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DAVID HOCKNEY — A BIGGER SPLASH

Through the end of the month, Metrograph has invited a number of writers and artists—as well as director Jack Hazan—to present screenings of the 4K restoration of A BIGGER SPLASH, Hazan’s time capsule of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger’s London and New York life in the early 1970s.

Hazan will participate in a post-screening Q & A on Saturday, June 22, after the 7 pm show, and Ryan McNamara will introduce the 7:15 pm screening on Sunday, June 23.

Jeremy O. Harris will introduce the 9:30 pm screening on Friday, June 28, and on Saturday, June 29, at 5:30, there will be a Q & A and book signing with Catherine Cusset, author of Life of David Hockney: A Novel.

On Sunday, June 30, filmmaker Matt Wolf will introduce the 6:15 pm show.

A BIGGER SPLASH

Through June 30.

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

See Peter Schlesinger, Checkered Past: A Visual Diary of the ’60s and ’70s (New York: Vendome Press, 2003).

A Bigger Splash, directed by Jack Hazan, from top: David Hockney in London painting Peter Schlesinger in the Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures); photographs used in composition of the painting; scenes from A Bigger Splash (6), including Schlesinger leaning on sliding glass door. Images courtesy Metrograph Pictures.

HILTON ALS — A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN

“Troubled times get the tyrants and prophets they deserve. During our current epoch, the revival of interest in author James Baldwin has been particularly intense. This is in part due, of course, to his ability to analyze and articulate how power abuses through cunning and force and why, in the end, it’s up to the people to topple kingdoms.

“As a galvanizing humanitarian force, Baldwin is now being claimed as a kind of oracle. But by claiming him as such, much gets erased about the great artist in the process, specifically his sexuality and aestheticism, both of which informed his politics.” — Hilton Als*

GOD MADE MY FACE—A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN—a group show curated by Hilton Als, featuring the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alvin Baltrop, Beauford Delaney, Marlene Dumas, Ja’Tovia Gary, Glenn Ligon, Alice Neel, Cameron Rowland, Kara WalkerJane Evelyn Atwood, and James Welling—is on view through mid-February.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Metrograph and Als will present a series of films featuring Baldwin through the years, at home and abroad.

GOD MADE MY FACE—

A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT OF JAMES BALDWIN*

Through February 16.

David Zwirner

525 and 533 West 19th Street, New York City.

HILTON ALS ON JAMES BALDWIN FILM SERIES

Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2.

Metrograph

7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

See “The Energy of Joy: Hilton Als in conversation with David Bridel and Mary-Alice Daniel,” PARIS LA 16 (2019): 217–221.

From top: Marlene Dumas, James Baldwin, 2014, from the Great Men series exhibited at Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, image credit: Marlene Dumas and Bernard Ruijgrok PiezographicsBeauford Delaney, Dark Rapture, 1941, oil on canvas; Alvin Baltrop, The Piers (man sitting), 1975-1986, photograph; Richard AvedonJames Baldwin, writer, Harlem, New York, 1945, © The Richard Avedon Foundation; Ja’Tovia Gary, An Ecstatic Experience, 2015, video still; Jane Evelyn AtwoodJames Baldwin with bust of himself sculpted by Larry Wolhandler, Paris, France, 1975 (detail), gelatin silver print. All images courtesy David Zwirner.

JACK SMITH AT METROGRAPH

In conjunction with the exhibition Jack Smith—Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis, Artists Space and Metrograph present a retrospective of the visionary films of Jack Smith, along with rare and previously unseen documentation of Smith’’s live performances.

Smith’s work as an actor in the films of Ken Jacobs and Ron Rice will also be screened.

 

FLAMING CREATURES, SCOTCH TAPE, and OVERSTIMULATED

Saturday, September 8, at 7:30 pm.

I WAS A MALE YVONNE DE CARLO, NO PRESIDENT, SONG FOR RENT, and JUNGLE ISLAND

Saturday, September 8, at 9:15 pm.

BLONDE COBRA, THE WHIRLED, and CHUMLUM

Sunday, September 9, at 1:15 pm.

JACK SMITH IN COLOGNE (1974), THE SECRET OF RENTED ISLAND, and MIDNIGHT AT THE PLASTER FOUNDATION

Sunday, September 9, at 4:15 pm.

NORMAL LOVE and YELLOW SEQUENCE

Monday, September 10, at 6:30 pm.

JACK SMITH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO (1980)

Monday, September 10, at 9 pm.

METROGRAPH, 7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

Jack Smith at Metrograph

JACK SMITH—ART CRUST OF SPIRITUAL OASIS

Through September 16.

ARTISTS SPACE, 55 Walker Street, New York City.

Jack Smith at Artists Space

Top: Jack Smith, Flaming Creatures (1962–1963).

Below: Jack Smith, Normal Love (1963–1964).

METROGRAPH FILM BOOK FAIR

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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 of film screenings and talks will run all weekend, including Warren Beatty’s Reds, introduced by Darryl Pinckney.*

 

METROGRAPH FILM BOOK FAIR, Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12.

METROGRAPH, 7 Ludlow Street, New York City.

metrograph.com/metrograph-film-book-fair

Image credit below: Bard/Avon.

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