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Films to See in New York City This Week - November 19-November 26

November 19, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

The Iceman Cometh - Quad Cinema
November 19, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre Eugene O'Neill's bear of a play is fully embraced by Frankenheimer and his all-in cast. The time is 1912, the place a saloon in NYC, the customers largely from the flophouse upstairs. A more flush regular, salesman Hickey (Lee Marvin), materializes with the intent of motivating his pals to change their destinies. Frederic March and Robert Ryan, in their screen farewells, set the bar for the ensemble. We are presenting the full four-hour cut, with its two intermissions. A film by John Frankenheimer

Lost in the Stars - Quad Cinema
November 19, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre In a rare song-filled AFT production, the Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson musical drama of Alan Paton's essential South Africa novel Cry, the Beloved Country is helmed by theater-to-film veteran Daniel Mann. Minister Brock Peters (star of the play's Broadway revival) searches Johannesburg for wayward son Clifton Davis, his journey leading to Afrikaaner Paul Rogers (also featured in The Homecoming). A film by Daniel Mann

World Toilet Day: Flush Screening - Caveat
November 19, 2017 - New York

In 2013, the United Nations officially declared Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day – an opportunity to honor the importance of effective sanitation, and raise awareness for the 40% of the world living without a safe, dignified place to "go." This year, we're inviting citizens all over the world to lift the lid and #FollowTheFlush. In honor of World Toilet Day, Caveat screens Flush. Director Karina Mangu-Ward had a hunch that the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply have a lot to do with how we flush. So she gives herself a challenge: follow one flush from beginning to end. Flush is the story of everything that happens next, and the cultural, political, and corporate forces shaping the way we deal with bodily waste in America today. Schedule 2-3pm: Micro Toilet Conference, featuring a welcome from Jack Sim, World Toilet Day founder and keynote speaker at this year's World Toilet Summit. Learn more about local issues and shmooze with representatives from NYC H20, Faiths for Safe Water, Hudson Riverkeeper, Peggy Lillis Foundation and more, plus product giveaways from Squatty Potty. 3-4pm: New York City premiere screening ... (read more)

Three Sisters - Quad Cinema
November 19, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre In need of a title to fill out its 1974 quota, the AFT turned to the reigning legend of stage-to-screen—Lord Olivier's version of Anton Chekhov's play had not yet been released in the U.S. In 1900, the death of their army-colonel father leaves three Russian women at loose ends and forced to reassess their lives as they seek love and purpose. With Alan Bates, Derek Jacobi, Olivier, and Olivier's wife Joan Plowright as Masha. A film by Laurence Olivier

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 19, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Old Settler | Sunday Matinee - The Billie Holiday Theatre
November 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

John Henry Redwood was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. He appeared on Broadway in "Guys and Dolls" and "The Piano Lesson" and off-Broadway in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" with Danny DeVito and William Devane. His film credits include "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Passion Fish," "Big," "Gordon's War" and "Porky's." Mr. Redwood's other plays include "No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs," "Mark VIII: xxxvi" and "Acted Within Proper Departmental Procedure." He was especially proud of "What if You're the One," which encouraged mammograms, and "We Never Knew Their Names," in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. About the Director Michele Shay is an award-winning actress, director, and producer, perhaps best known for her Tony Award-nominated performance as "Louise" in August Wilson's Seven Guitars. A veteran performer, she has graced stages on and off-Broadway, television and film, and regional theatres across the country. A Carnegie Mellon University graduate, Ms. Shay has taught and directed at Cal Arts, American Conservatory Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Denver Center, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching A... (read more)

mother! 2017. Directed by Darren Aronofsky - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 19, 2017 - New York

mother! 2017. USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. DCP. 121 min. The year's most divisive film is not here to please. Jennifer Lawrence, in a tour-de-force performance, plays a young wife being dragged through hell as uninvited guests invade her home and destroy the paradise she has painstakingly renovated. Her narcissistic, insensitive husband (Javier Bardem) welcomes these loathsome strangers because they adore his poetry. Trapping Lawrence in a tight close-up half the time, the film confines both the tragic heroine and the audience to an inescapable inferno in full assault mode. Laden with biblical allusions, mother! can also be read as an allegory for environmental destruction, a surrealist horror tale, a psychological thriller, a wicked comedy, or simply a tale of domestic abuse. It's all up to you—if you dare take the ride. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Call Me by Your Name. 2017. Directed by Luca Guadagnino - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 19, 2017 - New York

Call Me by Your Name. 2017. Italy/France/Brazil/USA. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. DCP. 132 min. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

The Wizard of Gore. 1970. Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 19, 2017 - New York

The Wizard of Gore. 1970. USA . Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. With Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay. DCP. 95 min. Director H. G. Lewis visited the basement club in 1981 (not long after his release from prison) as a guest of the Gore Gazette to present his celebration of bloodlust, an explicit rejection of middle-class good taste that also manifested the bod-mod and gender reassignment motifs that united much of Club 57's programming. This gruesome tale, about a magician whose performances involve the mutilation and gory deaths of his human subjects, is the kind of horror fare produced for the exploitation market in the 1970s and '80s—which has since become a mainstream genre.

