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Thursday, May 1 MONTH

8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Elizabeth LeCompte & Richard Maxwell in conversation!
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.

Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1. 

In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group’s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we’re overjoyed to host the theatrical premiere run of the completed version. At once an invaluable document of one of the high points of 1970s experimental theater, and a genuinely radical, astonishingly elegant re-working of the available footage, RUMSTICK ROAD transcends theatrical documentation to become a major work of experimental video in its own right.

The 1977 production of RUMSTICK ROAD has been recognized by critics and scholars as a landmark work that helped usher in a new era of experimental performance. Composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray’s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray’s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.

LeCompte and Kobland’s reconstruction keeps faith with the original theater piece by registering, in a new composite, the texture of time and memory that shaped the original production. LeCompte and Kobland have worked with Wooster Group archivist Clay Hapaz to layer, juxtapose, and blend together numerous archival fragments – including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides – in order to reconstruct that lost performance. The result not only documents but embodies the unceasing innovation and vital creative freedom of The Wooster Group at their best.

“A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.” –Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES

Friday, May 2

6:45 PM
THE IN-LAWS
by Arthur Hiller
1979, 103 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Ken Kobland & Amy Taubin in conversation!
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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9:00 PM
BIG TROUBLE
by John Cassavetes
1986, 93 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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Saturday, May 3

5:00 PM
SHOW & TELL: ALEXANDRA CUESTA

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: MIKE HOOLBOOM / ALEXANDRA CUESTA / AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU

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6:15 PM
THE IN-LAWS
by Arthur Hiller
1979, 103 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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8:30 PM
BIG TROUBLE
by John Cassavetes
1986, 93 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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Sunday, May 4

5:00 PM,
8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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6:30 PM
BIG TROUBLE
by John Cassavetes
1986, 93 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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8:30 PM
THE IN-LAWS
by Arthur Hiller
1979, 103 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE IN-LAWS + BIG TROUBLE

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Monday, May 5

8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Kate Valk & Sam Gold in conversation!
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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Tuesday, May 6

7:30 PM
PIERRE HUYGHE, PGM. 1

This screening is part of: PIERRE HUYGHE CINE-CLUB

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8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Alex & Ada Katz, Joan Jonas, Tony Oursler, Nayland Blake, David Reed and more IN PERSON!
75 min, Digital video

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Wednesday, May 7

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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8:00 PM
The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD
by Elizabeth LeCompte & Ken Kobland
2013, 75 min, digital video

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Thursday, May 8

7:00 PM
THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

This screening is part of: THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: MIKE HOOLBOOM / ALEXANDRA CUESTA / AKOSUA ADOMA OWUSU

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Friday, May 9

7:00 PM
EC: ROBERT BREER, PGM 1

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7:00 PM
THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

This screening is part of: THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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8:45 PM
EC: ROBERT BREER, PGM 2

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Saturday, May 10

4:30 PM
MICHEL AUDER, PGM. 1: SHORTER WORKS

This screening is part of: MICHEL AUDER: MADE IN NEW YORK, 1969-2014

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7:00 PM
THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

This screening is part of: THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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7:30 PM
NEW YORK’S HIDDEN NOISE - STEPHEN VITIELLO & ALVIN LUCIER IN PERSON!

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Sunday, May 11

3:45 PM
MICHEL AUDER, PGM. 2: CHASING THE DRAGON and TAYLOR MEAD "SPECIAL"

This screening is part of: MICHEL AUDER: MADE IN NEW YORK, 1969-2014

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5:45 PM
MICHEL AUDER, PGM. 3: INSIDE THE CHELSEA HOTEL, 1970-73

This screening is part of: MICHEL AUDER: MADE IN NEW YORK, 1969-2014

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7:00 PM
THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

This screening is part of: THE NEW YORK POLISH FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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8:00 PM
NOTES & SKETCHES, ETC.: PROGRAM 2
by Jonas Mekas
75-90 min, digital video

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Monday, May 12

7:00 PM
EC: JAMES BROUGHTON PGM 1

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8:45 PM
EC: JAMES BROUGHTON, PGM 2

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Tuesday, May 13

7:30 PM
THE IMPROBABLE MADE POSSIBLE: FAREWELL FROM A DYING STAR

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8:00 PM
MARC RIBOT – LIVE SCORE TO CHAPLIN’S ‘THE KID’!

