It Happened One Night
The Fallen Idol
Things to Come
Runaway heiress Claudette Colbert and reporter Clark Gable meet cute in this racy Depression-era romp with Oscar-winning repartee by Robert Riskin.
The adoring daughter (Madhur Jaffrey) of a once-powerful maharajah invites her father’s tutor (James Mason) to tea, and stories begin to flow, in Ivory’s critique of colonial memory. With shorts The Sword and the Flute and The Creation of Woman.
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
A precursor to American noir, Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where there are few moral distinctions between organized crime and organized law enforcement. With Peter Lorre in his definitive performance.
Philosophy professor Isabelle Huppert competently juggles career and family—until an unexpected series of events forces her to rethink her entire life—in Hansen-Løve’s festival favorite. “Huppert is extraordinary” (Time).
Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s gripping, gorgeously visualized thriller about a boy, a butler, and the butler’s secrets “reminds us of the glories of the black-and-white cinema at its peak” (New York Observer).
Based on the life of Maria Larsson—wife, mother, and pioneering photographer in early twentieth-century Sweden—this exquisite period piece has much to tell us today about the bonds of family and the liberating power of art.