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August 23

NOCTURAMA

NOCTURAMA

6:45pm
DIRECTOR: BERTRAND BONELLO
2017 / 130min / DCP
The new film by Bertrand Bonello is a terrorism thriller like no other, following a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, well underway with a bombing plot.
LE AMICHE

LE AMICHE

7:00pm
DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1955 / 104min / 35mm
Perhaps the first of Antonioni’s films to give a clear indication of the direction of his mature style, this adaptation of Cesar Pavese’s Among Women Only finds glamourous Elonora Rossi Drago returning to her hometown of Turin to open a branch of a fashion boutique, in the process taking up with the miserable, sniping local smart set and beginning an affair with architect’s assistant Franco Fabrizi
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

9:15pm
DIRECTOR: DOUG NICHOL
2017 / 104min / DCP
California Typewriter is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse.
RED DESERT

RED DESERT

9:15pm
DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1964 / 117min / 35mm
Antonioni had never made a color film before embarking on Red Desert, and nobody had made a color film quite like what he came up with.

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NOCTURAMA

NOCTURAMA

DIRECTOR: BERTRAND BONELLO
2017 / 130min / DCP
The new film by Bertrand Bonello is a terrorism thriller like no other, following a group of tense, shifty adolescents as they prowl the streets and subways of Paris, well underway with a bombing plot.
LE AMICHE

LE AMICHE

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1955 / 104min / 35mm
Perhaps the first of Antonioni’s films to give a clear indication of the direction of his mature style, this adaptation of Cesar Pavese’s Among Women Only finds glamourous Elonora Rossi Drago returning to her hometown of Turin to open a branch of a fashion boutique, in the process taking up with the miserable, sniping local smart set and beginning an affair with architect’s assistant Franco Fabrizi
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

DIRECTOR: DOUG NICHOL
2017 / 104min / DCP
California Typewriter is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse.
RED DESERT

RED DESERT

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1964 / 117min / 35mm
Antonioni had never made a color film before embarking on Red Desert, and nobody had made a color film quite like what he came up with.
THE PASSENGER

THE PASSENGER

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1975 / 126min / 35mm
Jack Nicholson, smack in the middle of one of the best runs any actor has ever had, plays a TV journalist in war-torn Africa who adopts the identity of a dead man and sets off on a new life, avoiding those who seek both him and his alter-ego.
EROS

EROS

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, STEVEN SODERBERGH, AND WONG KAR-WAI
2004 / 104min / 35mm
Antonioni’s final film was this, a kicker of a triptych anthology film featuring contributions from Wong Kar-wai and Steven Soderbergh, in which the longailing director gave rich, full expression to his erotic imagination in a way not seen since 1982’s Identification of a Woman, crafting a sort of sensual fable that unfolds against the backdrop of crumbling Tuscan ruins.
THE TALL TARGET

THE TALL TARGET

DIRECTOR: ANTHONY MANN
1951 / 78min / 35mm
A sort of Civil War-era noir, Mann’s The Tall Target had Dick Powell’s New York City police sergeant (named, no joke, John Kennedy) aboard a Baltimore to Washington train with Abraham Lincoln, racing against time to determine which one of his fellow travelers is plotting against the life of the president-elect, with the help of Ruby Dee.
Deep End

Deep End

DIRECTOR: JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI
1971 / 88min / DCP
With Swinging London coming to an end, a teenager gets a job in a moldy bathhouse where he grows desperately infatuated with a twenty-something coworker (Jane Asher).
L'Avventura

L'Avventura

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1960 / 143min / 35mm
When Anna (Lea Massari) disappears while on a yachting holiday in the Aeolian Islands, her lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and her friend (Monica Vitti) set out to solve the enigma of her disappearance, only to lose the thread of the mystery as they embark on an affair of their own.
Le Rayon Vert

Le Rayon Vert

DIRECTOR: ERIC ROHMER
1986 / 98min / 35mm
From Rohmer’s “Comedies & Proverbs” cycle, Le Rayon Vert follows the independent but insecure Delphine (Marie Rivière), a newly single young Parisian who cannot find a holiday companion for the month of August, as she meets and rejects, glides and stumbles in her longing for connection.
ZABRISKIE POINT

ZABRISKIE POINT

DIRECTOR: MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI
1970 / 110min / 35mm
Widely jeered on its release as Antonioni’s uncomprehending attempt to take on American youth culture, Zabriskie Point has justly gained in stature with each passing year as both a defining treatment of counterculture-discontent and an epic expression of the filmmaker’s master builder cinema on MGM’s dime.
TOKYO OLYMPIAD

TOKYO OLYMPIAD

DIRECTOR: KON ICHIKAWA
1965 / 170min / DCP
Hitting up the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo with an army of cameramen, Ichikawa turned out a dynamic documentary that altered the entire vocabulary of modern sports cinematography, at once epic and intimate, delving into the psychology of the athlete.
THOMAS THE IMPOSTOR

THOMAS THE IMPOSTOR

DIRECTOR: GEORGES FRANJU
1965 / 94min / 35mm
When bringing soldiers wounded in the trenches of World War I to rest up at her Paris villa, Emmanuelle Riva’s munificent Princess is grateful for the help she receives from Fabrice Rouleau’s well-connected young man in uniform, who conceals a startling secret.
Stalker

Stalker

DIRECTOR: ANDREI TARKOVSKY
1979 / 163min / DCP
When reference is made in Twin Peaks: The Return to “The Zone,” it seems an awful lot like a homage to Tarkovsky’s stunning, haunted sepia-toned sci-fi masterpiece, in which a scientist and a writer living in a broken-down totalitarian dystopia recruit the help of a “Stalker”—a kind of post-apocalyptic Sherpa—to guide them on a voyage of self-discovery.
Radio Bikini

