Anthology Film Archives - Calendar Events http://anthologyfilmarchives.org An international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. en-us Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:02:44 -0400 THE KING OF ESCAPE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42444 <p>OVERDUE NY THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br />Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; print courtesy of Institut Fran&ccedil;ais.<br /><br />For the past 15 years, Alain Guiraudie has quietly been directing some of the most unique and peculiar films in contemporary cinema, a secret that is finally out thanks to the success of his latest feature, STRANGER BY THE LAKE. That the new film has won such acclaim is cause for celebration. That it was the first of Guiraudie&rsquo;s works to be distributed in the U.S. is a crying shame, especially with regard to his previous feature, THE KING OF ESCAPE, the revelation of Lincoln Center&rsquo;s recent Guiraudie retrospective and, we feel, hands-down one of the greatest films in recent memory. To make up for the neglect that befell it upon its completion in 2009, we&rsquo;re giving it the belated theatrical run it deserved all along.<br />As warm and affecting as it is fearlessly outlandish and matter-of-factly surreal, THE KING OF ESCAPE features Ludovic Berthillot, in a brave and unforgettably vanity-free performance, as Armand, a gay, overweight, middle-aged tractor salesman. After rescuing a 16-year-old girl (Curly, played by the gifted Hafsia Herzi) from an attempted sexual assault, Armand finds her developing an unlikely crush on him. Already struggling with mid-life doubts, he decides to give the relationship a go, triggering a delirious, increasingly bizarre chain of events. Fleeing across the French countryside, Armand and Curly are pursued by an eccentric cast of characters, who give ample evidence of Guiraudie&rsquo;s unselfconscious, flattery-free focus on types (economic, social, physical, or sexual) who are rarely represented on-screen. Paradoxically, THE KING OF ESCAPE becomes increasingly grounded and genuinely wise the stranger it gets. Convulsively hilarious and profoundly liberating, it&rsquo;s unlike anything else under the sun.<br /><br />&ldquo;There&rsquo;s no good reason for [Curly and Armand] to fall in love, but, defying her parents and the law, they do, and go on the run together, in Guiraudie&rsquo;s bumptious yet tender comedy. [&hellip;] In Guiraudie&rsquo;s view, the provincial carnality is na&iuml;ve, earthy, and good-humored, and the surrounding countryside comes off as an aphrodisiac riot of erotic sprites, in contrast to the grim and stiff-necked agents of official order.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Brody, NEW YORKER<br /><br />&ldquo;Set in the scenic Midi-Pyrenees region of southwest France, this sublimely daffy sex farce presents a warm if cockeyed vision of the region as a pansexual playground.&rdquo; &ndash;Andrea Gronvall, CHICAGO READER<br /><br /><strong>SEE THE TRAILER <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/withoutabox/vi3617719577">HERE</a></span>!</strong></p> Thursday, April 17 THE KING OF ESCAPE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42445 <p>OVERDUE NY THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br />Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; print courtesy of Institut Fran&ccedil;ais.<br /><br />For the past 15 years, Alain Guiraudie has quietly been directing some of the most unique and peculiar films in contemporary cinema, a secret that is finally out thanks to the success of his latest feature, STRANGER BY THE LAKE. That the new film has won such acclaim is cause for celebration. That it was the first of Guiraudie&rsquo;s works to be distributed in the U.S. is a crying shame, especially with regard to his previous feature, THE KING OF ESCAPE, the revelation of Lincoln Center&rsquo;s recent Guiraudie retrospective and, we feel, hands-down one of the greatest films in recent memory. To make up for the neglect that befell it upon its completion in 2009, we&rsquo;re giving it the belated theatrical run it deserved all along.<br />As warm and affecting as it is fearlessly outlandish and matter-of-factly surreal, THE KING OF ESCAPE features Ludovic Berthillot, in a brave and unforgettably vanity-free performance, as Armand, a gay, overweight, middle-aged tractor salesman. After rescuing a 16-year-old girl (Curly, played by the gifted Hafsia Herzi) from an attempted sexual assault, Armand finds her developing an unlikely crush on him. Already struggling with mid-life doubts, he decides to give the relationship a go, triggering a delirious, increasingly bizarre chain of events. Fleeing across the French countryside, Armand and Curly are pursued by an eccentric cast of characters, who give ample evidence of Guiraudie&rsquo;s unselfconscious, flattery-free focus on types (economic, social, physical, or sexual) who are rarely represented on-screen. Paradoxically, THE KING OF ESCAPE becomes increasingly grounded and genuinely wise the stranger it gets. Convulsively hilarious and profoundly liberating, it&rsquo;s unlike anything else under the sun.<br /><br />&ldquo;There&rsquo;s no good reason for [Curly and Armand] to fall in love, but, defying her parents and the law, they do, and go on the run together, in Guiraudie&rsquo;s bumptious yet tender comedy. [&hellip;] In Guiraudie&rsquo;s view, the provincial carnality is na&iuml;ve, earthy, and good-humored, and the surrounding countryside comes off as an aphrodisiac riot of erotic sprites, in contrast to the grim and stiff-necked agents of official order.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Brody, NEW YORKER<br /><br />&ldquo;Set in the scenic Midi-Pyrenees region of southwest France, this sublimely daffy sex farce presents a warm if cockeyed vision of the region as a pansexual playground.