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Schedule for Thursday, March 7



New Releases

"A masterpiece about life, death and everything in between, Michael Haneke’s Amour takes a long, hard, tender look at an elderly French couple, Georges and Anne — played by two titans of French cinema, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva — in their final days." ( Manohla Dargis, NY Times)

Oscar Winner–– Best Foriegn Film! The latest from modern master Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon), Amour is a deeply moving but deceptively simple film about love in the face of mortality. Starring screen legends Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva as an elderly couple dealing with life after a stroke, this Palme d'Or and Oscar winner is easily an instant classic.

Official Website / Trailer | NY Times review

Michael Haneke. 2012. 127 m. PG-13. France/Germany/Austria, French. Sony Pictures Classics.

2:00 PM 4:45 PM



New Releases

This candid, colorful film is a tribute to the quintessential New Yorker, former Mayor Ed Koch, portraying him with all his charisma and hilarious bluntness. Koch ruled New York from 1978 to 1989—a decade of nonstop grit, graffiti, near-bankruptcy, disease, corruption, and crime. Koch thrillingly chronicles the personal and political story of running the world’s most wondrous city in a time of upheaval and reinvention.

Official Website / Trailer

Neil Barsky. 2012. 95 m. NR. USA. Zeitgeist Films.

2:15 PM 5:00 PM


The Gatekeepers

New Releases

"It is guaranteed to trouble any one, left, right, center or head in the sand, with confidence or certainly in his or her own opinions. If you need reassurance or grounds for optimism about the Middle East, you will not find it here. What you will find is rare, welcome and almost unbearable clarity." (A.O. Scott, NY Times)

Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Feature

For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. Filmmaker Dror Moreh gets candid answers from a notoriously secretive group of men, the final result-- a fasicinating and penetrating look at five decades of Israeli history.

Official Website / Trailer | NY Times review

Dror Moreh. 2013. 97 m. PG-13. France/Germany/Israel/Belgium, English/Hebrew. Sony Pictures Classics.

2:30 PM 5:05 PM 7:20 PM


Francesca and Nunziata

Lucio Gregoretti, Composer-in-Residence

Scored by Lucio Gregoretti, directed by Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), and starring a vibrant Sophia Loren, this is a big, satisfying movie about two women and the men who love them. The acting, the costumes, and the setting—Naples—and the interiors are all exquisite.

Q&A JBFC Composer-in-Residence Lucio Gregoretti

Lina Wertmüller. 2001. 125 m. NR. Italy, Italian with subtitles.

7:15 PM


Gimme the Loot

Special Events

When Adam Leon left his JBFC programming position to make a film, we knew it would be a good one, but we had no idea how good—and we’re thrilled. Gimme the Loot won Best Narrative Feature at the SXSW Film Festival last year and was lauded at Cannes—where it and Beasts of the Southern Wild were the only US films in competition. Adam is clearly on the way up, and we’re proud and delighted that he’s back here to share with us his brilliantly sharp, funny, and idiosyncratic urban adventure about NYC’s ultimate graffiti writers.

Q&A filmmaker Adam Leon and New York Times critic Janet Maslin

Adam Leon. 2013. 81 m. NR. USA. IFC Films.

7:30 PM

 Q&A w/filmmaker Adam Leon and New York Times critic Janet Maslin
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)