Sunday, January 25, 2009

Of Time & The City

The Film Forum, on Houston near Varrick, is one of the City's best places to see a movie. Old film noir, new foreign and independent films are their fare. Last night we saw the amazing Of Time & The City, which recreates/recalls postwar Liverpool through gorgeous archival footage, a lush soundtrack of Peggy Lee, Mahler and Bruckner, and the dry narration of writer/director Terence Davies. Truly a landmark film for lovers of the me! Where do you see independent films in your town?  


Laurie Allee said...

This sounds great!

Landmark and Laemmle theatres show a lot of indies, here.

Virginia said...

I hate to break this to you KM, I have no clue. Probably nowhere if I want to be really truthful. B'ham's not really a "hot bed" if you know what I mean. Well, we will be when the Cheyenne pulls into town. Whooo eeeeee!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

Film Forum was always a favorite back in the day when i worked on Varick Street. that was back pre-1989. when our kompany moved down to the Wall Street area, for some strange reason i just stopped visiting FF. i believe that the last film i watched there was Tod Browning's FREAKS. {great one}

since then i've been frequenting The Angelica {love the rumbling}, Kaufman Studios in Astoria {classics at $4 a pop, not bad}, and more recently IFC Center on 6th Avenue {currently showing CHE Pts 1&2, bring a cushion}.

but, what i really wanted to ask you: do you remember the Bleeker Street Cinema on . . . er, uhm, . . . Bleecker Street? {i believe that it appeared in one of Woody Allen's fims} i loved that theatre, o'course this was pre yuckification.

then there was another theater up on 57th Street, now that's the one i'd like help with. what was its name?

it showed artsy films, but mostly it showed classics ala FF. i really miss that place. o'course it helped that it was a skip from the old Coliseum Bookstore.

any clue?

i gotsta tell ya, i love visiting your blog.

its NY like it was meant to be: grimy and dirty at times, but great architecture, great art inside and out, real people on the street, and the vibe, man, the vibe just flooding the streets. man, where'd it go?

ya think maybe we're exchanging addresses with the new arrivals
but we just don't know it yet?


bARE-eYED sUN said...

hey! with regard to the Regency, i wuz gonna say no, i didn't remember it.

but i googled it and now actually i do remember, i went there only once, and i saw the Marx Bros' DUCK SOUP.

just once, mind you, but i should'a remembered 'cause i was with a young lady that made that day memorable, if not exactly for the theatre.

anyhoo, when i googled the Regency i came up with this site: Cinema Treasures,

and there i found the name i was looking for, and strangely enough, its history is linked to The Regency!

izzat cool or what?

hey, thanks again. and keep up the good woik!


bARE-eYED sUN said...

*sheeesh* the name of the theatre was Biograph Cinema on West 57th Street. :-)

stay well,


Jane Hards Photography said...

We don't and that bugs the hell out of me. Now it's at home a screen projector onto a wall and beg borrow or if necessary steal anything and everything film related.
For an island that makes films you'd think we would wake up to the fact that we need an arthouse/ cinema in addition to the mainstream. A shed would do. I envy you. Spookily vacant scene and apologisies for another diatribe.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


How on earth do you keep up with so much blogging? I like your work and chuckle because often you have already visited a photography blog by the time I find it!

We're in Greensboro North Carolina and new to the daily photo scene (three weeks). Stop by if you get a chance.


CoyoteFe said...

We have the Ritz theaters in Philly, the Colonial in Phoenixville, and some multiplexes SOMEtimes dedicate one screen to films that have enough buzz. Otherwise, it's my livingroom!

Dave said...

Sentimental huh Ken? OK. We have a movie theatre that specialises in not-so-popular movies too. It has a reasonable following.

ninest123 said...

ninest123 08.28
ugg boots, oakley sunglasses, burberry outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike air max, uggs on sale, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike free, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, nike outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, burberry, ugg boots, ugg boots, ugg boots, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp, prada outlet, prada handbags, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, replica watches, gucci outlet, louboutin shoes, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin outlet, replica watches, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, michael kors

ninest123 said...

north face, longchamp pas cher, vanessa bruno, hogan, sac longchamp, sac guess, lacoste pas cher, kate spade handbags, true religion jeans, air jordan pas cher, lululemon, converse pas cher, michael kors, air max, chanel handbags, louboutin pas cher, new balance pas cher, hollister, tn pas cher, true religion outlet, true religion jeans, vans pas cher, north face, coach purses, kate spade outlet, air force, ralph lauren pas cher, hollister pas cher, ray ban pas cher, burberry, coach outlet, true religion jeans, coach factory outlet, oakley pas cher, michael kors, coach outlet, ray ban uk, nike blazer, nike free, nike roshe run, hermes, mulberry, timberland, michael kors, nike air max

ninest123 said...

mcm handbags, abercrombie and fitch, nike trainers, celine handbags, birkin bag, ferragamo shoes, chi flat iron, baseball bats, nike huarache, ralph lauren uk, mont blanc, new balance, north face outlet, nike air max, soccer jerseys, babyliss, valentino shoes, abercrombie and fitch, nike air max, mac cosmetics, p90x workout, nike free run uk, hollister, lululemon, instyler, nike air max, jimmy choo shoes, reebok shoes, nike roshe, nike roshe, asics running shoes, longchamp, herve leger, ghd, hollister, giuseppe zanotti, insanity workout, beats by dre, vans shoes, bottega veneta, soccer shoes, nfl jerseys, wedding dresses, north face outlet, iphone 6 cases

ninest123 said...

bottes ugg, marc jacobs, ugg pas cher, pandora charms, vans, montre pas cher, thomas sabo, swarovski, toms shoes, michael kors handbags, michael kors outlet online, doke gabbana outlet, timberland boots, lancel, louboutin, supra shoes, ugg boots uk, michael kors outlet, replica watches, louis vuitton, links of london, swarovski crystal, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, coach outlet, louis vuitton, oakley, ralph lauren, nike air max, pandora jewelry, ray ban, gucci, pandora charms, sac louis vuitton pas cher, converse, wedding dresses, juicy couture outlet, karen millen, hollister, louis vuitton, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, louis vuitton, converse outlet, hollister, juicy couture outlet
ninest123 08.28