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, 24 Apr 2014 15:43:45 -0400 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 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Elizabeth LeCompte & Richard Maxwell in conversation! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42538 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br /><strong>Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span></p> Thursday, May 01 THE IN-LAWS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42641 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, and Ed Begley Jr.<br /><br />Middle-class dentist Alan Arkin is happy for his newly-engaged daughter, but not so sure about her fianc&eacute;&rsquo;s father, CIA agent Peter Falk. Taking an immediate dislike to his new in-law, Arkin is soon drawn into a death-defying world of international espionage. Never certain what bothers him most &ndash; having to dodge flying bullets and fraternize with insane banana-republic dictators or having to put up with Falk &ndash; Arkin finds himself leaving his quiet life increasingly far behind.</p> Friday, May 02 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Ken Kobland & Amy Taubin in conversation! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42540 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br /><strong>Ken Kobland and film critic Amy Taubin in conversation following the screening on Friday, May 2.</strong>&nbsp;<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span></p> Friday, May 02 BIG TROUBLE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42645 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley, and Richard Libertini.<br /><br />THE IN-LAWS cross-bred with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, BIG TROUBLE finds beleaguered insurance agent Arkin, desperate to send his beloved triplets to Yale, jumping at a proposition from loopy housewife Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo to help put her supposedly terminally-ill husband (Falk) out of his misery, and split the proceeds of his life-insurance policy. But as in THE IN-LAWS, Falk is not what he appears to be, and once again poor Arkin is drawn into a plot that gives him far, far more than he bargained for.</p> Friday, May 02 SHOW & TELL: ALEXANDRA CUESTA http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42590 <p>Alexandra Cuesta is a filmmaker and visual artist whose work emerges from the public sphere. Working in the tradition of street photography and city film, and invoking works such as Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee&rsquo;s IN THE STREET (1952), Chick Strand&rsquo;s short films, and the photographs of Levitt, Berenice Abbott, Gary Winogrand, and others, Cuesta has made films in Queens, Los Angeles, and Beirut. Cuesta&rsquo;s images often comment on displacement and cultural diaspora, and portray their subjects with great sensitivity and warmth. Her delicate, alert, carefully crafted 16mm films &ndash; which have screened at the New York Film Festival, Centre Pompidou, and the Viennale, among many other venues &ndash; are gems of observational, experimental documentary cinema.<br /><br />&ldquo;Inspired as much by Walker Evans&rsquo;s reticent street photography as by Bruce Baillie&rsquo;s sensuous film poems, her work manages to strike a delicate balance between the mundane and the poetic, the material and the intelligible. Public places and urban landscapes are observed in their splendor and singularity through the abstract and vernacular figures of everyday life, exploring the constructions of space and structures of time that can be found in the order and disorder of people&rsquo;s daily movements and environments.&rdquo; &ndash; Stoffel Dubysere, COURTISANE FESTIVAL<br /><br />RECORDANDO EL AYER (2007, 9 min, 16mm, b&amp;w)<br />Memory and identity are observed through textures of everyday life in a portrait of Jackson Heights, Queens, home to a large Latin American immigrant population.<br /><br />BEIRUT 2.14.05 (2008, 8 min, 16mm, b&amp;w/color)<br />&ldquo;Cuesta captured her impressions of Beirut between strangeness and rapprochement, using a handheld camera. [&hellip;] BEIRUT 2.14.05 is both honest and masterly, a miniature at the roots of poetry, where the palpable echoes the visible.&rdquo; &ndash;Verena Teissl, VIENNALE<br /><br />PIENSA EN M&Iacute; (2009, 15 min, 16mm)<br />Throughout the day, images of riders, textures of light, and fragments of bodies in space come together to weave a portrait in motion; a contemplative meditation on public transport in the city of Los Angeles.<br /><br />DESPEDIDA (2013, 10 min, 16mm)<br />Shot in Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles, this transitory neighborhood resonates with the poetry of local resident Mapkaulu Roger Nduku.<br /><br />Plus, films selected by Cuesta:<br />Robert Fenz MEDITATIONS ON REVOLUTION III: SOLEDAD (2001, 14 min, 16mm, b&amp;w)<br />Leandro Katz LOS ANGELES STATION (1976, 10 min, 16mm-to-video, silent)<br />Raymond Depardon NEW YORK, N.Y. (1986, 10 min, 16mm, b&amp;w)<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 80 min.</p> Saturday, May 03 THE IN-LAWS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42642 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, and Ed Begley Jr.