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Friday, December 1 TODAY TOMORROW WEEKEND MONTH

7:00 PM
THE BOXER
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1977, 94 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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Terayama channeled his lifelong interest in boxing into this film, and while it was by far his most conventional and commercially acceptable movie to date (it was produced on the heels of the worldwide phenomenon that was ROCKY), his deeply personal preoccupation with the sport and its trappings results in a fascinating fusion of avant-garde sensibility and classic narrative. Focusing on the relationship between a young man determined to become a champion and his reluctant, middle-aged coach, THE BOXER succeeds both as a work of startling visual beauty and as a compulsively exciting story, with Terayama’s investment in the sport apparent in his casting of actual Japanese boxers in cameo roles.

Please note: In conjunction with the Terayama retrospective, The La MaMa Archive will be open on Friday December 1 from 5PM to 6PM. The La MaMa Experimental Theater was host to the US premieres of Terayama's LA MARIE VISION in 1970 and DIRECTIONS TO SERVANTS in 1980. Visitors may view production files, photos, and posters related to Terayama and his theater company. The Archive is located at 66 East 4th Street on the Mezzanine level (between Bowery and 2nd Avenue).

7:30 PM
TRIBUTE TO CHRISTOPHER LEE

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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9:15 PM
FRUITS OF PASSION
In Japanese and French with English subtitles, 1981, 83 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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Saturday, December 2

4:30 PM
EC: ROBERT NELSON

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6:15 PM
PASTORAL HIDE AND SEEK
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1974, 104 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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6:30 PM
LASSE LÅNGSTRÖM: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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8:45 PM
FAREWELL TO THE ARK
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1984, 127 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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9:00 PM
LASSE LÅNGSTRÖM: PROGRAM 2

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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Sunday, December 3

2:45 PM
DEAD MAN'S LETTERS [CANCELLED]
by Konstantin Lopushansky
In Russian with projected English subtitles, 1986, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THE STRUGATSKY BROTHERS ON FILM

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5:00 PM
THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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5:15 PM
CONVERSIONS
by Vito Acconci
1971, 65 min, Super-8mm-to-digital, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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6:45 PM
THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA: PROGRAM 2

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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7:00 PM
RIOT ACTS: FLAUNTING GENDER DEVIANCE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
by Madsen Minax
2010, 76 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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8:30 PM
THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA: PROGRAM 3

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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9:00 PM
WILDNESS
by Wu Tsang
In Spanish and English with dual subtitles, 2012, 74 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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Monday, December 4

7:00 PM
RIOT ACTS: FLAUNTING GENDER DEVIANCE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
by Madsen Minax
2010, 76 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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7:30 PM
THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS, RALLY IN THE STREETS
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1971, 137 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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Tuesday, December 5

7:00 PM
WILDNESS
by Wu Tsang
In Spanish and English with dual subtitles, 2012, 74 min, digital

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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9:00 PM
CONVERSIONS
by Vito Acconci
1971, 65 min, Super-8mm-to-digital, b&w, silent

This screening is part of: THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM

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Wednesday, December 6

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:30 PM
MILLENNIUM FILM JOURNAL NO. 66

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Thursday, December 7

7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: AMY LOCKHART

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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Friday, December 8

7:00 PM
PASTORAL HIDE AND SEEK
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1974, 104 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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7:30 PM
THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION: PROGRAM 1: REALPOLITIK OF CINEMA

This screening is part of: THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION

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Saturday, December 9

4:45 PM
EC: SIDNEY PETERSON

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7:00 PM
THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA: PROGRAM 4

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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7:30 PM
THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION: PROGRAM 2: SYMMETRIES AND COLORS

This screening is part of: THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION

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Sunday, December 10

4:30 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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7:00 PM
FRUITS OF PASSION
In Japanese and French with English subtitles, 1981, 83 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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7:30 PM
THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION: PROGRAM 3: THE ADVENTURE OF OTHERNESS

This screening is part of: THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLISH ANIMATION

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9:00 PM
FAREWELL TO THE ARK
In Japanese with English subtitles, 1984, 127 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THROW AWAY YOUR BOOKS: THE FILMS OF SHŪJI TERAYAMA

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Monday, December 11

7:00 PM
FLAHERTY NYC: PROGRAM 6: WATER

This screening is part of: FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS: OUT FROM UNDER

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7:30 PM
AFA MEMBERS ONLY – FREE SCREENING!: JOE GIBBONS & EMILY BREER’S ‘THE GENIUS’

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Tuesday, December 12

7:30 PM
BEYOND CASSAVETES: STRANGERS IN THE CITY
by Rick Carrier
1962, 83 min, 16mm, b&w

This screening is part of: BEYOND CASSAVETES: LOST LEGENDS OF THE NEW YORK FILM WORLD (1945-1970)

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Wednesday, December 13

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
EC: THE RULES OF THE GAME
by Jean Renoir
In French with English subtitles, 1939, 97 min, 35mm, b&w

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Thursday, December 14

7:15 PM
PLANTS
by Roberto Doveris
Chile, In Spanish with English subtitles, 2015, 93 min, digital

This screening is part of: IF YOU CAN SCREEN IT THERE: PREMIERING CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

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7:30 PM
BARBARA HAMMER: LESBIAN HANDS

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Friday, December 15

7:00 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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7:30 PM
EMPATHY
by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
2016, 83 min, DCP

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Saturday, December 16

5:15 PM
EC: THE RULES OF THE GAME
by Jean Renoir
In French with English subtitles, 1939, 97 min, 35mm, b&w

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5:45 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 2: RUSSIAN FILMS

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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7:30 PM
EMPATHY
by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
2016, 83 min, DCP

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8:00 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 3

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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Sunday, December 17

2:00 PM
TRIBUTE TO LESLIE TRUMBULL (1933-2017)

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5:15 PM
EC: THE RULES OF THE GAME
by Jean Renoir
In French with English subtitles, 1939, 97 min, 35mm, b&w

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5:45 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 4

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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7:30 PM
EMPATHY
by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli
2016, 83 min, DCP

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8:00 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 5

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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Monday, December 18

7:00 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 6

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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7:30 PM
EC: DIARIES, NOTES & SKETCHES (WALDEN)
by Jonas Mekas
1969, 180 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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Tuesday, December 19

6:45 PM
EC: REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA
by Jonas Mekas
1971-72, 82 min, 16mm-to-35mm blow-up

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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7:00 PM
A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH: PROGRAM 1

This screening is part of: A STOP-MOTION BESTIARY: THE FILMS OF LADISLAS STAREWITCH

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8:45 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: IN BETWEEN: 1964-68
1978, 52 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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Wednesday, December 20

6:00 PM
NEWFILMMAKERS

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7:00 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: SHORT FILM PROGRAM

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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9:00 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: PARADISE NOT YET LOST (aka OONA’S THIRD YEAR)
1979, 96 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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Thursday, December 21

7:00 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: A WALK + MYSTERIES

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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9:00 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: BIRTH OF A NATION
1997, 85 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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Friday, December 22

7:00 PM
JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING: HE STANDS IN A DESERT COUNTING THE SECONDS OF HIS LIFE
1969/1985, 150 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: JONAS MEKAS: 95 AND COUNTING

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