Weekend Recommender: December 7-9
December 06, 2012 | by —Jessica Ferri | Homepage
See Ann Hamilton's The "Event of a Thread" installation at the Park Avenue Armory this Sunday
The Films of Tony Scott
Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8
92Y Tribeca celebrates the life of director Tony Scott, who committed suicide earlier this year, with a two-day marathon of his films. On Friday there’s Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. and Top Gun at 9 p.m., and on Saturday there’s So Dark the Night at 6 p.m. and Déjà vu at 7:45 p.m. 200 Hudson St., 212-601-1000; http://92Y.org/tribeca
Rants and Other Suggestions
Saturday, December 8, 8 p.m.
Authors Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Ames, Gail Collins, Sarah Vowell, and more will read this Saturday in an event to benefit 826NYC, an organization that provides writing classes to children aged 6 to 18. Stephin Merritt, of the Magnetic Fields, will provide the music for the evening. Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St., 212-864-5400; http://symphonyspace.org
The Event of a Thread
Sunday, December 9
Artist Ann Hamilton’s installation at the Park Avenue Armory encourages visitors to sit in a set of swings that then push a giant curtain into movement. The pulley system in the installation uses the Armory’s own architecture in the Drill Hall. 643 Park Ave., 212-616-3950; http://armoryonpark.org
Fifteen cast members, one hour to film them. We sat down with the current crop of SNL talent, and got their thoughts on SNL, potential skits for James Franco, and whether Adnan is guilty.