<br /><br />Middle-class dentist Alan Arkin is happy for his newly-engaged daughter, but not so sure about her fianc&eacute;&rsquo;s father, CIA agent Peter Falk. Taking an immediate dislike to his new in-law, Arkin is soon drawn into a death-defying world of international espionage. Never certain what bothers him most &ndash; having to dodge flying bullets and fraternize with insane banana-republic dictators or having to put up with Falk &ndash; Arkin finds himself leaving his quiet life increasingly far behind.</p> Saturday, May 03 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42542 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>SPECIAL EVENTS:<br /></strong><strong>Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1.<br /><br /></strong><strong>Ken Kobland and film critic Amy Taubin in conversation following the screening on Friday, May 2.<br /><br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Saturday, May 03 BIG TROUBLE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42646 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley, and Richard Libertini.<br /><br />THE IN-LAWS cross-bred with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, BIG TROUBLE finds beleaguered insurance agent Arkin, desperate to send his beloved triplets to Yale, jumping at a proposition from loopy housewife Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo to help put her supposedly terminally-ill husband (Falk) out of his misery, and split the proceeds of his life-insurance policy. But as in THE IN-LAWS, Falk is not what he appears to be, and once again poor Arkin is drawn into a plot that gives him far, far more than he bargained for.</p> Saturday, May 03 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42543 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>SPECIAL EVENTS:<br /></strong><strong>Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1.<br /><br /></strong><strong>Ken Kobland and film critic Amy Taubin in conversation following the screening on Friday, May 2.<br /><br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Sunday, May 04 BIG TROUBLE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42647 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo, Charles Durning, Robert Stack, Paul Dooley, and Richard Libertini.<br /><br />THE IN-LAWS cross-bred with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, BIG TROUBLE finds beleaguered insurance agent Arkin, desperate to send his beloved triplets to Yale, jumping at a proposition from loopy housewife Beverly D&rsquo;Angelo to help put her supposedly terminally-ill husband (Falk) out of his misery, and split the proceeds of his life-insurance policy. But as in THE IN-LAWS, Falk is not what he appears to be, and once again poor Arkin is drawn into a plot that gives him far, far more than he bargained for.</p> Sunday, May 04 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42544 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>SPECIAL EVENTS:<br /></strong><strong>Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1.<br /><br /></strong><strong>Ken Kobland and film critic Amy Taubin in conversation following the screening on Friday, May 2.<br /><br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Sunday, May 04 THE IN-LAWS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42643 <p>With Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, and Ed Begley Jr.<br /><br />Middle-class dentist Alan Arkin is happy for his newly-engaged daughter, but not so sure about her fianc&eacute;&rsquo;s father, CIA agent Peter Falk. Taking an immediate dislike to his new in-law, Arkin is soon drawn into a death-defying world of international espionage. Never certain what bothers him most &ndash; having to dodge flying bullets and fraternize with insane banana-republic dictators or having to put up with Falk &ndash; Arkin finds himself leaving his quiet life increasingly far behind.</p> Sunday, May 04 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Kate Valk & Sam Gold in conversation! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42790 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br /><strong>Introduced by The Wooster Group's Kate Valk, followed by a post-screening conversation between Valk and Sam Gold (director of&nbsp;<em>The Flick</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>, among others).<br /><br /></strong>In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium;">A select number of advance tickets are available now!<br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span><br /></span></p> <div><span> <script src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/eventwidget.js?event=635626&amp;nodescription=1" type="text/javascript"></script> <script src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/widget.js?event=635626" type="text/javascript"></script> </span></div> Monday, May 05 PIERRE HUYGHE, PGM. 1 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42567 <p>Pierre Huyghe<br />A WAY IN UNTILLED (2012, 14 min, digital)<br />&ldquo;The place is enclosed. Elements and spaces from different times in history lie next to each other with no chronological order or sign of origin. What is present are either physical adaptations of fictional and factual documents or existing things. In the compost of Karlsruhe park, artifacts, inanimate elements, and living organisms&hellip;plants, animals, humans, bacteria are left without culture, non dependent and indifferent to our presence.