The Revivals section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.
Introduction by Pierre-Alain MeierA wealthy woman returns to her home village, and offers the inhabitants a vast sum in exchange for the murder of the local man who seduced and abandoned her when she was young in Djibril Diop Mambéty’s freeform adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit.
Introduction by Daniel BirdMoscow, 1953: the Jewish purges are still on, and Stalin is on his deathbed. After trying to escape, a military surgeon is abducted and deposited at the heart of the enigma. Alexei Guerman’s deeply personal film is a work of solid and constant disorientation, masterfully orchestrated.
Q&A with Franklin Miller and Judy MillerMade in coal-mining country in northeastern Ohio with local amateur actors, J.L. Anderson’s haunted Appalachian romance occupies a proud place alongside such similarly hand-crafted, off-the-grid American independent films as Carnival of Souls, The Exiles, Night of the Living Dead, and Wanda.
Q&A with Glenn Silber on October 9Using carefully assembled archival and news footage and thoughtful interviews, this meticulously constructed film recounts the development of the movement against the American war in Vietnam on the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin, from 1963 to 1970.