Radio Bikini

DIRECTOR: ROBERT STONE
1988 / 60min / 16mm
Through archival footage (much of it never before seen by civilians), fragments of an incomplete government propaganda film, and the testimony of firsthand witnesses, Stone’s Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of Operation Crossroads, the first nuclear weapons test by the United States.
Eraserhead

Eraserhead

DIRECTOR: DAVID LYNCH
1977 / 89min / 35mm
The ne plus ultra of midnight movies, at once enormously influential and inimitable. A pompadoured Jack Nance plays henpecked Henry, a miserable, furtive figure traversing a clangorous industrial landscape whose nights are made interminable by the incessant squalling of his mutant baby.
2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK
1968 / 149min / 35mm
Kubrick’s mind-bending, epoch-hopping opus, a shuttle from pre- to post-history that has few equals for sheer philosophical and cinematic ambition, not to speak of elegant machine-tooled style.
Prick Up Your Ears

Prick Up Your Ears

DIRECTOR: STEPHEN FREARS
1987 / 110min / DCP
Back for its thirtieth anniversary, Stephen Frears’ freewheeling follow-up to his groundbreaking My Beautiful Launderette is another landmark film of queer life in Britain, based on the biography of playwright Joe Orton.
Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
1955 / 106min / DCP
Lynch most overtly paid his respects to Aldrich’s va-va-voom hard-boiled doomsday noir with the burning beach bungalow of Lost Highway, but its influence can also be found in Twin Peaks: The Return, another mystery on the trail of “the great whatsit” firmly situated under the cloud of nuclear paranoia.
Shorts Program 1: Doorways

Shorts Program 1: Doorways

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 89min / 16mm
As Lynch revels in doorways to other dimensions, this program is linked, literally, by passageways and entrances.
Shorts Program 2: Secret History

Shorts Program 2: Secret History

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 75min / 16mm
A sense of secret history runs through Lynch’s work, and this collection prods the scars of a turbulent past through images of tumult and chaos.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

DIRECTOR: DAVID LYNCH
1992 / 135min / DCP
Scorned on initial release, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is widely pointed to as the dark, beating heart of David Lynch’s art.
Shorts Program 3: Thickets

Shorts Program 3: Thickets

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 81min / DCP
A headlong plunge into the woods—both the mystery and majesty of nature, and the thickets of a frame choked in overgrowth.
Shorts Program 4: Operation Crossroads

Shorts Program 4: Operation Crossroads

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 68min / 35mm
The mythology of Twin Peaks now stretches all the way back to Los Alamos, and this assembly of films explore, overtly or otherwise, the terrible beauty of the Atomic Age and hostile, even apocalyptic landscapes.
Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour

DIRECTOR: LUIS BUñUEL
1967 / 106min / 35mm
Severine is a frigid bourgeois housewife who unleashes her inner freak when she takes on afternoon assignations at a local brothel.
TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

DIRECTOR: CHARLES BURNETT
1990 / 102min / DCP
An achievement every bit the equal of his Killer of Sheep, Burnett’s unsettling, slow-burn To Sleep with Anger cracks open the treasury of African- American folklore to create a sinister, career-best role for Danny Glover, an unwelcome guest from back home who darkens the doorstep of a transplanted Southern black family now living in South Central Los Angeles, bringing with him a sly grin and unwelcome memories.
The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

DIRECTOR: BRUCE BROWN
1966 / 95min / 35mm
For many the most important and iconic surf film of all time, following young West Coast surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August on an epic around-the-world jaunt
TAXI ZUM KLO

TAXI ZUM KLO

DIRECTOR: FRANK RIPPLOH
1980 / 98min / 35mm
Writer-director Ripploh also inhabits the lead role in this landmark film of German queer cinema, playing an elementary school teacher whose days in the classroom are followed by seamy nights cruising the public toilets for anonymous hook-ups, grading papers in the john as he waits for his next likely prospect—a cozily compartmentalized arrangement that’s shaken up when he meets commitment-minded Bernd.
Crystal Voyager

Crystal Voyager

DIRECTOR: DAVID ELFICK
1973 / 78min / 35mm
Written and narrated by eccentric American surfer and filmmaker George Greenough, predominantly shot in California, and structured as a loose biography focusing on the trials and tribulations of his attempts to finish making a 37-foot ocean-going yacht.
THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH SARGENT
1974 / 104min / 35mm
Lower East Side native and Metrograph favorite Walter Matthau wears perhaps the broadest tie in film history as a grousing Transit Authority lieutenant who gets an unlikely shot at heroism when a group of criminals take a downtown 6 train hostage and demand a million dollars from the flat-broke city.
Morning of the Earth

Morning of the Earth

DIRECTOR: ALBERT FALZON
1972 / 79min / 16mm
Falzon’s debut reveals the revolutionary, pioneering spirit of Australian surfers who took the sport to a radical new level, living only for waves and communalism.
The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

The Innermost Limits of Pure Fun

DIRECTOR: GEORGE GREENOUGH
1968 / 92min / DCP
The beginnings of the shortboard revolution in California and Australia, highlighting the radical shift that forever changed the style of surfing.
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CIMINO
1974 / 115min / 35mm
Cimino’s first and best is part crime caper, part folksy yarn, a genre movie with a deep feeling for boyish American dreamers and western landscapes.
Dalmas

Dalmas

DIRECTOR: BERT DELING
1973 / 103min / DCP
An ex-cop searches for “Plastic Man”, an anarchistic acid dealer, through Melbourne’s drug scene, eventually tracking him to a seaside commune.