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December 12

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1986 / 125min / DCP
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1984 / 117min / DCP
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

7:15pm
DIRECTOR: JOEL COEN, ETHAN COEN
2018 / 133min / DCP
An anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era during the settling of the Old West.
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

DIRECTOR: PAMELA B. GREEN
2018 / 103min / DCP
Guy-Blaché helped to invent and refine the language of cinema, both in her native country and in the U. S., developing a naturalistic style of screen performance while tackling various hot-button issues of her day.
THE APARTMENT

THE APARTMENT

DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
1960 / 125min / DCP
Jack Lemmon tries to rise in the ranks of a New York insurance company by letting his bosses use his shoebox apartment as a love nest. However his plan is complciated when he falls for elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine).
The Big Trail

The Big Trail

DIRECTOR: RAOUL WALSH
1930 / 125min / 35mm
Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

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THE APARTMENT

THE APARTMENT

DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
1960 / 125min / DCP
Jack Lemmon tries to rise in the ranks of a New York insurance company by letting his bosses use his shoebox apartment as a love nest. However his plan is complciated when he falls for elevator operator (Shirley MacLaine).
Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

DIRECTOR: PAMELA B. GREEN
2018 / 103min / DCP
Guy-Blaché helped to invent and refine the language of cinema, both in her native country and in the U. S., developing a naturalistic style of screen performance while tackling various hot-button issues of her day.
Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1986 / 125min / DCP
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1984 / 117min / DCP
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

DIRECTOR: JOEL COEN, ETHAN COEN
2018 / 133min / DCP
An anthology of six short films that take place in 19th-century post-Civil War era during the settling of the Old West.
The Big Trail

The Big Trail

DIRECTOR: RAOUL WALSH
1930 / 125min / 35mm
Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.
Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1999 / 133min / DCP
Hayao Miyazaki’s gorgeously animated, mythic tale about a battle between humans and ancient forest spirits is a epic with an environmental message.
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.
Spirited Away

Spirited Away

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
2001 / 125min / DCP
Something new and wondrous happens in every scene of this magical shape-shifter, in which a ten-year-old girl becomes separated from her parents at an abandoned amusement park and ends up trapped in an alternately charming and dangerous universe.
Rams

Rams

DIRECTOR: GARY HUSTWIT
2018 / 74min / DCP
Dieter Rams has been in the vanguard of the world of product design for more than fifty years, a legend for his work at Braun and Vitsoe, his influence impossible to overstate—and behind Rams’s famous functionalist body of work is a brilliant mind, always attuned to questions of sustainability and consumerism.
Khrustalyov, My Car!

Khrustalyov, My Car!

DIRECTOR: ALEKSEY GERMAN
1998 / 137min / DCP
Titled after the apocryphal expression attributed to Soviet security chief Beria in the process of rushing to Stalin’s deathbed, this astonishing, blackly funny, and deliriously immersive film distills the anticipation and anxiety in the Moscow air in January, 1953, as the despot lay dying.
My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

DIRECTOR: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
1988 / 86min / DCP
Two young sisters move to the country with their father and discover that the surrounding forests are home to a race of big, adorably plush beings called Totoros.
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki

DIRECTOR: KAKU ARAKAWA
2016 / 70min / DCP
Shot over the course of two years, the documentary Never-Ending Man observes the old master in the process of learning new tricks, facing the threat of his project’s cancellation and his own self-doubt, in this invaluable look at the creative process of a genius who has never ceased to push himself.
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT

DIRECTOR: JACQUES DEMY
1967 / 126min / 35mm
A whirl of pastels, as sweet and sad and sometimes marvelous as life itself, though bigger than life by far, The Young Girls of Rochefort finds Demy, after the international success of his The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, making a film that matches in scale and ambition the MGM blockbusters that he so admired—even creating a great, late role for a star straight from the Freed Unit, Gene Kelly, unutterable moving as he sets out to dance one more time.
Mr. Arkadin

Mr. Arkadin

DIRECTOR: ORSON WELLES
1955 / 93min / 35mm
Welles revisited and revised the potent premise of Citizen Kane for this seamy thriller, in which the titular Eastern European financier—played by Welles, taking inspiration from Stalin and other strongmen—hires a tinhorn criminal (Robert Arden) to investigate his unsavory past, looking for dirty details that might be used against him.
Explorers

Explorers

DIRECTOR: JOE DANTE
1985 / 109min / 35mm
Ethan Hawke, in his feature debut, is a 12-year-old kid with his head in the stratosphere, who sees a ticket to the stars in a dream, and brings friends River Phoenix and Jason Presson along with him in their makeshift spacecraft.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

DIRECTOR: NORMAN Z. MCLEOD
1947 / 110min / 35mm
A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.
Top Hat

