2017 on Celluloid

  • January 1, 2017 — December 31, 2017

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

Saturday, April 29

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,

Sunday, April 30

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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 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

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