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- The Cardboard Bernini June 19
- Inocente June 20
- Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters June 23
- Silentium June 24
- Hans Richter: Everything Turns- Everything Revolves June 26
- Munch 150 June 27
- Dial M For Murder in 3D July 1
- Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation July 10Aug 22
- Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing the Beatles' Revolver July 15
- YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Deconstructing The Early Beatles July 15, 17
- Sing Me the Songs July 23
- David Amram: The First 80 Years July 24
- The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling July 31
- Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm Aug 1
- A Tribute to Rob Morsberger (1960–2013) Aug 15
- Rock Lens: The Rare Rock Films of Tapani Talo Aug 21
- Big Easy Express Aug 27
- Good Ol' Freda Aug 28
The Cardboard Bernini"FrameWorks: Art on Film 2013"
“I wanted to make a piece that was heroic and eternal in its nature, but was at its base an impossibility.” (James Grashow)
Artist James Grashow, with a long history of building sculptures from unconventional media, painstakingly planned the creation of his next project: a colossal Trevi Fountain made out of cardboard. This intimate film shows his powerful Neptune and charging horses taking shape in the studio and disintegrating outdoors in the elements at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Olympia Stone. 2012. 76 m. NR. USA . Floating Stone Productions.
|Wed. June 19 7:30 PM|
Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)
Inocente"Community Matters: Local Issues, Discussion, Activism"
Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. This intensely personal profile of a young homeless undocumented immigrant has turned heads wherever it’s been shown. It’s an immensely moving and inspiring story about the transformative power of art and the new face of homelessness in America: children.
DISCUSSION Westchester Children’s Association Executive Director Cora Greenberg and Neighbors Link Executive Director Carola Bracco. Join us for a reception following the discussion.
Community Matters is a series dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy. Sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.
Sean Fine/Andrea Nix. 2012. 40 m. NR. USA . Shine Global.
|Thurs. June 20 7:30 PM|
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters"FrameWorks: Art on Film 2013"
“A finely sketched portrait of the artist’s unlikely pursuit of perfection.” (Village Voice)
Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most haunting photographs in the history of the medium, epic narratives of small-town American life inspired by his dreams and fantasies as well as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper, and Diane Arbus. To make his images, Crewdson relies on crews that rival those of feature films, with every element of the picture meticulously composed. Shot over a decade, this film beautifully reveals the artist’s process.
Ben Shapiro. 2012. 79 m. NR. USA . Zeitgeist Films.
|Sun. June 23 5:30 PM|
Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)
"Simon Brenner, the hero of Wolf Haas’ marvelous series of crime thrillers, is a wildly likable and original character—a delightful and unexpected hero to show up in this noble and enduring genre. That Brenner struggles his way—always humanistically, often humorously—through Haas’ acutely suspenseful narratives without the aid of a firearm, armed only with his smarts and sometimes fallible intuition, is a monumental plus.” —Jonathan Demme
Silentium is phenomenally smart, funny, and terrifically suspenseful entertainment. Beyond being a gripping and moving thriller with beaucoup laughs along the way, Silentium is a virtual illumination of the art of filmmaking; every aspect of this picture is rendered with exceptional skill and artistry—storytelling, performances, editing, cinematography—everything! Silentium is adapted from the popular Detective Brenner novels written by Austrian author Wolf Haas.
Audience members will receive a paperback copy of Haas’ Brenner and God with ticket purchase.
Wolfgang Murnberger. 2004. 110 m. NR. Austria , German with subtitles.
|Mon. June 24 7:30 PM|
Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)
Hans Richter: Everything Turns- Everything Revolves"FrameWorks: Art on Film 2013"
“I have always used film as a free and creative medium, equal in every respect to the other arts.” (Hans Richter)
Dadaist provocateur, surrealist painter, and pioneering filmmaker, Hans Richter was a major force in 20th century art. At the forefront of the German avant-garde, he fled to the US in 1941, becoming director of City College’s department of documentary production. There, he was prophet to a generation of experimental filmmakers. Featuring interviews with colleagues, footage from Richter’s revolutionary films, and recently discovered audiotapes of Richter himself.
Q&A filmmaker Dave Davidson, who will also show two re-scored short films by Richter, Filmstudie and Ghosts Before Breakfast
Screenings of Gerhard Richter Painting and Hans Richter: Everything Turns—Everything Revolves are sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation and made possible through The Rudyard and Emanuella Reimss Fund, dedicated to promoting Germanic culture in Westchester County. These screenings are part of the series Masters of German Culture, highlighting great works by and about German artists.
