Movie Picks: Matthew Barney, Bonnie & Clyde, PAFF, Woman in the Dunes & More!
Why woo your sweetheart with such tediously traditional notions as flowers, teddy bears and edible panties when you could watch Matthew Barney and his inamorata Bjork going at each other with flensing knives on the deck of a Japanese whaling vessel in Drawing Restraint 9? And if that's not enough Barney for you, there's the making-of documentary Matthew Barney: No Restraint. His work has sometimes been described as a "hauntingly dreamlike fantasy and surrealist odyssey," but I think Vern of Aint It Cool has the best take on Matthew Barney.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 18
WHERE: American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, (just east of Highland Ave.) in Hollywood
Bonnie & Clyde / Penn & Teller Get Killed
It's a double feature of buddy films when bank robber Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) meets Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) in Arthur Penn's classic 1967 film Bonnie And Clyde, which is followed by Penn & Teller Get Killed, a black comedy that trails the titular magicians on a cross-country trip after Penn announces he might welcome a threat on his life.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 PM.
WHERE: American Cinematheque at The Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave. (at 14th St.) in Santa Monica
Days Of Glory
Melnitz Movies presents a sneak preview of Days Of Glory, Algeria’s official entry for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. Written and directed by Rachid Bouchareb (Little Senegal), the film follows four North African men who enlist in the French army during WWII.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30pm
WHERE: James Bridges Theater, UCLA Campus