Anthology Film Archives - Calendar Events http://anthologyfilmarchives.org An international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. en-us Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:20:12 -0400 VISION FESTIVAL PROGRAM 1: BILLY BANG LUCKY MAN http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44479 <p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Vision Festival. To celebrate this milestone Arts for Art (AFA) plans 6 days that set the standard for creative Free Jazz music, dance, visual art and ideas, which embrace values that challenge and inform. This year Arts for Art celebrates all VISION artists, in particular those iconic NY artists whose creative voices have helped build Vision Festival&rsquo;s reputation as the world&rsquo;s premier FreeJazz Festival.<br /><br />In 1967, Billy Bang served a year-long tour of duty in Vietnam, an experience that left him emotionally scarred and confused about his American identity. Deciding that the only way he can repair his emotions and find some closure is to return to Vietnam, this time with his violin. LUCKY MAN documents his return to the battlefields of his past, fraught with memories and flashbacks, in contrast to the ebullient youthful Vietnam of today. His journey takes him through the rich musical traditions of Vietnam, from Saigon and the Mekong Delta, north across the 17th parallel and climaxing with his collaboration with the Hanoi symphony orchestra. LUCKY MAN documents Billy&rsquo;s desire to overcome and transcend the trauma of war through music and art.</p> Sunday, July 05 VISION FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2 http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44481 <p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Vision Festival. To celebrate this milestone Arts for Art (AFA) plans 6 days that set the standard for creative Free Jazz music, dance, visual art and ideas, which embrace values that challenge and inform. This year Arts for Art celebrates all VISION artists, in particular those iconic NY artists whose creative voices have helped build Vision Festival&rsquo;s reputation as the world&rsquo;s premier FreeJazz Festival.<br /><br />Michael Lucio Sternbach<br />WILLIAM PARKER AND HAMID DRAKE: A PLUG-IN TO NATURE<br />(2015, 25 min, digital)<br />A rare glimpse into the musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Known worldwide as one of the premier rhythm sections of the idiom, the two discuss their musical kinship and the shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide. Featuring exclusive live performances from Parker&rsquo;s 2013 Stone residency and the 2014 Vision Festival.<br />&amp;<br />Susan Littenberg<br />VISIONS<br />(1998, 70 min, video)<br />Recorded during the 2nd Annual Vision Festival held in the Lower East Side from May 27-June 1, 1997, VISIONS contains powerful and rare performances by underground artists who have mastered their disciplines over the past 25-30 years, but have largely been ignored by the mainstream. Featuring performances and interviews with William Parker, David S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Cooper-Moore, Amiri Baraka, Patricia Nicholson, Assif Tsahar, John Tchicai, and more.</p> Sunday, July 05 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44559 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, July 08 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44462 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Friday, July 10 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44463 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Friday, July 10 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44464 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Saturday, July 11 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44465 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Saturday, July 11 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44466 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Saturday, July 11 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44467 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Sunday, July 12 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44468 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Sunday, July 12 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44469 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Sunday, July 12 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44470 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Monday, July 13 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44471 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Monday, July 13 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44472 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Tuesday, July 14 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44473 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Tuesday, July 14 NEWFILMMAKERS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44560 <p>For full program listings, visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.newfilmmakers.com" target="_blank">www.newfilmmakers.com</a>.