Director Terry Gilliam’s groundbreaking sci-fi satire BRAZIL screens with George Lucas' first (and most adult) picture THX 1138, which outdoes 1984 and Brave New World in painting a bleak, dehumanized future.
With its hypnotic visuals and palpably wistful characters, director Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological suspense masterpiece VERTIGO continues to entrance audiences as one of the greatest films of all time. See it on the big screen as it was meant to be seen - in a striking 70mm print!
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.
In our image-obsessed society, sound design in cinema has been reduced to a mere supporting role: Making the image comprehensible or underscoring emotional intent. But what happens when sound design (music, effects, language) is elevated from an invisible craft to a dazzling main component of cinematic construction? Film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris turns up the creative volume on the importance of sound design to allow us to hear what is usually just seen.
A wonderful collaboration between Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, 1930's L'AGE D'OR features a series of gleefully irreverent vignettes, the most sustained of which centers on lovers frustrated by some of Buñuel’s favorite fixations - the church and the bourgeoisie. It's paired with one of Buñuel’s most brilliant, scandalous films, 1961's VIRIDIANA, 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.