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May 2016! Black Girl, Anna Magnani, and Restored Gems from the Universal Vault! Read On!

Well Howdy-Do, Stockahz! Thanks for being a patient soul as I prepped this month's overview. It's been a hectic couple of weeks but even though I let the first few days of May '16 slip past, there's still plenty of screenings and series to get to over the next lunar cycle. Plenty. Trust me, it proved an exhausting amount to collect in one calendar. So let's get exhaustive about it, shalln't we?

April 29th 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Classic IFC Center and When U Were Ours: Remembering Prince at IFC Center, Fassbinder's Top Ten at the Metrograph, Modern Matinees: Six New York Independents at MoMA, the waning days of the Film Society's Queer Cinema Before Stonewall, and the eternally swellegant Cabaret Cinema at the Rubin Museum. The glorification of grain be thus;

April 28th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Already this year the movie-mad in our metropolis have been the lucky recipients of so much treasure, and 2016 is a mere 4 months in! We've been gifted Film Forum's SHAKESPEARE ON FILM, which included a visit and Q&A with the auteur's daughter, the Michael Mann retropsective at BAM, which included an evening's sit with the man himself, and the thrilling trib to Argentinian Noir in the postwar era, which featured none other than Eddie Muller, founder and prez of the Film Noir Foundation. As I prep the May '16 callie of NYC's rep film shenanigans I'm bursting to discuss the many series, screenings and special events on the horizon. Howehvz; we still got this month to conclude. April '16, we hardly knew ye. But enough sentiment. Let's get to today's celluloid chicanery;

April 27th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Ongoing series this day include Modern Matinees: Six New York Independents at MoMA, Queer Cinema Before Stonewall at the Film Society, and Fassbinder's Top Ten at the newly-unveiled Metrograph Cinema. The poetic popcorny pull-down be thus;

April 26th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Today's lone ongoing series is the Film Society's brilliant, comprehesive and fascinating Queer Cinema Before Stonewall. The silver halide salience be thus;

April 23rd 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Fassbinder's Top Ten and Old & Improved at the Metrograph, Queer Cinema Before Stonewall at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, See it Big: Vilmos Zsigmond! at the Museum of the Moving Image, and Stephen King on Film at IFC Center. The lavender lamentation be thus;

April 19th 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film at the Japan Society, Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images at BAM, and the year-long Welcome to Metrograph: A to Z at the Metrograph. The flickering frolic be thus;

April 14th 2016. Pick of the Day.

Tax Day approacheth, and while I still haven't found a decent accountant as regards my personal finances, I myself can take a good accounting of the rep film scene at the moment. Something tells me I'm going to owe on the former but be rewarded on the latter. And I'm perfectly fine with that. Depending on the amounts. Wait, let me go back to finding an accountant...

Continuing series this day include Modern Matinees: Six New York Independents and Germany 66, both unfolding at MoMA, Barthes at the Movies: A Retrospective at Anthology Film Archives, and the monthly trib to Times Square's glory Grindhouse past, The Deuce at the Nitehawk. The emulsified ebullience be thus;

April 12th 2016. Pick of the Day.

New and continuing series this day include Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot at the French Institute, Germany 66 at MoMA, Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film at the Japan Society, and Barthes at the Movies: A Retrospective at Anthology Film Archives. The filmic frivolity be thus;

April 8th 2016. Pick of the Day.

April '16 is starting to feel less like April Margera and more like April Ludgate. At least T. S. Eliot will feel vindicated. So to those brave souls willing to brave the February weather, let's get to the rundown.

New and ongoing series this day include Classic IFC Center & Stephen King on Film at IFC Center, Modern Matinees: Six New York Independents & Germany 66 at MoMA, Chantal Akerman: Images Between the Images at BAM Cinématek, Barthes at the Movies: A Retrospective at AFA, Japan Sings! The Japanese Musical Film at the Japan Society, 6th Old School Kung Fu Film Fest at the Metrograph, and the eternally swank Cabaret Cinema at the Rubin Museum. The lenticular listings be thus;

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