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The Ister

The Ister

DIRECTOR: DAVID BARISON & DANIEL ROSS
2004 / 189min / Digital
A world-historical genius and, shamefully, an early enthusiast of ascendant Nazism, Martin Heidegger in war-torn 1942 was giving a series of lectures on Friedrich Holderlein’s poem The Ister, the ancient Greek name for Holderlein’s subject, the Danube River.
Four Flies On Gray Velvet

Four Flies On Gray Velvet

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1971 / 104min / 35mm
Rock drummer Michael Brandon is accidentally photographed killing a stalker in a scuffle, then follows his search to unmask his blackmailer as a body count piles up around him, aided by a private investigator hired by his wife and hindered by the appearance of a troubling toy puppet.
Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

DIRECTOR: PIERRE CARLES
2001 / 146min / DCP
Follows firebrand Pierre Bourdieu through three years of lecturing, travelling, shouting down ascendant neoliberalism, and sparring very publicly with politicians, driven by a belief that his intellectual practice compels him to take an active part in the social realm that he’s spent a lifetime studying.
Tosca's Kiss

Tosca's Kiss

DIRECTOR: DANIEL SCHMID
1984 / 87min / DCP
Milan’s Casa Verdi, a retirement home founded by Giuseppe Verdi for former opera divas and divus, who in their reduced present circumstances are still nourished by the triumphs of their past, still re-enacting the roles of those glory days.
Rocky Road to Dublin

Rocky Road to Dublin

DIRECTOR: PETER LENNON
1967 / 69min / DCP
Raoul Coutard travelled to Ireland to shoot this unparalleled record of the country during its not-so-Swinging Sixties, held back from modernity by the iron fist of an all-powerful Catholic church and a government who kowtow completely to the clergy.
Women in Indie Animation

Women in Indie Animation

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 90min / DCP
“Women in Indie Animation” will take place on Friday, September 21st, focusing on groundbreaking filmmakers Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel, and Debra Solomon and featuring new and classic work. Baumane, Hubley, Kugel, and Solomon will appear in-person for a conversation following the screening.
The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

DIRECTOR: ARTHUR MACCAIG
1979 / 1988 / 93min / 16mm
An abridged history of the bloody, grudgeful war for Northern Ireland, which moves fleet-footed from British colonization to 1922 independence (and partition) to the bullet-strafed years following 1968.
Opera

Opera

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1987 / 107min / 35mm
With the interference of a lunatic on a backstage killing spree, understudy Cristina Marsillach’s immersion in the role of Lady Macbeth turns still more intense, in this ultra-rich, rococo nail-biter.
Far From Vietnam + Time of the Locust

Far From Vietnam + Time of the Locust

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1966 / 1967 / 128min / DCP
Seven filmmakers opposed to the war in Vietnam offered up footage to the nonpareil cinematic essayist Chris Marker, which he then edited and matched with a sardonic, cutting voiceover.
Inferno

Inferno

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1980 / 107min / 35mm
Music student Leigh McCloskey travels from Rome to NYC to investigate sister Irene Miracle’s fears of a paranormal plot and finds himself lured into a labyrinth of impossible underground architecture and nightmare visions.

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The Ister

The Ister

DIRECTOR: DAVID BARISON & DANIEL ROSS
2004 / 189min / Digital
A world-historical genius and, shamefully, an early enthusiast of ascendant Nazism, Martin Heidegger in war-torn 1942 was giving a series of lectures on Friedrich Holderlein’s poem The Ister, the ancient Greek name for Holderlein’s subject, the Danube River.
Four Flies On Gray Velvet

Four Flies On Gray Velvet

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1971 / 104min / 35mm
Rock drummer Michael Brandon is accidentally photographed killing a stalker in a scuffle, then follows his search to unmask his blackmailer as a body count piles up around him, aided by a private investigator hired by his wife and hindered by the appearance of a troubling toy puppet.
Inferno

