with 36 theaters across America, will open its first New York City outpost, CMX CinéBistro New York 62nd, on October 18. The new location will bring CMX’s signature VIP movie-going experience to the heart of the Upper East Side, complete with world-class, in-theater dining and luxurious reclining love seats, all within a distinctively intimate setting. CMX renovated the six-story existing theater to complement the neighborhood and provide the community with a unique and intimate theater experience they can enjoy with their family and friends. Maintaining the integrity of the building’s original structure, the newly enhanced theater reflects a modern and minimalist design, featuring rich textures and bold fixtures that embody the spirit and passion of New York. “It is with great pleasure that we open our first theater in New York City, a location that is poised to become a literal icon and flagship for CMX Cinemas with its city-inspired sophistication,” said Jose Leonardo Marti, CEO of CMX Cinemas. “New York’s newest one-stop-destination for entertainment, CMX CinéBistro’s intimate environment affords moviegoers ... (read more)

BUILD Brunch - Build Series NYC Studio
Through September 10, 2025 - New York

Digital entertainment program BUILD Series takes its popular and extensive live interview show to the next level, adding a new, daily morning talk show "BUILD Brunch," as BUILD Series continues its commitment to bring its fans closer to culture. Airing weekdays at 11am live on BUILDseries.com/Brunch, it will feature a roundtable of diverse, young and influential personalities speaking to breaking news, hot topics and the latest in entertainment. PLEASE READ BEFORE ARRIVAL: Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and CLOSE 5 minutes prior to each show. There will be a standby line for every show. VALID ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY for security purposes (No age minimum). Please note we clear the studio after every event and we DO NOT permit autographs on our premises. This event will be streamed LIVE on BUILDseries.com! Make sure to check out the BUILD Series Newsletter for updates and information about our events:

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