This week [June 29 - July 7, 2013] in avant garde cinema

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"The Bug" by Alexe Lupea
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"Subterrenean Projection" by Charles Chadwick
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NEW CALLS FOR ENTRIES:
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Visible Verse Festival (Vancouver; Deadline: August 01, 2013)
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now what: an open call (New York, NY, USA; Deadline: July 15, 2013)
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Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival - Residencies (Ettrick, Scotland; 
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Greentopia | FILM (Rochester, NY, USA; Deadline: July 01, 2013)
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ARTErra - Rural Artistic Residencies Portugal (Tondela, Portugal; Deadline: 
September 15, 2013)
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DEADLINES APPROACHING:
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Cologne International Videoart Festival (Cologne, Germany; Deadline: July 01, 
2013)
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CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections (Cologne, Germany; Deadline: July 01, 
2013)
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Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA; Deadline: July 12, 2013)
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Columbus International Film + Video Festival (Columbus, Ohio, USA; Deadline: 
July 01, 2013)
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Antimatter [Media Art] (Victoria, BC, Canada; Deadline: July 19, 2013)
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5th Cairo Video Festival (Cairo, Egypt; Deadline: June 30, 2013)
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Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal; Deadline: August 01, 2013)
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Journal of Short Film Volume 31 (Columbus, Ohio, USA; Deadline: July 05, 2013)
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The 25th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (Chicago, IL, USA; 
Deadline: July 19, 2013)
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INFRARED 4: New Visions from the Queer Underground (Seattle, WA USA; Deadline: 
July 01, 2013)
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Visible Verse Festival (Vancouver; Deadline: August 01, 2013)
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now what: an open call (New York, NY, USA; Deadline: July 15, 2013)
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Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival - Residencies (Ettrick, Scotland; 
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Greentopia | FILM (Rochester, NY, USA; Deadline: July 01, 2013)
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THIS WEEK'S PROGRAMS (SUMMARY):
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 *  Essential Cinema: James Broughton Program 1 [June 29, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: James Broughton Program 2 [June 29, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Robert Breer Program 1 [June 29, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Robert Breer Program 2 [June 29, New York, New York]
 *  Visiting This World: Films By Paul Clipson & Sound/Film Performance With
    Marielle Jakobsons [June 29, San Francisco]
 *  Los Angeles Filmforum Presents Flaherty On the Road: Family Affairs [June 
30, Los Angeles, California]
 *  Manipulated Image Sunday Night Screenings Inaugural Event [June 30, Los 
Angeles, California]
 *  Essential Cinema: Joseph Cornell Program 1 [June 30, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Joseph Cornell Program 2 [June 30, New York, New York]
 *  Rashaad Newsome: Shade Compositions At the Stonewall Inn [June 30, New 
York, New York]
 *  Nowhere Else I’D Rather Be: videos By Julie Perini [July 1, Brooklyn, New 
York]
 *  Dirty Looks: On Location | Narcissister Opening Night [July 1, Brooklyn, 
New York]
 *  Anthony Mccall and andrew Tyndall's Argument [July 2, Brooklyn, NY]
 *  Lizzie Borden, Born In Flames [July 3, New York, New York]
 *  Myra Breckinridge On the 4th of July [July 4, New York, New York]
 *  Ken Jacobs, Star Spangled To Death [July 5, Brooklyn, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Beauty and the Beast [July 5, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Blood of A Poet [July 5, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Beauty and the Beast [July 5, New York, New York]
 *  The Back Row With Introduction By Samuel R. Delany [July 6, Brooklyn, New 
York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Blood of A Poet [July 6, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Orpheus [July 6, New York, New York]
 *  Vika Kirchenbauer, Marit ÖStberg and Hanna Bergfors' Films At Abrons Arts
    Center! [July 7, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: Orpheus [July 7, New York, New York]
 *  Essential Cinema: the Testament of Orpheus [July 7, New York, New York]


Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
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6/29
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
3:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: JAMES BROUGHTON PROGRAM 1
  FOUR IN THE AFTERNOON (1951, 15 min, 16mm, b&w) THE PLEASURE GARDEN
  (1953, 38 min, 35mm, b&w) THE BED (1968, 19 min, 16mm) HIGH KUKUS (1974,
  3 min, 16mm) Four films by an American avant-garde film pioneer. His
  films are celebrations of the joy of living. If there is such a thing as
  American Zen, Broughton is the master of it. Total running time: ca. 80
  min.

