This section showcases important works from renowned filmmakers that have been digitally remastered, restored, and preserved with the assistance of generous partners.
World Premiere of the 4K RestorationCarpenter’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.
New 4K RestorationThe 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.
New 4K Restoration · Q&As with Mira Nair on Sept. 25 (joined by Sarita Choudhury & Edward Lachman) and Sept. 29Denzel 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.
New 4K Restoration · Q&As with Mario Van Peebles on Sept. 26 & Sept. 27A 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.”
New Restoration · Q&A with Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Peña, Juanita Anderson & Nancy Yao on Oct. 2A 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.