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Thursday, December 1 TODAY TOMORROW WEEKEND MONTH

7:00 PM,
9:00 PM
BADEN BADEN
by Rachel Lang
France/Belgium, In French with English subtitles, 2016, 94 min, digital

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Hailed by Screen International as a “confident, witty debut,” BADEN BADEN charts the trials and tribulations of the waifish Ana, played brilliantly by Salomé Richard, a twenty-six-year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad long enough to feel out of place everywhere. Like many in her generation, Ana lives a life teetering on the edge of comedy and melancholy. She is strong but full of self-doubt, tomboyish but sweet, temperamental and impulsive, innately clumsy, vulnerable, erotic — and rebellious. Her embodiment of contradictions presents a charming, fascinating, and, above all, thoroughly complex portrait of a young person.

BADEN BADEN is a deceptively low-key feature debut from French filmmaker Rachel Lang, anchored by a slyly compelling, effortlessly confident lead performance by Salomé Richard, Lang’s alter ego and star of her two previous short films. Equally adept at narrative minimalism, psychological portraiture, and deadpan comedy, BADEN BADEN is a character study of great penetration and charm.

“Following a long absence…the aimless 26-year-old protagonist Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg and attempts to figure her life out. Nothing extraordinary happens – she meets old friends, reconnects with family members, has casual flings, hooks up with her ex – but the intelligent and unostentatious manner in which Lang charts Ana’s emotional progression is extremely refreshing considering the irritating artificiality that characterizes most films addressing this period of transition, especially when it comes to female protagonists. […] This approach allows Lang to broach such subjects as abortion and infidelity in a level-headed way that reflects reality, wisely eschewing both cliché and overdramatization to achieve a mature, engaging, and effectively feminist take on a familiar story.” – Giovanni Marchini Camia, REVERSE SHOT

Friday, December 2

7:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 1: LE SEXE DES ANGES
1976, 45 min, 8mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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7:15 PM
OUT OF THE BLUE
by Dennis Hopper
1980, 94 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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9:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 2: RACE D’EP
1979, 95 min, 16mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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9:30 PM
BLUE VELVET
by David Lynch
120 min, 1986, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Saturday, December 3

2:45 PM
EC: THE GREAT BLONDINO
by ROBERT NELSON
1967, 42 min, 16mm

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4:30 PM
THE AMERICAN DREAMER
by Lawrence Schiller & L.M. Kit Carson
1971, 93 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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5:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 3: IXE
1980, 46 min, 16mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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6:45 PM
THE LAST MOVIE
by Dennis Hopper
1971, 108 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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7:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 4: MAMAN QUE MAN + TINO

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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9:15 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 1: LE SEXE DES ANGES
1976, 45 min, 8mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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9:30 PM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
by Tobe Hooper
1986, 101 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Sunday, December 4

3:45 PM
EC: SIDNEY PETERSON PROGRAM

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4:30 PM
BACKTRACK aka CATCHFIRE
by Dennis Hopper
1990, 98 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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6:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 2: RACE D’EP
1979, 95 min, 16mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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7:00 PM
WHITE STAR
by Roland Klick
1983, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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8:30 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 3: IXE
1980, 46 min, 16mm-to-35mm

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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9:00 PM
MAD DOG MORGAN
by Philippe Mora
1976, 102 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Monday, December 5

6:30 PM
BLUE VELVET
by David Lynch
120 min, 1986, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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7:00 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 5

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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9:00 PM
THE AMERICAN DREAMER
by Lawrence Schiller & L.M. Kit Carson
1971, 93 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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9:15 PM
LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER: PROGRAM 4: MAMAN QUE MAN + TINO

This screening is part of: LIONEL SOUKAZ: A QUEER AVANT-GARDE PIONEER

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Tuesday, December 6

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
by Tobe Hooper
1986, 101 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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9:15 PM
THE LAST MOVIE
by Dennis Hopper
1971, 108 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Wednesday, December 7

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:30 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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Thursday, December 8

6:45 PM
BACKTRACK aka CATCHFIRE
by Dennis Hopper
1990, 98 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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7:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 2: RE-VISIONS: NEW AFA PRESERVATIONS

