Chronicle of U.S. government's anti-marijuana crusade, filmmaker Ron Mann promises "No hippies were harmed in the making of this film"; Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; call for info.
Screen 1955 film Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz at Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-971-1015; 8, $7.
GANG GIRLS 2000
Film about upstart gang known for their tight pants & cute bikes; Meow Mix, 269 E. Houston St. (betw. Aves. A & B), 212-254-0688; 7 p.m. & 12 a.m.; $5.
MEET MARY HARTMAN
Screen first four episodes of offbeat soap opera about dimwitted housewife who suffers outrageous experiences; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600; 6, $6.
REALITY CONFRONTS ISRAELIS
Work by young Israeli video artists investigating Jewish & Israeli identity from personal perspective; Den of Cin, 46 Ave. A (3rd St.), 212-479-7742; 7, $6.
Series continues w/A History of Violence, S&M in the Hood, Not Because Fidel Castro Says So & Gay Cuba; Donnell Library Media Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-620-0619; 2:30, free.
Three-week festival of lesbian cult films incl. Bound about vixen gangster gals; Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. (Varick St.), 212-727-8110; call for schedule & prices [through 6/15].
this is nureyev!
Weekend of dance films incl. I Am a Dancer, Romeo & Juliet, Don Quixote, & Mixed Bill; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; call for schedule, $9.
Five films that subvert conventional narrative in favor of surprising imagery by independent German filmmaker. Today, Johanna d'Arc of Mongolia; Titus Theater, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-708-9400; 6:30, $10.
Revisit episodes of David Chase's tv series. Today, "Boca" & "A Hit Is a Hit," about a rap star; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-4520; 2, $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c.
the surreal world of luis bunuel
Series cont. w/Luis Bunuel's 1951 film A Woman Without Love at YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 212-735-9717; 4, $7.
Banned in Yugoslavia upon its release, semi-documentary W.R. deconstructs decadence of Western capitalism & repressive structures of Stalinism; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, free.
See above listing. Today, "I Dream of Jeannie Cusamano" & "Guy Walks Into a Psychiatrist's Office"; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-4520; 2, $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c.
Screen 1953 film Illusion Travels By Streetcar at Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-971-1015; 8 & 10, $7.
film at tonic
Jeff Perkins' Shout, Peter Mays' Sister Midnight & Yoko Ono's Fly at Tonic, 107 Norfolk (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 212-358-7501; 9, $4.
Series continues w/tribute to Brooklyn filmmakers, feat. panel discussion "Traditional & Digital Filmmaking & Interactive Media"; Galapagos, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 8:30, free.
Cinema & the new spectator
Series examines rapid shifts in development of cinema at turn of the century & construction of spectators. Today, Troitoir Roulant: The Cinema & New Mobilities of Spectatorship; Guggenheim, 1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 212-360-4321; 7, $10.
the EBONY SCREEN: FILMS OF MANY AFRICAS
All films in 35 mm, in color & original language w/English subtitles. Today, Le Franc about period when French government devalued West African franc by 50%; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 212-864-5400; 7, $8, $7 s.c.
New York's weekly DIY film festival feat. Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell. 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.