Romanian New Wave star Porumboi’s sly comedy about history as farce, involving a local talk show host, an alcoholic professor, and a part-time Santa Claus.
12:08 EAST OF BUCHAREST
A tender, sad, and comic debut from Campion about female friendships, and the forces that pull them apart.
A touching, playful road movie inquest from Panahi that encounters three actresses at different stages of their career.
Hazan’s narrative-nonfiction hybrid focusing on artist David Hockney is a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s as well an invaluable portrait of art history in action.
A BIGGER SPLASH
Fairly squirming with sexual jealousy, and steeped in the shadows of imported German Expressionism, Asquith’s revenge melodrama follows a barber’s assistant’s fatal attraction to a new co-worker.
A COTTAGE ON DARTMOOR
David Hockney leads the viewer on a charming and illuminating guided tour through 17th-century China as depicted in the 72-foot scroll The Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour.
A DAY ON THE GRAND CANAL WITH THE EMPEROR OF CHINA
Featuring live footage of musician Devonté Hynes (Blood Orange), this is the first documentary devoted to the life and work of the late composer Julius Eastman.
A DIFFERENT SCORE
Master of melodrama Borzage adapts Hemingway’s 1929 novel of love and war, with Gary Cooper as the American serving in the Italian ambulance brigade in WWI.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS
Amirpour’s entirely original thriller about a mysterious, chador-clad female bloodsucker in the dilapidated Iranian ghost town of Bad City.
A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT
An ambitious, scene-shifting piece in which Clarke explores the possibilities of avant-garde dance on film.
A MOMENT IN LOVE
Captured live, the final annual Christmas performance from the McGarrigle Sisters is a stirring, star-studded feast for music lovers.
A NOT SO SILENT NIGHT
Wellman’s wrenching Technicolor melodrama of rising and falling stars streaking past one another, in the unsurpassable original version.
A STAR IS BORN
Jia Zhangke’s jarringly to-the-moment wuxia film focuses on four individuals in four provinces, each pushed towards violence by rampant injustice.
A TOUCH OF SIN
A queasily comic meditation on sex and death, in which two zoologist widowers become obsessed with decomposition, experimenting on animals and crafting time-lapse films of decaying flesh.
A ZED & TWO NOUGHTS
A nonfiction group portrait of a family of nine who find themselves evicted from their home in the wild and forced to adapt to life in the capital.
ACASA, MY HOME
Bachwal’s visually ravishing investigation into just what happens when you get hit by lightning.
ACT OF GOD
Director Tsai sits with muse Lee Kang-sheng, discussing all manner of things professional and very personal.
A strikingly original, deeply empathetic family drama that sidesteps all clichéd sentimentality on the way to achieving quietly devastating results.
ALL IS FORGIVEN
Wertmüller’s wild, woolly working-class satire follows a cadre of Sicilian migrants struggling to make ends meet.
ALL SCREWED UP
Dane Komljen’s second feature is a tender and enigmatic farewell to failed utopias, set amidst the bungalows of a former Yugoslav resort complex.
ALL THE CITIES OF THE NORTH
Inspired by the Anthropocene Working Group, Bachwal’s film is an awe-striking and terrifying record of the scars left on the planet by mankind.
ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH
Bertolt Brecht’s adaptation of Sophocles’s Antigone performed in its entirety; Straub and Huillet’s final film set in the ancient world.
The Viana do Castelo shipyards, Portugal’s beekeepers, and a magic realist jape about a witch doctor are all fodder for Gomes’s first dizzying volume.
ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL. 1: THE RESTLESS ONE
Gomes’s spirited yet darkening second chapter, involving a serial killer on the run, an absurdist courtroom drama, and a lonely Maltese poodle.
ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL. 2: THE DESOLATE ONE
In volume three, we encounter a community of bird trappers engaged in teaching their captives new songs, and Scheherazade, the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights, herself.
ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL. 3: THE ENCHANTED ONE
The first film directed jointly by Brazilians João Dumans and Affonso Uchoa, a contemporary hallmark of the hybrid docufiction genre.
A key work of Latin American cinema, Benacerraf’s film is an engrossing, lyric portrait of daily life and labors for the salt workers of the Araya peninsula.
Edward (Tom Hiddleston) is lured into a holiday in Cornwall by his mother and aunt in Hogg’s second feature, an ethnographic study of the atomized English bourgeois in the wild.
Pollak’s unabashedly emotional musical melodrama centers on a world-famous conductor who returns to his hometown and rediscovers the joy of music.
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
In a backwater coastal village in Brazil, an aimless young woman is jolted out of her ennui by the discovery of a corpse.
Something strange is happening in Bacurau. Under threat from an unknown enemy, the rural Brazilian settlement braces itself for a brutal fight for survival.
A singularly sober, somber war film in which action takes a backseat to meditation on the futility of fighting.
Giuseppe Pignone’s tender documentary pays tribute to Line Wertmüller, tracing her early days as an assistant to Fellini through to her rise to international arthouse celebrity.
BEHIND THE WHITE GLASSES
A disturbing depiction of violence in our society, co-directed with artist Ida Applebroog.
Rosi’s second feature respectfully observes the outcasts and drop-outs living hardscrabble lives in California’s desolate desert flatlands.
BELOW SEA LEVEL
A rich trove of never-before-seen archival footage shows the charismatic and controversial German artist Joseph Beuys’s teachings, installations, and happenings.
A revealing examination of the Swedish painter and mystic Hilma af Klint.
BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT
The Greek philosopher Empedocles throws himself into the mouth of Sicily’s volcanic Mount Etna to prove his immortality.
A singular document of Thatcher-era South London immigrant life, Rosso’s cult sound-system drama is hard-nosed, indignant, and utterly compelling.
BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
In Blonde Cobra, dubbed “the masterpiece of Baudelairean cinema” by Jonas Mekas, Jacobs turns his camera on fellow underground icon Jack Smith. Selected by Harry Kroessler.
A vibrant work of courage and clarity in which voices read a poetic text by Jarman—who was dying of AIDS, and would be gone within a year— over an unceasing, monochromatic blue frame.
