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Agreed! It may be a flawed film, but it deserves reconsideration and better pictorial quality. Since Janus Films now has the rights, some kind of home video release seems likely, even if it's "just" part of a larger Bergman set. I've been wanting something like this for a long time.furbicide wrote:It'd be amazing if The Touch got a decent home video release. Make it so, please!
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Wouldn't be a first, at all. At least 1 of the Autant Lara is freshly restored (and will be released on BD in France in April), and I believe most of the Guitry are from recent HD restorations from Gaumont.Drucker wrote:For freshly restored films? I'd be shocked.
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Are any of the Bergman films in this retrospective scheduled to play anywhere but Film Forum? It's billed as a "traveling retrospective," but I don't see any announcements for venues in any other cities (though I've already resigned myself to the fact that it won't be playing anywhere within 400 miles of me).
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The Belcourt in Nashville is showing sixteen of the Bergman films starting in March. For whatever reason, it's not the full retrospective (similar to how they handled the Martin Scorsese/Polish Cinema retrospective a few years back), but it's better than nothing.
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this link lists locations that it will be playing this year: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts ... bergman100" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Werewolf by Night wrote:Are any of the Bergman films in this retrospective scheduled to play anywhere but Film Forum? It's billed as a "traveling retrospective," but I don't see any announcements for venues in any other cities (though I've already resigned myself to the fact that it won't be playing anywhere within 400 miles of me).
Following the run in New York, the retrospective will travel to the Seattle Art Museum, the Detroit Film Theatre, the Minneapolis Film Society, the Amherst Cinema, the Northwest Film Center in Portland, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, AFI Silver in Maryland, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts and Rice Cinema in Houston, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, and, in Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque, UCLA, Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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no, it’s because michael govan doesn’t think commercial films should be shown at a museum. Which is why he gutted lacmas previously exceptional programming.lzx wrote:The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced their line-up of the Bergman retrospective, which includes five films during the month of May. Unfortunately they are all on Tuesday afternoons... because Bergman lovers do not have work I guess.
Unfortunately when the academy partnered with lacma, he also killed all of their even more unique programming.
But when he destroys one of the most iconic buildings by one of LAs most famous and prolific native architects and replaces it with his proposed Mayan fortress of solitude I’m sure govan will be properly celebrated then. :-/
I had hoped that UCLA would get this retrospective because they respect the medium at least.
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FWIW, Liv Ullman will be appearing tonight (at Shame) and tomorrow afternoon (The Passion of Anna) at Film Forum in NYC. They're probably sold out but there's always stand-by tickets if you're willing to wait a while and get there early.