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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