&rdquo; &ndash;P.H.<br /><br />Huyghe&rsquo;s film will be followed by a selection of short films by Jean Painlev&eacute; (1902-89), who is often credited with inventing the genre of science-as-fiction. A favorite of Breton, Bu&ntilde;uel, Artaud, and others, Painlev&eacute; sought out the surreal beauty in the everyday drama of ecological life. In a career that spanned over 50 years and 200 films, Painlev&eacute;&rsquo;s camera roamed the natural world capturing everything from the formation of crystals, to the birth of a jellyfish and the eating habits of insects. Painlev&eacute; pioneered underwater, slow-motion, and macro photography, making significant contributions to naturalist and avant-garde filmmaking; decades later, his films&rsquo; relentless curiosity and vitality remain a testament to the fact that science and art are both fundamentally rooted in experimentation.<br />All&nbsp;Painlev&eacute; films courtesy of the&nbsp;Institut Jean Painlev&eacute;.<br /><br />Jean Painlev&eacute;<br />SPIDER CRABS AND MACROPODIA (HYAS AND STENORHYNCHUS) (1927, 18 min, 35mm)<br />THE SEA HORSE (1933, 13 min, 35mm)<br />SEA URCHINS (1954, 11 min, 35mm)<br />ACERA OR THE WITCHES&rsquo; DANCE (1972, 13 min, 35mm)<br />LIQUID CRYSTALS (1978, 6 min, 35mm)<br />THE LOVE LIFE OF THE OCTOPUS (1967, 13 min, 35mm)<br />DIATOMS (1968, 17 min, 35mm)<br /><br />Plus:<br />Jean-Daniel Pollet BASSAE (1964, 9 min, 35mm)<br />Bassae is one of the oldest archeological sites in Greece. Devoted to Apollo, the temple was built in the 5th century BC and used to be part of Arcadia. In Latin, bassae means &ldquo;little valley in the rocks.&rdquo; French filmmaker Jean-Daniel Pollet filmed the old temple, turning around the ruins again and again, as if time were a gigantic loop. The old rocks of the Bassae temple are made of solid organic substances of natural occurrence. The organic materials will continue drifting, back towards the mineral world, back to where they belong.<br />&amp;<br />Raphael Siboni &amp; Fabien Giraud BASSAE BASSAE (2014, 9 min, 35mm)<br />Ever since 1987, when restoration work began, the temple of Bassae has been obscured by a large white tent. Forty years ago, Jean-Daniel Pollet described how stones had fallen back into silence, as the gods withdrew from the scene, and his film BASSAE captures this sentiment. BASSAE BASSAE shows the temple now made invisible by its very restoration. Like a contemporary reprise of the original work, BASSAE BASSAE is a film about that which has become mute and invisible.<br /><br />Total running time: ca. 125 min.</p> Tuesday, May 06 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD - Alex Katz, Joan Jonas, Tony Oursler, Nayland Blake, David Reed IN PERSON! http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42792 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br /><strong>A special evening co-hosted by artists Alex Katz, Joan Jonas, Tony Oursler, Nayland Blake, David Reed, and others, with a reception to follow.</strong><br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><br /><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></p> Tuesday, May 06 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42631 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, May 07 The Wooster Group's RUMSTICK ROAD http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=05&year=2014#showing-42547 <p>With Spalding Gray, Libby Howes, Ron Vawter, and Jim Clayburgh.<br /><br />In 2012, Anthology presented a work-in-progress screening of The Wooster Group&rsquo;s extraordinary video reconstruction of their 1977 theater piece RUMSTICK ROAD, and now we&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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&rsquo;s mother, RUMSTICK ROAD combines Gray&rsquo;s personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance.<br /><br />LeCompte and Kobland&rsquo;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 &ndash; including U-Matic video, Super-8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides &ndash; 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.<br /><br />&ldquo;A brilliant and engrossing work; one whose abstraction and complexity are at the service of genuine emotion.&rdquo; &ndash;Richard Eder, NEW YORK TIMES<br /><br /><strong>SPECIAL EVENTS:<br /></strong><strong>Elizabeth LeCompte and playwright/director Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) in conversation following the screening on opening night, Thurs, May 1.<br /><br /></strong><strong>Ken Kobland and film critic Amy Taubin in conversation following the screening on Friday, May 2.<br /><br /><br /><span><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/635626"><img src="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/g/6/BPT_buy_tickets_large.png" border="0" alt="" width="182px" height="92px" /></a></span>&nbsp;</strong></p> Wednesday, May 07