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Terence Davies presents 'THE LONG DAY CLOSES' & 'TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR'

Wednesday March 29 7:00PM
Terence Davies presents 'THE LONG DAY CLOSES' & 'TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR'

Terence Davies in person to introduce and for a Q&A following The Long Day Closes and to introduce Tammy and the Bachelor.

One of the many remarkable things about the cinematic ravishments of Terence Davies is how they reconcile two seemingly disparate artistic tendencies—the intellectual, high modern tradition and the emotional, popular tradition—as if there was no contradiction inherent in this at all. Davies’s latest, A Quiet Passion, which examines the life and work of the groundbreaking New England poet, is no exception to this, and on the occasion of his American tour for the film, Metrograph is pleased to host Davies, whose Q&As are works of art in and of themselves.

Jerry Schatzberg presents 'THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN'

Thursday April 6 7:00PM
Jerry Schatzberg presents 'THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN'

Intro and Q&A with Jerry Schatzberg

Schatzberg, a cinematic portraitist of great psychological acuity, was at the height of his powers when he crafted this hit drama, the sensitively told tale of the eponymous liberal senator (Alan Alda) whose oval office ambitions are threatened when he falls for a Louisiana labor leader (Meryl Streep, on the cusp of megastardom), leading to an extramarital affair.

The Seduction of Joe Tynan is screening as part of the series: Univeral in the '70s: Part II

1979 / 108min / 35mm
DIRECTOR: JERRY SCHATZBERG
CAST: ALAN ALDA, MERYL STREEP, BARBARA HARRIS, RIP TORN

Joan Tewkesbury presents 'NASHVILLE'

Saturday April 8 4:30PM
Joan Tewkesbury presents 'NASHVILLE'

Nashville writer Joan Tewkesbury in person for introduction and Q&A

There are a million stories in bicentennial Music City, USA, and Altman and Tewkesbury shuffle between 24 of them, the stars, strivers, losers, oddballs, and hangers-on swarming around Nashville’s country music scene in the lead-up to a nationally televised presidential rally. In pinpointing the link between mass-entertainment and politics, this all-American masterpiece is positively prescient.

1975 / 159min / 35mm
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
CAST: DAVID ARKIN, BARBARA BAXLEY, NED BEATTY, KAREN BLACK, RONEE BLAKLEY, KEITH CARRADINE, GERALDINE CHAPLIN, SHELLEY DUVALL, ALLEN GARFIELD, HENRY GIBSON, SCOTT GLENN, JEFF GOLDBLUM

Joan Tewkesbury presents 'THIEVES LIKE US'

Sunday April 9 4:30PM
Joan Tewkesbury presents 'THIEVES LIKE US'

Thieves Like Us writer Joan Tewkesbury in person for introduction and Q&A

Tewkesbury’s adaptation of Edward Anderson’s novel (also the source material for Nicholas Ray’s They Live By Night) yielded one of Altman’s most slashingly sincere films. Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall are lovers running from the law through the Depression-era South, their fateful romance played out against a backdrop of two-bit gangsterism, Coca-Cola, and (memorably) the near wall-to-wall buzz of vintage radio broadcasts.

1974 / 123min / 35mm
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
CAST: KEITH CARRADINE, SHELLEY DUVALL, JOHN SCHUCK, BERT REMSEN

'LETTERMAN: THE LAST GIANT OF LATE NIGHT' Book Signing with Jason Zinoman

Tuesday April 11 7:00PM
'LETTERMAN: THE LAST GIANT OF LATE NIGHT' Book Signing with Jason Zinoman

Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night book signing with author Jason Zinoman following the 7pm screening of Cabin Boy on April 11.

A David Letterman film series is an admittedly perverse idea since he rarely appeared in movies and did not like to act, even on his own talk shows. But he did make a few exceptions in cameo roles in irreverent comedies made by or about some of his most important collaborators (Chris Elliott, Andy Kaufman), guests (Howard Stern) and inspirations (Mike Judge). Together, these oddball movies provide a revealing window into the singular sensibility of one of the most important comedians of our time.

Program notes by Jason Zinoman

James Gray Presents 'THE LOST CITY OF Z'

Wednesday April 12 7:30PM
James Gray Presents 'THE LOST CITY OF Z'

Introduction and Q&A with James Gray

Gray leaves his native New York behind—way behind—with this long-discussed dream project about the real-life British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared into the Amazon basin time and again looking for the whispered-of City of Z, here accompanied by gung-ho wife Sienna Miller and aide de camp Robert Pattinson. Why? “To look for what is beautiful is its own reward,” as someone says—a statement of purpose if ever we’ve heard one.

The Lost City of Z is screening as part of the series: James Gray

2016 / 140min / 35mm
DIRECTOR: JAMES GRAY
CAST: CHARLIE HUNNAM, ROBERT PATTINSON, SIENNA MILLER, TOM HOLLAND

Director Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski & Kyle Martin Present 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Friday April 14 7:00PM
Director Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski & Kyle Martin Present 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Q&As with Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski and Kyle Martin at the 7pm shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 14-16.

Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of a cover-up by the administration that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story.

2016 / 77min / DCP
DIRECTOR: DASH SHAW
CAST: JASON SCHWARTZMAN, LENA DUNHAM, REGGIE WATTS, MAYA RUDOLPH, SUSAN SARANDON

DIRECTOR DASH SHAW, JANE SAMBORSKI & KYLE MARTIN PRESENT 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Saturday April 15 7:00PM
DIRECTOR DASH SHAW, JANE SAMBORSKI & KYLE MARTIN PRESENT 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Q&As with Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski and Kyle Martin at the 7pm shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 14-16.

Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of a cover-up by the administration that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story.

2016 / 77min / DCP
DIRECTOR: DASH SHAW
CAST: JASON SCHWARTZMAN, LENA DUNHAM, REGGIE WATTS, MAYA RUDOLPH, SUSAN SARANDON

DIRECTOR DASH SHAW, JANE SAMBORSKI & KYLE MARTIN PRESENT 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Sunday April 16 7:00PM
DIRECTOR DASH SHAW, JANE SAMBORSKI & KYLE MARTIN PRESENT 'MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA'

Q&As with Dash Shaw, Jane Samborski and Kyle Martin at the 7pm shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 14-16.

Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph). But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of a cover-up by the administration that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it-all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story.

2016 / 77min / DCP
DIRECTOR: DASH SHAW
CAST: JASON SCHWARTZMAN, LENA DUNHAM, REGGIE WATTS, MAYA RUDOLPH, SUSAN SARANDON