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New 4K RestorationMészáros 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.
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 Restoration · Q&As with Nina Menkes on Sept. 28 & Oct. 1Menkes’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.
World Premiere of the New RestorationThe 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.
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 RestorationAmong 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.
New RestorationA 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.
New 4K Restoration · Q&A with Mira Nair, Sarita Choudhury & Edward Lachman on Sept. 25Denzel 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 RestorationA 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.
New 4K RestorationLynne 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.
New 4K RestorationMiklós 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.
New RestorationA 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.
New RestorationLou 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.
New 4K RestorationA 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.