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400 Blows

Program Running Time 99 min.

Dec 19 06:00 pm

Films in Program

(Les quatre cents coups)
Directed By: Francois Truffaut
(France, 1959, 99 mins, 35mm)

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave. 35mm print.

Hidden Fortress

Program Running Time 139 min.

Dec 12 03:00 pm

Films in Program

(Kakushi toride no san akunin)
Directed By: Akira Kurosawa
(Japan, 1958, 139 mins, 35mm)

See the movie that inspired George Lucas’s original Star Wars. Toshiro Mifune stars as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director’s most beloved films, delivering Kurosawa’s trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity. 35mm print.

$7 Youth Ticket Available

North By Northwest

Program Running Time 136 min.

Dec 19 01:45 pm
Jan 05 04:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
(USA, 1959, 136 mins, DCP)

Like so many Hitchcock heroes, Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is the wrong man in the wrong place at the worst time. Mistakenly identified as a spy, this non-entity is propelled into an insane adventure that will be the making of him. Incorporating business from The 39 Steps, Saboteur, Notorious and others, this is in some ways the definitive Hitchcock picture – Thornhill was also a model for Mad Men’s Don Draper. With: Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau.

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Program Running Time 80 min.

Dec 18 08:30 pm
Dec 19 04:15 pm
Dec 20 06:50 pm
Dec 22 06:40 pm
Dec 27 04:10 pm
Jan 04 02:20 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Kent Jones
(USA, 2015, 80 mins, DCP)

Published in 1966 but conducted in 1962, the Hitchcock/Truffaut interviews are a bible for filmmakers, a treasure trove of information, insight and inspiration. This fabulous documentary adds plentiful clips to the recordings, plus testimony from many of today’s greatest directors: Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Richard Linklater, Olivier Assayas, Martin Scorsese et al.

Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict

Program Running Time 90 min.

Dec 18 06:40 pm
Dec 21 02:30 pm
Dec 22 03:15 pm
Dec 23 03:30 pm
Dec 30 03:40 pm
Jan 04 12:30 pm

Films in Program

(USA, 2015, 90 mins, DCP)

Peggy Guggenheim not only amassed one of the world’s most impressive collections of contemporary art but also rightfully earned a reputation as the consummate bohemian. In her wildly entertaining follow up to Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,Vreeland explores how Guggenheim crashed the international art scene, discovering the likes of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko in the process. “[With] so many love affairs and ego clashes Art Addict never feels a bit like a history lesson.”—Hollywood Reporter

The Boy and the World

Program Running Time 80 min.

Dec 18 05:00 pm
Dec 19 12:00 pm
Dec 20 05:15 pm
Dec 21 04:30 pm
Dec 22 05:00 pm
Dec 23 05:20 pm
Dec 24 12:15 pm
Dec 26 02:15 pm
Dec 27 02:30 pm
Dec 28 03:30 pm
Dec 29 03:15 pm
Dec 30 02:00 pm
Dec 31 02:30 pm
Jan 02 12:45 pm

Films in Program

(O Menino e o Mundo)
Directed By: Alê Abreu
(Brazil, 2014, 80 mins, DCP)

An eco-animated gem, this fable about a small boy tracing his missing father’s footsteps from a rural cabin to the big city (and beyond) doesn’t need words to spell out its message about the devastating impact of globalization. But Ale Abreu’s film is also a breathtakingly beautiful and inventive example of the animator’s art, a film of kaleidoscopic visual rhapsodies and delightfully curious investigations into shape and colour, transforming both natural and industrial landscapes into dazzling child’s-eye tableaux. With an infectious Brazilian-inflected score by Ruben Feffer and Gustavo Kurlat.

The Fool

Program Running Time 116 min.

Dec 08 08:15 pm
Dec 09 06:30 pm
Dec 10 08:15 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Yuriy Bykov
(Russia, 2014, 116 mins, DCP)

Reporting a potentially lethal crack in the wall of a crowded apartment block, plumber Dima quickly finds himself the victim of a Kafka-esque spiral of corruption and conspiracy. This scathing Russian satire is in a similar vein to Leviathan, another powerful critique of a country that seems to have lost its moral compass. “A distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one.” Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Program Running Time 82 min.

Dec 08 06:30 pm
Dec 09 08:45 pm
Dec 10 06:30 pm
Dec 12 09:25 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Jafar Panahi
(Iran, 2015, 82 mins, DCP)

Banned from making films in Iran, Jafar Panahi continues to do just that, this time while moonlighting as a taxi driver, a camera mounted to his dashboard. Operating somewhere between documentary and fiction, he picks up passengers in situations that lie ambiguously between the scripted and the naturalistic. "One of the most humane and imaginative practitioners of the art currently working…[has made] one of the most captivating cinematic experiences of this year." AO Scott, New York Times

Heart of a Dog

Program Running Time 75 min.

Dec 11 06:30 pm
Dec 12 05:40 pm
Dec 13 07:50 pm
Dec 14 08:45 pm
Dec 16 06:30 pm
Dec 17 08:40 pm
Dec 31 01:00 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: Laurie Anderson
(USA, 2015, 75 mins, DCP)

Artist Laurie Anderson reflects on the deaths of her beloved dog Lolabelle, and her mother; on family memories, surveillance, Buddhist teachings, the creativity and consciousness of canines, and much else besides.

"Dreamy, drifty and altogether lovely… It joyfully embraces silliness… at times, it feels as if she too were haunting her movie even as, with every image and word, she fills it with life." Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Sinatra: Pal Joey

Program Running Time 111 min.

Dec 14 06:30 pm

Films in Program

Directed By: George Sidney
(USA, 1957, 111 mins, DCP)

Sinatra is at his Frankest as John O’Hara’s womanizing heel, a second rate singer but a first class charmer. Caught between his feelings for a young chorus girl (Kim Novak) and relationship with the wealthy society matron Vera, (Rita Hayworth) who is backing his nightclub, Joey risks losing everything. With a bumper package of delovely Rodgers and Hart songs (including My Funny Valentine, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, The Lady Is A Tramp, and I Didn’t Know What Time It Was), eye-popping Technicolor and its trio of top stars, this has everything you could hope for in a musical, and more.