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Revivals

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


Abraham’s Valley

  • Manoel de Oliveira
  • 1993
  • Portugal
  • 203 minutes
  • Portuguese with English subtitles

North American Premiere of Restoration

Among the most essential films in Manoel de Oliveira’s vast, epoch-spanning oeuvre is adapted from a 1991 transposition of Madame Bovary to 20th-century Portugal, starring Leonor Silveira as a young woman ensnared within a loveless marriage.

The Dupes

  • Tewfik Saleh
  • 1972
  • Syria
  • 107 minutes
  • Arabic with English subtitles

North American Premiere of Restoration

An excruciatingly suspenseful and eminently modern work of political cinema that evokes The Wages of Fear and Kafka in equal measure, this 1972 masterpiece follows three Palestinian refugees as they agree to a questionable-seeming plan to secretly cross the border from Iraq to Kuwait in search of employment.

Household Saints

  • Nancy Savoca
  • 1993
  • USA
  • 125 minutes

World Premiere of Restoration • Q&A with Nancy Savoca on Oct. 7

Based on Francine Prose’s fifth novel, Nancy Savoca’s comic chronicle of a spirited Italian-American New York family perfectly balances humor, tragedy, and pathos. Featuring Vincent D’Onofrio, Tracey Ullman, Lili Taylor, Michael Imperioli, Judith Malina, and others. Screening with Savoca’s 1982 short Renata.

Pressure

  • Horace OvĂ©
  • 1975
  • U.K.
  • 125 minutes

Joint World Premiere of New Restoration

One of the most important British films of the 1970s and an enduringly potent document, Horace Ové’s fiction feature debut chronicles the experience of Tony, a young man caught between his parents’ submissiveness and his brother’s Black militancy.

Return to Reason: Short Films by Man Ray

  • Man Ray
  • 1923-1928
  • France
  • 76 minutes

North American Premiere of Restoration · Q&A with Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan on Oct. 8 & 10

Restored on the occasion of its 100th anniversary, Man Ray’s first foray into filmmaking, the wildly improvisational and unapologetically fragmentary Return to Reason, is here paired with three other newly restored early films by Ray and set to haunting and hypnotic new original music by SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan). Preceded by Pier Paolo Pasolini – Agnès Varda – New York – 1967.

Un rĂŞve plus long que la nuit

  • Niki de Saint Phalle
  • 1976
  • France
  • 82 minutes
  • French and Swiss German with English subtitles

North American Premiere of Restoration · Intro with Arielle de Saint Phalle & Laura Duke Condominas on Oct. 3 & 7

In her second feature (and her first solo feature), the multidisciplinary artist Niki de Saint Phalle pursues her own take on the fairy tale and the result is a visionary exploration of female desire that unfurls according to the logic of dreams and poetry.

La Roue

  • Abel Gance
  • 1923
  • France
  • 426 minutes
One of silent cinema’s undeniable high-water marks, Abel Gance’s monumental work of psychological realism (about the doomed love of a railroad engineer for his adopted daughter) is at once a towering classic of early narrative cinema and a genuine formal experiment whose gambits shaped our understanding of film style.

The Stranger and the Fog

  • Bahram Beyzaie
  • 1974
  • Iran
  • 146 minutes
  • Farsi with English subtitles

North American Premiere of Restoration

A visually ravishing work that invents its own mythology in order to critique the social conditions of 1970s Iran, Bahram Beyzaie’s visionary drama (banned for decades following the revolution) is one of the most mysterious and magisterial films of the Iranian New Wave.

The Strangler

  • Paul Vecchiali
  • 1970
  • France
  • 95 minutes
  • French with English subtitles
The psychological thriller receives one of its most distinctive treatments in Paul Vecchiali’s third feature, a melancholic meditation on isolation and compulsion about a serial killer who murders unhappy-looking women and the obsessed detective who’s trying to catch him.

Tell Me a Riddle

  • Lee Grant
  • 1980
  • U.S.
  • 93 minutes

Q&A with Lee Grant, Brooke Adams, and Fred Murphy on Sept. 30

Lee Grant’s theatrical directorial debut is a moving meditation on aging and coming to terms with the past, about an elderly couple (Melvyn Douglas and Lila Kedrova) who set out on a pilgrimage to visit their children and grandchildren. Screening with Grant’s 1976 short, The Stronger.

The Woman on the Beach

  • Jean Renoir
  • 1947
  • U.S.
  • 35mm
  • 71 minutes

North American Premiere of Restoration • Presented on 35mm

In Renoir’s beguiling, almost ghostly last film in Hollywood, a PTSD-riddled man (Robert Ryan) meets a woman (Joan Bennett) on a deserted beach, and soon their mutual lust comes to overwhelm each of their nightmarish interactions.