• A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

    A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate

    Edna Purviance (Chaplin’s real-life lover and leading lady in over 30 of his Mutual and Essanay comedies) stars as the eponymous femme, Marie, a desperate young woman who reckons she has been dumped by her fickle and irresponsible fiancé, Jean (Carl Miller), after he mysteriously stands her up at a railway station, where they were to meet for a couples excursion to Paris together. Instead, she goes off to Paris alone, where she meets rich philanderer Pierre Revel (Adolphe Menjou…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    Sensing we need to set up a world-wide screening of this film. Like tomorrow.

  • Black God, White Devil

    Black God, White Devil

    Glauber Rocha’s unflinching polemic BLACK GOD, WHITE DEVIL weaves a mystical tale of false prophets and blind faith. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Brazil, Rocha follows Manoel, a poor rancher who kills his greedy employer, as he and his wife flee law enforcement. The couple joins a religious cult lead by self-proclaimed saint Sebastião, a compelling yet extreme ideologue who preaches violence against landowners. Rocha is an expressive and deliberate storyteller; the heavy contrast black and white cinematography compliments…

  • Godland



    The struggle between the strictures of religion and our own brute animal nature plays out amid the beautifully forbidding landscapes of remote Iceland in this stunning psychological epic from director Hlynur Pálmason. In the late nineteenth century, Danish priest Lucas (Elliott Crosset Hove) makes the perilous trek to Iceland’s southeastern coast with the intention of establishing a church. There, the arrogant man of God finds his resolve tested as he…

  • Mirror


    A senses-ravishing odyssey through the halls of time and memory, Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime reflection on 20th century Russian history is as much a film as it is a poem composed in images, as much a work of cinema as it is a hypnagogic hallucination. In a richly textured collage of varying film stocks and newsreel footage, the recollections of a dying poet flash before our eyes, dreams mingling with scenes of childhood, wartime, and marriage, all imbued with the mystic…

  • Pitfall


    Hiroshi Teshigahara’s debut feature and first collaboration with novelist Kobo Abe, Pitfall is many things: a mysterious, unsettling ghost story, a portrait of human alienation, and a compellingly surreal critique of soulless industry, shot in elegant black and white.

    Our sparkling 35mm print screens tonight at Japan Society in NYC.

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Oh my.

  • When the Cat Comes

    When the Cat Comes

    In this contemporary fairy tale and rediscovered cult classic from the Czech New Wave, a mysterious traveling circus rolls into a traditional Bohemian village, including a magician (Jan Werich), his beautiful assistant Diana (Emília Vásáryová), and a magic cat with sunglasses who harbors a secret power, unbeknownst to most of the locals. The magical feline mascot unleashes mayhem and ignites outright anarchy among the town’s residents when it is brought to attention it can reveal the true nature of people…

  • L’Amour Fou

    L’Amour Fou

    During the rehearsals of a radical reinterpretation of the tragedy "Andromaque", the Parisian theater director and actor, Sébastien (Jean-Pierre Kalfon), finds that his two loves - the theatre and his wife, Claire (Bulle Ogier), a fellow actress who dropped out of the production and wants out of the marriage - can't find a way to coexist. Shooting in a dazzling mixture of 35mm and 16mm film stocks, Rivette cuts between an experimental theater company’s rehearsals for the production, a television…

  • PlayTime


    The 70mm is coming out of the vault for the first time in ten years for The Paris Theater re-opening.

  • Afire


    Love is ablaze in Christian Petzold’s latest, AFIRE. Hoping to resolve a stubborn case of writer’s block, writer Leon accompanies a friend to his Aunt’s summer home, but an unexpected house guest disrupts his concentration. Set against the backdrop of fast-approaching wildfires, romance and creativity spark in Petzold’s Berlin prize-winner. 

    Q&A’s tonight and tomorrow with Christian Petzold at NYC’s IFC Center and Film at Lincoln Center, and through Monday at the American Cinematheque in LA. Coming soon to theaters nationwide!

  • The Mother and the Whore

    The Mother and the Whore

    Jean Eustache’s autobiographical opus THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE opens this Friday at Film at Lincoln Center. French New Wave poster boy Jean Pierre-Léaud serves as Eusatche’s incarnate, Alexandre: a narcissistic, pseudo-intellectual byproduct of the post-’68 mentality, tangled up in a love triangle with his older girlfriend Marie and a sexually-liberated young nurse, Veronika. 

    Clocking in at 220 minutes (but anyone will tell you it flies by!), THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE is a not-to-be missed theatrical experience. Get tickets now! Coming soon to more cities.