Dave Davidson. 2013. 57 m. NR. USA , English/French/German. Hudson West Productions.
|Wed. June 26 7:30 PM|
Visit the world’s greatest art exhibitions without leaving the JBFC! Munch 150 presents Oslo’s once-in-a-lifetime Edvard Munch retrospective as Norway celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth. Also offering behind-the-scenes views, visits to key Norwegian sites, and interviews with experts, this event reveals the full range of the work created by the great artist most people know only as the painter of The Scream.
n/a. 2013. 90 m. NR. . BYexperience.
|Thurs. June 27 2:00 PM|
Dial M For Murder in 3D
“Seen in 3-D, it’s a revelation!” —J. HOBERMAN
Here’s a rare opportunity to see Dial M for Murder as Hitchcock originally intended. Grace Kelly stars in this classic thriller as the quintessential cool blonde, a society woman whose jealous husband (Ray Milland) plans to do away with her. But his plans disintegrate and the tables are turned, thanks to a well-placed pair of scissors. Put on a pair of 3-D glasses, sit back, and enjoy.
Alfred Hitchcock. 1954. 105 m. PG. USA . Warner Bros.
|Mon. July 1 7:30 PM|
Priority Purchase: JBFC Members at the Film Buff level and above may LOG IN and click on July 1st on the calendar to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will go on sale online beginning at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th.
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Pete Seeger, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie—and John Sebastian and Happy Traum, who join us this evening—are only some of the singer-songwriters who came to the Village in the ’60s. Singing songs of love, anger, and hope, they became the voices of their generation. In this new documentary many performers look back and recount their story of community, courage, and most importantly—music.
July 10, 7:30: Happy Traum and John Sebastian will talk with New York Times critic Janet Maslin plus perform LIVE MUSIC. Followed by a reception in the Jane Peck Gallery.
Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast.
Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)
Laura Archibald. 2012. 93 m. NR. Canada . Kino Lorber Films.
|Wed. July 10 7:30 PM SOLD OUT|
|Thurs. Aug 22 7:30 PM|
Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing the Beatles' Revolver"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
A REPRISE OF LAST YEAR’S HIT SHOW. Presenting rare audio and video, Scott Freiman brings us into the studio with the Beatles as they create their groundbreaking 1966 album Revolver. Including “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows,” the album launched a period of studio experimentation that coincided with the end of the band’s concert performances. Freiman also explores the innovative production techniques on “Paperback Writer” and “Rain,” recorded during the same period.
Scott Freiman. 2012. 120 m. NR. USA .
|Mon. July 15 5:00 PM|
YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Deconstructing The Early Beatles"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Beatles expert Scott Freiman returns with his new show!
Beginning with the earliest stages of the Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg, Scott Freiman then tracks the band’s journey from their initial recording sessions at EMI for “Love Me Do” through their first several groundbreaking singles, including “Please Please Me,” “She Loves You,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Learn what it was like to record at EMI in 1962, listen as the Beatles’ songwriting prowess develops, and watch some of their earliest television appearances.
Scott Freiman. 2013. 150 m. NR. USA . N/A.
|Mon. July 15 8:00 PM 1|
|Wed. July 17 2:00 PM||7:30 PM|
Priority Purchase: JBFC Members at the Film Buff level and above may LOG IN and click on July 15th on the calendar to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will go on sale online beginning at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 19th.
Sing Me the Songs"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
It doesn’t get more personal—or more beautiful—than the concert Rufus and Martha Wainwright organized to honor their mother, the great Canadian folksinger Kate McGarrigle, a year after her death. With Kate’s sisters Anna and Jane (with whom she wrote and recorded for years), her sister-in-law Sloan Wainwright, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, and others, the film features many of Kate’s own poignant songs.
Q&A Sloan Wainwright and WFUV’s John Platt w/ LIVE MUSIC performed by Sloan and guitarist Stephen Murphy from Sloan's latest recording, Upside Down & Under My Heart. Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright has “an earth mother voice that she pours into unexpectedly sensitive blends of folk, jazz, blues and funk” (New York Times). Her brother, Loudon Wainwright III was married to Kate McGarrigle.
Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)
Lian Lunson. 2012. 107 m. NR. USA . Horse Pictures.
|Tues. July 23 7:30 PM|
David Amram: The First 80 Years"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
This inspiring portrait chronicles David Amram’s prolific career as a performer, composer, con- ductor, mentor, humanitarian, and father. With a passion for music that recognizes no boundaries, Amram has more than 100 orchestral and chamber music pieces to his credit and, as a jazz French horn player, has worked with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, among others.
Q&A David Amram, Lawrence Kraman, and Anna Canoni with Michael Boriskin. LIVE MUSIC performed by the David Amram Quartet: Don Miller (bass), Kevin Twigg (drums), Adam Amram (conga drums), and David Amram (piano, flutes, French horn, scat vocals, shanai, Chinese hulusi) with Adira Amram.
