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Thursday, February 05, 2009

 

EVENTS & NEWS - THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER


Maggie Cheung as Su Li-zhen in
Days of Being Wild / A Fei zheng chuan
Directed by Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 1990; 94m

Photo Credit: The Film Society of Lincoln Center
In-Gear Film/The Kobal Collection



DAYS OF BEING WILD
Thu Feb 5 at 7:30pm

“A rapturous film about cool men, hot women and the thousand and one nights and cigarettes they share.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Few films evoke the bittersweet path from romanticism to heartbreak as seamlessly as Wong Kar-wai’s vibrant second feature. A Young Friends of Film screening introduced by journalist and screenwriter Jamie Wolfe and followed by a party with an open bar and hors d’oeuvres in the Furman Gallery.

http://www.filmlinc.com/tix.php?e=11326


Oscar Micheaux
Photo Credit: The Film Society of Lincoln Center
The Oscar Micheaux Society



FADED GLORY
Oscar Micheaux and Black Pre-War Cinema

Feb 6 – 19

Buy One ~ Get One Free!

“A prolific and inventive movie director… His work… offers a fascinating window into black America in the years between World War I and the beginning of the civil rights movement — a world of class division, color consciousness, striving and heartbreak that seems at once remarkably vivid and lost in time.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Micheaux and his peers created a vital body of work out of technical limitations and social restrictions. If you haven’t seen these early examples of black filmmaking, you need to get down to Lincoln Center stat!” - Time Out New York

“One of the earliest and most prolific African-American auteurs, but far more momentous were both the dignified, stereotype-refuting doctrine of his oeuvre and the frustrating truth that many of his race films are lost and barely remembered today. Lincoln Center’s ‘Faded Glory’ retrospective impressively wrangles 35 rediscoveries
and restorations from this revolutionary and his neglected contemporaries.” – Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice

Before his stint on the television series “Amos ‘n Andy,” Spencer Williams was a prolific actor, writer, composer, producer and director. His debut feature, the miracle play THE BLOOD OF JESUS, screens on opening night in a brand-new 35mm print, followed by a reception in the Furman Gallery. On Saturday bass singer Kevin Maynor and noted silent film pianist Donald Sosin accompany Oscar Micheaux's masterful BODY AND SOUL, featuring Paul Robeson’s screen debut in the dual roles of a hard-drinking thief and his twin brother, a hard-working inventor. On Sunday catch legendary jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet, playing with Christopher Columbus and His Swing Band, in MOON OVER HARLEM directed by the poet laureate of the era’s low-budget indies - Edgar G. Ulmer. View the complete schedule:

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/micheaux/program.html


See the legacy of this courageous but little-remembered cinema with a friend. Get a free ticket at the Walter Reade Theater box office with the purchase of a ticket online (Visa/MasterCard, $1.25) or at the box office (cash only transactions).


https://tickets.filmlinc.com/php/calendar.php?


MORE EVENTS ON SALE NOW!

Golden Silents celebrates Valentine’s Day
STELLA DALLAS
Fri Feb 13 at 7pm
http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/gs_stella_dallas.html


FILM COMMENT SELECTS
Feb 20 – March 5
http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/fcs09/program.html



Honoring the Women’s Film Preservation Fund
REASSEMBLAGE and BEHIND THE VEIL
Mon Feb 23 at 6:30pm
http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/reassemblage.html



WIKIPEDIA LOVES ART IS HERE!
Save the date for these meet-ups to mix it up with art-lovers like yourself:
Friday, February 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, February 7 at the Brooklyn Museum
Friday February 13th at the New York Historical Society
http://tinyurl.com/aswp7u




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