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Week in Film: Medieval Times on Staten Island and Recluses Galore


This week, we’re thinking a lot about the past — either our own not-too-far-gone experiences of high school or, like, deep historical stuff. But the films this week invoke a strange sort of nostalgia because none of these experiences are exactly our own, they’re either twisted, seriously intense versions of teenage-hood, fantastically horny imaginings of centuries past, or some vision of a lost young adulthood spent with Vincent Gallo. (Unfortunately, it’s true that we’ve never hung out). But who knows, maybe these films will strike a chord in you somewhere. You might not have been stuck in a school for the deaf in small-town post-industrial Ukraine and forced to help run a prostitution ring involving your fellow students, but maybe you had a similarly cray experience with young love. No? Well, whatever —  that’s what movies are for.
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Week in Film: Attack of the Sleep Demons and Flashback to Reagan Doom


Winter demons be gone, will you not?! How many of our yearly allotment of BBQs and rooftop hang outs have we lost already to this arctic blast that cares for no one and forgives nothing? How many more will we lose before we’re spared this suffering? Try not to think about it. Or rather, distract yourself with this friendly assortment of film things.
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Nitehawk’s Downstairs Bar Adjusts Its Tracking For a New Look

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

(Photo: Nicole Disser)

You may or may not remember that Nitehawk has a downstairs bar. I pretty much had to squeeze my brain as tight as I could to get those memory juices flowing enough to squirt out the tiniest drop of recalling getting a beer there once. And maybe that’s because it used to be about as bland as my date was that night. But Lo-Res has a whole new feel thanks to a new menu, an interior overhaul, and one super cool addition — a constantly streaming selection of rare and weird VHS’s from John Woods’s (the Williamsburg theater’s director of programming and acquisition) epic collection, curated by Kris King (Nitehawk’s blogger and social media manager), and made technically possible by Max Cavanaugh, the tech director and programmer.

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Millennials Before The Millennium, A Master Of Forgery, and Murderous Tweens

The Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam returns with another Dystopian Sci-Fi thriller, the third installment in a series that began with Brazil and followed with 12 Monkeys. Qohen Leth (Christropher Waltz) is an eccentric computer programmer who works for an ominous and shadowy entity known simply as Management, but finds himself in the midst of an existentialist crisis, trapped in a new world order that leaves no room for individual expression.
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J Franks Is At It Again, East German Westerns, And ’60s Afronauts

Check out the flicks we’re Reel Psyched to see this week.


Kink
Oh boy, get ready for this one: Franco combines his passion for porn and documentary as the producer of Kink– which takes us behind the scenes at Kink.com, “the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content.” Apparently the film does a good deal of cheerleading for Kink.com, which is a relatively open and “normal” operation compared to the rest of the fetish industry. J Franks himself will be on site and ready for an audience Q+A  after Friday’s 9:55 pm screening. Friday August 22nd through Tuesday August 26 at IFC Center, 323 6th avenue; tickets, $14
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Jarmusch and J. Depp, a Banned Film, Noire Babes and More

Every movie worth seeing this week is heavy on the secrecy, mystery, and intrigue. So swoop in and revel in the darkness.

Deadman

Here’s your chance to see Jim Jarmusch’s brooding black-and-white Acid Western on the big screen. Neil Young apparently wrote the soundtrack for this film in one sitting. Jarmusch scooped up pre-Tim-Burton Johnny Depp for the lead role in this one. Iggy Pop also makes an appearance. Friday July 25 and Saturday July 26 Midnight at Nitehawk, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg; tickets, $11

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Now Showing: Kickstarter Film Fest, Complimentary Absinthe, and More

quickiecrestThat damn potato salad might be all you’re hearing about Kickstarter these days, but the Greenpoint-based crowfunding company is throwing a big party in Fort Greene Park tonight.
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Pro-Drone Cinema, BB Boy Grows Up, And Sci-Fi Psilocybin

Take a post-4th of July break from being a total wet-brained party animal this week and spend some quality time at the pictures.

Boyhood 

Richard Linklater’s much talked about film is screening this week. Ethan Hawke stars in Boyhood, which Linklater filmed over a period of 12 years, a movie that tracks Mason’s coming of age in real time. Though the director insists that nothing much happens in the film (hell, Mason doesn’t even lose his virginity), apparently the results of this daring experiment are well worth seeing on the big screen. And like, c’mon does anything actually “happen” in Slacker or Dazed and Confused?  Friday, July 11 thru Thursday July 17 at IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas; tickets, $14. 

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