A special alert for New Yorkers and anyone else who'll be in New York any time from now through February 17, 2014. Word is getting around that, as part of MoMA's current exhibition Contemporary Galleries: 1980 - Now, films by Stan Brakhage are being screened daily at 3pm in the Time Warner Screening Room on the 2nd floor of the Museum's Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. The program changes once a week, on Wednesday. Meantime, in another black-box gallery on the same floor, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-1998) is being shown with English subtitles.
There hasn't been much noise about this, although, to be fair, @MoMAFilm did tweet about the Brakhage and Godard screenings back in November. To be even more fair, this is a gargantuan exhibition — the Art Tattler has a fairly thorough overview — and not every work's going to get its own press release. But now you know.
Update, 1/6: The schedule for upcoming screenings of films by Brakhage:
January 11-16. The Egyptian Series. 1984. 16mm. 18 frames per second (fps). Color. 18 ½ min. / Tortured Dust. (Part 1 & 2). 1984. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. Total: 44½ min.
January 18-23. Tortured Dust. (Part 3 & 4). 1984. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. Total: 49 min. / Jane. 1985. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. 13 min.
January 25-30. Caswallon Trilogy. 1986. 16mm. 24 fps. Color: Aerodyne. 4½ min. Fireloop. Sound by Joel Haertling. 3 ½ min. Dance Shadows. 4 min. / The Loom. 1986. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. 43 ½ min.
February 1-6. Confession. 1986. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. 24 min. / Night Music. 1986. 16mm. Color. 30 sec. / Loud Visual Noises. 1987. 16mm. 24 fps. Color. Music compilation by Joel Haertling. 3½ min/ Kindering. 1987. 16mm 24fps. Color. Music by Architects Office. 3 min. / Rage Net. 1988. 16mm. Color. 30 sec. / Babylon Series (1-3). 1989. 16mm. 18 fps. Color. Total: 12 min. / The Dante Quartet. 1987. 35mm. 18 fps. Color. 8 min. / Garden of Earthly Delights. 1981. 18fps. Color. 3 min.
Update, 2/2: The schedule through March 5.