???EQUUS Film Festival - Locations Around NYC
Through November 19, 2017 -

Our festival has been created to highlight and award the diverse and creative efforts of those who artistically pay homage to the horse. The festival empowers storytellers to show the rich history and diverse tapestry of horses in human culture through equestrian content. We have feature films, documentaries, shorts, music videos, commercials, training educational materials, art and literature. As home to the storytellers of the horse world, the EQUUS Film Festival, November 16-19, 2017 in New York City, is the first event of its kind dedicated to equestrian-themed film, fine art and authors. The EQUUS Directors Panels, EQUUS Pop-Up artist, filmmaker and literary gallery, Li'l Herc™ free Saturday family films and fun fest, Sunday tours of the Carriage Horses Stables, and a Thursday evening VIP Party, winding up with the WININE Award Ceremony and party on Sunday afternoon are all part of the festival event program. Founded in 2013 the EQUUS Film Festival 2016 presented over 150 films and over 60 WINNIE Awards including Equestrian Art Film, Director, Documentary, Commercial, International, Music Video, People's Choice and Best of Festival. The addition of WINNIE Award catego... (read more)

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

Big Sonia - Quad Cinemas
Through November 19, 2017 - Manhattan

Released 1 hr 33 min Documentary Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, runs a tailor shop she's owned for more than thirty years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide.

The Home Place - Irish Repertory Theater
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

In the hot Donegal August of 1878, the fruits of Colonialism and the ambiguities of loyalty are tested within the background of impossible love. Christopher Gore, the liberal minded Anglo-Irish landlord and his son, David, reside at The Lodge with their "chatelaine" Margaret, with whom they are both in love. Christopher's cousin, Dr. Richard Gore, arrives with the intention of pursuing a Darwin-inspired scientific theory: by measuring the craniums of the indigenous Irish, he hopes to crack the genetic code of the indigenes…demonstrating their inferior place in the natural order. Set in the era of the rumblings of violence and uncertainty at the dawn of The Home Rule movement, Brian Friel explores the aftermath of Dr. Gore's experiment as deep animosity is dangerously ignited amongst the suspicious villagers of Ballybeg.

Shakespeare Wallah - Quad Cinemas
November 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Released MARCH 22, 1966 1 hr 55 min Drama Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) is an actress in a Shakespearean theater troupe that has seen better days. The troupe tours India to dwindling crowds who are less interested in all things British in the wake of Indian independence. When she has an affair with the Indian playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), Lizzie feels the wrath of her disapproving father Tony (Geoffrey Kendal) and her mother Carla (Laura Liddell). Madhur Jaffrey plays the role of the Indian actress Manjula in this romantic drama with musical score from Satyajit Ray. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

The Man in the Glass Booth - Quad Cinema
November 20, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre Actor Robert Shaw had written the acclaimed novel and hit play but disapproved of the movie plans—and even intended to take his name off the film. He relented when he saw the result but by then no changes could be made. In an Oscar-nominated turn, Maximilian Schell is searing as the title character, an outspoken Jewish industrialist sent to Israel—to be tried as a Nazi war criminal. A film by Arthur Hiller

In Celebration - Quad Cinema
November 20, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre The title gathering is a Yorkshire couple's 40th anniversary, occasioning the return home of sons Alan Bates, Brian Cox, and James Bolam—but it soon becomes evident that there is cause for their long separation. Anderson had directed the original 1969 Royal Court Theatre staging of David Storey's powerful piece, and for the film version he recruited the original cast as well as frequent Ken Russell cinematographer Dick Bush. A film by Lindsay Anderson

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 20, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Luther - Quad Cinema
November 20, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre In this adaptation of John Osborne's play by Oscar winner Edward Anhalt (Becket), Stacy Keach, in his prime, commands the screen as the monk Martin Luther, who led the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century amidst consternation from both the populace and the clergy. With Alan Badel, Judi Dench (as Luther's wife), Julian Glover, Hugh Griffith, Patrick Magee (as Luther's father), Leonard Rossiter, and Robert Stephens. A film by Guy Green

Mudbound. 2017. Directed by Dee Rees - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 20, 2017 - New York

Mudbound. 2017. USA. Directed by Dee Rees. DCP. 134 min. "Set in the post-WWII South, this epic pioneer story pits two families against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. The war upends both families, as their returning loved ones, Jamie and Ronsel, forge a fast, uneasy friendship that challenges them all. Mudbound boasts a screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees based on the acclaimed novel by Hillary Jordan. The stellar ensemble cast—Jonathan Banks, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Rob Morgan and Carey Mulligan—fiercely commits to the grit demanded by extraordinary writer/director Rees" (Sundance Film Festival screening notes). Courtesy of Netflix.

