Thursday, June 21

American Villain: Selections from Anti-American Films from Abroad at 92YTribeca

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Featured Screening: American Villain: Selections from Anti-American Films from Abroad at 92YTribeca

Tonight the almighty Cinebeasts returns to 92YTribeca with American Villain: Selections from Anti-American Films from Abroad.

As their description explains:

In Hollywood cinema, American audiences are used to cheering for Uncle Sam–be he in uniform or operating as on his own as a maverick–against devious Russians, dastardly Chinese, dangerous Arabs, or whatever foe might challenge the USA that day. But in the rest of the world, the blockbuster action film has recently been copied and reworked, with Americans cast as the villain. Cinebeasts presents a night of anti-American action film excerpts rarely seen in this country, with Eastern European, East Asian, and the Middle Eastern cinema all represented.

Head here to check out Michael Idov’s article America the Brutiful, which explores the post-Iraq Invasion international trend of U.S. baddies in foreign films such as Turkey’s box office smash hit Valley of the Wolves: Iraq. The Cinebeats’ own trailer is here. The compilation will be followed by a panel discussion with Richard Peña of The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Columbia University’s Film Studies department and Alan Williams of Rutgers University.

Also Noted

Thanks everyone who came out to the screening of Tough Guys last night and also the friendly people of Northside for coordinating and Miriam Bale for the great, thoughtful discussion afterwards. (Nitehawk, on the other hand, tried to confiscate my burrito in the lobby beforehand because they sell their own $15 fish tacos.) Screen Slate has hit up against a wall and can’t break out the listings today, but highlights include The Orphan Film Symposium, Redlegs, Welcome to the Dollhouse and Puppet. The full calendar is here.

The spaghetti western series at Film Forum rides off into the sunset tonight with two by Sergio Leone, Giulio Petroni’s Death Rides a Horse and Sergio Corbucci‘s Django. And another fine series bites the dust.

Emir Kustarica‘s Black Cat White Cat screens at DUBMO’s Rabbithole tonight. Doors open at 8:00 pm and $10 also includes live music by O’ My Fate and an open bar.

Tonight Millennium Film Workshop offers a program of shorts by Tom Jarmusch.


Northside Film Festival at Nitehawk, indieScreen and UnionDocs

From the Pen Of… at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Saturday Night Fever (John Badham). Details. 35mm. 1977. 118 min. 6:45 pm.
  • Joe (John Avildsen). Details. 35mm. 1970. 107 min. 9:15 pm.

Essential Cinema at Anthology Film Archives
Series Details

  • Entr’acte (René Clair & Francis Picabia), Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí) and Land Without Bread (Luis Buñuel). Details. 35mm. 1924/1928. 5:30 pm.

BAMcinemaFest at BAMCinématek
Series Details

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin). Details. Director and cast Q&A. 2012. 91 min. 7:00 pm.
  • Tchoupitoulas (Bill & Turner Ross). Details. Q&A. 2012. 80 min. 9:30 pm.

Spaghetti Westerns at Film Forum
Series Details

  • Duck, You Sucker! (Sergio Leone). Details. 35mm. 1971. 1:00 pm.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone). Details. DCP. 1966. 4:00 pm.
  • Death Rides a Horse (Giulio Petroni). Details. 35mm. 1967. 7:30 pm.
  • Django (Sergio Corbucci). Details. HD. 1966. 9:45 pm.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center
Series Details

  • Reportero (Bernardo Ruiz). Details. Ruiz in attendance. 2011. 72 min. 4:00 pm.
  • Brother Number One (Annie Goldson). Details. 2011. 6:30 pm.
  • Bitter Seeds (Micha X. Peled). Details. 2011. 87 min. 9:15 pm.

An Auteurist History of Film at MoMA
Series Details

  • Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi). Details. 1953. 96 min. 1:30 pm.

VHS at Museum of Arts and Design
Series Details

  • Sex, Lies and Videotape (Steven Soderbergh). Details. 1989. 7:00 pm.

Feminizing Film Praxis: Radical Feminist Film at Spectacle
Series Details

  • Riddles of the Sphinx (Laura Mulvey &Peter Wollen). Details. Digital. 1977. 92 min. 8:00 pm.
  • Surname Viet Given Name Nam (Trinh T. Minh-ha). Details. Digital. 1989. 108 min. 10:00 pm.

American Villain: Selections from Anti-American Films from Abroad at 92YTribeca. Details. Featuring a panel discussion with Richard Peña and Alan Williams. Presented by Cinebeasts. 7:30 pm.
Tom Jarmusch Shorts 1986-2006 at Millennium Film WorkshopDetails. 75 min. 8:00 pm.
Black Cat White Cat
 (Emir Kusturica) at RabbitholeDetails. With live performance by O’ My Fate. $10 open bar. 1989. Doors 8:00 pm, music 8:30, movie 9:00 pm.


Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir) at Film ForumDetails. 35mm of 4K restoration. 1937. 114 min. 2:50 and 9:00 pm.
Marina Abramović The Artist is Present (Matthew Akers) at Film ForumDetails. Akers in attendance at 7:50 pm. 2012. 105 min. 1:00, 3:15, 5:40, 7:50 and 10:00 pm.
Five Broken Cameras (Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi) at Film ForumDetails. 2011. 90 min. 1:00, 5:30 and 7:15 pm.
A Star is Born (George Cukor) at Film Society of Lincoln CenterDetails. DCP. 1954. 181 min. Noon.
Men on the Bridge (Asli Ozge) at MoMADetails. 2012. 86 min. 6:00 pm.



Below listed North-South



  • Rose Kallal “START BEGIN FEEL AGAIN” at Participant, Inc., 253 East Houston Street. Open Wednesday-Sunday, Noon to 7:00 pm. Ends July 22.
  • Imbue at LMAKprojects, 128 Eldridge Street. Work by Sabrina Gschwandtner and others. Open Wednesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
  • Luther Price at Callicoon Fine Arts, 124 Forsyth Street. Open Wednesday to Sunday, Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 27.
  • Santiago Sierra “NO, Global Tour” at Team Gallery, 83 Grand Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Screening at 10:15 am, 1:00 and 4:00 pm and Fridays at 7:00 pm. Ends July 27.


  • The Visitor at Black and White Project Space, 483 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg. Open Friday-Sunday Noon to 6:00 pm. Ends July 1.
  • Charles Atlas “The Illusion of Democracy” at Luhring Augustine, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Bushwick. Open Tues-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Ends July 15.