(Eric Rohmer, 1981) · "It is impossible to think about nothing." After François spots his girlfriend’s ex leaving her apartment one morning, he follows him around Paris, accompanied by the vivacious teenage girl he meets along the way. Rohmer breaks from the first-person narration of the Moral Tales for a delicate balance of perspectives, revealing characters too much in their own heads to begin to understand others. Film critic Dave Kehr called it “a perfect film.”
runtime: 108 min format: DCP
(Anthony Chen, 2013) · One of the most critically acclaimed movies to come out of Singapore in recent years, Anthony Chen’s debut depicts the everyday life of a Singaporean family and their newly-arrived Filipina domestic helper, Teresa. It centers on the uneasy development of the relationship between Teresa and the young son Jia Le. This sensitively drawn portrayal of Singaporean life in the 1990s is the first Singaporean feature film to receive the Caméra d'Or award at Cannes.
runtime: 90 min format: DCP
(Ingmar Bergman, 1953) · At the start of the short Nordic summer, two young adults act on an impulse – stealing a boat to drift freely into the wilderness. Monika is running away from an abusive father and a town full of leering men. Harry feels put down and exploited at his menial job. Together they live out a pastoral fantasy as fleeting as their youth. The film originally sparked controversy for its frank depiction of nudity and was the first Bergman film seen by Woody Allen.
runtime: 96 min format: 35mm
(Gordon Parks, 1968) · This film program consists of Gordon Parks’ three early documentary films: Flavio (1964), Diary of a Harlem Family (1968), and World of Piri Thomas (1968), all presented in 16mm. The films explore the lives of individuals separated by location—Black Harlem, Brazil, and Spanish Harlem—but are all unified by their impoverished environments and struggles to survive for a better future. The screening is free and open to the public.
runtime: 92 min format: 16mm
(Ridley Scott, 1982) · When the bioengineered space slaves of 2019 escape to L.A.-cum-Hong Kong, seminal cybernoir gumshoe Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is on the case administering Turing Tests from plutocratic ziggurat penthouses and cruising the skies to Vangelis' moody jazz-synth score. Widely misunderstood when released, Blade Runner provides an inspirational neon template for those charged with actually implementing our upcoming biotech dystopia. The final cut will be screened.
runtime: 117 min format: DCP
(George Lucas, 1973) · The most nostalgic trip of the seventies takes place one night in small-town California circa 1962. College-bound Curt is stricken by a mysterious blonde he feels compelled to meet. Steve pitches an open relationship to his sweetheart Laurie. Terry tries to impress a girl he picked up in his friend’s car. John gets stuck babysitting a thirteen year-old in his hot rod. Their paths may diverge, but everybody’s listening to the same rock n’ roll.
runtime: 110 min format: 35mm
(Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen, 2015) · Pixar's newest film tells the story of young Riley's move from the Midwest to San Francisco through her personified emotions: Joy (voiced Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). In the vein of Oliver Sacks's work, Inside Out's inventive exploration of the emotional state and how people think is gorgeously animated and powerfully moving for all ages.
runtime: 102 min format: 35mm
(John Cromwell, 1934) · After four years of studying painting with no results, Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) decides to attend medical school in London instead. There, he falls in love with waitress Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis), a cruel woman who finds his romantic attention unwelcome and runs off with another man. Just when Philip begins to find happiness elsewhere, he finds himself hopelessly bonded to Mildred yet again. 35mm print courtesy of of the Library of Congress.
runtime: 83 min format: 35mm