08.15.2003

Widescreen, Pierrot Le Gou, Monsoon Wedding, Jeremey Blake @ AMMI

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Date/Time: 15/08/2003 12:00 am


American Museum of the Moving Image
August 13-17, 2003
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NEW PRINT OF “WEST SIDE STORY,” “POINT BLANK,” + MODERN JAPANESE
GEMS “KWAIDAN” + “THE PORNOGRAPHERS” IN WIDESCREEN SERIES
IMPORTED 35MM PRINT OF GODARD’S “PIERROT LE FOU” IN REPERTORY
NIGHTS
“MONSOON WEDDING” IN SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK FESTIVAL
ON VIEW: “BUNGALOW 8″ BY JEREMY BLAKE
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WIDESCREEN: “WEST SIDE STORY,” “POINT BLANK,” “KWAIDAN,” + “THE
PORNOGRAPHERS”
Moving Image’s widescreen survey continues with an eclectic
weekend, from neo-noir to the Japanese New Wave, and a classic
Hollywood musical. WEST SIDE STORY screens in a brand new 35mm
print with digitally remastered sound (music by Leonard Bernstein
and Stephen Sondheim). POINT BLANK stars Lee Marvin in a defining
performance, left for dead and seeking vengeance in Boorman’s
modernist adaptation of Donald E. Westlake’s novel. Rarely
screened, and featuring inspired use of the widescreen canvas,
KWAIDAN is presented in a 35mm print imported from Tokyo, with
the aid of the Japan Foundation. Masaki Kobayashi’s masterful
Japanese ghost story is enriched by the haunting score of Toru
Takemitsu. Also imported from Tokyo, Shohei Imamura’s THE
PORNOGRAPHERS is a tour de force about voyeurism, photographed
in black-and-white Nikkatsuscope, chronicling the travails of a
small-time maker of “dirty movies.” And Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT
LE FOU, beautifully lensed in Techniscope by Raoul Coutard,
screens in Repertory Nights.
“PIERROT LE FOU” IN REPERTORY NIGHTS
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina star in Jean-Luc Godard’s
PIERROT LE FOU, screening in an outstanding 35mm print, courtesy
of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided with the aid
of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
“MONSOON WEDDING” AT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
The free outdoor festival of film, music, and ethnic food at
Socrates Sculpture Park, curated by Moving Image, continues
Wednesday, August 13, with a screening of Mira Nair’s MONSOON
WEDDING. (Please note that this is different than the schedule
announced in the July-September Quarterly calendar). Preceding
the film, Indofunk will perform live music. Indian food from
local restaurant Dimple will be available for purchase.
JEREMY BLAKE: MOVING IMAGES
On view through August 17: BUNGALOW 8 (1998, 9 mins.)
Abstract painting is set on a collision course with ‘Hollywood’s
psychic dustbin’ in Jeremy Blake’s very first ‘time-based
paintings.’ Entitled BUNGALOW 8, this series of three three-
minute works (HOTEL SAFE, BLACK SWAN, and FACADE) was named after
the eponymous poolside cabana at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
For a full schedule please visit

http://www.movingimage.us/blake/.

COMPLETE SCHEDULE FOR THE COMING WEEK:
(Except for specially ticketed programs, screenings are free with
Museum admission.)
Wednesday, August 13
At sunset (Moving Image at Socrates Sculpture Park)
MONSOON WEDDING
India, 2001, 114 mins. Directed by Mira Nair. This free outdoor
screening takes place at Socrates Sculpture Park (Vernon
Boulevard at Broadway) in Long Island City. In case of rain,
films will be screened at 8:00 p.m. at Moving Image.
Friday, August 15
7:30 p.m. (Repertory Nights)
PIERROT LE FOU
France/Italy, 1965, 110 mins. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina.
Saturday, August 16
2:00 p.m. (Eyes Wide Open: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema)
WEST SIDE STORY
United Artists, 1961, 151 mins. Directed by Jerome Robbins and
Robert Wise. With Natalie Wood. New 35mm print.
4:45 p.m. (Eyes Wide Open: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema)
POINT BLANK
MGM, 1967, 92 mins. Directed by John Boorman. With Lee Marvin.
6:30 p.m. (Repertory Nights)
PIERROT LE FOU
See above.
Sunday, August 17
1:00 p.m. (Eyes Wide Open: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema)
KWAIDAN
Japan, 1964, 164 mins. Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. With Takashi
Shimura.
4:00 p.m. (Eyes Wide Open: The Evolution of Widescreen Cinema)
THE PORNOGRAPHERS
Japan, 1966, 128 mins. Directed by Shohei Imamura. With Shoichi
Ozawa.
6:30 p.m. (Repertory Nights)
PIERROT LE FOU
See above.
Wednesday, August 20
At sunset (Moving Image at Socrates Sculpture Park)
BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT
Yugoslavia, 1998, 129 mins. Directed by Emir Kusturica. This free
outdoor screening takes place at Socrates Sculpture Park (Vernon
Boulevard at Broadway) in Long Island City. In case of rain,
films will be screened at 8:00 p.m. at Moving Image.
More information about Moving Image screenings + programs can be
found on our Web site. http://www.movingimage.us.
Send comments to info@movingimage.us
Copyright (c) 2003, American Museum of the Moving Image.
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