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Friday, March 1 MONTH

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

Film Notes

NEW YORK THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN! FILMMAKER IN PERSON!
With Tallie Medel, Sky Hirschkron, Aundrea Fares, Kati Schwartz, and Caroline Luft.
Dan Sallitt’s remarkable, boldly conceived fourth feature is a vivid character study of Jackie, a charismatic, fiercely intelligent, soulful young woman struggling to navigate the choppy waters of adolescence, and nurturing an intense emotional attachment to her older brother that crosses over unmistakably into incestuousness. Frankly acknowledging her forbidden feelings in the company of both her unfazed but elusive brother and her loving but ineffectual mother, Jackie is deeply confused and adrift, even while her sharp wit and keen intellect render her an astute analyst of her own situation.

While its central conceit is admirably provocative, the film’s courting of controversy is belied by Sallitt’s resolutely unspectacular approach – quietly observational, psychologically penetrating, and deeply sensitive, THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT treats its attention-grabbing premise as a prism through which it explores the universally familiar process of negotiating between attachment and emotional independence as one progresses towards adulthood.

A critic and blogger as well as a filmmaker, Sallitt has established a unique and confident voice, both in his writing and in his long-gestating but always impressive feature films (all of which will be screening at Anthology on this calendar). A great admirer of (and profoundly astute commentator on) the work of such masters of behavioral cinema as Eric Rohmer, Maurice Pialat, and Mikio Naruse, Sallitt is perhaps contemporary American cinema’s foremost keeper of their flame, and THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT a deeply moving example of his craft.

“The film is much more than an homage [to Eric Rohmer]; it’s an idiosyncratic take on desire and change that goes into uncharted sexual territories Rohmer never dared to thread, and does so with a measure of elegant, fearless lucidity few directors are capable of mustering.” –Michał Oleszczyk, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“The mystery and surprise of THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT is how such a cerebral film can be so emotionally affecting. […] This impressive feature provides strong evidence that Dan Sallitt is one of the most underappreciated major American indie writer/directors out there.” –J.J. Murphy

“TOP TEN OF 2012: As close as an American director has ever come to making a Rohmer movie – and not only because the wonderful actor playing the teenage heroine resembles the young Béatrice Romand.” –Amy Taubin, ARTFORUM

Saturday, March 2

5:15 PM
ALL THE SHIPS AT SEA
by Dan Sallitt
2004, 64 min, digital video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF DAN SALLITT

Film Notes
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

Film Notes

Sunday, March 3

4:45 PM
POLLY PERVERSE STRIKES AGAIN!
by Dan Sallitt
1986, 98 min, video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF DAN SALLITT

Film Notes
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

Film Notes

Monday, March 4

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

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Tuesday, March 5

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

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7:30 PM
AFA MEMBERS-ONLY SCREENING: DAVID CRONENBERG’S ‘STEREO’

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Wednesday, March 6

7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

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Thursday, March 7

6:45 PM
EARLY WORKS
by Zelimir Zilnik
In Serbian with English subtitles, 1969, 87 min, 35mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
7:00 PM,
9:15 PM
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT
by Dan Sallitt
2012, 91 min, digital video

Film Notes
9:00 PM
AMOS VOGEL ON FILM, PGM 1: FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART (Paul Cronin)

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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Friday, March 8

7:00 PM
MARJOE
by Howard Smith & Sarah Kernochan
1972, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
7:15 PM
HONEYMOON
by Dan Sallitt
1998, 90 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF DAN SALLITT

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9:00 PM
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
by Richard Lester
1964, 87 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
9:15 PM
ALL THE SHIPS AT SEA
by Dan Sallitt
2004, 64 min, digital video

This screening is part of: THE FILMS OF DAN SALLITT

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Saturday, March 9

3:45 PM
OTTO MUEHL PROGRAM

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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5:30 PM
MEMORANDUM
by Donald Brittain & John Spotton
In English and German with English subtitles, 1966, 58 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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6:00 PM
EC: S:TREAM:S :S:ECTION :S:ECTION:S :S:ECTIONED
by Paul Sharits
1968-70, 41 min, 16mm

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7:00 PM
LE SANG
by Jean-Daniel Pollet
In French with projected English subtitles, 1970, 85 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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7:15 PM
BEATS ON FILM

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9:00 PM
FERLINGHETTI: A REBIRTH OF WONDER
by Christopher Felver
2009, 79 min, video

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9:15 PM
EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP / VIOLATED ANGELS

