April 02, 2015

PATRICIA ARQUETTE'S MEMOIR

MEMOIR BY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS PATRICIA ARQUETTE TO BE PUBLISHED BY RANDOM HOUSE

New York, NY (April 1, 2015) --- Patricia Arquette, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress, is writing a memoir about her unconventional family, being a single mother at the age of 20, and her experience as a woman in Hollywood.  Susan Kamil, Publisher of Random House, who will edit the book, announced the world rights deal that was made with Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment and Joseph Veltre of The Gersh Agency.
 
“Patricia Arquette is a remarkable woman,” noted Susan Kamil, “and the instant empathy audiences feel when they see her work on screen is completely evident on the page. The material I read is revelatory and deeply moving. Not a surprise from an actress of such nuance and intelligence.”
 
A fourth generation actor, whose eclectic and celebrated career has spanned the last three decades, Arquette is the great-granddaughter of vaudeville performers and granddaughter of the late comedian Cliff Arquette, who was best known for his character Charley Weaver, a character he created for the Jack Paar Show.   Her late father, the journeyman actor Lewis Arquette, was credited by Patricia in her Screen Actors Guild Award acceptance speech for Boyhood as the person who “taught me to approach work with compassion and gratitude.” Along with Rosetta Getty, she is the co-founder of GiveLove, founded to assist displaced families after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  The organization provides relief, sanitation and construction projects for communities in need.
 
"Over the years, the public has come to know aspects of me through my roles in film and television. Writing a memoir will be a new and intimate artistic journey for me, and I hope to bring to it the same honesty I have always sought to bring to my work as an actor," said Arquette.
 

April 01, 2015

Straight Outta Compton — Trailer

THE RUNAWAYS: "Wasted" (1977)

Thomas Vinterberg's "Far from the Madding Crowd" — Trailer

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER — I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: THE FILMS OF BERTRAND BONELLO

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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: THE FILMS OF BERTRAND BONELLO
April 29 – May 4
 
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 Includes a special sneak-preview screening of Saint Laurent
with Bonello and Gaspard Ulliel in attendance and a rare
screening of Bonello’s feature debut, Something Organic, as well as
The PornographerTiresiaOn War, and Houses of Pleasure

 
Series will be complemented by a presentation of works from
Bonello’s recent exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris,
Bertrand Bonello, Résonances

New York, NY (April 1, 2015) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the complete retrospective I Put a Spell on You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello (April 29 – May 4). Led by a special sneak-preview presentation of the director’s latest film (and one of the hits of last year’s NYFF), Saint Laurent, onWednesday, April 29 with Bonello and the film’s star Gaspard Ulliel in person, the series will take a look at the work of one of the most daring, intelligent, and virtuosic figures in French cinema today. The Film Society of Lincoln Center will also present selections of works from Bonello’s recent exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Bertrand Bonello, Résonances in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery and in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater.
 
Few filmmakers working currently are as skilled as Bonello at grounding wide-angle social critiques in the physical movement of bodies through space: a couple trapped in winter gridlock; an aging pornographer and his much younger stars; a commune of revolutionary hedonists; a house of 19th-century prostitutes; a psychotic aesthete and the object of his desire; a fashion designer and his rotating coterie of friends and admirers. A trained composer, Bonello approaches his movies like pieces of music, allowing competing tonal elements to collide and rearrange themselves in bracing configurations. The result is a body of work that consistently pushes viewers into new and surprising territory.
 
Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Director of Programming Dennis Lim, said: “Each new Bertrand Bonello film is an event in and of itself. Part of what makes Bonello's work so thrilling is that, with some exceptions, world cinema has yet to catch up with his unique combination of artistic rigor and ability to distill emotion from the often extravagantly stylish, almost baroque figures, places, and events that he portrays. He already occupies a singular place in French cinema, and we're excited that our audiences will now have the opportunity to discover a body of work that is unlike any other.” 
 
