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BÉLA TARR — SÁTÁNTANGÓ

The 4K restoration of SÁTÁNTANGÓBéla Tarr’s durational magnum opus, based on the novel by László Krasznahorkai—will screen twice this month, presented by the American Cinematheque.

Early on, I noticed that when the camera is rolling and the whole scene is moving, everyone starts to breathe in the same rhythm: the actors, the crew members, the cinematographer, everyone. You are all “in.” And that is very important. It creates a special tension. It gives a special vibration. Somehow you can feel it on the screen too. You become a part of it.Béla Tarr

SÁTÁNTANGÓ

Sunday, October 13, at 2 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Saturday, October 26, at 2 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Béla Tarr, Sátántangó. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker and Arbelos Films.

ALAIN DELON AND JEAN GABIN AT THE AERO

As a centerpiece of the fifth edition of its The French Had a Word for It festival of noir, the American Cinematheque presents 35mm prints of three Alain Delon crime thrillers, two of them opposite Jean Gabin as the embodiment of the term “OG à la française.”

But first Gabin plays on the right side of the law as inspector Maigret and commandant Lequévic in, respectively, MAIGRET AND THE ST. FIACRE CASE (1959) and PORT DU DESIR (1955).

Long before Dennis Hopper or Matt Damon, John Malkovich or Barry Pepper, Delon was the archetype of Patricia Highsmith’s indelible passive-aggressive villain Tom Ripley, and his star turn in PURPLE NOON (1960) brought Delon to the world’s attention. The film—beautifully directed by René Clément—screens on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday night brings the double bill of MÉLODIE EN SOUS-SOL(1962)—a highly stylized casino caper set in Cannes—and THE SICILIAN CLAN (1969), in which criminal heavies Delon and Gabin must contend with the gravitational pull of Lino Ventura. Both films were directed by Henri Verneuil.

MAIGRET AND THE ST. FIACRE CASE and PORT DU DESIR

Friday, September 6, at 7:30

PURPLE NOON

Saturday, September 7, at 4 pm.

MÉLODIE EN SOUS-SOL and THE SICILIAN CLAN

Also screening, all 7:30 pm double features:

QUAI DES ORFÈVRES and THE SLEEPING CAR MURDER—the feature debut of Costa-Gavras—on Thursday, September 5.

PANIQUE—directed by Julien Duvivier—and NON COUPABLE on Sunday, September 8.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

From top: Alain Delon in Purple Noon; Jean Gabin in Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case; Port du desir poster; Delon in Purple Noon (2); Mélodie en sous-sol poster; Delon in Mélodie en sous-sol; Les clans des siciliens poster.

TOKYO STORY

If, in our century, something sacred still existed, if there were something like a sacred treasure of the cinema, then for me that would have to be the work of Yasujiro Ozu… Never before and never again since has the cinema been so close to its essence and its purpose: to present an image of man in our century, a usable, true and valid image in which he not only recognizes himself, but from which, above all, he may learn about himself. — Wim Wenders

Ozu’s TOKYO STORY—starring the great Setsuko Hara and voted the “greatest film of all time” in a 2012 Sight & Sound poll—will screen this week at the Aero as part of the American Cinematheque’s new Tuesday Matinee series.

TOKYO STORY

Tuesday, August 20, at 1 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

Yasujiro Ozu, Tokyo Story, from top: cast; Chishû Ryû (left) and Setsuko Hara; Chieko Higashiyama and Hara; Sô Yamamura (left) and Haruko Sugimura; Hara and Ryû; cast.

KIAROSTAMI AT THE AERO

The touring retrospective of the films of Abbas Kiarostami is here. A Taste of Kiarostami—presented by the American Cinematheque at the Aero in Santa Monica over the next four days—opens with a double bill of LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (2012, shot in Japan) and the director’s last work 24 FRAMES (2017).

On Friday and Saturday TASTE OF CHERRY (winner of the Palme d’Or in 1997), TEN (2002), the fictional documentary CLOSE-UP (1990), and THE WIND WILL CARRY US (1999) will screen.

The retrospective will close with a trilogy of films set in the Iranian village of Koker—a matinee program beginning at 2 pm.

A series of Kiasrostami shorts—chiefly from the 1970s—will play each day before the features, and on opening night the director’s son Ahmad Kiarostami will be on hand to introduce the screening.

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE and 24 FRAMES—AHMAD KIAROSTAMI IN PERSON

Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 pm.

TASTE OF CHERRY and TEN

Friday, August 9, at 7:30 pm.

CLOSE-UP and THE WIND WILL CARRY US

Saturday, August 10, at 7:30 pm.

WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE?, AND LIFE GOES ON, and THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES

Sunday, August 11, at 2 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Los Angeles.

Abbas Kiarostami, from top: Taste of Cherry; Ten; The Wind Will Carry Us; Like Someone in Love; from the Koker Trilogy; Kiarostami in the 1990s, photograph by Everett; Close-Up; 24 Frames. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker’s estate, the performers, the photographers, IFC Films, and Janus Films.

JIM JARMUSCH AT THE AERO

This week—in a co-presentation of the American Cinematheque and Beyond FestJim Jarmusch will present his new comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE.

The film stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, and Carol Kane, and the director will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

The Dead Don’t Die, from top: Bill Murray (left), Chloë Sevigny, and Adam Driver; Iggy Pop; Selena Gomez; Murray; Tilda Swinton. Images courtesy the filmmaker and Focus Features.