Saturday, December 29, 2012

My NYC theater experiences in 2012

 10 Best NYC Rep Movie Experiences of 2012

10. Ms. 45 (Museum of the Moving Image)
9. Chinatown Nights w/ Woman Trap (Film Forum)
8. Smile (Anthology Film Archives)
7. Wild Girl (Museum of Modern Art)
6. Myra Breckinridge (Walter Reade Theater/Lincoln Center)
5. Heroes for Sale w/ Wild Boys of the Road (Film Forum)
4. What Have You Done to Solange? (Anthology Film Archives)
3. Dial M for Murder in 3-D (Film Forum)
2. Bonjour Tristesse (Film Forum)
1. Don't Torture a Duckling (Anthology Film Archives)

Based on my top 10 favorite experiences seeing classic/vintage movies in a theater, Film Forum and Anthology Film Archives tie as the best repertory theaters in the city for me.

Movies by Theater:

Those marked in red were bad experiences due to patrons, print issues, or the movie itself. 
Those marked in gold were the best/most memorable experiences I had in 2012.

Angelika Film Center (4)
Jan. 26 - We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)
Sep. 9 - Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Dec. 14 - Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Dec. 17 - The Sessions (2012)

Anthology Film Archives (18)
Mar. 1 - From the Pen of...: Smile (1975)
April 7 - Spanish Cinema of the Early Post-Franco Era: The Disenchantment (1976)
April 8 - Spanish Cinema of the Early Post-Franco Era: Ocana: An Intermittent Portrait (1978)
Sep. 8 - From the Pen of...: Payday (1973)
Sep. 8 - From the Pen of...: The Innocents (1961)
Sep. 14 - From the Pen of...: The Stepfather (1987)
Sep. 14 - From the Pen of...: Cops and Robbers (1973)
Sep. 16 - From the Pen of...: Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Sep. 16 - From the Pen of...: The Loved One (1965)
Sep. 17 - From the Pen of...: The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Sep. 17 - From the Pen of...: Play It as It Lays (1972)
Sep. 21 - Giallo Fever: House with Laughing Windows (1976)
Sep. 21 - Giallo Fever: Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Sep. 22 - Giallo Fever: The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
Sep. 22 - Giallo Fever: Deep Red (1975)
Sep. 22 - Giallo Fever: What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
Sep. 23 - Giallo Fever: The Girl who Knew Too Much (1963)
Sep. 23 - Giallo Fever: One on Top of the Other (Perversion Story) (1969)

Cinema Village 7
April 27 - Tribeca Film Festival: Side by Side (2012)

City Cinemas East Village
Sep. 22 - The Master in 70mm (2012)

Film Forum (34)
Feb. 9 - Pretty Poison (1968)
Feb. 13 - Wellman: Chinatown Nights (1929) & Woman Trap (non-Wellman, 1936) (2)
Feb. 14 - Wellman: Nothing Sacred (1937) & A Star is Born (1937) (2)
Feb. 16 - Wellman: Night Nurse (1931), The Purchase Price (1932) & The Man I Love (1929) (3)
Feb. 17 - Wellman: Heroes for Sale (1933) & Wild Boys of the Road (1933) (2)
Feb. 21 - Wellman: Stingaree (1934), Central Airport (1933), & Safe in Hell (1931) (3)
Feb. 24 - Wellman: Track of the Cat (1954) & Westward the Women (1951) (2)
Feb. 27 - Wellman: The Young Eagles (1930), The Conquerors (1932) & Frisco Jenny (1932) (3)
April 2 - The Long Day Closes (1992)
April 9 - Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
April 23 - The Gang's All Here (1943)
April 30 - Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
May 10 - Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
May 11 - Grand Illusion (1937) Celebrity sighting: Peggy Steffans Sarno
Sep. 3 - French Old Wave: The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
Sep. 3 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Sep. 5 - French Old Wave: Le Million (1931) & A Nous la Liberte (1931)
Sep. 9 - French Old Wave: Orphee (1950) & Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Sep. 16 - Port of Shadows (1938)
Sep. 29 - Dial M for Murder in 3-D (1954)

