ANDY'S FUNHOUSE: THE ANDY KAUFMAN SPECIAL
Screenings of selected tv appearances from Saturday Night Live & Late Night with David Letterman as well as the little-seen 1979 Andy's Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-6800; 1, free w/adm. [repeats Thurs. at 1 & 6, Fri. at 1 & 7, Sat., Sun. & Tues. at 1, through 1/30].
FEATURING...A TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY TEMPLE
Irving Cumming's 1935 Curly Top & Allan Dwan's Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms from 1938, both b&w 16 mm; Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30, free.
FILM IN VOID
Film screenings in the cyberlounge; this week, David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6492; 8:30, free.
Screening of Henry Spira biography One Man's Way at Vegetarian Center of NYC, 150 5th Ave. (20th St.), 414-9100; 6:30, $5 contrib.
"Where Wavelength's Meet: Selections from the non-sequitur festival of film & live musical accompaniment;" 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-388-8713; 8 & 10.
Actor & director Vít Olmer's film was the first film made outside the state film production since the nationalization of 1945; Czech Center, 1109 Madison Ave., 2nd fl. (83rd St.), 288-0830 x100; 8, free.
VIEWPOINT...VIEWS FROM THE HORIZON
Recent short, doc. & experimental productions from third world newsreel incl. "Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland?," "Child-Play," "Mute Love" & "Rain" (2); "Take Your Bags," "In Search of Africa" & "Sembene: The Making of African Cinema" (6); Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; free.
AFTER A FEW DRINKS
Eight hipster bars in Manhattan in Brooklyn show shorts/video art by 17 local artists every Friday & Saturday night through Jan. 31. Video compilations address the bar scene, dating tactics & social interaction at the bar?60s & 70s commercials strewed between clips. Participating bars incl. The Abbey, Bar 4, The Knitting Factory, Korova Milk Bar, Max Fish, Parkside Lounge, The Village Idiot & Yogi's; 760-4971 for info. [repeats Sat., through 1/31].
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A festival of 19 independent Spanish films feat. six from Ventura Pons. Other filmmakers incl. Carlos Saura, Antonio Hernández, Iván Zulueta, Manuel G0-4971 for info. [repeats Sat., through 1/31].
interaction at the bar?60s & 70s commercials strewed betwcoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 875-5600; call for schedule, $8.50, $4.50 s.c. [continues Sat., Mon. & Tues., through 12/24].
NY FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN FILMS
Inauguration of festival that feat. contemporary works from Russian filmmakers. Highlights incl. Alexander Sokurov's tale of Hitler's involvement with Eva Braun entitled Molokh, Nikita Mikhalkov's love story The Barber of Siberia & the effect Stalin's death had upon Russian, Khrustalev, My Car! by Alexei German; DGA Theater, 110 W. 57th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 307-7171 (12/10-12/12); Angelica Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (2nd St.), 505-5110 (12/11 & 12/12); www.NFRFilm.com or call for schedule & times [through 12/12].
One of three existing color versions of this 1960 classic starring Mary Martin screens at Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-6600; 1 & 3, free w/mus. adm. [repeats Sat., Sun. & Tues.-Thurs. at 1 & 3, through 1/9].
"Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows" film series looks at telecommunications, surveillance video & broadcast propaganda in day-to-day life. Today's screening incl. 13 minute "Suicide Box" & Fresh Kill about the effects of mass marketing; Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), 423-3587; 3, free w/mus. adm. [repeats 12/17 at 7].
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Month-long series feat. Fritz Lang's silent futuristic film, Metropolis with music accompaniment by Donald Sosin (1:30) & Brazil starring Rovert DeNiro (4); American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c. [through 1/2].
GODARD AT THE YWCA
Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 Masculine-Femine based on the short stories "La Femme de Paul" & "Le Signe," starring Jean-Pierre Leaud?b&w with subtitles; YWCA, 610 Lexington Ave. (53rd St.) 735-9717; 4, $7 [repeats 12/12 at 4].
PERSONAL CINEMA SERIES
New indie & avant-garde film & video projections by local artists, usually followed by Q&A with filmmaker. Tonight, works by Gary Goldberg incl. Boxheads at Millennium, 66 E. 4th St. (betw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.), 673-0090; 8, $5, free with film or video contrib.
Month-long series feat. Brazil starring Rovert DeNiro (1:30) & the director's cut of Blade Runner with Harrison Ford & Daryl Hanna; American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, Queens, 718-784-0077; $8.50, $5.50 st./s.c. [through 1/2].
Sunday night Free movie series
Doris Day stars in Please Don't Eat the Daises, a satire of the theater scene in NYC; A Different Light Bookstore, 151 West 19th St., (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
A festival of 19 independent Spanish films feat. six from Ventura Pons. Other filmmakers incl. Carlos Saura, Antonio Hernández, Iván Zulueta, Manuel Gough 1/2].
repeats 12/12 at 4].da in day-to-day life. Today's screening incl. 13 minute "Suicide Box" & twcoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 875-5600; call for schedule, $8.50, $4.50 s.c. mats. [continues Tues., through 12/24].
MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Kelly Reichardt & Jim Lyons curate December screening series. Tonight's a double feature with The Plaint of Jeff Kreines & Safe; Tonic, 107 Norfolk St. (betw. Delancey & Rivington Sts.), 358-7501; 9, $4.
"To Porn or Not to Porn" evening of experimental erotica shorts incl. "Stag Party Movie," "X Times X" & "Just for You Girls;" 70 N. 6th St. (betw. Wythe & Kent Aves.), Williamsburg Brooklyn, 718-388-8713; 8:30.
ROBERT BECK MEMORIAL CINEMA
Brian Frye & Bradley Eros curate weekly film forum focusing on indie & local films; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 254-5277; 9, $5.
ECSTASY OF THE ANGELS
NY premiere, part of "Crest of the New Wave: Japanese Films of the 1960s" film series at Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 752-3015; 6:30, $5, $3 st./s.c.
Screening of Der Vernichtungskrieg documents Wehrmacht crimes during campaign in Belorussia, no subtitles; Goethe Institut, 1014 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 439-8707; 6, free w/adm.
New York's weekly DIY film festival & "pot luck" cinema curated by Michael Williams. Tonight's program incl. Paul Grimault's 1953 French animation Mr. Wonderland?filmmakers are encouraged to share their shorts (under 15 mins.) for public viewing; Siberia Bar, 250 W. 50th St. (B'way), 977-9203; 9, $2 contrib.