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January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Familiar and rediscovered classics presented on both 35mm and new digital restorations.

Sun, Oct 20

My Twentieth Century

Directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Budapest, 1880: twins Lili and Dora are born, nearly simultaneously with Thomas Edison’s invention of the light bulb—a key piece

Mon, Oct 28

24 Frames

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Three years in the making and Kiarostami’s final film before his death in 2016, each segment in 24 Frames offers

Sun, Nov 10

Ball of Fire

Directed by Howard Hawks

In this atypical Hawksian broad comedy, a group of nebbish roommate-intellectuals—led by young man of the group Bertram Potts (the

Sat, Nov 16

Ikarie XB-1

Directed by Jindřich Polák

A visionary work of Eastern Bloc science fiction, this mesmerizing Czechoslovak adaptation of a novel by Stanisław Lem melds Cold

Fri, Nov 22

Margaret

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan

The story of Margaret’s extraordinarily tumultuous production—shot in 2005 and released, finally and to practically whispered fanfare, in 2011—has unfortunately

Sat, Nov 30

Fargo

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

One of the great films of the 1990s, the Coen Brothers’ taut, darkly funny thriller follows a bumbling criminal conspiracy

Sat, Dec 7

Duet for Cannibals

Directed by Susan Sontag

New restoration! Essayist, novelist, critic, cinephile, and all-around intellectual dynamo Sontag made her directorial debut with this definition-defying, dryly funny

Sat, Dec 21

Christmas in Connecticut

Directed by Peter Godfrey

Released shortly before the end of World War II, this hearty, charming Warners rom-com asks: To what lengths should one

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

A City of Sadness

Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Set between the end of WWII—Japan’s withdrawal from Taiwan—and the imposition of martial law under the Kuomintang government (a proxy

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

An Autumn Afternoon

Directed by Yasujirō Ozu

One of the finest final films of all time, Yasujiro Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon follows a template familiar to Ozu-heads:

Angels are Made of Light

Directed by James Longley

Coming a full 13 years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments (2006), director James Longley returns with the ominously beautiful

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Directed by Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch

The Bauhaus, a legendary and revolutionary Weimar-era design school founded by architect Walter Gropius in 1919, has been the source

Beauty and the Beast

Directed by Jean Cocteau

A film of immense visual beauty and unparalleled imagination, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast was the first of many

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

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

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

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

Distant Constellation

Directed by Shevaun Mizrahi

Mizrahi’s debut feature is a compelling, sensitive portrait of an Istanbul retirement community, filled with misfits, as a sleek office/residential

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

Girlfriends

Directed by Claudia Weill

Susan (Melanie Mayron), a fine art photographer, and Anne (Anita Skinner), a writer, live as roommates in New York City,

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

Kiss Me Deadly

Directed by Robert Aldrich

One of the grittiest and downright nasty films noir of the classical Hollywood cycle (albeit independently produced), Kiss Me Deadly

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

La Religieuse

Directed by Jacques Rivette

French New Wave legend Jacques Rivette’s second feature is one of the fiercest moral statements in a career marked by

Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by Leo McCarey

Director Leo McCarey made a wonderful career out of comedies like Duck Soup and The Awful Truth, but this underrated

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

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

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

Notes on an Appearance

Directed by Ricky D'Ambrose

Ricky D’Ambrose, one of New York City’s most promising new filmmaking voices, makes his feature debut with the mazelike Notes

Nude on the Moon

Directed by Doris Wishman

Legendary sexploitation director Wishman delivers one of the most surreal “nudie cuties” of all time with this zonked slice of

Paper Moon

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

Starring real-life father-daughter duo Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, Paper Moon follows the travails of two down-on-their-luck wayward souls: grifter Moses

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

Peppermint Soda

Directed by Diane Kurys

French actress Diane Kurys embarked on a directorial career with 1977’s unsung masterpiece Peppermint Soda, a film about the transition

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

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

Punishment Park

Directed by Peter Watkins

Highly controversial and chilling upon its initial release, Watkins’s brutal mockumentary follows two sets of anti-war protesters in an alternate

Queen of Diamonds

Directed by Nina Menkes

A smoldering, crystalline portrait of an anonymous woman adrift in Las Vegas, Menkes’ newly restored noir-of-sorts stars her sister Tinka

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

Taste of Cement

Directed by Ziad Kalthoum

While Aleppo and much of Syria have been systematically destroyed by their iron-fist dictator, Bashar al-Assad, millions of refugees have

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

The Juniper Tree

Directed by Nietzchka Keene

Set in medieval Iceland, The Juniper Tree follows Margit (Björk in a riveting performance) and her older sister Katla (Bryndis

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

The Passenger

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

The original Italian title of Antonioni’s existential masterpiece, which directly translates to Profession: Reporter, belies none of the dread or

The Prairie Trilogy

Directed by John Hanson, Rob Nilsson

In the late 1970s, Rob Nilsson (Northern Lights) and John Hanson visited North Dakota for a series of interviews with

The Red Soul

Directed by Jessica Gorter

The Red Soul, on its surface, seeks to trouble the notion that modern-day Russia is totally in thrall to Putin’s

The Rest I Make Up

Directed by Michelle Memran

Filmmaker Memran’s directorial debut focuses on the legendary New York City-based, Cuban-born playwright María Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 -

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.

The Swimmer

Directed by Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack

Based on the famous John Cheever story of the same name, THE SWIMMER interrogates the American Dream, illuminating the ways

The Swimmer

Directed by Frank Perry

Based on the famous John Cheever story of the same name, The Swimmer interrogates the American Dream, illuminating the ways

The Wandering Soap Opera

Directed by Raul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

Shot entirely in 1990 as part of a filmmaking workshop but never completed during Ruiz’s lifetime (he passed away in

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

Tomorrow Never Knows

Directed by Adam Sekuler

In Sekuler’s powerful and intimate film, Shar and partner Cynthia face a difficult decision after Shar is diagnosed with early-onset

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

Vagabond

Directed by Agnès Varda

In Varda’s own words a poetic soliloquy for an unknown woman, this 1985 masterpiece follows Mona (an unforgettable Sandrine Bonnaire),

Variety

Directed by Bette Gordon

From a viciously layered script by legendary playwright and novelist Kathy Acker and featuring a who’s-who crew of the downtown

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

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

Yellow is Forbidden

Directed by Pietra Brettkelly

World-renowned fashion designer Guo Pei, working in the field since the late 1980s but becoming increasingly known in the 2000s,

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