Limited Engagements & Special Screenings 2019

Recent releases, restored classics, and special guests grace the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • The Image Book

  • Not Wanted

  • Workingman's Death

  • Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

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Upcoming Films

  • Bicycle Thief

    Vittorio De Sica
    Italy, 1948

    Digital Restoration
    Film to Table dinner follows the January 12 screening

    • Saturday, January 12 6 PM
    • Friday, January 18 6:30 PM

    De Sica’s tale of a father and son searching the streets of Rome for their stolen bicycle is a masterwork of Italian neorealism, “an allegory at once timeless and topical” (Village Voice).

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  • Not Wanted

    Elmer Clifton, Ida Lupino
    United States, 1949

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, January 12 8 PM
    • Sunday, January 20 4:30 PM

    A waitress finds herself pregnant and out of options in Lupino’s dissection of small-town values and women’s choices (or lack of them), made with “a startling blend of compassion and invention” (New Yorker).  

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  • Workingman’s Death

    Michael Glawogger
    Austria/Germany, 2005

    BAMPFA Collection

    • Wednesday, January 16 7 PM
    • Sunday, January 20 6:30 PM

    Glawogger’s documentary starts from a global question—Is hard manual labor a thing of the past?—and finds the unflinching answer in portraits of grueling and dangerous professions in Ukraine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and China.

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  • Megacities

    Michael Glawogger
    Austria, 1998

    BAMPFA Collection

    • Saturday, January 19 6 PM

    Glawogger takes us deep into the megacities of Mexico City, Bombay, Moscow, and New York, telling stories of people struggling at the bottom of the urban food chain.

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  • Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

    Michal Goldman
    United States, 2016
    • Friday, January 25 4 PM
    • Saturday, February 2 2 PM

    An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of the country’s second president, Gamal Abdel Nasser, on the Arab world.

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  • The Image Book

    Jean-Luc Godard
    Switzerland/France, 2018
    • Friday, February 1 6:30 PM
    • Saturday, February 9 2 PM

    The newest essay film by Jean-Luc Godard is “a kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world” (Variety). Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

    Sasha Waters Freyer
    United States, 2018
    • Sunday, February 3 1:30 PM
    • Friday, February 15 4 PM

    This poignant documentary spotlights one of the greatest photographic chroniclers of Cold War–era America, mingling Winogrand’s images with archival materials and musings from eminent curators, photographers, and friends.

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  • Monrovia, Indiana

    Frederick Wiseman
    United States, 2018

    Film to Table dinner follows the February 16 screening

    • Saturday, February 16 4:30 PM
    • Tuesday, February 19 6:30 PM

    The eternal Frederick Wiseman trains his camera on small-town America in the age of Trump, observing the citizens of Monrovia, Indiana, after the 2016 national election.

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