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January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Jiří Trnka

In this bewitching adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic fairy tale, the love lives of mortals and forest sprites mingle during one

Alien

Directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror masterpiece follows the crew of the commercial spacecraft Nostromo when, on their return journey to Earth,

Altered States

Directed by Ken Russell

Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt stars as Edward Jessup, a psychologist who begins dabbling into research

Anna Christie

Directed by Clarence Brown

“Garbo talks!” read the tagline for this relatively unglamorous 1930 MGM work, adapted from the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by Eugene O’Neill

Anna Karenina

Directed by Clarence Brown

A massive commercial and critical success upon release in 1935, Anna Karenina was, at the time, one of the biggest

Blonde Venus

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Six months after the massive success of their other 1932 collaboration, Shanghai Express, Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg tackled

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Chasing after a bounty on the head of an already dead man, an alcoholic pianist (Warren Oates) forges a violent

Burnt Offerings

Directed by Dan Curtis

Having made a name for himself with cult horror projects like Dark Shadows and Trilogy of Terror, writer/director/producer Dan Curtis

Camille

Directed by George Cukor

A smoldering romantic barn-burner adapted from an Alexandre Dumas story, Camille was one of the most successful films of both

Day of Wrath

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Made nearly ten years after Dreyer’s landmark Vampyr, Day of Wrath, set in the 1620s, charts the loveless marriage of

Destry Rides Again

Directed by George Marshall

In this vintage Western, the glamourous Marlene Dietrich stars as Frenchy, a dance hall singer and entertainer caught up in

Dishonored

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

A spy thriller featuring Josef von Sternberg’s considerable talents at creating and evoking both atmosphere and deeply buried emotion, Dishonored

French Cancan

Directed by Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir’s return to France in the early 1950s, following more than a decade of self-exile, culminated in his first

Fright Night

Directed by Tom Holland

When teenaged horror film obsessive Charley (William Ragsdale) comes to believe that a suave vampire (Chris Sarandon) has moved next

Gertrud

Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Dreyer’s final film, Gertrud, is last in a long run of masterpieces. A portrait of a woman in crisis, the

Hausu

Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

A group of schoolgirls on break travel to visit a family estate, only to be set upon by a supernatural

He Walked By Night

Directed by Alfred Werker

Inspired by the true story of Erwin “Machine Gun” Walker's shocking Los Angeles crime spree throughout 1945 and 1946, He

Horror of Dracula

Directed by Terence Fisher

Peter Cushing stars as Doctor Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Count Dracula in this towering achievement of gothic horror

Kagemusha

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Late in his career, master director Kurosawa turned to vivid color cinematography and a particularly procedural kind of historical epic,

Los Tallos Amargos

Directed by Fernando Ayala

Los tallos amargos is based on a novel by journalist Adolfo Jasca, winner of the Emecé Literary Prize, Argentina's highest

Mata Hari

Directed by George Fitzmaurice

One of MGM’s greatest commercial successes of the pre-Code era and the biggest box-office hit of Greta Garbo’s career is

Morocco

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg’s first Hollywood collaboration, Morocco is a gauzy, dust-covered tale of lust and betrayal, following

Ninotchka

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

Coming at a time in which Greta Garbo’s career was in sharp decline—her popularity waned in the US, while in

Open Secret

Directed by John Reinhardt

In the back room of a seedy, small town bar, a group of men pronounce someone guilty of an unknown

Paprika

Directed by Satoshi Kon

As mind-bending as it is insightful, Satoshi Kon’s final animated feature, Paprika, has been a source of inspiration and admiration

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

One of the most tumultuous productions in Hollywood history, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid has nonetheless become the stuff

Phantom Lady

Directed by Robert Siodmak

An underappreciated film noir masterpiece, Phantom Lady is one of German emigré Robert Siodmak’s finest in a procession of films,

Queen Christina

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Queen Christina was a massive commercial hit for MGM both at home and abroad—this time perhaps due to Greta Garbo’s

Rubin and Ed

Directed by Trent Harris

Wannabe self-help guru Ed (WKRP in Cincinnati's Howard Hesseman) is peddling spots in a get-rich-quick real estate seminar when he

Shanghai Express

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The film that completely cemented Marlene Dietrich in Hollywood lore, Shanghai Express features some of von Sternberg’s most indelible compositions

Sisters

Directed by Brian De Palma

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's Rope, Psycho, and Rear Window, and featuring a score by Hitch's regular collaborator Bernard Herrmann, Sisters

Sons of the Desert

Directed by William A. Seiter

Drawing on story elements from their earlier shorts We Faw Down and Be Big, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy's fourth

Stranded

Directed by Juleen Compton

Juleen Compton was an independent American filmmaker—and one of the only women making features during the decade—working in both Europe

The Blue Angel

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The Blue Angel, German cinema’s first full-talkie following one of world cinema’s most storied silent film histories, shot star Marlene

The Cool World

Directed by Shirley Clarke

Shirley Clarke’s (Portrait of Jason, The Connection, Ornette: Made in America) hybrid film follows the Harlem youth gang, the Royal

The Devil is a Woman

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The final of six Paramount collaborations between director von Sternberg and star Marlene Dietrich, whose relationship over the preceding five

The Emperor’s Nightingale

Directed by Jiří Trnka, Miloš Makovec

Trnka’s adaptation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is an enchanting animated jewel box. Framed by live action

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by John Ford

Ford’s classic humanist masterpiece, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, stars Henry Fonda in one of his most memorable

The Kiss

Directed by Jacques Feyder

By 1929, Greta Garbo had already been under contract at MGM for several years making pictures like Flesh and the

The Last Man on Earth (aka The Damned Walk at Midnight)

Directed by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow

The most faithful adaptation of sci-fi novelist and Twilight Zone writer Richard Matheson's I Am Legend stars Vincent Price as

The Lost Moment

Directed by Martin Gabel

It's ironic that the film version of The Aspern Papers by the 19th-century American author Henry James, revered for his

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Directed by Howard Alk

The Murder of Fred Hampton has never felt more relevant. It serves as a document of the late 1960s, but

The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean

Directed by Juleen Compton

Written, directed, and self-financed by Juleen Compton, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean is the story of a clairvoyant teenage

The Scarlet Empress

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg tackle the historical costume drama—in this case the court of Catherine the Great. However,

The Smallest Show on Earth

Directed by Basil Dearden

Matt (Bill Travers) and Jean (Virginia McKenna) are a young, newly married couple with their whole lives ahead of them.

Trouble Every Day

Directed by Claire Denis

Sex and violence bleed together in Claire Denis' erotic horror tale of an American scientist (Vincent Gallo) on honeymoon in

Trouble In Paradise

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch

The playboy/thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets the expert pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins) on the Riviera, and they, of course,

Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by Monte Hellman

A minimalist road movie about two men with enigmatic pasts searching for solace, or maybe just speed, TWO LANE BLACKTOP

Videodrome

Directed by David Cronenberg

Cable television broadcaster Max Renn (James Woods) discovers a pirate TV station that behaves like an opiate capable of twisting

Wattstax

Directed by Mel Stuart

The legendary Memphis record label Stax produced a benefit concert in 1972 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

In Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Academy Award-nominated film, young entomologist Niki Junpei finds himself trapped in a sand-drenched pit where he is

You and Me

Directed by Fritz Lang

Department store owner Mr. Morris (Harry Carey) runs a tight ship, but differs from his competitors in that he hires