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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

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

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

Like to, but no can do.

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

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

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

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

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

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

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

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

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

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

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

Indeed.

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

Memories.

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

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

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

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

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

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

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

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

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

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

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

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

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

no, but I see they're available.

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

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

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

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

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

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

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

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

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

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 months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

Worth it.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:50 (two months ago) link

Yeah, it's a great watch

Frederik B, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:10 (two months ago) link

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

flappy bird, Friday, 7 June 2019 00:22 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

Ugh

TS The Students vs. The Regents (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:21 (two months ago) link

think i've been there twice in twenty years; remember it being a nice enough room but they tend to book kinda boring stuff

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:22 (two months ago) link

I'm pretty sure in '80-81 I saw Truffaut's last two there (The Last Metro, The Woman Next Door). They booked all the Merchant-Ivory films in the '80s and '90s. Last time I was there was for Carol. Always packed in the 75-and-over crowd.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:25 (two months ago) link

(also I believe it's where I almost crashed into Joe "Look Sharp" Jackson coming out of the men's room after a revival of Shoot the Piano Player)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:27 (two months ago) link

Somehow I'd... never heard of this theater? Huh.

Came here to post this short series, clearly programmed for Morbs: Reagan at the Movies at Metrograph.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:49 (two months ago) link

I've seen all of those except Rambo and Firefox.

Prison Images: Incarceration and the Cinema @ Anthology... I esp recommend Renoir's stellar The Elusive Corporal, which is harder to see than A Man Escaped or Le Trou.

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/51027

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 20:50 (two months ago) link

It's hard to believe that Manhattan had only single-screen theaters until 1972, if that factoid is indeed true - supposedly the Quad was the first multi?

Josefa, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 23:30 (two months ago) link

A little before my time, but I know of no others. They started dividing the single-screen midtown theaters by the mid '70s.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 23:39 (two months ago) link

Free films + popcorn + soda + talks at Lincoln Center starting tomorrow
https://www.filmlinc.org/series/free-talks/#schedule

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 20:57 (one month ago) link

Summer of Legrand at French Institute

https://fiaf.org/events/2019-season/cs-michel-legrand/

There will be post-film ML karaoke on July 30

I call dibs on "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 June 2019 18:58 (one month ago) link

I will see if I can rustle up the Bergmans to sit in judgement of the proceedings.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

yikes

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:07 (one month ago) link

yikes

Relax. Saw them in the audience once at an Annie Ross at the Metropolitan Room, but I don’t actually know them.

Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:15 (one month ago) link

Men-in-prison double feature at Anthology this Monday night, Jean Genet's Un chant d'amour and Jonas Mekas's The Brig

Josefa, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:43 (one month ago) link

oh I see the prison program was mentioned up thread

Josefa, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:59 (one month ago) link

documentaries from Kevin Rafferty (The Atomic Cafe, Feed) & co at Metrograph

http://metrograph.com/series/series/235/secret-histories-the-films-of-kevin-rafferty-friends

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:32 (one month ago) link

Burt Lancaster at FF (my #1 unmissable is the rarely screened Frankenheimer The Train, the best of their collaborations imho)

http://filmforum.org/series/burt-lancaster

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 July 2019 15:23 (one month ago) link

been looking forward to catching a few in this one - i have, somewhat astonishingly, never seen a single film in which burt lancaster appears. atlantic city and sweet smell of success have been on my list for ages, but i'm also hoping to find time to just pick up some random roll-the-dice picks here, especially with the 2-for-1s.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Friday, 19 July 2019 15:34 (one month ago) link

Kiarostami retrospective at IFC July 26 to August 15
http://www.ifccenter.com/series/abbas-kiarostami-a-retrospective/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 19 July 2019 15:58 (one month ago) link

Dr C: The Leopard is essential

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 July 2019 16:14 (one month ago) link

Dr. C: Criss Cross is my fave of the noirs. The Train is a must.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 29 July 2019 21:42 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks!

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:42 (three weeks ago) link

icymi La Flor is at FSLC

https://hyperallergic.com/511754/la-flor-mariano-llinas/

Based on Part 1, I can neither recommend nor discourage. I am dreading the spy story.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 4 August 2019 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

screening at the Metrograph all week, Juraj Herz's 1968 The Cremator

(see also J Hoberman in the NYT)

https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/film-of-the-week-the-cremator/

http://metrograph.com/film/film/2196/the-cremator

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

(as you can see by the Janus credit, this is coming to Criterion)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

widescreen Vincente Minnelli at Metrograph, starting Friday

http://metrograph.com/series/series/240/minnelli-widescreen

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:16 (one week ago) link

great Rip Torn vehicle at Spectacle

http://www.spectacletheater.com/payday/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 August 2019 10:47 (one week ago) link

^ Went to see this tonight. With no pre-announcement or explanation, instead of the film everyone paid to see they showed some fake trailers followed by a nearly hour-long European stop-motion animation film. The lady at the box office who was the sole staff member on duty - also the person who pressed the buttons on the computer to "project" the film - said, "So sorry! This is what the distributor sent us." She could not even guarantee me that Payday would actually show up for screening later in the month.

It was my first time there, so seriously wtf is up with this place?

Josefa, Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:20 (six days ago) link

jeez sorry. have only been there twice myself, never had a problem. they didn't give refunds?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:17 (six days ago) link

They did, though I was perplexed that some people didn't accept theirs. I certainly took my $5 back.

Josefa, Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:20 (six days ago) link

spectacle rules; i'm sorry that happened!

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:22 (six days ago) link

Is it that one lady always running it?

Josefa, Saturday, 17 August 2019 12:26 (six days ago) link

oh and the Scorsese/Cocks twinbills are well under way

https://filmforum.org/series/marty-and-jays-double-features#now-playing

I may do 2x2 this Sunday....

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 01:46 (two days ago) link

I can recommend Hoberman's new book, Make My Day, which is a continuation of The Dream Life and Army of Phantoms, covering 1975-1988

Josefa, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 02:19 (two days ago) link


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