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"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Friday May 24 7:00PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A moderated by Hailey Gates following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Friday May 24 9:15PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

"DIAMANTINO" with Daniel Schmidt

Saturday May 25 1:00PM

Co-director Daniel Schmidt will be on hand for a Q&A following the 7pm show & for an intro to the 9:15pm on 5/24 & for a Q&A following the 1pm show on 5/25.

Alone or in collaboration with one another or other like-minded collaborators, over the last several years directors Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt have created some of the most hysterically deranged short films out there, and their feature debut doesn’t disappoint in its heady blend of political satire and gender-bending sexual anarchy. Tabu’s Carloto Cotta gives the finest comic performance in recent memory as the dimwitted Portuguese soccer superstar of the title, a burlesqued version of Christiano Ronaldo, swept up in a complicated comic conundrum involving the refugee crisis, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and a right-wing anti-EU conspiracy. Smart, sly, and sweet, and featuring the biggest stampedes of fluffy puppies you’ve ever seen, it’s the high-camp masterpiece of 2019!

Barry Gifford's Dream Double Feature

Sunday May 26 1:00PM
Barry Gifford's Dream Double Feature

“I chose The Strange One because Ben Gazzara’s Jocko DeParis is as mean and sadistic as my platoon leader was when I was in the Air Force Reserve at the University of Missouri in 1964. Years later, when I heard that he’d been shot down flying a mission in Vietnam, I was not displeased—not that I was necessarily rooting for the Viet Cong, but I couldn’t help but feel they’d done the world a favor by taking him out of the count. And I chose Pickup on South Street because Thelma Ritter is my favorite actress and this was certainly her greatest role—when I met Sam Fuller I thanked him for giving her such great dialogue and he said, ‘She was the only actress I could think of who could explain her predicament with just the look in her eyes.’”—Barry Gifford

Tilda Swinton introduces "The Garden"

Tuesday May 28 9:15PM
Tilda Swinton introduces

9:15pm screening on Tuesday, May 28 introduced by Tilda Swinton.

Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisis—he had been diagnosed HIV positive in 1988. Starring Tilda Swinton, this uniquely kaleidoscopic film shows the filmmaker’s genius at its most coruscating, making space in its breadth of vision for an over-the-top Hollywood-style musical number, nightmare images of tar-and-feather queer persecution, and footage of the particularly menacing-looking nuclear power plant that overlooks Jarman’s own garden, the point from which his film begins, and a cherished spot which he must keep to tending even as his body begins to betray him. Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, The Garden is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond.

"Raging Bull" with Irwin Winkler and Nick Pileggi

Saturday June 1 6:00PM

Screening followed by a short film on Irwin Winkler's career, a Q&A with Irwin Winkler and Nick Pileggi, and a book signing of Irwin Winkler's new memoir, A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood.

Robert DeNiro both trained down and puffed up to play real-life Bronx-born middleweight champ Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta in both his 1940s prime and its 1950s aftermath. The resulting film, shot in elegant black-and-white by Michael Chapman, is one of the most beautiful movies of the 1980s, as well as an emotionally punishing experience—a stark contrast to Winkler’s other legendary production about an Italian-American slugger, 1976’s rather more uplifting Rocky.

"De-Lovely" with Irwin Winkler, Kevin Kline, and Jay Cocks

Sunday June 2 2:45PM

Screening followed by a short film on Irwin Winkler's career, a Q&A with Irwin Winkler, Kevin Kline, and Jay Cocks moderated by Glenn Kenny, and a book signing of Irwin Winkler's new memoir, A Life in Movies: Stories from 50 Years in Hollywood.

Winkler’s brilliant musical biopic treating the life and art of the composer and songwriter Cole Porter, here embodied by a never-better Kevin Kline, who from his deathbed flashes back to oversee a career marked by triumph, tragedy, and always the outsized influence of wife Linda Lee, played by Ashley Judd. A most unorthodox love story between the gay Porter and the supportive but independent-minded Linda Lee, with Porter standards given an all-star lineup of interpreters including Elvis Costello, Alanis Morrissette, and Natalie Cole.

"Election" with LEON NEYFAKH

Sunday June 2 6:15PM

Screening introduced by Leon Neyfakh

There’s never been a more ruthless politician than Tracy Flick. Election, directed and co-written by Alexander Payne, is about a truly brutal student council election in suburban Omaha—one that threatens to destroy the lives of both the teenage candidates and the teacher responsible for counting the votes (an increasingly pathetic Matthew Broderick). The Oscar-nominated script is witty and vicious, a black comedy that satirizes both American presidential politics and high school drama. Reese Witherspoon’s Tracy is the single-minded sociopath at the center, a fanatical overachiever who goes to some very dark places in her quest for power.

Screening in Leon Neyfakh's Dream Double Feature.

"Journeys with George" with Leon Neyfakh

Sunday June 2 8:30PM

Screening introduced by Leon Neyfakh

Filmed on a handheld camera during the 2000 election, this idiosyncratic travelogue of life on the campaign trail with a boyish George W. Bush provides a keyhole view onto the art of political journalism and electioneering. Alexandra Pelosi, the youngest daughter of now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was a young reporter at NBC News when she collected this footage. When the film was released in 2002, Pelosi said it captured Bush as a “seducer” whose light touch with the press corps earned him friendly coverage during the race. Calling it a “period piece” and a "Rorschach test," Pelosi said her true subject wasn’t just George W. Bush, but the symbiotic relationship between all candidates and the writers who cover them.

Screening in Leon Neyfakh's Dream Double Feature.

Academy Presents: "CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON" with Author Mallory O'Meara

Thursday June 6 7:00PM
Academy Presents:

Each ticket includes one copy of The Lady From the Black Lagoon courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Author Mallory O'Meara will join us and sign her book following the screening.

Before The Shape of Water, there was the Creature—the so-called “Gill-man,” the amphibious terror of the Amazon that was the last of the great Universal monsters, designed by Disney animator Milicent Patrick, realized by make-up artist Bud Westmore, and portrayed underwater by stuntwoman Ginger Stanley. All hell breaks loose when a group of scientists led by ichthyologist Dr. David Reed decide to capture this prehistoric creature for study, only to find it taking a King Kong-like fancy to the doctor’s girlfriend, Kay. The missing link between classic Universal horror and Jet Age sci-fi, and an absolute scream.

Screening in Academy at Metrograph, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' monthly residency.