The series comprises all of Bonello’s feature films, including his rarely seen directorial debut, Something Organic (1998), about a married couple struggling to navigate their relationship while also caring for his elderly father and their terminally ill son. Other titles to screen are The Pornographer (2001), about an aging filmmaker trying to reconnect with his estranged son while working to complete his erotic masterpiece; Tiresia (2003), which follows a Brazilian transsexual working in the red-light district of Paris who develops the gift of prophecy;On War (2008), which features an all-star cast (Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Léa Seydoux, and Michel Piccoli) in a story about a film director whose career crisis leads him to join a cult; and House of Pleasures(2011), a look at life in a Parisian brothel at the turn of the century.
 
The selections from Bertrand Bonello, Résonances will offer audiences a glimpse at the full breadth of Bonello’s transfixing work in other media.
 
Among the works will be a single-screen version of the installation “Remix,” which reworks Bonello’s filmsHouse of PleasuresSomething OrganicOn WarIngrid Caven: Music and VoiceCindy: The Doll Is Mine,Tiresia, and The Pornographer by crafting a new soundtrack to accompany a seven-part simultaneous split-screen comprised of footage from the aforementioned films. “Remix” will be presented in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater.
 
On display in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery in the lobby of the Walter Reade Theater will be “Films Fantômes” and “Autumn Mists.” “Films Fantômes” combines two sequences of silent images from unrealized projects—rushes from Madeleine d’entre les morts (a reworking of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, starring Alex Descas and Isild le Besco) and images from The Death of Laurie Markovitch as well as screen tests of actress Kate Moran—with Bonello reading a text explaining his theory of “ghost films” in between the two sets. “Autumn Mists” consists of four versions of Dimitri Kirsanoff’s Brumes d’automne, its images left intact but with four new scores by the musicians Paul Devred, Richie Hawtin, Diana Soh, and Bonello, yielding four radically distinct audiovisual experiences.
 
Special thanks to the following for their support: Bertrand Bonello; Benjamin Crotty; Judith Lou Lévy; The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, NY; Sony Pictures Classics; EuropaCorp; Jeff Hill; as well Centre Pompidou for the ADAPTATION OF THE EXHIBITION BERTRAND BONELLO CONCEIVED AND PRESENTED AT CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, SEPTEMBER 19 TO OCTOBER 26, 2014, Partie informatique de l’œuvre réalisée dans les studios de I’Ircam-Centre Pompidou; Mixage – Mathieu Farnarier, and for the presentation of works from Bertrand Bonello, Résonances: Centre Pompidou; and Commande Ircam-Centre Pompidou. 
 
Screenings will take place at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street). Tickets and a discount package for the series will go on sale Thursday, April 16. Single screening tickets are $14; $11 for students and seniors (62+); and $9 for Film Society members. Visit filmlinc.com for more information.

FILMS & DESCRIPTIONS

 
House of Pleasures / L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2011, 35mm, 122m
French with English subtitles
“I could sleep for a thousand years,” drawls a 19th-century prostitute—paraphrasing Lou Reed—at the start of Bonello’s hushed, opium-soaked fever dream of life in a Parisian brothel at the turn of the century. House of Pleasures is, among other things, Bonello’s most gorgeous and complete application of musical techniques to film grammar, his most rigorous attempt to sculpt cinematic space, his most probing reflection on the origins of capitalist society, and his most sophisticated study of the movement of bodies under immense constraint. A shocking mutilation, a funeral staged to The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin,” a progression of ritualized, drugged assignations and encounters: Bonello captures it all with a mixture of casual detachment and needlepoint precision.  
Thursday, April 30, 6:45pm (Q&A with Bertrand Bonello)
Monday, May 4, 7:00pm
 
Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2014, DCP, 95m
French with English subtitles
Bonello seized on the idea of making a cinematic tribute to Ingrid Caven when he first heard her sing at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, but the portrait he eventually made finds her exploring a more expansive range of performance styles and moods. A former member of R.W. Fassbinder’s cinematic troupe—the two were married for a brief stretch in the 1970s—and the ostensible subject of a fictional biography by Jean-Jacques Schuhl, Caven spends Bonello’s movie singing a rich repertoire of songs, some of them traditional ballads, others non-verbal, and still others verging on abstract performance art. Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice is a showcase for a truly sui generis musician—a sort of cabaret singer for the 21st century—and a respectful tribute to one artist from another.
Saturday, May 2, 4:30pm & 9:30pm
 
On War / De la guerre
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2008, 35mm, 130m
English and French with English subtitles
For his return to feature filmmaking after a five-year hiatus, Bonello recruited an all-star lineup—including Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Léa Seydoux, and Michel Piccoli—and made this nutty, exhilarating symphony about an artistic community in revolt. Amalric plays a filmmaker who suffers a career crisis after a shoot gone wrong leaves him holed up in a coffin overnight, and Argento appears as the mysterious leader of the hedonist, revolutionary rural cult he joins as a means of escape. On War, from its treatise-like title down, is a fascinating detour: thus far, the closest that Bonello’s theater of cruelty has come to full-on farce.
Friday, May 1, 6:30pm (Q&A with Bertrand Bonello)
Saturday, May 2, 6:45pm
 
The Pornographer / Le Pornographe
Bertrand Bonello, France/Canada, 2001, 35mm, 108m
French with English subtitles
Bonello emerged as a major filmmaker with this ambitious, tragic meditation on what would become two of his recurring obsessions: the use of sex as economic capital, and the post-’68 state of political radicalism in France. Jean-Pierre Léaud, in a variation on his role in Olivier Assayas’s Irma Vep, plays an aging filmmaker struggling to adapt to a new mode of cinematic production—but in this case, his favored genre is pornography. He’s hoping to reconnect with his estranged son and, at the same time, complete his erotic masterpiece despite the interventions of a crude producer. His inability to realize either hope is, in Bonello’s eyes, a kind of national failure. A film of tough love and great intelligence, The Pornographer laid the groundwork for many of Bonello’s later achievements.
Thursday, April 30, 4:30pm & 9:30pm (Introduction by Bertrand Bonello at the 9:30pm screening)
Saturday, May 2, 2:15pm
 
Portrait of the Artist / Le dos rouge
Antoine Barraud, France, 2014, DCP, 127m
French with English subtitles
Bertrand Bonello stars as “Bertrand,” a filmmaker approaching his next project with a peculiar obsession—monstrosity. Convinced it should be the central theme of his film, he fixates on the notion of monstrous imagery, visiting museums and even hiring a mysterious art historian (played simultaneously by Jeanne Balibar and Géraldine Pailhas) to help him find the painting that best embodies the idea (considering works by Francis Bacon, Caravaggio, and others). But to his shock, the mania consuming his mind begins to manifest itself in his body as a monstrous red stain takes shape on his back. A disquieting yet fascinating (and funny!) mixture of body horror and character study, co-starring Barbet Schroeder as a physician and Joana Preiss as Bertrand’s wife, Barbe.
Monday, May 4, 4:15pm & 9:30pm
 
Saint Laurent
Bertrand Bonello, France/Belgium, 2014, DCP, 150m
English and French with English subtitles
Bonello’s latest feature focuses on a dark, hedonistic, wildly creative decade (from 1967 to ’77) in Yves Saint Laurent’s life and career. Over the course of the film, the couturier—convincingly embodied first by Gaspard Ulliel, and later by Visconti stalwart Helmut Berger—becomes a myth, a brand, and an avatar of his era, moving through a string of hothouse ateliers and nightclubs whose centers of gravity all seem to realign around him. Bonello’s primary interest here, however, is cinema’s potential to capture and warp the passage of time. Saint Laurent is a kaleidoscopic torrent of lavish excess, retrospectively pieced together with a Proustian form of fast-and-loose association—and a delirious twist on the modern biopic’s rules and limitations. An NYFF52 selection. A Sony Pictures Classics release.
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm (Q&A with Bertrand Bonello and Gaspard Ulliel)
 
Shorts Program:
Bonello’s reputation rests largely on the remarkable string of features he has produced in the past 15 years. But it’s in his short films, arguably, that Bonello has given the most free rein to his skills as a regional filmmaker, a humorist, and a personal essayist. The shorts included here, most of them very seldom screened in the U.S., range from autobiographical reverie (Where Are You, Bertrand Bonello?) to emotionally charged chamber drama (Cindy: The Doll Is Mine and Where the Boys Are).
 