&rdquo; &ndash;Andrea Gronvall, CHICAGO READER<br /><br /><strong>SEE THE TRAILER <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/withoutabox/vi3617719577">HERE</a></span>!</strong></p> Thursday, April 17 CANTON VIPER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42485 <p>毒蛇 / 광동살무사<br /><br />North American premiere!<br /><br />A Korean martial arts movie as raw as steak tartare, CANTON VIPER features &ldquo;king of kicks&rdquo; and taekwondo Grandmaster Hwang Jang-lee in the role of a formidable anti-hero struggling with revenge and redemption. In pure Korean tradition, the film wastes no time and throws us right into the midst of an epic showdown between Hwang, the villain of the tale, and 100 swordsmen, whose bodies he proceeds to fling around the Chinese landscape and straight into hell. Exhausted and injured after the carnage, Hwang unknowingly takes refuge with the wife and son of a dead foe. Soon, their affections tempt him into changing his bad guy ways. Sadly, a league of kung fu masters is determined to punish him for his sins. Perfectly poised between drama and deadly action, CANTON VIPER is truly one-of-a-kind. Presented and unleashed for the first time in the unsuspecting West!<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Friday, April 18 AUDIO VÉRITÉ PRESENTS: JASON LESCALLEET’S ‘TROPHY TAPE’ http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42459 <p>Anthology partners with our pals at Issue Project Room to present an eclectic/electric evening with Jason Lescalleet, one of America&rsquo;s most dedicated modern sound artists. His work explores a sonic world that hovers between noise, contemporary composition, and minimal electronics. He blends layers of found sound, amplified silences, and artifacts of everyday noise, all transformed through various microphones, tape recorders, and speakers. Based in Maine, Lescalleet has also built a solid reputation for delivering a visceral live experience in his concert performances. Over the past couple of decades, Lescalleet has gradually and painstakingly compiled a compelling discography on notable labels such as Kye, RRR, Erstwhile, Chondritic Sound, NNA, and most recently via his own Glistening Examples imprint. Never one to sit still for long, he has spent the last two years generating a slew of solo and collaborative albums with the likes of Aaron Dilloway, Graham Lambkin, and Kevin Drumm. Chief amongst these releases is the remarkable 2012 double CD on Erstwhile Records, SONGS ABOUT NOTHING. Over the following year Lescalleet commissioned 13 different artists to create videos for the 13 tracks on the first disc in that set, TROPHY TAPE. Tonight&rsquo;s show features this audio-visual album as well as a few extra special videos by New York artists who contributed to this project.<br /><br />C. Spencer Yeh<br />BABY BIRDS (2009, 1.5 min, video)<br /><br />Adel Souto<br />ALLOW ANY RADIO (2012, 3 min, video. Music by Robert Turman.)<br /><br />Ellen Frances<br />VERY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN (2012, 3.5 min, video)<br />A self portrait of the female spirit, inspired by Native American and occult beliefs revolving around the impact of the moon on women.<br /><br />Ellen Frances<br />WHEN I LEAVE THIS PLACE (2014, 3 min, video)<br />In collaboration with author Tao Lin, Frances depicts a psychological breakdown set to audio of Lin&rsquo;s voice, hospital environments, and patterns generated by an MRI machine.<br /><br />Jason Lescalleet<br />TROPHY TAPE (2014, 37 min, video)<br />Curated and directed by Lescalleet; featuring videos by Aaron Dilloway, Ellen Frances, Annie Feldmeier Adams, Justin Meyers, Antony Milton, C. Spencer Yeh, Olivia Block, Adel Souto, Neil Young Cloaca, Todd Deal, Jubal Brown, Heidi Alasuvanto, and Robert Beatty.<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 55 min.</p> Friday, April 18 THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (aka MASTER KILLER) http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42488 <p>少林卅六房<br /><br />The movie that cracked the genre in half, 36TH CHAMBER is king of the kung fu films &ndash; everyone references it, everyone steals from it, but it still holds up today. LKL&rsquo;s god-brother, Gordon Liu, plays a kid in Manchu-occupied China who gets his entire family killed by the Manchus because he is an idiot. With nowhere else to go, he flees to the Shaolin Temple, and begs them to train him for revenge. Training involves mastering 35 chambers, each teaching a different discipline, and as he conquers them one-by-one the Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin kung fu opens his third eye to enlightenment. The training sequence is a stock martial arts movie set-piece, but in the hands of LKL it expands into an hour-long, genius-level, cinematic tone poem on how discipline, focus, commitment, and willpower can save you from yourself.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Friday, April 18 PEDICAB DRIVER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42491 <p>群龍戲鳳<br /><br />Long unseen and unavailable on home video, Sammo Hung&rsquo;s action masterpiece is here and it wants to kick you through a wall. Set in 1950s Macau, this action-comedy-drama-romance burns up the screen with old school intensity, and is sprinkled with appearances by many big-name Hong Kong stunt actors and filmmakers. Yuen Biao and Corey Yuen get into a &ldquo;light saber&rdquo; duel with fluorescent light tubes! Eric Tsang hides! Sammo takes on Lau Kar-leung, and you won&rsquo;t want to miss two of the world&rsquo;s greatest action directors duking it out. See for yourself what makes LKL tell Sammo, &ldquo;Fatty, you&rsquo;re crafty!