Greenpoint Film Festival
Broadway Stages; 10/27-10/30; 222 West St., nr. Eagle St., Greenpoint
Four days of screenings kicking off with the world premiere of the documentary My Mars Bar Movie, about the beloved East Village watering hole, with an appearance by filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Also on the lineup are shorts by David Lynch and a costume party on Saturday at t.b.d., where prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Dress to impress! And check greenpointfilmfestival.org for details.
Halloween Weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image; 10/28-10/30; 35th Ave. at 36th St., Long Island City, Queens; 718-784-4520
In the Halloween mood? The Museum of the Moving Image has three days of events, including a monster-makeup class with a movie special-effects expert and an 80th-anniversary screening of Frankenstein with an appearance by Sara Karloff, daughter of Frankenstein's monster himself, Boris Karloff. It might just cause you to shout "It's alive!"
"Shouting at the Screen"
reRun Gastropub Theater; 10/27 at 9 p.m.; 147 Front St., nr. Jay St., Dumbo; 718-797-2322
It's totally fun to yell at movies. It's even more fun when you're supposed to do it, like comedian Wyatt Cenac and Donwill (of the band Tanya Morgan) encourage you to do at this event, Mystery Science Theater 3000–style. Each month they'll show a new blaxploitation flick, and you just have to come ready to laugh — with quips, should you want to amuse your friends, and since it's reRun, with an empty stomach to fill with delicious snacks.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center; 10/29 at 7:30 p.m.; 1941 Broadway, nr. 65th St.; 212-875-5788
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is screening the acclaimed 1928 silent film, with the U.S. debut of the live score—incorporating a choir, guitars, horns, keyboard, and percussion—by pop synthmasters Adrian Utley (Portishead) and William Gregory (Goldfrapp), who will both also be playing in the ensemble. A discussion with the musicians and conductor follows the performance.
Nitehawk Cinema; 10/29 and 10/30 at 10 p.m.; 136 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; 718-384-3980
Should you want some food and booze and eerie beats with your German expressionist horror (and who doesn't?), Nitehawk will be calling all creatures of the night to two screenings of Nosferatu with a live electronica soundtrack by Daryl Fleming and the Blood Sucking Freaks. Also, they just received their liquor license, so feel free to have the waitresses bring libations to your seat all night long!
Beyond This Place
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House; 10/30 at 7:30 p.m.; 30 Lafayette Ave., nr. Ashland Pl., Ft. Greene; 718-636-4100
You probably won't, but if you tire of watching the screen at this documentary--which follows filmmaker Kaleo La Belle on a bike trek to reconnect with his estranged drug-using father--you can always focus your eyes on indie heartthrob Sufjan Stevens, who will be providing the score along with Raymond Raposa, a.k.a. Castanets. La Belle will also be present for a post-show discussion moderated by Rick Moody.
Pootie Tang 10th Anniversary
92Y Tribeca; 11/7 at 7:30 p.m.; 200 Hudson St., nr. Canal St.; 212-601-1000
It's the tenth anniversary of the Louis C.K. joint about the cool-as-ice superstar, and 92Y is celebrating in style, with a screening and Q&A with some of the stars, including Lance Crouther and Chris Rock. It's sold out, but Pootie wouldn't let that stop him, would he?