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Wednesday August 10th: Alt Screening!

7:30 at 92Y Tribeca [Program & Tix]

Presented by 92YTribeca & Alt Screen!

 

An Unmarried Woman (1978) is the opening-night screening of our three-film retrospective celebrating director Paul Mazursky, a comic heavyweight of the New Hollywood era now shockingly forgotten. If you’re looking for a neglected masterpiece to rediscover–or just an actress to fall helplessly in love with–An Unmarried Woman is the film for you.

 

The program-notes synopsis:

Erica Benton (Jill Clayburgh) is a happily married woman. She has a good apartment on the Upper East Side, she has a good, precocious daughter, and maintains a pretty good job at a gallery downtown.
 

One afternoon she meets her husband (Michael Murphy) for lunch, she muses about vacation possibilities and on her way out, he bursts into tears. He’s met someone. A salesgirl. It’s a funny story actually – well, anyway, he’s in love. Like a shot, Erica takes off down the street and after a few blocks, doubles over and vomits. (“Now she’s unmarried,” – Paul Mazursky.)
 

What follows is the beginning of the rest of her life. There’s a bad date, gabfests with the girls, a guarded visit to a psychotherapist, an angry daughter, a SoHo one-night stand, an English abstract expressionist, a party, a breakdown, another visit to her psychotherapist (less guarded), maybe love and then, yes, in fact, love. Love. But how to love and still be free?

 

Here’s what the critics said about An Unmarried Woman in 1978:

An Unmarried Woman is the best American film I’ve seen in years.”

-Andrew Sarris, Village Voice

 

“Jill Clayburgh is nothing less than extraordinary in what is the performance of the year.” -Vincent Canby, New York Times

 

“Paul Mazursky hasn’t been given his due…He does something that no other American movie director does: he writes, shapes, and edits [to] express the performing rhythm—to keep the actor’s pulse. As a result, the audience feels unusually close to the characters, [even] protective toward them.”
-Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

 

“Jill Clayburgh has the role of a lifetime and is glorious.
There is a simplicity, a transparency to her here [that] allows Mazursky’s camera to seek out and find subtleties of expression and echoes of a complex, sensual intelligence.”

-Molly Haskell, New York Magazine

 

“A juicy, knowing and intimate movie, brilliantly acted, sensitively directed,
and filled with lovingly accurate observation of that greatest of movie sets, New York…As a social chronicle, [it’s] flawless.”

-David Denby, Boston Phoenix

 

“Jill Clayburgh’s portrayal is a revelation.”
-David Ansen, Newsweek

 

Paul Mazursky Retrospective at 92YTribeca, co-presented by Alt Screen

 

Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN

Mazursky | 1978 | US | 124m

Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30
NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGEMazursky | 1976 | US | 111m

Wednesday, August 24th at 7:30
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICEMazursky | 1969 | US | 105m

Complete Listings

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___92 Y Tribeca___

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN

Paul Mazursky | 1978 | US | 124min

“Alt Screen Presents: Paul Mazursky”

7:30

 

___Anthology Film Archives___

Newfilmmakers Welcomes Nomad Films

Various Shorts and Features | Approx. 250min

6:00

 

Joe Gibbons Program

ELEGY

Joe Gibbons | 1991 | US | 11min

SABOTAGING SPRING

Joe Gibbons | 1991 | US | 10min

BARBIE’S AUDITION

Joe Gibbons | 1995 | US | 13min

FINAL EXIT

Joe Gibbons | 2001 | US | 5min

CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH

Joe Gibbons | 2002 | US | 37min

“Talking Head”

7:00

 

DRIVEN

Saul Levine | 2003 | US | 85min

“Talking Head”

9:00

 

___BAMcinématek___

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

Francesco Rosi | 1965 | Italy | 110min

“Citizen Rosi: The Films of Francesco Rosi”

4:30, 6:50, 9:15

 

___Film Forum___

SHE DONE HIM WRONG

Lowell Sherman | 1933 | US | 66min

“Essential Pre-Code”
*Dbl Ftr w/ THE BOWERY

**7:10 Show Introduced by David Mulkins

1:00, 4:05, 7:10, 10:20

 

THE BOWERY

Raoul Walsh | 1933 | US | 92min

“Essential Pre-Code”
*Dbl Ftr w/ SHE DONE HIM WRONG

2:20, 5:35, 8:30

___Film Society of Lincoln Center___

CHE, A NEW MAN

Tristan Bauer | 2010 | Argentina | 94min

“LatinBeat”

4:30, 9:30

 

SIDEWALLS

Gustavo Tarreto | 2011 | Argentina/Germany/Spain | 96min

“LatinBeat”

7:00

 

___McCarren Park___

JURASSIC PARK

Steven Spielberg | 1993 | US | 127min

“Summer Screen”

Dusk

 

___Museum of Modern Art___

HENRY V

Laurence Olivier | 1944 | Great Britain | 136min

“An Auteurist History of Film”

1:30

 

A SUMMER AT GRANDPA’S

Hou Hsiao-hsien | 1984 | Taiwan | 100min

“Hot and Humid: Summer Films from the Archives”

4:00

 

THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF

Pietro Marcello | 2009 | Italy | 76min

“MoMA Presents: Pietro Marcello’s The Mouth of the Wolf”

6:30

 

___Museum of the Moving Image___

AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA

Michael Marczak | 2011 | Russia | 74min

“Outdoor Cinema 2011 at Socrates Sculpture Park”

7:00

 

___reRun Gastropub Theater___

COLD FISH

Sion Sono | 2011 | Japanese | 144min

9:00

 

___Riverside Park___

RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING

Jim Wynorski | 1989 | US | 88min

“Summer on the Hudson 2011”

8:30

 

___Scandinavia House___

CASE G

Rickard Petrelius | 2005 | Sweden | 90min

“Summer Crime Series”

6:00

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