(Claude Chabrol, 1992) · On a rainy night, a suicidally depressed alcoholic named Betty (Marie Trintignant) wanders into a seedy bar. A hard-drinking older woman (Stéphane Audran) takes her under her wing and in flashback, we learn Betty's story. Repelled by her compulsive infidelity, her bourgeois husband has divorced her and banned her from seeing their children. Based on a Georges Simenon novel, this powerful character study is one of Chabrol's bleakest films.
runtime: 103m format: DCP
(Claude Chabrol, 1994) · Chabrol never stopped making engrossing, challenging films, and L'Enfer, a riveting psychological thriller with style to burn, is one of his late masterworks. Paul (François Cluzet) seems to have it all: a beautiful, devoted wife (Emmanuelle Béart) and a thriving hotel business in a gorgeous resort setting. But he is gradually driven mad by the delusion that his wife is unfaithful.This disturbing exposé of male sexual paranoia is based on a script by the great director Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique).
runtime: 102m format: DCP
(Robert Wise, 1962) · A recently divorced lawyer from the Midwest (Robert Mitchum) falls in love with a struggling New York dancer (Shirley MacLaine) in an intimate romantic comedy adapted from the first hit Broadway play by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker). Fresh off of his success with West Side Story, director Robert Wise produced the final look of the film by using diptych shots for key moments in the story and shooting elegantly composed black and white images on location in New York.
runtime: 119m format: Digital
(Satyajit Ray, 1970) · Amidst the violent turmoil of late 1960s Bengal, Siddhartha looks for work in Calcutta. His sister and revolutionist brother reject his indecisiveness; the hippies, communists, and businessmen he encounters add to his confusion. Amid dreams and flashbacks, only his affection for an innocent young woman provides some stability to his life. This is the first film of Ray's Calcutta Trilogy, which explores how the physical and moral decay of the great city affect sensitive young people.
runtime: 110m format: DCP
(Lou Ye, 2006) · Director Lou Ye's third film, Summer Palace, was banned for breaking not one, but two serious taboos in Chinese cinema. A first in Mainland Chinese cinema to depict female nudity and sex, this story of the vibrant heroine, Yu Hong (with a stunning performance from Hao Lei), focuses on her star-crossed romance amid the democracy protests of 1989, which culminated in the infamous Tiananmen Square massacre. 2019 marks the 30-year anniversary of the 89' protests.
runtime: 140m format: 35mm
(Neil Young, 1978) · Capturing Neil Young on his 1978 North American tour, Rust Never Sleeps rounds out a decade with Young's theatrics, some of his best live performances of songs like "Cinnamon Girl" and "Powderfinger" with longtime backing band Crazy Horse--as well as, among other things, Jawa roadies. (It was the '70s.) Directed by Young himself under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, this "concert fantasy"'s searing set offers fans a one-stop compendium for the singer-songwriter while he was at the top of his game. Note: Print is faded and red.
runtime: 116m format: Archival 35mm
(Arthur Penn, 1958) ·For his first feature, director Arthur Penn turned a Gore Vidal teleplay about Billy the Kid into this cockeyed vehicle for a young Paul Newman. Critic George Bluestone wrote in 1960: "The thin veneer of myth and psychoanalysis that has nosed around these westerns in the past few years, turning pistols into phalluses, brushes rather deeply here. Paul Newman as Billy the Kid is at once a victim, a hero, a hipster of the beat generation, a repressed or actual homosexual, and a suffering Christ."
runtime: 102m format: 35mm
(Jia Zhangke, 2019) · Gangs, dancing, and young love. For his 10th feauture film, mainland China's most important director presents a film somewhere in between a crime drama and romantic epic. It's the cinematic equivalent of a Murakami novel--if Murakami had written Bonnie and Clyde, maybe. The story follows two gang lords and their romance. Through this lens, the film highlights the ever-changing social, economic, and physical landscapes of modern China.
runtime: 136m format: DCP
(Hideo Nakata, 20025) · Yoshimi, a young mother going through a contentious divorce, moves into an inexpensive new apartment, only to notice strange water leakages with no visible source. Gradually, other, stranger phenomena begin to take place, and Yoshimi is faced with another risk: if she tells anyone about them, her husband may try to make her look insane to win custody of their daughter. This moody J-horror piece was directed by Nakata Hideo, who had previously made the enormously influential Ringu.
runtime: 101m format: DCP
We are excited to announce the first Doc Films Festival! We will be showing six amazing films over the weekend featuring post-film Q&As with the directors, along with live musical performances and catered lunch. Tickets available HERE. Please note that quarter passes do not grant access to this event. Tickets must be bought seperately. Take a look at our lineup: Take a look at our lineup:
10:00 theater opens
10:30 - 10:40 Alpha Mare by Mimi Wilcox & Victor Tadashi Suarez (filmmaker in attendance!)
10:45 - 12:15 Stages by Judy Hoffman (filmmaker in attendance!)
12:20 - 12:50 Q&A with Mimi Wilcox and Judy Hoffman
1:00 - 3:00 lunch
1:30 - 2:00 music performance by Jonathan Gardner
2:00 - 2:30 16mm film show by Cinema of Photodeath (Georgie Schaefer)
2:30 theater opens for VIP
2:45 theater opens for non-VIP
3:00-4:40 Minding the Gap by Bing Liu
10:00 theater opens for VIP
10:15 theater opens for non-VIP
10:30 - 11:00 Hum 255 by Gordon Quinn (filmmaker in attendance!)
11:05 - 12:35 Almost There by Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden (filmmaker in attendance!)
12:40 - 1:10 Q&A with Gordon Quinn and Dan Rybicky
1:20 - 3:30 lunch
2:00 - 2:30 music performance by Greer Baxter
2:00 - 3:00 16mm film show by Cinema of Photodeath (Georgie Schaefer)
3:15 theater opens for VIP
3:20 theater opens for non-VIP
3:30 - 5:04 The Trials of Muhammad Ali by Bill Siegel