Terry Gilliam’s TIME BANDITS June 29th

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)–but the Evil Genius (David Warner) […]

Oscar Winning Doc THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARVEY MILK June 28th

On the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall, the Criterion Channel pays tribute to an iconic fighter for gay rights. A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around […]

Godard’s Classic ALPHAVILLE @TIFF June 22

In Godard’s futuristic thriller, hard-boiled detective Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine) takes the interstellar highway to the dystopian metropolis of Alphaville, which is ruled by a totalitarian scientist and his supercomputer Alpha 60. When Lemmy attempts to rescue one of the tyrant’s robots (Anna Karina), the film turns into a moving allegory about the meaning of […]

Caroll Baker in SOMETHING WILD June 27th

A complex exploration of the physical and emotional effects of trauma, Something Wild stars Carroll Baker, in a layered performance, as a college student who attempts suicide after a brutal sexual assault but is stopped by a mechanic (Ralph Meeker)–whose kindness, however, soon takes an unsettling turn. Startlingly modern in its frankness and psychological realism, the […]

Agnès Varda’s ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T June 26th

In the early 1960s in Paris, two young women become friends. Pomme is an aspiring singer. Suzanne is a pregnant country girl unable to support a third child. Pomme lends Suzanne the money for an illegal abortion, but a sudden tragedy soon separates them. Ten years later, they reunite at a demonstration and pledge to […]

Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins Short + Classic Feature Combo June 25th

Barry Jenkins and Stephen Frears explore the experiences of immigrants in these dreamy romances set in laundromats. Jenkins’s first short, My Josephine, deploys a stylized color palette and elegant camera movement to build an atmospheric mood piece around the nightly routine of a lovestruck Arab laundromat worker who washes American flags for free. Made while […]

Palme d’Or Winner 4MONTHS, 3WEEKS AND 2DAYS June 20th

Romanian filmmaker Cristian Mungiu shot to international prominence with this rigorously realistic Palme d’Or-winning second feature. In 1987, during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu, college roommates Otilia (Anamaria Marinca) and Găbița (Laura Vasiliu) seek an illegal abortion for Găbița. In unflinching but empathetic detail, the film recounts the events of twenty-four perilous hours in their […]

Gus Van Sant’s Debut Feature MALA NOCHE June 20th

With its low budget and lush black-and-white imagery, Gus Van Sant’s debut feature Mala  Noche heralded an idiosyncratic, provocative new voice in American independent film. Set in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, the film evokes a world of transient workers, dead-end day-shifters, and bars and seedy apartments bathed in a profound nighttime, as it […]

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