Noah Baumbach Presents "The Meyerowitz Stories" in 35mm

Friday December 1 7:30PM
Noah Baumbach Presents

Noah Baumbach in person to introduce and for a Q&A.

The outsized personality of Dustin Hoffman’s high-handed sculptor and fading patriarch Harold Meyerowitz weighs heavily on his dysfunctional clan, including current wife Emma Thompson, daughter Elizabeth Marvel, and sons Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, the latter giving a performance so undeniable that even the dullest commentators have finally been convinced he’s a great actor. A deeply-felt comedy of manners from Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha), an expert in trussing up stifling family ties.

World Premiere of the 35mm print.

Noah Baumbach Presents Max Ophüls's "Letter From An Unknown Woman"

Saturday December 2 7:45PM
Noah Baumbach Presents Max Ophüls's

Noah Baumbach in person to introduce and for a Q&A following the screening.

In a deliciously artificial fin-de-siecle Vienna concocted on a studio backlot, Max Ophüls conducts a veritable symphony of moving camerawork, turning Stefan Zweig’s short story of consuming romantic delusion into a voluptuous tragedy begun when a young woman (Joan Fontaine) develops a consuming fascination with a concert pianist neighbor (Louis Jourdan).

Carolee Schneemann and Dir. Marielle Nitoslawska Present "Breaking the Frame"

Saturday December 9 3:30PM
Carolee Schneemann and Dir. Marielle Nitoslawska Present

Carolee Schneemann and filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska in person

The legendary artist and iconoclast Carolee Schneemann is enjoying a muchdeserved retrospective at the MoMA PS1, so what better excuse to show Nitoslawska’s marvelous portrait of Schneemann. By turns elliptical, poetic, and visceral, the wildly inventive Breaking the Frame eschews tepid paint-by-numbers biography, offering instead that rare artist doc that finds an innovative form worthy of its groundbreaking subject.

Rachel Weisz and Hilton Als in Conversation following "Girlfriends"

Thursday December 14 6:30PM
Rachel Weisz and Hilton Als in Conversation following

Rachel Weisz and Hilton Als join us for a conversation following a screening of Claudia Weill's Girlfriends, and to introduce the screening of John Huston's Freud.

“One afternoon, I was talking to the great actress, Rachel Weisz, about the movies we loved most, and I told her that Montgomery Clift’s performance in John Huston’s 1962 movie Freud was right up there for me; then she confessed to a predilection for Girlfriends, Claudia Weill’s 1978 comedic drama about female friendship. Both movies are masterpieces, not well known, or well enough known, so, we thought we’d show them in the hopes that other film buffs would be as turned on by these treasures as we have been, and continue to be.”—Hilton Als

Bianca Del Rio Presents "Auntie Mame"

Saturday December 16 7:00PM
Bianca Del Rio Presents

Introduced by Bianca Del Rio, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race.

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” So says Rosalind Russell’s extravagant Auntie Mame, mentoring an orphaned nephew in the art of living in her Park Avenue palace, where the Jazz Age is in full swing. An opulent Technicolor delight whose charm, often withering put-down humor, and proto-feminist pizazz transcends all generational lines.

Barbara Hammer Presents "Mischief and Play," A Selection of Her Short Films

Sunday December 17 3:45PM
Barbara Hammer Presents

Barbara Hammer in person

Since the late 1960s, pioneering experimental filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer has been making films that explore lesbian subjectivity and sexuality, politics and representation, and visceral manifestations of pleasure and discomfort, using the camera as an extension of her body to see, touch, explore, and often laugh. Presented in collaboration with The Academy Film Archive, this program of shorts highlights Hammer’s use of play as a form of disobedience and resistance to institutionalized normalities. The screening will be introduced by Barbara Hammer.