Mark Morris Presents: In the Age of Pepperland

September 28–November 25, 2018

Choreographer Mark Morris selects a series of films that reflect the irrepressible creativity of the late sixties and inspired his dance work Pepperland.

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  • The Producers

  • Blow-Up

  • A Hard Day’s Night

  • Upcoming
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Upcoming Films

  • High School

    Frederick Wiseman
    United States, 1969
    • Friday, September 28 3:30 PM
    Frederick Wiseman in Person

    Wiseman’s documentary on a large urban high school in Philadelphia got to the core of American conformity and conditioning; seen as an antiestablishment indictment in the Vietnam War era, it has only gained resonance with age.

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  • Blow-Up

    Michelangelo Antonioni
    United Kingdom, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    • Friday, September 28 7 PM
    Introduction by Mark Morris

    “Simply put, the key movie of the 1960s. Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).

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  • A Hard Day’s Night

    Richard Lester
    United Kingdom, 1964

    Digital Restoration

     

    • Saturday, September 29 3:30 PM

    Following the adventures of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, A Hard Day’s Night perfectly captures the spirit of the times—and, of course, the music is fantastic.

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  • The Producers

    Mel Brooks
    United States, 1968

    Digital Restoration

    • Sunday, September 30 7 PM
    Introduction by Mark Morris

    In Brooks’s first film (which won the Oscar for best screenplay), a has-been Broadway producer (Zero Mostel) hopes to bilk his investors by producing a surefire failure: Springtime for Hitler, the musical. With Gene Wilder and Dick Shawn.

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  • The Leopard

    Luchino Visconti
    Italy, France, 1963

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, October 13 7 PM
    • Sunday, October 21 7 PM

    Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, and Burt Lancaster (in one of his greatest performances) star in this tale of an aging Sicilian aristocrat who watches as his life—and lifestyle—fades into the past. “Even the most intimate scenes seethe with a sense of change” (Village Voice). “A mellow and melancholy feast” (New York Times).

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  • Persona

    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    • Wednesday, October 24 3:10 PM
    Lecture by Linda H. Rugg

    Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Stanley Kubrick
    United Kingdom, United States, 1968

    50th Anniversary Rerelease

    • Saturday, November 10 2 PM
    • Friday, November 16 3:30 PM
    • Saturday, November 24 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 25 3:30 PM

    Kubrick harnesses the widescreen, epic format for an intensely metaphysical experience in space and time. Since 2001’s release fifty years ago, “no movie has matched its solemnly jaw-dropping techno-poetic majesty” (Variety).

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