&rdquo; Then watch Sammo unleashing infinite pain on superkicker Billy Chow (Japanese baddie in FIST OF LEGEND). Audience-pleasing, heart-pumping, nitro-burning moviemaking in what is arguably one of the best martial arts movies of the 1980s.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Friday, April 18 THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (aka MASTER KILLER) http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42489 <p>少林卅六房<br /><br />The movie that cracked the genre in half, 36TH CHAMBER is king of the kung fu films &ndash; everyone references it, everyone steals from it, but it still holds up today. LKL&rsquo;s god-brother, Gordon Liu, plays a kid in Manchu-occupied China who gets his entire family killed by the Manchus because he is an idiot. With nowhere else to go, he flees to the Shaolin Temple, and begs them to train him for revenge. Training involves mastering 35 chambers, each teaching a different discipline, and as he conquers them one-by-one the Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin kung fu opens his third eye to enlightenment. The training sequence is a stock martial arts movie set-piece, but in the hands of LKL it expands into an hour-long, genius-level, cinematic tone poem on how discipline, focus, commitment, and willpower can save you from yourself.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, April 19 CHALLENGE OF THE MASTERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42494 <p>陸阿采與黃飛鴻<br /><br />Appearing in over 100 films before 1976, Wong Fei-hung, the real-life martial arts master and avatar of Confucian virtue, was always depicted onscreen as a pompous stiff. But in Lau Kar-leung&rsquo;s second film, he was recast as a bratty street punk whose dad won&rsquo;t let him learn kung fu because then he&rsquo;ll be an even bigger pain in the ass. An injection of youthful energy, this flick comes straight from the heart. LKL&rsquo;s father was a student of Wong Fei-hung, so this family affair pays tribute to Wong&rsquo;s real-life legacy. Lau himself plays a criminal on the run, his brother, Lau Kar-wing, plays a cop who&rsquo;s after him, and his god-brother, Gordon Liu, plays the brash Wong Fei-hung. Full of high-energy mayhem, it&rsquo;s the first martial arts movie to focus on respecting your enemy, not just kicking his ass.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, April 19 HEROES OF THE EAST http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42496 <p>(aka SHAOLIN CHALLENGES NINJA) / 中華丈夫<br /><br />A classic screwball comedy, only with Mantis Fists and Skirt Kicks replacing quips and wisecracks, this is the kung fu comedy elevated to high art. Ah To (Gordon Liu) is strong-armed into an arranged marriage with the daughter of his father&rsquo;s Japanese business partner. The blushing bride, Kuda, and the grim groom soon discover that they&rsquo;re both martial arts mavens, but they can&rsquo;t agree on whether Japanese or Chinese skills are superior. So they decide to settle their differences with sword, spear, and throwing stars, gleefully laying waste to their posh new home in the process. Finally, Kuda goes full ninja, and Ah To declares her &ldquo;sneaky.&rdquo; Kuda takes it personally and her entire family decides to head to Hong Kong to teach their Chinese in-law a lesson. Combat is couples counseling and lethal strikes are love bites in LKL&rsquo;s ode to the sweet, sweet mayhem of marriage.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, April 19 SHOW & TELL: Mike Hoolboom's PUBLIC LIGHTING http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42462 <p>Anthology welcomes Mike Hoolboom for three programs surveying his diverse and challenging body of work. Hoolboom is a major figure in contemporary Canadian experimental cinema, predominantly as a film- and video-maker, but also as founder of the now-defunct magazine, THE INDEPENDENT EYE, co-founder of the artist-run exhibition group, Pleasure Dome, and author of numerous articles and books on avant-garde filmmaking.<br /><br />An astonishingly prolific and restlessly searching artist, Hoolboom has made over 50 films and videos since 1980, comprising short, mid-length, and feature films, and running the gamut from found-footage works and hand-processed films to experimental documentaries and home movies. Since being diagnosed as HIV positive in 1989, Hoolboom&rsquo;s work has gravitated towards themes involving the body, disease, AIDS activism, and impermanence. In the words of critic Geoff Pevere, his films and videos demonstrate &ldquo;a consuming interest in navigating the outer limits of perception, of language, of self, of mechanical reproduction, of bodily sensation and experience (and most recently, and surprisingly, of the discourse of nationhood).&rdquo; These programs will showcase his recent feature-length collage film, LACAN PALESTINE, as well as the earlier feature, PUBLIC LIGHTING (2004) and a program of short works from throughout his career.<br /><br />Special thanks to Jim Supanick.<br /><br />This series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts&rsquo; Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org, www.eARTS.org).<br /><br />PROGRAM 1:<br />PUBLIC LIGHTING<br />2004, 70 min, video<br />This film examines the current media obsession with biography, offering up &ldquo;the six different kinds of personality&rdquo; as case studies and miniatures, possible examples.<br /><br />&ldquo;Surpasses even the beauty of his most recent work, IMITATIONS OF LIFE. Visually dense and hypnotic while brimming with the kind of penetrating ideas one associates with Godard, PUBLIC LIGHTING ponders the ways in which seeing and hearing affect human consciousness.&rdquo; &ndash;Robert Koehler, VARIETY</p> Saturday, April 19 KUNG FU FEST: SUPER SPECIAL SECRET SCREENING! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42498 <p>We can&rsquo;t tell you the title of this Hong Kong action movie from the 1970s, but trust us: you want to see it on the big screen with an audience! Before the show, we&rsquo;re going to give away prizes, and make a couple of announcements regarding the lineup and guests for this year&rsquo;s New York Asian Film Festival, so what more could you possible ask for!?<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, April 19 SHOW & TELL: Mike Hoolboom's LACAN PALESTINE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42464 <p>Anthology welcomes Mike Hoolboom for three programs surveying his diverse and challenging body of work. Hoolboom is a major figure in contemporary Canadian experimental cinema, predominantly as a film- and video-maker, but also as founder of the now-defunct magazine, THE INDEPENDENT EYE, co-founder of the artist-run exhibition group, Pleasure Dome, and author of numerous articles and books on avant-garde filmmaking.<br /><br />An astonishingly prolific and restlessly searching artist, Hoolboom has made over 50 films and videos since 1980, comprising short, mid-length, and feature films, and running the gamut from found-footage works and hand-processed films to experimental documentaries and home movies. Since being diagnosed as HIV positive in 1989, Hoolboom&rsquo;s work has gravitated towards themes involving the body, disease, AIDS activism, and impermanence. In the words of critic Geoff Pevere, his films and videos demonstrate &ldquo;a consuming interest in navigating the outer limits of perception, of language, of self, of mechanical reproduction, of bodily sensation and experience (and most recently, and surprisingly, of the discourse of nationhood).&rdquo; These programs will showcase his recent feature-length collage film, LACAN PALESTINE, as well as the earlier feature, PUBLIC LIGHTING (2004) and a program of short works from throughout his career.<br /><br />Special thanks to Jim Supanick.<br /><br />This series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts&rsquo; Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org, www.eARTS.org).</p> <p>PROGRAM 2:<br />LACAN PALESTINE<br />2012, 70 min, digital<br />&ldquo;Mining a wealth of material from TV news, documentary, fiction, and fantasy film, LACAN PALESTINE is a visual roller-coaster, with Hoolboom using cinema to suggest Palestine as a place of recurring psychological-colonial-projection &ndash; a space whose conquest is here spectacularly re-lived in celluloid waves of armed crusaders, legionnaires, Mongol horsemen, biplanes, and machine guns. [&hellip;] Dizzying in its technical and conceptual density, LACAN PALESTINE is truly incomparable cinema.&rdquo; &ndash;Nick Denes, LONDON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL<br /><br />&ldquo;Hoolboom shows Palestine as the setting of a love story without love &ndash; with Moses, Abraham, and Jacques Lacan in the main roles.&rdquo; &ndash;JIHLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL</p> Saturday, April 19 MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42500 <p>(aka THE ONE-ARMED BOXER VS. THE FLYING GUILLOTINE) / 獨臂拳王大破血滴子<br /><br />Jimmy Wang Yu writes, directs, and stars in this massively entertaining grindhouse masterpiece. A blind lama assassin employed by the Qing Emperor goes after the righteous &ldquo;One-Armed Boxer&rdquo; (Wang Yu). Intent on avenging his two disciples, whom Wang Yu killed, the imperial assassin packs his monk robes and his unbeatable flying guillotine, and soon he&rsquo;s keeping the clashes coming, the blood flowing, and the heads rolling. His killer quest ends at a kung fu tournament full of freaky martial artists who employ ponytail-strangling, yoga-magic-stretching, and kickboxing, but they&rsquo;re no match for the killer lama and his one-armed foe! Featuring extravagant choreography by brothers Lau Kar-leung and Lau Kar-wing, MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE set the ultimate template for martial arts video games, and the fireworks of its final showdown (set in a booby-trapped coffin shop) have yet to be equaled.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Saturday, April 19 CANTON VIPER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42486 <p>毒蛇 / 광동살무사<br /><br />North American premiere!<br /><br />A Korean martial arts movie as raw as steak tartare, CANTON VIPER features &ldquo;king of kicks&rdquo; and taekwondo Grandmaster Hwang Jang-lee in the role of a formidable anti-hero struggling with revenge and redemption. In pure Korean tradition, the film wastes no time and throws us right into the midst of an epic showdown between Hwang, the villain of the tale, and 100 swordsmen, whose bodies he proceeds to fling around the Chinese landscape and straight into hell. Exhausted and injured after the carnage, Hwang unknowingly takes refuge with the wife and son of a dead foe. Soon, their affections tempt him into changing his bad guy ways. Sadly, a league of kung fu masters is determined to punish him for his sins. Perfectly poised between drama and deadly action, CANTON VIPER is truly one-of-a-kind. Presented and unleashed for the first time in the unsuspecting West!<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sunday, April 20 MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42501 <p>(aka THE ONE-ARMED BOXER VS. THE FLYING GUILLOTINE) / 獨臂拳王大破血滴子<br /><br />Jimmy Wang Yu writes, directs, and stars in this massively entertaining grindhouse masterpiece. A blind lama assassin employed by the Qing Emperor goes after the righteous &ldquo;One-Armed Boxer&rdquo; (Wang Yu). Intent on avenging his two disciples, whom Wang Yu killed, the imperial assassin packs his monk robes and his unbeatable flying guillotine, and soon he&rsquo;s keeping the clashes coming, the blood flowing, and the heads rolling. His killer quest ends at a kung fu tournament full of freaky martial artists who employ ponytail-strangling, yoga-magic-stretching, and kickboxing, but they&rsquo;re no match for the killer lama and his one-armed foe! Featuring extravagant choreography by brothers Lau Kar-leung and Lau Kar-wing, MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE set the ultimate template for martial arts video games, and the fireworks of its final showdown (set in a booby-trapped coffin shop) have yet to be equaled.