Top Hat

DIRECTOR: MARK SANDRICH
1935 / 110min / 35mm
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.
Scrooged

Scrooged

DIRECTOR: RICHARD DONNER
1988 / 101min / 35mm
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life.
Predator

Predator

DIRECTOR: JOHN MCTIERNAN
1987 / 107min / DCP
An American rescue team plunges into the Central American jungle, freely slaughtering enemies with superior firepower before finding themselves in the crosshairs of another alien invader.
Tricia's Wedding + Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom

Tricia's Wedding + Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 63min / 16mm
To celebrate the publication of From the Third Eye: The Evergreen Review Film Reader, a new collection edited by critic Ed Halter and Rosset, this program presents a sampling of two rarely-seen films from the Film Division’s catalog, Tricia’s Wedding and Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom, along with an illustrated lecture by Halter chronicling the rise and fall of Grove’s engagement with film.
F For Fake

F For Fake

DIRECTOR: ORSON WELLES
1973 / 89min / 35mm
This scintillating essay film/autobiography, which uses materials from a documentary about art forger Elmyr de Hory as a springboard for the director to hold court on his own career of charlatanry, from the bogus news broadcast of War of the Worlds on down the line.
Chameleon Street

Chameleon Street

DIRECTOR: WENDELL B. HARRIS JR.
1990 / 93min / DCP
Based on a true story, this is a singular, stylishly constructed tale of Doug Street, a Detroit man who, unsatisfied with his life, becomes a con artist impersonating, variously, a reporter, a surgeon, a lawyer, and more.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

DIRECTOR: JACQUES DEMY
1964 / 92min / DCP
Jacques Demy’s poignant, particolored all-singing musical tracks the romance between ridiculously good-looking young couple Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo but when a war threatens to tear them apart Deneuve must make the ultimate choice.
Christmas in Connecticut

Christmas in Connecticut

DIRECTOR: PETER GODFREY
1945 / 101min / DCP
Barbara Stanwyck’s columnist for Smart Housekeeping magazine has found fame by telling stories of her flawless family and her sweet suburban existence, but she has one problem—nothing she’s writing about is true, and she’s actually a canny career girl living in a Manhattan apartment.
The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

DIRECTOR: SOFIA COPPOLA
2013 / 90min / 35mm
Follows the larcenous larks of a group of ultra-materialistic southern California teens who get their kicks snatching haute couture from the homes of celebrities, a game that goes so deep that the players seem to actually believe that they’ve become friends with rip-off victims Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton.
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

DIRECTOR: VINCENTE MINNELLI
1944 / 113min / 35mm
A trailblazing “naturalist” musical set at the turn follows the four Smith sisters as they navigate growing up on the eve of the World's Fair and a looming move to New York.
CAROL

CAROL

DIRECTOR: TODD HAYNES
2015 / 118min / 35mm
An exchange of glances between Carol and the girl behind the counter (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) ignites one of the best romance this century has produced, as Carol Aird begins her slow seduction of the enigmatic Theresa Belivet.
The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
2013 / 180min / DCP
From the Long Island suburbs and penny stocks to yachts, palatial mansions, and debilitating drug habits, Scorsese’s hallucinatory comedy of lucre and lunacy follows buccaneer financier Jordan Belfort and his meathead bros from the dizzying, debauched highs to the hollow-headed lows.
Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA
2002 / 114min / 35mm
Brian De Palma uses everything in his bag of cinematic tricks for this sumptuously shot, mind-bogglingly entertaining meta-movie masterwork, beginning with an elaborate jewel heist set at the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Palais on opening night.
The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

DIRECTOR: BRIAN HENSON
1992 / 85min / DCP
A revitalizing retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic tale with Michael Caine as a superb Scrooge, Kermit as Bob Cratchit, and a host of fantastic new creations, including the big, bumptious bonhomie-prone Ghost of Christmas Present.
The Grifters

The Grifters

DIRECTOR: STEPHEN FREARS
1990 / 110min / 35mm
Adapting one of Thompson’s most pungent novels, Frears gives us con artistry as another family business, with John Cusack’s Roy doing his best to make proud mother Lily, played by Anjelica Huston, one of the film’s four Academy Award nominees along with Annette Bening.
Gremlins

Gremlins

DIRECTOR: JOE DANTE
1984 / 106min / 35mm
In American popular cinema, Chinatown has always been the place to go to find strange and exotic items, items such as—a pet mogwai? (That’s Cantonese for “monster,” by the way.)
REMEMBER THE NIGHT

