(Edward Sutherland, 1932) · In Fairbanks's penultimate film, Steve Drexel (Douglas Fairbanks) wants to become the modern Robinson Crusoe, and bets his friends that he can survive for months on a desert island bringing nothing but his dog and his toothbrush. Stranding himself in the South Seas, he makes a home with the help of some friendly animals and a native girl from a nearby island whom he names Saturday. Soon, the arrival of a cannibal tribe comes to complicate matters...
runtime: 76 min format: 16mm
(Sergei Eisenstein, 1938) · A recipient of the Stalin Prize, Alexander Nevsky, Sergei Eisenstein’s first film with sound, is a historical drama about the battle waged between the people of Novgorod and the Teutonic Knights. Nikolai Cherkasov plays the eponymous prince in an intensely allegorical film exploring the fractious relationship between the Soviet Union and Germany in the 1930’s through the lens of a folk hero. Its climactic battle scene takes a half hour altogether.
runtime: 112 min format: 16mm
(Joachim Trier, 2011) · In Oslo, August 31st, up-and-coming director Joachim Trier (a distant relation to Lars) gives an honest and heartbreaking depiction of a young recovering drug addict, Anders (Anders Danielsen Lie), who lacks the will to escape his past demons and the hope for a better future. Described by Whit Stillman as “a perfectly painted portrait of a generation”, Trier and Lie’s second collaboration features fantastic direction and a deeply moving performance.
runtime: 95 min format: 35mm
(Tomm Moore, 2014) · From the creators of The Book of Kells, Song of the Sea combines Celtic folk-tales and Irish mythology with the modern story of Ben and Saoirse, two siblings who explore the stories of their ancestors while facing an uncertain future for themselves. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, the movie was acclaimed for both its masterful storytelling and beautiful hand-drawn artwork.
runtime: 93 min format: DCP