6/29
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
5:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: JAMES BROUGHTON PROGRAM 2
  THE GOLDEN POSITIONS (1970, 32 min, 16mm) DREAMWOOD (1972, 45 min, 16mm)
  TESTAMENT (1974, 20 min, 16mm) Total running time: ca. 100 min.

6/29
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
7:15 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: ROBERT BREER PROGRAM 1
  With the exception of BREATHING, all of the films in this program were
  preserved by Anthology with generous support from the Andy Warhol
  Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  FORM PHASES I (1952, 2 min, 16mm) FORM PHASES II (1953, 2 min, 16mm) UN
  MIRACLE (1954, 30 sec, 35mm, Made with Pontus Hulten) RECREATION (1956,
  1.5 min, 35mm) A MAN AND HIS DOG OUT FOR AIR (1957, 2 min, 35mm)
  JAMESTOWN BALOOS (1957, 6 min, 35mm) LE MOUVEMENT (1957, 14 min, 35mm)
  EYEWASH (1959, 3 min, 35mm) EYEWASH (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) (1959, 3 min,
  35mm) BLAZES (1961, 3 min, 35mm) PAT'S BIRTHDAY (1962, 13 minutes, 16mm)
  BREATHING (1963, 5 minutes, 16mm) 66 (1966, 5.5 min, 35mm) 69 (1969, 4.5
  min, 35mm) Total running time: ca. 70 min.

6/29
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
9:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: ROBERT BREER PROGRAM 2
  With the exception of GULLS AND BUOYS, all of the films in this program
  were preserved by Anthology with generous support from the Andy Warhol
  Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  70 (1970, 5 min, 35mm) 77 (1970, 6.5 min, 35mm) FIST FIGHT (1964, 9 min,
  35mm) GULLS AND BUOYS (1972, 8 min, 16mm) FUJI (1974, 9 min, 35mm) SWISS
  ARMY KNIFE WITH RAT AND PIGEON (1981, 6.5 min, 35mm) BANG (1986, 10 min,
  35mm) Total running time: ca. 60 min.

6/29
San Francisco: Artists Television Access
http://www.atasite.org/
8pm, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. 94110 $6-10

 VISITING THIS WORLD: FILMS BY PAUL CLIPSON & SOUND/FILM PERFORMANCE WITH
 MARIELLE JAKOBSONS
  This evening of recent films by San Francisco-based Paul Clipson will
  present works on Super 8mm, made in collaboration with a variety of
  musicians and sound artists. The program will include THE CRYSTAL TEXT
  (2012) with Young Moon (Trevor Montgomery), DIFFICULT LOVES (2013) with
  Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, ABSTEIGEND (2012) with Painted Caves (Evan
  Caminiti), ORIGIN (2012) with Che Chen, LANDSCAPE DISSOLVES (2012) with
  Alex Cobb, VOID REDUX (2013) with Barn Owl, and SPEAKING CORPSE (2012)
  with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. The event will also showcase a live sound/film
  performance by Clipson and Marielle Jakobsons.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013
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6/30
Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
http://www.lafilmforum.org/
7:30pm, Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

 LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM PRESENTS FLAHERTY ON THE ROAD: FAMILY AFFAIRS
  Filmmaker Minda Martin in person! The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is
  the longest continuously running film event in North America. The
  Flaherty is excited to announce the 2012 Flaherty on the Road series,
  comprised of four programs of innovative, groundbreaking, and
  provocative nonfiction film selected from the 2012 Robert Flaherty Film
  Seminar, called Open Wounds, curated by Josexto Cerdán. Filmforum bring
  you program 3, called "Family Affairs, featuring two films dealing with
  families in different ways. We're delighted to have with us filmmaker
  (and former Filmforum intern) Minda Martin, maker of Free Land, for its
  Los Angeles premiere! Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free
  for Filmforum members. Available at Brown Paper Tickets
  (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/393578) and at the door.
  Screening: FAMILY NIGHTMARE, by Dustin Guy Defa (2011, DigiBeta to QT,
  10 min), FREE LAND, by Minda Martin (2009, QT, 63 min) Both of the works
  in this program are Los Angeles premieres!

