A still from the 1991 film, Delicatessen, by Jeunet & Caro.
The fabulous French film Delicatessen will grace the screen at The Sunshine Cinema this weekend in the midnight time slot on Friday and Saturday. The film was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (creators of The City of Lost Children and Amélie) and is a funky version (in my opinion) of Sweeney Todd. Told in a totally unique style, which they claim to be a tribute to Terry Gilliam — but nobody makes films like Juenet and Caro — the story is touted as a “wonderfully macabre comedy about an enterprising butcher’s solution to meat shortages” (and is set in a post-apocalyptic France of an ambiguous time period). It’s a timeless classic that I guarantee is even better when viewed on the big screen.
143 East Houston Street // midnight Jan. 11 & 12 // $10.
Sheldon Silver with Rabbi Reuven Feinstein.
This week Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver was once again re-elected as Speaker, a position he has held since 1994. Silver invited a group of constituents and community activists up to Albany for the event and the governor’s State of the State Address. Rabbi Reuven Feinstein, pictured above, delivered the invocation to start the Legislative session.
Last year, of course, Silver found himself embroiled in the Vito Lopez sex harassment scandal. Mainstream media, especially the New York Post, talked up the possibility that Silver’s tenure as the first or second most powerful political figure in New York state could be in jeopardy. This week, Mr. Silver’s re-election was barely mentioned by New York’s daily newspapers. The state ethics commission continues to look into the Lopez matter.
Forsyth Street near the Manhattan Bridge. Photo by Vivienne Gucwa/nythroughthelens.com.
Mostly cloudy early followed by showers this afternoon and a high of 45. Mostly cloudy both Saturday and Sunday with the high both days in the mid-50’s. Have a good weekend!
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