Something for the Weekend: Anger, Jarman, Kuchar, Murnau, P-Orridge, Varda and Ash Ra Tempel

In New York: As part of this weekend’s SCOPE Art Fair, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge curates a selection of films that utilize the “cut-up” technique popularized by William S. Burroughs. The line-up includes films by Burroughs and his companero Brion Gysin, Kenneth Anger, Sam Zimmerman and Derek Jarman. Get thee down to Monkey Town at 58 N 3rd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 12 pm, Saturday, March 7. Stick around until 6, and George Kuchar will be putting on his Videographic Violations Sinema Show at the same venue. (Art Fag City)

In Los Angeles: F.W. Murnau‘s rarely screened The Haunted Castle(1921) gets a rare screening on Sunday, March 8 @ 8 PM at the Silent Movie Theatre on 611 North Fairfax Avenue. The soundtrack will be performed by Ash Ra Tempel’s Manuel Gottsching. Lotte Eisner described the striking composition of its Baroness and Baron pressed to the edges of the frame as ““one of the most beautiful pictures Murnau ever created.” (The Onion)

In Cambridge, Mass.: There’s an Agnes Varda retro going on at the Harvard Film Archive, which kicks off on Sunday with One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, a documentary on two Los Angeles friends that Time Out says, “provides a considered escapist identification that mainstream cinema has traditionally denied women.” Wesley Morris is considerably more enthusiastic in his Boston Globe piece.

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