Week of December 10, 2017

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Sunday, December 10

Sunday, December 10, 2017
2 PM
Carl Theodor Dreyer,
France,
1928,
(81 mins)

New Digital Restoration

Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses on the face as a landscape of the soul. Pauline Kael called it “one of the greatest of all movies.”
Sunday, December 10, 2017
4 PM
Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault,
Canada,
1963,
(106 mins)

Digital Restoration

Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault beautifully evoke the rhythms of rural life and language in this enchanting documentary about traditional customs on an isolated island in Quebec.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
7 PM
Danielle Arbid,
Lebanon,
2004,
(90 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

A young girl tries to befriend her aunt’s teenage maid in this keenly observed coming-of-age tale from Lebanon, set in war-torn 1980s Beirut.

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Tuesday, December 12

Wednesday, December 13

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
12:15 PM
Explore a great Chinese painter’s work and his turbulent times with a tour of Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou.
Included with admission; no advance reservation required
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7 PM
Agnès Varda, JR,
France,
2017,
(89 mins)
Forever young-at-heart filmmaker (and French New Wave legend) Agnès Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France. A first-rate achievement in Varda’s brilliant career.
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Thursday, December 14

Thursday, December 14, 2017
4-7 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7 PM
(87 mins)
Award-winning films by Polish animation artists who explore human relationships in varied and innovative ways, from uninhibited humor to surrealism.

Friday, December 15

Friday, December 15, 2017
4 PM
Li Yu,
China,
2005,
(93 mins)

BAMPFA Collection

An unexpected pregnancy transforms the life of a teenage girl in a small riverside town, who still struggles to live down her past ten years later, in Li Yu’s elegantly composed Chinese drama.
Friday, December 15, 2017
4-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Friday, December 15, 2017
5 PM
Explore the diversity of human experience with videos from the Global Lives Project, which capture twenty-four hours in the lives of individuals around the globe.
Included with admission
Friday, December 15, 2017
7 PM
Michael Curtiz,
United States,
1945,
(109 mins)

New Digital Restoration

Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her driven performance in this noir melodrama that exposed the nightmare side of upward mobility and domestic virtue.

Saturday, December 16

Saturday, December 16, 2017
11-9 PM

Drop-in Art Making

Saturday, December 16, 2017
3:30 PM
Doug Nichol,
United States,
2016,
(103 mins)
This hymn to the ordinary typewriter is also a portrait of the countless artists, writers, and collectors (including Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard) who remain steadfast in their love and loyalty. “Pure typewriter heaven” (Don DeLillo).
Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:15 PM
Carl Theodor Dreyer,
France,
1928,
(81 mins)

35mm Archival Print

Carl Dreyer’s 1928 film focuses on the face as a landscape of the soul. Pauline Kael called it “one of the greatest of all movies.”
  • Judith Rosenberg
    Live Music
    On piano
Saturday, December 16, 2017
8:15 PM
Zhang Yimou,
China,
2002,
(122 mins)
Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, and Tony Leung Chiu-wai propel Zhang Yimou’s gorgeously colorful wuxia tribute, set in ancient China. “Not so much a historical epic as a kind of highly determined ballet” (New Yorker).