Friday, May 2nd

The cineastes and cinephiles (Say it with us: cinephiles! Better even than oenophiles!) at BAMcinématek, who apparently found something worthwhile about My Blueberry Nights, celebrate artsy Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai’s 20 years as a director by releasing As Tears Go By, his acclaimed first film, which offers further proof that he should cease filming in English, or at least cease casting Norah Jones in starring roles. Later, the Tribeca Film Festival stages “Breaking the Band”—O.K., fine, “Breaking the Band Sponsored by Target,” snore!—at Webster Hall, featuring only one musical act we’ve ever heard of, Brooklyn indie kings The Hold Steady. (The Virgins? The Republic Tigers? That sound you hear is us growing older … and wiser.)

[As Tears Go By, BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, http://www.bam.org for showtimes; Breaking the Band Sponsored by Target, Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, 6 p.m., www.tribecafilmfestival.org]

Friday, May 2nd