Film Comment Double Feature
- $13 General Public
- $9 Student & Senior
- $8 Member
Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise.
Villa Amalia (2009): Benoît Jacquot reteams with Isabelle Huppert for this beautifully realized story of a woman in free fall after discovering her husband is having an affair.
Deep in the Woods (2010): Isild Le Besco and Nahuel Perez Biscayart are extraordinary in this feverish tale of a grotesque 19th-century amour fou between a middle class village girl and a mesmerizing, feral vagabond.Read more »
Monday, May 067:00pm
Frenzy: More gruesome and graphic than Psycho, this often terrifying suspenser about a sex killer at large deploys Hitchcock’s Wrong Man plot standby one last time.
Stage Fright: The Master of Suspense hoodwinks the audience with an outrageous rule-breaking narrative device in this backstage murder mystery featuring Marlene Dietrich and Jane Wyman.Read more »
BASEketball (David Zucker, 1998): Trey Parker and Matt Stone combine basketball and baseball to invent a new national sport: Baseketball. After achieving superstar status as pro-athletes, they must battle to prevent the ideals of the NLB from being undermined. Journey psyche-outs abound.
Ruthless People (David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, 1986): In this black comedy, millionaire Danny DeVito plots to murder obnoxious wife Bette Midler, but embittered former associates Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater kidnap her first. Bill Pullman’s film debut.Read more »
Tuesday, April 026:30pm
A Film Comment Double Feature!
Howard Zieff’s underrated 1975 comedy about the early days of Hollywood western filmmaking Hearts of the West, starring Jeff Bridges and Alan Arkin, on a double bill with his 1973 caper comedy Slither, in which James Caan demonstrates his comedic chops.Read more »
Thursday, February 217:30pm
Writer-director Larry Cohen in person!
Legendary indie genre auteur Larry Cohen presents a double-feature of sordid (and legitimately thought-provoking) entertainment!Read more »
Paul Newman x 2 for Valentine’s Day! First, Newman plays drunk, dissolute Brick, husband to sultry Maggie the Cat (Elizabeth Taylor), in director Richard Brooks’s lively adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play, co-starring a torrential Burl Ives as cancer-stricken patriarch Big Daddy. Then, Newman swaggers into town as a roughneck drifter who makes an unlikely match for the wholesome daughter (Joanne Woodward, Newman’s future wife) of a Mississippi bigwig (Orson Welles). Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury co-star in Martin Ritt’s sumptuous CinemaScope take on stories by William Faulkner.Read more »
Fahrenheit 451: Truffaut’s sole foray into English language filmmaking and science fiction is a cool, stylish adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic allegorical novel about a world where books are forbidden and firemen are tasked with starting fires not putting them out.
Something Wicked This Way Comes: An underappreciated adaptation of Bradbury’s 1962 novel about a sinister traveling carnival, from director Jack Clayton (The Innocents).Read more »
I Wanna Hold Your Hand: A frenetic comedy about four girls’ scheme to meet the Beatles prior to their legendary 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Used Cars: In this caustic, rapid-fire satire, two used-car dealerships fight a battle royale, with Kurt Russell, Jack Warden and a 70s character actor who’s who.
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Wednesday, February 067:00pm
Steven Soderbergh in person to introduce End of the Road! Q&A with Stacy Keach via Skype!
The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty, 1980): Stacy Keach is the new head of a remote insane asylum for U.S. military personnel—or is he? With Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller. and Moses Gunn.
End of the Road (Aram Avakian, 1970): Catatonic mental patient Keach begins a new life as a college teacher in this darkly comic John Barth adaptation written by Terry Southern. With James Earl Jones and Harris Yulin.Read more »