What to Do Thursday: Fashion Wars, Magnificent Obsession, Edie Sedgwick, Jeanne Dielman, and Liz Renay
Fashion: brought to you with a good soundtrack and a style-off photo competition. Inevitably, we assume David Bowie's "Fashion" tune will greet your ears at some point. Fashion Wars Live at Ultra Lounge.
An examination of a woman's life using all the old-school technical and artistic cinematic choices that film buffs relish: long takes, real-time visuals, minimal dialogue. Plus, it was made by a 25-year French film-maker for a paltry sum. What have you done lately? Jeanne Dielman at Film Forum.
In this case, Edie Sedgwick is not Warhol's former muse, be warned: it's a guy in heels and sequined dresses who sings songs about pop culture stars like Michael J. Fox. Sounds crazier than the original Edie! Edie Sedgwick at Monkey Town.
Film director Douglas Sirk says of his own film: "It is a combination of kitsch and craziness and trashiness". Well then! Magnificent Obsession at Anthology Film Archives.
If the depression that Valentine's day brings is already looming, maybe this'll help. Maybe. How to Attract Men: the Art of Liz Renay at Deitch Gallery.