Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West joins us for a discussion following the epic adventure of survival THE REVENANT. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Betrayed by his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.
In the latest of our Recent Belgian Cinema screenings, writer-director Raf Reyntjens’ affecting new dramedy focuses on travel company bus driver Mario Dockers (Gene Bervoets), who is asked to drive a boisterous group of passengers to an electronic music festival in Croatia – a trip that could reunite him with his estranged son. Belgian beer reception to follow. This free screening is for current American Cinematheque Members only, who have received the invitation to RSVP. If you are not a Member and wish to become one to receive the invitation to attend, please find information on joining here.
Our tribute to the Oscars salutes little Oskar Matzerath, central character of this Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner. David Bennent stars as the boy who uses his tin drum and glass-shattering voice to display his disgust with the adult world.
This Family Friday double feature of Walt Disney favorites begins with ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN, which follows orphaned siblings Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards, who are being pursued by ruthless a millionaire and his lawyer. In the sequel, RETURN FROM WITCH MOUNTAIN, the telekinetic teens face off against villainous scientist Christopher Lee and his patron, Bette Davis.
We mark the birthday of legendary director Luis Buñuel with one of his most brilliant, scandalous films, in which a novice nun finds herself corrupted by her uncle (Fernando Rey) - until she turns the tables on him by installing a group of beggars and lepers in his rural mansion. Program includes the short documentary "The Journey of a Surrealist" and a cocktail reception.
Charlie Chaplin produced a dozen shorts for the Mutual Film Corporation which included some of the funniest and most brilliant sequences of his career. This program of highlights includes: “The Immigrant,” “The Cure,” “The Rink” and “The Adventurer,” with live musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick.