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August 24th, 2007 (07:37 pm)

If you're in New York like RIGHT NOW, Mikaël is playing in about two hours.

It's actually part a Friday night film series ("CABARETCINEMA: Where Movies and Martinis Mix") at the Rubin Museum of Art (in the old Barney's Dept Store). I know the bartender from a movie forum I frequent. I want to see this, but no time right now.

Tonight's movie at the K2 Lounge is Mikaël, directed by Carl Theodore Dreyer, who is most famous for all those close-ups in La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc four years later:

Mikaël (Michael) - 1924, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Germany, 86 minutes; FREE with $7 bar minimum Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A homoerotic triangle between a famous painter (Benjamin Christensen), his protege (Walter Slezak), and an ambitious socialite (Nora Gregor). The spiral staircase leading from the artist's public reception rooms to his living quarters comes to symbolize the tortured connection between the two men.


That's not a very good synopsis, so this is from the imdb:

Mikaël is an artist who rises as his teacher, the aging Zoret, falls. Zoret gives Mikaël his start, and their relationship is sexual as well. Then Mikaël takes up with the Princess Zamikoff, selling gifts from Zoret and even stealing from the master to pay for his carnal and luxurious life with her. He abandons Zoret, whose health begins to fail but who also discovers spirituality in his solitude. In a subplot, Alice Adelsskjold cuckolds her husband and takes a lover, the Duke of Monthieu; their relationship, infused with the eroticism of art, also gives way to religion as the duke becomes ill.


The K2 Lounge is in the Rubin Museum of Art on West 17th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues (closer to 7th). Trivia: It used to be the old Barney's department store.

If you use the password "Zodiac", the bartender will give you a free drink. (I think.)

If you tell him Lady Wakasa sent you, he might give me a free drink. (Someday.)