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Saturday, April 19

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

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Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

12:00 PM   2:30 PM   5:00 PM   7:25 PM   9:50 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

12:10 PM   2:20 PM   5:10 PM   7:35 PM   9:45 PM  

Le Week-End

New Releases

"They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting." (Rex Reed, NY Observer)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again. When Meg and Nick run into Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny. 

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Official Website / Trailer | New York Observer


Roger Michell. 2014. 93 m. R. France/UK. Music Box Films.

12:20 PM   2:40 PM   7:45 PM  

Under the Skin

New Releases

"...come in with no preconceptions, no expectations, and just give yourself over to the primal ooze of the experience filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has created and Scarlett Johansson has made brilliantly, unnervingly real." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)

The latest from Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who is as hot as she is cold. Under the Skin, referred to as "artisanal science fiction" by Grantland's Wesley Morris, has many critics comparing Glazer to Roeg, Kubrick and other masters of the craft.

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Official Website / Trailer


Jonathan Glazer. 2013. 108 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

5:20 PM   9:55 PM  



Sunday, April 20

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

12:00 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:25 PM  

Le Week-End

New Releases

"They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting." (Rex Reed, NY Observer)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again. When Meg and Nick run into Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny. 

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Observer


Roger Michell. 2014. 93 m. R. France/UK. Music Box Films.

12:10 PM   5:10 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

12:20 PM   2:35 PM   5:20 PM   7:35 PM  

Under the Skin

New Releases

"...come in with no preconceptions, no expectations, and just give yourself over to the primal ooze of the experience filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has created and Scarlett Johansson has made brilliantly, unnervingly real." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)

The latest from Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who is as hot as she is cold. Under the Skin, referred to as "artisanal science fiction" by Grantland's Wesley Morris, has many critics comparing Glazer to Roeg, Kubrick and other masters of the craft.

close

Official Website / Trailer


Jonathan Glazer. 2013. 108 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

2:15 PM   7:15 PM  



Monday, April 21

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

1:00 PM   3:20 PM   5:40 PM   8:05 PM  

Le Week-End

New Releases

"They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting." (Rex Reed, NY Observer)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again. When Meg and Nick run into Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny. 

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Observer


Roger Michell. 2014. 93 m. R. France/UK. Music Box Films.

1:05 PM   3:05 PM   5:05 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

1:15 PM   3:30 PM   5:35 PM   7:45 PM  



Tuesday, April 22

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

1:00 PM   3:20 PM   5:40 PM   8:05 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

1:10 PM   3:25 PM   5:35 PM   7:45 PM  

Under the Skin

New Releases

"...come in with no preconceptions, no expectations, and just give yourself over to the primal ooze of the experience filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has created and Scarlett Johansson has made brilliantly, unnervingly real." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)

The latest from Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who is as hot as she is cold. Under the Skin, referred to as "artisanal science fiction" by Grantland's Wesley Morris, has many critics comparing Glazer to Roeg, Kubrick and other masters of the craft.

close

Official Website / Trailer


Jonathan Glazer. 2013. 108 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

2:00 PM   5:00 PM  



Wednesday, April 23

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

1:00 PM   3:20 PM   5:40 PM   8:05 PM  

Le Week-End

New Releases

"They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting." (Rex Reed, NY Observer)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again. When Meg and Nick run into Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that's both emotionally rich and very funny. 

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Observer


Roger Michell. 2014. 93 m. R. France/UK. Music Box Films.

1:05 PM   3:05 PM   5:05 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

1:10 PM   3:25 PM   5:35 PM   7:45 PM  

Picasso's Gang

Frameworks: Art on Film

“Superbly evokes bohemian Paris.” (Variety)

In 1911the Mona Lisa was ripped from the walls of the Louvre, to the shock of the French nation. Who could have perpetrated such a crime? The authorities swiftly turned their sights on the poet Apollinaire and his friend Pablo Picasso, whose Demoiselles d’Avignon bore a strange resemblance to some ancient heads also stolen from the museum. This lavish drama beautifully recreates Picasso’s circle, from artists and lovers to patrons like Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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Fernando Colomo. 2012. 101 m. NR. Spain, English/French with subtitles. Imagina.

