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I see there is a week left on the MOMA Spain (Un)Censored series and Film Forum is stepping up to the plate with a Pietro Germi festival starting this weekend. Still some good things in the Spanish series, like The Executioner tomorrow, but don't know if I'll make any of it. Definitely will try to see at least In nome della legge at the FF.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 00:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I regret living here; too much, too much...

Youngest MoMA audience I've ever seen last night for Night of the Living Dead, maybe 35-40. And the 8pm screening looked younger still.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (BAM for the next week).

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But you probably DID see the Madonna video that ripped it off.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If it was after '86, don't bet on it.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

7pm Germi tnite? (i won't be online, off today)

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 November 2007 17:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Like to, but no can do.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 5 November 2007 18:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have tickets for the MOMI Todd Haynes thing that night, but David Gatten is programming an evening of films about water (including JJ Murphy's Sky Blue Water Light Sign) at the WORK Gallery in Red Hook on November 10th.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 5 November 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

impudent harlot, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Paradjanov! I've seen that, it was about 10 years ago though.. gorgeous. The Madonna video that ripped off scenes was Bedtime Story.. I remember talking to some Armenian girls when on study abroad & mentioning this.. they were absolutely mortified..

daria-g, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

Eric H., Monday, 5 November 2007 20:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

who, me? (I'm thinking this is gonna be mostly for local screenings) I didn't promise to start posting on ILF more, like SOME PEOPLE.

Tonight Paradjanov (esp if I decide not to vote), maybe tom'w Terror's Advocate, Thurs another Germi? all tentative.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think he was talking about me. Actually I officially gave up around here. but I've started some threads over there since then, like my Germi thread, and these two:
TS Carl Dreyer vs. Victor Erice
I Don't Think He'd Have Given It To Me If I Had Hair Like EXCELSIOR Or Little Legs Like An Alligator

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Can anybody figure out where the hell the link is to get tix for the FF's Evening with Norman Lloyd on Nov 26?

http://www.filmforum.org/films/norman.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(unless it's I'm Not There)

even with Norman Lloyd cultists champing at the bit?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually I officially gave up around here.

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The ILF excelsior thread, however, is classsic as is.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Indeed.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.
I can't find the thread where I stopped posting in parentheses and Morbius accused me of some Weekend At Bernie's behavior.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Memories.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'S'all I got, and the few that remain are fading fast.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I got ticket to 9:30 Germi tomorrow, Thursday, which I intend to use, barring the not unlikely work, home or health emergency.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 03:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ah, 5:30 for me.

Anyone seen any Marc Recha?

http://www.bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=161

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 November 2007 16:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'll take that as a no.

More Brakhage at Antholgy Sunday (Pittsburgh Trilogy)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a big Max Ophuls retro coming to BAM at month's end; don't see anything on their site, but here:

http://tinyurl.com/2zymrj

Dr Morbius, Monday, 12 November 2007 15:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine is trying to get me to go see Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation at The Anthology tomorrow or over the weekend. Looks like an interesting curiosity, but I dunno.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

UGH @ ophuls competing w/ sembene!!

the brief clip i watched of the adaptation looked awesome. i suggest you get on line REEEEEAL early if you end up seeing it, tho

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

in my GRE-prompted cinema ban i didn't realize i missed ALL of the germis (except for divorce, italian style which i've already seen)

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am suspicious of Raiders Adaptation. For one, I haven't watched ROTLA 20x like everyone else has, apparently.

Also, Sembene v Ophuls v Pasolini.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

I would focus on the otherwise unavailable OS & MO.

Jiri Menzel is at BAM tonight w/ his latest, but I know nothing about it.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 14:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm suspicious too, but I may have to go out of a social obligation.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why is Summer With Monika in the Times today? New print?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was sposta review it. They sent me a European DVD.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If anyone has MIX tips, speak:

http://www.mixnyc.org/index.html

Maybe I'd go to the 11pm Friday shorts, if I'm up.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 14:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

after today, Divorce—Italian Style is only playing 9:20 pm at FF.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 17:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no, but I see they're available.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's what I was trying to tell you.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

o i c

Divorce was cute. Why anyone thinks it's GREAT, I'm not sure.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saw it years ago, didn't make much of an impression. Wasn't he Oscar nominated?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 November 2007 19:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hoberman on Sembene (and Ophuls, briefly):

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0748,hoberman,78462,20.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If I go to see Salo, should I bring someone to hold my hand?

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob to see Letter from an Unknown Woman on its last night @BAM tonight; it fulfilled all of my expecs.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob EVERYONE ON THE PLANET to see Letter from an Unknown Woman

fixed

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Salò makes an even more problematic date movie than Jeanne Dielman!

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Somebody tell me if Arcadia is any good!

