Music

The Museum of the Moving Image is a favorite Astoria landmark, with its eye-catching cross-hatched glass facade. The media museum exists to expand our understanding of visual media, from films and television to video games. With theaters, and exhibition and educational spaces, the museum continues to enlighten the public.

A core part of the museum’s programming is their screenings. With over 400 screenings a year presenting a wide scope of film in high quality, the Museum of the Moving Image offers something for everyone. This month, highlights include “Muppet Music Moments,” “Resisting Paradise,” and the series “Projections of Memory.”

“Muppet Music Moments” is a family matinee, appealing to kids and adults with an assembled compilation of classic musical numbers interpreted by the Muppets. This event is part of the greater series, “Jim Henson’s World,” exploring the imaginative world of the Muppets created by Henson. “Muppet Music Moments” will be screened twice, on January 20 and January 21 at 11 a.m.

Director Barbara Hammer will appear in person to present the screening of her film, “Resisting Paradise.” Set in the south of France during World War II, this film offers a compelling examination of art and life through the artwork of Henry Matisse and Pierre Bonnard. “Resisting Paradise” will be screened on January 21.

“Projections of Memory” is a series of innovative long-form works exploring vision, selfhood, and experience. These screenings are inspired by the book, “Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and Aesthetics of Film” by Richard Suchenski, who also curated the event. Suchenski will present a lecture and sign copies of the book on January 27. The series will be presented on January 27 and January 28 with five events: films by Stan Brakhage, Suchenski’s lecture, a screening of “La Belle Noiseuse” (The Beautiful Troublemaker; with Jane Birkin), films by Gregory Markopoulos, and a screening of “Histoire(s) du Cinema.”

Tickets for all of these events are available online. Visit www.movingimage.us for more information. The Museum of the Moving Image is located at 36- 01 35 Avenue, Astoria and is open Wednesday through Sunday.— Sneeha Bose

  
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