Friday, November 07, 2008

November first half update

Mike here with an update of what to catch for the first half of November. I couldn't wait forever for some places to update, so now I have to go back and bring up a few more titles and/or extension. Here we go, as quick as I can:

ROSEMARY'S BABY- extended until Thurs Nov 13 at 7 and 9:35- Film Forum- Here's a stunner, people wanted to see Roman Polanski's horror film. So the Forum has extended it's run for another week. Another chance to catch this, people. A new 35mm print.

NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE- extended at least thru Tues Nov 11 at 12:55 and 9:40, plus 11:55PM on Fri Nov 7 and Sat Nov 8- IFC Film Center- The Herzog-Kinski take on Dracula has been extended a few more days. It isn't scheduled to go beyond Veteran's Day, but you never know. I wouldn't tempt fate either, and wait. A new 35mm print.

COCKSUCKER BLUES- Sat Nov 9 at 7 and 9:30- Anthology Film Archives- 32 Second Avenue by E. 2nd Street- A rare screening of The Rolling Stones concert film, when they were touring in North America for the first time since the concert at Altamont (as depicted in Gimme Shelter). The film has a no-holds barred look at what the Stones did on tour, on and off stage. It was the off stage antics that led to a clash between the Stones and director Robert Frank over wether the film can be screened or not. It lead to an unusual court ruling, where it was decided that the film can only be screened if the director is physically present. So I suppose director Frank will be at both screenings on Saturday. As for more about the film itself, here's a description from the Anthology's website:

1972, 93 minutes, 35mm, b&w/color. With the Rolling Stones.
“With COCKSUCKER BLUES, Frank bids a final adieu to the utopia of the Beat generation. What did the Rolling Stones expect when they hired him to make a film about their 1972 North American tour? There are scenes of groupie sex in private jets, cocaine snorting, and even a masturbation scene in which Jagger reveals himself to be the cameraman in a reflected image. But ultimately Frank focuses on the lonely spaces that permeate the rock-and-roll machine. This is the ultimate direct cinema. The camera movement infects the images with an unbelievable filmic energy, and Frank ignores all orientation guidelines. Populated by the living dead, COCKSUCKER BLUES is a zombie film with no refuge.” –Tate ModernAll tickets $15 for these rare screenings.

Let me know if there's interest. Later all.

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