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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Sunday, March 10

3:00 PM
EARLY WORKS
by Zelimir Zilnik
In Serbian with English subtitles, 1969, 87 min, 35mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
5:00 PM
THE CONTINUING STORY OF CAREL AND FERD
by Arthur Ginsberg
1972, 59 min, video

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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5:15 PM
EC: JACK SMITH

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6:30 PM
FERLINGHETTI: A REBIRTH OF WONDER
by Christopher Felver
2009, 79 min, video

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6:45 PM
THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IS ESPECIALLY SEEN IN THE ATTITUDE OF WOMEN THEMSELVES
by Hellmuth Costard
Extremely minimal dialogue, 1969, 64 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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8:15 PM
BEATS ON FILM

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8:30 PM
AMOS VOGEL ON FILM, PGM 2: REEL PHILADELPHIA, EPISODE 5
1980, 90 min, video

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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Monday, March 11

7:00 PM
EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP / VIOLATED ANGELS

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
9:00 PM
MEMORANDUM
by Donald Brittain & John Spotton
In English and German with English subtitles, 1966, 58 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes

Tuesday, March 12

6:45 PM
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
by Richard Lester
1964, 87 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
9:15 PM
MARJOE
by Howard Smith & Sarah Kernochan
1972, 88 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes

Wednesday, March 13

7:00 PM
LE SANG
by Jean-Daniel Pollet
In French with projected English subtitles, 1970, 85 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
9:00 PM
EARLY WORKS
by Zelimir Zilnik
In Serbian with English subtitles, 1969, 87 min, 35mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes

Thursday, March 14

7:00 PM
THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN IS ESPECIALLY SEEN IN THE ATTITUDE OF WOMEN THEMSELVES
by Hellmuth Costard
Extremely minimal dialogue, 1969, 64 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
7:15 PM
EC: WAVELENGTH
by Michael Snow
1967, 45 min, 16mm

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8:30 PM
EC: < — >
by Michael Snow
1969, 52 min, 16mm

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8:45 PM
EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP / VIOLATED ANGELS

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes

Friday, March 15

7:00 PM
SHORT FILMS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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7:30 PM
SCREEN LOUD FILM FESTIVAL

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9:00 PM
TIMES FOR & TRIXI
by Stephen Dwoskin
1970, 80 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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Saturday, March 16

2:45 PM
THREE LIVES
by Kate Millett
1971, 70 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

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4:30 PM
DYN AMO
by Stephen Dwoskin
1972, 120 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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4:30 PM
BEFORE THE REVOLUTION (35mm)
by Bernardo Bertolucci
In Italian with English subtitles, 1964, 115 min, 35mm. From the collection of George Eastman House.

This screening is part of: A TRIBUTE TO AMOS VOGEL AND ‘FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART’

Film Notes
7:00 PM
BEHINDERT
by Stephen Dwoskin
1974, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:15 PM
AGE IS…
by Stephen Dwoskin
2011, 75 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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Sunday, March 17

3:30 PM
CENTRAL BAZAAR
by Stephen Dwoskin
1976, 156 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
6:45 PM
OUTSIDE IN
by Stephen Dwoskin
1981, 105 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:00 PM
TRYING TO KISS THE MOON
by Stephen Dwoskin
1994, 96 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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Monday, March 18

7:00 PM
OBLIVION
by Stephen Dwoskin
2005, 78 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
8:45 PM
THE SUN AND THE MOON
by Stephen Dwoskin
2007, 60 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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Tuesday, March 19

6:45 PM
TIMES FOR & TRIXI
by Stephen Dwoskin
1970, 80 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:15 PM
BEHINDERT
by Stephen Dwoskin
1974, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes

Wednesday, March 20

6:45 PM
DYN AMO
by Stephen Dwoskin
1972, 120 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:15 PM
SHORT FILMS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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Thursday, March 21

7:00 PM
AGE IS…
by Stephen Dwoskin
2011, 75 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

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7:30 PM
UNESSENTIAL CINEMA PRESENTS: IF FILM IS DEAD…LONG LIVE VIDEO!

