Menu

Films Showing

March 20

Black Mother

Black Mother

DIRECTOR: KHALIK ALLAH
2018 / 77min / DCP
In Black Mother, Allah trains his eye on Jamaica, the land of his mother’s birth. Using the progression of a pregnancy as a structural outline. Mysterious and sensual, rich and rhythmic, it’s a mesmerizing symphony of a film, embodying both the spiritual reverence and confrontational reality of the island nation.
The Competition

The Competition

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE SIMON
2016 / 121min / DCP
An enlightening all-access tour behind the scenes at France’s premiere film school, La Fémis, during its long and exhaustive admissions period, during which thousands upon thousands of would-be filmmakers are evaluated for their qualifications for forty cherished slots.
Fat Girl

Fat Girl

DIRECTOR: CATHERINE BREILLAT
2001 / 86min / 35mm
Sibling rivalry is escalated to blood feud levels in Breillat’s brutal, boundary-busting take on the peculiarly French sexual-awakening-on-summer-holiday genre. Pudgy, sullen 12-year-old Anaïs is determined to throw away her virginity to the first taker, while her lithe, much-desired 15-year-old sister prefers to wait for true love.
The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree

DIRECTOR: NIETZCHKA KEENE
1990 / 78min / DCP
Björk, plays a woman fleeing with her sister from the persecutors who put their mother to the torch for crimes of witchcraft in this debut film by the late Nietzchka Keene, an evocation of medieval life shot through with harshness, fervor, and free-floating terror.
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

DIRECTOR: ISAAC JULIEN & MARK NASH
1995 / 72min / DCP
In their inventive documentary, Isaac Julien and Mark Nash reckon with Fanon's epoch-defining writings through archival footage, interviews with friends and family, dramatizations and an ongoing exegesis by cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges, while also trying to depict the man behind these invaluable works.

All

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

DIRECTOR: ISAAC JULIEN & MARK NASH
1995 / 72min / DCP
In their inventive documentary, Isaac Julien and Mark Nash reckon with Fanon's epoch-defining writings through archival footage, interviews with friends and family, dramatizations and an ongoing exegesis by cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges, while also trying to depict the man behind these invaluable works.
The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree

DIRECTOR: NIETZCHKA KEENE
1990 / 78min / DCP
Björk, plays a woman fleeing with her sister from the persecutors who put their mother to the torch for crimes of witchcraft in this debut film by the late Nietzchka Keene, an evocation of medieval life shot through with harshness, fervor, and free-floating terror.
Black Mother

Black Mother

DIRECTOR: KHALIK ALLAH
2018 / 77min / DCP
In Black Mother, Allah trains his eye on Jamaica, the land of his mother’s birth. Using the progression of a pregnancy as a structural outline. Mysterious and sensual, rich and rhythmic, it’s a mesmerizing symphony of a film, embodying both the spiritual reverence and confrontational reality of the island nation.
The Competition

The Competition

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE SIMON
2016 / 121min / DCP
An enlightening all-access tour behind the scenes at France’s premiere film school, La Fémis, during its long and exhaustive admissions period, during which thousands upon thousands of would-be filmmakers are evaluated for their qualifications for forty cherished slots.
Fat Girl

Fat Girl

DIRECTOR: CATHERINE BREILLAT
2001 / 86min / 35mm
Sibling rivalry is escalated to blood feud levels in Breillat’s brutal, boundary-busting take on the peculiarly French sexual-awakening-on-summer-holiday genre. Pudgy, sullen 12-year-old Anaïs is determined to throw away her virginity to the first taker, while her lithe, much-desired 15-year-old sister prefers to wait for true love.
PRIVATE EVENT TODAY IN THEATER & COMMISSARY

PRIVATE EVENT TODAY IN THEATER & COMMISSARY

- / 360min / 35mm
We'll see you tomorrow!
Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
2012 / 94min / 35mm
Out for a good time, four all-American college girls-gone-wild are drawn into the orbit of James Franco’s corn-rowed local rapper, Alien, and into a life of crime—until they have to be back in class, that is.
Trash Humpers

Trash Humpers

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
2009 / 78min / 35mm
Trash Humpers follows another of Korine’s eccentric ensembles, this time a collective of Nashville residents who look like geriatrics and behave like nursery schoolers, roving through the city to bump-and-grind on inanimate objects and otherwise create trouble in a string of blackout skit-style vignettes, each one hinged on almost ceremonial repetition.
Double Suicide

