A week-long affair, the 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival opens tonight, taking the concept of time as its central theme. The programming is defined by its admirable diversity — the slate comprises work from 20 different countries, and almost half of the films scheduled to screen were directed by women — with some of the highlights including the recently restored 35mm print of Alain Resnais’s 1968 Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime (a noted influence on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as well as a program of 16mm shorts. The festival jury, which will hand out $20,000 worth of prizes, includes among its members the artist Marina Abramovic. The work they will be evaluating commences tonight at Google New York with a program of shorts covering such topics as psychological illness and Kurt Gödel’s time-travel theories. Screenings continue all week at various locations throughout the city and in New Jersey.
Oct. 17-24, 7 p.m., 2014