(Zacharias Kunuk, 2001) · A film experience unlike any other, Atanarjuat brings to the screen a centuries-old Inuit legend, passed down orally and adapted here in collaboration with several tribal elders. Written, directed, and acted entirely in the Inuktitut language (the first ever such feature) and shot on-location in the arctic wilderness of Nunavut, Atanarjuat is an epic story of love, jealousy, revenge, and the preservation and representation of indigenous cultures.
runtime: 172m format: DCP
(Michael Haneke, 2009) · Haneke's first Palme D'Or winner, The White Ribbon takes as its central concern nothing less than "the roots of evil". In a small German town on the cusp of World War I, a series of pranks by an unknown trickster target the town's upper class. As the senseless pranks begin to escalate in their brutality, a suspicion about the trickster's identity dawns on the town's schoolteacher.
runtime: 144m format: 35mm
(Elia Kazan, 1950) · Elia Kazan's first film of the 1950s, Panic in the Streets is the tension-filled story of a manhunt for a gang of criminals who are unaware that they are carriers of an infectious plague. Set on the docks of New Orleans, this fast-paced, on-the-streets thriller draws from the storied lineages of post-war German Expressionism and Italian Neorealism, and features powerful performances by the likes of Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, and Zero Mostel.
runtime: 96m format: 35mm
(Mike Nichols, 1967) · The future may no longer be in plastics, but Nichols' portrait of postgraduate insecurity and its vexation of the heart remains a delight, thanks to its iconic lines and unforgettable Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack. Fresh out of college, Benjamin Braddock drifts confusedly through the decadence of California. He is coerced into an affair with neglected housewife Mrs. Robinson, and their meetings soon complicate his infatuation with Elaine, her daughter.
runtime: 106m format: DCP
(Richard Attenborough, 1978) · A disquieting psychological thriller, Magic stars Anthony Hopkins as Corky, a failed magician, who renews his act by introducing his dummy, Fats, to his show. Overwhelmed by the newfound popularity, Corky returns to his hometown and reconnects with his high-school crush, Peggy Ann. But as their relationship begins to take form, Corky's fragile psyche untethers when Fats begins to have a voice of his own, driving Corky to acts of madness.
runtime: 107m format: 35mm
(Sam Wood, Edmund Golding, 1935) · In the Marx Brothers' riotous take on high society, socialite Otis B. Driftwood's (Groucho) investment in the New York Opera threatens to run astray when Driftwood inadvertently signs on the wrong "greatest tenor in the world"-really a choirist aided by his best friend (Chico). The Marx Brothers deliver trademark motormouth wordplay and inspired slapstick as Chico, Harpo & co. stow aboard an ocean liner and sabotage a performance of Il Trovatore.
runtime: 96m format: 35mm
(Sebastián Lelio, 2017) · This visually sumptuous tale of resilience and recovery won the 2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Marina (Daniela Vega), a transgender waitress, lives an idyllic life with her lover Orlando (Francisco Reyes), until his sudden death brings it all crashing down. The object of unending suspicion by everyone who used to know her, Marina confronts prejudice of all kinds, emboldened and exacerbated by her misfortune, at every turn.
runtime: 104m format: DCP
(Bong Joon-ho, 2003) · Veering wildly between madcap comedy and nail-biting suspense, Memories of Murder is based on the true story of an unsolved string of serial killings that took place in provincial Korea during the 1980s. Bong proves himself to be fluent in the conventions of the police procedural; but in his hands, the film transcends the strictures of genre to "construct a desolate portrait of the rents in civil society." Keep an eye out for three of the greatest drop-kicks ever put to film.
runtime: 132m format: DCP