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SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS

Fred Moten will join artist Suné Woods and pianist-composer James Gordon Williams at the Hammer this week for an evening of “wordplay, found imagery, improvised music, and moving images.”*   SUNÉ WOODS, FRED MOTEN, AND JAMES GORDON WILLIAMS YOU ARE MINE. I SEE NOW, I’M A HAVE TO LET YOU GO Thursday, August 23, at 7:30. HAMMER MUSEUM, 10899 […]

VIVE BERTA CÁCERES

Berta Cáceres—the environmental activist and champion of her indigenous compatriots in Honduras—was murdered at age 44 by members of a U.S.-trained special forces unit of the Honduran army for her role in blocking the construction of the Agua Zarca Dam. This week the Hammer will screen Katia Lara’s short documentary BERTA VIVE, followed by a […]

DAY AT ZENITH

Is THE PAJAMA GAME (1957) the “first left-wing operetta,” as Jean-Luc Godard once famously called it? What’s not in doubt is that Doris Day is at her peak in this, the last of her great musicals for Warner Bros. The film was directed by Stanley Donen and George Abbott, and co-starred Broadway powerhouse John Raitt as a […]

MAE WEST

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.” — Mae West Editor Michael Gregg Michaud will introduce the Mae West–Cary Grant classic SHE DONE HIM WRONG this weekend at the Egyptian. He will also sign copies of his new book of West interviews, MAE WEST—BETWEEN THE COVERS, […]

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO — CODA

For the last five years, filmmaker Stephen Schible has been tracking Ryuichi Sakamoto as the composer—in the wake of a cancer diagnosis in 2014—created a new masterpiece. The new documentary RYUICHI SAKAMOTO—CODA is in its last week at Lincoln Center.   RYUICHI SAKAMOTO—CODA, through Thursday, August 16. HOWARD GILMAN THEATER, 144 West 65th Street, New York […]

METROGRAPH FILM BOOK FAIR

The first ever METROGRAPH FILM BOOK FAIR will be open to the public this weekend. Thousands of rare, vintage, and out of print items will be available, including biographies, monographs, hundreds of periodicals covering the last seven decades from Sight & Sound to The Velvet Light Trap, plus memorabilia, scripts, novelizations, and other unique ephemera. In addition, a program […]

GUY HOCQUENGHEM

“The cruising machine has established an impenetrable border between what turns us on and what makes us think. This border is perhaps a defense mechanism against the intrusion of relations of power… “Constructed like capitalism against death, the cruising machine… instead of being madly in love with what is present, it desires what is absent, […]