Béla Tarr makes a special appearance at Film at Lincoln Center to present four films from his acclaimed filmography, three of which are new restorations, from June 12–13 in the Walter Reade Theater.
The program follows co-presenter American Cinematheque’s Los Angeles in-person retrospective with the filmmaker: “Boundless Damnation: The Films of Béla Tarr.”
In addition to the previously announced 4K restoration of Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky’s Werckmeister Harmonies, currently playing daily at FLC, thee three-day series includes Family Nest, a new 2K restoration of Tarr’s striking debut feature about a seven-member family sharing a small apartment during a national housing crisis that offers a pungent critique of patriarchy in all its forms; The Man From London, a prime example of Tarr’s utterly distinctive vision, baleful and radiant and as voluptuous as it is bleak, about a railway switchman who retrieves a suitcase filled with stolen money; and a new 2K restoration of The Outsider, Tarr’s gritty second feature, a finely wrought portrait of everyday despair that follows an aimless young musician drifting through a series of jobs—and women—in a Budapest that offers little possibility of la vie bohème.
Organized by Florence Almozini and Dan Sullivan. Co-presented with the American Cinematheque and Janus Films.
Special thanks to Chris Lemaire and Grant Moninger, American Cinematheque; Emily Woodburne, Janus Films; Amila Ramovic and Béla Tarr.
For $30, receive one ticket to a film in Béla Tarr In Person and a select menu item at Café Paradiso, located in FLC’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. Learn more about our dinner and a movie combo here.
Q&A with Béla Tarr! · New 4K RestorationVoted as one of the best of its decade by Film Comment, Werckmeister Harmonies is a sustained, real-time immersion in the universe of weatherbeaten villages and full-contact metaphysics in which co-directors Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, and writer László Krasznahorkai specialize. New 4K restoration!
Introduction by Béla TarrIn his penultimate film, Béla Tarr brings his formidable stylistic arsenal to bear on a Georges Simenon thriller about a railway switchman who retrieves a suitcase filled with stolen money.
Q&A with Béla TarrBéla Tarr’s striking debut feature, begun when he was 22, has been likened to the work of John Cassavetes and Ken Loach for its warts-and-all snapshot of a seven-member family sharing a small apartment during a national housing crisis.
Introduction by Béla TarrThe Outsider pulls us deeply into the lives of ordinary people struggling to survive in a society that can find no place for them.
Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $17 for the General Public; $14 for Students, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities; and $12 for FLC Members.