Saturday, April 2, 2011

Turner Classic Movies Goes Unseen (cinema) plus some random links

Tomorrow night Turner Classic Movies is running a double feature of lost films. First up is Fragments:Surviving Pieces of Lost Films. Its a collection of silent fragments put together by Flicker Alley plus interviews with archievists. It runs at 8PM Eastern Time.

It is followed by Unseen Cinema at 10PM. Its a collection of rarely seen short films. I should mention a few things coming uBoldp.

The Korean Cultural Service's biweekly film pick up this week with an animated film What is Not Romance. It's followed two weeks later by another film called Audition. I don't think Unseen will be attending either film. It appears all of my correspondents are occupied. If anyone attends either screening please drop me a line because I'd really like to know how the films are.

The Museum of Modern Art has two retrospective coming up. First up is a complete retrospective of the films of Charles Burnett, director of To Sleep With Anger among others. It starts on April 6th and runs through the month.

Starting April 15th they are looking at the films of Dziga Vertov. I know only his Man with a Movie Camera. If I can find the time I'm looking forward to trying some of his other films. (And I know I'm vague but I really don't know much about him but his films sound intriguing) Details for both can be found at the Museum website.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has programmed a kick as restrospective for Memorial Day weekend. The subject is director Norman Jewison. He'll be there at some of the films. Films will include Rollerball, Jesus Christ Superstar, Moonstruck, The Russians Are Coming The Russians are Coming, In the Heat of the Night among others. This is a must go series. Tickets on sale on the 21st.

I was sent a press release for the Lincoln Center series on the late films of Satyajit Ray which starts April 16 but I've lost it. Check the Lincoln Center website for more details on theseries, plus a bunch of other goodies the Society has planned.

And now some links

Pondering the question is it funny if you have to explain it?

Roger Ebert on the filmed version of Danny Boyle's stage version of Frankenstein.

Lastly the winners at the New York International Children's Film Festival have been announced:

GRAND PRIZE FEATURE: Aurelie Laflamme's Diary
GRAND PRIZE SHORT: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, LIVE ACTION: Chalk
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, ANIMATION: The Little Boy and the Beast
HSBC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AWARD: Mia and the Migoo
PARENTS AWARD: The Yellow Balloon
AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 3-6: Ormie
AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 5-10: Don't Go
AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 8-14: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
AUDIENCE AWARD, AGES 12-18: Pixels

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