</p> Wednesday, July 15 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44474 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Wednesday, July 15 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44475 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Wednesday, July 15 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44476 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Thursday, July 16 NOTHING LASTS FOREVER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44500 <p>With Zach Galligan, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Mort Sahl.<br /><br />A member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE&rsquo;s original writing staff in 1975, Tom Schiller, like Albert Brooks, cut his filmmaking teeth directing shorts for the Not Ready for Primetime Players. He transitioned to features in the early 80s with this retro-futurist fable about a wide-eyed aspiring artist (a pre-GREMLINS Zach Galligan) who comes to New York to make it big, but finds himself on an oddball journey from the Holland Tunnel to an underground artists&rsquo; colony to a bus to the moon (driven by Bill Murray). This strangely funny, highly stylized pastiche of outdated tropes (shot by THE KING OF COMEDY d.p. Fred Schuler and intercut with clips from old films) tested so poorly at preview screenings that its producer, MGM, declined to release it. Schiller continued to work in the shorter form for SNL, and has since directed hundreds of commercials, but never another feature.<br /><br /><strong>FILMMAKER TOM SCHILLER WILL BE HERE IN PERSON FOR AN INTRO AND Q&amp;A ON THURS, JULY 16, AND STAR ZACH GALLIGAN WILL BE HERE TO INTRODUCE THE SCREENING ON TUES, JULY 21!</strong></p> Thursday, July 16 STATIONS OF THE CROSS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44477 <p>(KREUZWEG)<br /><br />U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE RUN!<br /><br />Distributed by Film Movement; special thanks to Michael Rosenberg, Clemence Taillandier, Genevieve Villaflor, and Jimmy Weaver.<br /><br />Told in fourteen fixed-angle, single shot, individual tableaus that parallel Christ&rsquo;s journey to his own crucifixion, STATIONS OF THE CROSS utilizes a highly formalist style to explore a fraught and mysterious phenomenon that continues to represent a dominant force in contemporary society: religious fundamentalism. The film hinges on an extraordinary performance by the young, eerily poised actress Lea van Acken, as Maria, a young woman who struggles against the uncompromising religious tenets of her family even as she has fully internalized them. As she struggles to balance her own desires with the dictates of her family&rsquo;s radically Catholic faith, she makes ever more perilous sacrifices, attempting to please a God she worships unquestioningly in the pious hopes of curing the autistic younger brother she adores. Co-written by director Dietrich Brüggemann and his sister Anna, STATIONS OF THE CROSS is both an indictment of fundamentalist faith and the articulation of an impressionable teen&rsquo;s struggle to find her own path in life. It is at once a cautionary nightmare and, thanks to van Acken&rsquo;s fully committed performance, an unforgettable character study.<br /><br />"A must see for all those interested in how austere and spiritual techniques can be employed in cinema." &ndash;Paul Schrader<br /><br />"One of the best films of the year" &ndash;EVENING STANDARD<br /><br />&ldquo;Br&uuml;ggemann offers up a darkly comic, contemporary reworking of Catholic doctrine that never shirks away from illuminating both the ridiculous and the sublime.&rdquo; &ndash;Daniel Green, CINE-VUE<br /><br />&ldquo;This formally inventive film unfolds as a series of austere and extraordinarily vivid fixed shots, weighing matters of faith, adolescent yearnings, and the potential danger of early religious indoctrination. The aesthetic pleasures of such restraint &ndash; only rarely interrupted by camera movement &ndash; underscore the perils of a belief system that venerates suffering, sacrifice and martyrdom through repression and control.&rdquo; &ndash;Paul Meyers, SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL</p> Thursday, July 16 ANOTHER SKY http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44504 <p>Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation.<br /><br />In the middle of his stint as editor for SIGHT &amp; SOUND, Gavin Lambert (onetime Oxford chum of future filmmakers Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson) tried his own hand at directing. Inspired by the writing of Paul Bowles (who&rsquo;d later become a close friend of Lambert&rsquo;s in Tangier) and beautifully filmed by Walter Lassally (THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER), ANOTHER SKY trails a white governess brought to Morocco for work who gradually falls under the spell of the music, culture, and men of Marrakesh. But this mesmerizing slow-burn romance would prove Lambert&rsquo;s only effort as director; he opted instead for a successful career as screenwriter (Nicholas Ray&rsquo;s BITTER VICTORY), novelist (INSIDE DAISY CLOVER), and biographer (of George Cukor and Natalie Wood).</p> <p><strong></strong></p> Thursday, July 16 BRAND X http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44507 <p>With Taylor Mead, Sally Kirkland, Sam Shepard, Abbie Hoffman, Candy Darling, Tally Brown, and Ultra Violet.<br /><br />Downtown fixture Elwyn &ldquo;Wynn&rdquo; Chamberlain painted Frank O&rsquo;Hara and Allen Ginsberg, produced an early Charles Ludlam play, and turned to film in 1970 with this crude, merciless consumerist satire. Inspired by a snowed-in weekend stuck watching television, BRAND X gleefully parodies boob-tube banality with copious nudity, a wicked sense of humor, and a who&rsquo;s-who cast featuring Taylor Mead, Sally Kirkland, Sam Shepard, Abbie Hoffman, and Candy Darling. &ldquo;The first truly entertaining Entertainment film of the new consciousness,&rdquo; heralded Jonas Mekas, but Chamberlain moved on, burning his paintings and relocating his family to India in the mid-70s. His latter-day artistic output consisted solely of a series of novels.<strong><br /><br />The screening on Friday, July 17 will be presented by Wynn Chamberlain&rsquo;s wife, Sally, and his son, Sam!&nbsp; Sam Chamberlain will be back to introduce the second screening, on Thursday, July 23.<br /></strong></p> Friday, July 17 BEYOND CASSAVETES: LILITH http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44493 <p>With Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter, Anne Meacham, Jessica Walter, and Gene Hackman.<br /><br />Dogged by rumors of on-set friction, then summarily withdrawn from the Venice Film Festival after nasty comments by the festival&rsquo;s director, LILITH is one of those marvelously fractured and unrepeatable little films so typical of New York production in the Sixties. Directed by Hollywood blacklistee Robert Rossen (whose previous feature, THE HUSTLER, had also been lensed entirely in New York), the majority of the film was shot at the newly opened Meyerberg Studio on Long Island (the first feature shot there), as well as on the vacant &lsquo;Killingworth&rsquo; estate in Lattingtown. Warren Beatty gets top billing, but it&rsquo;s Peter Fonda and an astonishingly demonic Jean Seberg, as denizens of an elite psychiatric hospital, who steal the show. A bewitching meditation on madness and sexuality, and certainly Rossen&rsquo;s most personal effort, LILITH typifies the kind of edgy, off-center spirit that seemed to infect even studio-backed New York features.<br /><br />Plus: As a special bonus, a rarely-seen, 8-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary on the production of LILITH will be screened following the feature.</p> Friday, July 17 VENOM AND ETERNITY http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44510 <p>(TRAIT&Eacute; DE BAVE ET D&rsquo;&Eacute;TERNIT&Eacute;)<br /><br />With Isidore Isou.<br /><br />In 1942 at only 16, Isidore Isou founded Lettrism, an avant-garde movement devoted to purely formalist poetry stripped of all semantic meaning. After a prolific decade of writing and theorizing, Isou brought his radical ideas to cinema in VENOM AND ETERNITY, a filmic manifesto for &ldquo;discrepancy cinema,&rdquo; where the visuals and soundtrack are treated as two separate channels, bearing little relation to one another. Over shots of Isou himself walking through the Left Blank, he intones, &ldquo;I announce the destruction of the cinema&rdquo; &ndash; and his images begin to turn upside down and become violently scratched. It proved a <em>succ&egrave;s de scandale</em> at Cannes, winning a made-up prize from Jean Cocteau. By 1953, Isou had begun his deconstruction of the tenets of photography, painting, dance, and theater and never returned to film, but his solitary work behind the camera became a crucial touchstone for Guy Debord, Stan Brakhage, and Olivier Assayas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Friday, July 17 BORDERLINE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44513 <p>From the collection of George Eastman House. With Paul &amp; Eslanda Robeson and Hilda Doolittle.