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In little over a decade, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (better known by their joint film credit, Daniels) have established a formidable, consistently surprising body of work that has catapulted them to the foreground of popular American cinema. Their willfully odd, wildly entertaining films—works of deranged maximalism with an unabashed sincerity—offer propulsive thrills alongside absurdist humor and deftly combine the aesthetics of music videos, video games, interactive storytelling, and animation into a style that has become unmistakably their own. Daniels’ knack for resonating with present-day anxieties emerged in full force with their 2016 debut feature, the uncategorizable Swiss Army Man, and most recently with their widely celebrated Everything Everywhere All at Once, which jumps through its own intricate multiverse of film references—from kung fu and Hollywood actioners to experimental animation to nonfiction cinema. This February, Film at Lincoln Center is pleased to present Daniels’ features, plus a curated selection of films, music videos, and 35mm movie trailers handpicked by the directors themselves, who will appear in person for Q&As for their features. Daniels will also introduce two films from the series: Leos Carax’s unclassifiable Holy Motors; and the Hong Kong Cut of Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster.

Additional selections from the series include Daniel Scheinert’s The Death of Dick Long, a darkly funny thriller set in the Deep South; Hayao Miyazaki’s modern-day masterpiece Princess Mononoke; Masaaki Yuasa’s postmodern cult animation Mind Game, based on the Robin Nishi manga; The Rider, director Chloé Zhao’s compassionate depiction of the hardscrabble economy of America’s rodeo country; the disarmingly sweet Mister Lonely, directed by Harmony Korine after an eight-year hiatus from filmmaking; Jeff Tremaine’s vulgar, unapologetically crude hidden-camera comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa; Jennie Livingston’s landmark documentary Paris Is Burning, made over seven years; Jûzô Itami’s Tampopo, a hilarious take on food, love, and a tribute to spaghetti Westerns and chambara films; and Songs from the Second Floor, Roy Andersson’s reckoning with the melancholic norms and anomalies of modern life.

Two enthralling 35mm double features will be a part of the Daniels’ selections: director Lau Kar-leung’s transcendent partnership with Jackie Chan, Drunken Master II, followed by David Fincher’s hyper-stylized Fight Club; and Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle, a hilarious send-up of kung fu and American cinema followed by The Matrix, the Wachowskis’ revolutionary reimagination of cinematic visualization, considered to be one of the most influential movies of all time.

Additionally, FLC will present “An Evening of Shorts with Daniels,” a jam-packed block of short films, internet and music videos, animation tests, and more—a rare glimpse into the tempo and form of their restlessly inventive combined consciousness, which will be introduced by the filmmaking duo.

Organized by Florence Almozini, Tyler Wilson, and Daniels.