Filmmaker Lawrence Kraman is also an award-winning classical music producer. Anna Canoni is director of the Woody Guthrie Foundation. Internationally known pianist Michael Boriskin is Artistic & Executive Director, Copland House. Some of Canoni’s and Boriskin’s collaborations with Amram are highlighted in the film.
Lawrence Kraman. 2013. 93 m. NR. USA . Newport Classic.
|Wed. July 24 7:30 PM|
The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Shot on a 1965 tour of Ireland, this portrait of the young Stones features electrifying performances of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “The Last Time,” and “Time Is on My Side” and documents the frenzy they inspired. Charlie Is My Darling has long been a holy grail of rock fans, surfacing in bits and pieces over the years—and it’s now been pulled togeth- er, restored, and augmented with never-before-seen footage telling the story of the band becoming the legend.
Q&A WFUV’s Dennis Elsas. WFUV afternoon host, Elsas is one of New York’s most popular longtime radio personalities. At WNEW-FM for 25 years, he met and interviewed Mick Jagger and many of his other rock heroes.
Peter Whitehead/Mick Gochanour. 1966. 67 m. NR. US/UK . Brainstorm Media.
|Wed. July 31 7:30 PM|
Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
A portrait of The Band’s beloved singer/ drummer Levon Helm at his home in Woodstock, NY. With his throat cancer in remission, he’s working on Dirt Farmer, his first studio album in 25 years, which went on to win a Grammy. As family and friends wan- der in and gather around the kitchen table to chat and jam, this affectionate tribute, released a year after Helms’ death, offers a soulful, intimate glimpse back into his private world.
Q&A WFUV’s Rita Houston and Carmel Holt. Rita Houston is WFUV Program Director and host of their show “The Whole Wide World.” Carmel Holt is WFUV Assistant Music Director and midday host.
Jacob Hatley. 2010. 87 m. NR. US . Kino Lorber Films.
|Thurs. Aug 1 7:30 PM|
A Tribute to Rob Morsberger (1960–2013)"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Rob Morsberger was an elegant and smart singer/songwriter who always turned to art, literature, and history as inspiration. When, a couple of years ago, he employed the last words of Henry James—who claimed death as the “distinguished thing”—for a title, little did he imagine that he would soon be diagnosed with terminal disease. Filmmaker Dave Davidson had already been working on a film about Morsberger when the diagnosis came, and the two agreed that they would just keep shooting. What Davidson captured is 18 months of the most prolific, intense, creative period of Morsberger's long music career.
This program is an assembly of scenes from the documentary-in-progress, featuring reminiscences by many of Morsberger’s collaborators, studio and concert footage, and Morsberger’s own observations as he prepared for what he called “the great whatever.” It’s a celebration of the creative spirit and one individual’s dedication to make every moment as joyful and productive as possible.
Q&A filmmaker Dave Davidson (Hans Richter: Everything Turns—Everything Revolves, which we screened in June) is also coproducer/director of photography on Season Two of the award-winning PBS documentary series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook.
Dave Davidson. 2013. NR. .
|Thurs. Aug 15 7:30 PM|
Rock Lens: The Rare Rock Films of Tapani Talo"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Never-before-seen live footage from photographer Tapani Talo, who worked at the Rolling Stones’ Mobile Studio in 1972–76 and captured rare home movies of the Stones and other rock and roll giants.
Q&A Bill Shelley and Tapani Talo
n/a. 120 m. NR. .
|Wed. Aug 21 7:00 PM|
Big Easy Express"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
In 2011 Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show went on tour, riding a train from Oakland to New Orleans and performing along the way. Climb aboard for a vibrant adventure of wild nights and endless music. Filmmaker Emmett Malloy (The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights) captures the nonstop jam sessions and the performances with equal delight.
Q&A WFUV’s Rita Houston and JBFC Film Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman. Rita Houston, WFUV’s Program Director and host of the show “The Whole Wide World,” was lucky enough to ride the train along with the bands. She will share with us some stories from the trip.
Emmett Malloy. 2012. 66 m. NR. USA . S2BN Films.
|Tues. Aug 27 7:30 PM|
Good Ol' Freda"Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2013"
Freda Kelly was a shy teenager when she began to work for a local Liverpool band just beginning to make noise—and she never left. The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11, and her fierce guarding of their privacy continued after they broke up. In Good Ol’ Freda, she tells her fantastic stories for the first time. The film is an absolute delight, crammed with hundreds of rare Beatles photos, video clips, and—of course—plenty of their amazing music. • Ryan White. 2013. 86 m. NR. UK/US. Magnolia Pictures.
Q&A WFUV’s Dennis Elsas. WFUV’s afternoon host, Dennis Elsas is one of New York’s most popular longtime radio personalities. His 1974 John Lennon interview on WNEW is legendary among Beatles fans and rock historians.
Ryan White. 2013. 86 m. NR. UK/USA . Magnolia Pictures.
|Wed. Aug 28 7:30 PM|