REMEMBER THE NIGHT

DIRECTOR: MITCHELL LEISEN
1940 / 94min / 35mm
Collared shoplifter Barbara Stanwyck and Assistant District Attorney Fred MacMurray slide obliviously towards a most unlikely romance after he winds up taking her home to celebrate the holiday with his family.
TRADING PLACES

TRADING PLACES

DIRECTOR: JOHN LANDIS
1983 / 116min / 35mm
From the opening title sequence showing the disparity of Philadelphia, to the final music cue, Trading Places is scene for scene, line for line, one of the last films that can truly call itself heir to the best of Hollywood’s golden age.
3 Godfathers

3 Godfathers

DIRECTOR: JOHN FORD
1948 / 106min / 35mm
The biblical Magi are reimagined as a trio of bank robbers—John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, and Harry Carey, Jr.—fleeing from Ward Bond’s pursuing posse when they most unexpectedly find themselves playing papa with a foundling newborn infant son.
Bad Santa

Bad Santa

DIRECTOR: TERRY ZWIGOFF
2003 / 88min / DCP
A holiday standard, in which Billy Bob Thornton plays an alcoholic, grab-assy safecracker who makes his living by posing as a mall Santa once a year and then making off with the accumulated Christmas-season loot.
The Lady Eve

The Lady Eve

DIRECTOR: PRESTON STURGES
1941 / 94min / 35mm
Con artist and cardsharp Eve is looking out for herself and her feckless father when she sets her sights on the mark of a lifetime in the form of “Hopsy” Pike.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

DIRECTOR: FRANK OZ
1988 / 110min / 35mm
The French Riviera is the happy hunting ground of suave, cultured hustler Michael Caine, so when he finds a tacky, penny ante American competitor working his territory, he conspires to run the interloper off with a challenge: whoever is the first to separate heiress Glenne Headly from $50,000 gets to stay on.
House of Games

House of Games

DIRECTOR: DAVID MAMET
1987 / 102min / 35mm
An ingeniously knottily plotted actor’s duet that consistently baffles expectation—and one that features a meaty role for infamous sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, at that!
The Spanish Prisoner

The Spanish Prisoner

DIRECTOR: DAVID MAMET
1997 / 110min / 35mm
Campbell Scott is a corporate employee who, after striking on a million-dollar invention, suddenly finds himself whisked off to a Caribbean island where he attracts the attention of Jimmy (Steve Martin), a well-heeled stranger who massages his ego and lures him into a world of double- and triple-crosses.
The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

DIRECTOR: ANTHONY MINGHELLA
1999 / 139min / 35mm
Here Matt Damon’s Ripley lucks into a passport to the continental high life (and unrequited love) with epicurean rich kid Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law).
Mad Hot Ballroom

Mad Hot Ballroom

DIRECTOR: MARILYN AGRELO
2005 / 106min / 35mm
The diverse students at three New York City public schools step out of the classroom and onto the dance floor, transforming into suave sophisticates in the process, in Agrelo’s sweet and swinging documentary that follows the leadup to a citywide ballroom dancing competition.
TROUBLE IN PARADISE

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

DIRECTOR: ERNST LUBITSCH
1932 / 83min / 35mm
If you are looking for the quintessence of Ernst Lubitsch’s art, simultaneously effortless-seeming and totally purposeful in the smallest gesture, you couldn’t do much better than this larcenous romantic comedy.
Yolanda and the Thief

Yolanda and the Thief

DIRECTOR: VINCENTE MINNELLI
1945 / 108min / 35mm
Fortune hunter Fred Astaire has set his sights on the considerable assets of heiress Lucille Bremer, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when he fools around and falls in love.
Desire

Desire

DIRECTOR: FRANK BORZAGE
1936 / 95min / 35mm
Dietrich’s stylish jewel thief stashes a clutch of pearls in the pocket of an upstanding American businessman, and while trying to get back the goods she can’t help but notice the big lug isn’t half bad-looking.
Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

DIRECTOR: PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
2017 / 130min / 35mm
A battle of wills between dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), and his muse, Alma (Vicky Krieps), Anderson’s movie, while only a year old, has already taken on the burnished glow of a classic.
EYES WIDE SHUT

EYES WIDE SHUT

DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK
1999 / 159min / 35mm
Chritsmas lights take on a sinister sheen as Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) goes on an erotic odyssey in search of a female present willing to be unwrapped.
The Color of Money

The Color of Money

DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
1986 / 119min / 35mm
Paul Newman returns to the role of peerless pool shark Fast Eddie Felson, dragged out of retirement by a hungry young wannabe played by the pushy and preening Tom Cruise.
The Natural

The Natural

DIRECTOR: BARRY LEVINSON
1984 / 137min / 35mm
Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, a great "natural" baseball talent, spanning the decades of Roy's career, co-starring Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall.