For more than 50 years, Janus Films—subject of a 2006 New York Film Festival retrospective—has set the high bar for foreign-language film distribution in the United States, amassing an extraordinary library of canonical classics directed by the likes of Antonioni, Bergman, Truffaut and Renoir. In an exclusive weekday matinee series this Mar. 24 – Apr. 01, we are pleased to offer 14 gems from the Janus treasure trove, all presented in pristine 35mm prints, including:
• Thur Mar 24: 1pm Shoot the Piano Player & 3pm Jules and Jim
• Fri Mar 25: 1pm Loves of a Blonde & 3pm The Firemen’s Ball
• Mon Mar 28: 1pm The Golden Coach & 3pm The Rules of the Game
• Tue Mar 29: 1pm The Seventh Seal & 3pm Cries and Whispers
• Wed Mar 30: 1pm Seduced and Abandoned & 3:20pm Divorce Italian Style
• Thu Mar 31: 1pm Ivan the Terrible Part I & 3pm Ivan the Terrible Part II
• Fri Apr 1: 1pm Cria Cuervos & 3:15pm The Spirit of the Beehive
See the whole schedule here.
Bonus Giveaways for Lovers of Classic Film
Each day in the theater, we'll be giving away pristine copies of treasured Janus classics, including such beloved titles as:
- Jules and Jim
- The Fireman's Ball
- Divorce: Italian Style
- Shoot the Piano Player
- Loves of a Blonde
- Ivan the Terrible and Alexander Nevsky
- The Seventh Seal
- The Rules of the Game
All of these exciting in-theater giveaways will lead up to a grand-prize giveaway of an extraordinary box set of films from Janus: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films, featuring fifty classic films on DVD and a beautifully illustrated hardcover book that tells the story of Janus Films through an essay by film historian Peter Cowie, a tribute from Martin Scorsese, and notes on each of the fifty films.
If you don't leave the house for six months after receiving this box, we wouldn't blame you. The films inside represent some of the greatest achievements in film history. To wit:
How to Enter:
It's simple. Just purchase a ticket to the series, you'll be automatically entered to win in both the daily giveways and the grand prize box set. You may also enter your email address in the box below. Enter by midnight, Eastern Time, on April 1st. We'll draw one name at random at noon on April 2nd, and notify the winner by email.