Inferno

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1980 / 107min / 35mm
Music student Leigh McCloskey travels from Rome to NYC to investigate sister Irene Miracle’s fears of a paranormal plot and finds himself lured into a labyrinth of impossible underground architecture and nightmare visions.
Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology is a Martial Art

DIRECTOR: PIERRE CARLES
2001 / 146min / DCP
Follows firebrand Pierre Bourdieu through three years of lecturing, travelling, shouting down ascendant neoliberalism, and sparring very publicly with politicians, driven by a belief that his intellectual practice compels him to take an active part in the social realm that he’s spent a lifetime studying.
Tosca's Kiss

Tosca's Kiss

DIRECTOR: DANIEL SCHMID
1984 / 87min / DCP
Milan’s Casa Verdi, a retirement home founded by Giuseppe Verdi for former opera divas and divus, who in their reduced present circumstances are still nourished by the triumphs of their past, still re-enacting the roles of those glory days.
Rocky Road to Dublin

Rocky Road to Dublin

DIRECTOR: PETER LENNON
1967 / 69min / DCP
Raoul Coutard travelled to Ireland to shoot this unparalleled record of the country during its not-so-Swinging Sixties, held back from modernity by the iron fist of an all-powerful Catholic church and a government who kowtow completely to the clergy.
Women in Indie Animation

Women in Indie Animation

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 90min / DCP
“Women in Indie Animation” will take place on Friday, September 21st, focusing on groundbreaking filmmakers Signe Baumane, Emily Hubley, Candy Kugel, and Debra Solomon and featuring new and classic work. Baumane, Hubley, Kugel, and Solomon will appear in-person for a conversation following the screening.
The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

DIRECTOR: ARTHUR MACCAIG
1979 / 1988 / 93min / 16mm
An abridged history of the bloody, grudgeful war for Northern Ireland, which moves fleet-footed from British colonization to 1922 independence (and partition) to the bullet-strafed years following 1968.
Opera

Opera

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1987 / 107min / 35mm
With the interference of a lunatic on a backstage killing spree, understudy Cristina Marsillach’s immersion in the role of Lady Macbeth turns still more intense, in this ultra-rich, rococo nail-biter.
Far From Vietnam + Time of the Locust

Far From Vietnam + Time of the Locust

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1966 / 1967 / 128min / DCP
Seven filmmakers opposed to the war in Vietnam offered up footage to the nonpareil cinematic essayist Chris Marker, which he then edited and matched with a sardonic, cutting voiceover.
A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

DIRECTOR: SAM WOOD
1937 / 111min / 35mm
Maureen O’Sullivan’s posh sanitarium is in trouble already, and the worst part is that her only hope to keep it going rests on Groucho’s moonlighting veterinarian Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush keeping a wealthy hypochondriac—the perpetually aghast Margaret Dumont—happy with hand-and-foot service.
The Human Pyramid

The Human Pyramid

DIRECTOR: JEAN ROUCH
1961 / 90min / DCP
A high-wire metafiction experiment by Rouch, shot in Abidjan shortly before the Ivory Coast’s independence, has white colonial French and black African students of high school age improvising a drama in which they star as themselves, both performing their scenes and then, after the fashion of Moi, un noir, analyzing their actions in voice-over.
The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn't There

DIRECTOR: JOEL COEN, ETHAN COEN
2001 / 116min / 35mm
Winner of a Best Director prize at Cannes in 2001, the film—which riffs on an eclectic collection of sources ranging from Albert Camus to James M. Cain, with some 1950s sci-fi paranoia thrown in—may be the Coens’ most underrated feature, and also arguably their most beautiful.
La Commune (Paris, 1871)

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

DIRECTOR: PETER WATKINS
2000 / 345min / Digital
Wildly anachronistic, radical in form and even more so in execution, Watkins’s sprawling film was made by gathering together 220 mostly amateur actors in the Armand Gatti workshop in Montreuil and having them impersonate workers in the Popincourt quarter of the 11th Arrondissement during the brief, turbulent, hopeful life of the Paris Commune, when the city was ruled by its common folk.
Once Upon A Time In The West

