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A seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei, drenched in club lights and a nagging undercurrent of ennui.
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating.
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
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
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.
Klein’s stunningly up-close-and-personal sports documentary, set behind the scenes of the 1981 French Open.
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
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
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
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
“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
A strikingly original, deeply empathetic family drama that sidesteps all clichéd sentimentality on the way to achieving quietly devastating results.
ALL IS FORGIVEN
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 surreal, stunning feature debut and final cinematic testament from the late composer and musician Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival, Mandy).
LAST AND FIRST MEN
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.
This Wiseman-esque documentary from Claire Simon observes a process that is highly personal, idiosyncratic, and subject to the vagaries of personal prejudice.
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
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
A hallucinatory, biting satire of a contemporary Senegal whose post-colonial dreams are faced with erosion by Western materialism.
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
John Hanson and Rob Nilsson collaborated on this remarkable series of documentaries underwritten by the North Dakota Humanities Council.