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sunday, April 20 PEDICAB DRIVER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42492 <p>群龍戲鳳<br /><br />Long unseen and unavailable on home video, Sammo Hung&rsquo;s action masterpiece is here and it wants to kick you through a wall. Set in 1950s Macau, this action-comedy-drama-romance burns up the screen with old school intensity, and is sprinkled with appearances by many big-name Hong Kong stunt actors and filmmakers. Yuen Biao and Corey Yuen get into a &ldquo;light saber&rdquo; duel with fluorescent light tubes! Eric Tsang hides! Sammo takes on Lau Kar-leung, and you won&rsquo;t want to miss two of the world&rsquo;s greatest action directors duking it out. See for yourself what makes LKL tell Sammo, &ldquo;Fatty, you&rsquo;re crafty!&rdquo; Then watch Sammo unleashing infinite pain on superkicker Billy Chow (Japanese baddie in FIST OF LEGEND). Audience-pleasing, heart-pumping, nitro-burning moviemaking in what is arguably one of the best martial arts movies of the 1980s.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sunday, April 20 STAN BRAKHAGE PGM 3 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42424 <p>All films are silent.<br />LOVING (1956, 4 min, 16mm)<br />PASHT (1965, 5 min, 16mm)<br />FIRE OF WATERS (1965, 10 min, 16mm, b&amp;w, sound)<br />THE HORSEMAN, THE WOMAN AND THE MOTH (1968, 19 min, 16mm)<br />THE WEIR-FALCON SAGA (1970, 29 min, 16mm)<br />SEXUAL MEDITATION #1: MOTEL (1970, 7 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)<br />SEXUAL MEDITATION: ROOM WITH A VIEW (1971, 4 min, 16mm, b&amp;w. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.)<br />THE SHORES OF PHOS: A FABLE (1972, 10 min, 16mm)<br />A selection from some of Brakhage&rsquo;s most densely mysterious works.<br />Total running time: ca. 95 min.</p> Sunday, April 20 DIRTY HO http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42503 <p>爛頭何<br /><br />One of the best titles ever to grace a movie poster comes attached to one of the most sophisticated kung fu movies ever made. The Qing Prince (Gordon Liu) is traveling the country incognito, tasting wine, fondling antiques, and relaxing in brothels. While brothel-relaxing he gets in a scrap with a loud-mouthed conman, Ho (Wong Yue), and forces the punk to become his reluctant servant. This comes in handy when a series of assassins are dispatched to ensure the Prince never returns to the imperial palace. Shakespearean in scope, this flick is a series of secret duels between the Prince and the killers, all taking place in public but disguised as wine tastings and genteel social encounters. LKL reaches dizzying heights of physical invention, and the movie becomes an ever-expanding series of jaw-dropping duels leading to an arrow-studded showdown in a sound stage wasteland.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sunday, April 20 SHOW & TELL: Mike Hoolboom PGM 3 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42466 <p>Anthology welcomes Mike Hoolboom for three programs surveying his diverse and challenging body of work. Hoolboom is a major figure in contemporary Canadian experimental cinema, predominantly as a film- and video-maker, but also as founder of the now-defunct magazine, THE INDEPENDENT EYE, co-founder of the artist-run exhibition group, Pleasure Dome, and author of numerous articles and books on avant-garde filmmaking.<br /><br />An astonishingly prolific and restlessly searching artist, Hoolboom has made over 50 films and videos since 1980, comprising short, mid-length, and feature films, and running the gamut from found-footage works and hand-processed films to experimental documentaries and home movies. Since being diagnosed as HIV positive in 1989, Hoolboom&rsquo;s work has gravitated towards themes involving the body, disease, AIDS activism, and impermanence. In the words of critic Geoff Pevere, his films and videos demonstrate &ldquo;a consuming interest in navigating the outer limits of perception, of language, of self, of mechanical reproduction, of bodily sensation and experience (and most recently, and surprisingly, of the discourse of nationhood).&rdquo; These programs will showcase his recent feature-length collage film, LACAN PALESTINE, as well as the earlier feature, PUBLIC LIGHTING (2004) and a program of short works from throughout his career.<br /><br />Special thanks to Jim Supanick.<br /><br />This series is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts&rsquo; Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org, www.eARTS.org).</p> <p>PROGRAM 3: &lsquo;BUFFALO DEATH MASK&rsquo; AND OTHER STORIES<br /><br />BUFFALO DEATH MASK (2013, 23 min, digital)<br />A conversation with Canadian painter Stephen Andrews returns us to a pre-cocktail moment, when being HIV+ afforded us the consolation of certainty.<br /><br />DAMAGED (2002, 9 min, digital)<br />A 9-minute portrait of an indecisive man related in 18 decisive moments.<br /><br />FRANK&rsquo;S COCK (1993, 8 min, 16mm)<br />&ldquo;In the simplest of frames, in monologue, Callum Rennie plays a man remembering his lover lost to AIDS. [&hellip;] Eight minutes of pure, perfect cinema.