A four-part anthology comedy exploring love and the liberated woman in contemporary Italy, featuring contributions by some of the country’s greatest working filmmakers.
A new restoration of the final episode of Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” series, in which two young women are tempted by each other’s love interests.
BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS
Brandon Harris, author of Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, discusses his film series Strange Fruit.
BRANDON HARRIS ON "STRANGE FRUIT"
A documentary exploring rebirth and the reconciliation process in postwar Vietnam.
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT
Clarke’s vividly colored short turns the bridges of New York Harbor into an eerie, swaying jungle of dizzying abstractions.
BRIDGES GO ROUND
Author Brontez Purnell discusses the impact of Yvonne Rainer's A Film About a Woman Who on his own life and work.
BRONTEZ PURNELL ON YVONNE RAINER
Clarke documents a bravura performance by Anna Sokolow, a choreographed interpretation of the dance between matador and bull.
A riveting observational documentary portrait of a traditional community shaken to its foundations by the coming of modernization.
Juliette Binoche gives one of the performances of her career, depicting three days in the life of celebrated sculptor Camille Claudel.
CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915
A brazenly anachronistic and sensual imagining of the life of Renaissance renegade Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, and one of the finest British films of the 1980s.
Drawing inspiration from Tourneur’s I Walked with a Zombie, Costa creates an atmospheric and unsettling rumination on his homeland’s colonial past.
CASA DE LAVA
Entitled rich kid Jean gets a crash course in class consciousness when his family drops out of the ranks of Rio de Janeiro’s moneyed elite.
Straub and Huillet’s rich and lovely tribute to the painter Paul Cézanne.
CEZANNE, CONVERSATION WITH JOACHIM GAASQUET
A wealthy mother is willing to do anything to protect her wastrel son in this scathing indictment of corruption in contemporary Romania.
A landmark achievement in the musician biopic that puts most formulaic efforts in that line to shame.
CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH
Straub and Huillet’s nightmare-vivid adaptation of Franz Kafka’s incomplete novel Amerika.
In the giddy, goofy finale, Coincoin and his gang find themselves hesitating between fear and exaltation as the breakdown of any sense of order sees even the dead start rising from the grave!
COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS EPISODE FOUR: THE APOCALYPSE
When L’il Quinquin—now Coincoin—and his pal Fatso discover a curious magma, Captain Van der Weyden and Carpentier return to investigate!
COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS EPISODE ONE: BLACK BE BLACK
As confusion mounts on the Opale Coast, it seems the end of the world is nigh. In this apocalyptic atmosphere, Coincoin’s amorous adventures are in full swing.
COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS EPISODE THREE: GUNK, GUNK, GUNK!!!
Faced with the irrational, Van der Weyden and Carpentier try to understand. Are they in the presence of extraterrestrials, clones, or an all-out invasion?!
COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA-HUMANS EPISODE TWO: THE EXTRA-HUMANS
Buster Keaton goes to college where he tries to bulk up to impress a beautiful co-ed with predictably hysterical results.
Szabó’s historical drama follows the rise of Alfred Redl (a riveting Klaus Maria Brandeur) through the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s army before the outbreak of WWI.
When Kata’s husband goes into hiding in WWII-era Hungary, his resistance comrades instruct her to go live with another man.
Visconti brings his outsized emotionality to the chamber drama form, broaching subjects of sex, fascism, and aesthetics in the tale of an aging Roman art historian.
Tsai’s gradual refinement of his cinema to bare essentials reaches a new level of serene beauty in Days.
Straub and Huillet’s first adaptation of Friedrich Hölderlin’s play about a suicidal Greek philosopher.
DEATH OF EMPEDOCLES
The story of two distant lovers united by a shared love for Bach’s Cantata 140 (“Sleepers Wake”).
DIALOGUE OF SHADOWS
A heady blend of political satire and sexual anarchy from co-directors Abrantes and Schmidt, about a dimwitted soccer player swept up into a comic conundrum.
Elia Suleiman’s nearly dialogue-free depiction of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation finds bleak, bitter humor in the tensions and taboos of a divided society.
Actor Dolando Bernardini delivers a stirring a cappella performance of the 1581 epic poem Jerusalem Delivered.
Starring Jean-Michel Basquiat, this street-smart rock-musical fantasy provides a window into a long-lost world of life on the margins that feels especially potent today.
A kinky gothic chiller from the maestro, Franco, about an orphan sent to spend the Yuletide holidays in her uncle’s surprise-filled home.
DR. ORLOFF’S MONSTER
Essayist, novelist, critic, and cinephile, Susan Sontag made only four films as a writer/director, and this one—her first—provides an introduction to a startlingly original filmmaker.
DUET FOR CANNIBALS
A work of noose-tight construction, foreboding, surreal, and brimming with blighted sensuality.
EDEN AND AFTER
Jancsó’s radically original, downright hypnotic retelling of the Ancient Greek myth of Elektra.
ELEKTRA, MY LOVE
Straub and Huillet’s charming adaptation of Marguerite Duras’s 1971 children’s story Ah! Ernesto.
A collection of Straub and Huillet’s friends take turns reading from a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé.
EVERY REVOLUTION IS A THROW OF THE DICE
Viv Albertine of the Slits and Liam Gillick star as two married, childless fifty-something artists who share an austere modernist townhouse and a crushing sense of ennui in Hogg’s third feature.
Straub and Huillet’s first film shot in Italy, describing the machinations and scheming that followed the death of Emperor Nero.
EYES DO NOT WANT TO CLOSE AT ALL TIMES
A vital record of activist art, following The Free Theater Associates, including performers Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda, on their anti-Vietnam roadshow.
Egoyan’s second film tells the story of one man’s dissolution and reunion through a variety of video images
A group of soldiers embark on a surreal journey to escape from behind enemy lines in Kubrick’s genius debut feature.
FEAR AND DESIRE
El Zohairy’s absurdist satire observes the transformations that occur in an Egyptian family after a children’s birthday party goes awry.
Rainer’s landmark second feature tells the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.
FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO...
Godard’s essay on Mediterranean culture and history in triptych form, locating a new, scintillating kind of beauty in the digital image.
