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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.
See more and save with a 3+ film package (discount applied in cart). All films will be preceded by a 35mm trailer handpicked by Daniels!
Q&A with Daniels & producer Jonathan Wang on Feb. 3 at 6pm | Additional screening added on Feb. 3 at 3pm!In the gag-a-minute, gleefully maximalist second feature from Daniels, Michelle Yeoh delivers a career-defining performance as a first-generation Chinese-American who is plunged into a multiversal war of “’verse jumpers” that places the fate of every universe in her hands.
Q&A with Daniels & producer Jonathan Wang on Feb. 4Daniels announced themselves with this unequivocally weird, frequently hilarious debut feature, which won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and remains one of the most original films of that year, due in no small part to the impeccably balanced performances from Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
Q&A with Daniel Scheinert, Michael Abbott Jr., Andre Hyland, Roy Wood Jr. & Ashley Connor on Feb. 5Between Swiss Army Man and Everything Everywhere All at Once, native Alabamian Scheinert stepped aside to direct this darkly funny thriller set in the Deep South.
Intro with DanielsDirected by acclaimed filmmaker Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster is an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man.
Intro with DanielsThis unclassifiable, expansive movie from Leos Carax operates on the exhilarating logic of dreams and emotions.
Intro with Daniel ScheinertConsider this program—a jam-packed block of short narratives, documentaries, internet and music videos, animation tests, and more—a rare glimpse into the tempo and form of Daniels' restlessly inventive combined consciousness.
Jennie Livingston’s iconic documentary offers an at once dazzling, dynamic, and intimate portrait of the Harlem drag balls of the 1980s, celebrating how African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender New Yorkers created a world of survival and joy.
A cowboy-hatted truck driver (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and his sidekick (a young Ken Watanabe) stop at a small noodle shop and help its meager business in Juzo Itami's "ramen western"—a hilarious take on food and love that also functions as a tribute to spaghetti westerns and chambara films.
35mm Double Feature: The Drunken Master II + Fight Club
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing for Drunken Master II + Fight Club on Feb. 8; discount automatically applied in cart.
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing with Fight ClubFilmed at the peak of Jackie Chan’s prime, 16 years after his breakout turn in Drunken Master, this transcendent pairing of classic Shaw Brothers director Lau Kar-leung and Chan resulted in what many claim is the greatest martial arts film ever made.
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing with Drunken Master IIA nameless yuppie insomniac (Edward Norton) and a glamorous soap salesman (Brad Pitt) process late 1990s angst through bare-knuckled therapy in David Fincher’s ultra-sleek coming-of-age film for thirty-somethings.
35mm Double Feature: Kung Fu Hustle + The Matrix
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing for Kung Fu Hustle + The Matrix on Feb. 9; discount automatically applied in cart.
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing with The MatrixWriter-director-actor Stephen Chow’s hilariously bonkers homage to/send-up of kung fu and American cinema displays an audacious blending of genres and tones that turned the 2004 feature into an instant modern classic.
Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing with Kung Fu HustleA revolutionary reimagination of cinematic visualization that paved the way for three sequels, a spin-off anime, video games, and endless parodies and think pieces, The Matrix isn’t just one of the most influential movies of all time—it changed how the mainstream responded to reality itself.
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Tickets are $17 for the General Public; $14 for Students, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities; and $12 for FLC Members.
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Special 2-for-1 double feature pricing for Drunken Master II + Fight Club on Feb. 8 and Kung Fu Hustle + The Matrix on Feb. 9; discount automatically applied in cart.
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