NEW FILMS FROM CHINA
Series continues feat. subtitled films Art in the Cultural Revolution, Our Changing Homeland & China Gold Gold Rush; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-620-0619; 1, free.
Screen Maggie Hadley West's 1997 film at Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-971-1015; 8 &10, $7.
MEET MARY HARTMAN
Screen episodes of offbeat soap opera about dimwitted housewife who suffers outrageous experiences. Today's episode, Loretta makes anti-Semitic remark on Dinah Shore's show; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600; 6, $6.
Series devoted to serving gay & lesbian community continues w/Amos Gutman, Filmmaker, A Safe Place & Afflicted; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-620-0619; 2:30 & 6, free.
Elida Schogt's film combines hand-painted imagery & family snapshots to create experience of her family's experience during Holocaust; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 1, $9.
chronicle of a summer
Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin's 1961 film made by stopping random people in street & asking if they're happy; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5110; 7, call for price.
Shirley clarke: in our time
Director Donna Cameron's tribute to artist Shirley Clarke; Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9781; 7:30, free w/adm.
U.S. premiere of Hannah Weyer's video followed by NY premiere of Jilann Spitzmiller & Hank Rogerson's Homeland; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 3:45, $9.
Merzak Allouache's Algerian film w/English subtitles at NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 212-998-8816; 5:30, $8.
surreal world of luis bunuel
Retrospective continues w/subtitled El Gran Calavera (The Great Madcap), about wealthy man who challenges his family's spendthrift habits; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 212-735-9717; 4, $7.
Tony Gatlif's musical tells story of historic odyssey of gypsies from India across Europe & Asia; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, free.
bryant park summer film festival
Festival feat. Pal Joey, slick musical w/all-star cast & memorable tunes; Bryant Park, 6th Ave (42nd St.), 212-512-5700; sunset, free.
Children of shatila
NY premiere of Lebanon director Mai Masri's 1998 film, followed by Naim & Wadee's & The Jahalin; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 6, $9.
film at tonic
Featuring hard to find footage of Time Buckley, & more; Tonic, 107 Norfolk (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 212-358-7501; 9, $4.
Participants' films shown on first come first serve basis; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7, $3.
New York's weekly DIY film festival feat. Christian de Rezendes' Alzira: A Matriarch Tells Her Story. 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.
Goran Rebic's 1999 film w/Johan Erikson's The Job at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; 1, $9.