Janus Films: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

11/3/06 to 12/16/06

  • Beauty and the Beast, December 2

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  • The Organizer

    • Saturday, December 16 20:15

    Marcello Mastroianni plays an idealistic labor organizer in 19th-century Turin in Mario Monicelli's naturalistic and poignant film.

  • La strada

    • Saturday, December 9 17:00

    Fellini's muse Giulietta Masina modeled her timeless character Gelsomina after Chaplin's tramp. She stars with Anthony Quinn in this classic that "remains remarkably satisfying today."-N.Y. Times. "The cornerstone of Fellini's work."-Martin Scorsese

  • Il posto

    • Friday, December 8 18:30

    Ermanno Olmi's humane, funny, and heartbreaking portrait of a young man embarking on his first job in Milan captures the alienation and regimentation of the working world.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    • Saturday, December 2 17:00

    Jean Cocteau's classic tale of love and transformation remains one of the cinema's most enchanting and sensuous excursions into the realm of poetic fantasy.

  • The Rules of the Game

    • Friday, December 1 19:00

    Made just before the outbreak of WWII, Jean Renoir's masterpiece of ruthless grace uses a gathering in a country house as setting for a tragicomic study of polite society on the brink of collapse.

  • Kwaidan

    • Sunday, November 26 15:00

    Masaki Kobayashi's atmospheric and visually captivating adaptation of four haunting stories by Lafcadio Hearn. "Each of the exquisitely crafted tales . . . is, in its own right, one of the great ghost stories brought to the screen. Together, they form an exemplar of the anthology horror film."-Village Voice

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    • Friday, November 24 19:00

    Mikhail Kalatozov's stunningly visualized drama of young love and ambition destroyed by war is a key work of Soviet cinema in the post-Stalin era.

  • Monika

    • Friday, November 24 21:00

    Ingmar Bergman naturalistically captures the sensuality and anguish of a youthful summer love affair in this acclaimed early work.

  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    • Sunday, November 19 15:00

    In Agnès Varda's New Wave classic, two crucial hours in a young woman's life unfold as if in real time.

  • Day of Wrath

    • Sunday, November 12 15:00

    Carl Dreyer's drama of a 17th-century witch hunt is "one of the most completely moving films ever made."-Pauline Kael

  • The Seventh Seal

    • Sunday, November 12 17:00

    A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Ingmar Bergman's iconic work of cinematic philosophy.

  • Knife in the Water

    • Friday, November 10 19:00

    When a middle-aged couple encounters a young drifter on a boating trip, undercurrents of sex and violence threaten to break the surface tension in Roman Polanski's debut feature.

  • Death of a Cyclist

    • Friday, November 10 21:00

    Juan Antonio Bardem's scathing portrait of the privileged class heralded the rebirth of Spanish cinema in the postwar period.

  • The Earrings of Madame de . . .

    • Sunday, November 5 16:00

    Max Ophuls's classic, ironic tragedy of love and a pair of earrings, with Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, and Vittorio De Sica. "Perfection."-The New Yorker

  • The 400 Blows

    • Friday, November 3 19:00

    Jean-Pierre Léaud plays François Truffaut's alter ego Antoine Doinel in the quintessential coming-of-age film, a lyrical but unsentimental portrait of adolescence and of Paris.

  • Jules and Jim

    • Friday, November 3 21:00

    Truffaut's portrayal of an early-20th-century love triangle with Jeanne Moreau at its apex is "full of wit and radiance."-Pauline Kael. "I wish I'd made it."-Jean Renoir