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  • Title
    At the Cinema
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    16 May 2024 Recently Updated
    At the Cinema

    In between the creation of the pioneering epics The Fall of Troy (1911) and Cabiria (1914), Giovanni Pastrone directed this reflexive comedy for Turin-based Itala Film. The burlesque performance of lead Enrico Vaser is typical of pre-World War I Italian cinema, but the emphasis on viewing positions and the cuts across the axis marked by the movie screen are characteristic of Pastrone's increasingly adventurous style. Presented in a new Desmetcolor restoration by the Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) of a print from the Museuo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin).

    Director
    Giovanni Pastrone
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Comedy
    Year
    1912
  • Title
    The Picture Idol
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    16 May 2024 Recently Updated
    The Picture Idol

    Clara Kimball Young plays a starstruck teenager whose delirious obsession with fictional idol Howard Hanson diminishes only she meets him for dinner. Young's performance demonstrates the distinctively American fusion of naturalistic movement, pantomime-like arm gestures, and bold facial expression that made her one of the leading stars at the Vitagraph studios. Presented in a new restoration by the Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam).

    Director
    James Young
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Comedy
    Year
    1912
  • Title
    The Day the Ponies Come Back
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    09 May 2024 Recently Updated
    The Day the Ponies Come Back

    Jerry Schatzberg's last film is as restless, curious, and independent-minded as the early 1970s works that made his reputation. Schatzberg experiments with new video technologies and unusual shifts in point-of-view to capture the outsider perspective of the French visitor played by Guillaume Canet, enabling him to imbue both less familiar areas and iconic landmarks of New York with a fresh sense of discovery.

    Director
    Jerry Schatzberg
    Genre(s)
    Drama
    Year
    2000
  • Title
    Impressions of the Old Marseille Harbor
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    09 May 2024 Recently Updated
    Impressions of the Old Marseille Harbor

    Hungarian émigré László Moholy-Nagy's richest film is also one of his most constrained. With only 300 meters of film at his disposal, Moholy-Nagy concentrated his energies on a single section of the ancient city of Marseille, an impoverished and architecturally distinctive area known as the Vieux Port. Made shortly after Moholy-Nagy left the Bauhaus, the film encapsulates the interplay of Painting-Photography-Film celebrated in his much-discussed 1925 book. It also inaugurates a new independent style based on a purely cinematic synthesis of formal and social observation.

    Director
    László Moholy-Nagy
    Genre(s)
    City Film, Silent Film, Documentary
    Year
    1929
  • Title
    Electric Nights
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    09 May 2024 Recently Updated
    Electric Nights

    Born in Kiev, Eugène Deslaw (Ievhen Slavchenko) settled in Paris after World War I and worked in all areas of the city's burgeoning film culture (as a projectionist, critic, and foreign correspondent as well as a cameraman and director). Electric Nights, the most visually expressive of his independent films, stands at the crossroads of the major modernist artistic movements of the 1920s. The celebration of artificial lights, amusement parks, and street signs in Paris, Berlin, London, and Prague looks back to the early "cinema of attractions," while the shifts in camera perspective and lyrical editing anticipate later American avant-gardists like Stan Brakhage.

    Director
    Eugène Deslaw
    Genre(s)
    City Film, Silent Film, Documentary
    Year
    1928
  • Title
    Lumière and Company (Jerry Schatzberg)
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    02 May 2024 Recently Updated
    Lumière and Company (Jerry Schatzberg)

    The different strands of Jerry Schatzberg's filmmaking are beautifully combined in this short film he was invited to make in 1995 for a centenary tribute to the Lumière Brothers and their extraordinary invention. Using an original cinématographe camera, Schatzberg reworks the forms of 1895 (one, unbroken shot of 52 seconds from a fixed camera position) to stage an encounter that is both familiar and unexpected.

    Director
    Jerry Schatzberg
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, City Film
    Year
    1995
  • Title
    Manhatta
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    02 May 2024 Recently Updated
    Manhatta

    Manhatta fuses modernist painter Charles Sheeler's Precisionist emphasis on hard lines and sharp geometric forms with the immediacy and conviction of Paul Strand's "straight" photography. Throughout the 1910s, Strand had attempted to reinvigorate the American Romantic traditions of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman (the film's intertitles are taken from the "Mannahatta" section of his 1855 poem Leaves of Grass) in a new technological age. Strand saw the camera as a vehicle for a unique synthesis of empirical knowledge and intuitive understanding that would enable a fuller appreciation of reality. He restaged some of his own photographs - including his iconic 1915 image of Wall Street - for the film, but the juxtapositions possess a distinctive cinematic rhythm that anticipates the musical documentaries of Walter Ruttmann, the montage of Sergei Eisenstein, and the poetic transitions of Yasujirō Ozu.

    Director
    Paul Strand
    Genre(s)
    City Film, Silent Film, Documentary
    Year
    1921
  • Title
    Reunion
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    25 Apr 2024 Recently Updated
    Reunion

    Reunion is a moving distillation of Jerry Schatzberg's thematic and stylistic concerns, and his most haunting exploration of the ambiguities of memory. Schatzberg's subtle orchestration of movement and gesture is perfectly complemented by Alexander Trauner's elegant production design and the concision of the dialogue. Harold Pinter's adaptation captures the shifting cadences of painter Fred Uhlman's novella about the deep friendship between a young German aristocrat and the son of a Jewish doctor in early 1930s Stuttgart. The most underrated of Schatzberg's films, Reunion is also his personal favorite.

    Director
    Jerry Schatzberg
    Genre(s)
    Drama
    Year
    1989
  • Title
    Jerry Schatzberg
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    18 Apr 2024 Recently Updated
    Jerry Schatzberg

    Jerry Schatzberg's sensitivity to the complexity and mystery of human motivation has made him an eminent portrait photographer, a key figure in the New Hollywood of the 1970s, and one of the most singular voices in American independent cinema.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    Fior di male (Flower of Evil)
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    11 Apr 2024 Recently Updated
    Fior di male (Flower of Evil)

    Director Carmine Gallone is best known for period epics, but, like his American counterpart Cecil B. DeMille, he was first celebrated for artistically ambitious melodramas. With Flower of Evil, Gallone, scriptwriter Nino Oxilia, and star Lyda Borelli (muse of Gabriele D’Annunzio) created one of the great masterworks of early Italian cinema. Haunting and enigmatic, Flower of Evil distills complex emotions into a purely cinematic language of gesture, movement, light, and space. Presented in a high definition restoration of a tinted 35mm nitrate print held by the EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) that was originally part of the collection of Dutch film exhibitor Jean Desmet. Original score by Cellophon. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Carmine Gallone
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Melodrama
    Year
    1915
  • Title
    A Cinematographic Tragedy
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    11 Apr 2024 Recently Updated
    A Cinematographic Tragedy

    This sly short develops traditional marital misunderstandings into a comic commentary on both the luxurious new movie theaters emerging in the 1910s and the people who frequented them. With the posters for Quo Vadis (1912) featuring prominently in the background, director Enrico Guazzoni pokes fun at the pioneering epic that secured his own reputation in the budding Italian film industry. Presented in a new restoration by the Eye Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) of a print from the Museuo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin), which makes it possible to fully appreciate the nuances of Desmetcolor. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Enrico Guazzoni
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Comedy
    Year
    1913
  • Title
    Battleship Potemkin
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    04 Apr 2024 Recently Updated
    Battleship Potemkin

    The most influential of all montage films, Battleship Potemkin remains as audacious and inspiring as ever. Conceived as a work of unabashed Soviet propaganda, it also offers a richly nuanced portrait of life in turn-of-the-century Odessa and an astonishingly complex demonstration of the psychological effects of shifts in camera position, light, and rhythm. The climactic sequence demonstrates that montage provides both a powerful tool of persuasion and a uniquely cinematic way of seeing the invisible. This restoration allows viewers to experience the fiery beauty of cinematographer Eduard Tisse's imagery and Sergei Eisenstein's explosive juxtapositions alongside the propulsive score Edmund Meisel prepared for the film's 1926 European premiere.

    Director
    Sergei Eisenstein
    Genre(s)
    Montage, Silent Film
    Year
    1925
  • Title
    In the Film Studio
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    28 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    In the Film Studio

    In this slyly reflexive satire, Julius Pinschewer, progenitor of the sponsored film and a close collaborator of Walter Ruttmann, uses stop-motion puppet animation to demonstrate the process of preparing a filmed advertisement for Aspirin tablets. Presented in a restoration from the Deutsche Kinemathek. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Julius Pinschewer
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Animation
    Year
    1924
  • Title
    Berlin, Symphony of a City
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    28 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    Berlin, Symphony of a City

    As the opening scene demonstrates, with the progressive shift from reflections on water to graphic patterns to filmed train tracks, Walter Ruttmann conceived of Berlin, Symphony of a City as a fusion of abstract visual music and carefully choreographed observation. The definitive early "city film" opened up new possibilities for montage and the nascent documentary form. This restoration is presented courtesy of the Deutsche Kinemathek, the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv (Berlin), and ZDF/ARTE. It includes a new recording of the original score by Edmund Meisel.

