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Spring Film Book Fair

Sunday May 19 11:00AM
Spring Film Book Fair

Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19
11am to 6pm

Readers, film lovers, and everyone who lives in the significant overlap of that Venn Diagram: the Spring Film Book Fair will be open to the public on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 11am to 6pm. Thousands of rare, vintage, and out of print items will be available, including biographies, monographs, hundreds of periodicals covering the last seven decades from Sight & Sound to The Velvet Light Trap, plus memorabilia, scripts, novelizations, and other extraordinary pieces of ephemera. In addition, Taschen, n+1, Anartist Rare Books, Capricious, and Posteritati will be on hand with film-focused books, posters, publications, along with featured selections from Phaidon, Columbia University Press, Verso, Paris Review, New Directions, and more.

"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Friday May 24 7:00PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Friday May 24 9:15PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Saturday May 25 1:00PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

Barry Gifford's Dream Double Feature

Sunday May 26 1:00PM
Barry Gifford's Dream Double Feature

“I chose The Strange One because Ben Gazzara’s Jocko DeParis is as mean and sadistic as my platoon leader was when I was in the Air Force Reserve at the University of Missouri in 1964. Years later, when I heard that he’d been shot down flying a mission in Vietnam, I was not displeased—not that I was necessarily rooting for the Viet Cong, but I couldn’t help but feel they’d done the world a favor by taking him out of the count. And I chose Pickup on South Street because Thelma Ritter is my favorite actress and this was certainly her greatest role—when I met Sam Fuller I thanked him for giving her such great dialogue and he said, ‘She was the only actress I could think of who could explain her predicament with just the look in her eyes.’”—Barry Gifford

Tilda Swinton introduces "The Garden"

Tuesday May 28 9:15PM
Tilda Swinton introduces

9:15pm screening on Tuesday, May 28 introduced by Tilda Swinton.

Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisis—he had been diagnosed HIV positive in 1988. Starring Tilda Swinton, this uniquely kaleidoscopic film shows the filmmaker’s genius at its most coruscating, making space in its breadth of vision for an over-the-top Hollywood-style musical number, nightmare images of tar-and-feather queer persecution, and footage of the particularly menacing-looking nuclear power plant that overlooks Jarman’s own garden, the point from which his film begins, and a cherished spot which he must keep to tending even as his body begins to betray him. Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, The Garden is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond.

Academy Presents: "CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON" with Author Mallory O'Meara

Thursday June 6 7:00PM
Academy Presents:

Each ticket includes one copy of The Lady From the Black Lagoon courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Author Mallory O'Meara will join us and sign her book following the screening.

Before The Shape of Water, there was the Creature—the so-called “Gill-man,” the amphibious terror of the Amazon that was the last of the great Universal monsters, designed by Disney animator Milicent Patrick, realized by make-up artist Bud Westmore, and portrayed underwater by stuntwoman Ginger Stanley. All hell breaks loose when a group of scientists led by ichthyologist Dr. David Reed decide to capture this prehistoric creature for study, only to find it taking a King Kong-like fancy to the doctor’s girlfriend, Kay. The missing link between classic Universal horror and Jet Age sci-fi, and an absolute scream.

Screening in Academy at Metrograph, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' monthly residency.