An Evening with Naeem Mohaiemen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 20, 2017 - New York

On the occasion of the MoMA PS1 exhibition Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man, Naeem Mohaiemen is joined by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, for a screening and discussion of his work. Since 2006, Mohaiemen has worked on The Young Man Was, a history of the revolutionary Left during the 1970s, in which the tragic misrecognition of allies, a performative and doomed masculinity, and the loneliness of survivors have been repeated concerns. In two projects premiered at documenta 14 earlier this year, Mohaiemen returned to these questions through filmmaking strategies that are new to his practice. In his first fiction film, Tripoli Cancelled, which premiered at documenta 14 in Athens and is currently on view at MoMA PS1, the entwining of family history with world events is pushed to slow absurdity. The film's notion of a man at the edge of hope owes a debt to Elia Suleiman's 2002 film Divine Intervention. In Two Meetings and a Funeral, which premiered at documenta 14 in Kassel, the artist's documentary gaze focuses on the Left through the "official socialism" of state power, charting Bangladesh's political shift from the Non-Aligned... (read more)

Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond - Quad Cinemas
Through November 20, 2017 - Manhattan

Released NOVEMBER 11, 2017 1 hr 34 min Documentary This documentary looks back at the experiences of actor/comedian Jim Carrey as he portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film Man on the Moon. An in-depth interview with Carrey and previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage reveal how his performance took on a life of its own. Directed by Chris Smith, the movie features appearances by Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, and filmmaker Milos Forman. ~ Ben Schultz, Rovi

The Maids - Quad Cinema
November 21, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre A dream team of English actresses convenes to play nasty women in Jean Genet's caustic take on class and/or sexual jealousy. Mistress of the house Vivien Merchant lords it over household staff Glenda Jackson and Susannah York, but when she's away the maids will play. Being as the help are also sisters, the games quickly turn unsettling. A film by Christopher Miles

Shakespeare Wallah - Quad Cinemas
November 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Released MARCH 22, 1966 1 hr 55 min Drama Lizzie (Felicity Kendal) is an actress in a Shakespearean theater troupe that has seen better days. The troupe tours India to dwindling crowds who are less interested in all things British in the wake of Indian independence. When she has an affair with the Indian playboy Sanju (Shashi Kapoor), Lizzie feels the wrath of her disapproving father Tony (Geoffrey Kendal) and her mother Carla (Laura Liddell). Madhur Jaffrey plays the role of the Indian actress Manjula in this romantic drama with musical score from Satyajit Ray. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

The Homecoming - Quad Cinema
November 21, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre Harold Pinter's scabrous Tony Award-winning drama is one of the AFT's highlights. Director Peter Hall had collaborated on prior productions of the play with three cast members, including Pinter's wife Vivien Merchant, whose performance earned her a BAFTA nomination; she plays the wife belatedly meeting her husband Michael Jayston's menacing all-male family (including Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack) in their bleak North London habitat. A film by Peter Hall

Rhinoceros - Quad Cinema
November 21, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Screen Play: The American Film Theatre With Zero Mostel on board to recreate his Tony Award-winning role from the Broadway production of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist comedy, top theater director O'Horgan—in a rare film foray—had the inspiration to reunite the actor with Gene Wilder, his partner-in-crime from The Producers. The chemistry is still there, until accountant Wilder vows to defy the herd as Mostel, dream girl Karen Black, and seemingly all of society start turning into rhinos. A film by Tom O'Horgan

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 21, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond - Quad Cinemas
November 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Released NOVEMBER 11, 2017 1 hr 34 min Documentary This documentary looks back at the experiences of actor/comedian Jim Carrey as he portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film Man on the Moon. An in-depth interview with Carrey and previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage reveal how his performance took on a life of its own. Directed by Chris Smith, the movie features appearances by Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, and filmmaker Milos Forman. ~ Ben Schultz, Rovi

Brawl in Cell Block 99. 2017. Directed by S. Craig Zahler - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 21, 2017 - New York

Brawl in Cell Block 99. 2017. USA. Directed by S. Craig Zahler. With Don Johnson, Udo Keir, Fred Malamed. DCP. 132 min. Like his 2015 debut feature, the shock Western Bone Tomahawk, S. Craig Zahler's Brawl in Cell Block 99 bends an established genre framework—in this case, the prison picture—toward violent, gothic fantasy, within a strictly classical visual style. Vince Vaughn stars as a reluctant drug runner who descends through several circles of penitential hell as he fights to save his wife (Jennifer Carpenter) and unborn child from the hands of a vicious gangster.