Once Upon A Time In The West

DIRECTOR: SERGIO LEONE
1968 / 164min / 35mm
In collaboration with Leone and Bernardo Bertolucci, Argento is credited with the story for this epic oater, a sort of link between the established spaghetti western and the rising giallo, both genres defined by their elaborate and sometimes insanely involved set pieces.
The Stendhal Syndrome

The Stendhal Syndrome

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1996 / 113min / DCP
Asia Argento plays a police detective whose tracking of a serial murderer and rapist is complicated when she finds herself struck by a psychological afliction that renders her helpless in the presence of great art—a real Achilles’ heel when you’re on the job in Florence.
Suspiria

Suspiria

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1977 / 98min / 35mm
Jessica Harper’s American ballet dancer arrives at an exclusive academy in Germany where she discovers a dark past and occult forces at work in the present.
LE JOLI MAI

LE JOLI MAI

DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARKER AND PIERRE LHOMME
1963 / 145min / DCP
A snapshot of Paris in the spring of 1962, in the aftermath of the ceasefire with Algeria, Marker’s lyric, spirited, and enormously generous city symphony looks at the lives of a broad cross section of Parisians.
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

The Bird With The Crystal Plumage

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1970 / 98min / DCP
An American writer in Rome who witnesses a knife attack and, the fi rst in a long line of amateur sleuths in Argento’s cinema, begins his own investigation into the identity of the black-gloved attacker.
Ben Barka + Drowning by Bullets

Ben Barka + Drowning by Bullets

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
2002 / 1992 / 136min / DCP
An outspoken voice for Moroccan independence and a leader of the left in his native country, Mehdi Ben Barka disappeared in Paris in October of 1965.
Milestones

Milestones

DIRECTOR: ROBERT KRAMER & JOHN DOUGLAS
1975 / 195min / 35mm
A countercultural epic, in which a crossection of farmers, radicals, mothers and idealists, often in the form of one person, wake up from the dreams of the 60s to the hangover of the new decade.
Devils Don't Dream!

Devils Don't Dream!

DIRECTOR: ANDREAS HOESSLI
1995 / 90min / DCP
Traces the rise and fall of Jacobo Arbenz, the young Guatemalan son of Swiss immigrants, who became President after helping to lead a 1944 uprising against the country’s military dictatorship, only to be publicly humiliated and placed into exile ten years later.
Hotel Terminus

Hotel Terminus

DIRECTOR: MARCEL OPHÜLS
1988 / 267min / Digital
“Butcher of Leon” Klaus Barbie, a Gestapo chief in occupied France whose barbarism is attested to by a litany of both former victims and allies, only brought to justice in 1987 after having disappeared to Bolivia with the knowledge of American intelligence.
The Cat O' Nine Tails

The Cat O' Nine Tails

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1971 / 115min / DCP
Karl Malden’s blind ex-journalist, now working as a crossword puzzle maker, catches a whiff of a mystery from an overheard conversation outside a lab for genetic experimentation and gets to the bottom of a possibly connected murder.
Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

DIRECTOR: SATOSHI KON
1998 / 81min / DCP
Rising J-pop star Mima has quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go, and when she takes on a recurring role on a popular TV show, her handlers and collaborators suddenly begin turning up murdered.
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

DIRECTOR: MASAAKI YUASA
2017 / 93min / DCP
A surreal nocturnal animated odyssey from the mad genius behind Mind Game, rendered in a frenetic, galaxy-brained, endlessly morphing style, Night is Short, Walk on Girl follows a mysterious high schooler known only as the Girl with Black Hair through the streets of Kyoto’s famed Ponto-Cho party district, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table between mixing with barflies, obsessive collectors, and guerilla theater performers, all the while oblivious to the efforts of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her in a gambit to win her love.
Tenebre

