(Andy Warhol, 1965) · Six years before Kubrick's version, Andy Warhol produced this loose adaptation of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Gerard Malanga plays leather-clad juvenile delinquent Victor, a man who is arrested by the police and later tortured as a means of rehabilitation. Shot unrehearsed in a single day and set within the confines of a small and unchanging room, by the end of the film, you're left feeling claustrophobic and more than a little confused.
runtime: 70 min format: 16mm
(Lou Ye, 2000) · Writer-director Lou Ye returns to his hometown of Shanghai in his second film, but he eschews the glamour of the rapidly growing city for the poverty of its grittier underside. Often compared to Vertigo, Lou's neo-noir takes place amidst the polluted Suzhou River, where a male videographer narrates the story of one man's obsessive search for love – a search complicated by the identical appearance of two women, both brilliantly played by actress Zhou Xun.
runtime: 83 min format: 35mm
(Claire Denis, 1996) · After their parents were divorced, siblings Nenette (Alice Houri) and Boni (Gregoire Colin) lived separate lives with separate families. When they reunite many years later, things aren't all hugs and kisses – Mom's dead, and Boni just wants Nenette back out of his life so he can keep making his pizza crusts. In one of her least seen films, Denis captures a series of small moments in the lives of just a few people with an understated beauty.
runtime: 103 min format: 35mm
(Howard Hawks, 1930) · Hawks' career soars into the air with his first full talkie, a tension-filled tale of World War I aviators. The nerves of our two heroes (Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) grow more frayed as they deal with blundering superiors, dangerous missions, alcoholism, the Red Baron, and – eventually – the responsibilities associated with leadership and promotion. The film was a hit despite a plagiarism lawsuit from the ever-eccentric Howard Hughes.
runtime: 108 min format: 35mm