Tom of Finland - Quad Cinemas
Through November 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Released OCTOBER 13, 2017 1 hr 56 min Drama Biopic about cult artist Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang), better known as Tom of Finland, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. Although he remained closeted during his early years in socially conservative Finland, he immerses himself in his art and becomes a gay icon after finding freedom in 1980s Los Angeles. Directed by Dome Karukoski. Lauri Tilkanen, Werner Daehn, and Jessica Grabowsky co-star. ~ Tom Peterson, Rovi

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
Through November 21, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

Rebels on Pointe - Quad Cinemas
Through November 21, 2017 - Manhattan

Released 1 hr 30 min Documentary Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago.

Partner - Quad Cinema
November 22, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Updating and adapting Dostoyevsky's "The Double" to the late-'60s present of student protests, Bertolucci embraces the darkly funny surrealism of the tale and the times while availing himself of Ennio Morricone's musical accompaniment. Pierre Clémenti plays Giaccobe, whose psychic malaise takes twisted turns when he encounters his own doppelgänger, also played by Clémenti, amidst potential romantic entanglements with Stefania Sandrelli and Tina Aumont. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Before the Revolution - Quad Cinema
November 22, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Bertolucci's second feature is a personal work affirming—overtly and by implication—the centrality of cinema in his life. It is more autobiographical still in catching the leftist ideology of the 1960s to which restless Italian youth was increasingly drawn. Here, post-university, middle-class Franco Barilli gravitates towards Marxism while straying from bourgeois fiancée Cristina Pariset into an escalating affair with aunt Adriana Asti (Bertolucci's real-life first wife). In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Grim Reaper - Quad Cinema
November 22, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period With Pier Paolo Pasolini providing the story, Bertolucci co-scripted his debut feature, weaving social commentary into a whodunnit framework as a cross-section of Italians falls under suspicion when a prostitute is murdered and flashbacks to the day and night of the crime unreel. Per The New York Times, "Mr. Bertolucci's dissections reveal the lying and viciousness common to those beasts in the human jungle." In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 22, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
November 22, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

David Lynch: the Art Life - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

"Compellingly reveals new elements of fear and rootlessness to be lurking underneath Lynch's confidence." - Slant Magazine "Extravagantly surreal as the products of his imagination may be, they are deeply rooted in personal history and philosophy -- and it's this connection that Jon Nguyen's disarmingly off-kilter documentary... probes to rewarding effect." - Variety "A fond portrait of how one man nurtured his artistic temperament and risked being misunderstood." - The New York Times David Lynch: The Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them." We're invited in and given a private view from Lynch's compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as Lynch retells personal stories from his past that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus, only to fade again into the past, leaving an indel... (read more)

Personal Shopper. 2016. Directed by Olivier Assayas - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 22, 2017 - New York

Personal Shopper. 2016. France/Germany/Czech Republic/Belgium. Directed by Olivier Assayas. DCP. 105 min. Courtesy of IFC Films.

Intolerable Cruelty. 2003. Directed by Joel Coen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 22, 2017 - New York

Intolerable Cruelty. 2003. USA. Directed by Joel Coen. Screenplay by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Based on a story by Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano. With George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush. 35mm. 100 min. When a gorgeous gold digger meets a handsome divorce attorney, the natural enemies sizzle with chemistry. Miles drafts prenuptial agreements so ironclad they are part of the curriculum at Harvard Law. Marilyn's rich husbands always seem to have fewer funds once she leaves them, with or without a prenup. Both Miles and Marilyn are cartoonish, but it works in this wickedly satirical comedy.

The Conformist (2017) - Quad Cinemas
November 23, 2017 - Manhattan

Released JUNE 23, 2017 R, 2 hr 3 min Drama An Italian aristocrat (Jean-Louis Trintignant) with sexual hang-ups blindly follows Fascist orders.

Last Tango in Paris - Quad Cinema
November 23, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Paris Stripped Bare Bertolucci's most infamous and most-discussed film, the erotic psychodrama stars Marlon Brando as an American widower whose Paris apartment-viewing encounter with Maria Schneider leads to a intense sexual relationship that spirals downward from idyllic to violent. Rated X yet still a box-office hit, the movie landed the covers of both Time and Newsweek, brought director and star Oscar nominations, and got Bertolucci censured in his own country. A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Conformist - Quad Cinema
November 23, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Adapting Alberto Moravia's novel, Bertolucci earned international acclaim as well as his first Academy Award nomination. His direction of the great Jean-Louis Trintignant as a closeted Italian who commits to Fascism in the 1930s but struggles with its attendant betrayals is electric, and his first collaboration with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro yields images of decadent luxury and harsh loveliness—with unforgettable sequences of dancing and death. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Thanksgiving Day: 'Clue' on a Loop with Brandy and Board Games! - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Happy Thanksgiving, monsieurs and mademoiselles. You're cordially invited to a day full of mystery, board games, brandy, pumpkin pie, and MURDER (as the Thanksgiving tradition goes.) Join us as we watch the 1985 classic whodunit Clue on a loop all night (6pm-1am,) featuring your favorite suspects—Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, and all the rest! Drop in when you get sick of your family (or bring them a long!) ready to prove your Clue prowess, as we'll have the board game set up on every table throughout the night, as well as a special menu consisting of three brandies and pumpkin pie. This time it won't be Miss Scarlet in the kitchen with the candlestick, it'll be you and your friends in Videology with a brandy and pumpkin pie!