Tenebre

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1982 / 101min / 35mm
An American author of potboiler thrillers who, promoting a new book in Rome, finds that a murderer is re-enacting his most ghoulish flights of literary fancy.
Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

Chronicle of a Genocide Foretold

DIRECTOR: DANIèLE LACOURSE & YVAN PATRY
1996 / 141min / 16mm
The epidemic ethnic killings that tore Rwanda asunder in 1994 made headline news even as they continued under the eyes of UN peacekeepers, but you’ve never seen them as they come across in Lacourse and Patry’s film.
Phenomena (Creepers - US Release)

Phenomena (Creepers - US Release)

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1985 / 82min / 35mm
At a girls’ school in Switzerland, boarder Jennifer Connelly discovers that she possesses the ability to telepathically communicate with insects. Screening a 35mm print of the American cut, released under the title Creepers.
South

South

DIRECTOR: CHANTAL AKERMAN
1999 / 70min / DCP
Akerman travels to Jasper, Texas, the scene of the brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd, Jr., to investigate both residents and landscape, seeking answers in a crime both ancient and terribly contemporary.
Deep Red

Deep Red

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1975 / 126min / DCP
David Hemmings plays a marked witness, drawn into a deepening mystery after he sees a renowned psychic cut down by a hatchet killer, seeking out the shocking truth behind the murder with the help of Daria Nicolodi’s indefatigable investigative reporter.
Trauma

Trauma

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1993 / 106min / DCP
Argento's daughter Asia plays an anorexic girl who falls for a young man (Christopher Rydell) while briefly escaping from a psychiatric clinic.
Finally Got the News + Taking Back Detroit

Finally Got the News + Taking Back Detroit

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1970 / 1980 / 110min / Digital
Hot off the auto plant factory floor and still jarring in its immediacy, Finally Got the News goes inside the operations of Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers, leafleting, picketing, and independently organizing to provide a viable alternative to the often-unresponsive UAW.
An Injury to One + Cul De Sac

An Injury to One + Cul De Sac

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
2002 / 110min / 16mm
A fiery inquest into the death of Wobby organizer Frank Little.
Exile

Exile

DIRECTOR: ZOE BELOFF
2017 / 51min / DCP
The philosopher Walter Benjamin and his friend playwright Bertolt Brecht spent time together in exile from Nazi Germany. Exile imagines that they are still in exile in New York, 2017.
The Way Things Go + Remembrance of Things to Come

The Way Things Go + Remembrance of Things to Come

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1987 / 2001 / 72min / 16mm
A glimpse into the process of artist-pranksters Fischli and Weiss, who show their warehouse- contained construction of a massive, teetering structure, seen here in its brief life and jaw-dropping death through planned Rube Goldberg-esque chain reaction.
Phenomena (European Release)

Phenomena (European Release)

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1985 / 116min / DCP
At a girls’ school in Switzerland, boarder Jennifer Connelly discovers that she possesses the ability to telepathically communicate with insects. Screening in the original European release version.
Lucía

Lucía

DIRECTOR: HUMBERTO SOLáS
1968 / 160min / DCP
The electrifying debut from Cuban virtuoso Solás is a triptych of stories, each devoted to a woman named Lucía, and each set in a different period, showcasing a different stylistic approach in exploring the (slowly) changing role of women in society.
Two or Three Things I Know About Her...

Two or Three Things I Know About Her...

DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC GODARD
1967 / 87min / 35mm
A sweeping indictment of commodified contemporary life.
Hello Hello Hello : Lee Ranaldo : Electric Trim

Hello Hello Hello : Lee Ranaldo : Electric Trim

DIRECTOR: FRED RIEDEL
2017 / 76min / DCP
Filmed during dozens of recording sessions, Hello Hello Hello is a story of the creative process: Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) collaborating with producer Raül Refree, across a year and 3,842 miles with a little help from their friends.
Masculin Féminin

