Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / May 19 - 25

May 19 (6 pm) Realism in Spanish Cinema (1951-1963). Based on Antonio Banderas’ original idea, the Instituto Cervantes presents a series of screenings of Spanish films of the Franco era. Closing night, with the screening of El Verdugo (Luis García Berlanga, 1963). At the Instituto Cervantes's Auditorium, 211 East 49th Street. For a full listing of events, click here, email, or call 212-308-7720.

May 19 (6 pm) Solo Exhibition: Javier Riaño. Presented by the Gabarrón Foundation. Running through July 15th at the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts, 149 East 38th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-573-6968.

May 20 (6 pm) Waal-Boght Opening Reception. Featuring works by María Berrio, Matthew Conradt, Mary Raap and others. Exhibition curated by Erik Hougen and Tony Ingrisano. Running through June 26. At Sho Gallery at the Loading Dock, 170 Tillary Street, Brooklyn. For more information, click here.

May 20-21 (check schedules below) Homeward at The Maysles Institute. Series of short films exploring the concept of home in different contexts, curated by Denisse Andrade. Tickets are $10 At the Maysles Institute Cinema, 343 Lenox Avenue. For a full schedule or more information, click here or call 212-582-6050.

May 21 (6.30-9.30 pm) Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: The US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series. Cinema Tropical and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU present Farmingville (Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini, 2004), a film about hate crimes against immigrants in the suburbs. At I.S.291, 231 Palmetto Street between Knickerbocker and Wilson Avenues, Brooklyn. For more information, click here or call 212-254-5474.

May 21 (7 pm) Movies @ MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents El General (Natalia Almada, 2009), an award-winning film about Mexican "hombre fuerte", Preseident Plutarco Elías-Calles. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400.

May 22 (8 pm)  Rooftop Films. Featuring the U.S. Premiere of Engwentro ("Clash", Pepe Diokno, 2009), prize for best debut feature at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. On the mean streets of the Philippines, teen gangs run wild trying to survive with the specter of government death squads chasing them. Doors open at 8. At 8:30pm: Live music by Cloud. Screening at 9 and  after party with free drinks at 11:30pm. Tickets: $10 online or at the door. At 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side) For tickets and more info, click here. 

May 25 (7.30 pm) Latin American Cinema. Videoteca del Sur presents De la Calle (Gerardo Tort, 2001), a film about the struggle of a teenager on the streets of Mexico. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.
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