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Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

THEATRICAL STARTS March 15, 2019

2018 - 90 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY SASHA WATERS FREYER

Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures, Garry Winogrand made hundreds of thousands of them with his 35mm Leica, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s in the process. When he died suddenly at age 56 in 1984, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film – more than a quarter of a million pictures!  These images capture a bygone era:  the New York of Mad Men and the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood.  He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge.  Endorsed by his gallery and estate, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic survey of that legacy.  The film tells the story of an artist whose rise and fall was – like America’s in the late decades of the 20th century – larger-than-life, full of contradictions and totally unresolved.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 18, 2018

SHOWTIMES

2017 - USA - 78 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SARA DRIVER

Sara Driver explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision. Conveying Basquiat's personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, the doc serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue Basquiat from his own hype.
 

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

Leaning into the Wind - Andy Goldsworthy

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 11, 2018

2016 - 92 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER

Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.

Itzhak

Itzhak

THEATRICAL STARTS APRIL 6, 2018

SHOWTIMES

2017 - USA - ISRAEL - 82 MINUTES
A FILM BY ALISON CHERNICK
FEATURING ITZHAK PERLMAN

If there’s anyone who personifies the resilience, the vision and ultimately the contribution of the Jewish people, it’s Itzhak Perlman. The violin is the chosen instrument of Perlman, the vehicle he has used to overcome his own challenges and express himself to the world. In Perlman and his music, we hear the story of obstacles and survival, we trace the path of the Jewish people from the chaos of Europe to the promise of Israel, we see the comfort of home and family and witness how humor and talent combine with discipline and drive.

Solaris

Solaris

THEATRICAL STARTS JUNE 2017

SHOWTIMES

166 MINUTES - SOVIET UNION - 1972 - IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY

Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness. With Solaris, the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky created a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.
 

Stalker

Stalker

THEATRICAL BEGINS JUNE 2017

161 MINUTES - RUSSIA - 1979 - IN RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A FILM BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

THEATRICAL BEGINS JUNE, 2017

2016 - USA - 90 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LINDA SAFFIRE, ADAM SCHLESINGER

An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as new works by more modern standout choreographers like Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky; many roles were made specifically for Whelan.

The Marseille Trilogy

The Marseille Trilogy

THEATRICAL STARTS MAY 19, 2017

MARIUS
1931 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - BLACK AND WHITE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ALEXANDER KORDA

FANNY
1932 - 127 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FiLM BY MARC ALLEGRET

CÉSAR
1936 - 142 MINUTES - FRANCE - IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY MARCEL PAGNOL

Three rich, funny, deep tales of love, life and food in a French Village, a real tear jerker.

Burden

Burden

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 15, 2017

USA – 2016 - 86 MINUTES - DOCUMENTARY
A FILM BY TIM MARRINAN, RICHARD DEWEY

A probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who pushed the limits of creative expression and risked his life in the name of art.

For more than 45 years, Chris Burden’s work has consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art. His pioneering and often dangerous performance works of the 1970s earned Burden a place in the art history books while still in his early 20s. He had himself shot (Shoot, 1971), locked up (Five Day Locker Piece, 1971), electrocuted, (Doorway to Heaven, 1973), cut (Through the Night Softly, 1973), crucified (Trans-fixed, 1974), and advertised on television (4 TV Ads, 1973–77). But as the 70s progressed Burden became disillusioned with the expectations and misconceptions based on his early works and as the pressure grew, the line between his life and his art blurred.

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

THEATRICAL BEGINS MARCH 1, 2017

2016 - USA/ GERMANY - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR
A FILM BY MARCIE BEGLEITER

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists.  Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. 

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART

LIMITED THEATRICAL BEGINS FEBRUARY 15, 2017

USA – 2015 – 72 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JAMES CRUMP

Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of paint- ing and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms.

Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened

Best Worst Thing that Ever Could Have Happened

THEATRICAL BEGINS JANUARY 20, 2017

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. 

SONITA

SONITA

IRAN / GERMANY / SWITZERLAND – 2015 – 90 MIN – COLOUR - DOCUMENTARY - ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY ROKHSAREH GHAEM MAGHAMI
WITH SONITA ALIDAZEH

Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in the poor suburbs of Tehran. She is a feisty, spirited, young woman who fights to live the way she wants, as an artist, singer, and musician in spite of all her obstacles she confronts in Iran and her conservative patriarchal family. In harsh contrast to her goal is the plan of her family – strongly advanced by her mother – to make  her a bride and sell her to a new family. The price right now is about US$ 9.000.

Fire at Sea

Fire at Sea

THEATRICAL BEGINS OCTOBER 21, 2016

ITALY/ FRANCE – 2015 – 108 MIN - IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A FILM BY GIANFRANCO ROSI
FEATURING: SAMUELE PUCILLO, MATTIAS CUCINA, SAMUELE CARUANA, PIETRO BARTOLO

Samuele is twelve and lives on an island in the Mediterranean, far away from the mainland. Like all boys of his age he does not always enjoy going to school. He would much rather climb the rocks by the shore, play with his slingshot or mooch about the port. But his home is not like other islands. For years, it has been the destination of men, women and children trying to make the crossing from Africa in boats that are far too small and decrepit.

Don't Blink - Robert Frank

Don't Blink - Robert Frank

USA/ CANADA – 2015 – 82 MIN - FEATURE
A FILM BY LAURA ISRAEL

The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures.

Superstar in a Housedress

Superstar in a Housedress

USA – 2003 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CRAIG HIGHBERGER

SUPERSTAR IN A HOUSEDRESS examines the life and legend of Warhol transvestite superstar Jackie Curtis who was a poet, playwright, performer, and one of the great personalities of his time.

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

USA – 2014 – 84 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY JOHN MALOOF & CHARLIE SISKEL

A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

Very Semi-Serious

Very Semi-Serious

USA – 2015 – 83 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY LEAH WOLCHOK

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS is an offbeat meditation on humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the New Yorker and introduces the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired, baffled—and occasionally pissed off—all of us for decades.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

DENMARK / NORWAY /UNITED KINGDOM – 2012 – 115 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN INDONESIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER

Nominated for the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature

In this chilling and inventive documentary executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), THE ACT OF KILLING examines a country where killers are celebrated as heroes and the filmmakers challenge unrepentant death squad leaders to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit. Shaking audiences at the 2012 Toronto and Telluride International Film Festivals, THE ACT OF KILLING is an unprecedented film and according to CNN, "could well change how you view the documentary form."

Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals

USA – 2013 – 111 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GREG 'FREDDY' CAMALIER

FEATURING ARETHA FRANKLIN, GREG ALLMAN, BONO, CLARENCE CARTER, JIMMY CLIFF, MICK JAGGER, ETTA JAMES, ALICIA KEYS, WILSON PICKETT, KEITH RICHARDS, PERCY SLEDGE, AND STEVE WINWOOD

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history.

Under the spiritual influence of the "Singing River" as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals is some of the most important and resonant of all time. "I’ll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved A Man the Way That I Loved You", "Mustang Sally”, "Tell Mama", "Kodachrome", and "Freebird" are just a few of the tens of thousands of tracks created there.