Of the European émigré directors who instilled a distinctive impressionistic style into American cinema beginning in the 1930s, few have been more overlooked than John Brahm. His exquisite use of the camera combined with a personal yen for the psychologically offbeat resulted in his specialization in film noir (LET US LIVE, THE LOCKET) and gaslight horror (THE LODGER, HANGOVER SQUARE).
Along with an advance screening of the about-to-be-released BOULEVARD (starring Robin Williams in his final performance), we’re taking a look back at some of his greatest roles. Series includes GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, THE FISHER KING, GOOD WILL HUNTING, DEAD POETS SOCIETY, and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.
Have a safe and sane Fourth of July weekend in one of our air-conditioned theaters, where you can catch 40th-anniversary screenings of JAWS, concert film WILLIE NELSON’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION, Kubrick chiller THE SHINING, and Declaration of Independence musical 1776 with director Peter H. Hunt in person!
Join us for some of today’s best French films and filmmakers, from high-profile independent works to quirky discoveries. These monthly screenings will focus specifically on emerging talents and films that do not currently have U.S. distribution. L’Apero (a French custom of drinks and appetizers) at each screening is generously provided by Normandie Bakery and Wine-Street.com.
In a land that reveres cinema like no other, France has, hidden in its oeuvre, crime films and dark melodramas that capture the essence of noir with a deadly panache. “The French Had a Name for It,” co-presented by Midcentury Productions, begins the exploration of this largely unknown continent, beginning with rarities featuring some of France’s greatest and best-known stars, including Brigitte Bardot, Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret and director Julien Duvivier.
Gods, mortals and mythical beasts of every variety join us in some of the most imaginative films of the 1980s, including CLASH OF THE TITANS, LABYRINTH, RETURN TO OZ, CONAN THE BARBARIAN and many more!