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'LA STRADA' INTRO BY JOHN TURTURRO & PATRICK HARRISON

Thursday February 23 7:00PM
'LA STRADA' INTRO BY JOHN TURTURRO & PATRICK HARRISON

Introduced by Academy Award nominated actor-writer-producer John Turturro and director of AMPAS’s New York Membership and Programs Patrick Harrison.

The first recipient of the Best Foreign Language Oscar was this, Federico Fellini’s beautiful, emotionally-harrowing art house smash, which tells the tale of a surly, drunken circus strongman (Anthony Quinn), the young assistant who he treats as chattel (Fellini’s wife, Giulietta Masina, radiating forbearing pathos), and the Fool who tries to offer her a better life (Richard Baseheart), only to risk his own.

1954 / 108min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FEDERICO FELLINI

CAST: GIULIETTA MASINA, ANTHONY QUINN, RICHARD BASEHART

'JUNCTION 48' INTRO + Q&A WITH DIR. UDI ALONI & James Schamus

Tuesday February 28 7:30PM
'JUNCTION 48' INTRO + Q&A WITH DIR. UDI ALONI & James Schamus

Director Udi Aloni and Executive Producer James Schamus in person

Living in the slums outside of Tel Aviv where Arabs and Jews freely commingle, Palestinian musician Kareem (Tamer Nafar) finds an escape from dead-end jobs, street hustling friends, and family tragedy through immersing himself in hip-hop culture, his increasing success leading to both an expansion of his political conscience and a more acute experience of political oppression and prejudice. A stirring story of the oppositional power of pop music, drawn from star Nafar’s real-life experiences.

2016 / 97min / DCP

DIRECTOR: UDI ALONI

CAST: TAMER NAFAR, SAMAR QUPTY, SALWA NAKKARA, SAEED DASSUKI

'THE WINDMILL MOVIE' Q&A with Alexander Olch & Susan Meiselas

Wednesday March 1 7:00PM
'THE WINDMILL MOVIE' Q&A with Alexander Olch & Susan Meiselas

Q&A with Alexander Olch and Susan Meiselas following the screening

“What if someone else wrote your autobiography?” That is the question posited by Alexander Olch as he tells the life-story of his former Harvard professor, the filmmaker Richard P. Rogers. For twenty years, Rogers worked on an autobiographical portrait that remained incomplete upon his death in 2001. Hours and hours of footage, stored on hard drives in the home Rogers shared with his partner, the acclaimed photographer Susan Meiselas, were discovered, and form the foundation of this exploration of the scion of an old New York family who chose the life of the artist. Olch doesn’t tell Rogers’ story as much as creates it, filling in and conjuring what didn’t exist. The Windmill Movie may bear a passing resemblance to the frequently labeled “hybrid-documentary,” but it is in fact completely singular, a film-form unto itself.

Official Selection New York Film Festival, 2008
2008 / 82min / 35mm
DIRECTOR: ALEXANDER OLCH

Screening with:
QUARRY
1970 / 12 mins / 35mm
Director: Richard Rogers