<br /><br />Heavily inspired by Eisenstein, Kenneth Macpherson founded British cinema journal CLOSE UP in 1927 and began his own filmmaking practice soon after, directing three poetic experimental shorts in as many years. As its title suggests, Macpherson&rsquo;s feature debut is a movie at a crossroads, a defiantly silent experiment made at the cusp of cinema&rsquo;s transition to sound. BORDERLINE takes a fairly conventional love triangle plot and complicates it through radical editing patterns, a &ldquo;clatter montage&rdquo; where adjacent images butt up so close against one another they nearly overlap. The content of Macpherson&rsquo;s film is equally startling, unafraid to explore simmering racial tensions (two of its characters are played by Paul Robeson and his wife Eslanda) and fluid notions of sexuality. After BORDERLINE met a harsh critical reception, Macpherson retired from directing and withdrew his film from circulation &ndash; it wouldn&rsquo;t be rediscovered for another 50 years.</p> Saturday, July 18 EC: NANOOK OF THE NORTH http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44434 <p>The most enduring of all Flaherty&rsquo;s films for its simplicity of purpose, structure, and design. It ennobles its subjects rather than exploiting them. Sharp and uncluttered, the film relies on a few well-developed sequences which remain in the memory of the viewer.<br /><br />&ldquo;NANOOK is one of the most vital, dramatic and human films that has ever flashed across the screen.&rdquo; &ndash;Rex Ingram</p> Saturday, July 18 RETURN TO OZ http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44516 <p>With Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, and Piper Laurie.<br /><br />Groundbreaking sound designer and editor Walter Murch helped to shape the visual and aural rhythms of Francis Ford Coppola&rsquo;s classic 70s pictures. For his only effort to date as director, Murch assumed a seemingly impossible assignment: a sequel to the beloved THE WIZARD OF OZ. Instead of delivering a family friendly update, Murch&rsquo;s adaptation of L. Frank Baum&rsquo;s second and third Oz books offers a despairing expressionist vision that feels plucked directly from a child&rsquo;s nightmare. Fairuza Balk&rsquo;s Dorothy arrives in Emerald City (fresh off a round of shock therapy) to find the city in tatters and a diabolical princess with her eye on Dorothy&rsquo;s head. A true <em>film maudit</em>, beset by production problems (Murch was briefly fired for running behind schedule, only to be reinstated at the behest of Coppola and George Lucas) and an indifferent viewing public, RETURN TO OZ looks miraculous today, a rare fairy tale for adults.</p> Saturday, July 18 BEYOND CASSAVETES: LILITH http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44494 <p>With Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter, Anne Meacham, Jessica Walter, and Gene Hackman.<br /><br />Dogged by rumors of on-set friction, then summarily withdrawn from the Venice Film Festival after nasty comments by the festival&rsquo;s director, LILITH is one of those marvelously fractured and unrepeatable little films so typical of New York production in the Sixties. Directed by Hollywood blacklistee Robert Rossen (whose previous feature, THE HUSTLER, had also been lensed entirely in New York), the majority of the film was shot at the newly opened Meyerberg Studio on Long Island (the first feature shot there), as well as on the vacant &lsquo;Killingworth&rsquo; estate in Lattingtown. Warren Beatty gets top billing, but it&rsquo;s Peter Fonda and an astonishingly demonic Jean Seberg, as denizens of an elite psychiatric hospital, who steal the show. A bewitching meditation on madness and sexuality, and certainly Rossen&rsquo;s most personal effort, LILITH typifies the kind of edgy, off-center spirit that seemed to infect even studio-backed New York features.<br /><br />Plus: As a special bonus, a rarely-seen, 8-minute, behind-the-scenes documentary on the production of LILITH will be screened following the feature.</p> Saturday, July 18 WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=07&year=2015#showing-44520 <p>With Timothy Carey.<br /><br />Wild man character actor Timothy Carey cobbled together a career with bit parts as heavies and hucksters for Kubrick, Cassavetes, and more, his indelible, unstable screen presence suggesting there was always a madness to his Method. He brought that same volatile energy to his first film as director (and writer, producer, and eventual self-distributor), this berserk parable about a bored insurance salesman who quits his job, forms a rockabilly band/religious movement, rechristens himself &ldquo;God,&rdquo; and winds up frontrunner for President, using his newfound power to sleep with women aged 14 to 92. A vanity project-cum-labor of love with little regard for good taste or common filmmaking rules, THE WORLD&rsquo;S GREATEST SINNER would later find fans in Martin Scorsese and Will Oldham but didn&rsquo;t break through to the grindhouse circuit upon release. Carey&rsquo;s TV pilot follow-up, TWEET&rsquo;S LADIES OF PASADENA, was never finished.</p> Saturday, July 18