Big Sonia - Quad Cinemas
Through November 23, 2017 - Manhattan

Released 1 hr 33 min Documentary Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, runs a tailor shop she's owned for more than thirty years. But when she's served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide.

Faces Places - Quad Cinemas
Through November 23, 2017 - Manhattan

Released OCTOBER 6, 2017 PG , 1 hr 29 min Documentary Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer JR co-directed this documentary, in which the duo travel the French countryside and encounter people and places that become the subjects of their public art installations. The projects consist of photographic portraits that depict the towns' inhabitants in a positive and unifying way, and their honest curiosity provides an overarching message about art's potential to bring people together. ~ Joshua Kochis, Rovi

The Spider's Strategem - Quad Cinema
November 24, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Reteaming with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro immediately following The Conformist, Bertolucci scored another mesmerizing critical hit in transposing a Jorge Luis Borges short story from 19th-century Ireland to 20th-century Italy. Giulio Brogi returns to the village where his father has been memorialized as a martyr killed for his anti-Fascist stance. But does dad's long-ago love Alida Valli have more to add to the official story? In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Luna - Quad Cinema
November 24, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Newly widowed American opera singer Jill Clayburgh throws herself into a tour of Italy performing Verdi, where she discovers teen son Matthew Barry's heroin habit and then begins a taboo relationship with him. Circling them is an eclectic cast that includes Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Tomas Milian, Renato Salvatori, and Alida Valli. Bertolucci takes his cues from the opera motif, accessing a spectrum of emotions and an intoxicating visual opulence. In English and Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

1900 - Quad Cinema
November 24, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Grand, explicit, and politicized even by Bertolucci's standards, this five-and-a-half hour historical epic begins on Burt Lancaster's estate when his and laborer Sterling Hayden's sons are born on the same day, and grow to be, respectively, Robert De Niro and Gerard Depardieu. Their fates stay intertwined as Italy evolves through World Wars. With a cast of thousands, among them The Conformist alumnae Dominique Sanda and Stefania Sandrelli, and a terrifying Donald Sutherland. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 24, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Turn It On Film Series: Silver City - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 24, 2017 - New York

Because of the West-East Gas Pipeline project and the so-called village urbanization campaign, the people of a long-isolated town in northwest China are removed, by force and deceit, from the land that has sheltered them for generations. The real protagonist of this film is the desolate land that stands in for the restlessness and helplessness of the people.

Turn It On Film Series: When the Bough Breaks - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 24, 2017 - New York

Not long ago, Beijing's Daxing District was covered with landfills from which neighboring scavengers eked a living. With the rapid construction of urban development across Beijing, the landfills have been covered over with the bright lights of the expanding city. Only one rickety shack still stands against the vagaries of so much change. This film documents a stormy year in the lives of its inhabitants.

Midnights: Hot Fuzz Drinking Game - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 24, 2017 - Brooklyn

Drink along to the movie! Drink whenever you hear select phrases and see recurring motifs. Full guidelines will be provided at the event. "Hot Fuzz is everything an action-comedy should be. It achieves through parody what most films in the genre can't accomplish straight." - A.V. Club "Edgar Wright is one of the four or five contemporary directors of comedy worth watching." - Chicago Tribune "For both gags and thrills, few current British filmmakers come close." - Time Out Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents after several "accidents" endanger the town's tranquility. Dir. Edgar Wright. 2007. 121 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

The Ladykillers. 2004. Written and directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 24, 2017 - New York

The Ladykillers. 2004. USA. Written and directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Based on the screenplay by William Rose. With Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall. 35mm. 104 min. In this update of the 1955 British comedy, Tom Hanks takes on the Alec Guinness role of Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, a self-proclaimed professor of classical languages who dresses like Colonel Sanders. Dorr rents a room in a boarding house, telling the landlady that he leads a classical musical ensemble in need of rehearsal space and privacy. Actually, Dorr and his team are digging a tunnel under the house in order to rob the Bandit Queen casino!