&rdquo; &ndash;Cameron Bailey, NOW MAGAZINE<br /><br />RAIN (2003, 5 min, digital)<br />&ldquo;Hoolboom&rsquo;s restlessly intelligent film is broken up into ten parts, each revolving around issues of representation, eventually narrowing into a sort of treatise on the Hollywood dream factory and its impact on how we imagine the future.<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 50 min.</p> Sunday, April 20 LEGENDARY WEAPONS OF CHINA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42505 <p>十八般武藝<br /><br />Lau Kar-leung is known for his realistic martial arts, but things get gothic when he delves into the supernatural in this steeped-in-dread classic. It&rsquo;s 1899 and the Westerners are bringing China to its knees with their guns. The Empress Dowager commissions kung fu cults for a solution, and they turn to maoshan magic to become bulletproof, resulting in lots of dead test subjects. One of the masters (Lau Kar-leung) refuses to let his students become bullet-fodder and goes into hiding, so the Empress Dowager orders three of the cults to find him and rip off his face. Ending in an explosive two-part fight scene that sees all 18 legendary weapons unleashed, LKL stages combat in rafters, narrow alleys, and on rooftops in the pouring rain, as he works every nook and cranny of the Shawscope screen in his most visually arresting and grimmest movie.<br /><br /></p> <p>A limited number of advance tickets are available at: <a href="http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com">http://oldschool14.brownpapertickets.com<br /></a>Members: call (212) 505-5181 x20 to reserve your tickets!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sunday, April 20 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42514 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, April 23 IRWIN & FRAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42447 <p>SPECIAL SCREENINGS &ndash; FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />&ldquo;I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here,&rdquo; quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World&rsquo;s Foremost Authority. Married for over 70 years to his chain-smoking wife, Fran, he is a famous 99-year-old stand-up comedian, performer, and political satirist. Narrated by family friend Susan Sarandon, and featuring reflections on Irwin by legendary comedian, political activist, and civil rights advocate Dick Gregory, IRWIN &amp; FRAN is a deeply affectionate film that captures the unflagging wit, wisdom, and vitality of its peerlessly charismatic protagonists. Filmmaker Jordan Stone explores the lives and sensibilities of this fascinating, hilarious New York couple with an intimacy rarely captured on camera.<br /><br />Winner of the Best Film Award at The People&rsquo;s Film Festival in New York City.<br /><br /><strong>Jordan Stone will be here in person for all shows, and will be joined on opening night, April 24, by Irwin Corey and by&nbsp;<em>Screen Daily</em> founder and former&nbsp;<em>Screen International</em>&nbsp;Editor-in-Chief, Colin Brown!<br /><br />SEE THE TRAILER <a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi562080537/">HERE</a>!&nbsp;</strong></p> Thursday, April 24 IRWIN & FRAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42448 <p>SPECIAL SCREENINGS &ndash; FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />&ldquo;I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here,&rdquo; quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World&rsquo;s Foremost Authority. Married for over 70 years to his chain-smoking wife, Fran, he is a famous 99-year-old stand-up comedian, performer, and political satirist. Narrated by family friend Susan Sarandon, and featuring reflections on Irwin by legendary comedian, political activist, and civil rights advocate Dick Gregory, IRWIN &amp; FRAN is a deeply affectionate film that captures the unflagging wit, wisdom, and vitality of its peerlessly charismatic protagonists. Filmmaker Jordan Stone explores the lives and sensibilities of this fascinating, hilarious New York couple with an intimacy rarely captured on camera.<br /><br />Winner of the Best Film Award at The People&rsquo;s Film Festival in New York City.<br /><br /><strong>Jordan Stone will be here in person for all shows, and will be joined on opening night, April 24, by Irwin Corey and by&nbsp;<em>Screen Daily</em> founder and former&nbsp;<em>Screen International</em>&nbsp;Editor-in-Chief, Colin Brown!<br /><br />SEE THE TRAILER <a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi562080537/">HERE</a>!&nbsp;</strong></p> Friday, April 25 FREDERIC TUTEN PRESENTS ‘POSSESSION’! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42507 <p>Initially released in the U.S. in an egregiously butchered form, Andrzej Zulawski&rsquo;s visionary, delirious, and truly unforgettable film POSSESSION has happily and deservedly achieved cult renown in recent years (culminating in a re-release in 2012, courtesy of the Bleeding Light Film Group). Even with this newfound interest though, little attention has been called to the fact that Zulawski wrote the film in close collaboration with Frederic Tuten, the author of some of the finest and most radically innovative novels and short stories of late 20th-century American literature, including THE ADVENTURES OF MAO ON THE LONG MARCH (1971), TALLIEN: A BRIEF ROMANCE (1988), TINTIN IN THE NEW WORLD (1993), and others.<br /><br />Tonight we are overjoyed to welcome Tuten for a Q&amp;A following the film, in which he&rsquo;ll provide insight into his collaboration with Zulawski and illuminate the process of creating the unique phenomenon that is POSSESSION.<br /><br />Special thanks to Brian Block (Bleeding Light Film Group).<br /><br />Andrzej Zulawski<br />POSSESSION<br />1981, 127 min, 35mm. With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, and Margit Carstensen. Written by Andrzej Zulawski &amp; Frederic Tuten.