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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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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 Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day

Edward Yang, 1991

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General Public: $17
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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 Carol for Another Christmas

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1964

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Mankiewicz’s only television film is a dark update of A Christmas Carol in the shadow of nuclear war, starring Sterling Hayden and Peter Sellers, written by Rod Serling and sponsored by Xerox. The score is by none other than Henry Mancini.

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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 Tale of Winter

Eric Rohmer, 1992

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Exclusive two week run opens December 19!

Rohmer’s late-career masterpiece is at once a luminous Christian parable about the transformative effects of grace and a frightening, unresolved picture of the role chance plays in regulating and structuring human affairs.

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A Walk With Love and Death

John Huston, 1969

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Two lovers act out a brief, doomed romance while their world comes apart around them in Huston’s oblique 14th-century take on the “make love not war” generation.

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Above and Beyond

Roberta Grossman, 2014

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Q&A with producer Nancy Spielberg

Combining interviews with the men who smuggled U.S. planes behind the Iron Curtain to train and fight in the Israeli War of Independence with stunning footage from the planes, this documentary poetically traces the journey from hometown to homeland.

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Across the Pacific

John Huston, 1942

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Huston’s third feature reteams much of the Maltese Falcon cast and crew, but it never actually crosses the Pacific—the locale changed from Pearl Harbor to Panama when the plot’s scenario became a reality before it could be filmed.

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All About Eve

Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950

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With its three magnificent lead characters, Anne Baxter’s Eve Harrington, George Sanders’s Addison DeWitt, and Bette Davis’s Margo Channing, the aging star who is gradually edged out of the limelight by the wanton Eve under Addison’s jaded and watchful eye, the legendary All About Eve gets fresher with each passing year.

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Angels of Revolution

Alexey Fedorchenko, 2014

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U.S. Premiere

This colorful film tells the story of five cosmopolitan friends, led by the famous “Polina the Revolutionary,” searching for answers about Russian avant-gardists who trekked up to the banks of the Amnya River to take part in the Great Samoyedic War.

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Annie

John Huston, 1982

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When Huston agreed to bring the incredibly successful Broadway adaptation of Harold Gray’s comic Little Orphan Annie to the screen, the result was one of his most expensive films, one of his only musicals, and the biggest hit of his late career.

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Antonio Gaudí

Antonio Gaudí

Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1984

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Japanese auteur Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes) proves the ideal filmmaker to document the legacy of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, lovingly lingering on the lines, curves, and surfaces of Gaudí’s incomparably imaginative designs.

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Archipelago

Archipelago

Joanna Hogg, 2010

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Artist Focus: Keren Cytter

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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.

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Beat The Devil

John Huston, 1953

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Called the first camp movie by no less than Roger Ebert, Beat the Devil offers a wry send-up of noir classics, taking special aim at Huston’s own Maltese Falcon (with Bogart and Peter Lorre spoofing their roles and Jennifer Jones stealing the show playing against type).

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Beloved Sisters

Dominik Graf, 2014

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North American Premiere

Romantic sentiment runs high but aristocratic decorum holds sway in this beautiful and thoroughly modern rendering of the real-life 18th-century love triangle involving German poet Friedrich Schiller and two sisters of noble birth, Charlotte and Caroline, whose strikingly intense relationship and profound mutual devotion verge on symbiosis.

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Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2014

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Closing Night

One-time action hero Riggan Thomson (a jaw-dropping Michael Keaton) stages his own adaptation of Raymond Carver’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Love while contending with a scene-hogging narcissist, a vulnerable actress, and an unhinged girlfriend for co-stars; a resentful daughter; a manager who’s about to come undone... and his ego, the inner demon of the superhero that made him famous, Birdman.

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Breakin’

Joel Silberg, 1984

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This devastatingly entertaining cult classic tells the tale of a struggling jazz dancer who, with the help of street-dancing friends, becomes the new sensation of the crowds—and did more to put spandex on the silver screen than any other single work of art of any discipline.

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Breathing (Atmen)

Karl Markovics,

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