T.A.M.I. Show. 1964. Directed by Steve Binder - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 24, 2017 - New York

T.A.M.I. Show. 1964. USA. Directed by Steve Binder. 16mm. 123 min. "A pop-music time capsule from 1964, T.A.M.I. Show is a concert film with an incredible lineup: The Beach Boys (they are missing from some prints!), James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Lesley Gore, The Supremes (before they were Diana Ross and The Supremes) and more. The liberating, revolutionary music of the 1960s was very important to the Club 57 gang. It represented the end of repression and the energy of the future. Even when it was screened at Club 57 (in October 1979 and January 1980), T.A.M.I. Show was considered legendary. In 2017 it should be even more exciting. Salon.com says: 'The best concert film you've never seen. Nostalgia sells, but the big, ever-timely dual theme of T.A.M.I. Show is range and competition. The entirety of the two-hour film comes from one five-hour period of shooting. The energy is intoxicating.'" (film notes by John Epperson).

The Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man - Quad Cinema
November 25, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Essaying a smaller-scale tale and a more satirical tone, Bertolucci taps into Italy's close-to-the-surface anxieties over the prevalence of kidnappings and killings. Skirting bankruptcy, cheese factory mogul Ugo Tognazzi presses pause when son Ricky Tognazzi is held for ransom. Trying to suss out the veracity of the crime and allocate his money, he finds himself at odds with wife Anouk Aimée and son's girlfriend Laura Morante. Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Love and Anger - Quad Cinema
November 25, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period A stellar lineup of directors convenes for this five-part omnibus feature—including Bertolucci's mentor Pasolini and his idol Godard. His own segment, "Agony," is performed by members of the legendary American avant-garde stage collective The Living Theatre, including founders Judith Malina and Julian Beck; the latter portrays a dying man whose plight is played out by those gathered at bedside. In French, English, German, and Italian with English subtitles A film by Carlo Lizzani Bernardo Bertolucci Pier Paolo Pasolini Jean-Luc Godard Marco Bellocchio

Partner - Quad Cinema
November 25, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Updating and adapting Dostoyevsky's "The Double" to the late-'60s present of student protests, Bertolucci embraces the darkly funny surrealism of the tale and the times while availing himself of Ennio Morricone's musical accompaniment. Pierre Clémenti plays Giaccobe, whose psychic malaise takes twisted turns when he encounters his own doppelgänger, also played by Clémenti, amidst potential romantic entanglements with Stefania Sandrelli and Tina Aumont. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Conformist (2017) - Quad Cinemas
November 25, 2017 - Manhattan

Released JUNE 23, 2017 R, 2 hr 3 min Drama An Italian aristocrat (Jean-Louis Trintignant) with sexual hang-ups blindly follows Fascist orders.

The Spider's Strategem - Quad Cinema
November 25, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Reteaming with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro immediately following The Conformist, Bertolucci scored another mesmerizing critical hit in transposing a Jorge Luis Borges short story from 19th-century Ireland to 20th-century Italy. Giulio Brogi returns to the village where his father has been memorialized as a martyr killed for his anti-Fascist stance. But does dad's long-ago love Alida Valli have more to add to the official story? In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

The Conformist - Quad Cinema
November 25, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Adapting Alberto Moravia's novel, Bertolucci earned international acclaim as well as his first Academy Award nomination. His direction of the great Jean-Louis Trintignant as a closeted Italian who commits to Fascism in the 1930s but struggles with its attendant betrayals is electric, and his first collaboration with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro yields images of decadent luxury and harsh loveliness—with unforgettable sequences of dancing and death. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 25, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Turn It On Film Series: Sanlidong - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
November 25, 2017 - New York

In 1955 more than three hundred impassioned youths traveled from Shanghai to the Sanlidong coal mine in Tongchuan, Shaanxi province, with the hope of assisting with the building of China's northwest territory. Fifty years later, most of them are gone. In fifteen segments, this film documents the workers still living in the region, those who have passed, and a lost era of China's socialist industrialization.

The Big Lebowski with a White Russian - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Enjoy the film with a White Russian! We all know it, we all love it this Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to overwhelmign demand, we'll be screening The Big Lebowski, and we'll be serving some drinks that will really tie the evening together. All tickets come with a White Russian cocktail (this event is 21+)! All Dudes, special ladies, and f*cking lady friends are welcome, so grab your bowling team, watch out for the nihilists on the subway, and join us for the event we know you've been waiting for. We're happy to abide. Additionally, for the mega-fan only, we have one special ticket that includes a pair of Dude sunglasses, a Dude sweater, and 2 White Russian cocktails! We think you would all look great in it (but don't take our word for it; that's just, like, our opinion, man). Dir. Coen Brothers. 1998. 119 min. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

Midnights: the Lost World: Jurassic Park Drinking Game - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 25, 2017 - Brooklyn

Drink along to the movie! Drink when you hear certain lines, see certain dinosaurs, and during moments of terror. Full guidelines will be provided at the event. "The Lost World, unlike Jurassic Park, humanizes its monsters in a way that E.T. would understand." - New York Times "Deft, scary, engrossing." - Entertainment Weekly John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1997. 129 min. Midnight Special! $5 beer + shot combos available during the screening.