Cindy: The Doll Is Mine
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2005, 15m
Les Inrocks called Bonello’s beguiling tribute to Cindy Sherman “a short masterpiece that weaves its way through cross-currents with electrifying fluidity.” Asia Argento plays both Sherman and her blonde subject, who engage in a game of cat and mouse over the course of the film in the photographer’s studio—an interaction Bonello captures in a wily series of shot/reverse shots.
 
Where the Boys Are
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2010, 35mm, 21m
French with English subtitles
The Connie Francis song that gives Bonello’s recent short its title also gives the movie’s characters—a group of teenage girls in a Paris flat, dreaming about the well-built men doing construction on a mosque across the street—one of their primary points of emotional connection. Bonello’s most direct look at the significance of race, class, and faith in contemporary Paris, Where the Boys Are is also one of his finest studies of how love—and longing—affect the young.
 
Where Are You, Bertrand Bonello? / Où en êtes-vous, Bertrand Bonello?
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2014, digital projection, 17m
French with English subtitles
“Why don’t you make films like Peter Jackson?” Bonello’s most recent short, made on the occasion of his recent retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, finds the director in an unexpected, gratifying mood of introspection. An autobiographical essay film structured as a letter to the director’s young daughter, Where Are You, Bertrand Bonello? weaves clips from Bonello’s films, excerpts from his scripts, pop songs, and snippets of original footage into a lyrical, reflexive cinematic self-portrait.
Sunday, May 3, 2:45pm & 6:45pm
 
Something Organic / Quelque chose d’organique
Bertrand Bonello, France, 1998, 35mm, 90m
French with English subtitles
Paul and Marguerite have been married for five years. They live in Montreal—he works the night shift at a zoo, she wanders around without much direction, and they both try to stave off the cold. His father, an aging Greek immigrant, needs constant care; their son, terminally ill, lives in a hospital ward. Bonello’s rarely screened first feature, anchored by a pair of remarkable performances by Romane Bohringer and Laurent Lucas, starts with the basic materials of the domestic drama and rearranges them in invigorating, startling new configurations. Even in 1998, Bonello’s eye had a calm, curious lucidity entirely its own—whether observing the hanging of dirty laundry, the movements of a caged tiger, or an orgy in the snow.
 
The Adventures of James and David
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2002, 11m
Bonello made this laidback comedic short—about a Canadian DJ’s visit to his brother’s new hair salon and the quarrel the two men get into over what is it exactly that makes a good cut—between The Pornographer andTiresia, but the movie turns out to be closer to the territory of his first feature: an affectionate, charming ode to a little-seen corner of life in Montreal.
Friday, May 1, 4:15pm & 9:30pm (Introduction by Bertrand Bonello at the  9:30pm screening)
 
Tiresia
Bertrand Bonello, France, 2003, 35mm, 115m
French with English subtitles
This lyrical and disturbing modern update of the myth of Tiresias is perhaps Bonello’s richest and most elusive work to date. Tiresia—played in the first half of the film by Clara Choveaux and in the second by Thiago Telès—is a Brazilian transsexual working in the red-light district of Paris. Recovering after being kidnapped by an obsessive male aesthete who, disgusted when her hormone treatments start to wear off, blinded her and left her for dead, she finds that she has developed the gift of prophecy. There follow a series of revelations—including the real identity of Tiresia’s abductor—that push Bonello’s politics of the body to new, provocative depths.
Sunday, May 3, 4:15pm & 8:15pm

Public Screening Schedule

 
Wednesday, April 29
7:00PM                      SAINT LAURENT (150m)
 
