Blasted into public consciousness - and controversy - by the first X-rated cartoon, FRITZ THE CAT, legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi’s career in animation spans an astounding 50 years. He joins us in person for double features of HEAVY TRAFFIC / AMERICAN POP and THE LORD OF THE RINGS / WIZARDS, and will also be selling his art and presenting a clip of his new film for the audience!
While there are gems scattered throughout each decade of Robert Altman's oeuvre, the director arguably reached his zenith in the 1970s, during that brief window of cinema history when filmmakers of independent vision had regular access to studio resources. With such masterpieces as the hazy anti-Western MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971), neo-noir THE LONG GOODBYE (1973) and bravura ensemble piece NASHVILLE (1975), Robert Altman blazed as one of the brightest auteurs of New Hollywood.
Company names often include the phrase “and Sons” to imply stability: Do business with us, and we’ll take care of you for generations. But what happens when the family business is crime? A series exploring this premise includes the THE GODFATHER. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, and recent Indian epic GANGS OF WASSEYPUR.
Revered British director John Boorman has conjured memorable movie moments countless times in his 50-year film career. He joins us in person with his latest QUEEN AND COUNTRY, a sequel to his semiautobiographical HOPE AND GLORY. We'll also present a retrospective of his work, including EXCALIBUR, POINT BLANK, DELIVERANCE and more.
Join us for some of the greatest films to ever celebrate amour in its many forms, including BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, CASABLANCA and GONE WITH THE WIND. A 75th-anniversary screening of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY showcases romantic comedy at its finest, while acclaimed drama BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.