The 15th edition of Film Comment magazine’s essential, eclectic festival brings you a lineup of the coming soon and the never-coming-back, the rare and the rediscovered, the unclassifiable and the underrated. This year opens with Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, a hilarious tell-all oral history of the exploits of schlockmeisters Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus in ’80s Hollywood, followed by a three-film retrospective of some of their greatest hits. There’s also a six-film retrospective of the deeply personal autobiographical dramas of Danish director Nils Malmros, Philippe Garrel’s ultra-rare 1975 Un ange passe, the student films of John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon, Shinya Tsukamoto’s gruesome adaptation of Fires on the Plain, Larry Clark’s The Smell of Us, a down and dirty portrait of Parisian youth—and much, much more.

Academy Film Archive; Danish Film Institute; American Genre Film Archive