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8:45 PM
OUTSIDE IN
by Stephen Dwoskin
1981, 105 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes

Friday, March 22

7:00 PM
THE BROTHERS RICO
by Phil Karlson
1957, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
7:15 PM
TRYING TO KISS THE MOON
by Stephen Dwoskin
1994, 96 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:00 PM
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS
by Joseph H. Lewis
1945, 65 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:15 PM
OBLIVION
by Stephen Dwoskin
2005, 78 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes

Saturday, March 23

3:45 PM
THE SUN AND THE MOON
by Stephen Dwoskin
2007, 60 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
5:00 PM
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL
by Robert Mulligan
1965, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
6:00 PM
CENTRAL BAZAAR
by Stephen Dwoskin
1976, 156 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
7:15 PM
FURY AT SHOWDOWN
by Gerd Oswald
1957, 75 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:00 PM
MORNING GLORY
by Lowell Sherman
1933, 74 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:15 PM
BEHINDERT
by Stephen Dwoskin
1974, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes

Sunday, March 24

5:00 PM
HOLY MATRIMONY
by John M. Stahl
1943, 87 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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5:15 PM
EC: CARRIAGE TRADE
by Warren Sonbert
1973 version, 61 min, 16mm

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6:45 PM
AGE IS…
by Stephen Dwoskin
2011, 75 min, digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
7:00 PM
BACHELOR FLAT
by Frank Tashlin
1962, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
8:30 PM
OUTSIDE IN
by Stephen Dwoskin
1981, 105 min, 16mm-to-digital video

This screening is part of: KISSING THE MOON: FILMS AND VIDEOS BY STEPHEN DWOSKIN

Film Notes
9:00 PM
WICHITA
by Jacques Tourneur
1955, 81 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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Monday, March 25

7:00 PM
ALIBI
by Rowland West
1929, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
7:30 PM
EC: KINO-EYE
by Dziga Vertov
1925, 70 min, 16mm, b&w, silent

Film Notes
9:00 PM
THE BROTHERS RICO
by Phil Karlson
1957, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:15 PM
EC: FORWARD, SOVIET!
by Dziga Vertov
With Russian intertitles, English synopsis available;, 1925-26, 73 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

Film Notes

Tuesday, March 26

7:00 PM
WICHITA
by Jacques Tourneur
1955, 81 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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7:00 PM
NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION - POSTPONED

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9:00 PM
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL
by Robert Mulligan
1965, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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Wednesday, March 27

7:15 PM
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS
by Joseph H. Lewis
1945, 65 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:00 PM
FURY AT SHOWDOWN
by Gerd Oswald
1957, 75 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes

Thursday, March 28

7:00 PM
EC: THE MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA
by Dziga Vertov
1929, 104 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

Film Notes
7:15 PM
MORNING GLORY
by Lowell Sherman
1933, 74 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:00 PM
WICHITA
by Jacques Tourneur
1955, 81 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
9:15 PM
EC: ENTHUSIASM, OR SYMPHONY OF THE DON BASIN
by Dziga Vertov
In Russian with no subtitles, English synopsis available, 1931, 67 min, 35mm, b&w

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Friday, March 29

7:00 PM
HOLY MATRIMONY
by John M. Stahl
1943, 87 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
7:30 PM
SHOW & TELL: JEANNE LIOTTA PGM 1

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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9:00 PM
ALIBI
by Rowland West
1929, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes

Saturday, March 30

4:00 PM
EC: A SIXTH OF THE WORLD
by Dziga Vertov
With Russian intertitles, English synopsis available, 1926, 74 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

Film Notes
5:15 PM
WICHITA
by Jacques Tourneur
1955, 81 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
6:00 PM
SHOW & TELL: JEANNE LIOTTA PGM 2

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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7:15 PM
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS
by Joseph H. Lewis
1945, 65 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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8:00 PM
SHOW & TELL: JEANNE LIOTTA PGM 3

This screening is part of: SHOW & TELL

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9:00 PM
BACHELOR FLAT
by Frank Tashlin
1962, 91 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes

Sunday, March 31

4:45 PM
THE BROTHERS RICO
by Phil Karlson
1957, 92 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

Film Notes
5:00 PM
EC: THE ELEVENTH YEAR
by Dziga Vertov
With Russian intertitles, English synopsis available, 1928, 60 min, 35mm, b&w, silent

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6:30 PM
EC: THREE SONGS ABOUT LENIN
by Dziga Vertov
In Russian with no subtitles, English synopsis available, 1934, 60 min, 35mm, b&w

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6:45 PM
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL
by Robert Mulligan
1965, 100 min, 35mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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8:00 PM
THE SECRET LIFE OF…AFA

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9:00 PM
FURY AT SHOWDOWN
by Gerd Oswald
1957, 75 min, 16mm

This screening is part of: ANDREW SARRIS: EXPRESSIVE ESOTERICA

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