Anthology Film Archives’ latest series explores fictional, factual, and farcical portrayals of monkeys in movies.
An Avant-Garde Documentary About 500 Silent Films Rescued in the Yukon
Bill Morrison’s newest work, Dawson City: Frozen Time, tells the story of an unlikely triumph for film preservation and history.
A Playboy Bunny Navigates the Politics of Dystopia
In a video and performance, artist Monet Clark uses the character of a Playboy Bunny to navigate the Anthropocene, a situation of political pitfalls and environmental catastrophe.
A Post-Punk ’80s Sci-Fi Film Explores NYC’s Nightlife
The only surviving 35mm print of Slava Tsukerman’s cult film Liquid Sky will have its final public screenings at Quad Cinema before being permanently retired.
In the Run-Up to Its Return, Revisiting Other Roles by the Actors of Twin Peaks
BAMcinématek’s series showcases cast members’ most memorable roles outside the show, crossing decades and genres.
The Macabre Painter Behind the Alien Movies
With Ridley Scott’s prequel Alien: Covenant being released this week, it’s worth revisiting the documentary on the painter H.R. Giger, who inspired the series’ aesthetic.
Louise Lawler Screens a Movie with No Images
Louise Lawler’s A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Picture, which recently “screened” at the Museum of Modern Art, a film is played in a cinema with only its soundtrack.
Two Experimental Films About a Cross-Dressing Female Adventurer in the Early 20th Century
BAM concludes its remarkable Leslie Thornton retrospective with a hefty pairing of digressive, serious works.
Glimpses of Laurie Simmons’s Life and Art in Her First Feature Film
Laurie Simmons’s new feature film, My Art, screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, includes many metafictional nods to the artist’s real life.
Known for Silent Movies About Buildings, a Filmmaker Turns to Music and Conversation
Two films marking a new phase of Heinz Emigholz’s prolific career are being screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real series.
A Long Overdue Biopic Tells Tom of Finland’s Life Story
A biographical film about the Finnish adman and expert draughtsman who made exquisite drawings of explicit gay erotic encounters is playing at the Tribeca Film Festival.
A Long-Censored Chilean Filmmaker Revisits a Documentary 30 Years Later
Playing at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real series, This Is the Way I Like It II is a playful, entangled follow-up to Ignacio Agüero’s 1985 film.