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November 14

The Fog

The Fog

3:30pm
DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
1980 / 89min / DCP
The Fog depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist.
Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

4:30pm
DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
1984 / 100min / DCP
Paris by night has never looked so bleak and so beautiful as it does in Carax’s hailed black-and-white debut, a punked-out amour fou tale following the rocky romance between Denis Lavant’s Alex and Mireille Perrier’s Mireille, a model with a death wish, whom he becomes transfixed with after hearing her voice over an intercom. Steeped in the stark atmospherics of silent cinema while absolutely contemporary to its day, this work from a 22-year-old prodigy practically vibrates with the savage spirit of youth, as potent and promising a first film as was ever made.
The Owl's Legacy

The Owl's Legacy

5:30pm
DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARKER
1990 / 338min / DCP
In this, a monumental analysis of the modern world through the lens of ancient Greece, one can expect Marker’s signature mental maneuvers that draw unexpected parallels between the most seemingly disparate of topics, traveling the world while leaping from the subjects of sex, Socrates, and Athenian politics in order to explore the rich legacy of Greek culture, analyzing the history of myth-making while debunking a few myths along the way.
First Reformed

First Reformed

2:00pm7:00pm
DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
2018 / 113min / DCP
The fifth film of Schrader’s so-called “man in a room” series, which includes Taxi Driver (1976) and American Gigolo (1980), First Reformed dives into consuming obsession along with its protagonist, Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke, extraordinary), the caretaker of a historical upstate New York church who becomes gradually possessed by a horror of forthcoming ecological catastrophe, and fixated on the idea of laying down his life to punish the corporate overlords responsible. Harrowing and, finally, hallowed—a fierce and unforgettable film.
Mauvais Sang

Mauvais Sang

1:00pm9:30pm
DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
1986 / 116min / DCP
This genre-bending explosion of pure cinematic effervescence stars a young Denis Lavant, whose propulsive, thrashing dance to David Bowie’s “Modern Love” is surely one of the most exhilarating passages in all of French cinema. Indebted to both the rebellious spirit of the Nouvelle Vague and the swooning Romanticism of Frank Borzage, Carax’s film pits young lovers against crusty old gangsters, with a stolen virus hanging in the balance—the relevance to then then-raging AIDS crisis is not coincidental.

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Mauvais Sang

Mauvais Sang

DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
1986 / 116min / DCP
This genre-bending explosion of pure cinematic effervescence stars a young Denis Lavant, whose propulsive, thrashing dance to David Bowie’s “Modern Love” is surely one of the most exhilarating passages in all of French cinema. Indebted to both the rebellious spirit of the Nouvelle Vague and the swooning Romanticism of Frank Borzage, Carax’s film pits young lovers against crusty old gangsters, with a stolen virus hanging in the balance—the relevance to then then-raging AIDS crisis is not coincidental.
First Reformed

First Reformed

2:00pm7:00pm
DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
2018 / 113min / DCP
The fifth film of Schrader’s so-called “man in a room” series, which includes Taxi Driver (1976) and American Gigolo (1980), First Reformed dives into consuming obsession along with its protagonist, Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke, extraordinary), the caretaker of a historical upstate New York church who becomes gradually possessed by a horror of forthcoming ecological catastrophe, and fixated on the idea of laying down his life to punish the corporate overlords responsible. Harrowing and, finally, hallowed—a fierce and unforgettable film.
The Fog

The Fog

DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
1980 / 89min / DCP
The Fog depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist.
Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
1984 / 100min / DCP
Paris by night has never looked so bleak and so beautiful as it does in Carax’s hailed black-and-white debut, a punked-out amour fou tale following the rocky romance between Denis Lavant’s Alex and Mireille Perrier’s Mireille, a model with a death wish, whom he becomes transfixed with after hearing her voice over an intercom. Steeped in the stark atmospherics of silent cinema while absolutely contemporary to its day, this work from a 22-year-old prodigy practically vibrates with the savage spirit of youth, as potent and promising a first film as was ever made.
The Owl's Legacy

