The first large-budget production from Abel Ferarra, controversial director of Driller Killer and Bad Lieutenant, features an unforgettable performance from Christopher Walken as gangland drug baron Frank White, who recently released from prison sets out to be 'King of New York'.
Fri, May 24 – Thurs, May 30 1:20 3:00 4:40 6:20 8:00 9:40 Claude Autant-Lara’s rediscovered comedy/drama, starring Jean Gabin and French comedian Bourvil (winner, Best Actor at Venice), in new restoration. ★★★★ CRITICS’ PICK! – Time Out New York. “A LOST GEM! PLAYS THE GERMAN OCCUPATION FOR SLAPSTICK COMEDY! The odd couple Gabin and Bourvil inevitably wind up in the hands of the Gestapo… and the repartee is often hilarious.” – J. Hoberman, Artinfo. “THE MOST EXHILARATING KIND OF CRAZY COMEDY!” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine. “EXPLOSIVELY FUNNY!” – Pauline Kael
FINAL WEEK Through Tues, May 28 1:15 3:45 7:00 9:30 Philippe Béziat goes behind the scenes of a brilliant reimagining of Verdi’s classic opera, directed for the stage by Jean-François Sivadier, starring French coloratura superstar Natalie Dessay. “Spare and ravishing. A gutsy, scraping-out-the-soul performance. Dessay, as much a trouper as she is a brilliant vocalist… digs deep, pulling from herself a bruised and gorgeous lament, each note – each tortured misterioso – a raw and gleaming pearl. Time with Dessay is worth treasuring.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice. “Between Beziat’s painterly compositions, Verdi’s score, and Sivadier’s exchanges with Dessay, it’s a feast!” – Craig Seligman, Bloomberg
Last 2 Days! Must End Thurs, May 23 1:00 3:10 5:20 7:30 9:40 Jerry Schatzberg’s 1970s road movie, starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes. ★★★★ #1 CRITICS’ PICK! “One of the unfortunately lesser-known features of American cinema’s ’70s golden age. Schatzberg’s gorgeously grungy road movie, shot in grainy widescreen by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, [is] another ephemeral American dream lost in the haze of living hand-to-mouth, surviving day by day. Hollywood movies have rarely spoken such tough and tender truths.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York. “THE QUINTESSENTIAL ROAD TRIP MOVIE! Pacino and Hackman at their finest!” – Village Voice
FINAL WEEK Through Tues, May 28 1:00 3:15 5:45 8:00 10:10 A new French feature based on the true story of the relationship that developed in late 19th century France between famed neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot and Augustine, his star patient at Salpêtrière Hospital. Starring French recording artist Soko, Vincent Lindon, and Chiara Mastroianni. ★★★★ “Vivid and feverish… a dark romance of sex and power. A melodrama of transference… exploring the treacherous dynamics between a fallible therapist and a disturbed patient. A love story too, but not in the conventional sense. AUGUSTINE is intellectually satisfying partly because it communicates its ideas at the level of feeling, through the uncanny power of Soko’s face and body. A well-known French pop singer, she is as grave and luminous as a silent-film star. Our pity turns to awe.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times. “Gorgeously shot, lavishly costumed and well-acted.” – Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
Sunday, May 26 at 11am ALL TICKETS $7 Weekly matinee series of classic films for kids and their families continues this Sunday, May 26 with Richard Linklater’s modern comedy classic SCHOOL OF ROCK, starring Jack Black in a comic tour-de-force. PLUS AIR GUITAR CONTEST!
Following the SCHOOL OF ROCK screening, girls and boys 12 and under are invited to take part in our Air Guitar contest, with prizes going to future guitar gods! You don’t need to bring anything but a lot of rhythm. (Hint: start studying your Hendrix, Beatles, Cream, AC/DC, and other hard rockers!)
Wed, May 29 – Tues, June 11 1:00 2:00 3:10 4:15 5:30 6:30 7:45 8:45 10:00 Margarethe von Trotta’s drama starring Barbara Sukowa as the controversial intellectual, author and Holocaust scholar, who coined the term “the banality of evil” in her famed book Eichmann in Jerusalem. US theatrical premiere Wednesday, May 29. “Barbara Sukowa is magnetic as the great writer and philosopher. Seems like an impossible subject for film, yet even viewers who have never read a word of her books will be stirred by her intellectual and emotional courage in Sukowa’s award-worthy performance.”
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter. IN-PERSON EVENTS HANNAH ARENDT filmmaker MARGARETHE VON TROTTA with star BARBARA SUKOWA and screenwriter PAMELA KATZ in person at the following shows: Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 and 7:45 with co-star JANET MCTEER! Friday, May 31 at 6:30 and 7:45 Saturday, June 1 at 7:45 (von Trotta only)
Fri, May 31 – Thurs, June 6 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 Ted Kotcheff’s rediscovered comedy/drama, starring Richard Dreyfuss in his breakout role, in new restoration. “FUNNY, FANTASTIC AND MOVING! SUPERBLY LOONY!” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times. “No matter how phenomenal Richard Dreyfuss is in other roles, it’s not likely that he’ll ever top his performance in this teeming, energetic Canadian film. His baby-faced Duddy is a force of nature!” – Pauline Kael. DIRECTOR TED KOTCHEFF IN PERSON! Director Ted Kotcheff will introduce the 7:00 show of THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ on opening night, Friday, May 31. Q&A to follow the screening.
Berlin-based Israeli artist Dani Gal’s films investigate social and political tensions, and historical narratives. This screening includes the recent Nacht und Nebel (2011), a 22 minute retelling of political intrigue based on an interview conducted by the artist with a Holocaust survivor. Followed by a Q&A with Gal.
This slick adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel exorcizes much of the violence and pornography that attracted notoriety surrounding the book's publication to instead focus on the source text's scathing social satire of 1980s consumer culture.