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1/3/12
NYC-ARTS.org Top Picks, Week of January 1, 2012
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Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
Film Forum
Wed, Jan 4–Tues, Jan 17

Winner of the Grand Prix Ex-aequo award at the Cannes Film Festival, this thriller from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan follows a group of men—including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor and a murder suspect—as they drive through the countryside in search of a murder victim. Along the way, details about the brutal murder emerge and nothing is what it seems.

American Realness
Abrons Arts Center
Thurs, Jan 5–Sun, Jan 15

Now in its third year, the American Realness festival features contemporary artists in experimental performance. This is not pretty dancing on a stage. It is theater, dance, performance and song by artists who burn the box when it comes to their creative thinking, including Ann Liv Young, Big Art Group, Wally Cardona, Jennifer Lacey and more.

Word Becomes Flesh
Public Theater
Thurs, Jan 5–Sun, Jan 15

Staged as a series of letters to an unborn son, Word Becomes Flesh confronts fatherhood in urban communities and the mythology of the black male—from cotton field to athletic field and all the spaces in between. Marc Bamuthi Joseph re-invents his 2003 piece for a new generation with an ensemble cast using spoken word, music and dance. Presented by 651 Arts in association with the Under the Radar festival.

The Apollo Project
arts>World Financial Center
Fri, Jan 6

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Brian Eno’s Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, the New York Guitar Festival presents a live re-imagining of the sonic masterpiece, featuring the ambient ensemble itsnotyouitsme, guitar master Larry Campbell, and other special guests including Noveller and Tortoise’s Jeff Parker. The performance also features scenes from Craig Teper’s documentary, Man In The Right Seat, about Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.

Jay Scheib: World of Wires
The Kitchen
Fri, Jan 6–Sat, Jan 21

World of Wires is Jay Scheib’s new adaptation of Welt am Draht, a 1973 sci-fi television series, which posed the reality that people live inside of machines. The play is an all-bets-are-off homage to the startling possibility that you too might be ones and zeroes in someone else’s immaculately programmed world.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.