2017 on Celluloid

  • January 1, 2017 — December 31, 2017

A quick look at all of the films we’re screening this Spring on celluloid.

Fri, Aug 25
Sat, Aug 26

Mulholland Drive

Directed by David Lynch

Mulholland Drive, conceived as a television series in the Twin Peaks lineage and shot as a feature-length pilot episode, was

Mon, Aug 28

Sunset Boulevard

Directed by Billy Wilder

Down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden) seeks refuge at the home of former silent film star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson,

Fri, Sep 1
Sat, Sep 2

Inland Empire

Directed by David Lynch

“A woman in trouble,” says Inland Empire’s poster tagline. Lynch took several years, following the success of Mulholland Drive, to

2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

The most legendary and widely discussed film of the 1960s, and Kubrick’s most famous work in a string of masterpieces,

Almayer’s Folly

Directed by Chantal Akerman

With Almayer’s Folly, Akerman tackles the terrible legacy of the European colonial project in Southeast Asia head-on through an adaptation

Angels of Sin

Directed by Robert Bresson

Bresson’s first feature hints at the themes for which his later films would become famous: isolation, suffering, martyrdom, and the

Bamboozled

Directed by Spike Lee

Routinely overshadowed by Lee’s better-known films (Do the Right Thing, She’s Gotta Have It, Malcolm X, et al.), Bamboozled is

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directed by Benh Zeitlin

A deeply felt exploration of race and class in post-Katrina America filtered through the soaring fantasies and downcast reality of

Bicycle Thieves

Directed by Vittorio De Sica

De Sica’s social drama, along with Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, is the most emotionally engaging film of the Italian

Casque d’or

Directed by Jacques Becker

In this tragic adult fairytale, set in the criminal underworld of Belle Époque Paris, Georges (Serge Reggiani), a humble woodworker,

Crooklyn

Directed by Spike Lee

Spike Lee’s sentimental remembrance of growing up in 1970s Brooklyn centers on a young girl named Troy (Zelda Harris) as

Dune

Directed by David Lynch

Famed producers Dino and Rafaella De Laurentiis took a chance on Lynch directing Dune, after the beloved novel by Frank

Eraserhead

Directed by David Lynch

Is the twisted child of Henry Spencer (Jack Nance) a metaphor for the paternal anxiety this new father is experiencing?

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

With his most pronounced cinematic meditation on childhood and memory, Ingmar Bergman abandons the expressionistic and existentially obsessive tendencies that

Fish Tank

Directed by Andrea Arnold

With the arrival of her 2009 sophomore film, Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold (Red Road, American Honey) cemented herself as

George Washington

Directed by David Gordon Green

Green’s debut feature masterfully captures the essence of childhood summers spent with kids your own age, free from parental supervision,

It’s a Gift

Directed by Norman McLeod

By 1934, W.C. Fields was at the top of his game, enormously popular in the US after a long string

Ivan’s Childhood

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

During World War II, young Ivan (Nikolay Burlyaev) scurries across Soviet and German lines, having been recruited as a spy

La Strada

Directed by Federico Fellini

Perhaps Fellini’s greatest film, La Strada straddles his early neorealist period and his later magical and fantastical work, combining elements

La Vie de Jesus (The Life of Jesus)

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Since his 1997 debut with The Life of Jesus, Bruno Dumont has become one of European cinema’s most unsettling and provocative auteurs,

Le samouraï

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

For many Jean-Pierre Melville’s best film if not masterpiece, Hong Kong action film legend John Woo once called Le Samouraï

Lolita

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Lolita began the string of masterpieces that form the second half of Kubrick’s career, through which he became one of

Lost Highway

Directed by David Lynch

While many of Lynch’s films work with the tropes and atmospheres of film noir, few are so directly in the

M. Hulot’s Holiday

Directed by Jacques Tati

Tati’s second feature introduces the beloved character Monsieur Hulot, the bumbling, charming, near-silent uncle figure at the heart of his

Ratcatcher

Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Taking place during a 1970s garbage strike in Glasgow, Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher follows young James (William Eadie) who lives in

Rear Window

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

One of the most famous procedural thrillers in film history and routinely voted amongst the greatest films ever produced, Rear

Rules of the Game

Directed by Jean Renoir

Although it was met with diverse responses when it was released, few films have earned such universal critical acclaim as

Show Me Love

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Elin (Alexandra Dahlstrom) lives in the unremarkable small town Åmål, a fact over which she despairs to anyone who will

Swimming To Cambodia

Directed by Jonathan Demme

“It would be wrong to think of Swimming to Cambodia as a one-man show, even though it captures the performance

The Agronomist

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme’s career as a feature filmmaker was paralleled by personal documentaries focusing on music and human rights, with a

The Elephant Man

Directed by David Lynch

Surreptitiously produced by none other than Mel Brooks, Lynch’s haunting, macabre, and beautiful vision of Victorian London was—following the cult

The Learning Tree

Directed by Gordon Parks

Based on his own autobiographical novel, The Learning Tree was, according to Roger Ebert, the first non-exploitation feature film made

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton, who made his name as a wide-ranging character actor in Hollywood (famed for his roles in such films at

The Reflecting Skin

Directed by Philip Ridley

Someone has been abducting and murdering children in a rural 1950s American town. Seth (Jeremy Cooper) and the other boys

The Spirit of the Beehive

Directed by Victor Erice

A traveling roadshow of the film Frankenstein comes to the small, Franco-era village where eight-year-old Ana (Ana Torrent), her sister

The Straight Story

Directed by David Lynch

“Walt Disney presents...a film by David Lynch.” Stranger words have perhaps never opened an American film, but the belief in

The Tree of Life

Directed by Terrence Malick

In what was only his fifth feature in almost 40 years, the reclusive director Terrence Malick sets the lives of

The White Balloon

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Winner of the Camera D’Or and International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Panahi’s first foray into narrative filmmaking,

The White Ribbon

Directed by Michael Haneke

Something dire is transpiring just below the surface of a charming, pre-World War I German village. A horse and rider

The Wizard of Oz

Directed by Victor Fleming

In 1939, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was at the height of its powers as a studio producing the most lavish films in Hollywood.

Vertigo

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Topping Sight & Sound’s most recent critics’ poll of the 50 greatest films of all time, this 1958 psychological thriller

Walkabout

Directed by Nicholas Roeg

Abandoned by their father in the Australian Outback, a teenaged girl (Jenny Agutter) and her young brother (Luc Roeg) wander

Wild at Heart

Directed by David Lynch

The promise of love in a violent world ripples under the surface of the unhinged Wild at Heart, in which