Oct 15 - Oct 22
On the occasion of her centenary, a retrospective for the novelist Marguerite Duras, who broke into film with her elliptical screenplay for Hiroshima Mon Amour. That film’s radical disjunction of sound and image evolved into her signature over the course of her 19 formally daring works.
Oct 20 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!
Staring at Sound is an exploration of sound and image: what it means to watch something; the myriad ways in which performance, film, and video art intersect and enrich one another; and how sound and light interact with each other within a space.
Oct 31 - Nov 6
Now in its eighth year, New York’s top festival for quality horror from around the globe is back! This year’s fright fest will bring you a collection of hair-raising premieres and rediscovered classics. A Halloween evening blowout featuring a screening of What We Do in the Shadows followed by a vampire-themed costume party will kick off an exhilarating week of terrifying shockers and demented mayhem.
The Film Society is proud to present the most complete American retrospective to date of this major, criminally underseen Filipino master, timed to the release of his latest film, Norte, the End of History. The series launches with a rare screening of his seven-and-a-half-hour Melancholia (2008) and continues with one screening a month through February 2015.