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  • Márta Mészáros
  • 1975
  • Hungary
  • 87 minutes
  • Hungarian with English subtitles

New 4K Restoration

Mészáros brings her documentary background to bear on this masterful parable about female self-actualization in 1970s Hungary, the winner of the Golden Bear at the 1975 Berlinale.

Assault on Precinct 13

  • John Carpenter
  • 1976
  • USA
  • 91 minutes

World Premiere of the 4K Restoration

Carpenter’s taut L.A.-set thriller chronicles the efforts of a small group of cops, administrators, and crooks holed up in a decommissioned police station to survive the night when a merciless street gang shows up seeking revenge.

The Bloody Child

  • Nina Menkes
  • 1996
  • USA
  • 86 minutes

New Restoration · Q&As with Nina Menkes on Sept. 28 & Oct. 1

Menkes’s visionary third feature is a fragmentary and hallucinatory investigation into the psychic currents underlying a Gulf War veteran’s apparent murder of his wife.

Bluebeard’s Castle

  • Michael Powell
  • 1963
  • West Germany
  • 60 minutes
  • German with English subtitles

World Premiere of the New Restoration

The psychodrama of Bela Bartok and Bela Balázs’s expressionist opera based on the Bluebeard folktale is vividly evoked in Michael Powell’s second-to-last feature sans Pressburger.

Chameleon Street

  • Wendell B. Harris Jr.
  • 1990
  • USA
  • 94 minutes

New 4K Restoration

The Grand Jury Prize winner at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, Harris's debut feature, about a real-life con man, endures as a brilliant satirical examination of the place of race and class in the performance of American social life. Screening with James Baldwin: From Another Place.

Hester Street

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • 1975
  • USA
  • 89 minutes

New 4K Restoration

Among the great cinematic portraits of Jewish life in America, Joan Micklin Silver’s debut feature chronicles one woman’s journey to assimilation and her arrival at the crossroads of tradition and modernity.


  • Govindan Aravindan
  • 1979
  • India
  • 90 minutes
  • Malayalam with English subtitles

New Restoration

A poetic work informed by folklore and early cinema alike, key Parallel Cinema director Govindan Aravindan’s Kummatty tells the tale of a trickster “boogeyman” who descends upon a village in Malabar year after year.

Mississippi Masala

  • Mira Nair
  • 1991
  • UK/USA
  • 118 minutes

New 4K Restoration · Q&A with Mira Nair, Sarita Choudhury & Edward Lachman on Sept. 25

Denzel Washington stars opposite Sarita Choudhory in Mira Nair’s second fiction feature, which endures as a seminal screen romance of the 1990s and an incisive examination of race relations.

Radio On

  • Christopher Petit
  • 1979
  • UK/West Germany
  • 104 minutes

New Restoration

A sui generis deconstruction of the road movie, Christopher Petit’s Radio On is one of the coolest films of the late 1970s, propelled by an incomparable soundtrack featuring Kraftwerk, David Bowie, Devo, Robert Fripp, and others.


  • Lynne Ramsay
  • 1999
  • UK/France
  • 93 minutes

New 4K Restoration

Lynne Ramsay’s brilliant career was launched with this, her debut feature, a raw yet lyrical meditation on childhood set in the 1970s that scours the urban decay of working-class Glasgow to unearth the hopes and dreams of its marginalized residents.

The Round-Up

  • Miklós Jancsó
  • 1966
  • Hungary
  • 87 minutes
  • Hungarian with English subtitles

New 4K Restoration

Miklós Jancsó’s breakout film was this spellbinding drama set in the aftermath of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution, meditating upon and exalting its characters’ resistance and perseverance in the face of brutal, authoritarian repression.

Rude Boy

  • Jack Hazan & David Mingay
  • 1980
  • UK
  • 133 minutes
An unforgettable film portrait of a place (England), a time (the end of the 1970s), and a band (The Clash), Rude Boy is still as cool and galvanizing as it was at its 1980 Berlinale premiere.


  • Sarah Maldoror
  • 1972
  • Angola/France
  • 102 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

New Restoration

A searing, indelible portrait of anti-colonial struggle in 1970s Africa, Sambizanga is a forceful, stirring evocation of the Angolan population’s plight before the revolution and their intensifying political consciousness during it.

Songs for Drella

  • Ed Lachman
  • 1990
  • USA
  • 55 minutes

New Restoration

Lou Reed and John Cale perform their album dedicated to their late friend and collaborator Andy Warhol in this stripped-down, evocative concert film by legendary cinematographer Ed Lachman.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

  • Melvin Van Peebles
  • 1971
  • USA
  • 97 minutes

New 4K Restoration

A frenetic work of restless invention, Melvin Van Peebles’s deeply influential third feature was hailed by no less than Huey Newton as the “first truly revolutionary Black film ever made... [and] presented to us by a Black man.”

Who Killed Vincent Chin?

  • Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña
  • 1987
  • USA
  • 82 minutes

New Restoration · Q&A with Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña, Juanita Anderson & Nancy Yao on Oct. 2

A meditation on the race relations, economic forces, and failings of the American legal system that comprised the backdrop for the murder of a Chinese-American automotive engineer in Detroit in 1982, Oscar nominees Choy and Tajima-Peña’s documentary’s documentary remains a stirring, absorbing elegy for justice unserved.