arts 01.27.12

the skint

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) was born in NYC, did a stint as a photographer for Look magazine, occasionally played chess for money in the Village, and then became one of the greatest movie directors of all time. It isn't that Kubrick is having a moment right now, it's that Kubrick is always having a moment—his body of work remains a frequent touchstone and reference in popular culture.

Room 237, a "subjective documentary" about The Shining, the many theories about it, and the hidden meanings that may be found therein, just screened at Sundance.

The Museum of the City of New York and VandM (Vintage and Modern) have recently selected 25 prints of Kubrick's work as a photojournalist for sale in limited editions. They're not cheap (prints start at $250) but they are pretty great. If you want to see some of these works in book form, check out Stanley Kubrick: Drama & Shadows: Photographs 1945-1950.

On February 28th and 29th, BAMcinématek screens Paths of Glory, Kubrick's antiwar movie starring Kirk Douglas, set in WWI. [Not listed yet on the BAM site.]

Kubrick resources

30 Amazing Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraphs

Kubrick DVDs

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

fri-sun: 30+ international dealers bring the work of self-taught artists to the 20th annual outsider art fair. 7 w. 34th st., $20/day, $35/two-day pass (both include a catalog and admission to screenings, panel discussions and talks).

fri-tues: the films in the 16th annual dance on camera festival cover everything from prima ballerinas to house dance culture to dance film narratives. fslc, $13.

sat 7pm: play bingo for a cause at the annual books through bars fundraiser. prizes supplied by anthology film archives, ifc center, bluestockings, more. the brecht forum, 451 west street (west side highway) bet. bank + bethune st, free admission, $1/card.

sun 6:30pm: homebrew enthusiasts compete to see who has the best suds at the sixth annual homebrew alley competition and raffle. brooklyn brewery, $5 per glass, 5 for $20.

get admission for two plus a large popcorn at cinema village for $12 ($26 value, limit 3/person)


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