Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(Hungary, 2012, 84 mins, DCP)
In English, Hungarian, French, Cantonese with English subtitles
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FEATURING Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Sean Connery, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Seberg, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, Jeff Bridges
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“Not only are the movies little tiny pieces of time that we never forget, the movies are little tiny pieces of time that we live through. When we watch movies, we aren’t just bearing witness to history, we’re making history of our own — through decisions and events and circumstances that take place as part of the overall moviegoing experience.” Jimmy Stewart

Comprised of moments taken entirely from hundreds of the greatest films of all time, visionary Hungarian director György Pàlfi tells a single story of a man and a woman. To make this astonishing cinematic feat, Pàlfi (Hukkle) devoted over three years in the editing room expertly blending genres, decades, countries, and stars into a unified whole. From Marilyn Monroe to Jackie Chan, from Ozu to Lynch, and from the 1920’s to the Millennium and back again, this incredible collection illustrates the history of romance as told by the movies. Don’t miss Final Cut: Ladies & Gentlemen on the big screen - you may never see it in theatres again!

"I’ve never seen anything like Final Cut; it’s like a straight hit of the primal, Jungian stuff—a plea to the part of our brain that is endlessly addicted to story, and glamor, and happiness. This movie will never be on DVD. You’ll never be able to buy it or even rent it. It exists in a legal nowhere-land of fair use. As a movie-lover, it’s your duty to watch Final Cut when you can, because it might not be available tomorrow." Paul Constant, The Stranger

"An odds-on candidate for the greatest movie ever made." New York Film Festival

"Final Cut might be the greatest film about film ever made… [It] might be the most romantic film ever made as well… The first film in forever that has elicited such wonderment in this jaded cineaste." Joshua Chaplinsky, Twitch