Plays 11/18, 3:30pm & 11/21, 8:15pm
A unique and rare approach to the often troubled life story of moving images. Film professionals and film archivists, significant voices that are not usually heard despite their vast knowledge and passion for film, reveal their points of view.
Screening + Q&A
Plays 11/18, 6:00pm & 11/21, 2:00pm
Amiro, an illiterate 11-year-old orphan living alone in an abandoned tanker in the Iranian port city of Abadan, survives by shining shoes, selling water, and diving for deposit bottles, while being bullied by both adults and competing older kids. But he finds solace by dreaming about departing cargo ships and airplanes and by running...seemingly to nowhere.
Plays 11/18, 8:45pm
A mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity, Lost Highway, David Lynch’s seventh feature film, is one of the filmmaker’s most potent cinematic dreamscapes. Starring Patricia Arquette and Bill Pullman, the film expands the horizons of the medium, taking its audience on a journey through the unknown and the unknowable. As this postmodern noir detours into the realm of science fiction, it becomes apparent that the only certainty is uncertainty.
Screening + Introduction
Plays 11/19, 10:30am & 11/20 10:00am
“Every movie ever made is an attempt to remake The Wizard of Oz,” said Joel Coen, one of the many artists whose works has been influenced by MGM’s 1939’s musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s books. Like the Coen brothers, and many others, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Elton John and Salman Rushdie payed tribute to Victor Fleming’s film, starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow."
Panel Discussion
11/19, 11:00am
Featuring presentations and disucussions with top presevation experts from Warner Bros., Cineric, Inc., and The Museum of Modern Art. Free admission, followed by brunch on the 3rd floor.
Screening + Introduction
Plays 11/19, 2:15pm
Ernst Lubitsch directs Mary Pickford in a costume romance set in a mythical Spain, where a lecherous King has his eye on a popular but provocative street singer (Pickford). She, in turn, yearns for the handsome young nobleman who rescued her from the angry king’s guards—and has been condemned to a dungeon for his troubles.
Screening + Introduction
Plays 11/19, 4:45pm
A classic depiction of the 20th century transformation of the American West, Giant is a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields. Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink (James Dean) both woo Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), a beautiful young woman from Maryland, who is new to Texas.
Screening + Introduction
Plays 11/19, 9:00pm
Heavily cut, substantially reshot, and burdened with a painfully explicit voice-over narration, Peter Bogdanovich’s final theatrical feature was released in 2014 under the title She’s Funny That Way and quickly disappeared from view. Miraculously, Bogdanovich’s full original cut, running 123 minutes and titled Squirrels to the Nuts in homage to Ernst Lubitsch’s Cluny Brown, was saved from oblivion.
Screening + Introduction
Plays 11/20, 12:45pm & 11/21, 4:00pm
A poor fisherman named Quino (Pedro Armendariz) and his wife Juana (Maria Elena Marquez) are desperate to treat their son's scorpion sting after being rebuked by their town's doctor. When Quino discovers a beautiful pearl in the sea, he is convinced their misfortunes have ended, but Juana mantains that their miseries will only multiply if he doesn't return it. He ignores her warnings and sets off to see the merchants in town…. John Steinbeck wrote the script, based on his novella.
Illustrated Talk & Screenings
Plays 11/20, 2:45pm
Live, “two a day” vaudeville was, for almost 50 years, the leading form of American entertainment, in both big cities and small towns (like Sag Harbor)—until talking motion pictures killed it almost overnight. But it was a training ground for movie icons like the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Mae West, Judy Garland, the Nicholas Brothers, and even Cary Grant. Bruce Goldstein, founder of Rialto Pictures and Repertory Artistic Director of New York’s Film Forum, re-creates vaudeville’s golden age with this acclaimed illustrated talk.
Screening + Q&A
Plays 11/20, 5:00pm
Ablaze in breathtaking Technicolor, the first of Jacques Tourneur’s remarkable Westerns is a complex, morally ambiguous portrait of an Oregon mining community where the friendship between an enterprising merchant (Dana Andrews) and an avaricious gambler (Brian Donlevy) is tested by romantic rivalry, gold, and greed. Martin Scorsese has called it “one of the most mysterious and exquisite examples of the Western genre ever made.”
Screening + Q&A
Plays 11/20, 7:30pm
The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of its enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the "Great Migration" of rural southern blacks to Northern cities saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll.
Plays 11/21, 6:00pm
Based on Noel Coward’s London stage success, Cavalcade follows an affluent English household over more than 30 years. The stage play was an enormous production that was too expensive to mount at another theater, so it never traveled or played on Broadway; this made the film the only way most people could experience the story.