Oren Rudavsky and Elinor Schull’s one-hour documentary “At The Crossroads” opens Feb. 21 at Anthology Film Archives, distributed by Arthur Cantor Films. Picture was shot in Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland, and examines the life of Jews living in Eastern Europe today.
Susan Senk Associates has been formed by the former v.p. of publicity/promotions for Vestron Pictures. Based in Manhattan, Senk will be repping actors, directors and producers from production to release of their films. Most recently she was involved in publicity for “The Grifters” and “The Vanishing.”
African films will be spotlighted at the Public Theater Feb. 15 to 28. Having its U.S. preem is Senegalese director Djibril Diop-Mambety’s 1973 film, “Touki- Bouki,” released by Intl. Film Circuit. Also to be shown are revivals of Idrissa Ouedraogo’s “Yaaba” and “Tilai,” Desire Ecare’s “Faces Of Women” and Souleymane Cisse’s “Yeelen.”
As part of the Museum of Modern Art’s survey of comedy, critic Molly Haskell will lecture Feb. 12 on “The Blonde Bombshell and Beyond.” New York Women in Film also sponsors the series.
American Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, celebrates Robert De Niro in its annual salute March 9, to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria as a blacktie dinner dance. Martin Scorsese and Robin Williams are honorary co-chairmen of the tribute, and Linda LeRoy Janklow is acting chairwoman. Event, which will benefit AMMI, will include presentations by De Niro’s co-workers and include a selection of film clips covering his career.
The Austrian Cultural Institute screens Wolfgang Gluck’s 1981 feature, “Student Gerber,” about a war of wills between a professor and his top student. It toplines Gabriel Barylli and Werner Kreindl. Director Gluck is best known for his Oscar-nominated feature, “38.”
The lawfirm that represented screenwriter Larry Ferguson in the final stages of his suit against the Writers Guild of America over the writing credit determination for “Beverly Hills Cop II” has failed to get its name deleted from the case. The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, last week denied Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler’s request that its name be excised from the listing of counsel for plaintiffs and appellant in the Ferguson vs. Writers Guild of America/West suit, which was handed down Jan. 17. The lawfirm argued that since it substituted into the case two weeks before oral argument, and only to attempt to dismiss the appeal, it should not be listed as Ferguson’s attorney. The state court rejected Ferguson’s request that the court read all stories and screenplays and decide that he should receive sole writing credit for the Eddie Murphy film.
Kirk Kerkorian’s Tracinda Corp. has given the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industries a $400,000 check, the first installment of a $2 million pledge to be paid to the charity over a 10-year period. The pledge is the single-largest commitment ever made to PCC, which is the industry’s charitable arm.
Joining Sigourney Weaver in 20th Century Fox’ “Alien 3” will be Charles Dance, Charles Dutton, Brian Glover, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown and Daniel Webb. David Fincher is making his debut as a feature film director.
Principal photography has been completed on “Scanners: The Takeover,” which will be distributed by Image Organization. Based on characters created by David Cronenberg in the original, the sequel stars Liliana Komorowska and Steve Parish. It was produced by Rene Ralo and directed by Christian Duguay from a script by B.J. Nelson, Julie Richard and David Preston.
The west coast premiere of “Superstar: The Life And Times Of Andy Warhol” is set for Feb. 28 at Laemmle’s Music Hall. The event will benefit the Hollywood Policy Center’s Freedom of Expression Project. A party will follow the screening at the Asylum Restaurant.
Cub and Dana Broccoli have joined the list of contributors to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ endowment campaign for its new Center for Motion Picture Study. The amount of the donation was withheld, according to the Broccolis’ wishes. The Academy has set a goal of $15 million to endow the Center in perpetuity.
Steven Spielberg will present the ACE Golden Eddie award to George Lucas during the American Cinema Editors’ March 9 awards dinner at the Beverly Hilton. It will be the first time in two decades the organization has handed out the trophy, which honors “notable and conspicuous contributions to the art and craft of film.”