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April 21

Salaam Cinema

Salaam Cinema

3:00pm
DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF
1995 / 75min / 35mm
A coruscating, comic, and often revelatory cross-examination of the process of casting, Makhmalbaf’s film begins with a call for a hundred actors, and the arrival of five thousand would-be Iranian movie stars.
To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A.

4:45pm
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
1985 / 116min / DCP
Adrenaline-junkie Secret Service agent William Petersen and partner John Pankow are looking to bring down Willem Dafoe’s funny money-making gallery sophisticate, even if it means driving full speed into oncoming traffic to do it.
The Devil and Father Amorth

The Devil and Father Amorth

3:15pm7:00pm9:00pm
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
2017 / 68min / DCP
Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his terrifying house calls.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

5:00pm7:30pm10:00pm
DIRECTOR: SOPHIE FIENNES
2017 / 115min / DCP
A documentary portrait of the powerful and pansexual glam-pop diva, observed in close quarters over the course of several years, the all-access segments of her quotidian existence on the road punctuated by larger-than-larger-than-life musical numbers.
Sorcerer

Sorcerer

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
1977 / 121min / DCP
Brooklyn crook Roy Scheider splits town and winds up in the sweaty armpit of South America, taking on a suicide mission to transport volatile nitroglycerine across a rugged, pitiless jungle with fellow hard-up hard cases Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal.

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Salaam Cinema

Salaam Cinema

DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF
1995 / 75min / 35mm
A coruscating, comic, and often revelatory cross-examination of the process of casting, Makhmalbaf’s film begins with a call for a hundred actors, and the arrival of five thousand would-be Iranian movie stars.
The Devil and Father Amorth

The Devil and Father Amorth

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
2017 / 68min / DCP
Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his terrifying house calls.
To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A.

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
1985 / 116min / DCP
Adrenaline-junkie Secret Service agent William Petersen and partner John Pankow are looking to bring down Willem Dafoe’s funny money-making gallery sophisticate, even if it means driving full speed into oncoming traffic to do it.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

DIRECTOR: SOPHIE FIENNES
2017 / 115min / DCP
A documentary portrait of the powerful and pansexual glam-pop diva, observed in close quarters over the course of several years, the all-access segments of her quotidian existence on the road punctuated by larger-than-larger-than-life musical numbers.
Sorcerer

Sorcerer

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
1977 / 121min / DCP
Brooklyn crook Roy Scheider splits town and winds up in the sweaty armpit of South America, taking on a suicide mission to transport volatile nitroglycerine across a rugged, pitiless jungle with fellow hard-up hard cases Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal.
TIME BANDITS

TIME BANDITS

DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM
1981 / 116min / DCP
Director Gilliam’s second feature is a lavish concoction of wild and wicked fancy. One fateful night Kevin, an 11-year-old with a passion for history, discovers a time-and-space portal in his bedroom wall and a gaggle of dwarves who teach him how to use it.
A Moment Of Innocence

A Moment Of Innocence

DIRECTOR: MOHSEN MAKHMALBAF
1996 / 78min / 35mm
In 1974, before the revolution, Makhmalbaf, age 17, stabbed a young policeman. More than two decades later, he and the policeman, Mirhadi Taiebi, reunite in a very different Iran and collaborate to make a fiction film of the incident.
Killer Joe

Killer Joe

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
2011 / 102min / DCP
Friedkin’s second adaptation from Tracy Letts’ Southern Gothic-inspired stage work is a key McConaissance text, with Matthew M. a Texas lawman who moonlights as a hired killer.
Shoeshine

Shoeshine

DIRECTOR: VITTORIO DE SICA
1946 / 90min / 35mm
De Sica’s wrenching drama, a game-changing neorealist text from De Sica and screenwriter/theorist Cesare Zavattini, about two boys scraping out an existence in devastated post-WWII Italy by shining the shoes of American G.I.’s, only allowed to be truly young when they can manage to afford an hour of horseback riding.
The Exorcist

The Exorcist

DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
1973 / 122min / DCP
When it rst appeared in cinemas Friedkin’s profane, blasphemous, frequently-brutal adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s best-selling supernatural thriller was experienced as a startling, almost-unprecedented cinematic assault, the harsh, harrowing work of a master filmmaker.
Mrs. Hyde

Mrs. Hyde

DIRECTOR: SERGE BOZON
2017 / 95min / DCP
The grand dame of the international art cinema, Isabelle Huppert, plays a double role in Bozon’s rich, strange comic thriller, a very free reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson set in the Paris suburbs.
Point of Order!

Point of Order!

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1964 / 97min / 35mm
De Antonio distilled down this taut true-life political-moral thriller, which following an opening narration by the director puts aside voiceover completely, allowing the historical record to speak clearly and convincingly for itself.
Underground

Underground

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO, MARY LAMPSON & HASKELL WEXLER
1976 / 87min / 16mm
At the heart of Underground are de Antonio, Lampson, and Wexler’s clandestine interviews with on-the-lam militant “Weatherpeople” Bill Ayers, Kathy Boudin, and Bernadine Dohrn—the very existence of which were enough to get the lmmakers subpoenaed by the FBI.
America is Hard to See

America is Hard to See

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1970 / 90min / 16mm
Offering an embedded perspective from inside cerebral Minnesota Congressman Eugene McCarthy’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, de Antonio observes the last stand of peace politics and moral sanity on the national American political field.
King Kong vs. Godzilla

King Kong vs. Godzilla

DIRECTOR: ISHIRô HONDA
1962 / 91min / 35mm
The biggest Japanese-American battle royale since WWII, shot in color TohoScope splendor-a first in the Godzilla franchise-by the master of the kaiju movie!
Rush to Judgment with Executive Action

Rush to Judgment with Executive Action

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1967 / 189min / 35mm
An early and perhaps never exceeded entry in the eld of Warren Report-skepticist works, Rush to Judgment, made in collaboration with attorney Mark Lane, reopens the case of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination. Screening with Executive Action.
Mr. Hoover and I

Mr. Hoover and I

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1989 / 86min / 16mm
De Antonio appears directly addressing the camera in autobiographical reverie, reflecting on the events of his seventy-year life and the parallel rise of the American police and surveillance state under the guidance of J. Edgar Hoover.
Painters Painting

Painters Painting

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1973 / 116min / 16mm
A series of pro les of painters and art world gures based around the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibition ‘New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940-1970,’ whose cast includes Willem de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler.
Screening Room with Emile de Antonio

Screening Room with Emile de Antonio

DIRECTOR: ROBERT GARDNER
1973 / 79min / Digital
A televised discussion with host Robert Gardner and De Antonio, along with visual anthropologist Edmund Carpenter.
In the King of Prussia

In the King of Prussia

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1983 / 92min / 16mm
In September of 1980, a group of anti-war activists who would come to be known as the “Plowshares Eight” were charged in connection with the destruction of materials intended for nuclear warheads in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Millhouse: A White Comedy with The Checkers Speech

Millhouse: A White Comedy with The Checkers Speech

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1971 / 92min / 35mm
A biopic portrait of Richard Nixon as complicated, pathos-ridden, and ultimately absurd as the man himself, de Antonio’s found-footage comedy/picaresque follows Number 37 on his rise to power.
The Intruder With Roger Corman

The Intruder With Roger Corman

DIRECTOR: ROGER CORMAN
84min / 35mm
Corman, a gifted raconteur who has seen just about everything there is to see in his life in movies, will be on hand to present two highlights of his extraordinarily prolific career, and hopefully to share a few insights into how to beat the system.
The Pit And The Pendulum With Roger Corman

The Pit And The Pendulum With Roger Corman

DIRECTOR: ROGER CORMAN
1961 / 80min / 35mm
Adaption of Edgar Allaen Poem set in 16th century Spain, where an imperious Vincent Price knows more than he lets on about the mysterious recent death of his wife.
Angels Wear White

Angels Wear White

DIRECTOR: VIVIAN QU
2017 / 107min / DCP
Two schoolgirls are assaulted in a motel; Mia, a teenager on-duty at the desk who is the lone witness, says nothing to the authorities for fear of reprisal, but she begins to buckle upon meeting one of the victims, 12-year-old Wen, and finds herself sucked into an intrigue involving media, local government, and more.
Light Sleeper

Light Sleeper

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
1992 / 103min / 35mm
Willem Dafoe, understated and unbelievably gentle, plays John LeTour, a recovering drug addict who still deals to a high-end New York clientele maintained by boss Susan Sarandon, who’s looking to move on from the business.
In the Year of the Pig

In the Year of the Pig

DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
1968 / 103min / 35mm
De Antonio’s best-known lm is a landmark of the burgeoning artistic protest against U.S. policy in Vietnam, drawing together found-footage material to create a comprehensive primer on the region’s colonial past and its destructively militarized present.
Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE
1976 / 113min / DCP
Martin Scorsese’s jarring masterpiece of violence in New York in the seventies.
The Walker

The Walker

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
2007 / 108min / 35mm
A droll, wry, and altogether perfect Woody Harrelson plays Carter Page III, a pure, corrupt creature of the Beltway whose impeccable manners make him an ideal paid companion to Washington D.C. socialites, the fact that he’s gay notwithstanding.
American Gigolo

American Gigolo

DIRECTOR: PAUL SCHRADER
1980 / 117min / 35mm
This is the movie where Schrader found a new alchemy of style and soul, fusing Italian design and west coast cool, queer aesthetics and religious art from the 12th century to Robert Bresson.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

DIRECTOR: JIM JARMUSCH
1999 / 116min / 35mm
Forest Whitaker’s Ghost Dog's a devoted bibliophile, following the samurai code as laid out in Yamamoto Tsunetomo’s Hagakure, and relaxes by tending to his pigeon coop, which you’d be wise not to mess with. While borrowing from Jean-Pierre Melville and spaghetti westerns, this offbeat piece of pulp art is finally pure Jarmusch.
The King And The Mockingbird

The King And The Mockingbird

DIRECTOR: PAUL GRIMAULT
1980 / 83min / DCP
Imagined as France’s first animated feature at the end of the 1940s by Grimault and poetic realist writer Jacques Prévert, The King and the Mockingbird is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, the tale of a cross-eyed king enamored of a painting of a shepherdess who only has eyes for a neighboring painting.
Brewster McCloud

Brewster McCloud

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALTMAN
1970 / 105min / 35mm
Reimagining the myth of Icarus, Altman risked imitating it—that is, letting his outsized imagination brush too close to the sun. The study of a boy (Bud Cort) living in the Houston Astrodome who aspires to fly away on a pair of self-constructed bird wings has been embraced as prime Altman and an authentic ‘70s one-off.
The Birds

The Birds

DIRECTOR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK
1963 / 119min / 35mm
One of Hitchcock’s supreme master-builder achievements plays on our fear of nature’s capricious cruelty, with San Francisco transplants Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor thrown together to try to survive the avian onslaught.