Murderer Gary Gilmore does the Texas two-step, Master Masons experience spiritual transcendence in the Chrysler building and satyrs compete in motorcycle side-car teams. These are just a few bits of the sprawling terrain that comprises Matthew Barney’s epic film cycle Cremaster. For a rare event, the cycle will be screened in its entirety in three recurring programs at the IFC Center through June 3. And don’t miss Barney in person, tonight, May 20, before the 7:00pm and 9:25pm shows.
If you miss Barney tonight, you can also catch him Friday at the New Museum. As part of the museum’s “Propositions” series, Barney discusses his new work-in-progress, Ancient Evenings, an opera based on Norman Mailer’s eponymous 1983 novel.