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Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

DIRECTOR: BARRY LEVINSON
1985 / 109min / 35mm
Homicidal cream cakes, stained glass knights leaping to life, and plenty of other unforgettable moments lend mad energy to the little-known story of the first meet-cute encounter between a young Holmes and the future Dr. Watson at an English boarding school.
Lake of Dracula

Lake of Dracula

DIRECTOR: MICHIO YAMAMOTO
1971 / 82min / DCP
Drawing inspiration both from motifs of traditional Japanese folklore and the modern horror movies coming from Hammer Studios in the UK, Michio Yamamoto created a kind of vampire movie quite unlike anything seen at home or abroad with his influential, cult-cherished “Bloodthirsty Trilogy.”
The War at Home

The War at Home

DIRECTOR: GLENN SILBER AND BARRY ALEXANDER BROWN
1979 / 100min / DCP
Academy Award Nominated for Best Documentary in 1979, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s powerful document of principled civil disobedience uses the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American city, Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1960s & early ‘70s as a microcosm of the national antiwar movement.
Masculin Féminin

Masculin Féminin

DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC GODARD
1966 / 103min / 35mm
After Jean-Luc Godard finished this rigorous and funny New Wave delight—about the political and pop cultural engagements and blind spots of the newly ascendant “Ye-Ye” youth generation in sixties Paris—he donated unused film from the shoot to an actual child of Marx and Coc-Cola, Jean Eustache.
Bewitched

Bewitched

DIRECTOR: CHIH-HUNG KUEI
1981 / 101min / 35mm
Loaded with ultra-gory flourishes and special effects-filled duels that pit wicked black magic vs. Buddhist white magic, Hung’s runaway hit is an occult noir in which detective Melvin Wong is led into an underground of spooky superstition, arcane rites, and cryptic curses while in Thailand to investigate the death of a little girl at the hands of her father, who swears he was forced to commit the crime by forces beyond his control.
Black Magic 2

Black Magic 2

DIRECTOR: MENG HUA HO
1976 / 89min / DCP
The sequel to the movie widely reckoned to have initiated the ‘70s necromancy boom, Black Magic 2 cranks up the dementia with the wild widescreen tale of an ancient, indomitably horny, breast milk-quaffing sorcerer (kung-fu film idol Lo Lieh) who controls an army of the combustible undead, kidnapping women for concubinage while under his thrall.
The Waldheim Waltz

The Waldheim Waltz

DIRECTOR: RUTH BECKERMANN
2018 / 93min / DCP
When former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim ran for the presidency of Austria in 1986, he was suddenly haunted by the re-emergence of specters from his Nazi past, vehemently and disingenuously denied.
Human Lanterns

Human Lanterns

DIRECTOR: CHUNG SUN
1982 / 95min / 35mm
Wuxia meets magic in this crazed cult classic, starring Lo Lieh as a skilled swordsman who skins his enemies’ loved ones and uses the bloody epidermis to make Chinese lamps—traditionally a symbol of long life, here put to ghoulishly ironic ends.

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Young Sherlock Holmes

Young Sherlock Holmes

DIRECTOR: BARRY LEVINSON
1985 / 109min / 35mm
Homicidal cream cakes, stained glass knights leaping to life, and plenty of other unforgettable moments lend mad energy to the little-known story of the first meet-cute encounter between a young Holmes and the future Dr. Watson at an English boarding school.
Lake of Dracula

Lake of Dracula

DIRECTOR: MICHIO YAMAMOTO
1971 / 82min / DCP
Drawing inspiration both from motifs of traditional Japanese folklore and the modern horror movies coming from Hammer Studios in the UK, Michio Yamamoto created a kind of vampire movie quite unlike anything seen at home or abroad with his influential, cult-cherished “Bloodthirsty Trilogy.”
The War at Home

The War at Home

DIRECTOR: GLENN SILBER AND BARRY ALEXANDER BROWN
1979 / 100min / DCP
Academy Award Nominated for Best Documentary in 1979, Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown’s powerful document of principled civil disobedience uses the ten-year history of antiwar resistance in one American city, Madison, Wisconsin, in the 1960s & early ‘70s as a microcosm of the national antiwar movement.
Masculin Féminin

Masculin Féminin

DIRECTOR: JEAN-LUC GODARD
1966 / 103min / 35mm
After Jean-Luc Godard finished this rigorous and funny New Wave delight—about the political and pop cultural engagements and blind spots of the newly ascendant “Ye-Ye” youth generation in sixties Paris—he donated unused film from the shoot to an actual child of Marx and Coc-Cola, Jean Eustache.
The Waldheim Waltz

The Waldheim Waltz

DIRECTOR: RUTH BECKERMANN
2018 / 93min / DCP
When former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim ran for the presidency of Austria in 1986, he was suddenly haunted by the re-emergence of specters from his Nazi past, vehemently and disingenuously denied.
Bewitched

Bewitched

DIRECTOR: CHIH-HUNG KUEI
1981 / 101min / 35mm
Loaded with ultra-gory flourishes and special effects-filled duels that pit wicked black magic vs. Buddhist white magic, Hung’s runaway hit is an occult noir in which detective Melvin Wong is led into an underground of spooky superstition, arcane rites, and cryptic curses while in Thailand to investigate the death of a little girl at the hands of her father, who swears he was forced to commit the crime by forces beyond his control.
Black Magic 2

Black Magic 2

DIRECTOR: MENG HUA HO
1976 / 89min / DCP
The sequel to the movie widely reckoned to have initiated the ‘70s necromancy boom, Black Magic 2 cranks up the dementia with the wild widescreen tale of an ancient, indomitably horny, breast milk-quaffing sorcerer (kung-fu film idol Lo Lieh) who controls an army of the combustible undead, kidnapping women for concubinage while under his thrall.
Human Lanterns

Human Lanterns

DIRECTOR: CHUNG SUN
1982 / 95min / 35mm
Wuxia meets magic in this crazed cult classic, starring Lo Lieh as a skilled swordsman who skins his enemies’ loved ones and uses the bloody epidermis to make Chinese lamps—traditionally a symbol of long life, here put to ghoulishly ironic ends.
Seeding of a Ghost

Seeding of a Ghost

DIRECTOR: KUEN YEUNG
1983 / 88min / 35mm
A cautionary tale illustrating the hazards of running over black magic adepts, Seeding of a Ghost follows a Hong Kong cabbie who first has his life ruined by exactly that accident, then unknowingly enters into an unholy pact with the very same spellcaster that had hexed him.
PRIVATE EVENT TODAY IN THEATER & COMMISSARY

PRIVATE EVENT TODAY IN THEATER & COMMISSARY

- / 360min / 35mm
We'll see you tomorrow!
Evil of Dracula

Evil of Dracula

DIRECTOR: MICHIO YAMAMOTO
1974 / 87min / DCP
Drawing inspiration both from motifs of traditional Japanese folklore and the modern horror movies coming from Hammer Studios in the UK, Michio Yamamoto created a kind of vampire movie quite unlike anything seen at home or abroad with his influential, cult-cherished “Bloodthirsty Trilogy.”
The Ghost Story

The Ghost Story

DIRECTOR: HAN HSIANG LI
1979 / 102min / 35mm
A Shaw Brothers take on the horror anthology film, The Ghost Story uses the framing device of a village elder telling stories to a rapt audience to introduce sumptuous visualizations of these tales of sex, sin, and supernatural revenge, all courtesy of erotic costume drama specialist Li.
The Boxer's Omen

The Boxer's Omen

DIRECTOR: CHIH-HUNG KUEI
1983 / 99min / 35mm
With this semi-sequel to the smash hit Bewitched, horror maestro Kuei upped the ante in gross-out provocation, copious nudity, and shocking sadism, going further than almost any Hong Kong film had gone before.
Burning

Burning

DIRECTOR: LEE CHANG-DONG
2018 / 148min / DCP
Lee Chang-dong's newest film BURNING with star Steven Yeun in person for a Q&A. Members Only.
The Vampire Doll

The Vampire Doll

DIRECTOR: MICHIO YAMAMOTO
1970 / 85min / DCP
Drawing inspiration both from motifs of traditional Japanese folklore and the modern horror movies coming from Hammer Studios in the UK, Michio Yamamoto created a kind of vampire movie quite unlike anything seen at home or abroad with his influential, cult-cherished “Bloodthirsty Trilogy.”
Lulu on the Bridge

Lulu on the Bridge

DIRECTOR: PAUL AUSTER
1998 / 103min / 35mm
One of the most acclaimed and beloved American writers of his generation, the New Jersey-raised Auster was catapulted to literary fame with the success of his The New York Trilogy, an utterly singular work which draws from hard-boiled American detective fiction as well as the existentialist and absurdist literature in which Auster was steeped during an extended sojourn in Paris.
The Inner Life of Martin Frost

The Inner Life of Martin Frost

DIRECTOR: PAUL AUSTER
2007 / 94min / 35mm
One of the most acclaimed and beloved American writers of his generation, the New Jersey-raised Auster was catapulted to literary fame with the success of his The New York Trilogy, an utterly singular work which draws from hard-boiled American detective fiction as well as the existentialist and absurdist literature in which Auster was steeped during an extended sojourn in Paris.
The Fog

The Fog

DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
1980 / 89min / DCP
The Fog depicts the seaside California town of Antonio Bay in the grips of an ancient curse and a creeping mist.
Shirkers

Shirkers

DIRECTOR: SANDI TAN
2018 / 96min / DCP
Director Sandi Tan was a teenage rebel when she set out in 1992 to make an ambitious, genre-bending road movie shot in her native Singapore. Joined by her friends, Tan was assisted by a fortysomething American teacher, Georges Cardona, who disappeared with the 16-millimeter negative before the film was completed. Decades later, Tan is reunited with the footage, which becomes the foundation of this fascinating combination of diary, documentary, and artistic inquisition.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

DIRECTOR: CHARLES BARTON
1948 / 82min / 35mm
The classic horror movie parody, this scarily side-splitting vehicle for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello casts the legendary comedy duo as baggage clerks who receive strange cargo bound for a Florida wax museum.
The Lovers on the Bridge

The Lovers on the Bridge

DIRECTOR: LéOS CARAX
1991 / 125min / 35mm
Introduced by Sandi Tan.
Distant Constellation

Distant Constellation

DIRECTOR: SHEVAUN MIZRAHI
2017 / 82min / DCP
Shevaun Mizrahi’s contemplative, gorgeous, and entirely sui generis documentary ostensibly takes place in an Istanbul retirement home, drifting dreamily between encounters with residents who, observed, reveal themselves and their stories for the camera.
The Secret of NIMH

The Secret of NIMH

DIRECTOR: DON BLUTH
1982 / 82min / DCP
Painstakingly made and unusually emotionally mature, the film follows the meeting of a brave-hearted widow, Mrs. Brisby (voiced by Elizabeth Hartman) and a pack of escaped, ultra-intelligent lab rats, uniting to save her imperiled home.
The Cassandra Cat

The Cassandra Cat

DIRECTOR: VOJTECH JASNý
1963 / 91min / 35mm
Yes, this is the plot: a troupe of performers arrives in a small village, accompanied by a cat wearing glasses; when its glasses are removed, the cat can change people into different psychedelic colors reflecting their best or worst selves.
The Owl's Legacy

The Owl's Legacy

DIRECTOR: CHRIS MARKER
1990 / 338min / DCP
In this, a monumental analysis of the modern world through the lens of ancient Greece, one can expect Marker’s signature mental maneuvers that draw unexpected parallels between the most seemingly disparate of topics, traveling the world while leaping from the subjects of sex, Socrates, and Athenian politics in order to explore the rich legacy of Greek culture, analyzing the history of myth-making while debunking a few myths along the way.
Animal Kingdom: Tales of the Sweet & Bitter

Animal Kingdom: Tales of the Sweet & Bitter

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS
Various / 120min / DCP
Between owls and dogs, masters and owners, ice cream and lipsticks, between sleep and disco, between archives and surprises, between celluloid and colors, filmmaker Marie Losier presents an evening of pure celebration and joy, pure laughter and marvels.
A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark

DIRECTOR: BLAKE EDWARDS
1964 / 102min / 35mm
The second outing for Inspector Jacques Clouseau, here haplessly and hopelessly in love with Elke Sommer, the prime suspect in a multiple murder spree.
Ghosts of Mars

Ghosts of Mars

DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
2001 / 98min / 35mm
Carpenter’s desert western distills his core themes and style into a stripped-down action film set on a colonized red planet where possessed miners become face-painted killers and women run the police force from “the Matronage” back on a newly female-run Earth.
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

DIRECTOR: EUGENE RICHARDS
2018 / 42min / DCP
Thy Kingdom Come—a collaboration between photographer/filmmaker Eugene Richards (currently subject of a career retrospective at ICP in New York) and actor/producer Javier Bardem—was conceived of following the filming of Terence Malick’s To the Wonder.
The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ
1954 / 128min / 35mm
Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.
Doctor Dolittle 2

Doctor Dolittle 2

DIRECTOR: STEVE CARR
2001 / 87min / 35mm
The menagerie has gotten even bigger—and more talkative—in the immensely likable sequel to Eddie Murphy’s 1998 hit, which finds Murphy, the doctor who can talk with the animals, drawn into helping to protect an endangered forest from unscrupulous developers by two Steve Zahn and Lisa Kudrow-voiced Pacific western bears.
Playtime

Playtime

DIRECTOR: JACQUES TATI
1967 / 124min / 35mm
On official business in Paris, Tati’s beloved, bumbling alter-ego Monsieur Hulot discovers himself lost in a new, modern cityscape of midcentury modern glass cubes, gimcrack gadgets, squeaky pleather, and shiny chromium.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
1988 / 126min / DCP
John Neville is the serial fabulist of the title, picking up pint-sized Sarah Polley on his way to relieve a city under siege, though they’ll be waylaid on their quest by a colorful cast of characters whose number includes Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, and Gilliam’s old Monty Python mate Eric Idle.
Sidewalk Stories

Sidewalk Stories

DIRECTOR: CHARLES LANE
1989 / 97min / DCP
A rare contemporary silent film, shot in beautiful black-and-white in downtown New York, Sidewalk Stories updates Chaplin’s The Kid, the tale of a tramp whose life is transformed after he begins to take care of an orphaned toddler.
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 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.
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.
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.