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January 22

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

DIRECTOR: MANFRED KIRCHHEIMER
2006 / 82min / DCP
Starting at the turn of the last century, visionary architect Louis Sullivan built rhapsodies in brick, steel, and terracotta. Now, Sullivan finds in Manfred Kirchheimer a filmmaking champion perfectly matched to capture the beauty of his work.
BOOGIE NIGHTS

BOOGIE NIGHTS

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
1997 / 145min / 35mm
Anderson's second feature follows Mark Whalberg's delierious transformation from busboy Eddie Adams to Porn Star extrordinare Dirk Diggler.
The Servant

The Servant

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH LOSEY
1963 / 116min / DCP
This scalpel-precise dissection of the class system has Dirk Bogarde as the new butler to James Fox’s upper-class sybarite, whose attraction to his manservant’s “sister.”
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
2002 / 95min / 35mm
A story inspired by the real-life tale of California’s Pudding Man, starring Sandler as rage-o-holic Barry Egan, Emma Watson as the girl who calms him down, and an unforgettable performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan

DIRECTOR: MANFRED KIRCHHEIMER
2006 / 82min / DCP
Starting at the turn of the last century, visionary architect Louis Sullivan built rhapsodies in brick, steel, and terracotta. Now, Sullivan finds in Manfred Kirchheimer a filmmaking champion perfectly matched to capture the beauty of his work.
BOOGIE NIGHTS

BOOGIE NIGHTS

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
1997 / 145min / 35mm
Anderson's second feature follows Mark Whalberg's delierious transformation from busboy Eddie Adams to Porn Star extrordinare Dirk Diggler.
PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
2002 / 95min / 35mm
A story inspired by the real-life tale of California’s Pudding Man, starring Sandler as rage-o-holic Barry Egan, Emma Watson as the girl who calms him down, and an unforgettable performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Servant

The Servant

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH LOSEY
1963 / 116min / DCP
This scalpel-precise dissection of the class system has Dirk Bogarde as the new butler to James Fox’s upper-class sybarite, whose attraction to his manservant’s “sister.”
Puzzle of a Downfall Child

Puzzle of a Downfall Child

DIRECTOR: JERRY SCHATZBERG
1970 / 105min / 35mm
An unnervingly intimate, narratively-fragmented portrait of a onetime top model Lou Andreas Sand (Faye Dunaway) who, after a nervous breakdown, has shored herself up in an isolated beach house.
Magnolia

Magnolia

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
1999 / 189min / 35mm
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley, Anderson's third film features unforgettable performances from Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and a surprising anti-hero turn for Tom Cruise.
Stolen Kisses

Stolen Kisses

DIRECTOR: FRANçOIS TRUFFAUT
1968 / 90min / 35mm
this wistful and disarming charmer follows the protagonist of The 400 Blows into an arrested adolescent sort of adulthood, older and little wiser.
Salesman

Salesman

DIRECTOR: ALBERT & DAVID MAYSLES AND CHARLOTTE ZWERIN
1968 / 91min / DCP
Following traveling salesmen for the Mid-American Bible Company from their Boston headquarters to a Chicago convention and on their door-to-door rounds in lower middle-class Opa-Locka, Florida.
Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn

DIRECTOR: KING HU
1967 / 111min / DCP
A wuxia watershed, Hu’s Ming dynasty-set Dragon Inn follows the three marked-for-death children of a framed-up imperial minister as they are pursued by the Black Arrow Troop, a unit of ruthless assassins, to the Dragon Gate Inn.
Ashes of Time Redux

Ashes of Time Redux

DIRECTOR: WONG KAR-WAI
1994/2008 / 93min / 35mm
An otherworldly, elliptical, impressionistic, and entirely intoxicating arthouse wuxia, shot on location (with great difficulty) in the remote Gobi Desert.
Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS
1938 / 102min / 35mm
Nebbish soon-to-be-wed paleontologist Cary Grant would be perfectly happy to stay home and play with his dinosaur bones, but then Katherine Hepburn’s strident and relentless heiress crash lands into his life with other plans.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

DIRECTOR: ANG LEE
2000 / 120min / 35mm
bolstered by lighter-than-air action sequences, a coterie of wild women warriors including Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Cheng Pei-pei, and a hefty dose of romantic longing, the kind of crossover charmer Chinese filmmakers have been trying to emulate ever since.
A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

DIRECTOR: JIA ZHANGKE
2013 / 133min / 35mm
Jia’s jarringly to-the-moment film, based on scandalous stories from around Mainland China circulated via Weibo posts and focused on four individuals in four provinces pushed towards violence by rampant injustice.
Venom and Eternity

Venom and Eternity

DIRECTOR: ISIDORE ISOU
1951 / 132min / 35mm
Metrograph presents two rarely-screened early works by Brakhage alongside Isidore Isou’s Venom and Eternity, a film that made an indelible impression on the young Brakhage.
Savage Grace

Savage Grace

DIRECTOR: TOM KALIN
2007 / 97min / 35mm
Among Julianne Moore’s juiciest roles—and that’s saying something—is that of controversial heiress Barbara Daly Baekeland, real-life tabloid fodder up to her death in 1972 and inheritor of the Bakelite plastics millions.
Mississippi Mermaid & 4 Fois D

Mississippi Mermaid & 4 Fois D

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
1969 / 1964 / 135min / 35mm
Yves Saint Laurent loved to dress Catherine Deneuve, and he did so beautifully in blighted, noirish love story Mississippi Mermaid, wrapping Truffaut’s femme fatale up in hard, masculine outfits from the rive gauche Spring-Summer 1968 collection.
The Grandmaster

The Grandmaster

DIRECTOR: WONG KAR-WAI
2013 / 130min / DCP
A travelogue through the tumultuous history of China and Hong Kong from the years of the Sino-Japanese War on, pulsing with a feeling of loss and passionately displaying the beauty of tradition.
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

DIRECTOR: RON CLEMENTS & JOHN MUSKER
1989 / 85min / 35mm
If you’ve ever felt like a mermaid princess out of water, come sink under the sea with the story of King Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, who strikes a deal with the dastardly sea-witch Ursula to become human and marry her beloved prince.
Whirlpool

Whirlpool

DIRECTOR: OTTO PREMINGER
1950 / 98min / 35mm
Chronic shoplifter Gene Tierney needs help, and she seems to be getting it from hypnotist José Ferrer, until one day she wakes up from a trance next to a dead body.
Agnès Varda Shorts

Agnès Varda Shorts

DIRECTOR: AGNèS VARDA
Various / 73min / 35mm
In addition to straddling both documentary and fiction, Varda has long been a master of both long and short form, the latter fact testified to in this program.
Legend of the Mountain

Legend of the Mountain

DIRECTOR: KING HU
1979 / 191min / DCP
The story of a secluded scholar confronted by two seductive specters who threaten to draw his attention away from the sutra he’s struggling to transcribe.
Soft Fiction + From Romance to Ritual

Soft Fiction + From Romance to Ritual

DIRECTOR: CHICK STRAND / PEGGY AHWESH
1979 / 1985 / 74min / 16mm
Chick Strand's Soft Fiction (1979) screens with Peggy Ahwesh's From Romance to Ritual (1985).
Mimi

Mimi

DIRECTOR: CLAIRE SIMON
2003 / 105min / 35mm
Set on a series of long walks through the streets of Nice and the mountain village of Saorge, Mimi charts the psychogeography of the filmmaker’s long time friend Mimi Chiola.
The Witches

The Witches

DIRECTOR: NICOLAS ROEG
1990 / 91min / DCP
Dahl’s fractured fairy tale comes to life through some of his most visionary interpreters, puppetmaster Jim Henson and filmmaker Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth).
Janie's Janie + Three Lives

Janie's Janie + Three Lives

DIRECTOR: KATE MILLETT & SUSAN KLECKNER / GERI ASHUR
1971 / 95min / 16mm
Geri Ashur's Janie's Janie screens with Kate Millett & Susan Kleckner's Three Lives.
Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain

DIRECTOR: TSUI HARK
1983 / 95min / 35mm
Blood Monsters, caverns, cutting-edge special effects, head-cutting flying swords, relentless editing room cutting, and two Sammo Hungs—Hark’s brazen, eye-popping action-fantasy bonanza has a little bit of everything.
Suzanne, Suzanne + Daughter Rite

Suzanne, Suzanne + Daughter Rite

DIRECTOR: CAMILLE BILLOPS & JAMES HATCH
1982 / 83min / 16mm
Camille Billops & James Hatch's Suzanne, Suzanne screens with Michelle Citron's Daughter Rite.
The Assassin

The Assassin

DIRECTOR: HOU HSIAO-HSIEN
2015 / 105min / DCP
Defined by a delicious tension between spectacular subject matter and a distanced, elliptical directorial approach, by short bursts of action and long expanses of stillness, The Assassin is the first foray into wuxia territory by Taiwanese master Hou.
Sois Belle et Tais-Toi + Réponse de Femmes

Sois Belle et Tais-Toi + Réponse de Femmes

DIRECTOR: DELPHINE SEYRIG / AGNèS VARDA
1981 / 1975 / 123min / DCP
Delphine Seyrig's Sois belle et tais-toi (Be Pretty and Shut Up) screens with Agnès Varda's Réponse de femmes (Women Reply).
The Blade

The Blade

DIRECTOR: TSUI HARK
1995 / 105min / 35mm
Featuring rapid-fire edits, berserk camera movement, frenetic choreography, and compositions bursting with busy detail, The Blade shows one of the world’s best directors doing it all and making it look easy.
Dis-Moi (Tell Me) + The Ties That Bind

Dis-Moi (Tell Me) + The Ties That Bind

DIRECTOR: CHANTAL AKERMAN / SU FRIEDRICH
1980 / 1985 / 97min / DCP
Chantal Akerman's Dis-Moi (Tell Me) screens with Su Freidrich's The Ties That Bind.
Four Films About Mothers

Four Films About Mothers

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 106min / 16mm
Joyce Chopra's Joyce at 34 screens with Cara DeVito's Always Love Your Man, Roberta Cantow's Clotheslines, and Bonnie Friedman & Deborah Shaffer's Chris and Bernie.
The Eagle Shooting Heroes

The Eagle Shooting Heroes

DIRECTOR: JEFFREY LAU
1993 / 100min / 35mm
Lau uses the wuxia form as a platform for pure burlesque fun, turning Jin Yong’s eponymous novel inside-out and making it into fine, frantic farce.
Two By Stanya Kahn

Two By Stanya Kahn

DIRECTOR: STANYA KAHN
2009 / 71min / Digital
Unusual entries in Stanya Kahn’s filmography, in Kathy and Sandra the artist presents deceptively simple portraits of two of the most important women in her life: her best friend of 20 years and her mother, respectively.
Hero

Hero

DIRECTOR: ZHANG YIMOU
2002 / 107min / 35mm
A sumptuous Warring States-era wuxia gifted with a cast for the ages, with Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, and Donnie Yen as a trio of assassins targeting the king of Qin, and Jet Li as the mysterious master of “Death at Ten Paces.”
To Love, Honor and Obey + Inside Women Inside

To Love, Honor and Obey + Inside Women Inside

DIRECTOR: CHRISTINE CHOY & MARLENE DANN / CHRISTINE CHOY & CYNTHIA MAURIZIO
1980 / 1978 / 83min / DCP
Christine Choy & Cynthia Maurizio's Inside Women Inside screens with Christine Choy & Marlene Dann's To Love, Honor and Obey.
Privilege

Privilege

DIRECTOR: YVONNE RAINER
1990 / 103min / 16mm
Privilege shifts from a documentary about women going through the process of menopause to an autobiographical meta-film exploring the power dynamics underpinning experience, memory, and the manner in which women’s stories are told.
Golden Exits

Golden Exits

DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
2017 / 94min / 35mm
Alex Ross Perry’s fifth feature unfolds in the cloud of psychic fallout thrown up among a loosely-connected group of professional, domesticated Brooklynites when a young, pretty, available outsider lands in their midst.
Growing Up Female + Veronica

Growing Up Female + Veronica

DIRECTOR: JULIA REICHERT & JIM KLEIN / PAT POWELL
1971 / 1970 / 81min / 16mm
Julia Reichert & Jim Klein's Growing Up Female screens with Pat Powell's Veronica.
Little Fugitive

Little Fugitive

DIRECTOR: MORRIS ENGEL, RUTH ORKIN & RAY ASHLEY
1953 / 80min / 35mm
A living, breathing, Fudgsiclesticky document of New York City in the 1950s, this wistful, sweet-spirited independent drama about a 7-year-old on his own at Coney Island managed to simultaneously influence the French New Wave, American cinema verite, and just about every independent production for decades to come.
It Happens to Us + The Women's Film

It Happens to Us + The Women's Film

DIRECTOR: AMALIE R. ROTHSCHILD / THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS—SAN FRANCISCO NEWSREEL
1972 / 1971 / 63min / 16mm
Amalie R. Rothschild's It Happens to Us screens with The Women's Film, from the Women's Caucus, San Francisco Newsreel.
Audience + Conversations with Intellectuals...

Audience + Conversations with Intellectuals...

DIRECTOR: LOURDES PORTILLO / BARBARA HAMMER
1999 / 1981 / 90min / Digital
Barbara Hammer's Audience screens with Lourdes Portillo's Conversations with Intellectuals about Selena
Wild Style

Wild Style

DIRECTOR: CHARLIE AHEARN
1983 / 82min / 35mm
Lee, Grandmaster Flash, Fab 5 Freddy, the Cold Crush Brothers, Lady Pink, the Rock Steady Crew, Busy Bee—this is the film that documented the birth of it all: rapping, breaking, and graf in the Boogie Down Bronx.
A Touch of Zen

A Touch of Zen

DIRECTOR: KING HU
1971 / 187min / DCP
Wuxia godfather Hu’s ultimate masterpiece of chivalry and intrigue follows an effete scholar who gets involved with an indomitable female fugitive in an ancient Chinese town, sweeping us into a fever-dream of mystical proportions, at once romantic and suspenseful.
Six Portraits

Six Portraits

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 95min / 16mm
Liane Brandon's Betty Tells Her Story screens with Vivienne Dick's Guérillère Talks, Fronza Woods' Fannie's Film, Tessa Hughes-Freeland's Baby Doll, Mirra ank's Yudie, and Barbara Halpern Martineau's Keltie's Beard.
The Salt Mines + The Transformation

The Salt Mines + The Transformation

DIRECTOR: CARLOS APARICIO & SUSANA AIKIN
Various / 105min / DCP
Two films directed by Carlos Aparicio & Susana Aikin, The Salt Mines screens with The Transformation.
Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1989 / 103min / DCP
In this charming coming-of-age tale a young sorceress uses her magic broomstick as a vehicle to help her start delivering packages, with the help of her talking black cat.
Duck Soup

Duck Soup

DIRECTOR: LEO MCCAREY
1933 / 68min / DCP
One of the handful of movies whose farcical fancy can approach contemporary political reality, the Marx Bros. diplomatic burlesque has Groucho at his rapid-fire best