Inside Llewyn Davis
The Tragedy of Macbeth
A Serious Man
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
From the true account of a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison just before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film where the drama is all internal. “Essential viewing” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).
Via the existential, moral, and romantic crises of physics professor and family man Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg), A Serious Man ponders the limits of human agency, reason, faith, and the meaning of life in the face of an impassive, chaotic universe.
A group of convicts attempts an escape in Becker’s last film, one of the great prison-break movies and, for Jean-Pierre Melville, “the greatest French film of all time.”
Replete with crackling dialogue in fluent gangster-ese, elegant production design, and affecting performances, Miller’s Crossing—a Prohibition-era period piece conjured from Dashiell Hammett’s influential novels The Glass Key and Red Harvest—is classic Coen and quintessential Hammett. “An intoxicating achievement in cinematic chemistry” (Christopher Orr, Atlantic).
Adapted from the final story in James Joyce’s Dubliners, John Huston’s The Dead considers the passage of time, morality, and shared and divergent relationships amongst the guests at an Epiphany party on a snowy Dublin evening.
In New York City in 1961, on the cusp of the efflorescence of the American folk scene, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) navigates the chilly metropolis in search of a gig, a handout, and/or place to sleep, accompanied on his picaresque journey by an aptly named cat.
Restored 35mm Print
Murnau handpicked Janet Gaynor to star in his first Hollywood feature. A masterpiece of silent cinema widely considered among the greatest films ever made, Sunrise tells an elemental tale with virtuosic visual invention.
Starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, Joel Coen’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s cursed tragedy is attentive to the power of its language while being profoundly cinematic, rendering a fog-shrouded, haunted place where fate and ambition collide.