We’re thrilled to announce this new series, which represents our renewed commitment to the world of retrospective cinema. Every month we will present remastered or rereleased versions of great films from the history of cinema that we’ve always wanted to experience together with a crowd of fans. From Hollywood classics to contemporary gems, Retro Revival gives us the opportunity to rediscover fantastic cinema in the theater. We look forward to seeing you there! Programmed by Andrew Jupin.
Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, an aging silent film queen, and William Holden as Joe Gillis, the struggling writer who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen’s most memorable characters in Sunset Boulevard. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards (winning three), director Billy Wilder’s bizarre tale is an unforgettable statement about [...]
“Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers,” said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director’s supreme achievement. By the time he made the film, Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Akira Kurosawa and other directors of a younger generation. And with [...]
In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum (Night of the Hunter) plays small-time gunrunner Eddie “Fingers” Coyle in an adaptation by Peter Yates (Bullitt) of George V. Higgins’s acclaimed novel, The Friends of Eddie Coyle. World-weary and living hand to mouth, Coyle works on the sidelines of the seedy Boston underworld just [...]
Swift, brutal, and black-hearted, Allen Baron’s masterful and underseen New York City noir, Blast of Silence, is a sensational surprise. This low-budget, carefully crafted portrait of a hitman on assignment in Manhattan during Christmastime follows its stripped-down narrative with mechanical precision, yet also with an eye and ear for the oddball idiosyncrasies of urban living and the [...]
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