The Owl's Legacy

DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARKER
1990 / 338min / DCP
In this, a monumental analysis of the modern world through the lens of ancient Greece, one can expect Marker’s signature mental maneuvers that draw unexpected parallels between the most seemingly disparate of topics, traveling the world while leaping from the subjects of sex, Socrates, and Athenian politics in order to explore the rich legacy of Greek culture, analyzing the history of myth-making while debunking a few myths along the way.
A Rage in Harlem

A Rage in Harlem

DIRECTOR: BILL DUKE
1991 / 115min / 35mm
Duke taps into the spirit of novelist Chester Himes, adapted here, for this 1950s-set comedy caper produced by Forest Whitaker, who also stars opposite Robin Givens, a gangster’s moll on the lam in Harlem.
Mandy

Mandy

DIRECTOR: PANOS COSMATOS
2018 / 121min / DCP
When Nicolas Cage’s pacific, reclusive life with his girlfriend Mandy is interrupted by the arrival of members of an apocalyptic cannibalistic cult, the Children of the New Dawn, he pays a visit to his old pal, Caruthers (Duke), to pick up his trusty crossbow, sights set on revenge.
Menace II Society

Menace II Society

DIRECTOR: ALBERT AND ALLEN HUGHES
1993 / 97min / 35mm
A virtuoso debut that brought expressionistic style to the urban drama, the Hughes’s mordantly funny, shockingly violent Watts tragedy is an anecdotal telling of the life of street-smart Caine (Tyrin Turner) and his best friend, O-Dog.
Commando

Commando

DIRECTOR: MARK L. LESTER
1985 / 90min / DCP
Schwarzenegger’s Delta Force colonel John Matrix (!) has retired from active duty, but when a gang of mercenaries looking for trouble kidnap his daughter (Alyssa Milano), they get more than their share at the business end of a rocket launcher.
The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ
1954 / 128min / 35mm
Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.
Doctor Dolittle 2

Doctor Dolittle 2

DIRECTOR: STEVE CARR
2001 / 87min / 35mm
The menagerie has gotten even bigger—and more talkative—in the immensely likable sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1998 hit, which finds Murphy, the doctor who can talk with the animals, drawn into helping to protect an endangered forest from unscrupulous developers by two Steve Zahn and Lisa Kudrow-voiced Pacific western bears.
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

DIRECTOR: WANG BING
2012 / 153min / DCP
the sorrowful, piercing Three Sisters looks at those who remain to subsist in the old, worn-out villages—in this case a trio of siblings sustaining themselves as almost-orphans, with a particular focus on the eldest, ten-year-old Yingying, who shoulders a more than adult-sized burden of labor, and who, vulnerable yet seemingly indomitable in her endurance, emerges as one of the most haunting documentary subjects of recent memory.
The Killing Floor

The Killing Floor

DIRECTOR: BILL DUKE
1984 / 118min / Digital
A wrenching drama of the first Great Migration generation starring Damon Leake and Moses Gunn as two friends at odds in World War I-era Chicago when one chooses to join an interracial union.
'Til Madness Do Us Part

'Til Madness Do Us Part

DIRECTOR: WANG BING
2013 / 227min / DCP
Shot almost entirely within the confines of a mental institution in Wang’s favorite location, southwest China’s Yunnan province, this claustrophobic opus discovers almost medieval squalor in this modern bedlam, as well as implications that institutionalization is being used as a means to punish disfavored citizens and dissidents.
Deep Cover

Deep Cover

DIRECTOR: BILL DUKE
1992 / 107min / 35mm
Laurence Fishburne gives a matchless performance as a cop still burdened by the childhood memory of his father’s crippling addiction, his straight-arrow life derailed when he’s recruited into undercover work investigating the Los Angeles cocaine trade.
Old Men

Old Men

DIRECTOR: YANG LINA
1999 / 94min / DCP
A quiet, observational film that embeds us among a community of senior citizens in a Beijing suburb—the most honored members of society according to the old Confucian system, but in modern China, increasingly marginalized and disposable.
Ta'ang

