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ELECTION ISSUES New York University presents “God’s Elect? Religion, Media, and Elections in the Americas,” a fourpart film series.The series begins with a screening of Kim Barley and Donnacha O’Brian’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2002), about the 48-hour rise and fall of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, in 2002. A discussion with NYU professors Rafael Sánchez and Greg Grandin follows the screening. Friday, 4 p.m., King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan streets, 212-998-3650, free.
ASTORIA RULES The Museum of the Moving Image honors Astoria, Queens, with a screening of Dito Montiel’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” which was filmed in the neighborhood.A party featuring food from the neighborhood’s diverse restaurants is included. Friday, 6 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 35th Ave. at 36th Street, Queens, 718-784-0077, $10 general, $7.50 students and seniors, $5 children under age 18, free for members.
ALTERNATIVE CINEMA The Museum of Modern Art presents “Another Wave: Global Queer Cinema,” a survey of recent gay cinema. Memento Mori is a series of screenings of the work of Jim Hubbard, who hand-processes his films of gay marches and drag queens. Friday, 8:15 p.m., Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 212-708-9400, $10 general, $8 seniors, $6 students. For complete information, go to moma.org.
BON CINEMA BAMcinématek presents Jean-Claude Carrière’s Language of Film, a series honoring the French screenwriter. The program features Luis Buñuel’s “Belle de Jour” (1967), about a chaste housewife who works in a brothel while her husband is at work. Saturday, 4:30, 6:50, and 9:15 p.m., BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Peter Jay Sharp Building, between St. Felix Street and Ashland Place, Brooklyn, 718-636-4100, $10 general, $7 students, seniors, and members. For complete information, go to bam.org.