Photographer Mary Ellen Mark and filmmaker Martin Bell met Tiny while making the 1984 documentary STREETWISE, and the couple would go on to follow Tiny’s journey in the years to come, with the follow-up feature TINY: THE LIFE OF ERIN BLACKWELL completed in the year after Mark’s death in 2015—now forming half of a remarkable diptych with STREETWISE. (Photo courtesy Mary Ellen Mark. All rights reserved.)
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: a series for connoisseurs of cocktails and nocturnal film freaks to hobnob, clink glasses, and see some of the best and most bizarre in cinema. The Commissary will be serving drinks and a special late night menu into the wee hours. This Weekend: TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!
Born in Osaka in 1924 and discovered while working in a dance revue, Machiko Kyō shot to international stardom with a bravura, multifaceted performance as the female lead in Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 Rashomon, and from there put together what may be the single greatest run of any Japanese screen performer in the 1950s and 1960s.
Playtime is Metrograph’s regularly-recurring weekend matinee series of studio standards, animated adventures, and foreign-language frolics, kid-friendly in content but selected because their quality has been proven plain to moviegoers of all ages. This weekend: SHANE in 35mm.