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Ron Mann's new documentary is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman. While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise, and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it is possible to make truly independent films. The program will also feature three rarely-screened Altman directed short films: The Party (1966, 3 mins), Pot Au Feu (1966, 9 mins), and The Kathryn Reed Story (1966, 15 mins).

Q&A filmmaker Ron Mann and Kathryn Reed Altman, Altman's widow, with Jonathan Demme

Copies of the first authorized visual biography of Robert Altman, Altman, will be for sale after the screening, courtesy of The Village Bookstore. The book features a forward from Martin Scorsese and contributions from Altman’s collaborators and contemporaries including Frank Barhydt, E. L. Doctorow, Roger Ebert, Jules Feiffer, Julian Fellowes, James Franco, Tess Gallagher, Pauline Kael, Garrison Keillor, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph, Michael Tolkin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 

Ron Mann. 2014. 95 m. NR. . Abramorama.

Thurs. Dec 11  7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)
It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life

Everyone will enjoy this Christmas favorite on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen. Never before has George Bailey’s plight seemed so painful. And never before has the work of his guardian angel Clarence—who shows George the good he has done in the world—been so sweet. It’s as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. 

Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)

Frank Capra. 1946. 130 m. NR. USA. Paramount Pictures.

Sat. Dec 20  12:00 PM
Sun. Dec 21  12:00 PM
Mon. Dec 22  3:00 PM
Tues. Dec 23  3:00 PM
Wed. Dec 24  3:00 PM
Thurs. Dec 25  12:00 PM
Fri. Dec 26  12:00 PM
Sat. Dec 27  12:00 PM
Sun. Dec 28  12:00 PM