Ta'ang

DIRECTOR: WANG BING
2016 / 148min / DCP
There is a war on in Myanmar, and in the country’s harsh, rugged northern borderlands, members of the Ta’ang minority are fleeing the conflict.
Bitter Money

Bitter Money

DIRECTOR: WANG BING
2016 / 152min / DCP
In Bitter Money, Wang follows two teenage cousins journeying together to the city of Huzhou, seeking a better life and discovering only endless labor, abusive interpersonal relationships, and exploitation without recourse.
The Immigrant

The Immigrant

DIRECTOR: JAMES GRAY
2013 / 120min / DCP
Marion Cotillard has one of her greatest roles as Ewa, a Polish Catholic immigrant newly arrived in Ellis Island, trying to find the means to free her sister from quarantine in a c. 1921 New York City that’s full of lures and snares.
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

DIRECTOR: DOUGLAS GORDON & PHILIPPE PARRENO
2006 / 90min / DCP
Using seventeen cameras, Zidane follows the every move of legendary French footballer Zinedine Zidane in real time through the length of a match between Real Madrid and Villareal on April 23, 2005.
Darius Khondji Images: Short Work

Darius Khondji Images: Short Work

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 85min / Digital
Tooba (Shirin Neshat, 2002); Illusions and Mirrors (Shirin Neshat, 2013); C.H.Z. - Continuously Habitable Zone (Philippe Parreno, 2011); 8th June 1968 (Philippe Parreno, 2009); Marilyn (Philippe Parreno, 2012); Tandem - Vanessa Paradis (JB Mondino, 1990); Marcy Me - Jay-Z (Josh & Benny Safdie, 2017); Afrika Shox - Leftfield (Chris Cunningham, 1999); Frozen - Madonna (Chris Cunningham, 1998’)
Okja

Okja

DIRECTOR: BONG JOON-HO
2017 / 120min / DCP
The titular beast is a gentle, lumbering, lovable critter, a super pig bred by big business and then raised peacefully in the South Korean countryside by young Mija—until pet and owner both are swept into a contest between animal rights activists and mercenary corporate forces.
Delicatessen

Delicatessen

DIRECTOR: MARC CARO & JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
1991 / 99min / DCP
In a post-apocalyptic cityscape, an unemployed circus clown finds himself privy to the secrets of a butcher’s shop that has resorted to cannibalism.
Seven

Seven

DIRECTOR: DAVID FINCHER
1995 / 127min / 35mm
Fincher and Khondji together created a distinctly modern take on film noir style in this genuinely unsettling, hugely influential thriller, in which a duo of detectives together pursue an at-large serial killer through a grim, shadowy cityscape where the rain never, ever stops falling.
The Beach

The Beach

DIRECTOR: DANNY BOYLE
2000 / 119min / 35mm
a steamy thriller set in motion when Leonardo DiCaprio’s backpacking beach bum accepts an invitation to a pristine island in the Gulf of Thailand, his arrival in the fragile social ecosystem of permanent vacationers and marijuana farmers initiating a series of events that stir up trouble in paradise.
Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy

DIRECTOR: JOHN SCHLESINGER
1969 / 113min / DCP
All-American hunk Joe Buck (Jon Voight) comes to New York City looking for his big break and winds up a broke hustler whose only friend is a loudmouth, tubercular con man named Ratso Rizzo.
The City of Lost Children

The City of Lost Children

DIRECTOR: MARC CARO & JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
1995 / 112min / 35mm
Beginning with a Christmas Eve invasion by an army of nefarious Santas, Jeunet and Caro’s warped fairy tale follows a boy (Joseph Lucien) wandering the streets of a fog-shrouded harbor city populated by freaks and carnies.
Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

DIRECTOR: JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET
1997 / 109min / 35mm
this fourth film in the Alien franchise catches up with a cloned Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) some two hundred years after the last film, when the military-industrial complex has set its sights on breeding their own aliens.
Playtime