Oct. 16 - Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D (1953)
Dec. 17 - Consuming Spirits (2012)

IFC Center (7)
Feb. 4 - Kill List (2011)
Feb. 26 - Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts (2011)
Feb. 26 - Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts (2011)
Sep. 8 - Detropia (2012)
Sep. 8 - Girl Model (2011)
Oct. 7 - The Man who Knew Too Much (1934)
Dec. 17 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Lincoln Center - Francesca Beale Theater
Sep. 9 - Keep the Lights On (2012)

Lincoln Center - Howard Gilman Theater
Oct. 1 - 50th New York Film Festival: Pursued (1947)

Lincoln Center - Walter Reade Theater (15)
Feb. 10 - Cinematic Goddess, American Sex Symbol: Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Feb. 12 - Cinematic Goddess, American Sex Symbol: Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Feb. 12 - Cinematic Goddess, American Sex Symbol: Hannie Caulder (1971)
Feb. 12 - Cinematic Goddess, American Sex Symbol: The Last of Sheila (1973)
Feb. 23 - Film Comment Selects: Silent House (2011)
Feb. 23 - Film Comment Selects: Headhunters (2011)
Mar. 10 - Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: Last Screening (2011)
Mar. 10 - Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: 38 Witnesses (2012)
Mar. 22 - New Directors/New Films: Las Acacias (2011)
Mar. 24 - New Directors/New Films: Goodbye (2011)
Mar. 24 - New Directors/New Films: The Raid: Redemption (2011) 
Mar. 24 - New Directors/New Films: How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Mar. 29 - New Directors/New Films: Oslo, August 31 (2011)
April 1 - New Directors/New Films: Porfirio (2011)
Oct. 1 - 50th New York Film Festival: Liv and Ingmar (2012) Celebrity sighting - Ricky Jay

Museum of Arts and Design
April 19 - Argento: Il Cinema nel Sangue: Suspiria (1977)

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (17)
Mar. 14 - Canadian Front 2012: Sunflower Hour (2011)
Mar. 14 - Canadian Front 2012: Monsieur Lazhar (2011)
Mar. 15 - Canadian Front 2012: Mesnak (2011)
Mar. 16 - Canadian Front 2012: Romeo Eleven (2011)
Mar. 16 - Canadian Front 2012: Starbuck (2011)
Mar. 18 - Canadian Front 2012: Cafe de Flore (2011)
Mar. 18 - Canadian Front 2012: Roller Town (2012)
April 3 - Carte Blanche: Cindy Sherman: Fuego (1969)
Oct. 11 - To Save and Project 10: Call Her Savage (1932)
Oct. 11 - To Save and Project 10: Wild Girl (1932)
Oct. 14 - To Save and Project 10: Anarchist Movies of the Spanish Civil War - Report on the Revolutionary Movement (1936) & Carne de Fieras (Flesh of Beasts) (1936)
Oct. 14 - To Save and Project 10: Barrios Bajos (Slums) (1937)
Oct. 14 - To Save and Project 10: Tell Me Lies (A Film About London) (1968)
Oct. 16 - To Save and Project 10: San Diego Surf (1968)
Oct. 17 - To Save and Project 10: Sparrers Can't Sing (1963)
Oct. 17 - To Save and Project 10: Genghis Khan (1950) 

Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) (3)
Jan. 28 - David Cronenberg: They Came from Within (1975)
Jan. 28 - David Cronenberg: Rabid (1977)
May 11 - Fashion in Film: If Looks Could Kill: Ms. 45 (1981)

Regal Union Square
Nov. 12 - Skyfall (2012)

Tisch - Cinema Studies Cinematheque
Dec. 7 - You and Me (1938) & Remember the Night (1940)

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