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Schedule for Tuesday, May 26
- The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali
- In the Name of My Daughter
- Far from the Madding Crowd
- Saint Laurent
- What We Do in the Shadows
- Fahrenheit 451 and the Future of Books
Planetary presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth, taking us on a journey across continents. Through intimate interviews with NASA astronauts, environmentalists and philosophers the film shows that the solution to transforming our civilization lies in an understanding that all life is inseparably interconnected. JBFC Founder Steve Apkon serves as Executive Producer, and Planetary is the first film to be released by his film production and distribution company Reconsider.
Guy Reid. 2015. 85 m. NR. Various Countries. Abramorama.1:00 PM 5:15 PM
The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali
“[The Apu Trilogy] swept the top prizes at Cannes, Venice and London, and created a new cinema for India – whose prolific film industry had traditionally stayed within the narrow confines of swashbuckling musical romances. Never before had one man had such a decisive impact on the films of his culture... ” (Roger Ebert)
Satyajit Ray’s debut, Pather Panchali, in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, introduces us to both little Apu and the women who will help shape him. With resplendent photography informed by its young protagonist’s perpetual sense of discovery, Pather Panchali is an immersive cinematic experience and a film of elemental power.
The Apu Trilogy follows a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new 4K restoration.
Satyajit Ray. 1955. 125 m. NR. India, Bengali with subtitles. Janus Films.1:10 PM 3:35 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
In the Name of My Daughter"The true story of a late-seventies murder case, which is well-known in France, is a ready-made classic melodrama." (Richard Brody, New Yorker)
A gripping thriller starring Catherine Deneuve as a mother who will not rest until her daughter's killer is put behind bars.
André Téchiné. 2015. 116 m. R. France, French with subtitles. Cohen Media Group.1:30 PM 4:00 PM 7:10 PM
Far from the Madding Crowd
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Thomas Vinterberg. 2015. 119 m. PG-13. . Fox Searchlight.2:10 PM 5:10 PM 7:40 PM 10:05 PM
"The film is a compulsively detailed swirl of moods and impressions, intent on capturing the contradictions of the man and his times. Observations of Saint Laurent at work and in love give way to panoramic, intricate surveys of the world of commerce and culture in which he suffered and flourished." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)
As one of history's greatest fashion designers entered a decade of freedom, neither came out of it in one piece.
Bertrand Bonello. 2015. 150 m. NR. France/Belgium, English/French with subtitles. Sony Pictures Classics.2:30 PM 5:30 PM 8:30 PM
What We Do in the Shadows"I'm so sick of vampires I'd have pounded a stake into my own heart not to have to watch this, but it turns out to be a pitch-perfect spoof of MTV's The Real World and a sly satire on millennial slackerdom." (J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader)
The adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that's not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series "Flight of the Conchords," co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that's filming them, the details of their daily–make that nightly–routine.
Taika Waititi/Jemaine Clement. 2015. 86 m. NR. New Zealand/USA, English/German with subtitles. Paladin.3:00 PM 9:35 PM
Fahrenheit 451 and the Future of Books
"Nearly half a century later...[Truffaut's] interpretation of the book can be understood as more sophisticated than insolent, a thoughtful challenge to the text that nonetheless retains its spirit. Even Bradbury came around on it." (Scott Tobias, The Dissolve)
In this day of epidemic digitization, a “book” refers more to the content than, well, an actual book. After a screening of Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s literary masterpiece, Paul Holdengräber, self-described ‘curator of public curiosity’, and recently named one of the five Nonfiction Judges for the 2015 National Book Awards, will wrestle with Jonathan Demme over our seemingly seamless, silent descent into a bookless future.
Q&A Paul Holdengräber and Jonathan Demme. No one has done more to reinvigorate the art of the public conversation than Paul Holdengräber. As the director of the acclaimed LIVE at the NYPL, an interview series at the New York Public Library, he curates and hosts conversations between intellectuals and cultural icons. Jonathan Demme is the Oscar-winning director of over 30 films and widely regarded as one of the most singularly creative and eclectic filmmakers alive.
Books will be available for sale courtesy of The Village Bookstore.
François Truffaut. 1966. 113 m. NR. UK. Paramount Pictures.7:00 PM
Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)