Playtime

DIRECTOR: JACQUES TATI
1967 / 124min / 35mm
On official business in Paris, Tati’s beloved, bumbling alter-ego Monsieur Hulot discovers himself lost in a new, modern cityscape of midcentury modern glass cubes, gimcrack gadgets, squeaky pleather, and shiny chromium.
Fengming

Fengming

DIRECTOR: WANG BING
2007 / 186min / DCP
An outlier film in Wang’s filmography, Fengmeng is carried forward not by action, but by the human voice—specifically, the voice of the eponymous old woman, who in recounting her life story, from her early ardent socialism through the persecution that she and her family endured during the so-called Anti-Rightist Movement of 1957 and the later Cultural Revolution, also narrates the history of modern China.
Funny Games

Funny Games

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HANEKE
2007 / 111min / 35mm
Haneke’s English-language remake of his squirm-inducing, audience-indicting home invasion thriller of ten years previous employs a new cast to deliver the same savage deconstruction of screen violence.
Game 6

Game 6

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HOFFMAN
2005 / 87min / 35mm
Frantic playwright Nicky Rogan (Michael Keaton) has a Broadway opening ahead of him and is wondering if he shouldn’t knock off infamous hatchet man critic Steven Schwimmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) before the critic kills his career, but nothing concerns him half so much as the fate of his beloved, cursed Red Sox in the World Series.
Amour

Amour

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HANEKE
2012 / 127min / 35mm
For their study of an elderly couple facing final separation by cruel death, Haneke and Khondji created a litany of framings that feel brittle in their composed beauty, each marked by an elegant exactitude and slowly suffocating airlessness.
Evita

Evita

DIRECTOR: ALAN PARKER
1996 / 135min / 35mm
Madonna at the height of her diva superstardom portrays the glamorous, powerful, and altogether larger-than-life First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón through her hard-scrabble youth, astonishing life, and early death.
The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

DIRECTOR: JAMES GRAY
2016 / 140min / 35mm
Gray leaves his native New York behind with the real-life British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who disappeared into the Amazon basin time and again looking for the whispered-of City of Z.
Treasure of the Bitch Islands

Treasure of the Bitch Islands

DIRECTOR: F.J. OSSANG
1990 / 108min / 35mm
Begins with the mysterious disappearance of an engineer who has discovered a new energy source, and follows a post-nuclear Ulysses’ voyage to find the substances used in the engineer’s formula, only to be harvested on an island of mad scientists and headhunters.
Rams

Rams

DIRECTOR: GARY HUSTWIT
2018 / 74min / DCP
Dieter Rams has been in the vanguard of the world of product design for more than fifty years, a legend for his work at Braun and Vitsoe, his influence impossible to overstate—and behind Rams’s famous functionalist body of work is a brilliant mind, always attuned to questions of sustainability and consumerism.
Double Play

Double Play

DIRECTOR: ERNEST DICKERSON
2017 / 130min / DCP
Part love triangle, part cultural celebration, the film’s protagonist Ostrik returns to his native country from the Netherlands, where he must confront the memory of a long-ago incident whose repercussions haunt the present day.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
1988 / 126min / DCP
John Neville is the serial fabulist of the title, picking up pint-sized Sarah Polley on his way to relieve a city under siege, though they’ll be waylaid on their quest by a colorful cast of characters whose number includes Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, and Gilliam’s old Monty Python mate Eric Idle.
Teza

Teza

DIRECTOR: HAILE GERIMA
2008 / 140min / 35mm
Intellectual Anberber (Aaron Arefe) returns to his homeland after years spent studying medicine in Germany, only to find the country of his youth unrecognizable, in turmoil under the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu, whose military junta uses scientists for its own political ends.
Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne

Les Dames Du Bois De Boulogne

DIRECTOR: ROBERT BRESSON
1945 / 86min / 35mm
“Diagrammatic perfection.” — Susan Sontag
Footprints of Pan Africanism

