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HAL ASHBY AND BILL GUNN

A very rare screening of Hal Ashby’s remarkable directorial debut THE LANDLORD (1970) will by followed by a Q & A with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy as part of their Black Book series at the Hammer. The screenplay is by Bill Gunn, his second after writing and directing the unreleased Stop.   THE LANDLORD, Wednesday, […]

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SHIRIN NESHAT AT THE HAMMER

Recalling the structure of Barbara (the recent Mathieu Amalric feature), Shirin Neshat’s LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM is a “visually dazzling film-within-a-film about an artist-filmmaker who attempts to make a film about her hero, the legendary female Arab singer Oum Kulthum. Neshat’s heroine, Mitra, struggles as she dares to cross lines in a conservative, male-dominated society—reflecting the obstacles faced by […]

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LES DERNIERS PARISIENS IN NEW YORK

Reda Kateb, Slimane Dazi, and Mélanie Laurent star in the U.S. premiere of LES DERNIERS PARISIENS (PARIS PRESTIGE), the debut feature by rappers-turned-filmmakers Hamé and Ekoué, who will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A after the second show.   LES DERNIERS PARISIENS, Tuesday, June 5, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm. FLORENCE GOULD HALL, […]

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ARTHUR JAFA AT GAVIN BROWN

At Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, this is the last week to see Arthur Jafa’s AIR ABOVE MOUNTAINS, UNKNOWN PLEASURES, his first solo exhibition in New York City since 2000.   ARTHUR JAFA—AIR ABOVE MOUNTAINS, UNKNOWN PLEASURES, through June 10. GAVIN BROWN’S ENTERPRISE, 439 West 127th Street, New York City. gavinbrown.biz/exhibitions/current See: dazeddigital.com/arthur-jafa Above: Installation view. Below: Arthur Jafa, […]

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FLO KENNEDY

“I feel that in a society where there is institutionalized oppression, the thing is to catch government and business in the grass—actually humping, you know. Forming a picket line or organizing a demonstration is not going to change the whole society, but there are cases in which it’s the sort of thing one ought to […]