    Director
    Walter Ruttmann
    Genre(s)
    City Film, Silent Film, Documentary
    Year
    1927
  • Title
    Opus I
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    27 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    Opus I

    By painting directly on a glass plate and shooting frame-by-frame with an animation camera, Walter Ruttmann was able to complete the first of his abstract Opuses, establishing the terms for the "absolute film." The score was meticulously synchronized in collaboration with Berlin-based composer Max Butting.

    Director
    Walter Ruttmann
    Genre(s)
    Abstract Film, Silent Film
    Year
    1921
  • Title
    Play of the Waves
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    27 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    Play of the Waves

    In this advertising film for AEG Radio Equipment, Ruttmann uses his established vocabulary of abstract forms to visualize the movement of radio waves and the new forms of global communication introduced in the 1920s. Restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek.

    Director
    Walter Ruttmann
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Abstract Film, Advertising
    Year
    1926
  • Title
    The Victor - A Film in Colors
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    27 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    The Victor - A Film in Colors

    Ruttmann's first important advertising film, for Excelsior tires, prominently features the triangular and circular forms used a year earlier in his first "absolute film." Similar visual patterns would recur in the dream sequences of Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen, Part I - Siegfried (1924). Restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek.

    Director
    Walter Ruttmann
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Abstract Film, Advertising
    Year
    1922
  • Title
    The Miracle - A Film in Colors
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    27 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    The Miracle - A Film in Colors

    In this advertising film for Kantorowicicz liqueur, the pure geometric forms visible in "absolute films" like Opus 1 and the beginning of Berlin, Symphony of a City are transformed into arguing heads and bottles. Restored by the Deutsche Kinemathek, with a score by Joachim Bärenz.

    Director
    Walter Ruttmann
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Abstract Film, Advertising
    Year
    1923
  • Title
    Lynne Ramsay
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    21 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    Lynne Ramsay

    Vigorous, mysterious, and always on the move, the films of Lynne Ramsay have introduced bold new possibilities for sound, color, and the exploration of memory.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    People on Sunday
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    14 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    People on Sunday

    "A film without actors," People on Sunday is a unique experiment in observational discovery shot in the areas around Berlin in summer 1929. A pioneering work of location shooting and improvisational performance, the film provides a multifaceted portrait of Weimar society at its most relaxed. Many of the filmmakers who collaborated on the film - including directors Robert Siodmak and Edgar G. Ulmer, screenwriter Billy Wilder, and cinematography assistant Fred Zinnemann - would go into exile in Hollywood a few years later. Presented in a new restoration from the Deutsche Kinemathek. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Robert Siodmak
    Genre(s)
    Drama, Silent Film, City Film
    Year
    1930
  • Title
    The Golden Bullet (Music Version)
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    07 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    The Golden Bullet (Music Version)

    Hiroshi Innami's first film is a startling hybrid that combines a detective plot transposed from a British novel with American-style cross-cutting, sets influenced by German Expressionism, and location footage from the Foreign Settlements and surrounding mountains of Kobe, Japan. The film was restored and rediscovered by the Kobe Planet Film Archive and is presented here with English subtitles and an original soundtrack. A version of the film with an accompanying narration by benshi Kumiko Omori is also available.

    Director
    Hiroshi Innami
    Genre(s)
    Drama, City Film, Silent Film
    Year
    1927
  • Title
    The Golden Bullet (Benshi Version)
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    07 Mar 2024 Recently Updated
    The Golden Bullet (Benshi Version)

    Hiroshi Innami's first film is a startling hybrid that combines a detective plot transposed from a British novel with American-style cross-cutting, sets influenced by German Expressionism, and location footage from the Foreign Settlements and surrounding mountains of Kobe, Japan. The film was restored and rediscovered by the Kobe Planet Film Archive and is presented here with English subtitles, piano music, and an accompanying narration by legendary benshi Kumiko Omori.

    Director
    Hiroshi Innami
    Genre(s)
    Drama, City Film, Silent Film
    Year
    1927
  • Title
    Love's Catch Rope
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    29 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Love's Catch Rope

    Like his contemporary Yasujirō Ozu, Hiroshi Shimizu spent most of his career working at Shochiku's Kamata Studio in Tokyo and specialized in melodramas and comedies. The Edo period setting is atypical, but Shimizu's mastery of space and skill at drawing out psychologically complex performances is fully evident in this fragment from his earliest surviving film, made when he was only 22 years old. This section of Love's Catch Rope, long considered lost, was recently rediscovered by the Kobe Planet Film Archive and is presented worldwide for the first time. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Hiroshi Shimizu
    Genre(s)
    Melodrama, Silent Film
    Year
    1925
  • Title
    Slow Old Man
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    29 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Slow Old Man

    Made with chiyogami washi paper, Slow Old Man is the very first film of Noburō Ōfuji, and it demonstrates the artisanal craft and narrative wit that would make him the most important and influential of Japan's animation pioneers. The film was considered lost for nearly a century, but a slightly shrunken print was recently discovered by the Kobe Planet Film Archive. Meticulously restored, it is presented worldwide for the very first time here. Subtitles available.

    Director
    Noburō Ōfuji
    Genre(s)
    Animation
    Year
    1924
  • Title
    Ryūsuke Hamaguchi
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    22 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Ryūsuke Hamaguchi

    Boldly experimental and rigorously precise, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s growing body of work demonstrates the continuing vitality of classical Japanese and international auteur cinema.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    Destiny
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    15 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Destiny

    Originally titled Der müde Tod (The Weary Death), Destiny interweaves several different periods and approaches to storytelling into one of the most astonishing and moving works of the silent cinema. It established Fritz Lang's reputation as a director uniquely capable of translating ultimate concerns into expressive visual forms, and has inspired directors ranging from Alfred Hitchcock and Luis Buñuel to Ingmar Bergman. Presented in a tinted and toned restoration with an orchestral score from the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung (Weisbaden, Germany). Subtitles available.

    Director
    Fritz Lang
    Genre(s)
    Drama, Silent Film
    Year
    1921
  • Title
    Nosferatu
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    08 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Nosferatu

    The most enduring and haunting of Weimar films, Nosferatu is a singular fusion of Romanticism and Expressionism that made the reputation of director F. W. Murnau. Adapted, without permission, from Bram Stoker's Dracula, it became the template for all subsequent vampire films. Murnau's "Symphony of Horror" is made all the more unsettling by spatial echoes, the reworking of basic cinematic devices, and the atypical use of actual locations along Germany's Baltic coast. Presented in a tinted and toned restoration with an orchestral score from the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung (Weisbaden, Germany). Subtitles available.

    Director
    F. W. Murnau
    Genre(s)
    Silent Film, Horror
    Year
    1922
  • Title
    Night Mail
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    01 Feb 2024 Recently Updated
    Night Mail

    The most well-known and widely distributed of the experimental documentaries produced by the General Post Office Film Unit in the 1930s, Night Mail is, like Coal Face, a collaboration with composer Benjamin Britten and the poet W. H. Auden. Like many montage films of the period, the emphasis is on process, here the different phases of mail delivery. Recurring visual and auditory motifs link the different strata, environments, and regions of Britain in striking and sometimes surprising ways.

    Director
    Basil Wright
    Genre(s)
    Documentary
    Year
    1936
  • Title
    Words for Battle
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    31 Jan 2024 Recently Updated
    Words for Battle

    The most underrated of the wartime films of Humphrey Jennings, Words for Battle is a montage documentary largely shot at the height of the Blitz in 1940. By linking sensitively observed and masterfully edited fragments of contemporaneous life with poems by John Milton, William Blake, Robert Browning, and Rudyard Kipling as well as iconic speeches by Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln, Jennings mobilizes the rhetoric of the past to address the urgent crises of the present, and suggests new creative possibilities for cinema itself. Restoration courtesy British Film Institute.

    Director
    Humphrey Jennings
    Genre(s)
    Documentary
    Year
    1941
  • Title
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    Type
    film
    Release Date
    26 Jan 2024 Recently Updated
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The original Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari integrates all elements of spatial design with highly stylized performances and an innovative flashback structure to create a psychologically complex portrait of a world plunged into chaos. Long an established benchmark of world cinema, it remains as fascinating and unnerving as ever. Presented in a tinted and toned restoration with an orchestral score from the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung (Weisbaden, Germany). Subtitles available.

    Director
    Robert Wiene
    Genre(s)
    Horror, Silent Film
    Year
    1920
  • Title
    Arnaud Desplechin
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    23 May 2024
    Arnaud Desplechin

    Coming May 2024.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    Pere Portabella
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    20 Jun 2024
    Pere Portabella

    Coming June 2024. Pere Portabella played a key role in Spanish cinema's transition out of dictatorship, produced landmark films including Luis Buñuel's Viridiana (1961), and introduced an experimental, poetic sensibility that continues to fascinate and inspire.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    14 Nov 2024
    Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

    Coming November 2024.

    Type
    Director
  • Title
    Caroline Champetier
    Type
    exhibition
    Release Date
    12 Dec 2024
    Caroline Champetier

    Coming December 2024.

    Type
    Cinematographer
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