Thursday, April 30
4:30PM                      THE PORNOGRAPHER (108m)
6:45PM                      HOUSE OF PLEASURES (122m)
9:30PM                      THE PORNOGRAPHER (108m)
 
Friday, May 1
4:15PM                      SOMETHING ORGANIC + THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES AND DAVID (90m + 11m)
6:30PM                      ON WAR (130m)
9:30PM                      SOMETHING ORGANIC + THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES AND DAVID (90m + 11m)
 
Saturday, May 2
2:15PM                      THE PORNOGRAPHER (108m)
4:30PM                      INGRID CAVEN: MUSIC AND VOICE (95m)
6:45PM                      ON WAR (130m)
9:30PM                      INGRID CAVEN: MUSIC AND VOICE (95m)
 
Sunday, May 3
2:45PM                      Shorts Program (53m)
4:15PM                      TIRESIA (115m)
6:45PM                      Shorts Program (53m)
8:15PM                      TIRESIA (115m)
 
Monday, May 4
4:15PM                      PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST (127m)
7:00PM                      HOUSE OF PLEASURES (122m)
9:30PM                      PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST (127m)
 
 
ABOUT FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year’s most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, the Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award, whose 2015 recipient is Robert Redford. The Film Society’s state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from American Airlines, The New York Times, HBO, Stella Artois, The Kobal Collection, Variety, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.
 
For more information, visit 
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New Museum: "R&D Seasons Investigating the Themes"

 
New Museum Announces Upcoming R&D (Research and Development) Seasons
Investigating the Themes 


SPECULATION (Spring 2015) and PERSONA (Fall 2015)

Featuring Residencies with Artists Chelsea KnightConstantina Zavitsanos, and Wynne Greenwood
 
New York, NY…Organized by the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, R&D (Research and Development) Seasons allow artists and audiences to engage through research-based activities around objects, ideas, and artistic practices across multiple platforms. Including artist residencies, exhibitions, live performances, conferences, screenings, online publications, after-school programs for teens, family day activities, and archival research by way of topical questions, Seasons are divided into Fall and Spring periods. Each Season, in turn, is organized around a central theme, connecting various projects within a larger context that emphasizes process and emerging ideas. Anchoring the New Museum’s dedication to expanded forms of knowledge and cultural production, Seasonal themes are wide-ranging and limber, rather than illustrative, and the artists, scholars, and curators whose work is examined test the limits of the themes themselves. Past Season thematics have included ARCHIVESVOICE, and CHOREOGRAPHY.

Upcoming R&D Seasons will explore SPECULATION (Spring 2015) and PERSONA (Fall 2015). 

SPRING 2015 R&D SEASON: SPECULATION

The Spring 2015 R&D Season leads an investigative examination of the theme of SPECULATION via a range of programming centered around residencies with artists Chelsea Knight and Constantina Zavitsanos and culminating in an exhibition organized in collaboration with Taipei Contemporary Art Center. For this R&D Season, SPECULATION is considered for, among other things, its volatile relationship to faith and evocation of diverse possibilities for imagined futures, including alternative economies that focus on caregiving, collective labor, and new modes of distribution. 

Chelsea Knight: Fall to Earth 
March–September 2015
For her residency, Chelsea Knight will produce the final chapters of Fall to Earth, a cycle of short videos inspired by Salman Rushdie's magical-realist novel The Satanic Verses. Staged as a series of live events produced for video, each chapter takes as its point of departure themes related to socially condemned speech and other forms of silencing or restraint and includes original scores created by different collaborating artists. The chapters’ themes are “Conversion,” “Blasphemy,” “Resistance,” “Violence,” and “Silence.”    Two additional programs organized with Knight examine fiction as a way to forecast—and even change—the future. “Knight + Knight Latencies” is a performance that is part lecture, part dinner party, and part therapy session in which two female artists who share the same last name examine their symmetries and, in the process, some fundamentals around feminism and race. “Screening the Speculative” brings together filmmakers who are all pursuing, in various ways, the promise of disrupting notions of seamless, unified reality.
Constantina Zavitsanos: “THIS COULD BE US”
March–September 2015

