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April 28

Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1935 / 82min / 35mm
Cracker barrel philosopher Will Rogers, in his final film before his tragic death, stars as a Southern snake oil peddler who takes up a gig as a Mississippi River boatman and winds up in the company of all manner of outlandish characters.
Stagecoach

Stagecoach

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1939 / 99min / 35mm
Ford’s film, the first of his to shoot in Monument Valley, initiated the cycle of Westerns for which he’s revered, and gave a star-making dolly shot introduction to John Wayne.
Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

DIRECTOR: KITTY GREEN
2017 / 84min / DCP
Casting JonBenet is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

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Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

DIRECTOR: KITTY GREEN
2017 / 84min / DCP
Casting JonBenet is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.
Steamboat Round the Bend

Steamboat Round the Bend

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1935 / 82min / 35mm
Cracker barrel philosopher Will Rogers, in his final film before his tragic death, stars as a Southern snake oil peddler who takes up a gig as a Mississippi River boatman and winds up in the company of all manner of outlandish characters.
Stagecoach

Stagecoach

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1939 / 99min / 35mm
Ford’s film, the first of his to shoot in Monument Valley, initiated the cycle of Westerns for which he’s revered, and gave a star-making dolly shot introduction to John Wayne.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1949 / 103min / 35mm
Community was perhaps Ford’s primary recurring theme, and the military a favorite setting to explore it—here it’s through the trials of aging Capt. Nathan Brittles and his men, trying to ward off bloody conflict with the Cheyenne and Arapaho.
Sergeant Rutledge

Sergeant Rutledge

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1960 / 111min / 35mm
The titular “Buffalo Soldier” officer, played by Ford regular Woody Strode, stands accused of a rape and murder, and quickly discovers that his history of heroic service is no defense from white man’s avenging “justice.”
Night Catches Us

Night Catches Us

DIRECTOR: TANYA HAMILTON
2010 / 90min / 35mm
In the bicentennial year of 1976, Marcus comes home to his former Philadelphia neighborhood, where he picks up with an old friend who shares the same memories of the Black Panther movement and since co-opted youthful idealism.
The Soft Skin

The Soft Skin

DIRECTOR: FRANçOIS TRUFFAUT
1964 / 117min / 35mm
Jean Desailly’s married literary critic has a casual fling with a stewardess on a reading tour in Lisbon, but when he keeps the affair going back home in Paris, he risks discovery by wife Nelly Benedetti.
The Student Nurses

The Student Nurses

DIRECTOR: STEPHANIE ROTHMAN
1970 / 89min / 35mm
Though recognized at the time by some astute critics, it’s only recently that Stephanie Rothman’s work has been unequivocally acknowledged for what it is: incisive, funny, and bursting with ideas, and a crucial counter to the overwhelmingly male vision of the American seventies.
The Sea Hawk

The Sea Hawk

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL CURTIZ
1940 / 127min / 35mm
The story of a spry, piratically-dashing captain of the good ship Albatross, running raids on Spanish galleons in the time of Queen Elizabeth I.
Story of a Junkie a.k.a. Gringo

Story of a Junkie a.k.a. Gringo

DIRECTOR: LECH KOWALSKI
1985 / 95min / 35mm
An ace character study that doubles as a time capsule of the mean streets and shooting galleries of Alphabet City c. 1984.
Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

DIRECTOR: FERAS FAYYAD
2017 / 110min / DCP
Boots-on-the-ground reportage following the exploits of the White Helmets, a search-and-rescue organization who indefatigably struggle on amidst Aleppo's humanitarian catastrophe.
The Searchers

The Searchers

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1956 / 119min / 35mm
Duke stars as Confederate veteran Ethan Edwards who, on the losing side of history, is consumed by a pathological hatred for the Indians, so-called “savages” who Edwards greatly exceeds in his viciousness.
The Lovers

The Lovers

DIRECTOR: AZAZEL JACOBS
2017 / 94min / DCP
Azazel Jacobs’ THE LOVERS is about an affair–an affair that heats up, unforeseen, between a disenchanted, dreaming-of-divorce couple who are each already having complicated, adulterous affairs with other people.
Come Back Free

Come Back Free

DIRECTOR: KSENIA OKHAPKINA
2016 / 51min / DCP
Shot in the rugged mountains of Chechnya, Come Back Free looks firsthand at the lives of Muslim Chechens unreconciled to the supposed peace with Russia.
Funeral (On the Art of Dying)

Funeral (On the Art of Dying)

DIRECTOR: BORIS LEHMAN
2016 / 97min / DCP
The last episode of Lehman’s ongoing “auto-cine-biographic” work Babel, through which Lehman has documented thirty years of his own life, Funeral finds the filmmaker-essayist getting ready for the end, his customary wry humor still very much intact.
Burden

Burden

DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY MARRINAN AND RICHARD DEWEY
2016 / 88min / DCP
In BURDEN, filmmakers Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey look at the artist’s works and private life with an innovative mix of still-potent videos of his 70s performances, personal videos and audio recordings, friends, fellows students and colleagues, critics’ comments and latter day footage at his Topanga Canyon studio.
Spira Mirabilis

Spira Mirabilis

DIRECTOR: MASSIMO D’ANOLFI AND MARTINA PARENTI
2016 / 121min / DCP
An extraordinarily rich, nearly wordless onrush of footage culled from all around the world: marine biologists in Japan, Lakota Sioux shamans, the hidden world of single-cell organisms, and more.
Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise

DIRECTOR: GUIDO HENDRIKX
2016 / 72min / DCP
Hendrikx’s confrontational docu-fiction experiment breaks down the crisis in contemporary Europe over the course of three acts in which real migrants present their stories in a classroom environment where they’re confronted by an instructor who represents different European attitudes.
Ama-San

Ama-San

DIRECTOR: CLAUDIA VAREJãO
2016 / 113min / DCP
Every day, in an obscure corner of Japan’s Shima peninsula, traditional pearl hunters dive beneath the waves to harvest from the ocean floor. Varejão’s remarkable film follows three female divers of varying ages out onto (and under) open water and back into their homes.
Mister Universo

Mister Universo

DIRECTOR: RAINER FRIMMEL AND TIZZA COVI
2016 / 90min / DCP
Tairo, a sweet-but-surly young lion tamer with a ragtag outfit travelling the Italian provinces, goes into a panic after losing his bent-steel lucky charm, and sets out to find the man who bent it for him years ago.
Untitled

Untitled

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL GLAWOGGER AND MONIKA WILLI
2017 / 107min / DCP
Untitled is comprised of the globetrotting material Michael Glawogger shot on this pilgrimage-without-a-destination and the notes he took along the way, an immensely affecting testament to the artist’s boundless curiosity and cinematographic virtuosity.
Gosford Park

Gosford Park

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
2001 / 131min / DCP
Robert Altman’s classic whodunit set over a shooting weekend at an English country estate in 1932 features a peerless ensemble cast portraying the upstairs-downstairs array of guests and servants.
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

DIRECTOR: GARY NELSON
1976 / 95min / 35mm
Thanks to a bit of Friday the 13th magic, bickering mom Barbara Harris and 13-year old daughter Jodie Foster swap bodies. The zany antics which ensue are of the light and family-friendly variety.
The Makioka Sisters

The Makioka Sisters

DIRECTOR: KON ICHIKAWA
1983 / 140min / 35mm
Among the greatest Japanese films of the 1980s, Kon Ichikawa’s wistful adaptation of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s novel about the four daughters of a prosperous Osaka family in decline.
Suture

Suture

DIRECTOR: DAVID SIEGEL AND SCOTT MCGEHEE
1993 / 96min / DCP
This brain-twisting murder mystery in sordid blackand-white widescreen has Dennis Haysbert as the classic fall guy, stricken with amnesia after his near-identical half brother swaps their identities and pins a family murder on him.
Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

DIRECTOR: JAMES L. BROOKS
1983 / 132min / 35mm
Brooks’s debut feature is so often discussed as the quintessential tearjerker that we sometimes lose track of the fact that it is also a truly magnificent American film, an empathetic human epic that doesn’t strike a single false note.
Wild Style

Wild Style

DIRECTOR: CHARLIE AHEARN
1983 / 82min / 35mm
Lee, Grandmaster Flash, Fab 5 Freddy, the Cold Crush Brothers, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, Busy Bee—this is the film that documented the birth of it all: rapping, breaking, and graf in the Boogie Down Bronx.