Double Suicide

DIRECTOR: MASAHIRO SHINODA
1969 / 105min / 35mm
Classical Japanese theatre meets the cutting edge of the avant-garde in Masahiro Shinoda’s monumental New Wave opus; the tale of a star-crossed romance between an Osaka merchant and a beautiful courtesan, which makes for an enthralling study in diseased eros.
Dunston Checks In

Dunston Checks In

DIRECTOR: KEN KWAPIS
1996 / 88min / 35mm
The pinnacle of the ‘90s monkey movie boom lays its scene at the posh Majestic Hotel, where the concierge struggles to keep things running like clockwork, a difficult job made impossible with the arrival of one guest’s particularly problematic pet, a kleptomaniac orangutan named Dunston.
The Shooting

The Shooting

DIRECTOR: MONTE HELLMAN
1966 / 82min / DCP
A mysterious woman persuades two cowboys to help her in a revenge scheme.
Rio Bravo

Rio Bravo

DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS
1959 / 141min / 35mm
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.
Ken Park

Ken Park

DIRECTOR: LARRY CLARK AND ED LACHMAN
2003 / 93min / 35mm
Often censored, excoriated, and banned, but too-rarely screened, Clark’s collaboration with the virtuoso cinematographer Ed Lachman, based on Larry Clark’s diaries, surveys desire and despair among a group of thrill-starved Southern California teenagers and their even more fucked up parents and guardians, thrown into self-destructive trajectories following the death of one of the regulars at the local skate park. A purgatorial vision, seen in the shimmering light of paradise.
Gummo

Gummo

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
1997 / 89min / 35mm
In Korine’s directorial debut a cast of aimless no-hoper kids and burnout adults pass empty hours by chasing sex, riding bikes, getting high, and killing cats for cash.
Kids

Kids

DIRECTOR: LARRY CLARK
1995 / 91min / 35mm
Leo Fitzpatrick’s smooth-talking “Virgin surgeon” Telly cuts a potentially deadly swathe through unsuspecting adolescent girls in this snapshot of dirty, dangerous New York that practically reeks of adolescent b.o. and rampaging hormones.
The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
2019 / 95min / DCP
Matthew McConaughey is Moondog, an ageless, unreconstructed party animal/ poet barely balancing the demands of a family that includes fed-up well-to-do wife Isla Fisher, while living life in a booze-soaked Margaritaville of the Mind.
Julien Donkey-Boy

Julien Donkey-Boy

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
1999 / 94min / 35mm
A family melodrama set in deepest Queens, where tyrannical patriarch Werner Herzog (a Gummo superfan) lords his authority over his schizophrenic son Julien (Ewen Bremner) and Julien’s protective sister (Chloë Sevigny).
Mister Lonely

Mister Lonely

DIRECTOR: HARMONY KORINE
2007 / 112min / DCP
Mister Lonely finds Korine in a somber, sober state of mind—but as exuberantly creative as ever. In a commune in the Scottish Highlands, a group of outcast celebrity impersonators has gathered, among them Diego Luna’s Michael Jackson, Samantha Morton’s Marilyn Monroe, and Denis Lavant’s Charlie Chaplin.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

DIRECTOR: RIDLEY SCOTT
1982/2007 / 117min / DCP
Blade Runner remains the template for imagining the neon-wreathed downer of the future, every bit as influential as Metropolis over a half century before.
Hamlet Goes Business

Hamlet Goes Business

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1987 / 86min / 35mm
Kaurismäki has never approached his adaptations straight, and this spin on Shakespeare in radiant black-and-white is no exception, moving the material into the business world of the money mad 1980s, and turning Elsinore into the headquarters of a rubber ducky factory, with Pirkka-Pekka Petelius conspiring to sell his father’s shipbuilding concern in order to take over the duck business.
Calamari Union

Calamari Union

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1985 / 80min / 35mm
A cast of eighteen hard-drinking, sunglasses-clad characters, all but one of them named Frank, embark on a harrowing voyage across Helsinki in search of a mythical district called Eira, on which some will die, others merely depart for Estonia.
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1983 / 93min / 35mm
Kaurismäki’s debut feature gives us a very different Raskolnikov, here a bitter former law student working in an abattoir and plotting his revenge on the businessman who killed his fiancée in a drunk driving accident, and a young man whose grudge against society is entirely justifiable.
Shadows in Paradise

Shadows in Paradise

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1986 / 74min / 35mm
Beginning as an austere romantic comedy with all the frippery removed, the film’s raucous rockabilly backbeat provides a hopped-up counterpoint to a trudging, human-scale story of everyday people trying to get beyond just getting by, attaining a measure of heroism in doing so.
Ariel