Constantina Zavitsanos’s residency THIS COULD BE US” includes a series of research-driven programs organized around speculative concepts of planning, contingency, and care. Care is not only one of the primary sources of surplus value within capitalism, as feminists have argued, but is critical to the organization of society. “Still Life, a workshop” and “Vanitas, a rehearsal” are two live events organized with Park McArthur that expand ideas of debt and dependency in order to think more complexly about decay, cyclical relay, “premature aging,” persistent immaturity, and other issues of development. Two Speculative Planning Sessions with Reina Gossett and invited speakers take up questions relating to debt, futurity, and the contingencies of chance, and include contributions from the Speculative Planning Study Group and teens participating in the New Museum Experimental Study Program. “Deferment & Late Arrivals,” a screening and discussion with Caroline Key and Soyoung Yoon, foregrounds two films that address the reproductive labors of organizing: Grace Period (by Caroline Key and KIM KyungMook, 2014) and Finally Got the News (by Stewart Bird, Peter Gessner, and Rene Lichtman, in association with the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970). Taipei Contemporary Art Center: “The Great Ephemeral”
May 27–September 6, 2015

Fifth Floor Gallery
Established in 2010, Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) offers a local platform for artists, curators, scholars, and cultural activists to gather and evolve projects dedicated to the role of contemporary art within an international context. The Center has been invited to participate in a Hub residency to co-organize an exhibition for the New Museum focusing on issues of infrastructure and modes of production in art-making and reception today. The exhibition “The Great Ephemeral” will negotiate the role of “economics” (whether financial, symbolic, or alternative) in various artists’ works while highlighting the deeply unquantifiable aspects of “value” itself.
 
New Museum Seminars: (Temporary) Collections of Ideas
Sessions: March 8–May 25, 2015

Aligned with R&D Season themes, New Museum Seminars provide a peer-led platform for a select group of participants to discuss and debate ideas as they emerge. This Season, the group will consider how we can approach different visions of future political and social orders while acknowledging that these visions will inevitably become valuable to capitalist and other forces that are generally understood to limit them.
 
Experimental Study Program
Classes: February 4–April 22, 2015 

The New Museum’s Experimental Study Program pairs youths (fifteen to twenty years old) with artists in residence to collaborate on projects and research related to Season themes. Over several months, teens and Museum staff will explore issues around race and the body, routine acts of care, and access to “the commons” with Knight and Zavitsanos.
 
FALL 2015 R&D SEASON: PERSONA 

The Fall 2015 R&D Season: PERSONA will explore the ways and means by which we craft ourselves as subjects and present ourselves to others. Considering the roles that the media, celebrity culture, politics, theater, and art play across the spectrum of subjecthood from “self” to “character,” the Season will be anchored by a multiphasic residency by Wynne Greenwood, best known for her multimedia queer feminist art band Tracy + the Plastics (1999–2006). Greenwood works with video, performance, music, and object-making to practice culture healing. Her work has been included in performances and exhibitions at independent and institutional spaces internationally, including the Tate Modern, London; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Kitchen, New York. Upon ending Tracy + the Plastics, Greenwood shifted her focus to installation and object-based work. Most recently, Greenwood participated in “Anti-Establishment,” a group show at Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies, and released the full-length music album A Fire To Keep You Warm (2012). Greenwood also teaches performance and video through workshops and after-school programs. More information will be released in early summer.

ABOUT THE R&D SEASON TEAM
The New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement is spearheaded by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement. Chelsea Knight’s and Constantina Zavitsanos’s residencies are organized by Burton with Travis Chamberlain, Associate Curator of Performance, and Taraneh Fazeli, Education Associate. Museum as Hub is curated by Lauren Cornell and directed by Burton. New Museum Seminars are organized by Burton with Fazeli and Alicia Ritson, Research Fellow. The Experimental Study Program is organized by Sasha Wortzel, Educator, G:Class and High School Programs, and Jen Song, Associate Director of Education. Felix Bernstein is the New Museum’s Spring 2015 Season Fellow.

