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NYC Weekend Watch: Jean Cocteau, James M. Cain, ‘Mad Max’ & More

26 May 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Anthology Film Archive

Make it a Jean Cocteau weekend: The Blood of a Poet and Orpheus screen on Friday, the former also showing on Saturday and the latter on Sunday. Beauty and the Beast also shows on those days.

A Jia Zhangke retrospective comes to an end. If you’ve not yet seen Mountains May Depart, »

- Nick Newman

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Criterion’s July 2016 Line-Up as Joachim Trier Visits Closet, Sound of ‘No Country For Old Men,’ and More

18 April 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

The Criterion Collection has unveiled its July 2016 line-up (click covers for more details):

Speaking of Criterion, Joachim Trier visits the closet:

The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody on when the Maysles filmed the Beatles:

The birthplace of the modern American documentary is Wisconsin, where Robert Drew brought a crew in early 1960 to film the campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey in that state’s Democratic Presidential primary. Albert Maysles was the cinematographer of its most iconic sequence, a long hand-held tracking shot following Kennedy from backstage to a lectern. There, Maysles caught Kennedy in the magic moment—the transformation from private to public, from casual manner to stage manner. »

- Jordan Raup

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Film Review: Shining Restoration of Jean Cocteau’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

9 April 2016 7:54 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the legendary films in cinema history is Jean Cocteau’s “La Belle et La Bete,” also known to generations as “Beauty and the Beast.” The restored re-release is touring the country, and in Chicago it’s currently at the Gene Siskel Film Center, and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com will lead a discussion of the film there on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

The story is adapted from a traditional fairy tale, but in Cocteau’s hand is more adult-like, even more so than the sophisticated Disney animated version. The “Beauty” is about sexual blossoming, and the “Beast” is willing to accommodate, but first some trials must be had. What makes the film so unusual is the palette on which this multi-textured story takes place, an expressly creative landscape of dreams, with a production design (by Christian Bérard and Lucien Carré) that uses every inch of the ‘Academy Aspect »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film News: 7 Films Announced For 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival

9 March 2016 3:38 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The Chicago Film Critics Association (Ccfa) has announced the first wave of films that will be presented at the 4th Annual Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff). The fest dates are May 20th to the 26th, 2016, will it will take place at the historic Music Box Theatre in Chicago.

The 2016 Chicago Critics Film Festival is scheduled for May 20 through May 26, 2016.

Photo credit: Cfca

The Ccff is the first film festival curated by film critics, and features a selection of films comprised of recent festival favorites and as-yet-undistributed works from a wide variety of filmmakers. Passes are now on sale (information below), and the following seven films are just a sampling of over 25 films that will screen during the festival.

Beauty and the Beast: Christophe Gans, the director of such films as “Brotherhood of the Wolf” and “Silent Hill,” unites two of France’s biggest stars, Vincent Cassel and Lea Seydoux, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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How New York's New Indie Movie Theater, The Metrograph, Plans to Be a Hit

1 March 2016 8:53 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: New York's Downtown Indie Movie Theater Unveils First Season of Programming New York City has been a focal point for arthouse theaters ever since they existed, but in recent years, the very concept of a well-programmed venue showcasing work from around the world has become a challenging proposition. As both independent venues and multiplexes battle the onslaught of home viewing opportunities, movie theaters must work harder than ever to validate their existence. Enter the Metrograph. The boutique two-screen theater — which also features a restaurant, a bookstore and a lounge — officially opens its doors at 7 Ludlow Street in downtown Manhattan on Wednesday with many reasons to pay a visit. The initial programming is a cinephile's dream, with retrospectives including a Jean Eustache series and "Welcome to Metrograph: A-f," which contains films ranging from Robert Bresson's "The Devil Probably" to Jean Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet" and Andy. »

- Eric Kohn

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Examining Hollywood Remakes: Beauty and the Beast

14 February 2016 5:55 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Welcome to another look at Hollywood remakes, where we dissect a cinematic re-do and determine whether it’s a gem or a joke. We’ll be tackling Disney again for this entry in our series. This week, Cinelinx looks at Beauty and the Beast (1991).

 Disney had been trying to make a film version of Beauty and the Beast since the 1940s but for various reasons, it took 50 years for it to finally hit the screen. The well-known story was based on the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast”, written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It was published in 1757 as part of the fairy tale anthology Le Magasin des Enfants. 

 Everyone loves Disney’s animated musical version of Beauty and the Beast. It was not only a huge hit, it was also the first animated film in America to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. It’s beloved by fans »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Insider’ & More

11 February 2016 8:57 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! Documentary” has an amazing weekend, starting with The Last Waltz on Friday. Following that are a new restoration of Vertov‘s Man with a Movie Camera (with live musical accompaniment) and a Maysles double-feature of Salesman and Gimme Shelter on Saturday. Sunday offers Errol Morris‘ Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, »

- Nick Newman

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Metrograph, New York City’s Newest Indie Theater, Unveils Impressive First Slate of Programming

20 January 2016 8:54 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Each weekend we highlight the best repertory programming that New York City has to offer, and it’s about to get even better. Opening on February 19th at 7 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side is Metrograph, the city’s newest indie movie theater. Sporting two screens, they’ve announced their first slate, which includes retrospectives for Fassbinder, Wiseman, Eustache, and more, special programs such as an ode to the moviegoing experience, and new independent features that we’ve admired on the festival circuit (including Afternoon, Office 3D, and Measure of a Man).

Artistic and Programming Director Jacob Perlin says in a press release, “Jean Eustache in a Rocky t-shirt. This is the image we had in mind while making this first calendar. Great cinema is there, wherever you can find it. The dismissed film now recognized as a classic, the forgotten box-office hit newly resurrected, the high and the low, »

- Jordan Raup

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