6/30
Los Angeles, California: Coagula Curatorial
http://coagulacuratorial.com/html
7:30pm - 9:30pm, 977 Chung King Road

 MANIPULATED IMAGE SUNDAY NIGHT SCREENINGS INAUGURAL EVENT
  Mat Gleason of Coagula Curatorial and Alysse Stepanian of Manipulated
  Image have partnered to bring together video artists from around the
  globe for Sunday Night Screenings and multimedia events in downtown, Los
  Angeles. This inaugural event curated by Stepanian features video art
  set to music. Participating artists include: Dorian Wood, WIFE, Kathy
  Rose, Joe Merrell, Christine Schiavo, Payam Mofidi and Stepanian. Join
  us for a night of surreal inspiration, conversations with the artists,
  drinks and dance! See details on project page:
  http://manipulatedimage.com/MI22_Coagula1.html

6/30
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
3:45 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: JOSEPH CORNELL PROGRAM 1
  Unless otherwise noted, all films are silent. ROSE HOBART (1939, 20 min,
  16mm, sound) COTILLION (1940s-1969, 8 min, 16mm, b&w) THE MIDNIGHT PARTY
  (1940s-1968, 3.5 min, 16mm, b&w) THE CHILDREN'S PARTY (1940s-1968, 8
  min, 16mm) CENTURIES OF JUNE (1955, 10 min, 16mm) AVIARY (1955, 11 min,
  16mm, b&w) GNIR REDNOW (1955, 5 min, 16mm, photographed by Stan
  Brakhage) NYMPHLIGHT (1957, 8 min, 16mm) A LEGEND FOR FOUNTAINS
  (1957/65, 17 min, 16mm, b&w) ANGEL (1957, 3 min, 16mm) The poet of magic
  realities. Pioneer of recycled (found) images. ROSE HOBART and the
  Trilogy (COTILLION, MIDNIGHT PARTY & CHILDREN'S PARTY) are some of the
  earliest collage films created. The others were directed by Cornell (and
  photographed by Stan Brakhage and Rudy Burckhardt among others) at some
  of his favorite locations. Total running time: ca. 105 min

6/30
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: JOSEPH CORNELL PROGRAM 2
  All films are silent. BOYS' GAMES (1957, 5 min, 16mm) BOOKSTALLS (ca.
  late-1930s, 11 min, 16mm) BY NIGHT WITH TORCH AND SPEAR (ca. 1940s, 9
  min, 16mm) NEW YORK–ROME–BARCELONA–BRUSSELS (ca. 1940s, 10 min, 16mm)
  VAUDEVILLE DE-LUXE (ca. 1940s, 12 min, 16mm) MULBERRY STREET (ca. 1957,
  9 min, 16mm, b&w, with Rudy Burckhardt) JOANNE, UNION SQUARE (1955, 8
  min, 16mm, with Rudy Burckhardt) CLOCHES À TRAVERS LES FEUILLES (ca.
  1957, 4 min, 16mm) CHILDREN (ca. 1957, 8 min, 16mm) Rare Cornell; more
  magic cinema from the master collagist. Variations of films made by
  Cornell, plus collage films discovered by archivists after his death.
  Total running time: ca. 85 min.

6/30
New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org
9PM, Stonewall Inn | 53 Christopher Street

 RASHAAD NEWSOME: SHADE COMPOSITIONS AT THE STONEWALL INN
  Rashaad Newsome, Shade Compositions, 2012. Curated by Alex Fialho.
  Rashaad Newsome's performance Shade Compositions builds from a chorus of
  subtle snaps, scoffs and throwing shade into a crescendo of outbursts of
  "Wut" in the multiple (body) languages of its performers. The swishy
  sounds and exaggerated movements of Newsome's performance—the teeth
  sucking, huffing and puffing, hair flips and mmhmms—derive from
  vernacular gestures made on street corners and subway stops. Acting as
  conductor to this symphony of shade, Newsome samples the sassy sounds of
  his performers in real-time and loops them into a repetitive
  choreographed score via a rigged Nintendo Wii controller. Shade
  Compositions has been performed widely (MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Glassbox
  Gallery Paris) and Newsome's 2012 iteration for the San Francisco Museum
  of Modern Art's Stage Presence exhibition was billed as the "grand
  finale" of the museum's atrium before its long-term renovation project.
  Newsome's multivocal and multifocal ode to queer and women of color
  communities was quite the emphatic send-off.