Kino Lorber: May Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber
Concerning Violence, Serge Bozon's Tip Top, Palme D'Or Winner Winter Sleep and more to become available on home video from Kino Lorber in May 2015

CONCERNING VIOLENCE
 (Kino Lorber, DVD)
Synopsis: Narrated by Lauryn Hill, Concerning Violence uses archival footage and direct quotes from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. to explore the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World.

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Street Date: May 5, 2015
SRP: $29.95

ELZA (Kino Lorber, DVD) 
Synopsis: Bernadette (Mariette Monpierre) has tried hard to give her daughter everything. She is thrilled when Elza (Stana Roumillac), the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running off to Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers.

Director: Mariette Monpierre
Street Date: May 5, 2015
SRP: $29.95

Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Slideshow, Trailer


WINTER SLEEP
 (Adopt Films, Blu-ray and DVD)
Synopsis: A retired actor has inherited a small hotel where he is ensconced with his recently divorced sister, his much younger and growingly discontented wife. Palme D'Or Winner at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95

TIP TOP (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD) 
Synopsis: Farid, an Algerian informant for the French police, is found murdered in a small French town. Two offbeat and unethical female investigators (a fiercely authoritarian Isabelle Huppert paired with an inquisitive and voyeuristic Sandrine Kiberlain) are brought in to investigate the possibility of police involvement with the murder. Meanwhile the seemingly degenerate cop with a heart of gold, Mendes (François Damiens), acquires an eager, albeit naive Algerian informant, Younès (Aymen Saïdi), who quickly gets into trouble.

Director: Serge Bozon
Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-rary SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
EVIL EYE/THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Kino Classics, Blu-ray and DVD) 
Synopsis: While vacationing in Italy, a young woman witnesses a brutal murder and launches her own investigation...only to learn that she might be next on the killer's list! This edition includes both the original Italian-language version (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) as well as the American cut (Evil Eye). 

Director: Mario Bava
Street Date: May 19, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, original theatrical trailers.
THE LAST HIJACK (Kino Lorber, DVD)
Synopsis: Last Hijack is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate's perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate - Mohamed - came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence.

Director: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Making-of Documentary, Interactive Website Featurette
ANGEL BABY (Scorpion Releasing, DVD) 
Synopsis: In this acclaimed drama produced in connection with the Australian Film Commission, a pair of oddball young romantics--he's besieged by voices and she regularly receives angelic messages via "Wheel of Fortune"--challenge the boundaries of so-called "normal" society when fate brings them together.

Director: Michael Rymer
Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer
WINTER OF OUR DREAMS | FAR EAST - Double Feature DVD (Scorpion Releasing, DVD)

WINTER OF OUR DREAMS - Rob McGregor (Bryan Brown, F/X) is the charismatic owner of a popular Paddington bookshop living an open marriage with his academic wife Gretel and still holding onto the 60s spirit of 'free love'. While Gretel is pursuing an affair, Rob learns of the death of Lisa Blaine, an activist friend from his past, and begins looking into the reasons for her suicide.

FAR EAST - When journalist Peter Reeves and his wife Jo visit the 'The Koala Klub', they run into Morgan (Bryan Brown, Cocktail), a man from Jo's past. Twenty years earlier, Jo and Morgan were lovers in Saigon and although time has passed, it is obvious the flame could be rekindled. But when Peter is captured by secret Government troops, tortured and faced with certain death, Morgan is the only one who can rescue him.

Director: John Duigan
Street Date: May 26, 2015
DVD SRP: $29.95
THE ESCAPEES (Redemption, Blu-ray & DVD) 
Synopsis: Two female patients-one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé)-flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions.)

Director: Jean Rollin
Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, French with optional English subtitles, One Day in Paris - an Interview with Jean Rollin.
 
About Kino Lorber:  
With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.  

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