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Wednesday, May 14

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:30 PM
ALL CIRCUITS ON: REMEMBERING DOUGLAS DAVIS & PAUL RYAN

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Thursday, May 15

7:00 PM
EC: CLAIR / PICABIA / BUÑUEL / DALÍ PGM

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7:30 PM
DUTCHMAN
by Anthony Harvey
1967, 55 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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Friday, May 16

7:00 PM
THE NEW-ARK
by LeRoi Jones
1968, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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7:15 PM
REGENERATION
by Raoul Walsh
1915, 64 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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9:00 PM
AMIRI BARAKA: IN MOTION
by St. Clair Bourne
1983, 60 min, video

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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9:15 PM
SHE DONE HIM WRONG
by Lowell Sherman
1933, 66 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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Saturday, May 17

4:00 PM
BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT
by Woodie King, Jr.
1976/77, 114 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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5:00 PM
THE BOWERY
by Raoul Walsh
1933, 92 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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6:30 PM
AMIRI BARAKA PROGRAM

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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7:30 PM
ON THE BOWERY
by Lionel Rogosin
1956, 65 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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9:00 PM
DUTCHMAN
by Anthony Harvey
1967, 55 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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9:15 PM
THE BOWERY ON FILM: SELECTED SHORTS

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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Sunday, May 18

4:00 PM
SLUMMING IT: MYTH AND CULTURE ON THE BOWERY
by Scott Elliott
2002, 56 min, digital video

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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5:00 PM
THE NEW-ARK
by LeRoi Jones
1968, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: SEMPER, ROI, SEMPER: AMIRI BARAKA (1934-2014)

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6:00 PM
BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE STORY OF CBGB
by Mandy Stein
2009, 76 min, digital video

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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7:30 PM
THE BREATH COURSES THROUGH US: THE NEW YORK ART QUARTET
by Alan Roth
2013, 75 min, digital video

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8:00 PM
THE VANISHING CITY
by Jen Senko & Fiore DeRosa
2009, 55 min, digital video

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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Monday, May 19

7:00 PM
ON THE BOWERY
by Lionel Rogosin
1956, 65 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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8:30 PM
THE BOWERY
by Raoul Walsh
1933, 92 min, 35mm, b&w

This screening is part of: FROM MAE WEST TO PUNK: THE BOWERY ON FILM

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Tuesday, May 20

7:00 PM
NYWIFT: TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES REFORGED

This screening is part of: NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION PRESENTS

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Wednesday, May 21

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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Thursday, May 22

7:00 PM
EC: L’ÂGE D’OR
by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí
In French with English subtitles, 1930, 73 min, 35mm, b&w

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8:45 PM
EC: LOS OLVIDADOS
by Luis Buñuel
In Spanish with English subtitles, 1950, 88 min, 35mm, b&w

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Friday, May 23

7:00 PM
WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?
by Jerry Lewis
1970, 96 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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7:15 PM
THE BLOOD OF A POET
by Jean Cocteau
In French with English subtitles, 1930, 53 minutes, 35mm, b&w

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9:00 PM
HARDLY WORKING
by Jerry Lewis
1980, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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Saturday, May 24

5:00 PM
ONE MORE TIME
by Jerry Lewis
1970, 92 min, 35mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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7:00 PM
HARDLY WORKING
by Jerry Lewis
1980, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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7:15 PM
ORPHEUS
by Jean Cocteau
In French with English subtitles, 1950, 95 minutes, 35mm, b&w

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9:00 PM
WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?
by Jerry Lewis
1970, 96 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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9:15 PM
THE BLOOD OF A POET
by Jean Cocteau
In French with English subtitles, 1930, 53 minutes, 35mm, b&w

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Sunday, May 25

5:00 PM
HARDLY WORKING
by Jerry Lewis
1980, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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6:00 PM
ORPHEUS
by Jean Cocteau
In French with English subtitles, 1950, 95 minutes, 35mm, b&w

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7:00 PM
WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT?
by Jerry Lewis
1970, 96 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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8:15 PM
LEN LYE

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9:00 PM
ONE MORE TIME
by Jerry Lewis
1970, 92 min, 35mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: JERRY LEWIS: THE COMPLETED RETROSPECTIVE

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Tuesday, May 27

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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Wednesday, May 28

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
GEBO AND THE SHADOW
by Manoel de Oliveira
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 95 min, 35mm

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Thursday, May 29

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
GEBO AND THE SHADOW
by Manoel de Oliveira
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 95 min, 35mm

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7:15 PM
UNE SIMPLE HISTOIRE
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1958, 68 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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9:15 PM
THE EIGHTH DAY
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1959, 81 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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Friday, May 30

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
GEBO AND THE SHADOW
by Manoel de Oliveira
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 95 min, 35mm

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7:15 PM
OCTOBER IN MADRID
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1964, 60 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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9:15 PM
THE AUTHENTIC TRIAL OF CARL EMMANUEL JUNG
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1967, 65 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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Saturday, May 31

3:00 PM
THE GAZE / LE REGARD
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1977, 63 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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4:45 PM
SUMMER / L’ÉTÉ
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1968, 66 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
GEBO AND THE SHADOW
by Manoel de Oliveira
In French with English subtitles, 2012, 95 min, 35mm

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6:45 PM
WINTER / L’HIVER
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1970, 82 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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8:45 PM
SPRING / LE PRINTEMPS
by Marcel Hanoun
In French with projected English subtitles, 1970, 82 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: MARCEL HANOUN

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