MONDAY, DECEMBER 26
Screening: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at Metrograph
As the year winds to a close, it’s a perfect time for unrestrained sentimentality. And what better way to get you in the mood than Jacques Demy’s classic romances? The Umbrellas of Cherbourg offers music, dance, and tearful longing on the rainy streets of 1950s Cherbourg, Normandy. Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo star as Genevieve and Guy, a young couple torn apart by bad timing.
Metrograph, 7 Ludlow Street, 9:15 p.m. Tickets $15
Screening: Moonlight at BAM
Likely the film of the year, Barry Jenkins’s poetic masterpiece follows the life and unfolding identity of Chiron, in three parts, titled Little, Chiron, and Black. Through unforgettable scenes of loss, happiness, trauma, and awe, Moonlight is a poignant glimpse into the complexities of masculinity, the Miami drug trade, family, race, and sexuality.
BAM Rose Cinemas, Peter J Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn,
4:15 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:45 p.m. Tickets $14
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29
Tour: “Spotlight on Byron Kim and Josh Kline” at Whitney Museum
It’s a slow week in New York, which means it’s time to head to museums and catch up on shows you missed earlier this year. Before you see the Whitney’s “Dreamlands” exhibition, we suggest checking out this tour, which focuses on Byron Kim and Josh Kline’s work, currently on view in the museum’s survey of portraiture. Kim’s Synecdoche (1999–2001), a 40-part oil painting in which monochromes replicate the skin tones of 40 sitters, will be discussed in comparison to Josh Kline’s Cost of Living (Aleyda), 2014, a portrait of a janitor in the form of a cart with a 3-D–printed version of her body parts and belongings.
Whitney Museum, 99 Gansevoort Street, 12 p.m.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Screening: Hugo at Museum of the Moving Image
With Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence finally having made it to theaters, the Museum of the Moving has taken the opportunity to reflect on the famous American filmmaker’s output. This week, the museum will show Hugo, Scorsese’s first and only family movie. To reveal too much of the plot would spoil the film’s charm, but know that it involves the very beginnings of filmmaking, Paris at the turn of the century, and many homages to silent cinema. At this screening, the film, which stars Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz, will be shown in 3-D.
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Queens, 3 p.m. Tickets $15