L’Adolescent is an ingeniously condensed, modern-dress adaptation of Dostoevsky’s story of a 19-year-old intellectual, directed by Moscow-born Pierre Léon. By popular demand, we have added a 3pm screening on Sunday! Tickets available online >>
Free Radicals: Serge Bozon and the New French Cinema continues through April 18 with in person appearances by Serge Bozon, Jean-Charles Fitoussi and Aurélia Georges on Sunday and Monday! Don't miss Bozon's DJ set in the Furman Gallery following the 9pm screening of The Wolberg Family on Sunday evening. Complimentary beer & wine will be served.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
1pm Simone Barbes or Virtue
A sumptuous, risqué film by Marie-Claude Treilhou, about a porn-theater usher, reconciling poetic realism with the formal daring of the New Wave. Intro by Serge Bozon. Info/Tickets >>
Pierre Léon, the old Russian soul of the Lettre du cinéma gang, effortlessly brings Dostoevsky’s story into the 21st century without sacrificing any of its elemental power. Info/Tickets >>
5pm I Did Not Die!
A wildly ambitious romantic epic offering a unique spin on the Frankenstein legend: a 27-year-old woman whose creator has denied her the ability to experience true love. Q&A with director Jean-Charles Fitoussi. Info/Tickets>>
9pm The Wolberg Family
A warm, funny, and very touching family portrait centering on a beleaguered small-town French mayor, featuring a scene-stealing Bozon as his bohemian brother-in-law. After the screening, Bozon spins vinyl in the Furman Gallery. Complimentary beer & wine will be served. Info/Tickets >>
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MONDAY, APRIL 18
6:30pm The Walking Man
Inspired by Russian-Jewish painter and author Vladimir Slepian, this strikingly original bio-pic chronicles the life of an émigré writer who gains fame then fades just as completely. With a spellbinding performance by Spanish actor, César Sarachu. Intro/Q&A with director Aurélia Georges. Info/Tickets >>
Long Shadows: The Late Work of Satyajit Ray
The promised (and much-requested) follow-up to our 2009 Satyajit Ray tribute, this series includes all the films made by Ray in the autumnal years of his career. Ray passed away in 1992 but not before being honored with an Academy Award for lifetime achievement. Read more >>
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