Masculin Féminin

DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC GODARD
1966 / 103min / 35mm
After Jean-Luc Godard finished this rigorous and funny New Wave delight—about the political and pop cultural engagements and blind spots of the newly ascendant “Ye-Ye” youth generation in sixties Paris—he donated unused film from the shoot to an actual child of Marx and Coc-Cola, Jean Eustache.
Gay Purr-ee

Gay Purr-ee

DIRECTOR: ABE LEVITOW
1962 / 85min / 35mm
Country cat Mewsette (Judy Garland) heads for the City of Lights in order to taste glamorous big city living, only to fall in into the paws of the unscrupulous Tuxedo cat Meowrice.
Kuxa Kanema + Matamata and Pilipili

Kuxa Kanema + Matamata and Pilipili

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
2003 / 1996 / 110min / DCP
When Mozambique won its hard-fought independence in 1975, the new socialist government’s first official cultural act was the creation of the National Institute of Cinema (INC), intended to abet the creation of images of a new, liberated, empowered people. Decades later, filmmaker Cardoso found and sifted through the resulting celluloid footage.
Nostalgia for the Light

Nostalgia for the Light

DIRECTOR: PATRICIO GUZMáN
2010 / 90min / 35mm
Nostalgia for the Light sets its scene in South America’s Atacama Desert, a hub for astronomers, and site of graves belonging to both pre-Columbian mummies and “disappeared” political prisoners kidnapped by the Chilean army under Augusto Pinochet.
The Junction + People Power

The Junction + People Power

DIRECTOR: ILAN ZIV
2003 / 1989 / 105min / DCP
Fahmi Abou Ammouneh, a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp of Nusseirat, and David Biri, an Israeli soldier, lived very separate lives, but in the Gaza Strip’s Netzarim Junction, they died together.
Fundi + Integration Report 1

Fundi + Integration Report 1

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1981 / 1960 / 84min / 16mm
A fond depiction of the life and times of Baker, a confidante and advisor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s who acted as godmother to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, restoring an essential figure to her rightful place in the civil rights movement.
Mobutu: King of Zaire

Mobutu: King of Zaire

DIRECTOR: THIERRY MICHEL
1999 / 162min / 16mm
Drawing from mountains of archival material and original interviews in order to relay the rise, repressive reign, and eventual exile of the man who ruled the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo with an iron fist for more than thirty years.
Casting the First Stone + Investigation of a Flame

Casting the First Stone + Investigation of a Flame

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1991 / 2003 / 99min / Digital
Three subjects of Casting the First Stone believe that abortion is a woman’s right. Three believe it is cold-blooded murder.
Making Plans for Lena

Making Plans for Lena

DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHE HONORé
2009 / 105min / 35mm
Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Lena soldiers on through life as best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes the obstacles put in her way. But she has yet to confront the worst of them: her unstoppable family has decided, by any means necessary, to make her happy.
The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Movie

DIRECTOR: DAVID SILVERMAN
2007 / 87min / 35mm
Almost twenty years of fan anticipation finally paid off with this big-screen extravaganza, which pits Homer Simpson against the Albert Brooks-voiced head of the Environmental Protection Agency, struggling for the soul and survival of Springfield.
PAPER MOON

PAPER MOON

DIRECTOR: PETER BOGDANOVICH
1973 / 102min / DCP
A con artist Ryan O’Neal and a street smart oprhan (Tatum O’Neal) end up on the run in this wry, dry, very funny road movie through the Midwestern flatlands, all set against the backdrop of the Great Depression.
Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

DIRECTOR: BARRY LEVINSON
1985 / 109min / 35mm
Homicidal cream cakes, stained glass knights leaping to life, and plenty of other unforgettable moments lend mad energy to the little-known story of the first meet-cute encounter between a young Holmes and the future Dr. Watson at an English boarding school.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

DIRECTOR: CHARLES BARTON
1948 / 82min / 35mm
The classic horror movie parody, this scarily side-splitting vehicle for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello casts the legendary comedy duo as baggage clerks who receive strange cargo bound for a Florida wax museum.
The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ
1954 / 128min / 35mm
Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.