Screenings

Posted on Aug 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Screenings

 

 

 

Reception – 6:30pm (ticket required)
Screening – 7:30pm

 

La Vérité (1960)

“In June of 1959, Henri-Georges Clouzot wrote, for the weekly “Jours de France”, an account of the trial of Clotilde Seggiaro, a young woman accused of murder in Draguignan. When the producer Raoul Lévy suggested he direct a film which would use Brigitte Bardot differently from the commercial roles to which she was usually confined, Clouzot remembered that story, “because I was shocked, in the medical sense of the term, by the way justice is administered in criminal cases. […] How can one believe that it is possible to arrive at the truth? I wanted to show the constant ambiguity of the truth and that the same event can be shown from several different points of view”. Fascinated by Bardot’s charm and sensuality, Clouzot gave her the contradictions of a tragic heroine. ” – Roberto Chiesi for Il Cinema Ritrovata.  Directed by Henri-George Clouzot, starring Brigitte Bardot,  Sami Frey, Marie-José Nat, Charles Vanel.  New restoration courtesy of Sony Pictures Repertory

 

 

 

 

Desserts and Coffee – 7:00pm
Screening – 7:30pm

 

Sid and Nancy (1986)

“With the lacerating love story Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen—brought to visceral life by brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Cox turns his anarchic filmmaking style on the explosive energy of the London punk scene and the degenerate streets of seventies New York, making for an eviscerating depiction of excess and addiction. Through the lens of cinematographer Roger Deakins, the imagery goes from swooning to grimy, and the film’s bleakness is balanced with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, making for an affecting, music-fueled vision of doomed love.” – Criterion.  Directed by Alex Cox, starring Gary Oldman and Cloe Webb.  New restoration from Criterion, courtesy of MGM/Park Circus

 

 

 

 

Desserts and Coffee – 7:00pm
Screening – 7:30pm

 

Scarface (1932)

“The slaughter in “Scarface, the Shame of a Nation,” the Howard Hughes gangster production which was launched yesterday at the Rialto, is like that of a Shakespearean tragedy, for after the smoke of machine guns and pineapple bombs has blown away and the leading killer has gone to his death on the gallows, the only one of a group of principal characters left is a blonde with carefully plucked eyebrows—she who had been the mistress of two underworld giants.” – Original NYT review (1932)

Directed by Howard Hawks, starring Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Karen Morley, Boris Karloff.  New restoration courtesy of NBCUniversal