Dead End (1937) screens at 92YTribeca: “It’s gentrification 1930’s-style, as the slum-dwelling Dead End Kids find themselves living next door to a new luxury high-rise. Is Sylvia Sidney powerless to stop her kid brother from entering a life of crime? And can former slum-kid Joel McCrea save himself from gangster Humphrey Bogart, who’s returned to the place that taught him life is ruthless? Hollywood social-message melodrama at its finest, William Wyler and Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s Dead End is a masterpiece of storytelling, film technique, and naked emotion.”
One Art Space presents “Big Picture” a solo exhibition by the American artist John Boone.
Eighties flicks Some Kind of Wonderful and Can’t Buy Me Love screen at 92YTribeca—and Wonderful star Mary Stuart Masterson will be there for a Q&A.
Adam Gopnik at 92YTribeca: “Gopnik will deliver highlights from his 2011 CBC Massey Lectures (available in book form as Winter), followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Canada’s CBC Massey Lectures celebrated 50 years in 2011 with five lectures from Gopnik on the subject of winter—the season, the space, the cycle. A stunning, beautiful meditation buoyed by Gopnik’s trademark gentle wit, the five Winter lectures offer an enchanting homage to an idea of a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination.”
“The Daily Show” writers are back doing more stand-up comedy at 92YTribeca.
FEBRUARY 9–MARCH 3
“Re-Make/Re-Model,” a show of work by Charles Lutz, is at Hionas Gallery: “Lutz’s wandering eye is keen to the satirical, the sexual and the absurd, found in objects both mundane and iconic, from Warhol’s appropriated Brillo boxes, re-appropriated by Lutz for a somber result in cold black stainless steel, to Franz Kline’s fluid action brushstrokes, re-made to reveal disparate body parts lustfully intertwined.”
FEBRUARY 11 AND 12
From New Amsterdam Market: “Join us for our second annual Valentine’s Gift Shop & Soda Fountain, held this year in a spectacular warehouse space provided by the South Street Seaport Museum. The shop will feature sweets, pastries, chocolates, and coffee among other specialties, and a Soda Fountain operated by P&H Soda and The Bent Spoon.” Left: a photo of last year’s shop, courtesy New Amsterdam Market.
Dune screens at 92YTribeca.
David Lynch’s Wild at Heart screens at 92YTribeca. This scene is a Steven Meisel photo shoot waiting to happen.
David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me screens at 92YTribeca: “In 1992, David Lynch returned to the fictional town he helped create for the initially popular, then near-entirely shunned television series ‘Twin Peaks.’ This is a prequel focusing on the troubled character—Laura Palmer (a spectacular Sheryl Lee)—who is a corpse when the show begins. Freed of boob-tube constraints, and mostly absent the series’ leavening humor, Lynch traces the final week of Laura’s life in horrifying yet empathetic detail. The film was booed after its premiere at Cannes, where Lynch had taken top prize for Wild at Heart two years earlier, and received mostly negative reviews. But Fire Walk With Me‘s standing has gradually increased (the great French filmmaker Jacques Rivette has passionately expressed his admiration) and we hope these screenings—a rare chance to see the movie in 35mm—will further bolster its rep.”
Graham Parker and the Figgs play City Winery.