Winner of four Academy Awards, including one for John Alcott’s marvelous cinematography (the all-candlelit interiors must be seen to be believed), Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON stars Ryan O’Neal as Thackeray’s flawed 18th-century soldier of fortune, struggling to find his place in a rigidly structured social hierarchy.
One man’s struggle to survive the Armenian Genocide and reunite with his daughters fuels the powerful drama THE CUT. “A genuine, hand-made epic, of the type that people just don’t make anymore … that has great intensity, beauty and sweeping grandeur.” - Martin Scorsese.
Retro Format's series of D.W. Griffith shorts resumes with films from early 1911, including Mary Pickford in “The Three Sisters” and "When a Man Loves” and Dorothy Bernard in “Fate’s Turning” and “The Lily of the Tenements,” with live musical accompaniment!
With its hypnotic visuals and wistful characters, director Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological suspense masterpiece VERTIGO continues to entrance audiences. See it on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen - and in a 70mm print!
A Rainer Werner Fassbinder mini-retrospective begins with THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, focusing on a WWII widow who sees no option for survival but to ascend pitilessly to the top, and a 40th anniversary screening of FOX AND HIS FRIENDS, starring Fassbinder himself as a working-class guy who falls in with an elegant and status-conscious group of men after he wins an improbable lottery.
Made by longtime friend Christian Braad Thomsen, FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS is an intimate portrait of the director filled with revealing and previously unseen interviews. It's paired with Fassbinder's cross-generational, interracial romance drama ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL, a surprisingly tender film that often is considered his best.