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42nd Chaplin Award Gala Honoring Robert Redford

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Join us as we salute the Academy Award–winning director, actor, producer, environmentalist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival and Institute, Mr. Robert Redford.

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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 Dazzling Imagination

Daniel Bird, 2014

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This program of documentaries—all directed by series co-curator Daniel Bird—sheds light on the life and sui generis career of Borowczyk, ranging from his early animations, his erotic feature films, and his artwork beyond the realm of cinema.

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A Dream Is What You Wake Up From

Larry Bullard, Carolyn Johnson, 1978

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Q&A with filmmaker JT Takagi of Third World Newsreel, archivist Elena Rossi-Snook of the NYPL for the Performing Arts, and curator Clairesa Clay

Three black families, observed in their daily lives, their thoughts, values, and aspirations expressed on the soundtrack, as well as their different approaches to the struggle for survival in contemporary society.

Screening with Black Faces (Young Filmmakers Foundation, 1970, 16mm, 1m)

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Actress on Actress: Nathalie Baye & Mélanie Laurent

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SK1 star Nathalie Baye, who started her career with François Truffaut, Maurice Pialat, and Jean-Luc Godard, will sit down with Breathe director Mélanie Laurent, well known for her roles in Inglourious Basterds, Beginners, and Enemy and discuss their career, working with U.S. directors, and much more.

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Afrique 50 and New Short Works

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This program features new works by avant-garde artists Basim Magdy, Ben Russell, and Peggy Ahwesh, along with a key work from the late René Vautier, whose Afrique 50 remains one of the most vital and urgent examples of the camera’s power to write—and rewrite—history.

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All That Jazz

Bob Fosse, 1979

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Panel discussion with assistant choreographer Gene Foote, Nicole Fosse, and dancers from the film!

“It’s showtime, folks!” Roy Scheider is never less than captivating in Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical musical extravaganza, back on the big screen after a 15-year 4K digital restoration by The Film Foundation.

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American Cheerleader

James Pellerito, David Barba, 2014

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Q&A with James Pellerito and David Barba!

Two high-school teams—one from New Jersey and one from Kentucky—empowered by families and devoted coaches, redefine what it means to be an American cheerleader today in this engrossing documentary.

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An Evening with Jessie Maple

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Q&A with Jessie Maple and Leroy Patton

An evening with trailblazer and pioneer Jessie Maple, the first African-American woman to gain entry in New York’s camera operators union. This program will include her feature debut, Will, the story of a basketball coach fighting demons and dealing with modern urban life.

Will (Jessie Maple, 1981, 70m)

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An Evening with Tom McCarthy

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Q&A with acclaimed author Tom McCarthy followed by a signing of his new book Satin Island

On the occasion of the publication of his latest novel, Satin Island, acclaimed writer and artist Tom McCarthy will introduce and discuss a double bill of Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, Johan Grimonprez’s essay film on the history of airplane hijackings, and Antony Balch and William S. Burroughs’s seminal collage film, Towers Open Fire.

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Androids Dream + Nova Dubai

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Q&A with Gustavo Vinagre

The haunting Androids Dream is simultaneously a meditation on Spain’s economic crisis and on terrorism (and a sly reimagining of Philip K. Dick’s seminal cyberpunk novel), while Nova Dubai follows a group of young gay Brazilian men as they candidly explore their desires, capitalism, family, and self-destructive impulses against the backdrop of an overdeveloped urban neighborhood.

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Appropriate Behavior

Desiree Akhavan, 2015

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Q&A with Desiree Akhavan moderated by Ira Sachs, followed by a reception in the Furman Gallery open to all ticket holders!

Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) struggles to become an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual, and a hip young woman from Brooklyn.

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Archipelago

Archipelago

Joanna Hogg, 2010

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Artist Focus: Keren Cytter

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Keren Cytter in attendance

Israeli artist Keren Cytter’s films, video installations, and drawings represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling, yielding poetic montages that are self-referential, thought-provoking, and inescapably engrossing.

Please note: This event has been reschedule for April 20 at the Jewish Museum. Click here for more info.

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Ballet 422

Jody Lee Lipes, 2014

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Balletomanes and behind-the-scenes aficionados will revel in director Jody Lee Lipes’s visual diary of the creation of New York City Ballet’s 422nd original ballet and its impassioned, up-and-coming choreographer.

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Ballet Boys

Kenneth Elvebakk, 2013

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In this heartwarming documentary, three pals train at the Norwegian Ballet School, encountering a variety of new challenges and opportunities as they navigate the competitive world of dance and their last years of high school. Screening with Det Skal Danses Vaek (Maia Elisabeth Sørensen, 5m).

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Behind Convent Walls

Walerian Borowczyk, 1977

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Introduction by Violet Lucca of Film Comment

Borowczyk's first Italian production concerns the antics of a convent full of sexually repressed nuns and is a serious exploration of the relationship between flesh and spirit.

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Birds of September

Sarah Francis, 2013

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North American Premiere

A thrilling new species of the city symphony, Sarah Francis’s feature debut, shot in Beirut from within a glass-walled van, is an empathetic attempt to capture the mood of a city—one block, and one person, at a time.

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Black Ballerina

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Free event!

Followed by a panel featuring producer/director Frances McElroy, Dance Theater of Harlem artistic director Virginia Johnson, and former Ballets Russes ballerina Raven Wilkinson.

Black Ballerina is a documentary-in-progress that uses the overwhelmingly white world of classical ballet to take a fresh look at race, diversity, and inclusion. Narrated by black women of different generations but united in their passion for ballet, the film asks if anything has changed and why diversity in dance matters.

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Black Journal Program

1968

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Q&A with Charles Hobson, Louise Greaves, Kent Garrett, Madeline Anderson, and Lou Potter moderated by Mable Haddock, founding President and CEO of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC)

The first nationally broadcast black newsmagazine, produced by William Greaves and Lou Potter and hosted by Wali Saddiq and Greaves, was home to a who’s-who of producers, directors, editors, and cinematographers working in a diversity of styles with unrivaled creativity and experimentation.

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