New York City Repertory Cinema

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#326 Post by rohmerin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:16 am

I don't know in NYC,

I've just come back from London and that Odeon cinema almost in Hyde Park with Oxford St has been demolished for making... a super expensive flat building for oligarchs. How strange. Everywhere are making flats.

BUT in North Regent Street a new Cinema, pretty cool the lobby, has arrived, and they play independent and Repertory.

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#327 Post by Drucker » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:23 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:The new Film Forum repertory calendar is up. Along with the Bergman Centennial, Janus Films has a new 4K restoration of Mizoguchi's A Story From Chikamatsu/The Crucified Lovers coming soon, along with 4K restorations of Sansho the Bailiff and Belle de Jour.
Holy shit they really are charging separate admissions for all the versions of Fanny and Alexander. $45 if you want to to see the whole film in theaters.

I have to say this calendar does nothing for me. DCPs and 4k restorations galore, fewer and fewer 35mm prints. BAM recently fired a lead programmer and their selections seem less interesting. And MOMI, after a few years of amazing retrospectives doesn't seem to have any repertory cinema going at the moment. Lincoln Center, MOMA, Metrograph, and The Quad are the only ones focusing on 35mm which surely makes my life easier, but weird to see such a quick shift away from 35mm at the other places.

The most interesting thing is the Sjostrom films, to me, and they are playing once each! Too bad.

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#328 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:34 pm

Drucker wrote:And MOMI, after a few years of amazing retrospectives doesn't seem to have any repertory cinema going at the moment.
FWIW, besides Histoire(s) du Cinéma (in 35mm?), they are scheduled to screen a rare 35mm print of the full four-hour version of La Belle Noiseuse (Quad was screening a DCP, albeit a 4k restoration) and some other great and rare Stan Brakhage films in 16mm and even 35mm. All of this is over the next several weekends.

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#329 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:37 pm

Drucker wrote:
Buttery Jeb wrote:The new Film Forum repertory calendar is up. Along with the Bergman Centennial, Janus Films has a new 4K restoration of Mizoguchi's A Story From Chikamatsu/The Crucified Lovers coming soon, along with 4K restorations of Sansho the Bailiff and Belle de Jour.
Holy shit they really are charging separate admissions for all the versions of Fanny and Alexander. $45 if you want to to see the whole film in theaters.

I have to say this calendar does nothing for me. DCPs and 4k restorations galore, fewer and fewer 35mm prints. BAM recently fired a lead programmer and their selections seem less interesting. And MOMI, after a few years of amazing retrospectives doesn't seem to have any repertory cinema going at the moment. Lincoln Center, MOMA, Metrograph, and The Quad are the only ones focusing on 35mm which surely makes my life easier, but weird to see such a quick shift away from 35mm at the other places.

The most interesting thing is the Sjostrom films, to me, and they are playing once each! Too bad.
Here's the calendar

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#330 Post by Drucker » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:00 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Drucker wrote:And MOMI, after a few years of amazing retrospectives doesn't seem to have any repertory cinema going at the moment.
FWIW, besides Histoire(s) du Cinéma (in 35mm?), they are scheduled to screen a rare 35mm print of the full four-hour version of La Belle Noiseuse (Quad was screening a DCP, albeit a 4k restoration) and some other great and rare Stan Brakhage films in 16mm and even 35mm. All of this is over the next several weekends.
Saw the Brakhage, not the rest of those. In my defense their calendar layout is atrocious and half of the things listed are evergreen and never go away, so it's hard to catch what is actually new!

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#331 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:01 pm

To Save and Project returns tonight at MoMA - some very interesting screenings, the type you many not be able to see anywhere else anytime soon.
Drucker wrote:Saw the Brakhage, not the rest of those. In my defense their calendar layout is atrocious and half of the things listed are evergreen and never go away, so it's hard to catch what is actually new!
Absolutely - it's even worse if you look on your phone.

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#332 Post by Perkins Cobb » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Drucker wrote:I have to say this calendar does nothing for me. DCPs and 4k restorations galore, fewer and fewer 35mm prints. BAM recently fired a lead programmer and their selections seem less interesting. And MOMI, after a few years of amazing retrospectives doesn't seem to have any repertory cinema going at the moment. Lincoln Center, MOMA, Metrograph, and The Quad are the only ones focusing on 35mm which surely makes my life easier, but weird to see such a quick shift away from 35mm at the other places.
A weeklong Michel Piccoli retro and not even one film that's really obscure or unavailable on disc. Classic Bruce "Just Play the Hits" Goldstein.

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#333 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:52 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:A weeklong Michel Piccoli retro and not even one film that's really obscure or unavailable on disc. Classic Bruce "Just Play the Hits" Goldstein.
Of course - why else would he have this poster on his door?
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#334 Post by Roscoe » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:57 am

I'm most disappointed by the 16mm print of HE WHO GETS SLAPPED that they'll be running. Sad. The film and the audience deserve way better.

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#335 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Lincoln Center has announced some upcoming programs, though no screening schedule has been announced.

• a Lucrecia Martel retrospective on April 10 & 11 (with free screenings of Manuel Abramovich’s Light Years, a documentary portrait of Martel during the making of Zama on April 14 & 15)

• the U.S.’s first complete retrospective of the works of Czech animation master Jiří Trnka from April 20-25

• a complete retrospective of Luchino Visconti’s feature films, including many restorations from June 8-21

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#336 Post by Mungo » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:32 am

Kazuo Miyagama retrospective coming to MOMA in April, featuring 4K restorations of Floating Weeds, Sansho the Baliff, and A Story From Chikamatsu, as well as a smattering of 35mm prints.

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#337 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:01 am

Press release from MoMA on a major retrospective that will take place over three different venues:

The most influential cinematographer of postwar Japanese cinema, Kazuo Miyagawa (1908–1999) worked intimately with Yasujirô Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Kon Ichikawa on some of their most important films. It was Miyagawa who, in his astonishing versatility, helped perfect Ozu’s exquisitely framed tatami-level compositions in Floating Weeds (1959); the long, choreographed tracking sequences of Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu (1953); the multiple perspectives and jump cuts of Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950) and Yojimbo (1961); and the innovative use of cameras from different vantage points in Ichikawa’s Tokyo Olympiad (1965).

This first major US retrospective of Miyagawa’s work in more than 35 years opens with a rare screening of Hiroshi Inagaki’s 1943 version of The Rickshaw Man and the 4K restoration premiere of Ozu’s Floating Weeds (1959), a special event introduced by Miyagawa’s son Ichiro and Miyagawa’s camera assistant Masahiro Miyajima. A career-spanning survey of Miyagawa’s cinematography then continues both at MoMA and Japan Society throughout the month. Additionally, new 4K restorations of Kenji Mizoguchi’s A Story From Chikamatsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954), both shot by Miyagawa, will run at Film Forum from April 6 through 12.

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#338 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:21 am

Yesterday I went to the Film Forum. There were two films, The Great Silence and The Story of Chikamatsu, starting at the same time. I spent several minutes trying to decide which one. The former was on it's last day and the latter has two more days but my schedule is a bit of a problem. So, I know whatever choice I make, I would most likely not be able to catch the other. Well I made the wrong choice. I saw The Great Silence and was disappointed. I'm not even sure why I picked that because I'm kind of indifferent about spaghetti westerns and I love Mizoguchi. ](*,) Maybe Klaus Kinski playing the antagonist made me interested enough to pick The Great Silence. Oh well.

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#339 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 am

Couldn’t get through much of it on DVD-I can imagine the feeling of being trapped in the theater though. That’s the great things about film fests, you can escape into another room.

Going to see any of the Orphan Symposium in Queens this weekend? I’m about to fly into LGA as I type this...

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#340 Post by ando » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:06 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:Yesterday I went to the Film Forum. There were two films, The Great Silence and The Story of Chikamatsu, starting at the same time. I spent several minutes trying to decide which one. The former was on it's last day and the latter has two more days but my schedule is a bit of a problem. So, I know whatever choice I make, I would most likely not be able to catch the other. Well I made the wrong choice. I saw The Great Silence and was disappointed. I'm not even sure why I picked that because I'm kind of indifferent about spaghetti westerns and I love Mizoguchi. ](*,) Maybe Klaus Kinski playing the antagonist made me interested enough to pick The Great Silence. Oh well.
Thanks for the heads up on Mizoguchi. Got a few days off. May catch it.

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#342 Post by hearthesilence » Mon May 21, 2018 12:39 pm

Great line-up, I actually saw their rarely screened 35mm print of Howard Hawks's Fig Leaves yesterday, which looked great. Probably the best one out there too - like the program notes say, the movie survives because of MoMA, and though it's his second film, it's his earliest surviving film as his first (The Road to Glory) is considered lost. After watching it, it really dawned on me that so many of Hawks's films, regardless of genre, turn on the distinctive way he handles the relationships between men and women - not just within couples, but between all members on both sides. It's something that works well in pretty much any context and probably explains his protean talents as a director. As a result, much of what made him the auteur we now know is already on glorious display even at this stage of his career (though to be fair he was already 30 by the time he made this film).

It was great seeing this fresh, but I was startled by two discoveries after doing a cursory search on this film. First, the fashion sequence was actually shot in Technicolor - it's generally accepted as lost but it looks like the George Eastman House found four frames that were in the possession of a private collector, and these were eventually used for the cover of a recent book called The Dawn of Technicolor. Second, the two most prominent women in this film went on to early and tragic ends, with their careers ending well before they died. What happened to Olive Borden is one of the saddest stories I've ever read about a once-major Hollywood star.

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