Frederik B, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:55 (three months ago) Permalink

slow days in filmland so far but i'm looking forward to seeing Birds of Passion at Film Forum tomorrow. Embrace of the Serpent was a fave and though the plot of this one looks tired (do not care about drug cartel movies), I'll try anything they do after that.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:34 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/black-mother-review-khalik-allah-field-niggas-1201949049/

started watching the first film by khalik allah; it's heavy heavy stuff... slow mo explorations of black faces and black bodies with too real conversation in background; all filmed in harlem. looks like avedon studies. give it a peek:
https://vimeo.com/312790511

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:20 (three months ago) Permalink

btw, Birds of Passion is spectacular; see it if you can.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I loved Embrace of the Serpent, looking forward to Birds of Passage

Dan S, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Couldn't be more different than Serpent in terms of approach and storytelling, but both are heavy on magical realism and both give deep credence and agency to the indigenous people that are at their stories' centers. Passage is a Shakespearean epic with spectacular music, stunning acting, masterful cinematography and probably seven to ten gasp-inducing visual moments; definitely going to be one of the best films I see this year.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:56 (three months ago) Permalink

anybody got the stomach/chutzpah to take one for the team and report back?

[CONTENT WARNING: These films contain scenes of explicit sexual contact, mutilation, rear female nudity, violence, frontal male nudity, dark humor, disembowelment, castration, nihilism, decapitation, suicide, Nazi imagery, deviant sex, depictions of murder, frontal female nudity, ejaculation, mental illness, rear male nudity, criminal mischief, on-screen urination, sexual perversion, blood, and adult language.]

http://www.spectacletheater.com/corpse-fucking-art-2/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Rendezvous with French Cinema begins Friday

https://www.filmlinc.org/festivals/rendez-vous-with-french-cinema/#films

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

^Thursday, in fact

For most of March at MoMA,

William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5049?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:56 (three months ago) Permalink

William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation

If they are dipping into the Borzage and Ford boxes, "Rediscoveries" is a bit strong. But the other titles tempt me.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:49 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, I have the Ford box, but they're showing some in 35mm, and there are some 4K restos.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:15 (three months ago) Permalink

I had heretofore missed this Criterion Top 10 by NYC film snob Georgia Hubley, who includes some excellent commentary on theaters past and present ("MOMA, popular dinner spot of many of NYC’s finest moviegoers"):

https://www.criterion.com/current/top-10-lists/132-georgia-hubley-s-top-10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Just confirmed or relooked up that she is related to, the daughter of those other Hubleys.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh wait, it's at the top of that link. D'oh!

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes, as a child she's even on the soundtrack of a couple cartoons.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Okay, just read that properly. Really well-written and chosen.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:50 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

trucker vehicles (hehe) at Anthology

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/50621

I've seen 5/10, would def recommend Hell Drivers and Le Camion... and they are showing a 35mm print of Duel.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:02 (two months ago) Permalink

is the movie theater in Union Square still open? the one that was on the same block/around the corner from Virgin. across the street from Forbidden Planet. I can't remember if it was an AMC or Loews

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:07 (two months ago) Permalink

It is. I never go there bcz of the multiplex prices; I don't think they even have matinee discounts.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

What Price Hollywood ("a focused look back at the nature of sexual politics on screen") begins at MoMA on Monday

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5063?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 April 2019 16:28 (two months ago) Permalink

don't care much for the angelika but they got Amazing Grace so i suppose i gotta go

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

you could go to BAM! (beginning the 12th)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:52 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's preferable if only barely.
looking forward to seeing Hail Satan next week.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 5 April 2019 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Annoyed that I'm going to miss most of that trucker series even though I've seen most of them (I'm in NYC from 4/15-5/1) - except for Le Camion! (I can see it finally!)

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 7 April 2019 00:28 (two months ago) Permalink

caught the last of those Duel screenings thanks to your reminder itt, thanks morbs!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 April 2019 19:29 (two months ago) Permalink

de nada, DC

trilogies at FF

https://filmforum.org/series/trilogies#now-playing

dat's a lotta movies

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 April 2019 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Mexican director Roberto Gavaldón at MoMA

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5053?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:52 (one month ago) Permalink

Nelson Pereira dos Santos midway at Metrograph

http://metrograph.com/series/series/217/nelson-pereira-dos-santos

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:55 (one month ago) Permalink

a month of Abel Ferrara at MoMA

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5065

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow, I'd try and go to everything in that series :(

Frederik B, Friday, 24 May 2019 13:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

saw the Syrian film The Dupes (1973) last night at FF

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

last week of Ferrara retro, composer Joe Delia will be introducing King of New York and China Girl the next 2 nights

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

been waiting forever to see this

https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/5589

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Worth it.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's a great watch

Frederik B, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Damn that Kael lineup is great, I didn’t know she liked Shoot the Moon

flappy bird, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Ermanno Olmi at FSLC (I haven't seen any)

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/ermanno-olmi/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 June 2019 21:39 (three days ago) Permalink


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