All Purpose NYC ILX Film Snob Thread

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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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

Like to, but no can do.

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

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

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

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

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

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

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

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

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

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

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

Indeed.

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

Memories.

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

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

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

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

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

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

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

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

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

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

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

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

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

no, but I see they're available.

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

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

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

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

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

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

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

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

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

the hungarian film archives are streaming 39 classic hungarian films for free on their website - jancsó's the only one i've heard of here, anyone seen any of the others?

https://filmarchiv.hu/en/news/hungarian-classics-free-to-watch

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:08 (eleven months ago) link

You never heard of Colonel Redl?

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:16 (eleven months ago) link

Autocorrect wanted Colonel Redd.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:16 (eleven months ago) link

Anyway, thanks, this will be yet another way to test my pitiful Duolingo Plus Hungarian.

Together Again Or (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:30 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Hong, Friday

https://www.filmlinc.org/films/yourself-and-yours/

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 16:44 (ten months ago) link

Amplifying Anthology Film Archives latest outreach; full links and additional statement of purpose here:
https://mailchi.mp/anthologyfilmarchives/update_6_03_2020-622592

Since Anthology is, after all, a cinema and film archive, with a conviction that movies can foster engagement rather than distraction, we’d like to use the cinema as a lens to focus attention more squarely on the struggle, by sharing a list of films (available online from various sources) whose continuing relevance has been underlined in the wake of further instances of police brutality and the gross infringement of civil rights. The list itself (a highly selective and partial one) suggests, even at a glance, how entrenched racism has been and continues to be in our society, and illustrates the courage of those activists who have waged the fight for generations.

• The 6-part documentary series REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY (Jenner Furst & Julia Willoughby Nason, 2018) is an in-depth chronicle of the Trayvon Martin killing and its aftermath.

• CRIME + PUNISHMENT (Stephen Maing, 2018) exposes systemic corruption within the NYPD via the story of the NYPD12, a group of NYC police officers who brought a lawsuit against the city and the department over racist and illegal policing practices.

• WHOSE STREETS? (Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis, 2017) is one of the most important documentaries to emerge from the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protest movement in Ferguson/St. Louis.

• Among the best of the films produced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Rodney King incident, John Ridley’s LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 (2017) is available on many different platforms.

• Roger Guenveur Smith & Spike Lee’s RODNEY KING (2017) documents Smith’s one-man theatrical production.

• Yance Ford’s personal documentary STRONG ISLAND (2017) charts the aftermath of the killing of his brother William Ford Jr. by a 19-year-old white mechanic, who was acquitted following an investigation that treated Ford more as a suspect than a murder victim.

• FOR AHKEEM (Landon Van Soest & Jeremy S. Levine, 2017), an intimate and moving portrait of the daily life of a St. Louis high school student, was filmed over the course of two years, a period that saw the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protest movement.

• Available to watch for free, STAY WOKE: THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT (Laurens Grant, 2016) chronicles the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement.

• Two exposés of America’s system of mass incarceration and its devastating and disproportionate impact on African Americans: THE HOUSE I LIVE IN (Eugene Jarecki, 2012) and Ava DuVernay’s 13th (2016).

• THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 (Goran Hugo Olsson, 2011) is drawn from 16mm material shot by visiting Swedish journalists who documented some of the leading figures of the Black Power Movement, including Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, and Eldridge Cleaver.

• Sherry Millner & Ernest Larsen’s 41 SHOTS (2000) is a short reflection on the murder of Amadou Diallo.

• The 14-part history of the Civil Rights Movement that aired on PBS from 1987-90, EYES ON THE PRIZE remains a monumental achievement.

• Shot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2 (Howard Alk, Mike Gray & Film Group, 1969) charts the unlikely relationship between the Black Power movement in Chicago and the Young Patriots, a primarily white group that was beginning to organize around issues of social mobility, police brutality, and income inequity.

• Santiago Alvarez’s still-vital short film NOW! (1965), depicting the civil rights struggle (and the brutal crackdown it incurred), can be viewed for free here.

