The Revivals section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.
North American Premiere of New Restoration · Introduction by Albert SerraLuis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí followed up their seminal first collaboration, the short Un chien andalou, with this equally bold, acridly funny picture of the hypocrisies of modern bourgeois life, brought back in an amazing new restoration.
World Premiere of New Restoration · Q&A with Catherine Wyler, Melanie Wyler, and Kenneth LonerganThis worldly, richly layered adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s 1929 novel, starring Walter Huston and Ruth Chatterton as a wealthy American couple whose marriage is on the rocks during a trip to Europe, is one of the triumphs of the storied career of director William Wyler.
U.S. Premiere of New RestorationA dangerous combination of radiation and insecticide causes the unfortunate Scott Carey (Grant Williams) to shrink, slowly but surely, until he is only a few inches tall in this cornerstone of the sci-fi B-movie boom of the American fifties.
World Premiere of New Restoration · Q&A with Shannah Stern and colorist Oscar Miarka on Oct. 13One of the most extraordinary concert films ever made, Brooklyn-born fashion photographer Bert Stern’s glistening, full-color document of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island is as intimate and gorgeous a depiction of a live music event as one could hope to see.
North American Premiere of New Restorations · Introduction by Mati DiopThe great Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty made two wonderful medium-length films in the nineties, magical realist works grounded in the political realities of Dakar.
U.S. Premiere of New RestorationLuis Buñuel’s Los Olvidados remains one of the world’s most influential films in its unsentimental yet vivid, sometimes surreal depiction of impoverished youths in Mexico City.
New RestorationAlain Delon stars as a tragically hip poetry and literature professor who travels to Rimini for a four-month teaching assignment with his suicidal wife (Lea Massari), and starts an ill-fated affair with one of his students. Valerio Zurlini’s penetrating character study has been restored to its full length, with 45 minutes added back in after cuts made upon release.
25th Anniversary 4K Restoration!Among the world’s most respected and transformative filmmakers, Béla Tarr made his international breakthrough with this astonishing, seven-and-a-half hour adaptation of the novel by László Krasznahorkai about the arrival of a false prophet in a small farming collective during the waning days of Communism.
U.S. Premiere of New RestorationsThis program brings together three remarkable short works by radical Armenian-Georgian filmmaker and artist Sergei Parajanov—meditations on the nature of art and artists that boast his singular, colorful, collage-like style—and Iranian director Forough Farrokhzad’s The House Is Black, a compassionate, poetic depiction of people living in a leper colony in Northern Iran.
World Premiere of New RestorationThese vivid, colorful, narration-free nonfiction works, shot in locations around Sicily, Sardinia, and Calabria, alight on the daily labors and traditional customs of rural workers and their families, bringing out their rituals with such focused determination that they become almost dreamlike.