FEATURING...WHAT SHE SAID: SOME FEMINISMS ON FILM
Series focuses on professional & emotional challenges women face as they fight for equal positions of power & choice. Today, Sally Potter's b&w shorts, "Thriller" & "The Gold Diggers," Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 620-0619; 2:30, free.
WEDNESDAYS AT NOON
Free screenings for Women's History Month; St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. (betw. Court & Clinton Sts.), Bklyn., 718-489-5272; 12, free [through 3/29].
Directed by Joel Coen, starring Nicholas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman & Trey Wilson; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6492; 8, free.
the UNSEEN LUCY & DESI: TREASURES FROM the VAULT
Rare footage of America's favorite redhead incl. The Ed Wynn Show, Stars in the Eye & the first episode of I Love Lucy, "The Girls Want to Go to a Nightclub" with original commercials; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-6600; call for times, free w/mus. adm. [continues Thurs.-Sun. & Tues., through 3/26].
FIVE EASY PIECES
Jack Nicholson stars as a promising concert pianist who spurns his talent & is confronted with his past; Makor, 35 W. 67th St. (Central Park W. & Columbus Ave.), 601-1000; 7:30 & 9:30, $8.
LION WITH A WHITE MANE
Subtitled life story of composer, Leos Janacek before his rise to fame; Czech Center, 1109 Madison Ave., 2nd Fl. (83rd St.), 288-0830 ext.100; 7, free.
RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA 2000
Daily contemporary French film screenings, all NYC premieres?call box office for schedule; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 875-5600; $9 [through 3/19].
Series looks at prison life in American & Canadian criminal systems feat. Tattooed Tears (2:30), followed by shorts presentation & discussion with Dutch filmmakers Madelon Hooykas & Elsa Stansfield at 6; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 620-0619 or 621-0629; free.
ARABS SHORTS FESTIVAL
20th-century independent film & video with an emphasis on Lebanon. Tonight's "New Voices of Lebanon" program feat. "South Lebanon, 1999" "Varougan" & "Tango of Hope" videos; NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 998-8816 or www.alwan.org; 5:30, $8, $5 st./s.c. [through 3/18].
Two-channel video installation incorporates acted sequences with exerts from television programs, both exploring past generations of men incl. Donald Duck, Johnny Carson & Joseph Lennon; Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 255-5793 ext.14; 6-8, free [through 4/1].
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Retrospective on Stephen Sondheim's television work feat. exerts from Theatreland & episodes from Tropper: "Theatricals;" Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600; 2 & 6:30, $6 [repeats Sat. & Sun.].
20th-century independent film & video with an emphasis on Lebanon. Tonight's last program "Selected Shorts of Akram Zaatari" feat. four shorts by filmmaker incl. a look at public space at the beach entitled "Gift;" NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 998-8816 or www.alwan.org; 5:30, $8, $5 st./s.c.
EXPRESSIONISM: THE ART OF FRITZ LANG
Retrospective examines ten films by Austrian-born German Expressionism director, Fritz Lang. Today's last screening is Lang's M, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.) 735-9717; 4, $7 [repeats Sun. at 4].
World premier of doc. Water from the Well followed by screenings of other Irish oriented music films & multimedia; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6492; 8:30, free.
HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL
Thirteen programs of Cuban cinema?features, shorts, doc. & animation, with gala reception tonight; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 505-5181 or www.newfilmmakers.com; call for schedule, times & price [through 3/26].
the LIFETIME SERIES
The Films of Claire Denis. Today, the seductive story of a young girl's relationship with their servant, Chocolat (2) & "Keep It For Yourself" starring Vincent Gallo screens with "The Hoop Skirt" short (4); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c. [through 3/26].
Independent vision of contemporary culture, incl. works by Bruce McClure, Rick Rodine & live performances; Exit Art, 548 B'way (betw. Spring & Prince Sts.), 966-7745 or www.exitart.org; 7, $8.
The Films of Claire Denis. Today, the true story of Thierry Paulin, I Can't Sleep (2) & No Fear, No Die about cockfighting in Paris (4:30); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c. [through 3/26].
Martin Scorsese's After Hours, preceded by "Stalker Guilt Syndrome;" Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, $5.
F.W. Murnau's German expressionist Faust starring Emil Jannings; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 8:30, $5.
YIDDISH FILM FESTIVAL
Rebecca Amato curates month-long LES festival. Tonight's film is Long is the Road, Jewish perspective on the Holocaust; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 358-7501; 8:30, $6.
FAT IS BEAUTIFUL
Paper Tiger TV screens footage from work-in-progress about fat oppression; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7, call for price.
issues in ethnicity and cultural integration
Series continues with Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne's film about a young boy who runs an illegal immigrant ring in Belgium; NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square S. (Greene St.), 998-6797; 6:30, free.
New York's weekly DIY film festival feat. Eli Kabillio's doc. on the unlikely health drink, Urine: Good Health. Filmmakers are encouraged to share their shorts (under 15 mins.) for public viewing; Siberia Bar, 250 W. 50th St. (B'way), 333-4141; 9, free.
Pink Flamingos on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodgos on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdownnder 15 mins.) for publicMatador starring Antonio Banderas (7) & Waters' Desperate Living (9:15); Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-1414; $8, $7 s.c., price incl. both films [through 4/25].