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Building off our popular 75th anniversary Fox tribute in 2010, the iconic searchlights will beam once again at the Walter Reade Theater for this big screen showcase of 16 unforgettable films. Ten DCP restorations and six beautiful studio library 35mm prints, with a focus on a single artist and their creative contribution to each film, make this a truly rare moviegoing event. Series programmed by Josh Strauss.
David Bowie in Nicolas Roeg’s THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976). Courtesy Photofest. …
Director Spotlight: Robert Altman
At an isolated desert health spa for the elderly, three young women (Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Janice Rule) form an unusual bond in Altman’s most psychologically haunting and visually captivating film.
Composer Spotlight: Alfred Newman
Returning to Hollywood after years of working with husband Roberto Rossellini in Italy, Ingrid Bergman dazzled American audiences with her portrayal of an amnesiac with a striking resemblance to the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Art Director Spotlight: Richard Day
Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Anthony Quinn co-star in this early Technicolor spectacle about a peasant who rises to fame and fortune in the bull arenas of Madrid.
Actor Spotlight: Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis gives his best performance since Some Like it Hot with a very dark turn as the mentally unstable Albert DeSalvo in this slick manhunt to find the most talked about serial killer in the nation.
Composer Spotlight: Burt Bacharach
Outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid show off their flair for perfect comedic timing as they pull off one heist after another in what proved to be the biggest box office hit of 1969.
Actor Spotlight: Peter Fonda
In Fox’s most popular release of 1974, would-be race car driver Larry (Peter Fonda) and his mechanic Deke (Adam Roark) pull off a major grocery store heist, but must keep one step ahead of the law in a high-speed, muscle car romp across California.
Cinematographer Spotlight: Owen Roizman
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Friedkin’s crime thriller is an enduring classic and features one of the most memorable and exhilarating car chases in cinema, shot under the elevated B train in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn.
Actor Spotlight: Henry Fonda
Forced off their land during The Dust Bowl, the Joad family’s journey from Oklahoma to California is depicted in this historic film version of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era masterpiece.
Actress Spotlight: Bette Davis
Robert Aldrich’s glorious melodramatic chiller follows a Southern woman’s (Bette Davis) mysterious descent into madness after the return of her cousin (Olivia de Havilland).
Director Spotlight: Michael Mann
At the height of the battle between the British and the French for control of the American colonies, frontiersman Hawkeye (Daniel-Day Lewis) saves two newly arrived English settling sisters.
Actress Spotlight: Gene Tierney
Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) has been murdered, and as NYC detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates, he finds that everyone seems to be in love with her—eventually he, too, falls under her spell.
Director Spotlight: John Ford
In what many consider Ford’s best Western, Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) is forced to deal with town criminals while tracking down and bringing to justice the men who killed his brothers, leading to the the history-making confrontation at the O.K. Corral.
Director Spotlight: Jerry Schatzberg, in person for Q&A!
The nickname for Sherman Square Park on 72nd and Broadway and a haven for junkies during the Lindsay years, Needle Park follows Bobby (Al Pacino) and Helen (Kitty Winn) through the cold, corrupt powerlessness of their addiction to heroin.
Actress Spotlight: Olivia de Havilland
Anatole Litvak’s gruelingly-researched drama starring Olivia de Havilland affected real policy changes through its depiction of the brutal regimentation of mental institution staff during the 40s and 50s.
Actress Spotlight: Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward portrays a woman with multiple personalities in a star-making performance that earned her critical acclaim and the 1958 Academy Award for Best Actress.
Director Spotlight: Mark Robson
The film version of Jacqueline Susann’s novel is “camp” at its best. We follow the rise and fall of three starlets that succumb to dark mascara, liquid eyeliner and prescription pills. Patty Duke’s singing scenes alone make the film a must-see, especially on the big screen with an audience.