See It Big! Costumes by Edith Head
Grace Kelly. Tippi Hendren. Cary Grant. These are just some of the biggest stars that Edith Head dressed in glorious gowns and dapper suits in Hollywood’s Golden Age. This weekend ends the Museum of Moving Image’s celebration of the costume-designer extraordinaire. This weekend is focused on some of Alfred Hitchcock’s best films, with To Catch a Thief, The Birds, and Marnie playing. Also on view is an exhibit dedicated to the woman herself, so you can see just how perfect these costumes are in-person.
Starting March 18
For the second year in a row, the Brooklyn Public Library is inviting book lovers to learn more about their favorite authors with LitFilm 2019. The festival celebrates authors and the written word by presenting documentaries and shorts with the writers themselves. Starting next weekend, you can watch Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill discuss New Journalism in Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists, Zora Neale Hurston in Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, and more. Best of all, the screenings are free.
Two Plains & A Fancy
Microcinema fans rejoice! Spectacle Theater is celebrating the release of Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s Two Plains & A Fancy this week with a mini-retrospective, also showing the 48-minute jungle comedy Blondes in the Jungle and their breakout on the indie scene L for Leisure, praised by Richard Brody and Melissa Anderson. The filmmakers will be participating in Q&A’s throughout the week.
Hot off the heels of his masterpiece, 2014’s Phoenix, Christian Petzold directs Transit, based on the 1942 novel by Anna Seghers. In Transit, a German refugee flees to France and takes on the identity of a recently deceased writer and quickly forms a relationship with Marie, the writer’s wife. The film is playing at IFC Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and BAM.