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Bulletin Board: Valentine’s Day Massacre 2017, Mr. Gaga, Kedi, and more

February 10, 2017

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Staff favorite: Valentine’s Day Massacre 2017  
Anthology Film Archives
February 10th-14th (various times)

Sure, one could spend Valentine’s Day, and the weekend leading up to it, snuggled up on the couch, watching old romantic classics like Casablanca and When Harry Met Sally. But that’s not the only option for these days full of endless red roses and chocolate kisses. Why not go see something a little more anti Valentine’s Day? From February 10-14th, Anthology Film Archives continues its entertaining series “Valentine’s Day Massacre,” where they show works of film that are so wonderfully anti-romance.

This year, see films such as Maurice Pialat’s We Won’t Grow Old Together and Albert Brooks’s Modern Romance, in addition to films by Andrzej Zulawski and Elaine May. And all the films are on 35mm! Sure, the couch at home is tempting, but it will always be there tomorrow!

Mr. Gaga  
Film Forum, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Through February 16th (various times)
Q&A with Mr. Gaga Producer Barak Heymann at Film Forum- Feb. 10th at 7:10 show, Feb. 11th at 12:30 show

Just by watching the trailer of this film, one gets a sense of the energy and power housed within the movements choreographed by Ohad Naharin, the Israeli chorographer and artistic director of Tel Aviv’s Batsheva Dance Company. As the subject of the documentary, Mr. Gaga explores this influential, innovative figure who has made a strong impact in the dance world. Catch the film both at the Film Forum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Spraymasters  
MoMA
February 10th at 4:00PM

Graffiti is an art. An expression of one’s beliefs, attitudes, criticisms, it has substance, and a unique, memorable style. It’s a movement that has spread all over the world in recent years, and become part of the mainstream. Playing at the MoMA on February 10th, Manfred Kirchheimer’s Spraymasters includes four ex-graffiti artists, Zephyr, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Futura 2000, who spent the early years of their lives enlivening New York City with their designs.

Martin Scorsese Exhibition  
Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 23rd

Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Mean Streets, The Last Waltz… the list goes on and on. Martin Scorsese is one of those director’s whose love of film (just watch Hugo) and immense talent know no bounds. Through April 23rd, the Museum of the Moving Image is honoring this incredible director in an exhibition that delves into both his life and work. Coinciding with the exhibition, the Museum will also be having screenings of some of his classic films.

(And while there, make sure to check out the installation “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US,” which will be livestreamed for the duration of Trump’s presidency.)

Kedi 
Metrograph
Opens February 10th
A Q&A with director/producer Ceyda Torun will accompany the following shows:
Friday, February 10th at (7pm: SOLD OUT) and (9pm: SOLD OUT)
Saturday, February 11th at 7pm and 9pm
Sunday, February 12th at 3pm and 5pm

Calling all cat lovers: Ceyda Torun’s new documentary, Kedi, is for you. Sure to warm winter blues, Kedi follows the dynamic relationships between the free-roaming cats of Istanbul and the humans that they choose. Focusing foremost on the friendlier aspects of Istanbul’s unique cat-human equilibrium, the film also touches on the shifting urban landscape of Istanbul and the resulting uncertainty that felines may face in the future.

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