Select films, chosen specially by Metrograph staff. For the latest iteration of our recurring series, Metrograph Marketing Coordinator Graham Carter picks some of his personal favorites, In Theater and on Metrograph At Home.
“Of course all the films I chose are special to me, but two in particular changed my life—Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Andrew Bujalski’s Beeswax. Truly independent films from Austin. The star and co-author of Shootin’ Match, Sonny Carl Davis would later star in my first feature film, and Bujalski would become my professor at University of Texas at Austin. I hope New Yorkers like them too.”—Graham Carter
Tuesday March 21
Tuesday March 219:20pm
Between the Lines
Saturday April 152:30pm
Sunday April 161:15pm
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
Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan’s directorial debut, a raw, raucous coming-of-age comedy-drama starring Dolan himself.
I KILLED MY MOTHER
Buster Keaton goes to college where he tries to bulk up to impress a beautiful co-ed with predictably hysterical results.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
An exuberant and seductive short film that introduces viewers to the unique history of tap dance. Selected by Justice Sanders.