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CHABROL — LA DÉCADE PRODIGIEUSE

Anthony Perkins is a sculptor, Michel Piccoli a philosophy professor, Orson Welles plays God, and Marlène Jobert is his wife (all costumed by Karl Lagerfeld). Don’t miss this rare screening of Claude Chabrol’s 1971 mystery LA DÉCADE PRODIGIEUSE (Ten Days’ Wonder), part of the Quad series Actor for Hire—The Other Side of Orson Welles.   […]

MALCOLM X IN 70MM

On Saturday night, Spike Lee will introduce the screening of a rare 70mm print of his magnum opus MALCOLM X, starring Denzel Washington. This American Cinematheque presentation is part of a brief weekend series of Lee films at the Egyptian, and the director will be on hand for discussion on both days. MALCOLM X Saturday, December […]

COLD WAR AT THE HAMMER

In COLD WAR—Paweł Pawlikowski’s fleet, intoxicating mix of modern jazz, Paris boîtes, stunning black-and-white cinematography, and reckless abandon—singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) and pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) are border-hopping lovers traversing Europe throughout the 1950s and ’60s. They’ll always have Warsaw… but that will never be enough. Like the director’s previous feature, Ida (2013), COLD WAR […]

ALEXANDER KLUGE’S NEWS FROM IDEOLOGICAL ANTIQUITY

NEWS FROM IDEOLOGICAL ANTIQUITY—MARX/EISENSTEIN/CAPITAL—the 2008 film by filmmaker and social theorist Alexander Kluge on Sergei Eisenstein’s unrealized attempt to film Das Kapital—will screen at Human Resources in its full nine-hour length. Come and go as you please, and bring a pillow. “The film expands in concentric circles as Kluge, his guests, interlocutors, and monologists make associative links […]

EL ANGEL AT THE EGYPTIAN

Queer partners-in-crime stories are not a common cinematic genre, but in the 1940s and ’50s there were Rope and Compulsion—and in 1992 their “remake” Swoon, as well as Gregg Araki’s The Living End. In 2000, from Argentina, came Plata Quemada (Burnt Money), and now—as that country’s Academy Award selection—we have Luis Ortega’s EL ANGEL, screening this […]

THE CLEANERS

“The [social media] companies have more and more power to decide what can stay up and what must be taken down. “They take advantage of our desire for ease, our resistance to effort, our resistance to challenge, and, I think, over time—if we’re not already there—it will interfere with our ability to have critical thinking.” […]

WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS’ THANKSGIVING

“Thanks for the American dream To vulgarize and falsify until The bare lies shine through… ” William S. Burroughs’ poem “Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1986”—a pocket history of the land of the free—has had particular resonance since the election of 2016. The 1991 short of Burroughs reading A THANKSGIVING PRAYER was directed by Gus Van Sant. Also […]