• James Blue’s classic film THE MARCH (1964) documents the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.

• Madeline Anderson’s INTEGRATION REPORT 1 (1960) – the first known documentary film by an African American female director – examines the struggle for black equality in Alabama, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 18:58 (ten months ago) link

https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/new-yorks-indie-movie-theaters-are-cautiously-preparing-reopen

Because of the challenge of operating a restaurant within the theater — and having nearly 180 employees who’d need to feel safe coming back to work — Viragh said Nitehawk may not open until next year, and he doesn’t expect business to get back to pre-pandemic levels for another 18 months to two years.

Meanwhile, at Film Forum in SoHo, the full expectation is to reopen next month... “So my colleagues and I have been developing programming to start July 29th.” Cooper said that when the theater reopens, attendees will be seated in a checkerboard pattern, so no one is directly next to or behind anyone. Certain staff members will be solely dedicated to cleaning and disinfecting. And ticket-sellers and concessionists will work behind plexiglass windows.

For now, Film at Lincoln Center has pivoted to showing movies in virtual, online screening rooms (as have Film Forum and Nitehawk). Executive Director Lesli Klainberg said the viewership so far has been minimal. Klainberg said her organization’s biggest event of the year, the New York Film Festival, is still on for its scheduled start date of September 25th. But depending on the reopening guidelines — and what feels safe — she and her staff are considering a mix of outdoor screenings, digital screenings, and events at other sites besides the Walter Reade.

“My secret fear is that everyone is sitting at home watching every movie they’ve ever wanted to watch that they never had time to watch,” Klainberg said. “And when they come out of this, and everyone feels safe, we’re going to have to offer them something that’s new and unique and special, because that’s what they come to the movies for.”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 03:28 (ten months ago) link

Why is that a secret fear? Finally a challenge for studios more than programmers. This is as much if not more of an existential threat to theaters as TV was in the 1950s. There should be far more repertory programming in EVERY movie theater, and not just the same 20 Hollywood classics you see on posters and murals at Cinemarks and Cinebistros. Get stuff in there from literally any time. and SCREEN NETFLIX FILMS!

flappy bird, Monday, 15 June 2020 04:24 (ten months ago) link

four months pass...

i imagine i'm not the only one feeling a lot of emotional twinges, skimming back over this thread this particular morning. i miss the movies, i miss these theaters. when it's possible, we should all go see something. and raise some glasses afterwards.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:23 (five months ago) link

Yeah, i am in.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 22 October 2020 13:54 (five months ago) link

I'd love to come up to NYC for something like that.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:38 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

So, odd question maybe.

But why would a festival such as DOCNYC throttle streaming of their films online, so that screenings actually 'sell out'? What purpose does that serve? Like, I'd love to pay to screen a film or two, and it simply won't allow me to do so.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:46 (five months ago) link

I can only guess some unfathomable rights issues. All I know is that certain AFI Silver online streams are limited to households in the Washington, DC area, and others are more generally available. Were you required to put in a Zip code before being told that the screening was "sold out"?

(There are historic reasons for rights issues, including market-by-market rights deals and incompatible formats in different territories. But it BOILS MY BUTTOCKS when contemporary media submits to this throttling.)

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 22:39 (five months ago) link

No postal code required, streaming available throughout the US. But Sold Out, somehow?

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 22:43 (five months ago) link

I guess that to me, it snacks of... gatekeeper tendencies that the subject of the documentary in question would frown down upon. But, I digress.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 22:45 (five months ago) link

some guesses:
1 - gives everyone the ability to point to "sold out DOC NYC" status
2 - continues to allow for the arbitrary assignment of "ticket cost" to each viewing and allows for specific minimum and maximum rights payments to the film owners so that the event organizers don't get submarined by paying too much or the creators by getting paid too little to screen
3 - level playing field for everyone showing in the festival
4 - technical issues that could potentially crash DOC NYC's backend

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 23:04 (five months ago) link

5 - ILPLEX, btw

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 23:04 (five months ago) link

Those all kiiiind of make sense, but still reek of gatekeeper tendencies, and sort of fall flat when everyone could be making more money if they just opened it up.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:31 (four months ago) link

Besides tech issues, the one that seems possible to me is being able to say "SOLD OUT at [x festival]," but in this instance that could easily be "OVERFLOW or SCREENINGS ADDED at [x festival]!"

