More Than Fantasy: In Memoriam, Saul Zaentz (1921–2014)

3/22/14 to 4/13/14

This small series honors Saul Zaentz, who passed away this year after a brilliant second career as an independent film producer that earned him three Academy Awards. We present One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, all in 35mm prints generously donated by The Saul Zaentz Company to BAM/PFA.

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  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    • Sunday, April 13 2pm

    Philip Kaufman (U.S., 1988). BAM/PFA Collection Print! Adapted from Milan Kundera's novel, this grand romance begins during the Prague Spring of 1968 and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a philandering surgeon. With Jan Nemec's Oratorio for Prague, which chronicles events following the Prague Spring. Screening in the series Diamonds of the Night: Jan Nemec. (200 mins)

  • Amadeus

    • Saturday, April 5 5pm

    Milos Forman (U.S., 1984). Director's Cut! BAM/PFA Collection Print. Introduced by Paul Zaentz. Peter Shaffer rewrote history in his “black opera” Amadeus, then rewrote the play for Forman's color extravaganza starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay, and Sound Design. (180 mins)

  • One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • Saturday, March 22 5:30pm

    Milos Forman (U.S., 1975). BAM/PFA Collection Print. Introduced by Pat Jackson. Jack Nicholson is more mad than crazy in Milos Forman's loony look at ‘70s psychiatry. Winner of Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay. (134 mins)