Footprints of Pan Africanism

DIRECTOR: SHIRIKIANA AINA
2018 / 77min / DCP
This soul-stirring documentary looks back to the jubilance of Ghana’s liberation out from under its colonial yoke, when Africans on the continent and throughout the Diaspora participated in building a new nation.
Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour

DIRECTOR: LUIS BUñUEL
1967 / 100min / 35mm
Severine is a frigid bourgeois housewife who unleashes her inner freak when she takes on afternoon assignations at a local brothel.
King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story

King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story

DIRECTOR: JUNEY SMITH
2017 / 95min / DCP
Woodie King, Jr., is the founder and producing director of the New Federal Theater and the National Black Touring Circuit in New York City. He has presented over 200 plays since the theater first launched in 1970, in addition to producing and directing Broadway shows by Ntozake Sange and Ron Milner, and facilitating the careers of renowned actors.
Brown Girl Begins

Brown Girl Begins

DIRECTOR: SHARON LEWIS
2017 / 70min / DCP
The story of Ti-Jeanne (Mouna Traoré), coming of age in a future world still predisposed to ignore black and female voices. Ti-Jeanne confers with Caribbean spirits and contends with dark magic in order to liberate the segregated poor.
Double Exposure Shorts Program

Double Exposure Shorts Program

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
2018 / 87min / DCP
Where the Water Runs (DuBois Ashong, 2018); Give (David de Rozas, 2017); Black 14 (Darius Clark Monroe, 2018); Respect and Love (Angelique Webster, 2018); and Into My Life (Ivana Hucikova, Sarah Keeling, Grace Remington, 2018).
Uprize!

Uprize!

DIRECTOR: SIFISO KHANYILE
2017 / 57min / DCP
In June of 1976, the Soweto uprising, a series of protests led by black South African students which was met with repressive police violence by the apartheid state, showed a new, defiant face of the fed-up segregated youth to the watching world.
THE APARTMENT

THE APARTMENT

DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
1960 / 125min / DCP
Jack Lemmon tries to rise in the ranks of a New York insurance company by letting his bosses use his shoebox apartment as a love nest. However his plan is complciated when he falls for elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine).
Sidewalk Stories

Sidewalk Stories

DIRECTOR: CHARLES LANE
1989 / 97min / 35mm
A rare contemporary silent film, shot in beautiful black-and-white in downtown New York, Sidewalk Stories updates Chaplin’s The Kid, the tale of a tramp whose life is transformed after he begins to take care of an orphaned toddler.
Explorers

Explorers

DIRECTOR: JOE DANTE
1985 / 109min / 35mm
Ethan Hawke, in his feature debut, is a 12-year-old kid with his head in the stratosphere, who sees a ticket to the stars in a dream, and brings friends River Phoenix and Jason Presson along with him in their makeshift spacecraft.
Scrooged

Scrooged

DIRECTOR: RICHARD DONNER
1988 / 101min / 35mm
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life.
Predator

Predator

DIRECTOR: JOHN MCTIERNAN
1987 / 107min / DCP
An American rescue team plunges into the Central American jungle, freely slaughtering enemies with superior firepower before finding themselves in the crosshairs of another alien invader.
The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

DIRECTOR: BRIAN HENSON
1992 / 85min / DCP
A revitalizing retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic tale with Michael Caine as a superb Scrooge, Kermit as Bob Cratchit, and a host of fantastic new creations, including the big, bumptious bonhomie-prone Ghost of Christmas Present.
Mad Hot Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom

DIRECTOR: MARILYN AGRELO
2005 / 106min / 35mm
The diverse students at three New York City public schools step out of the classroom and onto the dance floor, transforming into suave sophisticates in the process, in Agrelo’s sweet and swinging documentary that follows the leadup to a citywide ballroom dancing competition.
The Natural

The Natural

DIRECTOR: BARRY LEVINSON
1984 / 137min / 35mm
Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, a great "natural" baseball talent, spanning the decades of Roy's career, co-starring Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall.