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Welcome to Metrograph:<br>A to Z

Welcome to Metrograph:
A to Z

September 1 to September 30
An alphabetically ordered series that offers films we consider must-sees. The only self-imposed restriction: one film per director. Now Showing: Joseph Sargent's THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 and Jerzy Skolimowski's DEEP END
UCLA FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

UCLA FESTIVAL OF PRESERVATION

September 15 to September 20
So much of film history still remains to be discovered, and this is where the heroic work of UCLA Film & Television Archive comes in. Whether rescuing established classics from the ravages of time, helping to discover overlooked work by pioneering female directors or filmmakers working daringly in the Poverty Row ghetto, UCLA has come to the rescue of every kind of film art under the sun.
THE ACADEMY AT METROGRAPH

THE ACADEMY AT METROGRAPH

September 18 to October 30
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences begins a year-long residency at Metrograph. Coming up in September is a new restoration of The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez.
NEW NOIR: CHINESE CRIME FILMS

NEW NOIR: CHINESE CRIME FILMS

September 20 to September 24
Shoot-em-up gangster flick or film noir, policier or yakuza film: in just about every language you can think of in just about every country in the world there’s a word for crime pictures—with one noteworthy exception.
IMAGINARY CHINATOWN

IMAGINARY CHINATOWN

September 27
The international Chinatown, accessed through red lacquered gates bearing formidable dragon motifs, has been a vital aspect of both history and myth-making in the West for over 200 years and counting.
ANNA MAY WONG: EMPRESS OF CHINATOWN

ANNA MAY WONG: EMPRESS OF CHINATOWN

October 7
Throughout her career Wong would bridle at the exoticized roles she was handed, even taking off for Europe when Hollywood disappointed her, but she approached every film with incredible grace and dignity, and what remains of her through the years is a seductive, incredibly chic, and startlingly modern screen presence.
 WRITTEN BY STEPHEN KING

WRITTEN BY STEPHEN KING

October 7
Stephen King has ruled popular culture as few writers ever have, a breakout acolyte of pulp genius cult writers like H.P. Lovecraft, Jim Thompson, and Donald Westlake who has kept his mass audience riveted since the publication of his first novel, Carrie, in 1974.
Philippe Garrel: Part 1

Philippe Garrel: Part 1

October 12 to October 26
“The child of Cocteau and Godard” (Rivette), “the proverbial underrated genius” (Assayas), Philippe Garrel began making films at sixteen, fired by a mythopoetic vision and a political fervor that crested and crashed in May ’68. This retrospective, the most complete yet in the United States, including recent digital restorations courtesy of Re: Voir, and new 35mm prints, will provide a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience fifty years of work from cinema’s foremost poet.
Giallo x 3

Giallo x 3

October 13
The name means “Yellow,” a reference to the color of the covers which traditionally graced cheap paperback mysteries, and it came to refer to an entire genre of Italian thrillers defined by their dreamlike narrative illogic, bravura cinematography, wall-to-wall scoring, and above all diseased eroticism and sexual hysteria.
Adrian Tomine's Dream Double Feature

Adrian Tomine's Dream Double Feature

October 14
Cartoonist, illustrator, and frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Adrian Tomine joins us at Metrograph to present two of his favorite films, which hold particular relevance for him now.
Nanni Moretti

Nanni Moretti

October 18 to October 21
In the person of Nanni Moretti, Italian cinema has had its great and indefatigable torchbearer. Documentary and fiction form, ideological seriousness and absolute irreverence—all mix and mingle in these remarkable movies that can only be labelled as “Moretti.”