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, "Illusions" & "Committed," both shown on 16mm, b&w film; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 620-0619; 2:30, free.
NY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
Seventh annual festival kicks off today with New Yorker Lech Kowalski's documentary on Johnny Thunders, Born to Lose: The Last Rock 'n' Roll Movie starring Dee Dee Ramone & the Wayne Kramer; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; 7:30, $8 [through 3/14].
WEDNESDAYS AT NOON
Free screenings for Women's History Month pres. Thelma & Louise; St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St. (betw. Court & Clinton Sts.), Bklyn., 718-489-5272; 12, free [through 3/29].
IRISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FLEADH
Four day showcase looks at sex, incest & religious persecution in Northern Ireland feat. movie about sexual abuse, Park, Exiled about young Irish immigrants, Bob Quinn's biographical doc. It Must Be Done Right & 15 other shorts; Clearview Cinemas, 323 6th Ave. (Waverly Pl.), 615-6608; see "Movie Clock" for schedule.
See Weds. 3/8. Today's screenings incl. doc. on NY's most powerful street gang, Black & Gold: The Latin King & Queen Nation (5:45), sex spoof called The Love Machine (6:15), Hi-8 video on punk & indie music, The Target Shoots First (7:30), "Sex On the Fritz: Performance Anxiety" program of shorts (8), Northwest music scene & record label doc., The Shield Around the K (9:15), "American Booty" shorts (9:45), look at female boxing with Katya Bankowsky's Shadow Boxers (11) & horror flick Eyes to Heaven (11:30); Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; $8 each [through 3/14].
Series looks at prison life in American & Canadian criminal systems with The Farm: Angola, U.S.A. & The Wildest Show in the South, followed by "Meet the Makers" with filmmaker Laleh Khadivi at 6; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 620-0619 or 621-0629; 2:30, free.
FRENCH CINEMA TODAY
Screening of Peut-être, followed by discussion with film's director Cédric Klapisch; NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 998-8816; 7, free.
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].
See Weds. 3/8. Today's screening highlights incl. loud mouth, Miranda July's movie presentation of shorts (7:30), "High Rocks" short about Oregon's swimming hole inhabited by underachievers, part of "Reality Styling" shorts (8), "Skate or Die Harder" program of four shorts incl. Rick Charnoski & Coan Nicholas' super 8 doc. about skateboarding swimming pools, "Fruit of the Vine" (9:15) & director Slava Tsukerman pres. acclaimed cult classic Liquid Sky in 35mm (11); Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; $8 each [through 3/14].
Tom Folland & Joseph R. Wolin curate three days of screenings by the Canadian video artist. Tonight, The Hundred Videos, 1990-97: part 1; Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way, 2nd Fl. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 996-9520; 8, $5 [part 2 on Sat.].
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].
ARABS SHORTS FESTIVAL
20th-century independent film & video with an emphasis on Lebanon. Tonight's program incl. videos "I Shot the Holy Land," "Train, Trains," "Ali Baba: Hollywood & Paris at Their Best," "White Fear" & 16mm short "Tahara;" 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].
EXPRESSIONISM: THE ART OF FRITZ LANG
Retrospective examines ten films by Austrian-born German Expressionism director, Fritz Lang. Today, Lang's 1928 b&w silent The Woman in the Moon screens at the YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.) 735-9717; 4, $7 [repeats Sun. at 4, through 3/19].
NONSENSE & SENSIBILITY
The Films of Steve Martin. Today, All of Me starring Lily Tomlin (2) & Roxanne directed by Fred Schepisi (4); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c.
See Weds. 3/8. Today's screening highlights incl. Frank Pavich's doc. about NYC's hard-core scene, N.Y.H.C. (2:15), "The Look of Wow" shorts program feat. "Lee Hazlewood" video doc. by Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky, Deborah Harry & Joey Ramone narrate shorts in "Duty Nickels" (8) & Austin, TX music doc. Rock Opera (11:30); Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; $8 each [through 3/14].
THE LIFE & TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER
Donald Gibson, deputy chairman for the National Endowment for the Humanities, hosts screening & discussion for Women's History Month; 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St. Y), 996-1100; 11 a.m., $25.
The Films of Steve Martin. Today, L.A. Story written by Martin (2) & The Spanish Prisoner with Campbell Scott (4); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c.
See Weds. 3/8. Today's highlights incl. Justin Mitchell's DIY exploration of underground music feat. Unwound, The Peechees, Some Velvet Sidewalk & Sleater Kinney, Songs For Cassavetes (2:45), "Cheap is Beautiful" program feat. doc. about wrestling in coleslaw! (4:30), Deborah Stratman's documentation of Chicago street racing, The Blvd (6:15), Beastie Boys, Butthole Surfers & legendary Jad Fair star in A Tribute to the Scott & Gary Show (7:30) & coming-of-age comedy, Godass (9:15); Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; $8 each [through 3/14].
John Boorman's The General, based on the life of Dublin gangster Martin Cahill, preceded by "Last Mango in Dublin;" Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, $5.
Tom Folland & Joseph R. Wolin curate screenings by the Canadian video artist. Tonight, Everybody Loves Nothing, Echo Valley & four others works incl. new untitled piece; Thread Waxing Space, 476 B'way, 2nd Fl. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 996-9520; 8, $5.
See Weds. 3/8. Today's & tomorrow's screenings have been shown during the previous three days; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 252-3845 or www.nyuff.com; $8 each [through 3/14].
Dublin-based film collective, Solus, show their avant-garde shorts on super 8 & 16mm at 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 The Dybbuk; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 358-7501; 8:30, $6.
CINEMA & LITERATURE
Film series feat. Las carreteras secundarias, based on novel by Ignacio Martínez (4) & Don Quijote de Orson Welles based on Miguel de Cervantes' novel (6)?all films in Spanish; Institute Cevantes, 122 E. 42nd St., Su. 807 (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 689-4232; free.
New York's weekly DIY film festival feat. The Trial, interpretation of Franz Kafka's novel. 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 Serial Mom starring Kathleen Turner & Ricki Lake (7) & film inspired by Sharon Tate's murder, Multiple Maniacs (8:45); Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 864-1414; $8, $7 s.c., price incl. both films [through 4/25].