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
  • Past
  • Past

Past Films

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    • Saturday, November 10 2 PM
    • Friday, November 16 3:30 PM
    • Saturday, November 24 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 25 3:30 PM
    Stanley Kubrick
    United Kingdom, United States, 1968

    50th Anniversary Rerelease

    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).

  • Persona

    • Wednesday, October 24 3:10 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    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).

    Lecture by Linda H. Rugg

  • The Leopard

    • Saturday, October 13 7 PM
    • Sunday, October 21 7 PM
    Luchino Visconti
    Italy, France, 1963

    Digital Restoration

    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).

  • The Producers

    • Sunday, September 30 7 PM
    Mel Brooks
    United States, 1968

    Digital Restoration

    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.

    Introduction by Mark Morris

  • A Hard Day’s Night

    • Saturday, September 29 3:30 PM
    Richard Lester
    United Kingdom, 1964

    Digital Restoration


    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.

  • Blow-Up

    • Friday, September 28 7 PM
    Michelangelo Antonioni
    United Kingdom, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    “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).

    Introduction by Mark Morris

  • High School

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

    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.

    Frederick Wiseman in Person