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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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:48 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 November 2007 17:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Like to, but no can do.

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

impudent harlot, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:09 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

Eric H., Monday, 5 November 2007 20:59 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

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

(unless it's I'm Not There)

even with Norman Lloyd cultists champing at the bit?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Indeed.

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

Memories.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

I'll take that as a no.

More Brakhage at Antholgy Sunday (Pittsburgh Trilogy)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:03 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:33 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:31 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:18 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 17:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

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

no, but I see they're available.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:34 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

o i c

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

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:11 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 November 2007 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Hoberman on Sembene (and Ophuls, briefly):

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

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:48 (fifteen years ago) link

Wait, did you guys mention this yet?

The festival concludes with the North American premiere theatrical run (February 4–10) of Valerio Zurlini’s La prima notte di quiete (Indian Summer) (1972)—an austere, tragic romance starring Alain Delon as a failed poet—in its original, uncut Italian version.

I loved that when I caught it at the Walter Reade a few decades ago. Very hard to see, or at least it used to be.

Tapioca Tumbril (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 5 February 2022 00:45 (eleven months ago) link

went and saw Her Man (1930) at MoMA today; it was great and Helen Twelvetrees is a find!
https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/her-man-tay-garnett-1930/

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 February 2022 01:43 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Not sure how long this has been going on, but whoever's programming the Netflix-owned Paris Theater seems to have decided that if their venue is going to primarily be a vehicle for Netflix films to maintain awards qualification, they might as well also show other interesting stuff too. currently: a list of appealing titles (La Cienaga, Under the Skin, Kiarostami's Where Is The Friend's House?) that apparently inspired The Lost Daughter. coming up: a one-week Jane Campion retrospective, all on 35mm, in parallel with daily screenings of Power of the Dog (if, like me, you're wishing you'd seen it on a big-ass screen instead of an IFC basement room). i haven't been yet, but it seems like they've made a serious play for inclusion in the NYC repertory circuit!

The creator of Ultra Games, for Nintendo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 March 2022 15:10 (ten months ago) link

Oh hi. I actually went and saw Power of the Dog there early on under the auspices of MUBI GO and yeah.

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 March 2022 15:29 (ten months ago) link

Eraserhead, FWWM and Mulholland Drive on 35mm coming up at BAM...

https://www.bam.org/film/2022/lynchian?alttemplate=MobileProgram

Priory, Friday, 11 March 2022 12:31 (ten months ago) link

weeraseethakul's Memoria is coming back to the IFC for a post omicron run

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 March 2022 15:38 (ten months ago) link

Just breaking: disgruntled film patron stabs two MoMA employees after his membership is revoked.

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 March 2022 00:14 (ten months ago) link

Mike Rubin was there when it happened. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/12/nyregion/moma-stabbing.html

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 March 2022 00:22 (ten months ago) link

Wow, that's terrifying. Good to read that the victims are in stable condition, at least.

The creator of Ultra Games, for Nintendo (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 13 March 2022 03:07 (ten months ago) link

In some good news: Kim's Video collection is returning to NYC!

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 March 2022 19:09 (ten months ago) link

Also, wonder what is the deal with Bronco Bullfrog. I am intrigued.

Mardi Gras Mambo Sun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 March 2022 21:26 (ten months ago) link

ICYMI: IFC has started that second one-week run of Memoria.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 April 2022 12:17 (ten months ago) link

Also, Film Forum has kicked off their month-long Poitier and His Contemporaries series, with a hell of a lineup:

https://filmforum.org/series/sidney-poitier-his-trailblazing-contemporaries

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 2 April 2022 12:22 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Got my eye on this Daniel Talbot memoir.

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 23:26 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...
four weeks pass...

Coming up at Film Forum: 1962...1963...1964, featuring, well, films from those years.

They're also currently re-running some highlights from the Mifune series, ICYMI!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 14 July 2022 13:03 (six months ago) link

Update to the above: it's actually one-third of a mega-program, in tandem with FSLC (showing NYC experimental films of the period) and the Jewish Museum (exhibiting work by NYC artists of the period). Ticket stubs at each yield discounts for the other two!

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/new-york-1962-1964-underground-and-experimental-cinema/#schedule

https://thejewishmuseum.org/exhibitions/new-york-1962-1964

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 13:24 (six months ago) link

Enjoyed MY OLD SCHOOL at the Film Forum. The director is supposed to be there for the last screenings on Friday and Saturday.

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 26 July 2022 00:55 (six months ago) link

re: johnny crunch's link, I've been meaning to check out Film Noir for ages. Seems like Spectacle but with an even more idiosyncratic/individual taste guiding the programming (for better and for worse). I think I overlook it because the listings don't seem to consistently show up on Screen Slate (and often have no descriptions on the venue website).

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 26 July 2022 15:14 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

What’s the closest/best subway stop for the Nitehawk?

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:09 (five months ago) link

Oh wait, are there two Nitehawks?

