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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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

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. 

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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.

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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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

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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.

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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.

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. 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)



Friday, April 25

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

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Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM   9:00 PM  

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

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Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

1:10 PM   3:10 PM   5:30 PM   7:40 PM   9:35 PM  

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

2:00 PM   5:15 PM   7:30 PM   9:45 PM  



Saturday, April 26

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:15 PM   9:35 PM  

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:05 PM   2:05 PM   4:05 PM   4:05 PM   8:05 PM   10:00 PM  

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

12:15 PM   2:15 PM   4:15 PM   6:15 PM   8:15 PM   10:10 PM  



Sunday, April 27

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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   7:15 PM  

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:05 PM   2:05 PM   4:05 PM   6:05 PM   8:05 PM  

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

12:15 PM   2:15 PM   4:15 PM   6:15 PM   8:15 PM  



Monday, April 28

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   5:00 PM   8:55 PM  

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

1:10 PM   3:10 PM   5:10 PM  

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

2:00 PM   5:20 PM  

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

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   7:40 PM  

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

1:10 PM   3:10 PM   5:10 PM   7:10 PM  

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

2:00 PM   5:20 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.

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

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

1:10 PM   3:25 PM   5:40 PM   7:55 PM  

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

1:20 PM   3:20 PM   5:20 PM   7:20 PM  

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

Fading Gigolo

New Releases

"What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs." (David Edelstein, Vulture)


Fioravante (John Turturro) decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). Soon the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

close

Official Website / Trailer | Vulture review


John Turturro. 2014. 98 m. R. USA. Millenium Entertainment.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM  

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." (Stephen Holden, NY Times)

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.

1:05 PM   3:15 PM   5:30 PM   7:45 PM  

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)

Jodorowsky's Dune

New Releases

"We get an idea of what could have been via the colossal illustrated screenplay still lovingly held by Jodorowsky, who is every bit the dreamer in his 80s that he was in his youth." (Peter Howell, Toronto Star)

In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo and The Holy Mountain) began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel Dune was poised to change cinema forever. This is the story of the film that might have been.

close

Toronto Star review


Frank Pavich. 2013. 85 m. PG-13. USA, Various languages with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.

6:10 PM   8:10 PM  



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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New Yorker review


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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New Yorker review


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 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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New York Times review


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]



Sunday, May 11

Orpheus

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"Seeing Orpheus today is like glimpsing a cinematic realm that has passed completely from the scene." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

Avant-garde poet, writer, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau called on his friend and collaborator Jean Marais (Beauty and the Beast) for this reinvention of the myth of Orpheus. Erotic, romantic, and controversial, this story of doomed love set in contemporary Paris “is much less a film than it is myself, a kind of projection of the things that are important to me,” said Cocteau.

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Chicago Sun-Times review


Jean Cocteau. 1950. 95 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]

The Wages of Fear

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"The excitement derives entirely from the awareness of nitroglycerine and the gingerly, breathless handling of it. You sit there waiting for the theatre to explode." (Bosley Crowther, New York Times)

2011 35MM RESTORATION

Four desperate outcasts in a nowhere South American town take on a suicide mission: transporting a load of volatile nitroglycerin over rough roads and craggy mountains and into the jungle to a break in an oil pipe- line. Starring Yves Montand, this is Henri-Georges Clouzot’s crowning achievement, which is saying something for a filmmaker who made only masterpieces.

MAY 13, 7:00: Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin

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New York Times review


Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1953. 147 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

2:00 PM   7:00 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar]

1 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)



Monday, May 12

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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New York Times review


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

1:00 PM   3:10 PM   5:15 PM  



Tuesday, May 13

The Wages of Fear

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"The excitement derives entirely from the awareness of nitroglycerine and the gingerly, breathless handling of it. You sit there waiting for the theatre to explode." (Bosley Crowther, New York Times)

2011 35MM RESTORATION

Four desperate outcasts in a nowhere South American town take on a suicide mission: transporting a load of volatile nitroglycerin over rough roads and craggy mountains and into the jungle to a break in an oil pipe- line. Starring Yves Montand, this is Henri-Georges Clouzot’s crowning achievement, which is saying something for a filmmaker who made only masterpieces.

MAY 13, 7:00: Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin

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New York Times review


Henri-Georges Clouzot. 1953. 147 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

1:00 PM   4:00 PM   7:00 PM  



Wednesday, May 14

Orpheus

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"Seeing Orpheus today is like glimpsing a cinematic realm that has passed completely from the scene." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

Avant-garde poet, writer, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau called on his friend and collaborator Jean Marais (Beauty and the Beast) for this reinvention of the myth of Orpheus. Erotic, romantic, and controversial, this story of doomed love set in contemporary Paris “is much less a film than it is myself, a kind of projection of the things that are important to me,” said Cocteau.

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Chicago Sun-Times review


Jean Cocteau. 1950. 95 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

1:00 PM   3:10 PM   5:20 PM  

Tavernier's ’Round Midnight

Jazz Sessions: The Greats on Camera 2014

"You do not need to know a lot about jazz to appreciate what is going on because, in a certain sense, this movie teaches you everything about jazz that you really need to know." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

Legendary tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon is “the very embodiment of the music” (New York Times) in the great ’Round Midnight, the rare feature film that captures the essence of jazz. Gordon sensitively portrays a brilliant musician who leaves New York for Paris, where his new bebop sound is welcomed but his demons persist. The Oscar-winning soundtrack—featuring Dexter Gordon with Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, and Wayne Shorter—was recorded live. 

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Chicago Sun-Times review


Bertrand Tavernier. 1986. 133 m. NR. France/USA, English/French. Warner Bros.

7:15 PM  

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

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.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Thursday, May 15

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.

1:00 PM  

ROH Live: Nabucco

World Stage on Screen

Verdi wrote, “With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began.” Transporting his epic tale of warring Babylonians and Israelites to the 20th century, this imaginative production uses video projec- tions and an enormous chorus to explore themes of identity, exile, and religion.

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Daniel Abbado. 2013. 170 m. NR. UK, Italian with subtitles. Screenvision.

2:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)

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.

3:00 PM   7:35 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar]

1 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

Community Matters: GMO OMG

Special Events

“Illuminating and intentionally infuriating.” (Village Voice)

Filmmaker Jeremy Seifert wants to know about the effects of genetically modified food on our children and on our planet—and asks if there is any viable alternative to the current state of affairs. On a journey for answers, he travels far and wide, including a visit to agriculture giant Monsanto (where he is unceremoniously ejected). This provocative documentary asks: Has the global food system been irrevocably hijacked? 

Q&A Andrew Revkin with JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman. Andrew Revkin has been writing about environmental sustainability for more than three decades, mainly for the New York Times. He is the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University.

Please join us at the Media Arts Lab (405 Manville Rd) for a RECEPTION with local, sustainable food from Table Local Market.

Community Matters: Local Issues, Discussion, Activism. Community Matters is a series dedicated to generating discussion and activism around topics that affect us locally, including health, environment, education, housing, and energy. The series is sponsored by the Westchester Community Foundation.

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Jeremy Seifert. 2013. 85 m. NR. Norway/USA/Haiti, English/French. Submarine Deluxe.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Friday, May 16

Rififi

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"Rififi was called by Francois Truffaut the best film noir he'd ever seen (it was based, he added, on the worst noir novel he'd ever read)." (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

American ex-pat Jules Dassin’s gritty thriller is defined by its legendary central set piece: a 30-minute jewel heist presented in near-total silence. As the film’s doomed antiheroes attempt to pry their way into the biggest score of their lives, it’s so quiet you could hear a pin drop—and so tense that if one did, you’d jump out of your seat. A film noir classic. 

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Chicago Sun-Times review


Jules Dassin. 1955. 122 m. NR. France, French/Italian with subtitles. Rialto Pictures.

2:00 PM   4:30 PM   7:00 PM   9:30 PM  



Saturday, May 17

Casque d'Or

Classic French Cinema 1950-59

"This elegant masterwork is a glowingly nostalgic evocation of the Paris of the Impressionists, focusing on the apache underworld and an ill-starred romance that ends on the scaffold, with an elusive density, a probing awareness of emotional complexities, which reminds one that Becker was once Renoir's assistant."(Tom Milne, Time Out

Director Jacques Becker and star Simone Signoret transport noir-ish fatalism to the Belle Epoque with striking results in this romantic tragedy based on the true story of a desperate bisexual prostitute. But Becker’s intentions are never lurid: the quiet beauty of an afternoon in a provincial church carries as much weight as the brutal back-alley stabbing that puts the plot in motion.

MAY 20, 7:35: Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Christopher Funderburg

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Jacques Becker. 1952. 94 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Janus Films.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  



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