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 November 2020 17:41 (four months ago) link

also i imagine everyone wants to limit exposure somewhat so that they can eventually do a theatrical run somewhere and/or run it for sale of their own website and/or sell it to a digital distributor who knows it hasn't been fully saturated on the interwebs

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:00 (four months ago) link

THAT is convincing to me and not entirely based on bullshit.

Sorry for derail, btw, I was just very angry that I couldn't watch the new Wojnarowicz documentary.

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Thursday, 19 November 2020 23:13 (four months ago) link

Yeah i am looking forward to that too and will let u know when it lands on ilplex

Four Seasons Total Manscaping (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2020 03:11 (four months ago) link

Thanks forks

healthy cocaine off perfect butts (the table is the table), Friday, 20 November 2020 11:46 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

"21st Century Japan: Films from 2001-2020" online film series hosted by Japan Society up now in the US. Keen to watch the new Sion Sono - anything else I should check out?

https://film.japansociety.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=film

donna rouge, Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:43 (two months ago) link

the New York African Film Festival is up now too, hope to catch something here: https://virtual.filmlinc.org/page/new-york-african-film-festival/

donna rouge, Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:45 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Film Forum too, in April, I think

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:36 (one month ago) link

Friday, April 2nd.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:41 (one month ago) link

Angelika is coming back: https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com/nyc/showtimes-and-tickets/now-playing/2021-03-05

Anthology taking a wait and see attitude, which makes sense given that a lot of their staff likely volunteers.

BAM, Quad, Metrograph, MoMa, Spectacle, Lincoln Center, Nitehawk all still on radio silence.

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:50 (one month ago) link

MoMA is open in some capacity. Maybe I can ask around about public screenings.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 February 2021 22:13 (one month ago) link

meantime, screen slate revamped its website and is now listing select time-sensitive online screenings, and hosting some titles for streaming too

https://www.screenslate.com/

donna rouge, Sunday, 28 February 2021 23:26 (one month ago) link

yeah, i like them a lot.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 28 February 2021 23:27 (one month ago) link

Nitehawk just announced a 25% reopen on friday... that and alamo are probably the riskiest of theaters
https://nitehawkcinema.com/prospectpark/covid-prevention-at-nitehawk/

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 15:22 (one month ago) link

yeah the dine-in model seems particularly tough to imagine going back to, at least until the numbers (vaccines, new cases, etc.) get wayyyyyyyy better. i am itching to finally spend the Nitehawk credit i got by returning a ticket to a show schedule for 3/12/20. but it can wait.

Seems about right?

Here’s what you can expect at IFC Center when we reopen:

Mandatory masks at all times:
Mandatory face coverings on staff and customers throughout the building at all times
No concessions will be sold, and no eating or drinking allowed in the theaters, so there will be no reason for anyone to remove their masks
Social distancing:
Reserved seating at all shows, so that you don’t have to arrive early to get the seat you want
At least 6 feet of distance between seats available for purchase
Reduced capacity of only 25% in all theaters—our biggest house is limited to a maximum of 50 moviegoers; the smaller rooms will have fewer seats
Online and contactless ticketing and ticket scanning
Longer gaps between shows so you won’t have to line up to wait for your theater to open for seating
Features (not the preshows) begin at the showtime to allow you to control the amount of time you’re in the building: Arrive 15 minutes before the showtime to catch the trailers and a short film before the feature, with lights up until showtime; or show up right at showtime if you only want to catch the main event
Building sanitation:
Newly installed hospital-grade MERV-13 air filtration
Seats will be sanitized in between shows
Touchless hand-sanitizer stations will be available throughout the complex
Bathrooms will be sanitized hourly
Your cooperation with our new guidelines will be important for everyone's safety, so we appreciate your diligence. These policies and instructions will be visible on signage throughout the building as well. And as always, if you are feeling sick, please stay home.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 18:59 (one month ago) link

man.... i miss the movies so bad but i'm not sure what the pandemic stats would have to look like for this to feel safe. i don't have any sense that there's even like, a strong, growing core of vaccinated folks in nyc at this moment.