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MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
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7/1
Brooklyn, New York: Microscope Gallery
http://www.microscopegallery.com
7 pm, 4 Charles Place

 NOWHERE ELSE I’D RATHER BE: VIDEOS BY JULIE PERINI
  It's summer and people are on the move. This week Oregon-based filmmaker
  Julie Perini joins us to present a program of video works completed
  between 2007 and 2013. Perini's work often explores the areas between
  fact and fiction, staged and improvised, political and personal.
  Blending techniques from performance and filmmaking, Perini searches for
  moments of heightened awareness and new understandings of herself as a
  subject experiencing multiple identities at any given time. $6

7/1
Brooklyn, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/
7PM - 12 AM, The Spectrum, 59 Montrose Avenue 

 DIRTY LOOKS: ON LOCATION | NARCISSISTER OPENING NIGHT
  Narcissister, A Body of Work, 2008 - 2013, video and live performance.
  Curated by Bradford Nordeen. Narcissister has amassed a diverse revenue
  of venues (MoMA, Abrons Arts Center, America's Got Talent) in her 20
  plus years working in contemporary dance and performance. This screening
  will be the first to survey the artist's video works and will be
  followed by a performance. The Spectrum, a former residential dance
  studio-cum-queer community arts space, being the initial point of
  inspiration for the evening—which emerged from a late night dialogue
  between the artist and curator Bradford Nordeen, in that very locale.
  Click Here for More Details

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TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
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7/2
Brooklyn, NY: Light Industry
http://www.lightindustry.org/
7:30pm, 155 Freeman Street

 ANTHONY MCCALL AND ANDREW TYNDALL'S ARGUMENT
  Argument, Anthony McCall and Andrew Tyndall, HD restoration of 16mm
  film, 1978, 84 mins - Argument has been described by its makers as "a
  film of intervention." Partially inspired by Godard and Gorin's Letter
  to Jane, it is an essay film built around images of men's fashion ads
  from an issue of the New York Times Magazine, with text and narration
  that offer a variety of critiques of the independent filmmaking of its
  time. Most centrally, it raises the question of how an effective form of
  political cinema could emerge at a moment when filmmakers were divided
  between two seemingly incommensurate tendencies: on one hand, the desire
  to promote the views of the left to as wide an audience as possible
  through the vehicle of mass-produced, Hollywood-style narratives\; and
  on the other, the avant-gardist insistence that a truly radical practice
  must reject conventional form in favor of a deeper investigation of both
  perception and representation. - To this end, early screenings of
  Argument in London and New York were held workshop-style, with select
  groups of audience members chosen from the local communities of
  filmmakers and artists. Every attendee was given a 25-page publication
  prior to the event, with notes on McCall and Tyndall's own working
  statements for the film\; the screenings were each followed by a
  discussion among the members of the audience and the filmmakers. -
  "Filmmakers, critics and audiences have reached an impasse in the past
  few years over the questions of how to develop a radical film practice
  and what constitutes a political cinema," the invitation to Argument's
  screening at The Collective for Living Cinema read. "The film
  Argument...has been made in order to provide a text so that this
  question can be examined and articulated more clearly. The film has been
  made to engage those very problems that filmmakers are confronting
  economically, aesthetically, theoretically and politically. Because of
  these concerns the purpose of the film is not merely to be screened and
  seen, but rather to provide a context out of which a discourse can be
  created. The filmmakers of Argument made the film to be seen by an
  audience of their peers, an audience which is no less privileged,
  committed or knowledgeable about the issues to be discussed than the
  filmmakers themselves. The film was designed to be shown in a
  seminar/workshop situation, in which the film would be no more than an
  element in a larger ‘argument.'" - Tonight's screening
  will be followed by a discussion with McCall and Tyndall about Argument.
  - A limited number of copies of LUX's reprint of the original Argument
  publication will be available at the event. - Tickets - $7, available at
  door. - Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box
  office opens at 7pm.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
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7/3
New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/
8PM, Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street 

