FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 5/16 FALUN GONGS ...
Danny Schechter's film based on his Akashic book w/same title screens today & tomorrow at Pioneer Theater, 155 E. 3rd St. (Ave. A), 212-254-3300; 4:15, $8.50, $6 st./s.c./child under 12 [repeats Thurs. at 6].
MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO 2001 DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
Ends on Sunday; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6800 for times, prices & complete sched. [through 5/20].
NICK PARK'S WORLD: THE ECCENTRIC ADVENTURES OF WALLACE & GROMMET
Ninety-minutes of Wallace & Grommit claymation, incl. British commercials & three films; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600; call for times, free w/mus. adm. [through 6/3].
RARE FILM NOIRS
Abandoned (1947) & Chicago Syndicate (1955); Cinema Classics, 332 E. 11th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-677-6309; 8 & 9:40, respectively, $5.50 [repeats Thurs.].
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
1979's Breaking Away, which has some bikes in it, stars Dennis Christopher & Dennis Quaid & screens at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; 8, call for price.
Film & video festival devoted to Italian-American women feat. feminist films of the 70s plus panel discussion on cleft politics in Hollywood; Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-998-8739; 6, free [continues Fri., Sat. & Sun.].
SLAM, THE LAST GRADUATION
Screening for NYC Books Through Bars; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 212-254-3697, www.abcnorio.org; 7, $5, $3 w/a dictionary.
NEW YORK STORIES/ANGELIKA FILM FESTIVAL
Tweny-one shorts, seven indie features & three doc. screen for three days, actor Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, "Say 'what' again!") hosts festival; Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 212-505-5181; call for times & prices [through Sun.].
ON THE EDGE W/RICHARD WIDMARK
Screenings throughout the weekend inc. Pickup on South Street, Night & The City & Kiss of Death; Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 212-875-5600; call for times & prices.
RECENT JAPANESE CINEMA
Today, Hats Eugenia Kim (1999), short by NY director Atsuko Horiuchi, plus Shooting Star by Hiromitsu Yamanaka (1999); Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-832-1155; 6:30, $9, $5 st./s.c. [through 6/22].
FROM THE COLLECTION
Marathon screening feat. Strangers with Candy (ugh) plus unaired pilot; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6800; Sat., Sun. & Tues., call for times & prices [through 5/24].
THE RETROSPECTIVE EYE
Retrospective on the works of Brian De Palma. This weekend, Obsession (Sat. at 2), Body Double (Sat. at 3), Phantom of the Paradise (Sun. at 2) & Dressed to Kill (Sun. at 4); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c. [through 5/27].
A TREASURY OF FRENCH FILMS
Cine-Club pres. 1937 b&w love story Pepe le Moko w/English subtitles; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.), 212-735-9717; 4:30, call for price [repeats Sun.].
Labyrinth of Passion, Almodovar's funny flick about a nymphomaniac, her crackpot of a father & a gay punk rocker; 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 7 & 9:30, $6.
THE CINEMA OF VALERIO ZURLINI
Retrospective of Italian director screens The Professor, chronicling teacher/student affair; BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave. (Ashland Pl.), 718-636-4111; Mon. at 9:30, call for price [through 5/29].
IN FOCUS: STAR STRUCK
Short flicks by NYC-based film makers at Ocularis, 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 8:30, $6.
CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE
Franco Zeffirelli's 1986 Otello & Federico Fellini's 1976 Fellini's Casanova; Symphony Space, 2537 B'way (95th St.), 212-864-5400; 7 & 9:15, respectively, $9, $8 s.c. [through 5/29].
PUNK ROCK/HEAVY METAL KARAOKE
Come watch familiar faces belt out their favorite tunes during documentary screening about Monday nights at Arlene Grocery. Film feat. 24 songs & several interviews incl. one w/Bad Religion's Greg Hetson; Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 212-219-3006; 8, $6.
WOMEN MAKE MOVIES
Collection of documentaries on 17-year-old girls, Girls Around the World, screens tonight at Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-777-6028; 7, $3.
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