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Case of the Mondays

  • September 3, 2017 – May 21, 2018

This revolving, ongoing series of classic films and cutting-edge new work will get you moving into the week. On first Mondays, we offer a selection of classic American films both independently-produced and studio-made; second Mondays are the time for experimental cinema in all its various modes; on third Mondays, we screen essential foreign films from all over the world; finally, on fourth Mondays, we focus on documentary new and old.

Mon, May 21

Memories of Underdevelopment

Directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

A legendary cinematic work emanating from the golden age of Cuban cinema, Alea’s masterful vision of the tumultuous country, set

Mon, Jul 2

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

Mon, Jul 9

Beyond the One

Directed by Anna Marziano

One of this year’s most singularly gorgeous films (shot on both 16mm and 8mm celluloid), this experimentally minded documentary focuses

Mon, Jul 16

Cold Water

Directed by Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas is one of contemporary France’s most piercing, confident filmmakers. Cold Water, produced in 1994 but long unavailable due

Mon, Jul 23

The Other Side of Everything

Directed by Mila Turajlić

Turajlić’s probing documentary is part portrait of her mother, the dissident academic Srbijanka Turajlić, and part portrait of a country

Mon, Aug 6

3 Women

Directed by Robert Altman

Robert Altman made a long career out of films that challenged the idea that actions stemming from rampant consumerism or

Mon, Aug 13

Personal Problems

Directed by Bill Gunn

Bill Gunn (Ganja & Hess) directed this “experimental soap opera” from a script he co-wrote with his friend and collaborator

Mon, Aug 20

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Winner of the Palme d’Or (best film) at the Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Mon, Aug 27

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

A New Leaf

Directed by Elaine May

May, as one half of the legendary comedy team Nichols and May, established herself as a comedic powerhouse on stage

All That Heaven Allows

Directed by Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk made a career on moody melodramas, and perhaps none is more effective at evoking the repression of 1950s

By the Time it Gets Dark

Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong

One of the most thrillingly assured experimental works of the last several years, Anocha Suwichakornpong’s second feature (following 2009’s Mundane

Casa De Lava

Directed by Pedro Costa

A sensual, atmospheric arthouse zombie film par excellence, Costa’s second feature—following 1989’s strikingly luminous Blood—is set on the rugged, tiny

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Directed by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet

Newly restored for its 50th anniversary, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s famously uncompromising vision of cinema is a work of

Dead Man

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Few cinematic collaborations have been more perfectly cast than Dead Man, Jarmusch’s legendary, incendiary “psychedelic Western.” The film follows William

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Directed by Fabrizio Terranova

Donna Haraway is one of contemporary philosophy’s most important and vital thinkers, her work playful and wide ranging in a

Double Blind (No Sex Last Night)

Directed by Sophie Calle

Already established as one of Europe’s finest contemporary artists and known for thought-provoking pieces such as Address Book (1983) and

Double Indemnity

Directed by Billy Wilder

Wilder’s prototypical film noir, featuring the archetypal femme fatale in Barbara Stanwyck’s chilling Phyllis Dietrichson, is one of the most

Images of the World and the Inscription of War

Directed by Harun Farocki

In 1944, at the height of the Nazi threat, the US military planned to bomb an IG Farben industrial plant,

In Pursuit of Silence

Directed by Patrick Shen

Few documentaries (or feature narratives, for that matter), are as meditative and deeply engrossing as In Pursuit of Silence, Shen’s

Killer of Sheep

Directed by Charles Burnett

Made as the thesis film for his Master’s degree from UCLA, Burnett’s piercing yet tender look into post-’68 African-American life

La chinoise

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Starring French New Wave icons Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows), Anne Wiazemsky (Au Hasard Balthazar, Weekend), and Juliet Berto (Celine

Marcel Proust’s Time Regained

Directed by Raoul Ruiz

Taking the seventh and final volume of Marcel Proust’s magnum opus In Search of Lost Time as the frame through

Night School

Directed by Andrew Cohn

Following three adult students—Melissa, Shynika, and Greg—through their year in a high school diploma program in Indianapolis, Cohn’s tender, empathetic

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,

Playtime

Directed by Jacques Tati

Jacques Tati made a fitfully long career out of diagnosing and then holding a mirror to normative tendencies in French

Railway Sleepers

Directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse

Eight years in the making, longtime Apichatpong Weerasethakul collaborator Chidgasornpongse’s debut regards Thai society through the somewhat unlikely lens of

Rancho Notorious

Directed by Fritz Lang

Fritz Lang’s finest Hollywood western, Rancho Notorious is an oddball Technicolor fever dream, a revenge story for the ages. Vern

Riddles of the Sphinx

Directed by Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen

In 1975, Laura Mulvey published her best-known work, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” which quickly became a foundational work of

Sixty Six

Directed by Lewis Klahr

Los Angeles based collage film artist Klahr, whose vital work has unfolded over the last thirty years, has made the

Solaris

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

One of the most profoundly meditative sci-fi films ever created, Solaris is one of Russian master Tarkovsky’s finest achievements in

Spettacolo

Directed by Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen

The residents of Monticchiello, a small hamlet in the Tuscany hills, have since the end of World War II produced

The Departure

Directed by Lana Wilson

Set in the gorgeous countryside of Giju prefecture, Japan, Wilson’s (After Tiller) film follows Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk and

The Gold Diggers

Directed by Sally Potter

Sally Potter’s (Orlando, The Tango Lesson) debut feature is a thrilling experimental musical following two women at opposite ends of

Time to Die

Directed by Arturo Ripstein

Mexican cinema legend Arturo Ripstein’s directorial debut Time to Die, with a script co-written by Gabriel García Márquez, is a

WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Directed by Dušan Makavejev

A tragic figure in the history of psychiatry, Wilhelm Reich is often credited with sparking the fire of the sexual