May 13

REBIRTH OF A NATION: A COLLABORATION WITH THE HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL

7:00PM – DO THE RIGHT THING
Spike Lee (1989) 120 mins R

This fevered celebration of multi-racial Brooklyn in the midst of a blistering heatwave remains Lee’s defining and most triumphant “joint”. So iconic is the film that the street on which it was shot is now called Do the Right Thing Way. Fired by the music of Public Enemy and a wonderful score by Lee’s father, and shot with punchy aplomb by Ernest Dickerson, Lee orchestrates a hugely dynamic web of characters in an exuberant masterwork of inventive humanism.

Starring Ossie Davis, Danny Aiello, Rosie Perez, Ruby Dee, Spike Lee, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson and Bill Nunn as the indelible Radio Raheem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muc7xqdHudI


9:15PM – THE GREAT FLOOD
Bill Morrison (2012) 80 mins

The spring of 1927 saw the most destructive river flood in American history, the wild, untamed Mississippi River causing mass migration to the cities and accelerating the dissemination of the already rich musical legacy of the black American South. For this collaboration with composer Bill Frisell, Morrison scoured archives for images of the devastation, assembling the degraded debris into a haunting web of experience and memory. Frisell’s remarkable score, itself gleaned from the musical memories of the devastated plains, escalates the film into the poetic sublime.

February 5
OPENING NIGHT

February 12 – February 26
VITTORIO DE SICA: CINEMA, ITALIAN STYLE

March 4 – March 18
LIGHT AND SHADOW: THE MERCURIAL STARDOM OF MARLENE DIETRICH

March 23 – April 6
CAST A DARK SHADOW: THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF DIRK BOGARDE

April 13 – April 29
THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER

May 6 – May 20
“LIFE’S PARADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS”: DOUGLAS SIRK

May 27 – June 10
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

June 17 – July 1
DRIFTING STATES: THE FILMS OF APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

July 8
AT HOME IN THE WORLD: CECIL HOLMES, ACTIVIST FILMMAKER

July 15 – July 29
HIROSHI SHIMIZU: FORGOTTEN MASTER

September 2 – September 16
JEAN COCTEAU: THE POETRY OF DREAMS

September 23 – September 30
QUEERING THE ARCHIVE: THE CINEMA OF BARBARA HAMMER

October 7 – October 14
GALLOWS BACCHANALIAS, FRACTIOUS FAIRY-TALES AND THE RULE OF THREE: THE CINEMA OF JURAJ JAKUBISKO

October 21 – November 4
REACHING BEYOND THE FRAME: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

November 11 – November 25
BORSCHT, SAUERKRAUT, GOULASH AND LEMONADE: AN INTRODUCTION TO OSTERNS AND RED WESTERNS

December 2 – December 16
THE LAND IS OURS: YOUSSEF CHAHINE