READINGS Wednesday 10/20 ...


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Featuring...Silent Screams
Video presentation of early horror film classics. Today, James Young's The Bells with Boris Karloff, Lionel Barrymore & Paul Leni's The Cat & the Canary; Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30 free.


Film in Void
Free screenings in cyberlounge. Today, Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6482; 8:30 free.

Frame by Frame
HBO's 2nd annual doc. film showcase incl. screenings of The Cruise, American Hollow, Taxicab Confessions 6 & Kurt & Courtney; The Screening Room, 54 Varick St., 512-7660; call for times, $5 [through 10/28].

Jiri Menzel Retrospective
Czech Center NY & Anthology Film Archives host retrospective of legendary Czech New Wave director feat. Closely Watched Trains, Captricious Summer, Larks on a String, etc.; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 505-5181; call for info, $8 [through 10/31].

Videodrome
Exhibition of recent video works by 18 contemporary artists. Today, Uri Tzaig; New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 219-1222; free.

Ten Years After: The Wall
Film series in conjunction with German Information Center explores the effects of the fall of the Berlin Wall 10 years ago; Goethe Institut, 1014 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 439-8707; 6, free w/adm. [through 11/24]

Thursday 10/21



Cin Noir Film Society
Pre-anesthetic surgery, murder for money & opium addiction with Boris Karloef & Christopher Lee in Corridors of Blood (9); hippies & other 70s denizens become vampire slaves in Retrurn of Count Yorga (midnight) Pink Pony, 176 Ludlow St. (betw. E. Houston & Stanton St.), 253-1922; $3 & free, respectively.

Film at Moma
Kirkwood's Mistress Nell (2); Hart & Hinges' Hell's Hinges (6); films by Unknown, Levine, Otis, Conner, White, Kuchar, Wieland, silt (6); Simpson's Halsted Street (6:30); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

Rapid Eye Movement: R.E.M. on Television
Screening series "that provides a thumbnail sketch of this influential band," feat. clips from frontman Michael Stipe & co.'s music videos, live performances & doc. footage. Plus screenings of This Way Up & Uptake documentaries from most recent album, Up; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-6800; Thurs. at 6, Fri. at 7 & Sat.-Sun. at 4, free w/adm. [through 11/28].

Resfest
Third annual digital film festival feat. premiere of Bob Sabiston & Tommy Pallotta's Snack & Drink, Jane's Addiction reunion tour doc. Three Days, rave scene doc. Better Living Through Circuitry & Lars von Trier Dogma diary The Humiliated. Today, RESFEST Shorts; Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 613-1600, 8, $10, $45 full pass [through 10/23].

Video Lounge
Mix NYC pres. series focusing on animated, experimental & doc. videos by new artists; Knitting Factory Alterknit Theater, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3055; 7, $6.

Viewpoint
"Slavic Stories: Donations From the Slavic Heritage Council." Today, Sergei Parajonov's Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (2:30); Antonio Mitrikieski's Across the Lake (6); Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; free.

Friday 10/22


Film at Moma
Fleming's When the Clouds Roll By (2:30); Simpson's Halsted Street (3); Weine's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (6); Griffith Biograph: Program 1 (6); Edison Company: Program 1 (7:30); Schertzingerr's The Clodhopper (8); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

Resfest
See 10/21. Today, Better Living Through Circuitry (7); collection of music videos Cinema Electronica (9); Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 613-1600, $10, $45 full pass [through 10/23].

Videodrome
Exhibition of recent video works by 18 contemporary artists. This week, Uri Tzaig, Doug Henry, Gary Simmons & Jennifer Steinkamp; New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.), 219-1222; Fri., Sat., Sun. & Tues., free [through 11/11].

Xeno International Film Festival
NY Underground Film Festival & 1999 BAM Next Wave Festival pres. new festival feat. screenings of new, avant-garde & underground features & shorts from Europe, incl.. U.S. premieres of German Slidin' Bright & Shiny World, Irish shorts "Get Yer Irish Up!," Peter Stempel's Punk & Glory & others; BAM Rose Cinema, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland), Brooklyn, 718-636-4111, call for times, $8.50, $5 st./s.c. [through 10/24].

Saturday 10/23



The Cool World: American Film & Video 1950-2000
The 1950s: the New American Cinema & the Beat Generation. Today, "The Beats: 2" feat. Shirley Clarke's The Connection (12); films of Christopher MacLaine (2); "The Irrepressible Taylor Mead" feat. two early films & appearance by comic performer Mead (3:30); Whitney Museum of American Art, 954 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3676; $6 (free w/ adm.).

Film at Moma
Weine's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2); Griffith Biograph: Program 2 (2); Harold Lloyd Shorts: Program 1 (5); Vitagraph Company: Program 1 (5); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

Resfest
See 10/21. Today, panel discussion: "The Future of Filmmaking" (12:30); RESFEST Shorts (3); The Humiliated (5); Longform Shorts (7); Three Days (9); Tishman Auditorium at the New School, 66 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 613-1600, 8, $10, $45 full pass [through 10/23].

Shrimp Diablo In My Pants Film Festival
Series parodies movies such as Don't Make Me Slap You, Beach Blanket Parchesi & ABC afterschool program, My Brother Just Got Back From Nam; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 274-0440; 10, $5 [through 10/30].

YWCA Cine-Club
Jean-Luc Godard's First Name: Carmen (Perenom: Carmen) feat. Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnafe & Godard himself; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 735-9717; 4, $7 [repeats 10/24].

Sunday 10/24



The Cool World: American Film & Video 1950-2000
The 1950s: the New American Cinema & the Beat Generation. Today, Today, Amos Vogel's Cinema 16, introduced by director; Whitney Museum of American Art, 954 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3676; 12, $6 (free w/ adm.).

Film at Moma
Schertzinger's The Clodhopper (2); Vitagraph Company: Program 2 (2); Cabanne's Flirting with Fate (5); Edison Company: Program 2 (5); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

Ocularis
"Perspective Canada - The Canadian Film Series." Tonight, Robert Lepage's Le Confessional, preceded by Andrew Currie's Night of the Living; Galapagos Arts, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Sts.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30.

Reel Pieces
Columbia Univ. film professor Dr. Annette Insdorf hosts screening & discussion. Tonight, Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy, 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 7:15, $20.

Sunday Night Free Movie Series
Failing romance between bisexual vampiress Catherine Deneuve & passive David Bowie, butch Susan Sarandon, buckets of blood, zombies & Ann Magnuson in Tony Scott's The Hunger; Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-2158; 7, free.

Monday 10/25


Film at Moma
Cabanne's Flirting with Fate (2:30); Fleming's When Clouds Roll By (6); Lecture by Pepon Osorio (6:30); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

Monday Movies '99
Columbia Univ. pres. films of Elia Kazan. Tonight, fact-based 1947 drama Boomerang! (not the Eddie Murphy vehicle) & Marlon Brando classic A Streetcar Named Desire; Miller Theatre, Columbia Univ., 2960 Broadway (116th St.), 854-7799; 6, $10.

Monday Night Movies
"Sonic Youth invades Tonic"--October series curated by downtown noisehounds Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore. Tonight, world premiere of 1988 Sonic Youth tour film, EVOL; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 358-7501; 9, $4.

Ocularis
"Perspective Canada - The Canadian Film Series." Tonight, Mina Shum's tale of modern Chinese-Canadian woman coping with old world parents Double Happiness, proceeded by Helen Lee's Prey; Galapagos Arts, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Sts.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 8:30.

Tuesday 10/26


FIAF Cinéclub
Dominique Cabrera's 1997 drama L'autre cote de la mer (The Other Shore); French Institute's Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St. (betw. Madison & Park Aves.), 355-6100; 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 & 9, $7, $5.50 st.

Film at Moma
Harold Lloyd Shorts: Program 1 (2:30); Tourneur's Poor Little Rich Girl (6); Woodward & McLeod's John Szarkowski: A Life in Photography (6); Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; free w/adm.

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