50 people in that big room at IFC feels both bleakly depopulated and, virus-wise, still way way too crowded.

any of their other rooms... O_o

Yeah, I'm laughing at what safe would mean in terms of IFC's smallest room (Theater 5, I think they call it). The screen is barely six feet from the seats. Maybe a person/couple in each corner of the room and a fifth person/couple in the middle?

Josefa, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 02:19 (one month ago) link

if that... that room is like a glorified corridor, i would guess they don't even use it at first.

i can't imagine them using theater 5 for anything other than private parties until the necessity of masks pass.
in general, I'm going to hold off until i'm two weeks past my second jab but I'm willing to try to see if I can watch a movie under a mask.
gonna miss popcorn though.

also:

New York City’s iconic arthouse cinema, Angelika Film Center & Cafe (the “Angelika”), owned and operated by Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI), will welcome back film lovers on Friday, March 5 at its flagship location in Soho. The Angelika will open with extensive sanitization and safety measures creating an environment carefully designed to address COVID-19 concerns.

In alignment with the reopening, two Manhattan theaters – Village East Cinema at 189 2nd Avenue and Cinema 123 at 1001 Third Avenue in Manhattan – have joined the Angelika Film Center circuit and will now be known as Village East by Angelika (“Village East”) and Cinema 123 by Angelika (“Cinema 123”), respectively.

The Village East is known by Manhattan moviegoers for its landmark auditorium, formerly home to the Jaffe Art Theater. In more recent years, the Village East has delighted cinephiles with stunning 70 mm and 35 mm programming, alongside curated repertory series and an eclectic mix of indie hits and arthouse gems.

Cinema 123 has been a neighborhood staple since 1962, and now features luxury recliner seats in its three auditoriums. This Midtown spot always provides audiences with a signature blend of high caliber blockbusters with the industry’s latest awards-worthy arthouse films, alongside its Intelligentsia coffee and café treats.

We are so thrilled to finally welcome back movie lovers and are proud to maintain the integrity of these two Manhattan staples while bringing them the Angelika’s standard for best-in-class arthouse, independent and international film,” said Kelley Anderson, the Angelika’s director of marketing.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:01 (one month ago) link

as an aside: i've seen a few movies at IFC (jiro dreams of sushi comes to mind) where i showed up late to theater 5 and got jammed into the farthermost front row seat on the right or left... it's like being at a drive-in and staring straight up

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:02 (one month ago) link

Publicly traded art house!

Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:32 (one month ago) link

Quad is opening tomorrow as well
https://quadcinema.com/

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:51 (one month ago) link

which is not to say that they're closing.

“Alamo Drafthouse had one of its most successful years in the company’s history in 2019 with the launch of its first Los Angeles theater and box office revenue that outperformed the rest of the industry,” Taylor said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with our partners at Altamont Capital Partners and Fortress Investment Group to continue on that path of growth on the other side of the pandemic, and we want to ensure the public that we expect no disruption to our business and no impact on franchise operations, employees and customers in our locations that are currently operating.”

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:18 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Lincoln Center is back on April 16

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 18:28 (three weeks ago) link

Beard was developing an ambitious King Vidor program for Film at Lincoln Center with Dan Sullivan, an undertaking involving coordination with multiple archives.

*tries not to hyperventilate*
*fails*

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Friday, 26 March 2021 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

http://www.movingimage.us/

Museum of Moving Image is coming back April 30

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 18:02 (one week ago) link


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