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Friday, May 20, 2011

What to See in New York City 5/20- 5/26

All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
Sincerest apologies for this feature's absence last week, but hopefully you all were able to navigate your way safely to Elaine May's Ishtar (screening followed by a discussion with the director) at 92Y on Tuesday, May 17. Rest assured that, had we been able to run the "What to See" feature last week, the criminally underrated Ishtar would have headlined.

As for this week:

Top Tier:
ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami, 2001) / Union Docs / May 22 @ 7:30 PM (included in a program with Kiarostami shorts Bread and Alley, Breaktime, and Two Solutions for One Problem) 
All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950) / BAMcinématek / May 20 @ 10 AM 
The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa, 1960) /  IFC Center / May 20, 21 and 22 @ 11 AM 
The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, 1928) / Film Forum / May 23 @ 7:30 
The Informer (John Ford, 1935) / Museum of Modern Art / May 23 @ 4:30 PM 
Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975) /  Landmark Sunshine Cinema / May 20 and 21 @ Midnight
The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941) / Museum of Modern Art / May 25 @ 1:30 PM
The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952) / Museum of Modern Art / May 20 @ 7 PM; May 22 @ 5:30 PM
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) / Asia Society / May 22 @ 5 PM (followed by q&a with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Went the Day Well (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942)

Essential Viewing:
13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010) / IFC Center / ongoing, multiple showtimes 
99 River Street (Phil Karlson, 1953) / 92Y Tribeca / May 26 @ 7:30 PM 
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Werner Herzog, 2010) / IFC Center / ongoing, multiple showtimes
Cleopatra (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1963) / Walter Reade Theater / May 22 @ 12 PM (the Film Society will show a 70mm print)
The Dead (John Huston, 1987) / Museum of Modern Art / May 21 @ 8 PM; May 25 @ 4:30 PM
Father of the Bride (Vincente Minnelli, 1950) / Walter Reade Theater / May 21 @ 4 PM
The Last Detail (Hal Ashby, 1973) / BAMcinématek / May 24 @ 6:50 PM and 9:15 PM
Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998) / IFC Center / May 20 @ Midnight
Oxhide (Liu Jiayin, 2005) / Anthology Film Archives / May 24 @ 7 PM
Oxhide II (Liu Jiayin, 2009) / Anthology Film Archives / May 24 @ 9:30 PM
The Oyster Princess (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) / Museum of the Moving Image / May 20 @ 8 PM
Quick Billy (Bruce Baillie, 1971) / New Museum / May 26 @ 7 PM (discussion with director Baillie and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Serie noire (Alain Corneau, 1979) / Anthology Film Archives / May 25 @ 7 PM
Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010) / 92Y Tribeca / May 21 @ 5:45 PM
Too Early, Too Late (Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet, 1982) / Anthology Film Archives / May 26 @ 7 PM
Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1935) / Anthology Film Archives / May 20 @ 7:30 PM
Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) / Film Forum / ongoing through June 2; multiple showtimes

Further Investigation / 2011 films of note / other items of interest:
Bridesmaids (Paul Feig, 2011) / in wide release
Giant (George Stevens, 1956) / Walter Reade Theater / May 21 @ 6 PM
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951) / Walter Reade Theater / May 20 @ 3:30 PM; May 22 @ 5 PM
more Dziga Vertov @ Museum of Modern Art / May 22 @ 3PM and 5:15 PM, as well as May 25 @ 6:45 PM
Harry Smith program @ Anthology Film Archives / May 26 @ 7:30

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