FRIDAY PICK | At the Trylon, comic books on (a slightly smaller) screen


Comic books have always been enticing subjects for filmmakers, and as The Avengers continues to wallop the competition in the macrocinemas, the Trylon Microcinema is showcasing some of the lesser-known translations of comics into movies. The series begins on May 1 with a screening of Heavy Metal, the 1981 animated film based on the sci-fi/erotica comics magazine. That means, predictably, lots of animated nudity as well as, less predictably, the vocal talents of Eugene Levy and the late John Candy. Succeeding films in the series include Persepolis, Fritz the Cat, Flash Gordon, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Crumb.