Ariel

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1988 / 72min / 35mm
Coal miner Taisto is determined to leave behind his dead-end provincial life by any means necessary, but his thrashing against fate only seems to sink him deeper into the mire—until, that is, he meets meter maid Susanna Haavisto, hysterically resigned to her fate, and perhaps enough to reconcile Taisto with his.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

DIRECTOR: CHARLES LAMONT
1953 / 76min / DCP
America’s favorite rapid-fire straight man and his dull-witted partner are in fine fettle as Slim and Tubby, American cops working in a London that’s in the grips of a malevolent monster.
The Match Factory Girl

The Match Factory Girl

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1990 / 69min / 35mm
Kaurismäki’s desolate reinterpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl gives his favorite star Kati Outinen one of her finest hours in the eponymous role, a young woman miserable at work, disdained at home by her mother and stepfather, and left pregnant and without hope or help after a one-night stand, who after a lifetime of abuse finally sets her sights on revenge.
La Vie de Bohème

La Vie de Bohème

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1992 / 103min / 35mm
Another of Kaurismäki’s uniquely cheeky, ransacking-the-canon adaptations, this time taking on the 1851 Henri Murger novel of the same name that provided the source for Puccini’s opera, catching up with a French poet, Albanian painter, and Irish composer as they eke out a marginal existence in a far-from-gay Paree.
L'intrus

L'intrus

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE DENIS
2004 / 130min / 35mm
In the most ambitious and haunting film from Claire Denis, one of the world’s foremost living filmmakers, an elderly man with many regrets about his past leaves his hermetic cabin existence in the snowy Alps for Korea and then Tahiti, in search of both a heart transplant and the estranged son he hasn’t seen in years.
No Fear, No Die

No Fear, No Die

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE DENIS
90min / 35mm
A bracing, rough-hewn vision of life on the fringes, following two Black immigrants, as they eke out an existence on the Paris outskirts by participating in the illegal sport of cockfighting, delivering their birds up to face ritual slaughter with a terrible tenderness.
Total Balalaika Show

Total Balalaika Show

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1994 / 57min / 35mm
Begun as a joke band by Kaurismäki and members of Finnish group Sleepy Sleepers, The Leningrad Cowboys over time developed into a very real cultural phenomenon, as documented in Kaurismäki’s Cowboys concert film, which finds the band performing for an audience of seventy thousand in Helsinki’s Senate Square.
Drifting Clouds

Drifting Clouds

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1996 / 96min / 35mm
The ever-poker-faced Kati Outinen loses her job as a maître d’; her bus driver husband, Kari Väänänen, finds himself out of work as well; together they must hit the streets of Helsinki, facing up to hardship and humiliation in their quest for survival, guided through the gloom by a ray of hope.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America

Leningrad Cowboys Go America

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1989 / 79min / 35mm
A cult classic, following “the worst rock n’ roll band in the world” in their trip from their native Siberia to the States, where they make an immediate impression with their rudimentary English, cliff-like quiffs, and jutting winkle-picker boots.
Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL GORDON
1959 / 102min / 35mm
The first of three pairings of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, garnered the still distressingly underrated Day her only Oscar nomination, playing business-minded Manhattan interior designer who finds herself sharing a party line with Hudson's skirt-chasing composer, who’s astonished to find that the voice on the other end of the line belongs to a very fetching young woman.
Anti-Porno

Anti-Porno

DIRECTOR: SION SONO
2016 / 76min / DCP
Young multi-hyphenate artist Kyoko (Ami Tomite) wreaks havoc on everyone that she encounters, the worst being reserved for simpering older assistant Noriko (Mariko Trutsui), whom she routinely humiliates—or at least that’s what seems to be happening, before an abrupt about-face.
Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F Percy Smith

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F Percy Smith

DIRECTOR: STUART A. STAPLES
2016 / 55min / DCP
Minute Bodies brings together the sounds of Tindersticks frontman Stuart A. Staples and the mesmerizing imagery of British filmmaker, inventor, and naturalist F. Percy Smith, an innovator in the field of nature photography who revealed an entire world hidden to the naked eye using micro-photography, time-lapse, slow-motion, and the whole battery of camera tricks.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

DIRECTOR: KEN HUGHES
1968 / 144min / 35mm
Based on a book by, Ian “James Bond” Fleming, this high-flying funfest has been taking audiences on a wild, darkly comic ride for over fifty years. So hop in with and take an unforgettable trip to frightful Vulgaria, on a mission to make the world safe for kids.
Juha

