One of my inimitable colleagues is, in addition to being an editor extraordinaire, a screenwriter/playwright. This weekend, one of his films will be presented:

Tomorrow Always Comes — A 1940’s campy film noir sex romp comedy thriller. Harlem, Chinatown, Park Ave. It’s the same old story. Boy meets girl, boy gets dead, girl gets rich. Real rich.
By Royston Scott and Jacob Burckhardt
The Professor and His Improper Potion — A four-minute epic of love found and lost.
By Royston Scott and Jacob Burckhardt
Duet For Spies — A story of doubt and deniability, a dark post-cold war comedy of individual and institutional delusions becoming the same.
By Jim Neu and Jacob Burckhardt

These are the details about when and where it’s all going down:

February 2, 2008, 8 p.m.
Millennium Film Workshop
66 E. 4th Street, between 2nd Avenue and Bowery
$8 ($6 for members)
Information/reservations: 212-673-0090

(Instead of drinking my way through the Village …)

1. Gustav Klimt at the Neue Galerie — an old favorite; what’s not to like about Viennese art nouveau?


2. “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” Kara Walker, Whitney Museum of American Art — probably the best-reviewed show of the year; I don’t explore contemporary American art nearly enough as I probably should.


3. “This is War!”, Robert Capa, International Center for Photography — a retrospective of the Magnum vet’s war photojournalism, and a reminder that the images coming out of Iraq now lack a certain independent spirit of earlier eras.


4. “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery,” multiple artists, Museum of Art and Design — I stitch, I bitch, therefore I am?

5. “Arts of Kashmir,” Asia Society — a deeply divided region that nonetheless houses some of the most beautiful art in the known world.