 LIZZIE BORDEN, BORN IN FLAMES
  Lizzie Borden, Born in Flames, 35mm on DVD, color, 1983. Curated by
  Claire Barliant. Set in the near future, when America is celebrating its
  tenth anniversary as a socialist state, there are murmurs of social and
  political unrest as sexism and racism appear to be back on the rise.
  Various women's groups join forces to resist unfair treatment and abuse,
  ultimately forming the Women's Army, a vigilante force to protect women
  on the street and fight the powers that be. After a key activist is
  killed under mysterious circumstances, New York City's female-run
  underground media rises up to make sure the people know the truth about
  her death. Eric Bogosian and Kathryn Bigelow each made their screen
  debuts in Born in Flames, with minor supporting roles—the former as a
  technician at a television studio, and the latter as an editorial
  intern. Click Here for More Details

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THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2013
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7/4
New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org
7PM, B Bar & Grill | 40 East 4th Street

 MYRA BRECKINRIDGE ON THE 4TH OF JULY
  Myra Breckinridge, Michael Sarne, 1970. Curated by Tiffany Malakooti.
  Gore Vidal's best-selling satiric novel gets an inarguably unique screen
  treatment in this off-center psychosexual farce. Fussy film buff Myron
  Breckinridge (Rex Reed) goes to Europe and gets a sex-change operation
  from a slovenly chain-smoking doctor (John Carradine) and returns to the
  United States as the glamorous and willful Myra Breckinridge (Raquel
  Welch). Myra appears at the door of former cowboy star-turned-acting
  school entrepreneur Buck Loner (John Huston), who also happened to be
  Myron's uncle; Myra insists she's Myron's widow and demands her fair
  share of Loner's inheritance to her late husband. Loner, suspicious of
  the appearance of Myron's bride, tries to find a way out of giving her
  any of his money, while giving Myra a job in his acting school to keep
  her busy. Myra's new career allows her to make the acquaintance of
  Leticia Van Allen (Mae West), an aging sexpot and talent agent who
  represents "leading men only." Through Leticia, Myra meets alpha-male
  aspiring star Rusty Godowsky (Roger Herren) and his naïve girlfriend
  Mary Ann Pringle (Farrah Fawcett); as part of her own bid to ferment
  sexual anarchy, Myra attempts to introduce Mary Ann to the pleasures of
  lesbianism, while forcibly expanding Rusty's sexual boundaries. In the
  midst of the action, director Michael Sarne uses clips from dozens of
  vintage Hollywood films of the 1930s and 40s as a comic counterpoint to
  the story. Both Gore Vidal and Rex Reed expressed their dissatisfaction
  with Myra Breckinridge after the film hit theaters, though Vidal has
  also claimed not have seen the finished product; the film has gone on to
  develop a devoted cult following. 

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FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
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7/5
Brooklyn, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/
3PM - 11PM, Spectacle, 124 South 3rd Street

 KEN JACOBS, STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH
  Digital video on DVD, 1956 - 1960/2003 - 2004. Curated by David Everitt
  Howe. Touted by filmmaker Jonas Mekas to be the "greatest found-footage
  film", Ken Jacobs' epic and startlingly original Star Spangled to Death
  is a sweeping, manic, and often revelatory seven-hour critique of
  American cultural values, military might, and racist history. Fifty
  years in the making, Jacobs' greedy, dystopic America is soon through
  appropriated movie sequences—such as a Warner short for the NRA and old
  Mickey Mouse cartoons—and filmed footage, including famous shots of a
  young Jack Smith galavanting around St. Marks Place and the Bowery with
  brooms and a paper bag mask. Such scenes anticipate Smith's Flaming
  Creatures with its use of mirrors, scrims, and other tools. Star
  Spangled to Death is, in Jacobs' words, "a social critique picturing a
  stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular
  culture to self-indict." 

7/5
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  See notes for Jul. 5, 9 pm. 

7/5
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
7:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BLOOD OF A POET
  by Jean Cocteau In French with English subtitles, 1930, 53 minutes,
  35mm, b&w (LE SANG D'UN POÈTE) "Adolescent angels wandering about, black
  boxers with perfect bodies taking flight, school-children in capes
  killing each other with snowballs, a mirror becomes a swimming pool, and
  the hallways of a furnished hotel turn into a labyrinth." –Georges
  Sadoul