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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9:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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9:15 PM
BLUE VELVET
by David Lynch
120 min, 1986, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Friday, December 9

7:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 3

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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7:15 PM
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
by Tobe Hooper
1986, 101 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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9:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 4

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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9:30 PM
WHITE STAR
by Roland Klick
1983, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Saturday, December 10

4:30 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 2: RE-VISIONS: NEW AFA PRESERVATIONS

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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7:00 PM
THE AMERICAN DREAMER
by Lawrence Schiller & L.M. Kit Carson
1971, 93 min, 16mm-to-digital

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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8:00 PM
SHOW & TELL: DAÏCHI SAÏTO

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL: KELLY SEARS, FERN SILVA, DAÏCHI SAÏTO

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9:00 PM
THE LAST MOVIE
by Dennis Hopper
1971, 108 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Sunday, December 11

3:30 PM
EC: MOTHER
by Vsevolod I. Pudovkin
In Russian with no subtitles; English synopsis available, 1926, 104 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

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6:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 5: SCREENING ROOM WITH PETER HUTTON
1977, 79 min, digital

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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7:00 PM
WHITE STAR
by Roland Klick
1983, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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8:00 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 4

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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9:00 PM
MAD DOG MORGAN
by Philippe Mora
1976, 102 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: DARK HOPPER

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Monday, December 12

7:00 PM
FLAHERTY NYC: WILD SOUNDS, PROGRAM 6: TALK BACK

This screening is part of: FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: WILD SOUNDS

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7:30 PM
PETER HUTTON: PROGRAM 3

This screening is part of: PETER HUTTON

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Tuesday, December 13

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:30 PM
AFA MEMBERS ONLY: TARZAN AND JANE REGAINED…SORT OF
by Andy Warhol
1963, 80 min, 16mm

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Wednesday, December 14

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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Thursday, December 15

7:00 PM
NOTES FROM THE BASEMENT
by Rainer Frimmel
In German with English subtitles, 1993-2000, 90 min, video

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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8:00 PM
BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA
by Mike Judge
1996, 81 min, 35mm

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9:00 PM
PAUL SWAN + CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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Friday, December 16

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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7:30 PM
THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
by Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley
1916, 112 min, 35mm-to-digital, b&w, silent

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Saturday, December 17

4:45 PM
PAUL SWAN + CONFESSIONS OF A SOCIOPATH

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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7:30 PM
THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
by Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley
1916, 112 min, 35mm-to-digital, b&w, silent

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Sunday, December 18

3:15 PM
THE FAMILY ALBUM
by Alan Berliner
1986, 60 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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5:00 PM,
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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5:45 PM
THE CONTINUING STORY OF CAREL AND FERD
by Arthur Ginsberg
1972, 59 min, video, b&w

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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7:30 PM
THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI
by Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley
1916, 112 min, 35mm-to-digital, b&w, silent

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Monday, December 19

6:45 PM
THE FAMILY ALBUM
by Alan Berliner
1986, 60 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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9:00 PM
NOTES FROM THE BASEMENT
by Rainer Frimmel
In German with English subtitles, 1993-2000, 90 min, video

This screening is part of: VOYEURISM, SURVEILLANCE, AND IDENTITY IN THE CINEMA

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Tuesday, December 20

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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8:00 PM
BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO AMERICA
by Mike Judge
1996, 81 min, 35mm

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Wednesday, December 21

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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Thursday, December 22

6:45 PM
EC: I WAS BORN, BUT…
by Yasujiro Ozu
With English intertitles, 1932, 100 minutes, 35mm, b&w, silent

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7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
SHORT STAY
by Ted Fendt
U.S., 2016, 61 min, Super-16mm-to-35mm

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9:00 PM
EC: THERE WAS A FATHER
by Yasujiro Ozu
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1942, 87 min, 35mm

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Friday, December 23

7:00 PM
EC: THERE WAS A FATHER
by Yasujiro Ozu
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1942, 87 min, 35mm

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9:00 PM
EC: I WAS BORN, BUT…
by Yasujiro Ozu
With English intertitles, 1932, 100 minutes, 35mm, b&w, silent

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