7:30 PM  



Thursday, April 24

The Railway Man

New Releases

"[Firth's] modesty prevents The Railway Man from turning mawkishly sentimental once Lomax embraces the concept of forgiveness, and you can believe it's possible."

The extraordinary true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

close

Official Website / Trailer | New York Times review


Jonathan Teplitzky. 2013. 116 m. R. UK/Australia. The Weinstein Company.

1:00 PM   3:20 PM   5:40 PM   8:05 PM  

The Grand Budapest Hotel

New Releases

"An exquisitely calibrated, deadpan-comic miniature that expands in the mind and becomes richer and more tragic." (David Edelstein, Vulture.com)

The star-studded latest from the quirky and talented Wes Anderson recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture.com review


Wes Anderson. 2014. 100 m. R. Germany/UK, English/French. Fox Searchlight.

1:10 PM   3:25 PM   5:35 PM   7:45 PM  

Under the Skin

New Releases

"...come in with no preconceptions, no expectations, and just give yourself over to the primal ooze of the experience filmmaker Jonathan Glazer has created and Scarlett Johansson has made brilliantly, unnervingly real." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)

The latest from Jonathan Glazer (Birth, Sexy Beast) stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who is as hot as she is cold. Under the Skin, referred to as "artisanal science fiction" by Grantland's Wesley Morris, has many critics comparing Glazer to Roeg, Kubrick and other masters of the craft.

close

Official Website / Trailer


Jonathan Glazer. 2013. 108 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

1:30 PM   4:30 PM  

Inside the New Yorker Cartoon with editor Bob Mankoff

Frameworks: Art on Film

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION

How often have you looked at a New Yorker cartoon and wondered how in the world someone came up with it? Here’s a chance to get your questions answered and learn about the inside workings of the magazine’s fabled “idea drawings.” Join us for a fun-filled evening with Bob Mankoff as he delves into the nature of humor and how it translates to the page. Click here to enter the JBFC’s own caption contest featuring the original cartoon by Mankoff himself!

Q&A Bob Mankoff submitted more than 500 cartoons before his first was published in The New Yorker in 1977. Since then, more than 800 have appeared in the magazine. Cartoon editor since 1997, he created The New Yorker’s popular caption contest.

Get a leg up on the competition! Mankoff’s new memoir, How About Never—Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons, will be available for sale in our lobby and at the Village Bookstore starting in the weeks before the event. Mankoff will sign books that night.

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n/a. 2014. 90 m. NR. .

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Monday, April 28

Salvador Dali: Tragicomic Genius

Frameworks: Art on Film

“Dalí’s life with great energy and charm.” (The Art Newspaper

Who was the real Salvador Dalí? A bold genius challenging social conventions or a tireless self-promoter deftly manipulating his image and message? This definitive documentary, filled with actual footage of a man only slightly more famous for his surrealist art than for his bizarre behavior, puts Dalí’s life and work on extravagant display. RT: 52 m.

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Un Chien Andalou
“Our only rule was very simple: No idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any kind would be accepted.” (Buñuel) Luis Buñuel’s startling debut, created with Dalí, is a landmark in avant-garde cinema. • Luis Buñuel. 1929. 16 m. NR. Silent.

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Francois Levy Kuentz . 2012. 68 m. NR. France, English/French/Spanish with subtitles. N/A.

7:30 PM  

Big Bad Wolves

After Dark

Gleefully crossing every line and lightening the mood with large doses of black humor, Big Bad Wolves is fiendishly clever, agonizingly suspenseful, and explicitly violent—no wonder Quentin Tarantino called it “the best film of the year.” The plot deals with three men on a collision course—the vengeance-seeking father of a murdered girl, a vigilante police officer, and the unlikely-seeming suspect.

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Aharon Keshales/Navot Papushado. 2013. 110 m. NR. Israel, Hebrew with subtitles. Magnet Releasing.

7:45 PM  



Tuesday, April 29

Picasso's Gang

Frameworks: Art on Film

“Superbly evokes bohemian Paris.” (Variety)

In 1911the Mona Lisa was ripped from the walls of the Louvre, to the shock of the French nation. Who could have perpetrated such a crime? The authorities swiftly turned their sights on the poet Apollinaire and his friend Pablo Picasso, whose Demoiselles d’Avignon bore a strange resemblance to some ancient heads also stolen from the museum. This lavish drama beautifully recreates Picasso’s circle, from artists and lovers to patrons like Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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Fernando Colomo. 2012. 101 m. NR. Spain, English/French with subtitles. Imagina.

5:00 PM  

Mona Lisa is Missing

Frameworks: Art on Film

“It couldn’t be stolen, we guard her all the time, except on Mondays” (popular song of the era)

The true story of Vincenzo Peruggia, the unassuming house painter from Italy who absconded with the most famous painting in the world. How did he do it? And why? Director Joe Medeiros takes us to Italy and France, camera in hand, as he doggedly tracks down Peruggia’s surviving family, his hideouts, and some remarkably detailed historical records to solve the mystery of the Mona Lisa’s theft—and the thief.

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Joe Medeiros. 2012. 85 m. NR. France/Italy/UK/USA. First Pond Entertainment.

7:30 PM  



Wednesday, April 30

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

World Stage on Screen

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Richard III." Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. Now chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Academy Awards for their work on American Beauty.

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Jeremy Whelehan. 2014. 93 m. NR. . Abramorama.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)



Thursday, May 1

NT Live: King Lear

World Stage on Screen

Academy Award–winner Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road, American Beauty) directs Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) as the aged king who decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters according to their eloquence in proclaiming their love for him. This highly anticipated production of the great tragedy is Mendes and Beale’s seventh Shakespearean collaboration since 1990.

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Sam Mendes. 2014. NR. UK. BYexperience.

2:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)



Friday, May 2

Diabolique

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Opening night of Classic French Cinema 1950-59!

This thriller about a murder and a disappearing corpse confirmed director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s reputation for delivering wicked entertainment that could out-Hitchcock the portly English master himself. A pair of schoolteachers (Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot) conspire to off their headmaster, an abusive lout who is husband to one and paramour to the other. Their plan seems to have been successful...until the body vanishes. 

May 2, 7:15: OPENING NIGHT with Film, Food, and Wine! Join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for a postscreening celebration featuring a French wine and food tasting menu. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast. Tasting menu catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations

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Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1955. 114 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Saturday, May 3

A Pig Across Paris

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

NEW DCP RESTORATION

Set in Nazi-occupied France, this dark comedy follows a black marketeer (French star Bourvil) and the virtual stranger (Jean Gabin) he ropes into helping him deliver precious wartime contraband: fresh pork. Gabin is brilliant as the charmingly unreliable sidekick who’s as likely to land the duo in trouble as spring them out of it. Director Autant-Lara’s film is considered an uncontested masterpiece in his native France but remains virtually unknown in the U.S.

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Claude Autant-Lara. 1956. 80 m. NR. France/Italy, French/German with subtitles. Rialto Pictures.

12:00 PM   4:00 PM   7:50 PM  

Pickpocket

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Filmed with the austerity typical of director Robert Bresson, Pickpocket’s story of an ex-con who returns to a life of petty crime after the death of his mother achieves real power through its simplicity and directness. Bresson’s gorgeous black-and-white images and peerless sense of rhythm, editing, and composition give weight and meaning to his story’s unassuming, everyday tragedy.

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Robert Bresson. 1959. 75 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

2:00 PM   6:00 PM   9:45 PM  

The Freshman

Special Events

"Lloyd's films are prose where Keaton's were poems, but gag for gag, Lloyd was the funniest screen comic of his time." (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

Family Film!

This gleeful silent comedy stars the great Harold Lloyd as a wannabe big man on campus and features one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance shines in a new 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration.

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Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor. 1925. 76 m. NR. USA, Silent. Janus Films.

2:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]



Sunday, May 4

Diabolique

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Opening night of Classic French Cinema 1950-59!

This thriller about a murder and a disappearing corpse confirmed director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s reputation for delivering wicked entertainment that could out-Hitchcock the portly English master himself. A pair of schoolteachers (Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot) conspire to off their headmaster, an abusive lout who is husband to one and paramour to the other. Their plan seems to have been successful...until the body vanishes. 

May 2, 7:15: OPENING NIGHT with Film, Food, and Wine! Join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for a postscreening celebration featuring a French wine and food tasting menu. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast. Tasting menu catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations

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Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1955. 114 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

12:00 PM   5:00 PM  

The Freshman

Special Events

"Lloyd's films are prose where Keaton's were poems, but gag for gag, Lloyd was the funniest screen comic of his time." (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

Family Film!

This gleeful silent comedy stars the great Harold Lloyd as a wannabe big man on campus and features one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance shines in a new 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration.

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Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor. 1925. 76 m. NR. USA, Silent. Janus Films.

12:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

Lola Montès

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"This exacting and sumptuous restoration of Max Ophüls's last film, from 1955, recovers not just the movie's look but also its meaning." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

2008 COLOR RESTORATION

The films of Max Ophüls—renowned for their lush imagery, spectacular sets, ornate costumes, and elegant camerawork— reach new heights with Lola Montès, surely among the most gorgeous movies ever made. And Ophüls’ subject is worthy of the spectacle: Lola is the main attraction in a New Orleans circus after a life spent serving as mistress to a stunning array of men, from kings to students to Franz Liszt. 

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Max Ophüls. 1955. 116 m. NR. France/Germany, English/French/German. Rialto Pictures.

2:30 PM   7:30 PM  



Monday, May 5

A Pig Across Paris

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

NEW DCP RESTORATION

Set in Nazi-occupied France, this dark comedy follows a black marketeer (French star Bourvil) and the virtual stranger (Jean Gabin) he ropes into helping him deliver precious wartime contraband: fresh pork. Gabin is brilliant as the charmingly unreliable sidekick who’s as likely to land the duo in trouble as spring them out of it. Director Autant-Lara’s film is considered an uncontested masterpiece in his native France but remains virtually unknown in the U.S.

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Claude Autant-Lara. 1956. 80 m. NR. France/Italy, French/German with subtitles. Rialto Pictures.

1:30 PM  

Diabolique

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Opening night of Classic French Cinema 1950-59!

This thriller about a murder and a disappearing corpse confirmed director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s reputation for delivering wicked entertainment that could out-Hitchcock the portly English master himself. A pair of schoolteachers (Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot) conspire to off their headmaster, an abusive lout who is husband to one and paramour to the other. Their plan seems to have been successful...until the body vanishes. 

May 2, 7:15: OPENING NIGHT with Film, Food, and Wine! Join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for a postscreening celebration featuring a French wine and food tasting menu. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast. Tasting menu catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations

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Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1955. 114 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

3:30 PM   6:00 PM  

N Is A Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

Science on Screen

With mathemagician Ron Graham!

A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös (1913–1996) was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Establishing himself at the age of 20, Erdös published over 1500 papers and pioneered several fields in theoretical mathematics. This movie captures the quirky genius who spent most of his time wandering, “like a bumblebee,” carrying news and mathematical information from university to university. 

Q&A and MATH PARTY with Ron Graham, Joel Spencer and Glen Whitney. Former circus performer, past president of the International Jugglers’ Association, and distinguished mathematician Ron Graham was one of Paul Erdös’ closest friends and colleagues. He is a computer science and engineering professor at UC San Diego and chief scientist at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Joel Spencer is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society and is a combinatorialist who has worked on probabilistic methods in combinatorics and on Ramsey theory. He is currently a professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. Glen Whitney is co-executive director and founder of MoMath, a museum dedicated to creating “a safe place to love math.”

After the discussion, join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery where there will be games, interactive exhibits from MoMath, and pi(e) and other treats from Flour & Sun Bakery. 

Copresented with the National Museum of Mathematics

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George Paul Csicsery. 1993. 57 m. NR. USA. N/A.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Tuesday, May 6

Lola Montès

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"This exacting and sumptuous restoration of Max Ophüls's last film, from 1955, recovers not just the movie's look but also its meaning." (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)

2008 COLOR RESTORATION

The films of Max Ophüls—renowned for their lush imagery, spectacular sets, ornate costumes, and elegant camerawork— reach new heights with Lola Montès, surely among the most gorgeous movies ever made. And Ophüls’ subject is worthy of the spectacle: Lola is the main attraction in a New Orleans circus after a life spent serving as mistress to a stunning array of men, from kings to students to Franz Liszt. 

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Max Ophüls. 1955. 116 m. NR. France/Germany, English/French/German. Rialto Pictures.

2:15 PM   5:00 PM   7:30 PM   9:55 PM  



Wednesday, May 7

Pickpocket

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Filmed with the austerity typical of director Robert Bresson, Pickpocket’s story of an ex-con who returns to a life of petty crime after the death of his mother achieves real power through its simplicity and directness. Bresson’s gorgeous black-and-white images and peerless sense of rhythm, editing, and composition give weight and meaning to his story’s unassuming, everyday tragedy.

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Robert Bresson. 1959. 75 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

Voici le Temps des Assassins (Deadlier Than Male)

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

FREE SCREENING!

Director Duvivier reunites with Pépé le Moko star Jean Gabin as a renowned Parisian chef whose bustling restaurant plays host to government ministers, aristocrats, and gourmands of all stripes. When a beguiling beauty appears on his doorstep claiming to be the daughter of his estranged ex-wife, Gabin makes the mistake of offering sympathy and then his heart. This twisty, slow-burning thriller fueled by deception, infidelity, and murder is known in English as Deadlier than the Male.

FRENCH LANGUAGE NIGHT: Introduced en français by Delphine Selles-Alvarez, co-curator of the CinémaTuesdays program at FIAF, the Alliance Française, in New York City.

Free tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or the day of the screening) while tickets last.

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Julien Duvivier. 1956. 114 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Institut Francais.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Free tickets available exclusively at the box office.

Night of the Comet

After Dark

"A good-natured, end-of- the-world B-movie, written and directed by Thom Eberhardt, a new film maker whose sense of humor augments rather than upstages the mechanics of the melodrama." (Vincent Canby, NY Times)

When the earth passes through the tail of a comet, practically everyone is zapped into a pile of red dust, but another form of evil lurks in the shadows. It’s up to a pair of Valley Girls to defend their city—in between their trips to the mall. An unpretentious B-movie lark, it is a campy display of ‘80s girl power with plenty of nostalgia for mall culture, teenage shenanigans, and awesome synth pop.

Reel Talk w/ series curator Andrew Jupin

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Thom E. Eberhardt. 1984. 95 m. PG-13. USA. Park Circus.

7:45 PM  



Thursday, May 8

Diabolique

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Opening night of Classic French Cinema 1950-59!

This thriller about a murder and a disappearing corpse confirmed director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s reputation for delivering wicked entertainment that could out-Hitchcock the portly English master himself. A pair of schoolteachers (Simone Signoret and Vera Clouzot) conspire to off their headmaster, an abusive lout who is husband to one and paramour to the other. Their plan seems to have been successful...until the body vanishes. 

May 2, 7:15: OPENING NIGHT with Film, Food, and Wine! Join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for a postscreening celebration featuring a French wine and food tasting menu. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast. Tasting menu catered by Jean-Jacques’ Culinary Creations

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Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1955. 114 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

2:00 PM  

Pickpocket

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

Filmed with the austerity typical of director Robert Bresson, Pickpocket’s story of an ex-con who returns to a life of petty crime after the death of his mother achieves real power through its simplicity and directness. Bresson’s gorgeous black-and-white images and peerless sense of rhythm, editing, and composition give weight and meaning to his story’s unassuming, everyday tragedy.

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Robert Bresson. 1959. 75 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

4:30 PM  

Live from the JBFC with John Pizzarelli and the Swing Seven

Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera 2014

Opening night of Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera!

John Pizzarelli and the Swing Seven performs a live set of new material in a preview of their summer tour. This music-filled evening begins with special guest John Pizzarelli presenting video highlights of performances developed or recorded at the JBFC’s own Media Arts Lab studio. Included are the Swing Seven and the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio working out new arrangements, Jessica Molaskey and Pizzarelli at the Café Carlyle, and a memorable session with the great guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and NEA Jazz Master, songwriter, actor, and singer Annie Ross. 

RECEPTION Join us upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery for food, drink, and merriment. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast.

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n/a. 90 m. NR. .

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)



Friday, May 9

Bob le Flambeur

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"Its realism is not the reality of life, but of the kind of movies that give shape to the disordered lives of the people who watch movies." (Vincent Canby, New York Times)

In this breakthrough film by French master of heists and hitmen Jean-Pierre Melville (Army of Shadows), a down-on-his-luck gambler concocts a scheme to crack the safe at the Deauville casino where most of his money has ended up. His eyes on the jackpot of a Grand Prix weekend, he must contend with interference from nosy cops, greedy turncoats, and insistent ingenues. 

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Jean-Pierre Melville. 1956. 98 m. NR. France, English/French. Rialto Pictures.

1:00 PM   3:15 PM   5:30 PM   7:40 PM   9:50 PM  



Saturday, May 10

Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"Every filmmaker from Francois Truffaut to Quentin Tarantino owes something of a debt to Becker's black-and-white boldness." (Janice Page, Boston Globe)

His girl wants to go out dancing, his partner wants to pull off one last dangerous heist, and his enemies want to grab his loot—but all aging gangster Jean Gabin wants to do is go home, put on his pajamas, and enjoy some pâté. Jacques Becker’s masterpiece is a delightful mix of Parisian hedonism and machine-gun shootouts.

MAY 14, 7:30: Q&A Joe Queenan, author of three books about film, and “Moving Targets” columnist for the Wall Street Journal

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Jacques Becker. 1954. 94 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Rialto Pictures.

12:00 PM   4:00 PM   8:00 PM  

Eyes Without a Face

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"As absurd and as beautiful as a fairy tale." (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader)

A tragedy with a horror film set-up: A desperate scientist wants to repair his daughter’s face, disfigured in an accident, and restore her beauty... but his experiments with facial reconstruction require living flesh, and that’s hard to come by. Director Georges Franju treats the lurid plot with a sensitivity and intelligence that elevates the material to a level of real beauty—it’s one of the defining films of the body-horror genre.

MAY 15, 7:35: Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Christopher Funderburg

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Georges Franju. 1959. 95 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Rialto Pictures.

2:00 PM   6:00 PM   10:00 PM  

The Freshman

Special Events

"Lloyd's films are prose where Keaton's were poems, but gag for gag, Lloyd was the funniest screen comic of his time." (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

Family Film!

This gleeful silent comedy stars the great Harold Lloyd as a wannabe big man on campus and features one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance shines in a new 4K digital transfer from a 1998 restoration.

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Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor. 1925. 76 m. NR. USA, Silent. Janus Films.

2:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]



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