<br />One of the few genuinely iconoclastic works in modern cinema, POSSESSION is a nihilistic, no-holds-barred portrait of a disintegrating marriage. Featuring highly stylized, career-best performances by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, POSSESSION starts as psychodrama, develops into queasy supernatural horror, and ends up exploding all known genres. A work of rampant and astonishingly sustained hysteria, its craziness equaled only by its fecund imagination and deep conviction, it&rsquo;s the definition of a film that&rsquo;s not for the faint of heart.</p> Friday, April 25 THE TEXT OF LIGHT http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42427 <p>Brakhage&rsquo;s tour-de-force exploration of refracted light in an ashtray.<br />&ldquo;All that is, is light.&rdquo; &ndash;Johannes Scotus Erigena</p> Saturday, April 26 IRWIN & FRAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42449 <p>SPECIAL SCREENINGS &ndash; FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />&ldquo;I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here,&rdquo; quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World&rsquo;s Foremost Authority. Married for over 70 years to his chain-smoking wife, Fran, he is a famous 99-year-old stand-up comedian, performer, and political satirist. Narrated by family friend Susan Sarandon, and featuring reflections on Irwin by legendary comedian, political activist, and civil rights advocate Dick Gregory, IRWIN &amp; FRAN is a deeply affectionate film that captures the unflagging wit, wisdom, and vitality of its peerlessly charismatic protagonists. Filmmaker Jordan Stone explores the lives and sensibilities of this fascinating, hilarious New York couple with an intimacy rarely captured on camera.<br /><br />Winner of the Best Film Award at The People&rsquo;s Film Festival in New York City.<br /><br /><strong>Jordan Stone will be here in person for all shows, and will be joined on opening night, April 24, by Irwin Corey and by&nbsp;<em>Screen Daily</em> founder and former&nbsp;<em>Screen International</em>&nbsp;Editor-in-Chief, Colin Brown!<br /><br />SEE THE TRAILER <a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi562080537/">HERE</a>!&nbsp;</strong></p> Saturday, April 26 THE PITTSBURGH TRILOGY http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42428 <p>Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.<br />EYES <br />1970, 36 min, 16mm, silent.<br />&ldquo;After wishing for years to be given-the-opportunity of filming some of the more &lsquo;mystical&rsquo; occupations of our Times &ndash; some of the more obscure Public Figures which the average imagination turns into &lsquo;bogeymen&rsquo;... viz.: Policemen, Doctors, Soldiers, Politicians, etc.: &ndash; I was at last permitted to ride in a Pittsburgh police car, camera in hand, the final several days of September 1970.&rdquo; &ndash;S.B.<br />&amp;<br />DEUS EX <br />1971, 34 min, 16mm, silent.<br />&ldquo;I have been many times very ill in hospitals; and I drew on all that experience while making DEUS EX in West Penn. Hospital of Pittsburgh; but I was especially inspired by the memory of one incident in an emergency room of San Francisco&rsquo;s Mission District: while waiting for medical help, I had held myself together by reading an April-May 1965 issue of &lsquo;Poetry Magazine&rsquo;: and the following lines from Charles Olson&rsquo;s &lsquo;Cole&rsquo;s Island&rsquo; had especially centered the experience, &lsquo;touchstone&rsquo; of DEUS EX, for me: Charles begins the poem with the statement &lsquo;I met Death &ndash;&rsquo; And then: &lsquo;He didn&rsquo;t bother me, or say anything. Which is / not surprising, a person might not, in the circumstances; / or at most a nod or something. Or they would. But they wouldn&rsquo;t, / or you wouldn&rsquo;t think to either, / it was Death. And / He certainly was, the moment I saw him.&rsquo;&rdquo; &ndash;S.B.<br />&amp;<br />THE ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE&rsquo;S OWN EYES<br />1971, 32 min, 16mm, silent.<br />&ldquo;&hellip;Brakhage, entering, with his camera, one of the forbidden, terrific locations of our culture, the autopsy room. It is a place wherein, inversely, life is cherished, for it exists to affirm that no one of us may die without our knowing exactly why. All of us, in the person of the coroner, must see that, for ourselves, with our own eyes. It is a room full of appalling particular intimacies, the last ditch of individuation. Here our vague nightmare of mortality acquires the names and faces of others.&rdquo; &ndash;Hollis Frampton<br />Total running time: ca. 105 minutes.</p> Sunday, April 27 IRWIN & FRAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42450 <p>SPECIAL SCREENINGS &ndash; FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />&ldquo;I feel more like I do now, than when I first got here,&rdquo; quotes Professor Irwin Corey who, after starting in show business in 1938, claims to be The World&rsquo;s Foremost Authority. Married for over 70 years to his chain-smoking wife, Fran, he is a famous 99-year-old stand-up comedian, performer, and political satirist. Narrated by family friend Susan Sarandon, and featuring reflections on Irwin by legendary comedian, political activist, and civil rights advocate Dick Gregory, IRWIN &amp; FRAN is a deeply affectionate film that captures the unflagging wit, wisdom, and vitality of its peerlessly charismatic protagonists. Filmmaker Jordan Stone explores the lives and sensibilities of this fascinating, hilarious New York couple with an intimacy rarely captured on camera.<br /><br />Winner of the Best Film Award at The People&rsquo;s Film Festival in New York City.<br /><br /><strong>Jordan Stone will be here in person for all shows, and will be joined on opening night, April 24, by Irwin Corey and by&nbsp;<em>Screen Daily</em> founder and former&nbsp;<em>Screen International</em>&nbsp;Editor-in-Chief, Colin Brown!<br /><br />SEE THE TRAILER <a href="http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi562080537/">HERE</a>!&nbsp;</strong></p> Sunday, April 27 EXIT ELENA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42509 <p>REVIVAL SCREENINGS! FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />On the occasion of the theatrical release of Nathan Silver&rsquo;s new film, SOFT IN THE HEAD (due to hit theaters this month), we present his under-screened first feature, EXIT ELENA, a dark comedy about the trials and tribulations of the eponymous Elena, a young nursing assistant who finds herself thrust into the middle of a family in crisis. Thanks to Silver&rsquo;s razor sharp depiction of his characters&rsquo; foibles, his unflinching embrace of anxiety and awkwardness (exacerbated by the casting of himself, his mother, and his then-girlfriend), and his casting of Kia Davis, who gives an exquisitely deadpan, almost Buster Keaton-esque performance, EXIT ELENA is one of the truly standout American independent films in recent memory.<br /><br />&ldquo;Enlisted as a live-in aide for elderly Florence, 19-year-old Elena (Kia Davis) &ndash; an untested, meek nursing assistant &ndash; unwittingly finds herself deemed the miracle cure for an entire family&rsquo;s dysfunctions. Anointed new best friend to Florence&rsquo;s oppressive daughter-in-law Cindy (Cindy Silver), she&rsquo;s toted along to Zumba studios and public pools. And when lovelorn grandson Nathan (director Silver) returns home in a state of self-diagnosed &lsquo;personal agony,&rsquo; he views Elena &ndash; and her romantic interest &ndash; as something that he&rsquo;s entitled to.&rdquo; &ndash;VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL<br /><br />&ldquo;Whisper-quiet and weirdly endearing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br />&ldquo;Silver locates the ordinary madness bubbling just beneath the surface of his own life, and flickers of lunacy abound.&rdquo; &ndash;Calum Marsh, VILLAGE VOICE<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s as though Silver is not in complete control of his own dramatic situation, which gives his film a very unusual sense of aliveness.&rdquo; &ndash; Quint&iacute;n, CINEMA SCOPE</p> Sunday, April 27 EXIT ELENA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42510 <p>REVIVAL SCREENINGS! FILMMAKER IN PERSON!<br /><br />On the occasion of the theatrical release of Nathan Silver&rsquo;s new film, SOFT IN THE HEAD (due to hit theaters this month), we present his under-screened first feature, EXIT ELENA, a dark comedy about the trials and tribulations of the eponymous Elena, a young nursing assistant who finds herself thrust into the middle of a family in crisis. Thanks to Silver&rsquo;s razor sharp depiction of his characters&rsquo; foibles, his unflinching embrace of anxiety and awkwardness (exacerbated by the casting of himself, his mother, and his then-girlfriend), and his casting of Kia Davis, who gives an exquisitely deadpan, almost Buster Keaton-esque performance, EXIT ELENA is one of the truly standout American independent films in recent memory.<br /><br />&ldquo;Enlisted as a live-in aide for elderly Florence, 19-year-old Elena (Kia Davis) &ndash; an untested, meek nursing assistant &ndash; unwittingly finds herself deemed the miracle cure for an entire family&rsquo;s dysfunctions. Anointed new best friend to Florence&rsquo;s oppressive daughter-in-law Cindy (Cindy Silver), she&rsquo;s toted along to Zumba studios and public pools. And when lovelorn grandson Nathan (director Silver) returns home in a state of self-diagnosed &lsquo;personal agony,&rsquo; he views Elena &ndash; and her romantic interest &ndash; as something that he&rsquo;s entitled to.&rdquo; &ndash;VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL<br /><br />&ldquo;Whisper-quiet and weirdly endearing.&rdquo; &ndash;Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br />&ldquo;Silver locates the ordinary madness bubbling just beneath the surface of his own life, and flickers of lunacy abound.&rdquo; &ndash;Calum Marsh, VILLAGE VOICE<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s as though Silver is not in complete control of his own dramatic situation, which gives his film a very unusual sense of aliveness.&rdquo; &ndash; Quint&iacute;n, CINEMA SCOPE</p> Monday, April 28 NYWIFT: Pearl J. Park's CAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42468 <p>NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM &amp; TELEVISION PRESENTS<br />NYWIFT&rsquo;s Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. The screenings are always followed by a Q&amp;A and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food at Dempsey&rsquo;s Pub, 61 2nd Avenue.<br /><br />NYWIFT programs, screenings, and events are supported, in part, by grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.<br /><br />APRIL:<br />Pearl J. Park<br />CAN<br />2012, 65 min, digital<br />What does it take to heal from mental illness? This documentary film follows 33-year-old Can Truong, a war refugee who was among the millions of boat people who fled Vietnam in 1979, as he searches for healing, dignity, and recovery from bipolar disorder over a three-and-a-half year period. Despite the profound stigma of mental illness, Truong becomes active in a national civil rights movement for people with mental illnesses, frequently speaking at national conferences about living with his disability.</p> Tuesday, April 29 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=04&year=2014#showing-42515 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, April 30