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:09 (five months ago) link

I guess for the one it is obv 15 Street-Prospect Park.

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:11 (five months ago) link

Maybe I can just go to BAM instead.

My Little Red Buchla (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 August 2022 15:14 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I used to watch this show religiously and may start watching again. Would kind of like to see what Gary Giddins says about The Third Man.
https://tv.cuny.edu/show/citycinematheque/PR2002890

When Harpo Played His ARP (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 18:56 (four months ago) link

I even once ran into the host one afternoon and had a nice little chat.

When Harpo Played His ARP (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 18:56 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

I'd be all over this series of UFOfology films at Anthology right now, but I've seen most of them more than once.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 4 November 2022 06:45 (three months ago) link

Got my eye on THE RUNNER at the Film Forum, probably can’t make it tonightz

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 22:34 (two months ago) link

Just enjoyed THE RUNNER. Which I gone 24 hours earlier though and seen the director in person.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 00:47 (two months ago) link

wish i went with ya! i need to see banshees still.

We can always go see MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM. Oh wait. Please kill me first.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 06:52 (two months ago) link

kill me in the bathroom

Heh. Reminds me of Adam Roth’s routine about Johnny Thunders.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 16:27 (two months ago) link

Something about imaging or actually seeing the boots of a nodded-out Thunders peeking out in the CBGB’s bathroom like the Wicked Witch of the East’s ruby red slippers under the house of Dorothy Gale. Then a riff about people saying when he did die that it was a conspiracy. “Yeah, a conspiracy that he didn’t die soon.”

But I digress.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 16:51 (two months ago) link

Sooner

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 14 November 2022 16:51 (two months ago) link

Anyway NYC ILX film snobs should run don’t walk to The Film Forum and see THE RUNNER, which goes right up there to the top of of the list of films involving cute precocious kids and trains along with PATHER PANCHALI and THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE.

Me and the Major on the Moon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 01:32 (two months ago) link

Really want to see the new Polish donkey movie.

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 November 2022 22:01 (two months ago) link

andale andale mama EI EI EOoooooooooo

love this sign, love this story, love this banana bread
https://www.screenslate.com/articles/jacques-derrida-loves-banana-bread

three weeks pass...

My wife and I are making a rare trip to NYC this weekend and are supposed to see Welles' The Trial at Film Forum. Will be my second time there in my life.

Chris L, Friday, 9 December 2022 00:30 (one month ago) link

(At FF, not New York)

Chris L, Friday, 9 December 2022 00:37 (one month ago) link

get the bundt cake AND the banana bread imo
also an egg cream

one month passes...

Karen Cooper stepping down at the Film Forum?

Farewell to Evening in Paradise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 14:33 (three weeks ago) link

She will still be around in an advisory capacity. Sonya Chung, who I am unfamilar with, will be taking over her role. Mike and Bruce will still be around so it sounds like a smooth transition.

Farewell to Evening in Paradise (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 January 2023 14:41 (three weeks ago) link

looks like minimal drama

pretty cool silent series here:

SILENT FILMS / LIVE MUSIC at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street in Manhattan
Curated by John Schaefer
No RSVP is required. Seating is first come, first served. Free popcorn while supplies last.

https://bfplny.com/event/electric-appalachia/
ELECTRIC APPALACHIA on Jan 25 at 7:30pm
Scored and performed live by Mary Lattimore and William Tyler.
The Acclaimed Silent Films/Live Music series is back in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!
Experience the first evening of the Silent Films/Live Music series with the New York premiere of “Electric Appalachia.” Using found archival footage, the film offers a meditation on electricity and modernity in East Tennessee. Compiled by Eric Dawson (director at the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound – TAMIS) with score written and performed by guitarist William Tyler and harpist Mary Lattimore.

https://bfplny.com/event/the-kid/
The Kid on Jan 26 at 7:30pm
Scored and performed live by Yasmin Williams
The acclaimed Silent Films/Live Music series is back in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place! Join us for the second evening to watch the world premiere of Yasmin Williams’ new score set to the 1921 Charlie Chaplin classic, “The Kid.” This funny and deeply humane film stars a young Jackie Coogan in his first role and was Chaplin’s first full-length film as a director.

https://bfplny.com/event/passionofjoanofarc/
The Passion of Joan of Arc on Jan 27 at 7:30pm
Scored and performed live by David Cieri.
Join us for the finale of the Silent Film/Live Music series in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place with a film that is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema, “The Passion of Joan of Arc.” The finale is scored and performed by composer David Cieri with his ensemble of instruments and vocalists.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 20:50 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks!

Came to post: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-regal-movie-theater-in-union-square-is-closing-012023
Have been there in ages so reallly don't care, maybe I should. Just so long as the Regal UA Kaufman Astoria stays open.

Cry for a Shadowgraph (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 January 2023 19:30 (one week ago) link

my snob note is that i havent seen a movie in a mainstream megaplex since gravity

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 22 January 2023 21:03 (one week ago) link


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