LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
Premiere of festival kicks off w/King of the Jungle, John Leguizamo stars as slightly retarded man; Clearview 59th St. E. Cinema, 59th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-726-2358; 7, call for prices.
save our films
Philip Glass provides musical accompaniment to films by Anthology Film Archives founder Jonas Mekas. Proceeds from benefit help preserve vast collection of avant garde & independent films; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; 8, $20.
they come at night
Lindy Laub's film attempts to provide deeper understanding of long term effects of torture & political violence. All proceeds benefit Victim Services/Solace & CISPES; NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 212-352-1430; 6:30, $15-$25.
LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
Opening of 12th annual festival feat. But I'm a Cheerleader, candy colored satire depicts absurdity of "curing" homosexuality; NYU Cantor Film Center, #200, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 212-254-8504; call for time & ticket prices.
Retrospective of American director, Sam Peckinpah, kicks off tonight at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; call for schedule & times [through 6/11].
Screen Alejandro Jodorowsky's depraved psychological tale of unholy alliance of maimed woman & her son; Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St.( betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-677-1027; 7:30, $7.
Enjoy outdoor dance party & dessert buffet after screening Strictly Ballroom, Baz Luhrmann's tale of ballroom dancing competitions; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 7, $60.
Series continues w/Ballad of Reading Gaol & We Were One Man; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-620-0619; 2:30, free.
as viewed from the other side
Melbourne animator Rhian Hinkley pres. new animation from Australia; Millennium, 66 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.), 212-673-0090; 7, $5.
Series cont. w/House, Home & Dome, Pat's Birthday & Home Movies at Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9781; 7:30, free w/adm. [repeats 6/10 at 2].
Three-week festival of lesbian cult films incl. Madchen In Uniform about being a lesbian at an all-female boarding school; Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. (6th Ave.), 212-727-8110; Fri. & Sat. at 1:35, 5:30 & 9:25 [through 6/15].
Andy Warhol's 3-reel film about a summer afternoon w/Edie Sedgwick, Ondine, Arthur Loeb, Donald Lyons and Dorothy Dean; Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9480; 2, free w/adm. [repeats 6/9 at 7:30}.
ride the high country
Randolph Scott, Joel McCroa & Mariette Hartley star in Western about aging gunslinger Steve Judd; Anthology Film Archives, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5110; 4:30, call for prices.
Revisit episodes 1 & 2 of David Chase's tv series & find out why "family" leader Tony Soprano started seeing a therapist; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-4520; 2, $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c.
bauhaus in america
Screen documentary about architecture, design & human nature in conjunction w/new exhibition Anni Albers at Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 212-423-3200; 4, $8.
Series feat. Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, which traces disintegration of a relationship over the course of a night; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, $5.
Series feat. Lulu in Berlin, stars Richard Leacock & Susan Woll; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, free.
David Williams' coming-of-age film debuts tonight as part of quarterly series American Independent Visions; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; call for schedule, $9.
the EBONY SCREEN: FILMS OF MANY AFRICAS
All films in 35 mm, in color & original language w/English subtitles. Today, Sango Malo flick about the effects of a radical teacher's innovative ideas on a village; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 212-864-5400; 7, $8, $7 s.c.
New York's weekly DIY film festival feat. David Greene's musical Godspell. Filmmakers are encouraged to share their shorts (under 15 mins.) for public viewing; Siberia Bar, 250 W. 50th St. (B'way), 212-714-3575; 9, free.