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11 Flowers

11 Flowers

Wang Xiaoshuai, 2013

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One of China’s foremost Sixth Generation directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) tells a striking, autobiographical coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution in his new film 11 Flowers.

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2 Autumns, 3 Winters

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Sébastien Betbeder, 2013

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Exclusive theatrical run!

This endearing and inventive romantic comedy tells the story of sad-sack Arman and his new love, Amélie.

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20 Feet From Stardom

20 Feet From Stardom

Morgan Neville, 2013

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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

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30th Anniversary Screening: This Is Spinal Tap

Rob Reiner, 1984

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Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer’s movie struck like a bolt from the blue in 1984, and instantly established a new high-water mark in comedy. We’re excited to be celebrating three decades of Spinal Tap with this special anniversary screening, and equally excited to be joined by Nigel Tufnel himself, Christopher Guest. Rock and roll!

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3D Naked Ambition

3D Naked Ambition

Lee Kung-lok, 2014

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North American Premiere

A low-level sex writer for an adult paper who can’t handle his girlfriend’s success at work and command in the bedroom travels to Japan and accidentally becomes a porn star in this 3-D sex romp.

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5 Fingers

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1952

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In the film that Manny Farber ranked as one of the best of 1952, the scenes between James Mason as Diello, a spy working as a valet to the British Ambassador who supplies a wealth of information to the German high command, and Danielle Darrieux as the object of his devotion are among the most scintillating in Mankiewicz’s entire body of work, sparking with sexual and class tensions.

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A Brief History of Transmedia Worlds with Henry Jenkins

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Keynote

Media Theorist and author (Convergence Culture and Spreadable Media) Henry Jenkins provides this year’s keynote address, an exploration of “world building” and contemporary transmedia storytelling.

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A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day

Edward Yang, 1991

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General Public: $17
Students & Seniors: $13
Members: $12

Yang’s deeply personal epic about a rebellious teenager in the early 1960s, inspired by Taiwan’s first juvenile homicide case.

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A Conversation with Jennifer Lee

A Conversation with Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee, 2013

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Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer Lee.

Columbia alum Jennifer Lee will present a screening of her Academy Award-winning animated film Frozen, about a princess who can’t escape her icy powers.

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A Dirty Shame

John Waters, 2004

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For his last completed film to date, Waters combined the encyclopedic, freak-show flair of his earlier movies with the gentler tone of his later tributes to specific, defunct genres—in this case, the sexploitation film.

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A Letter to Three Wives

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949

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Jeanne Crain, Ann Sothern, and Linda Darnell play the three wives who receive a letter from their mutual enemy Addie Ross (an unseen Celeste Holm) informing them that she will run away with one of their husbands in this intricately structured comic melodrama with a satirical eye on suburban striving.

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A Lonely Hero

A Lonely Hero

Gianni Amelio, 2013

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U.S. Premiere. Q&A with filmmaker Gianni Amelio on June 5.

Amelio’s deadpan parable follows a small everyday hero from Milan who throws himself at a wide array of “substitute” jobs with a deep moral consistency as he reinvents himself from day to day.

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A Married Woman

A Married Woman

Jean-Luc Godard, 1964

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Presented in 35mm!

May, 1964 – Godard meets Luigi Chiarini, the director of the Venice Film Festival, who tells him that he is sorry to have missed the chance to present the premiere of Band of Outsiders. Godard tells Chiarini that he can have another movie ready by August, goes to Columbia Pictures and pitches a story of adultery to be called The Married Woman, and hires Macha Méril to play the lead. The result is an exciting hybrid of fiction and documentary that was made in three months and greatly admired in Venice.

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A Night of Film & Food: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

A Night of Film & Food: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

David Gelb, 2011

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New Wave (the Film Society's patrons in their 20s and 30s) is partnering with the James Beard Foundation Greens (foodies under 40) for a second year to present an evening of film and food at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Guests will enjoy a special screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, followed by a reception featuring some of New York’s finest chefs, cocktails, beer, and wine.

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A Quiet Inquisition

A Quiet Inquisition

Alessandra Zeka, Holen Sabrina Kahn, 2014

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World Premiere. Q&A with filmmakers Alessandra Zeka and Holen Sabrina Kahn and subject Dr. Carla Cerrato.

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions and endangers her patients or taking a risk and providing the care that she knows can save a woman’s life.

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A Simple Story

Claude Sautet, 1978

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Not on DVD!

Romy Schneider gives a stunning performance as a middle-aged divorcée who decides to leave her lover (Claude Brasseur) and return to her husband (Bruno Cremer) in this Oscar-nominated Sautet classic.

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A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Ben Rivers & Ben Russell, 2013

ND/NF | Film Society | Faith and Religion | Drama | Foreign | Sat, Mar 22 | Tue, Mar 25 Buy Tickets: {film_showtimes orderby="showtimes_date" sort="asc"} {showtimes_date format="%D %M %j: %g:%i %a"} | {/film_showtimes}

Musician Robert A.A. Lowe stars as a man who embarks on a quest for utopia in experimental film and art masters Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s bewitching collaboration. Director Ben Rivers in person for both screenings. Director Ben Russell will be in person on March 22.

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A Street in Palermo

A Street in Palermo

Emma Dante, 2013

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U.S. Premiere

The first film by theater director Emma Dante takes place almost entirely in a narrow alleyway in a run-down neighborhood of Palermo, where two carloads of stubborn characters face off over their refusal to back up.

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ABC Africa

ABC Africa

2001

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Kiarostami’s first video-shot feature is both self-reflective and keenly observant of the lively spirits of AIDS orphans in Uganda.

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Pang Ho-cheung,

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This ensemble family melodrama about expectations of beauty and marital betrayal features Pang’s (Isabella) signature complex performances and magic-realist touch.

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