NYFF51: Revivals

As Martin Scorsese has put it, there will be no future for cinema if we don’t preserve its past. These 11 wondrous films were made between 1946 and 2000, each one was in serious need of attention, and each one is here to discover…or re-discover.

In This Series

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Martin Scorsese | 1993 | 139 mins

Director Martin Scorsese, actress Winona Ryder, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker in person!

20 years later, this stunning adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel seems like one of Scorsese’s greatest—a magnificent lament for missed chances and lost time.

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Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Leos Carax | 1984 | 100 mins

Leos Carax’s debut feature, a lush black-and-white fable of last-ditch romance drawn from a cinephilic grab bag of influences and allusions, instantly situated the young director as a modern-day heir to the great French Romantics.

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The Chase

The Chase

Arthur Ripley | 1946 | 86 mins

This crazily plotted 1946 adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s The Black Path of Fear, the very essence of “film noir,” features Robert Cummings as an everyman vet whose life is turned upside down when he finds a wallet that belongs to a sadistic gangster. Screening with Mark Kausler and Greg Ford's It's the Cat and Some Other Cat (total running time: 7m).

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The Lusty Men

The Lusty Men

Nicholas Ray | 1952 | 113 mins

Nick Ray’s film about life on the tough, restless world of the rodeo circuit with Robert Mitchum and Susan Hayward has become more heartbreakingly lonesome and expressive with each passing year.

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Manila in the Claws of Light

Manila in the Claws of Light

Lino Brocka | 1975 | 124 mins

This searing melodrama shot on the streets of Manila with Bembel Roco and Hilda Koronel as doomed lovers, is one of the greatest films of Lino Brocka, the prolific Filipino filmmaker who tragically died in a car accident at the age of 52.

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Mauvais Sang

Mauvais Sang

Leos Carax | 1986 | 116 mins

Leos Carax’s swoon-inducing portrait of love among thieves offers an ecstatic depiction of what it feels like to be young, restless and madly in love.

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Mysterious Object at Noon

Mysterious Object at Noon

Apichatpong Weerasetakhul | 2000 | 83 mins

A camera crew travels the length of Thailand asking villagers to invent episodes in an ever-expanding story in the first feature from Apichatpong Weerasethakul: part road movie, part folk storytelling exercise, part surrealist party game.

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Providence

Providence

Alain Resnais | 1977 | 110 mins

Alain Resnais’ first English-language production largely takes place in the feverish mind of a dying novelist (John Gielgud), as he compulsively conjures a feverish labyrinthine narrative.

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Sandra

Sandra

Luchino Visconti | 1965 | 105 mins

Claudia Cardinale’s title character returns to her ancestral home in Tuscany and has a reckoning with her family’s dark wartime past in Luchino Visconti’s recasting of the Electra myth as a gothic melodrama.

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They Live by Night

They Live by Night

Nicholas Ray | 1948 | 95 mins

Nicholas Ray's widow, Susan Ray, will be present at the screening!

Nick Ray’s feature debut, adapted from Edward Anderson’s 1935 novel Thieves Like Us, is at once innovative, visually electrifying, behaviorally nuanced, and soulfully romantic.

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Try and Get Me

Try and Get Me

Cy Endfield | 1950 | 85 mins

Introduced by Eddie Muller, representing the UCLA Archive and the Film Noir Foundation!

Cy Endfield’s coruscating 1950 film, based on a true story about two men from San Jose who were lynched after their arrests for kidnapping and murder, is animated by an acute awareness of class and economic pressures and builds to a harrowing climax.

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