Okja. 2017. Directed by Bong Joon-ho - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 25, 2017 - New York

Okja. 2017. South Korea/USA. Directed by Bong Joon-ho. DCP. 120 min. "For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate, Mirando Corporation, takes Okja and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, activists, and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja, while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home" (Cannes Film Festival screening notes). Courtesy of Netflix.

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

Before the Revolution - Quad Cinema
November 26, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Bertolucci's second feature is a personal work affirming—overtly and by implication—the centrality of cinema in his life. It is more autobiographical still in catching the leftist ideology of the 1960s to which restless Italian youth was increasingly drawn. Here, post-university, middle-class Franco Barilli gravitates towards Marxism while straying from bourgeois fiancée Cristina Pariset into an escalating affair with aunt Adriana Asti (Bertolucci's real-life first wife). In Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Once Upon a Time in the West - Quad Cinema
November 26, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Bertolucci and Dario Argento collaborated on the screenplay for Sergio Leone's operatic ne plus ultra vision of the Death of the West. A revenge drama enacted by Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, and Jason Robards sets the stage for, what Time Out describes as a "revisionist/revolutionary critique of the Classic American (i.e. Fordian) Creation Myth." A film by Sergio Leone

Accattone - Quad Cinema
November 26, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Bertolucci was 20 years old when he served as assistant director on Pasolini's debut film, an experience he described like being present "at the birth of cinema." Indeed, Pasolini's still-bracing neorealist vision of a pimp whose business is threatened proved influential for its use of non-professional actors and Catholic imagery, blending the sacred and the profane. In Italian with English subtitles A film by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Luna - Quad Cinema
November 26, 2017 - New York

Part of the program Pictures from the Revolution: Bertolucci's Italian Period Newly widowed American opera singer Jill Clayburgh throws herself into a tour of Italy performing Verdi, where she discovers teen son Matthew Barry's heroin habit and then begins a taboo relationship with him. Circling them is an eclectic cast that includes Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Tomas Milian, Renato Salvatori, and Alida Valli. Bertolucci takes his cues from the opera motif, accessing a spectrum of emotions and an intoxicating visual opulence. In English and Italian with English subtitles A film by Bernardo Bertolucci

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
November 26, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
November 26, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

Lost in Translation with Suntory Whisky - Videology Bar and Cinema
November 26, 2017 - Brooklyn

Enjoy the film with a glass of Suntory Whisky on the rocks "Lost in Translation revels in contradictions. It's a comedy about melancholy, a romance without consummation, a travelogue that rarely hits the road." - TIME Magazine "Very much a mood piece, the film's deft balance of humor and poignancy makes it both a pleasurable and melancholy experience." - Variety "So far as the central relationship goes, the film is almost European in its subtlety and nuance. Cinematic cherry blossom." - Time Out A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful. Dir. Sofia Coppola. 104 min. 2003. Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). 2017. Directed by Noah Baumbach - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 26, 2017 - New York

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). 2017. USA. Directed by Noah Baumbach. DCP. 112 min. Noah Baumbach shows off his knack for character study in this comedy about a modern New York family. Harold (Dustin Hoffman) is the egocentric patriarch concerned mostly with his underappreciated career as a sculptor. Living with his current wife Maureen (Emma Thompson), he gets a visit from his three adult children (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel). Interconnected vignettes portray a family of dissatisfied characters with complex neuroses and frustrations. The all-star cast lights up the screen, projecting humor, cruelty, and vulnerability. Special mention goes to Sandler for his affecting performance as a recently divorced father and would-be musician. Courtesy of Netflix.

The Shape of Water. 2017. Directed by Guillermo del Toro - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 26, 2017 - New York

The Shape of Water. 2017. USA. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. DCP. 119 min. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

T.A.M.I. Show. 1964. Directed by Steve Binder - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
November 26, 2017 - New York

T.A.M.I. Show. 1964. USA. Directed by Steve Binder. 16mm. 123 min. "A pop-music time capsule from 1964, T.A.M.I. Show is a concert film with an incredible lineup: The Beach Boys (they are missing from some prints!), James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Lesley Gore, The Supremes (before they were Diana Ross and The Supremes) and more. The liberating, revolutionary music of the 1960s was very important to the Club 57 gang. It represented the end of repression and the energy of the future. Even when it was screened at Club 57 (in October 1979 and January 1980), T.A.M.I. Show was considered legendary. In 2017 it should be even more exciting. Salon.com says: 'The best concert film you've never seen. Nostalgia sells, but the big, ever-timely dual theme of T.A.M.I. Show is range and competition. The entirety of the two-hour film comes from one five-hour period of shooting. The energy is intoxicating.'" (film notes by John Epperson).

Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' - Kings Theatre
Through November 26, 2017 - Flatbush

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, and the newest pup, Everest, to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

Describe the Night - Atlantic Acting School
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

Written by RAJIV JOSEPH Directed by GIOVANNA SARDELLI This Performance is available to Package Holders Only!

Doug Loves Movies: 12 Guests of Xmas - The Gramercy Theatre
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Show Info: Doug Loves Movies: The 12 Guests of XMAS Special Offers: Two-Day Tickets Available! GA Standing and Seating available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Comedian Doug Benson ("Super High Me" and Comedy Central's "The High Court") hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love... movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie-themed name tag!

Style on the Orient Express - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 06, 2017 - New York

The secret is out! Links of London is the Official Jewelry Partner for 20th Century Fox's highly anticipated new release, Murder on the Orient Express. For 25 years, Links of London has been designing exquisite jewellery and statement watches that celebrate the love, wit and spirit of Smart British style around the world.

La Cinémathèque Film Club: Women Film Directors - SOPAC
Through December 17, 2017 - South Orange

Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the Loft at SOPAC. Film Club Members are provided with introductions to each of the films and invited to stay for engaging post-screening discussions. La Cinémathèque is curated and hosted by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem. Important: Film Club Memberships are available for sale in advance of a series and through the second film screening in a series as the discussions around each film build upon prior events.

Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Prospect Heights

At particular moments in history, artists use their artwork to reveal social, cultural, and political complexities, responding to the times in which they live. Bringing together the work of three innovative chroniclers, Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo offers insight into the energy, empathy, and creativity with which these artists recounted and reimagined their realities. Together spanning four centuries and three continents, Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746–1828), Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), and contemporary American artist Robert Longo (born 1953) each witnessed a turbulent transition from one era to another and the profound repercussions of revolution, war, and civil unrest. Within a broad chronological framework, Proof traces the historical lineage of a visual language and artistic impulse. Featuring artwork almost exclusively in black and white, Proof showcases the artists' technical acuity and bold experimentation in three mediums: etching, film, and charcoal drawing. With a rare combination of selections, it invites viewers to find new meaning in artworks not normally encountered together. These works call to mind images—s... (read more)

The Contenders 2017 - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 12, 2018 - New York

Every year there are films that resonate far beyond a theatrical release—if they manage to find their way to a commercial screen at all—or film festival appearance. Their significance can be attributed to a variety of factors, from structure to subject matter to language, but these films are united in their lasting impact on the cinematic art form. For this annual series, the Department of Film combs through major studio releases and the top film festivals in the world, selecting influential, innovative films made in the past 12 months that we believe will stand the test of time. Whether bound for awards glory or destined to become a cult classic, each of these films is a contender for lasting historical significance, and any true cinephile will want to catch them on the big screen.

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait explores the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010). Bourgeois's printed oeuvre, a little-known aspect of her work, is vast in scope and comprises some 1,200 printed compositions, created primarily in the last two decades of her life but also at the beginning of her career, in the 1940s. The Museum of Modern Art has a prized archive of this material, and the exhibition will highlight works from the collection along with rarely seen loans. A special installation will fill the Museum's Marron Atrium. The artist's creative process is the organizing principle behind the exhibition. Over the course of her career, Bourgeois constantly revisited the themes of her art, all of which emerged from emotions she struggled with for a lifetime. Also, she said there was no "rivalry" between the mediums in which she worked, noting that "they say the same thing in different ways." Here, her prints and illustrated books will be seen in the context of related sculptures, drawings, and paintings, and within thematic groupings that explore motifs of architecture, the body, and nature, as well as investigation... (read more)

Items: Is Fashion Modern? - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
Through January 28, 2018 - New York

Items: Is Fashion Modern? explores the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today. Among them are pieces as well-known and transformative as the Levi's 501s, the Breton shirt, and the Little Black Dress, and as ancient and culturally charged as the sari, the pearl necklace, the kippah, and the keffiyeh. Items will also invite some designers, engineers, and manufacturers to respond to some of these indispensable items with pioneering materials, approaches, and techniques—extending this conversation into the near and distant futures, and connecting the history of these garments with their present recombination and use. Driven first and foremost by objects, not designers, the exhibition considers the many relationships between fashion and functionality, culture, aesthetics, politics, labor, identity, economy, and technology. The Items: Is Fashion Modern? exhibition catalogue, by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher, is available now.

Word on the Street - Times Square
Through February 01, 2018 - New York

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

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