An intimate look at the life of Leon Vitali, who gave up his dreams of an acting career to dedicate his life to that of Stanley Kubrick’s.
Inspired by the horrors of the European immigration crisis, Rosi’s Golden Bear-winning impressionistic documentary follows a 12-year-old boy living on Lampedusa.
FIRE AT SEA
The final film in Asili’s Diaspora Suite, an ode to resistance in the face of repression.
An electric combination of diary film, documentary, and fiction, moving from Harlem to the cities and villages of Ethiopia.
Straub and Huillet draw from an essay by Franco Fortini, one of the most important intellectuals of the Italian New Left.
This breezy, witty film tracks the friendship between a savvy Parisian and a naïve painter from the countryside through four connected vignettes.
FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE
Straub’s final completed film, the last gesture of resistance in a filmography comprised of nothing but.
FRANCE AGAINST THE ROBOTS
Caught cinematographer Michael Barlow discusses his work on Robert M. Young's 1996 film.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: "CAUGHT" CINEMATOGRAPHER MICHAEL BARLOW
Murina director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović discusses her film with critic and author Alissa Wilkinson.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: "MURINA" DIRECTOR ANTONETA ALAMAT KUSIJANOVIĆ
Filmmaker Victor Nunez and critic Gina Telaroli discuss Nunez's 1993 film Ruby in Paradise.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: "RUBY IN PARADISE" DIRECTOR VICTOR NUNEZ
Señorita director Isabel Sandoval discusses her debut film with Metrograph programmer Lydia Ogwang.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: "SEÑORITA" DIRECTOR ISABEL SANDOVAL
Filmmaker Alex Winter discusses his 2022 documentary Zappa, about the groundbreaking musician and songwiter.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: ALEX WINTER ON "ZAPPA"
BADBADNOTGOOD discuss their new studio album "Talk Memory" in conversation with Brandon Jenkins.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: BADBADNOTGOOD ON “TALK MEMORY”
Documentarian Barbara Kopple discusses her groundbreaking 1975 film Harlan County, USA with programmer Nellie Killian and author Meagan Duggar.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: BARBARA KOPPLE ON "HARLAN COUNTY, USA"
Filmmaker David Gordon Green discusses his 2000 film George Washington.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: DAVID GORDON GREEN ON "GEORGE WASHINGTON"
Cinematographer Derek Howard discusses his work on Aquarela, showing as part of The Trace: Theaster Gates Selects, co-presented with Gagosian
FROM 7 LUDLOW: DEREK HOWARD ON "AQUARELA"
Cinematographer Ed Lachman discusses his work on Todd Haynes' film Carol with writer Christopher Bourne.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: ED LACHMAN ON "CAROL"
Guest curator Emma Meyers discusses the films in her series "It Happens to Us: Abortion in American Film."
FROM 7 LUDLOW: EMMA MYERS ON ABORTION IN AMERICAN FILM
Project X star Jonathan Daniel Brown and filmmaker Michael M. Bilandic in conversation.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: JONATHAN DANIEL BROWN AND MICHAEL M. BILANDIC
Filmmaker K8 Hardy discusses her film Outfitumentary following a screening at Metrograph.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: K8 HARDY ON "OUTFITUMENTARY"
The Washing Society filmmakers Lynne Sachs and Lizzie Olesker in conversation with Silvia Federici, moderated by Emily Apter.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: LYNNE SACHS, LIZZIE OLEKSER, & SILVIA FEDERICI
Writer Mayukh Sen on Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: MAYUKH SEN ON OUSMANE SEMBÈNE’S “BLACK GIRL”
Critic and author Nick Pinkerton expands on his book about Tsai Ming-liang's 2003 film Goodbye, Dragon Inn.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: NICK PINKERTON ON “GOODBYE, DRAGON INN”
Filmmaker Patricia Rozema and artist Laurie Anderson discuss Rozema's film I've Heard the Mermaids Singing.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: PATRICIA ROZEMA AND ARTIST LAURIE ANDERSON
Legendary experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs joins Metrograph for a Q&A following a screening of his short films.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: Q&A WITH KEN JACOBS
Author Brontez Purnell joins DIS ART for a conversation about their Short List program.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: THE SHORT LIST Q&A WITH BRONTEZ PURNELL & DIS
Tim Heidecker and Rick Alverson discuss their 2012 film The Comedy.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: TIM HEIDECKER AND RICK ALVERSON
Editor Tim Squyers discusses his work on Ang Lee's 1997 film The Ice Storm.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: TIM SQUYERS ON "THE ICE STORM"
King Crimson bassist Tony Levin discusses the new documentary, In the Court of the Crimson King with Steve Smith (Culture & Arts Editor, Gothamist)
FROM 7 LUDLOW: TONY LEVIN ON "IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING"
Producer Walter Saxer discusses Sepa, his empathetic portrait of Peruvian inmate life.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: WALTER AND MICAELA SAXER ON "SEPA"
Will Menaker and the hosts of the True Anon podcast discuss The Parallax View.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: WILL MENAKER AND TRUE ANON
Post-pop group YACHT discusses their creative use of artificial intelligence while making The Computer Accent.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: YACHT ON "THE COMPUTER ACCENT"
Director Todd Chandler and producer Danielle Varga discuss their film Bulletproof.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: “BULLETPROOF” DIRECTOR TODD CHANDLER AND PRODUCER DANIELLE VARGA
Girlfight director Karyn Kusama and moderator Lisa Duva in conversation.
FROM 7 LUDLOW: “GIRLFIGHT” DIRECTOR KARYN KUSAMA AND LISA DUVA
Two texts by Italian poet, essayist, and novelist Cesare Pavese form the foundation of Straub and Huillet’s dazzling bifurcated film.
FROM THE CLOUD TO THE RESISTANCE
A screwball comedy-inspired reworking of an opera by Straub and Huillet touchstone Arnold Schönberg.
FROM TODAY UNTIL TOMORROW
Three of Italian cinema’s leading lights—Marcello, Munzi, and Rohrwacher—quiz teenagers across the country about their thoughts, hopes, dreams.
A posthumous collage made up of material Jarman selected before his death, offering glimpses into the life of gay London, as well as myriad moments of everyday enchantment and occult symbolism.