7/5
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
9:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  by Jean Cocteau In French with English subtitles, 1946, 93 minutes,
  35mm, b&w (LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE) With Jean Marais and Josette Day; score
  by Georges Auric. "[P]erhaps the most sensuously elegant of all filmed
  fairy tales. As a child escapes from everyday family life to the magic
  of a storybook, so, in the film, Beauty's farm, with its Vermeer
  simplicity, fades in intensity as we are caught up in the Gustave Dore
  extravagance of the Beast's enchanted landscape. …Jean Marais is a
  magnificent beast." –Pauline Kael

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SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013
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7/6
Brooklyn, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org
9PM, THE DEUCE at Videology | 308 Bedford Avenue

 THE BACK ROW WITH INTRODUCTION BY SAMUEL R. DELANY
  The Back Row, Jerry Douglas, 1973 Introduced by Samuel R. Delany.
  Curated by Karl McCool. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue author
  Samuel R. Delany introduces pioneering gay hardcore classic The Back
  Row, starring the original gay porn superstar, Casey Donovan. A
  veritable travelogue of pre-Disneyfication Times Square, The Back Row is
  a sexually explicit takeoff on Midnight Cowboy, following the adventures
  of a naïve young cowboy, fresh off the bus from Montana, as he takes a
  walk on the wild side in sleazy New York City. In 1972, making a porn
  movie was still a potentially illegal act and director Jerry Douglas and
  his cast further risked arrest by shooting theirs on location, even
  filming a porn scene on an almost empty subway car. (There was that one
  drunk, who staggered into view and promptly passed out during the
  shoot.) The Back Row takes viewers on a fabulously seedy tour of the
  grimy New York of old, accompanying our cowboy hero from his arrival at
  Port Authority, through smut-filled Times Square, and on to legendary
  gay porn palace, the Eros Theatre, with an excursion to the original,
  pre-"Sex and the City" Pleasure Chest along the way. All set to a truly
  bizarre soundtrack, that must be heard to be believed.

7/6
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
4:30 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: BLOOD OF A POET
  See notes for Jul. 5, 7:30 pm. 

7/6
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: ORPHEUS
  by Jean Cocteau In French with English subtitles, 1950, 95 minutes,
  35mm, b&w (ORPHÉE) With Jean Marais. Orpheus and Eurydice, with Death
  waiting on the corner. Cocteau said, "Orpheus could only exist on the
  screen. A drama of the visible and the invisible, ORPHEUS's Death is
  like a spy who falls in love with the person being spied upon. The myth
  of immortality."

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SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
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7/7
New York, New York: Dirty Looks NYC
http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/
7:30PM, Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street

 VIKA KIRCHENBAUER, MARIT ÖSTBERG AND HANNA BERGFORS' FILMS AT ABRONS ARTS
 CENTER!
  Vika Kirchenbauer, Like Rats Living a Sinking Ship, HD video, 2012,
  Hanna Bergfors, Doska Frank, HD video, 2011, Marit Östberg, Share, HD
  video, 2010. Curated by Clara López Menéndez. Bergfors, Kirchenbauer and
  Östberg are three very different filmmakers cohabiting a shared set of
  coordinates: a vibrant and politically committed queer community in
  Berlin. Their concerns and aesthetic leanings have proved to be very
  different, engaging themselves in practices that, however, are all
  invested in the expression of a profound sense of non-conformity.
  Perhaps discontent and angry with society's pressure on gender
  identitarian decisions—Like Rats Living a Sinking Ship—or rather puzzled
  by the velocity and sophistication with which cultural production, and
  even critical discourse gets commodified—Doska Frank—maybe simply
  exploring other possibilities to perform gender, sexuality and
  homosociability—Share, these filmmakers are capturing a intense moment
  of queer creativity, which heavily relies on a network of inter-actors
  that make possible these self-organized productions.

7/7
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
6:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: ORPHEUS
  See notes for Jul. 6, 8 pm. 

7/7
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
8:00 pm, 32 2nd Avenue

 ESSENTIAL CINEMA: THE TESTAMENT OF ORPHEUS
  by Jean Cocteau In French with no subtitles (English synopsis
  available), 1959, 83 minutes, 35mm, b&w (LE TESTAMENT D'ORPHÉE) To
  Cocteau, "poet" meant the creative artist, and the Orpheus of Greek
  mythology – the god of the lyre, song and poetry – was Cocteau's
  personal muse. For Cocteau the plight of the poet was an unending search
  for truth and immortality, a life of suffering and martyrdom during
  which the poet must experience many deaths." 


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