Juha

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1999 / 78min / 35mm
Kaurismäki both parodies and celebrates the conventions of such silent classics as Murnau’s Sunrise in his tale of a farm worker who loses his wife to a swell from the big city, the premise adapting a 1911 novel by Finnish author Juhani Aho.
Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1994 / 62min / 35mm
A road movie a la Kaurismäki, the 1960s-set Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana begins with a couple of middle-aged rock n’ rollers, a boozehound mechanic and his coffee-swilling friend, lighting out in a black Volga station wagon to explore the south of Finland.
Monk + Monk in Europe

Monk + Monk in Europe

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BLACKWOOD
1968 / 116min / DCP
Remastered by Michael Blackwood Productions on the occasion of the recent centennial of Monk’s birth, Monk and Monk in Europe are now ready to be viewed anew, essential documents of one of the 20th century’s great American artists both pontificating on and passionately practicing his craft.
Spider

Spider

DIRECTOR: DAVID CRONENBERG
2002 / 98min / 35mm
Adapted from Patrick McGrath’s novel and starring Ralph Fiennes, Cronenberg’s first-person masterpiece is a reverse ghost story set in a derelict corner of London haunted by the specters of its protagonist’s traumatized psyche.
Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses

Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1994 / 94min / 35mm
This hysterical sequel catches up with the worst rock n’ roll band in the world down on their luck in Mexico, ready to throw in the towel and head back to Siberia.
The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
2017 / 101min / 35mm
Syrian refugee Sherwan Haji, escaping the horrors of Aleppo, arrives illegally in Helsinki, and immediately faces deportation—until, that is, he finds an unlikely ally in the form of Sakari Kuosmanen, a traveling salesman weary of the road who’s decided to open a restaurant, and who brings the young man on to help him realize his dream.
The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
2002 / 97min / 35mm
Arriving in Helsinki, a nameless man is beaten within an inch of his life by thugs, miraculously recovering only to find that he has lost all memory of his previous existence.
Lights in the Dusk

Lights in the Dusk

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
2006 / 78min / 35mm
a perfect smoke-wreathed noir homage, in which average Joe shopping mall night watchman Janne Hyytiäinen, rejecting the kindness of wurst saleswoman Maria Heiskanen, allows himself instead to be drawn onto the wrong side of the law by heartless, double-dealing femme fatale Maria Järvenhelmi.
Le Havre

Le Havre

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
2011 / 93min / 35mm
In the titular French harbor town a young African refugee who may be expelled from his new home any day, Idrissa, finds a much-needed friend in the person of Marcel Marx, an elderly bohemian who shines shoes for a living, and who musters his community in support of the boy.
Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

Aki Kaurismäki Shorts

DIRECTOR: AKI KAURISMäKI
1986-2013 / 61min / 35mm
A selection of Kaurismäki's short works and omnibus-film contributions, including: Rocky VI, Thru the Wire, Rich Little Bitch, Oo Aina Ihminen, Dogs Have No Hell, Bico, The Foundry, and Juice Leskinen & Grand Slam: Bluesia Pieksamaen Asemall.
Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

DIRECTOR: CHARLES VIDOR
1952 / 112min / 35mm
Irrepressible carrot-topped comic Danny Kaye plays Andersen, smitten on his arrival in Copenhagen with ballerina Zizi Jeanmaire, at the center of an epic ballet set piece that’s only one of this magical movie’s many eye-popping extravagances.
Running on Empty

Running on Empty

DIRECTOR: SIDNEY LUMET
1988 / 118min / 35mm
The no-longer-young Popes, have gotten almost used to being on the lam. Their fiery radicalism has cooled, though a visitor drops in to stir up the ashes, while their son, Danny is trying to face the future without a past, hoping to pursue his piano studies and a blossoming relationship.
The Love Bug

The Love Bug

DIRECTOR: ROBERT STEVENSON
1968 / 108min / DCP
Way back before Bumblebee there was Herbie, a 1963 Volkswagon Beetle with a mind of its own who befriends down-on-his-luck San Francisco race car driver Dean Jones, not only jump-starting his moribund career, but helping him along in his romantic pursuit of mechanic Michele Lee.
The Barefoot Executive

The Barefoot Executive

DIRECTOR: ROBERT BUTLER
1971 / 96min / 35mm
Monkey troubles continue to pile up in this live-action Disney farce, in which a mailroom boy at the struggling United Broadcasting Company network finds an unlikely way to make his mark, recruiting the help of pet chimp Raffles.