A viscerally poetic and sonically revelatory portrait of performance artist Evelyn Franti.
Godard’s penultimate feature finds him experimenting with the possibilities of digital 3D to plot the disintegration of a couple’s relationship and its images.
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
Tsai’s minimalist yet multifaceted film in which a soon-to-be-shut-down movie palace, the Fo-Ho—its screening room, projection booth, hallways, bathrooms—becomes a sort of haunted house.
GOODBYE, DRAGON INN
High school teacher Veronica is imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit, while the ethical lapses of her health inspector father (a superb David Thewlis) lead to tragedy.
GUEST OF HONOUR
An Israeli-American couple invite family and friends to their tasteless McMansion in the Hollywood Hills for a Sabbath dinner but wind up hosting a massacre instead. Selected by Cece Vargas.
Russian giant Aleksei German’s widely lauded final film transforms a science-fiction classic into a visceral, headlong wallow in medieval muck.
HARD TO BE A GOD
Director and cinematographer Helena Wittmann discusses her short films in this exclusive interview.
HELENA WITTMANN IN FOCUS
The work of self-taught African American evangelists, this surreal featurette is a campy episodic catalog of iniquity set on the titular choo-choo.
An investigation into photographer and provocateur Helmut Newton through interviews with muses like Charlotte Rampling, Claudia Schiffer, and Grace Jones.
HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Matías Piñeiro’s beguiling tale of a young Argentine theater director who arrives in New York to mount a new Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
HERMIA & HELENA
Intimate portraits of gay artists and drag performers talking about gender, identity, and the fine lines that surround them.
HIGH HEEL NIGHTS
The story of a terse long-distance relationship, charmingly told through a shuffled stack of love letters.
HILL OF FREEDOM
Straub and Huillet’s anachronistic historical drama, based on Brecht’s experimental novel The Business Affairs of Mr Julius Caesar.
A deceptively simple story starring Isabelle Huppert, which, as lensed by the great Agnès Godard, takes on the enchanted air of a modern-day fable.
One of several early experimental trial films produced by Clarke that illustrates her long-standing ambition to find new dimensions to dance on screen.
HOME MOVIE #20: DANCE TESTS
Ursula Meier, Agnes Godard, and Kacey Mottet Klein discuss Meier's film Home at Metrograph in New York.
HOME with Ursula Meier, Agnes Godard, and Kacey Mottet Klein
A hallucinatory, biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose post-colonial dreams are faced with erosion by Western materialism.
Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan’s directorial debut, a raw, raucous coming-of-age comedy-drama starring Dolan himself.
I KILLED MY MOTHER
Isabelle Huppert plays three variations on the role of a Frenchwoman abroad in Korea in her first venture into Hong’s peculiar, soju-soaked world.
IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
A delicate, thoughtful, and intimate debut about teenager Aimie, who moves from South Korea to Toronto with her newly divorced mother.
IN BETWEEN DAYS
A study of bodies in motion—specifically, the flow of crowds in and out of the parks of Paris.
IN PARIS PARKS
Kudlacek’s film provides a penetrating insight into the mind of its legendary subject, artist and filmmaker Maya Deren.
IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN
A short work in conversation with history, Italian literature, and Straub and Huillet’s 2001 film The Return of the Prodigal Son.
In the first episode of Ins and Outs, editor Tim Squyres breaks down a scene from Jonathan Demme’s 2007 film, Rachel Getting Married.
INS AND OUTS WITH TIM SQUYRES
A ringing, righteous denouncement of anti-Semitism.
INTRODUCTION TO ARNOLD SCHOENBERG'S "ACCOMPANIMENT TO A CINEMATOGRAPHIC SCENE"
Never Rarely Sometimes Always director Hittman’s feature debut about a sexually inexperienced south Brooklyn teenager (Gina Piersanti) who’s embarrassed to fess up to everything she doesn’t know about sex. Selected by Kristine Veras.
IT FELT LIKE LOVE
The last film made by Straub and Huillet is an elegant, elegiac work of oral history.
ITINERARY OF JEAN BRICARD
An indigenous Guatemalan girl finds herself torn between traditional society and the modern world.
A humane, heartbreaking meditation on aging and art by the legendary Manoel de Oliveira, a sprightly 94-year-old when it was released.
I’M GOING HOME
Curato Jaime Levinas discuss the films included in his series Dans Le Labyrinthe.
JAIME LEVINAS ON "DANS LE LABYRINTHE"
Illuminated by a lead performance from critic Annette Michelson, Rainer’s revelatory fourth feature was inspired by her experiences living in West Berlin in the late ’70s.
JOURNEYS FROM BERLIN / 1971
The penultimate entry in the Diaspora Suite, shot between New York and the Jamaican city of Accompong.
The beguiling solo directorial debut from Greek Weird Wave star Lanthimos, in which three locals make bizarre videos elaborately re-staging local murders.
Rainer’s elegiac, hybrid third features the paradoxical feminine figure of a lovelorn lion tamer named Kristina.
KRISTINA TALKING PICTURES
Buñuel’s first feature, a savage surreal satire taking aim at bourgeois morality, the Catholic Church, and society as a whole.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto, and Anne Wiazemsky co-star in Godard’s rouge-tinted, slogan-splattered political comedy.
A sui generis marriage of war film and sunshine pop musical, La France follows Sylvie Testud’s lovelorn heroine into the trenches of WWI to search for her missing husband.
Green’s meditative, exquisite film follows an unhappily married architect and his wife on a trip to follow the trail of Baroque master builder Francesco Borromini.
An ingeniously plotted thriller, slowly peeling back layers to reach its unnerving final revelation.
A surreal, stunning feature debut and final cinematic testament from the late composer and musician Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival, Mandy).
LAST AND FIRST MEN
Lixin Fan’s moving documentary traces the mass phenomenon that is the annual homecoming journeys of Chinese migrant workers to celebrate Lunar New Year.
LAST TRAIN HOME
Two medium-length films by the Senegalese master that provide a rich social vision, sly humor, and formal ingenuity.
LE FRANC & THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SOLD THE SUN
A work of didactic filmed theater from Godard, with Jean-Pierre Léaud and Juliet Berto performing on a soundstage lit by a single floodlight.
LE GAI SAVOIR
Philosophy and action merge as one in wuxia legend King Hu’s atmospheric and hypnotic film, shot in the rugged terrain of South Korea.
LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN
An intimate portrait of the peripatetic American writer Paul Bowles, shot in New York and his adopted home of Tangier.
LET IT COME DOWN: THE LIFE OF PAUL BOWLES
A collection of smaller silent segments made between 1956 and ’63. Selected by Harry Kroessler.
LITTLE STABS AT HAPPINESS
Rainer’s debut feature film announced her shift from the world of dance towards avant-garde cinema, and what would become a career-long interest in “women’s stories” and the teasing machinations of melodrama.
LIVES OF PERFORMERS
An atmospheric, neon-drenched film noir fever dream from the Chinese poet and filmmaker Bi Gan that follows a young man as he returns home for his father’s funeral, before traveling down a winding road into the past.
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
A landmark of American independent cinema, which follows the marriage between a Black philosophy professor (Seret Scott) and her painter husband (Bill Gunn), both at a crossroads in their lives.
Marcello’s fabulist folklore-flavored docufiction, in which a shepherd braves mafia threats while caring for the abandoned Carditello palace.
LOST AND BEAUTIFUL
Mekas’s somber, stirring rumination on the immigrant experience and his years as a war-displaced new arrival to the US.
LOST, LOST, LOST
Sculptor Louise Bourgeois often turns cryptic in interviews, but thanks to Wallach’s patient, observant approach to her sometimes spiky subject, Bourgeois reveals much.
LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS...
Wertmüller’s 1930s-set tragicomedy follows country bumpkin anarchist Giancarlo Giannini on his mission to assassinate Mussolini.
LOVE & ANARCHY
Director Bruno Dumont announced himself as a talented satirist with this critically revered murder mystery spoof, set in a seaside town in Pas-de-Calais.
One of Denis’s most exhilarating films, which charts the travels of a mercenary (Michel Subor) as he journeys from the snowy Alps to Korea to Tahiti in search of a heart transplant and his son.
An elegantly photographed story of mourning and reawakening from the Japanese master dramatist Kore-eda.
A look inside a textile factory in India that captures both the beauty of the fabrics and the ugly reality of the backbreaking labor and dismal working conditions within.
Chan’s raw, atmospheric portrait of nihilistic youth and a city on the brink, the first independent film released in post-Handover Hong Kong.
MADE IN HONG KONG
Stéphane Brizé’s deceptively minor-key film about the developing romance between a married man and his son’s homeroom teacher, starring a standout Vincent Lindon.
Exploitation pioneer Esper’s zilch-budget roadshow thriller is a down ’n’ dirty little number involving mad scientists, vaudevillians, showgirls, and a cat-farmer named “Goof.”
A stirring, deeply empathetic travelog, moving from China to Bangladesh, inspired by the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky.
Based on real-life events, Rasoulof’s disturbing, unflinching psychodrama trails two remorseless assassins as they go about their bloody rounds.
MANUSCRIPTS DON'T BURN
A single summer afternoon in two cityscapes a world apart: Harlem, New York, and Salvador, Brazil.
MANY THOUSANDS GONE
Vittoria De Sica’s unexpectedly moving farce, charting the 22-year relationship between Marcello Mastroianni’s caddish businessman and Sophia Loren’s street-smart sex worker.
MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE
Matthew Barney discusses his never-before-seen early works with author Maggie Nelson.
MATTHEW BARNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH MAGGIE NELSON
Shot during the development of Barney’s massively ambitious film Drawing Restraint 9, Chernick’s behind-the-scenes documentary offers a first-hand account of the artistic process.
MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT
Metrograph Editions is pleased to present the first in a series of short films focusing on the cross section of visual art and cinema.
METROGRAPH EDITIONS: JOSEF ALBERS X NYFF
Lang’s expressionist epic—the definitive science-fiction bonanza of the 1920s—in which a downtrodden proletariat underclass rise up against their masters.
A seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei, drenched in club lights and a nagging undercurrent of ennui.
Flaherty, the father of American documentary, followed his massively successful Nanook of the North with this visually ravishing document of the traditional life of Polynesians on the Samoan island of Savaiʻi.
MOANA WITH SOUND
Hervé Guibert’s harrowing and moving document of his own body’s deterioration after being diagnosed with AIDS.
MODESTY AND SHAME
A unique and elegiac self-portrait from the titanically talented director/photographer/composer Gordon Parks, looking back on his life.
MOMENTS WITHOUT PROPER NAMES
Among Straub and Huillet’s supreme achievements, an awesomely austere adaptation of innovative Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg’s unfinished opera of the same title.
MOSES AND AARON
A simple love triangle unfolds into an epoch-spanning triptych, describing the past, present, and future of three characters, in Jia Zhangke’s bold, elegiac drama.
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART
Rainer’s last feature is also one of her most personal, inspired by the lows and highs of a breast cancer diagnosis in the early 1990s, and the surprise of a burgeoning lesbian relationship.
MURDER AND MURDER
A lonely teenage boarder falls for her teacher in Leontine Sagan’s pioneering all-female cast lesbian romance.
MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM
William Greaves’ riveting documentary record of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, a historic event that gathered Black voices from across the political spectrum.
A twentysomething Black valet accidentally kills his white employer’s daughter in this Argentine adaptation of Richard Wright’s influential 1940 novel.
A beautiful young dancer is suddenly crippled by polio in Ida Lupino’s hard-eyed, semi-autobiographical melodrama.
A riveting document of NYC’s ground-breaking musical avant-garde scene, shot in 1971 and released 40 years later.
NEW MUSIC: SOUNDS AND VOICES FROM THE AVANT-GARDE NEW YORK 1971
A troubled 23-year-old chances across footage of an Armenian family who’d given up their infant son, and decides to present himself as their long-lost child.
NEXT OF KIN
Young Dennis Hopper stars as a sailor who falls in love with a woman who may or may not be a real-life mermaid.
Tarkovsky’s penultimate, semi-autobiographical film follows a homesick Russian musicologist in Italy, with the Tuscan countryside rendered a melancholy dreamscape.
Straub and Huillet’s startlingly original experimental adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s 1959 novel Billiards at Half-Past Nine.
Ken Jacobs documents the tradition of eager haggling and bargain hunting that once took place on the Lower East Side commercial thoroughfare of the title. Selected by Harry Kroessler.
Shirley Clarke reconnected with Ornette Coleman in the early ’80s, shooting his concert at a newly opened arts center in Fort Worth, Texas.
ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA
An intense study of the physical, psychological, and social breakdown of the human condition.
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
A documentation of German artist Anselm Kiefer’s monumental task of transforming an abandoned silk factory in the south of France into the site of an ongoing series of massive installations.
OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW
Elegant and ferocious in equal measure, these are howls of cinematic rage are not soon to be forgotten.
PARK CHAN-WOOK'S VENGEANCE | TRAILER
Abel Ferrara’s retelling of the final days in the life of the 50-year-old Italian filmmaker, writer, and public intellectual.
A lyric documentary about the nature of debut, inspired by Margaret Atwood’s vital nonfiction book Payback.
Bill Gunn’s two-part “meta-soap opera” is a rough edged ensemble piece exploring Black working-class lives in New York City.
PERSONAL PROBLEMS: PART ONE
Part two of Bill Gunn’s milestone “meta-soap opera” explores Black working-class lives in New York City with candor and emotional intensity.
PERSONAL PROBLEMS: PART TWO
A landmark of New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes’s first feature is a trio of intercut stories inspired by the patron saint of all queer outlaw art, Jean Genet.
Shirley Clarke's documentary portrait of Jason Holliday, a gay, African American cabaret dancer, part-time hustler, and full-time raconteur.
PORTRAIT OF JASON
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating.
A delightfully anarchic autobiographical meta-film exploring the power dynamics underpinning experience, memory, and the manner in which women’s stories are told.
A film in dialogue with the work of one of Straub and Huillet’s less likely influences, D.W. Griffith.
PROPOSITION IN FOUR PARTS
Burnett observes a New Orleans family displaced by Hurricane Katrina in this sweetly comic, lovingly detailed short.
QUIET AS KEPT
A sensitive portrait of an African American left-wing activist who was also a tireless media watchdog.
RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT
Arnold’s marvelously controlled feature debut is a tense, voyeuristic revenge tale set on a Glasgow housing estate.
Alain Delon shines in Visconti’s epic devotional tragedy, a film of violent, operatic feeling.
ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS
An unsettlingly weird tale from Whispering Corridors director Park Ki-hyung, in which a childless couple face a series of increasingly nightmarish, inexplicable occurrences.
ROOT OF EVIL
Rude Boy follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era.
Sokurov’s epic first feature, a single continuous shot that winds through St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace.
The first nonfiction film to win the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion, Sacro GRA is a city symphony of the Roman outer suburbs.
One man’s quest for love, an intensely emotional short film by Clarke working with playwright Sam Shepard and actor Joseph Chaikin.
In the elite class of Lang’s American films, this seamy, gut-twisting noir about a painter looking for love in all the wrong places is one of the most thoroughly devastating films ever produced in Hollywood.
Jarman’s feature debut revels in the male form while recounting the biblical story of the martyrdom by arrows of St. Sebastian, a tale of repressed desire turned to sadism.
The controversial, absurd, and uproarious film that made director Lina Wertmüller the talk of film culture, and garnered her the first Best Director Academy Award nomination for a woman.
Showing his distinctly American brand of neorealism, Burnett’s first short follows a group of friends filling an empty L.A. day.
Straub and Huillet’s masterpiece tragicomedy follows a Sicilian returning to his native island after a long stay in New York.
Writer-director-star Charles Lane’s contemporary update of Chaplin’s The Kid, shot in beautiful black and white in downtown New York.
Enormously empathetic, deeply moving, and entirely free of sentimental cheats, Sister offers an intimate depiction of destitution amidst decadence, so vivid that you can almost feel the slushy chill.
This playful live-action short, nominated for an Academy Award, daringly documents the construction of the Tishman Building high above Fifth Avenue.
Rothemund’s riveting historical drama features Julia Jentsch in an award-winning performance as the most member of anti-Nazi German student group the White Rose.
SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS
Working-class family man Ricky is struggling with debt after the 2008 financial crisis in Ken Loach’s deeply empathetic drama exploring the dark side of the gig economy.
SORRY WE MISSED YOU
A coruscating kaleidoscope tangled relationships, the confusion of life, and its filmed reflection.
Italian master Michael Antonioni’s feature debut sees a pair of lovers become co-conspirators in murder.
STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR
Successive Slidings of Pleasure finds Alain Robbe-Grillet blending sadomasochism, sacrilege, and psychedelia to delirious effect.
SUCCESSIVE SLIDINGS OF PLEASURE
The magisterial final collaboration between Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and director Vittoria De Sica.
A delicate, charming film from Kawase about intergenerational misunderstandings and the patient, arduous process of artful food preparation.
Wertmüller’s battle royale of the sexes/classes, a powder keg of a film that’s lost none of its ability to generate controversy almost 50 years after its release.
A brutal, claustrophobic film of escalating desperation that illustrates how an ordinary man can be pushed into acts of extraordinary retaliation.
SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE
Panahi directs and stars in this docufiction miracle, which finds him posing as a share taxi driver in Tehran who, rather than cash payment, asks only to hear something about his customers’ lives.
Legendary Downtown performance artist/musician Lydia Lunch delivers a warning of inevitable destruction.
A conscientious objector to his country’s war in Algeria, Straub brings a personal perspective to this late film about an ex-soldier who encounters a ghost.
THE ALGERIAN WAR!
Jarman returned to Shakespeare with this painterly work inspired by his love poems—particularly, his 14 sonnets addressed to the unnamed young man scholars refer to as the Fair Youth, read by Judi Dench.
THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION
Straub’s beguiling cosmic, involving a fish tank in a Chinese restaurant in Paris.
THE AQUARIUM AND THE NATION
A tour de force of montage filmmaking illustrating the rise and fall of Romania’s notorious totalitarian and his wife.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU
The first title in Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” film cycle is a fleecy farce of romantic overanalysis starring Philippe Marlaud and Marie Rivière.
THE AVIATOR’S WIFE
An absurdist, Kafka-inspired fable about a bank employee who tasks himself with caring for a fugitive Bactrian camel that has taken up residence in his garden. Selected by Clare Maceda.
THE BIG ANIMAL
Roffman’s feature debut follows a straight-and-narrow cat who falls into a seedy underworld of beatnik baddies, led by a young Peter Falk.
THE BLOODY BROOD
The film that first paired Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, launching one of the greatest actress-director collaborations in cinema history.
THE BLUE ANGEL
Imhoof’s suspenseful WWII-set drama follows a ragtag band of Austrian Jewish refugees—and one Nazi deserter—as they attempt to gain asylum in Switzerland.
THE BOAT IS FULL
Set entirely on a rotting fishing boat anchored on the Korean coast, Kim’s elegiac, unexpectedly sweet film centers on an elderly man and his charge, a teenage girl.
A condensed, intricately shot version of Ferdinand Bruckner’s 1926 play, starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
THE BRIDEGROOM, THE ACTRESS, AND THE PIMP
Eve, a shy young woman working as a maid at a posh Mexico City hotel, pursues a vision of a better life.
Arthur Ripley’s nightmare-logic thriller propels a penniless, PTSD-haunted WWII vet into a job behind the wheel for a Miami mobster.
This Wiseman-esque documentary from Claire Simon observes a process that is highly personal, idiosyncratic, and subject to the vagaries of personal prejudice.
Heartening or horrifying depending on your viewpoint, The Computer Accent is a window into the future.
THE COMPUTER ACCENT
Jack Gelber’s controversial off-Broadway play about a group of addicts—many of them jazz musicians—waiting for a fix.
For her first film, Collins adapted a series of Henry H. Roth stories about three young Puerto Rican men watched over by their father’s ghost.
THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY
When their leading man is killed during a film shoot, production manager Bela Lugosi and screenwriter David Manners must race against time to collar the culprit.
THE DEATH KISS
Puiu’s landmark scabrous satire follows the ailing elderly Mr. Lazarescu on an infernal journey through the Romanian public health system.
THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU
Beth B’s banned music video for the Arthur Baker–produced New York club hit from synthpop band Dominatrix.
THE DOMINATRIX SLEEPS TONIGHT
Greenaway’s breakthrough, a 17th-century murder mystery in which an aristocratic wife commissions a young artist to sketch her husband’s seemingly idyllic property while he is away.
THE DRAUGHTSMAN’S CONTRACT
A look at young Native Americans living in the crumbling slums of Bunker hill that shows LA at its most beautiful–and its most cold.
Greenaway’s first feature, an epic mock documentary in 92 parts that catalogs the aftermath of a mysterious “Violent Unknown Event.”
Part game show, part intellectual tug-of-war, Lars von Trier challenges an elder Danish filmmaker to remake his film under strict parameters.
THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS
Klein’s stunningly up-close-and-personal sports documentary, set behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open.
Sixties “It” Girl Marianne Faithfull leads the mod-styled erotic delirium as a Harley-riding free spirit rendezvousing with both her lover, played by Alain Delon, and her husband.
THE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE
Jacob’s debut feature is a droll, scrappy, punk-spirited hang-out comedy about two guys both named Rodolfo Cano and living in LA.
A sensuous study of textile patterns from around the wide world, set to a pop soundtrack by the visionary filmmaker Jodie Mack herself.
THE GRAND BIZARRE
Hailed “a masterpiece” by The New York Times when it opened in 1955, this rhapsody of a film centers around life on a Swedish farm in the north of the country.
THE GREAT ADVENTURE
Borsos’s beloved adventure film gives Richard Farnsworth a career-best role as a former stagecoach robber who emerges from prison after 33 years to find a changed world—then goes right back to his old ways, planning a daring train robbery.
THE GREY FOX
Lupino’s personal favorite of her directorial efforts, a nerve-wracking, impeccably performed thriller about a vacation gone awry.
A brilliantly claustrophobic adaptation of Harold Pinter’s play about a young man who returns to the hornet’s nest of his estranged family’s London home for the holidays.
Writer-director-editor Eduardo Williams’s experimental debut feature, a startling three-act opus that travels from Argentina, to Mozambique, and the Philippines.
THE HUMAN SURGE
Lee Marvin and Jeff Bridges lead Frankenheimer’s definitive take on the habitual tipplers who gather at Harry Hope’s saloon, and their dashed pipe dreams.
THE ICEMAN COMETH
A labyrinthine personal journey in search of the meaning of images, with Godard, narrating in voice-over, as elusive guide.
THE IMAGE BOOK
Asili’s feature debut is a vivacious, fascinating, and funny ensemble piece set in a West Philadelphia house of Black artists and activists.
Murnau’s bold use of a moving camera changed cinema forever in this simple, tragic story of a hotel doorman whose life falls apart after he loses his job.
THE LAST LAUGH
A dolorous, moving portrait of a nation in its drab twilight, starring Tilda Swinton.
THE LAST OF ENGLAND
Rainer’s drolly provocative hybrid essay film follows the break-up of a marriage between a womanizing blowhard Manhattan professor and his artist wife.
THE MAN WHO ENVIED WOMEN
The Mask isn’t just the first Canadian horror feature and the first Canadian film shot in 3D—it’s also a landmark of psychedelic cinema, dating from a time before most of the world had heard of LSD.
Vincent Lindon is subtly overwhelming as unemployed everyman Thierry, who, after losing his factory job, must submit to a series of humiliating ordeals in his search for work.
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
Vasconcelos’s magic realist hybrid documentary tells the story of the filmmaker’s family history with lyrical, dreamlike imagery.
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS
The story of a 20-year romance, begun in prison, between a Sicilian macho and a transgender ex-junkie.
THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF
An astonishing real-time record of the most influential artist of the 20th century at work.
THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO
A man and a woman traveling through South Korea’s mountainous east are gradually revealed to be linked by the past.
THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE
John Hanson and Rob Nilsson collaborated on this remarkable series of documentaries underwritten by the North Dakota Humanities Council.
THE PRAIRIE TRILOGY
Ferrara’s fond, often funny portrait of a NYC independent theater operator, holding out against the corporate chains, in spite of overwhelming odds.
A document of the thin line between science and cultism in the early ’70s and a touching story of female camaraderie.
Elio Vittorini’s 1949 novel Women of Messina provided the inspiration for these paired films, both of which focus on a peasant community in postwar Italy.
THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON/HUMILIATED
Tarkovsky’s final masterpiece is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation.
The first film in Hùng’s acclaimed Vietnam Trilogy is a beautifully detailed, sublimely sensitive romance, which observes life within two different Saigon families.
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
Giancarlo Giannini stars as a laborer being wooed by both the unions and the mafioso in Wertmüller’s raunchy and romantic comic drama.
THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI
Parisian teenager Victor sets out in search of a father figure in Green’s effervescent modern-day reworking of the nativity story, featuring Mathieu Amalric.
THE SON OF JOSEPH
Arguably the greatest of the films that the legendary French director Jean Renoir made in Hollywood, The Southerner is a tough, unvarnished portrait of the hardships of rural life.
Orson Welles’s oft unfairly overlooked third feature, a baroque thriller about a war crimes investigator looking for a Nazi fugitive in small-town Connecticut, with Welles starring as the prime suspect.
Jarman offers a typically idiosyncratic approach to Shakespeare, revivifying the Bard by rescuing him from fusty fidelity.
A collection of smaller silent segments made between 1956 and ’63. Selected by Harry Kroessler.
Ernst Lubitsch’s silent satirical fantasy, in which a playboy Lieutenant sent to a remote alpine outpost loses his head over two women.
“What if someone else wrote your autobiography?” That is the question posited by Alexander Olch as he tells the life-story of his former Harvard professor, the filmmaker Richard P. Rogers.
THE WINDMILL MOVIE
Laz Diaz’s Golden Lion-winning epic transposes Tolstoy’s tale of a released prisoner hell-bent on revenge to the Philippines in the late 1990s.
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT
Alberto Cavalcanti’s direction lends a palpable sense of mounting dread to this sterling specimen of the spiv film.
THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE
While living under house arrest, Panahi managed to produce this reflective and defiant documentary self-portrait.
THIS IS NOT A FILM
A peaceful, painstaking visual essay about modern conservation.
THOSE THAT, AT A DISTANCE, RESEMBLE ANOTHER
Serge Bozon’s screwball comedy comes in a policier package, in which the central mystery opens onto the larger subject of France’s history of colonial crime.
A warts-and-all semi-self-portrait of an ex-alcoholic artist in exile, starring Willem Dafoe as an American acting coach living in Rome with his wife and child.
Straub and Huillet explore parallels between Egypt in its struggle against colonial rule and the powder keg atmosphere of pre-revolutionary France.
TOO EARLY, TOO LATE
A documentary-fiction hybrid essay film combining interviews with a narrative centered on two characters struggling with a sense of alienation from their bodies.
TOUCH ME NOT
A pulp pastiche laid out with cool, mathematical symmetry, featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant at his most theatrical.
Vacationing 22-year-old Nicole wiles away days in her middle-class Québéc neighborhood in Lafleur’s feather-light depiction of quarterlife drift and suburban malaise.
TU DORS NICOLE
A beautifully observed story of a middle-aged man who must choose between his wife and younger mistress.
TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS
Dvortsevoy’s debut feature is a charming, vivacious depiction of an ancient way of life with an uncertain future.
Caught in a web of imagined powers and fears, perpetrators of violence are revealed through their own words as well as those of their victims.
UNDER LOCK AND KEY
Hogg’s remarkably assured debut feature, and a piercing portrait of a middle-aged crack-up.
One of the great independent films of the ’80s, in which a woman lands a job at a downtown porno theater and finds herself drawn towards what’s happening onscreen—as well as other troubling fantasies.
A typically wry meditation from Hong on the vagaries of memory and the deceits of subjectivity.
VIRGIN STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS
Costa’s solemn and sumptuous Vitalina Varela gives center stage to Vitalena, a Cape Verdean widow, as she begins to establish a new life.
A dazzlingly complex decoupage of sound and image that moves nimbly between past and present, offering a stark denunciation of militarism, with the figure of the Old Soldier (Laurence Olivier) the silent sentinel that sees all.
A young Mumbai native falls for a punkish artist and has to dream up ways to keep himself in the US in David Rathod’s charming ’80s romantic comedy.
WEST IS WEST
A suspenseful culture-clash drama about a young woman’s repression and resilience that packs a considerable emotional punch.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY
Facing eviction, a desperate mother enlists the help of a jazz musician in Burnett’s playful and deeply empathetic short.
WHEN IT RAINS
An intimate insight into Costa’s creative process through his dialogue with two of his premiere artistic inspirations, filmmaker duo Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
WHERE DOES YOUR HIDDEN SMILE LIE?
Shooting in the red light districts of Thailand, Bangladesh, and Mexico, Michael Glawogger’s globe-hopping documentary studies the lives of three sex workers.
A woman begins to suspect that her businessman husband may be a spy for the United States in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s deftly constructed domestic WWII-set drama.
WIFE OF A SPY
Jacobs, always interested in experiments in perception, uses his camera to contemplate the frame of a window and the exterior beyond. Selected by Harry Kroessler.
The tormented life of Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is played—in a brilliantly counterintuitive decision—as a comedy in Jarman’s heady experimental biopic, starring Karl Johnson and Jarman favorite Tilda Swinton.
A creatively blocked filmmaker engages in an affair with the girlfriend of his friend and sometime collaborator at a coastal resort.
WOMAN ON THE BEACH
Straub and Huillet’s stirring ode to resistance, comprised of a chorus of readings from anti-fascist modernist Elio Vittorini’s novel Women of Messina.
Glawogger’s globe-spanning documentary panorama is a post-apocalyptic movie set in the present day, with vignettes revealing a world of grueling labor and Stygian landscape.