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There’s a level of freedom I find really exciting, even though you might be working under financial restraint and the constraint of time. Time is a luxury, and every little moment is important. Maybe it’s a bit romantic of me, but I think the really beautiful thing about independent film is that no one is there for the paycheck. People are there because they believe in the project. That in itself is a good enough reason to be there.

Watch! Ernie Hudson took us on a tour of iconic Ghostbusters spots in NYC and it was siiiiiick. 



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Tonight: Dancer Carmen de Lavallade and critic Debra Levine discuss choreographer Jack Cole and the style he pioneered, which came to be known as “modern jazz dance.” MoMA Film is celebrating Cole’s contributions to the movies with screenings of works including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Gilda, and other classics. 

[Debra Levine and Carmen de Lavallade at The Museum of Modern Art, January 25, 2016. Photograph: Sara Beth Walsh]


Ben Sinclair of ‘High Maintenance’ Interrogates Filmmakers 


New Yorkers don’t just say f*k.


Molly Cameron

Yay February!  I thought it would never come!  February is mostly exciting because it’s so short, meaning we’re just a tiny bit closer to March, which itself is a slippery slope into the sunny days of April.  Maybe it’s a little too obvious that I’ve been giving too many long, loving gazes in the direction of my sandals?  ANYWAY.  A short month also means that there’s less time to pack in all the epic/scary/bizarre movies to meet your February quotas - because you have those, right?  Might as well get a solid start this weekend.

If, like me, you are obsessed with a past that you can never fully understand, then it’s worth sitting in the dark MoMA theater for three hours to see all of Woodstock.  The concert film is probably the closest you’ll get to being at the legendary 1969 concert and the good part is that you don’t have to put up with acid freakouts, mud, or naked people - well, the naked people will still be onscreen… sorry.  Not only are the performances mind-blowing - Jimi Hendrix!  Jefferson Airplane!  The Who!! - but it’s also a great film to enjoy with historical hindsight, knowing that this was the peak of a cultural revolution.  It’s also mind-blowing to know that the ticket price for the whole three days was just $18.  I can’t even get a cab for that price!  Sheesh.

2/3, MoMA, 6pm, $12

Stephen King can probably make anything scary, but I bet we all would have had more trouble believing in a killer car if John Carpenter hadn’t made such a convincing adaptation of Christine.  It’s the perfect movie to see at midnight at IFC - especially when you’ll be taking the subway home.  Nerdy teenager Arnie (Keith Gordon) is a lonely kid so he puts all his energy into restoring a red Plymouth Fury named Christine - probably so he can only be a little bit lying when he talks about “his friend Christine."  Surrrrre.  Trouble is, the car seems to have some kind of eerie hold on Arnie and not even his girlfriend (Alexandra Paul) can tear him away from his obsession - that’s right, he’s choosing a CAR over a LIVE GIRL.  I mean, that’s a sure sign of something going wrong right there.  It’s not long before things get sinister - after all, Christine has a "body by Plymouth - soul by Satan."  Best tagline ever.

2/3 & 2/4, IFC Center, midnight, $13

"Ain’t no party like a Cronenberg party ‘cause a Cronenberg party don’t stop!"  That’s street slang for: "The David Cronenberg retrospective continues this weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image."  I don’t ever want it to end… let’s not think about it yet.  And while we’re in denial, let’s all enjoy watching Jeff Goldblum become Brundlefly in The Fly.  This is not just classic Cronenberg, but classic Goldblum - his Seth Brundle exhibits all the classic crazy-eyed, fist-thumping, scientific proclamations that would eventually become is a trademark in all his future saving-the-world movies.  Here, however, Goldblum/Brundle gets in over his head when his experiments with teleportation accidentally fuse his genes with those a fly and his body starts mutating.  No joke, you guys: things get scarier than the end of the "Thriller” video (although the makeup looks about the same).  PS: Isn’t Brundlefly a great name for an opera?  Get on that, Philip Glass!

2/3 at 7:30pm & 2/4 at 3pm, Museum of the Moving Image, $12

In case you were wondering I have a “body by Portugal, Lithuania, peanut butter, and whiskey; soul by Michel Gondry."  Intoxicating, right?  But don’t worry - I’ll never chase you down a dark alley.


Let’s get it on, Valentine’s Day.




Molly Cameron


Oh yeah, it’s the week with that day where people get flowers and go have fancy dinners and put on nice shoes and stuff, right?  Well OK, I guess I’ll throw some quasi-romantic stuff at you.  What’s that?  You also have dark and weird side and you don’t really care about all that Hallmark crap?  No probs - I’ve got you covered too.




BAM is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day “Dinner and a Movie” event on Tuesday, pairing a fancy dinner with the classic 1940 flick The Shop Around the Corner.  The bad news: all the dinner tickets are already sold out.  The good news: you can probably get a cheaper, just-as-awesome dinner right nearby.  The other good news: Shop is the original prototype for You’ve Got Mail, with a very young and glossy-haired James Stewart as shop clerk Alfred and Margaret Sullavan as his nemesis assistant Klara, to whom he is unsuspectingly sending love notes to each night.  Clearly, the internet ruins everything.

2/14, BAM Rose Cinemas, 6pm & 8:30pm, $12


If you’re planning on having a long night anyway (hey-o), you might as well commit to a Paul-Newman-helmed double feature from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.  No one can resist Newman’s crystal blue gaze - even when he’s being a gimpy alcoholic or a mysterious arsonist.  Part one is Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, the adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play that was made even more popular when Newman’s Brick got paired with smokin’ hot Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie.  Part two is The Long, Hot Summer, in which Newman’s Ben crashes in a small Mississippi town to hide from the law, but soon finds a reason to stay in schoolteacher Clara - played by Newman’s future wife Joanne Woodward.  

2/14, Walter Reade Theater, 6:30pm, $13




Warning: The premise of Michael, the debut feature from Austrian director Markus Schleinzer, is pretty disturbing right off the bat.  The title character, a mild-mannered businessman, leads a seemingly mundane life, but has secretly abducted a 10-year-old boy who he keeps locked in his basement.  Schleinzer is a colleague of director Michael Haneke, which helps explain his preference for the dark and twisted (Funny Games? Not so funny).  Lesson: be nice to all of your co-workers - especially the quiet ones.

2/15-2/28, Film Forum, various times, $12.50


If you’re more into the sci-fi kind of dark than the disturbing kind of dark, you should probably spend your Wednesday night admiring the beautiful, sandy landscape of Dune.  David Lynch’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel didn’t do so well upon its release, despite having a pretty awesomely-random cast (Kyle MacLachlan!  Virginia Madsen!  Sting!!).  It’s become more of a hit in the following years though, especially as Lynch’s subsequent project, Twin Peaks, gained an intense cult following.  MacLachlan plays Paul, the wronged son of a duke who leads an interstellar battle in the fight to control a planet that houses special powers. It’s definitely worth seeing on a big screen, if only to see Sting’s crazy outfits (or lack thereof) and those freaky sandworms.

2/15, 92Y Tribeca, 7:30pm, $12


I don’t like flowers but I do like chocolates.  Just throwing that out there.

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We live in a very complicated world, but sometimes it’s the little everyday things that can really drive you mad. For writer/director Cinder Chou, a fairly mundane annoyance became the inspiration for her first film, What Happened to Susan, screening on February 20th at 8 p.m. as part of the Winter Film Awards Festival in New York City. In this short, Connie Mae discovers that someone has worn…

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