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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Program Running Time 98 min.

Aug 05 08:30 pm
Aug 06 06:00 pm
Aug 07 08:50 pm
Aug 08 04:15 pm
Aug 09 04:30 pm
Aug 10 06:30 pm
Aug 11 08:40 pm
Aug 13 02:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Werner Herzog
(USA, 2016, 98 mins, DCP)

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant mind of Werner Herzog comes a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting lives.

Cosmos

Program Running Time 97 min.

Jul 29 08:15 pm
Jul 30 07:30 pm
Jul 31 05:00 pm
Aug 02 04:00 pm
Aug 04 08:15 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Andrzej Zulawski
(France, Portugal, 2015, 97 mins, DCP)

The late Andrzej Zulawski’s final film is an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold’s reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis’s daughter Lena. Best Director, Locarno Film Festival 2015

Behaviour

Program Running Time 108 min.


Films in Program

(Conducta)
Directed By: Ernesto Daranas
(Cuba, 2014, 108 mins, DCP)

In a vibrantly depicted Havana, 11-year-old Chala industriously cares for carrier pigeons and dogs on his apartment balcony. Trouble is, there’s easy money in dog fighting. The most important champion in his life however is his aging teacher, Carmela (the marvelous Alina Rodríguez), a woman who refuses to let the boy fall between the cracks and endures government reprisals as a result. Director Ernesto Daranas demonstrates equal bravery in confronting Cuba’s social ills.

I Am Cuba

Program Running Time 141 min.


Films in Program

(Soy Cuba)
Directed By: Mikhail Kalatozov
(Cuba, Soviet Union, 1964, 141 mins, 35mm)

"They’re going to be carrying ravished film students out of the theaters on stretchers," wrote Terrence Rafferty in the New Yorker when this astonishing Soviet-made portrait of Castro’s Cuba was rediscovered in the mid 1990s. Featuring some of the jaw-dropping camerawork ever filmed (and decades before the invention of the Steadicam), the movie is a euphoric celebration of Cuba, the Revolution, and (most potently) revolutionary cinema.

35mm print courtesy Milestone Films

Birth

Program Running Time 100 min.

Jul 31 07:00 pm

Films in Program

((In association with the Lacan Salon and APW Conference on Love))
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer
(GB, USA, 2004, 100 mins)

Widely disparaged by reviewers on its release (it rates just 39% on the aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes) and a box office failure, Birth is a sorely misunderstood film, and more than that, a surrealist masterpiece. Nicole Kidman plays a young Manhattan widow who is bemused, angered, appalled, and finally captivated and enraptured by the strange courtship of a ten-year-old boy (Vancouver’s Cameron Bright) who claims to be Sean, her late husband.

Copresented by the Lacan Salon and the APW Conference On Love, this screening will include remarks and discussion led by Christine Evans and Ona Nierenberg, PhD.

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