Revivals

The Revivals section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.

Detour

  • Edgar G. Ulmer
  • 1945
  • USA
  • 68 minutes
Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 Poverty Row classic turned its cheapness into an aesthetic asset and created a film experience that reeks of sweat, rust, and mildew; it has come to be regarded as the essence of film noir.

Enamorada

  • Emilio Fernández
  • 1946
  • Mexico
  • 99 minutes
One of the most popular Mexican films ever made, this wildly passionate and visually beautiful love story follows the romance between between a revolutionary General (Pedro Armendariz) and the daughter of a nobleman (Maria Félix) during the Mexican revolution.

Hyenas

  • Djibril Diop Mambéty
  • 1992
  • Senegal/Switzerland/France
  • 110 minutes

Introduction by Pierre-Alain Meier

A 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.

I Am Cuba

  • Mikhail Kalatozov
  • 1964
  • Cuba/USSR
  • 141 minutes
Mikhail Kalatozov’s wildly mobile, hallucinatory film went largely disregarded and almost unknown for nearly 30 years but is now renowned as a one-of-a-kind film experience, a visually mind-bending bolt from the historical blue.

Khrustalyov, My Car!

  • Aleksei Guerman
  • 1998
  • USSR/France
  • 150 minutes

Introduction by Daniel Bird

Moscow, 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.

Neapolitan Carousel

  • Ettore Giannini
  • 1954
  • Italy
  • 129 minutes
One of the first color films made in Italy, Ettore Giannini’s 1954 film version of his stage musical features an amazing roster of talent, including Ballets Russes principal dancer Léonide Massine (who also choreographed), the great comic actor Paolo Stoppa, and a young Sophia Loren.

None Shall Escape

  • André de Toth
  • 1944
  • USA
  • 85 minutes
Directed by Hungarian emigré André de Toth and written by Lester Cole, soon to become a member of the Hollywood Ten, this unflinching look at the rise of Nazism right before the end of the war was the first Hollywood film to address Nazi genocide.

The Red House

  • Delmer Daves
  • 1947
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 100 minutes
This moody, visually potent film, directed by Delmer Daves and independently produced by star Edward G. Robinson with Sol Lesser, is something of an anomaly in late ’40s moviemaking, a piece of contemporary gothic Americana.

Spring Night, Summer Night

  • J.L. Anderson
  • 1967
  • USA
  • 82 minutes

Q&A with Franklin Miller, Judy Miller, and Peter Conheim

Made 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.

Tunes of Glory

  • Ronald Neame
  • 1960
  • UK
  • 106 minutes
Ronald Neame’s adaptation of James Kennaway’s novel is a spare, dramatically potent war of nerves, about the power struggle between a tough lower-middle-class Scottish Major (Alec Guinness) and an aristocratic Colonel (John Mills) traumatized by captivity during the war.

The War at Home

  • Glenn Silber
  • 1979
  • USA
  • 100 minutes

Q&A with Glenn Silber on October 9

Using 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.