NYFF52 Revivals

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

Burroughs: The Movie

Burroughs: The Movie

An evocative and one-of-a-kind portrait of William Burroughs, built around a series of encounters with the great American writer himself and interviews with many friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Terry Southern, John Giorno. and Brion Gysin. A true New York movie.

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Thursday, October 09

9:00pm
The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates

A cine-poem of the life of the 18th-century Armenian/Georgian poet and singer Sayat-Nova by Sergei Parajanov, which Michelangelo Antonioni once called a film of “stunningly perfect beauty,” now impeccably restored.

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Thursday, October 02

6:00pm
Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour

This debut feature from Alain Resnais, written by Marguerite Duras, a story told in two tenses about the aftereffect of the atomic bomb as experienced by two lovers in Hiroshima, is one of the great masterworks of modernist cinema, now fully restored.

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Friday, October 10

6:00pm
Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Alfred Hitchcock’s dark, moody adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel about a group of smugglers on the Cornish coast that forces ships to run aground in order to loot their holds, with Charles Laughton and a wildly beautiful 18-year-old Maureen O’Hara.

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Tuesday, October 07

12:30pm
The Man from Laramie

The Man from Laramie

This tough, visually powerful, and emotionally intense Technicolor Western, one of the first films in the genre to be shot in CinemaScope, marked the final collaboration between James Stewart and Anthony Mann, who reinvigorated the Western genre in the ’50s.

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Wednesday, October 01

6:00pm
Moana with Sound

Moana with Sound

A beautiful restoration of Monica Flaherty’s 1980 version of her father Robert Flaherty’s groundbreaking film, Moana with Sound has a soundtrack, meticulously recorded on location, that is perfectly synced with Flaherty’s original silent images.

Screening with A Night of Storytelling (Robert Flaherty, 12m).

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Tuesday, September 30

6:15pm
Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Sergio Leone’s final and perhaps greatest film, a New York gangster saga housed within an intricate construction that shuttles through time, with Robert De Niro, James Woods leading a remarkable cast. This restoration, including material previously unseen in the U.S., preserves the director’s original structure.

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Saturday, September 27

2:30pm
The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

A meticulous restoration of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s version of French composer Jacques Offenbach’s 1881 opera from three stories by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann. The singularly thrilling film is a pure cinematic opera, composed entirely of music, dance, color, light, and rhythm.

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Friday, October 03

9:00pm