(Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965) · Masterfully directed by Antonio Pietrangeli and written by Ettore Scola, I Knew Her Well stars Stefania Sandrelli as the young and charming Adriana, a country girl chasing her dreams of success in Rome. Free spirited but at times naive, Adriana finds herself increasingly lost in the eternal city as she wanders from one encounter to another - ultimately revealing an intimate portrait of the alienation and loneliness that pervades modern life.
runtime: 115m format: DCP
(Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987) · Blind Chance is an exquisite introduction to filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's masterful craft, an indelible piece of cinema at its most metaphysical and political. Detailing the life of Witek, a medical student, and the crossroads of dramatic, passionate, and purposeful possibilities one single event in his life determines, the film concerns itself with the futility of human choice before that undeterminable and blind face of chance.
runtime: 123m format: DCP
(Bruce McDonald, 2016) · Nova Scotia. 1976. The weekend of the American Bicentennial. 15-year-old Kit (Dylan Authors) is running away from home to move in with his estranged mother and, hopefully, to find himself. With the help of his girlfriend Alice (Julia Sarah Stone), Kit hitchhikes through the stunning maritime landscape towards the home of his glamorous, artistic mother Laura (Molly Parker). But as the kids near their final destination, the truth about their relationship and their identities begins to unfold. Stunningly shot in black and white and enhanced with a killer ‘70s soundtrack, Bruce McDonald laces this charming coming-of-age road-movie with a welcome air of nostalgia and a touch of enchanted realism.
runtime: 85m format: Bluray
(Jerry Schatzberg, 1971) · Bobby and Helen are in love, but in Needle Park, family and friends are only as reliable as how much dope you can get out of them. Bobby and Helen are trying to be different. Fighting the police, their addictions, and each other, they push the limits of how much they are willing to give up to keep their relationship alive. "Maybe you wouldn't call that love. But then, maybe you don't know anymore than anyone else knows about love."
runtime: 110m format: DCP
(Andrea Arnold, 2009) · 15-year-old Mia's constant struggle to survive in the projects of Essex is further complicated by the arrival of her resentful mother's new boyfriend (a devilishly handsome Michael Fassbender). The tragedy of her suffocating circumstances, in which the adults act like children and the children act like adults, in the most perverse ways, is vividly illustrated in this searingly intense depiction of the loss of a child's innocence, cementing director Andrea Arnold's place at the forefront of contemporary cinema.
runtime: 123m format: 35mm
(Park Chan-wook, 2003) · Park Chan-Wook's delirious cult classic centers on Oh Dae-su, a hapless businessman who one night is forcibly imprisoned in a hotel room, and then held there with no explanation. After fifteen years, Oh Dae-su is suddenly released with no idea of who held him captive or why. His quest to find and take vengeance on whoever kidnapped him years earlier becomes more complicated when, upon meeting a young and pretty sushi chef, he finds himself up against forces more twisted than he could have ever imagined.
runtime: 120m format: 35mm
(Robert Siodmak, 1946) · Expanding on Ernest Hemingway's short story of the same name, this progenitor of the film noir's shadowy visual style uses the murder of a boxer by two hitmen as a narrative springboard, but an insurance investigator's examination of the dead man's troubled past soon takes center stage. Making his cinematic debut as our deceased protagonist, known simply as "The Swede," Burt Lancaster is radiant opposite Ava Gardner, the deceitful femme fatale par excellence.
runtime: 105m format: 35mm
(Edgar Wright, 2017) · The eponymous Baby is the best in the business at what he does: driving getaway cars for bank robbers. Baby himself, perpetually wired to his iPod, is a bit of an enigma, but when he decides he wants out of this hollow life of crime, its clutches prove more difficult to escape than he anticipated. Featuring some of the coolest car-chase scenes in recent memory, Wright's slick and polished filmic confection capitalizes on its star-studded cast to explosive effect, as it alternately thrills, shocks, and jams out to a killer soundtrack.
runtime: 113m format: DCP
(Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969) · It's hard not to see Fassbinder's prodigiously seething and sardonic debut feature as an allegory for his own life and work. Fassbinder stars as Franz Walsch, an unimportant, unproven pimp with aspirations of success independent of establishment control. With Joanna, his prostitute lover, and likeminded thief Bruno, Franz engages in a frenetic rampage of thievery, murder, lust, homoeroticism, and betrayal, turning Munich upside down in the process.
runtime: 88m format: 35mm