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Wednesday, June 1 TODAY TOMORROW WEEKEND MONTH

7:15 PM
JIA ZHANGKE, A GUY FROM FENYANG
by Walter Salles
In Mandarin with English subtitles, 2015, 105 min, digital

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Distributed by Kino Lorber.

The result of a seemingly counter-intuitive pairing of veteran Brazilian director Walter Salles (CENTRAL STATION, ON THE ROAD) and Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke, JIA ZHANGKE, A GUY FROM FENYANG is an unusually fine documentary portrait. Jia began his filmmaking career in the mid-1990s, immediately establishing his immense talent with his astonishing feature debut, XIAO WU, and its even more ambitious and monumental follow-up, PLATFORM, which remains one of the great films of the 2000s. And he has since delivered on this youthful promise, making a series of features, documentaries, and short films over the past 15 years that have established him as the foremost chronicler of a society undergoing immense and often brutal transformations.

In A GUY FROM FENYANG, Salles accompanies Jia as he returns to his birthplace, the Shanxi province in Northern China, and to the locations of his films. Documenting encounters between Jia and his actors, friends, and collaborators, Salles gradually constructs a multi-layered portrait of the artist. By filming Jia against the backdrop of the streets and locations that he has known so intimately throughout his life, Salles succeeds not only in creating something far more cinematic than most talking-head documentaries, but in illuminating dimensions of Jia’s personality that would otherwise remain hidden and capturing something of the complex relation between the director and his environment. Combining copious interview footage and well-chosen excerpts from Jia’s films, A GUY FROM FENYANG is a deceptively casual, ultimately elegant film that reveals a great deal about Jia, his work, and his society.

“Auteur portraits of fellow auteurs don’t always make for illuminating films: the line between sincere mutual appreciation and smug mutual congratulation can be a fine one. Salles, however, gets the balance just about right in A GUY FROM FENYANG, an intelligent, restrained but warmly intimate cinematic conversation with the Sixth Generation Chinese trailblazer.” –Guy Lodge, VARIETY

Alongside A GUY FROM FENYANG, we’ll be screening several of Jia’s own films; click here for more details.

7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: ERIN ESPELIE

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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Thursday, June 2

7:15 PM
JIA ZHANGKE, A GUY FROM FENYANG
by Walter Salles
In Mandarin with English subtitles, 2015, 105 min, digital

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7:30 PM
PAUL SHARITS
by François Miron
2015, 85 min, digital

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Friday, June 3

6:30 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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7:30 PM
PAUL SHARITS
by François Miron
2015, 85 min, digital

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9:15 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: PROGRAM 1 - ANDERSEN IN PERSON!

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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Saturday, June 4

4:30 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: PROGRAM 2 - ANDERSEN IN PERSON!

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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5:15 PM
RECENT SHARITS PRESERVATIONS

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6:30 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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7:30 PM
PAUL SHARITS
by François Miron
2015, 85 min, digital

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9:15 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: RED HOLLYWOOD
by Thom Andersen & Noël Burch
1996, 118 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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Sunday, June 5

3:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF
2003, 169 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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6:30 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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7:00 PM
VISION FESTIVAL 21: SPACE IS THE PLACE
by John Coney
1974, 85 min, 35mm

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9:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: JUKE: PASSAGES FROM THE FILMS OF SPENCER WILLIAMS
2015, 29 min, digital, b&w

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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9:15 PM
VISION FESTIVAL 21: SUN RA: A JOYFUL NOISE
by Robert Mugge
1980, 60 min, 16mm

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Monday, June 6

6:30 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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9:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: RECONVERSION
2012, 68 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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Tuesday, June 7

6:30 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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9:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: PROGRAM 2

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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Wednesday, June 8

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:15 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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9:00 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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Thursday, June 9

7:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: JUKE: PASSAGES FROM THE FILMS OF SPENCER WILLIAMS
2015, 29 min, digital, b&w

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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9:00 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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Friday, June 10

6:30 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: RED HOLLYWOOD
by Thom Andersen & Noël Burch
1996, 118 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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9:00 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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Saturday, June 11

2:30 PM,
7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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5:15 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF
2003, 169 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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9:00 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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Sunday, June 12

2:30 PM,
7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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7:00 PM
THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN: RECONVERSION
2012, 68 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF THOM ANDERSEN

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9:00 PM
THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
by Thom Andersen
2015, 108 min, digital

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Monday, June 13

7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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Tuesday, June 14

7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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Wednesday, June 15

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:15 PM
’TIL MADNESS DO US PART
by Wang Bing
In Mandarin & Yunnan dialect with English subtitles, 2013, 228 min, digital

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Friday, June 17

7:30 PM
RE-VISIONS: JEFF KRULIK: PROGRAM 1: HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT TURNS 30! - JEFF KRULIK & JOHN HEYN IN PERSON!

This screening is part of: RE-VISIONS: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1975-90

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Saturday, June 18

4:00 PM
EC: MAYA DEREN

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6:00 PM
RE-VISIONS: JEFF KRULIK: PROGRAM 2: LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE

This screening is part of: RE-VISIONS: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1975-90

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8:30 PM
RE-VISIONS: JEFF KRULIK: PROGRAM 3: JEFF’S PEOPLE

This screening is part of: RE-VISIONS: AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL FILM 1975-90

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Sunday, June 19

6:00 PM
EC: EARTH
by Alexandr Dovzhenko
With Russian intertitles (English synopsis available), 1929-30, 82 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

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8:00 PM
EC: ARSENAL
by Alexandr Dovzhenko
With Russian intertitles (English synopsis available), 1928-29, 87 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

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Wednesday, June 22

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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Friday, June 24

7:00 PM
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

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7:30 PM
EC: ZVENIGORA
by Alexandr Dovzhenko
With Russian intertitles (English synopsis available), 1928, 96 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

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Saturday, June 25

6:00 PM
I SEE International Video Art Festival: PROGRAM 1: THE END OF THE IMAGE AS WE KNOW IT

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7:00 PM
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

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8:00 PM
I SEE International Video Art Festival: PROGRAM 2: THE ANIMAL WITHIN

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Sunday, June 26

7:00 PM
SIXTEENTH ANNUAL BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL

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7:30 PM
I SEE International Video Art Festival: PROGRAM 3: POST EVERYTHING

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Tuesday, June 28

7:00 PM
NYWIFT PRESENTS: BENEATH THE OLIVE TREE
by Stavroula Toska
2015, 76 min, digital

This screening is part of: NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION PRESENTS

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7:30 PM
AFA MEMBERS ONLY: DESERT FURY
by Lewis Allen
1947, 96 min, 35mm

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Wednesday, June 29

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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