(Re)Discoveries: New Restorations, New Prints

  • September 11, 2015 — October 19, 2015

As cinema moves into its second century, the preservation of classic films is finding new life through digital technology and collaborative efforts by film archives and studios worldwide. At the same time, appreciation for the glories of 35mm film prints and the opportunity for new generations to see the originals on the big screen remains a distinct pleasure. The Film Center is pleased to present this selection of iconic classics enjoying a second life via restoration or preservation, either by digital magic or lovingly made film prints. We hope you’ll discover something new, or see a longtime favorite in an entirely new light.

LOSING GROUND (1982), directed by Kathleen Collins.

Losing Ground

Directed by Kathleen Collins

Collins’ film, which she wrote and directed, follows a trapped philosophy professor (Seret Scott) whose artist husband sells a piece



Directed by Mario Peixoto

Revered as perhaps the greatest Brazilian film ever produced, Brazilian novelist Peixoto’s lone film is deeply expressionistic, created following a


Jane B. Par Agnès V.

Directed by Agnès Varda

Varda’s freewheeling documentary, never before released in the United States, is a deeply idiosyncratic portrait of the famed French actress,


Kung-Fu Master

Directed by Agnès Varda

Varda’s son Mathieu Demy stars alongside Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg in this tender look inside a mother-daughter-boy love triangle


From Mayerling To Sarajevo

Directed by Max Ophüls

Banned during the German occupation of France in WWII and directly leading to Ophüls’ (La Ronde, The Earrings of Madame


Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by Howard Hawks

Hawks’ fourth film about air-bound transit stars Cary Grant as Geoff Carter, a pilot for a small airline whose main

Gaslight 1


Directed by George Cukor

Ingrid Bergman won the first of her three career Oscars for her intensely vulnerable, highly expressive work in Cukor’s taut,


The Bells of St. Mary’s

Directed by Leo McCarey

In one of her most radiant roles, Ingrid Bergman stars as good-natured Sister Mary Benedict, a Catholic nun at the