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NYC Weekend Watch: Bruno Ganz, ‘The Juniper Tree,’ ‘King Kong’ & More

Since any New York City 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

Two essential collaborations between Bruno Ganz and Wim Wenders can be seen.

In tribute to Jonas Mekas, Guns of the Trees screens this weekend.

Creature from the Black Lagoon plays in 3D on Saturday.

Metrograph

A young Björk proves the highlight of The Juniper Tree, a film absolutely worth your time.
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Love is Colder Than Death,’ ‘Babylon,’ ‘Fury Road’ & More

Since any New York City 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.

Metrograph

Three by Ringo Lam are still playing.

Love is Colder Than Death and Ghost in the Shell have late-night showings, while Some Like It Hot screens through the weekend.

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask can be seen on Sunday.

Bam

Banned by Nyff for being “too controversial” and “likely to incite racial tension,
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New Trailer for Restored French Comedy 'Get Out Your Handkerchiefs'

"All that matters is that my wife is happy." Cohen Media Group has debuted an amusing trailer for their upcoming re-release of the French film Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, originally titled Préparez vos mouchoirs, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979. The somewhat absurd comedy is about a worried husband who tries to find a lover for his depressed wife, but she falls in love with a bullied thirteen-year-old math prodigy and wants to have the boy's baby. Yeah, sounds very kinky, and very French. Starring Carole Laure, Gérard Depardieu, and Patrick Dewaere. The 35mm film has been restored to 2K (alas not 4K) and will get a small theatrical run beginning in New York in March. Looks like a fun watch. Here's the restoration trailer (+ poster) for Bertrand Blier's Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, on YouTube: A worried husband finds a lover for his depressed wife,
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‘Osmosis’ Trailer: Get Ready for More Future Dating Nightmares, Courtesy of Netflix

‘Osmosis’ Trailer: Get Ready for More Future Dating Nightmares, Courtesy of Netflix
If movies and TV are any indication, the future of online dating is very bleak. The streaming service that brought you the “Hang the DJ” episode of “Black Mirror” (which ended up being surprisingly hopeful!) is back with a story about how science and true love maybe weren’t meant to be mixed at all. The French series “Osmosis,” which premieres next month on Netflix, follows a group of participants in a new dating service that uses brainwaves to guarantee finding a soulmate. Some are eager participants, while others remain a little skeptical that a pill and a spot of time in a hallucination dome can bring about magical true love. But, as these things tend to do, it looks like the people in this trial end up giving a little bit more than their personal data when this effort starts to fall apart.

Series creator Audrey Fouché previously worked
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Gérard Depardieu is Crazy in Love in Exclusive Trailer for 40th Anniversary Restoration of ‘Get Out Your Handkerchiefs’

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Bertrand Blier’s Get Out Your Handkerchiefs has been restored by the Cohen Film Collection and returning to theaters at Quad Cinema on March 15. Starring Gérard Depardieu, Patrick Dewaere, and Carole Laure, the film follows a love triangle between the characters that turns both more comedic and more emotional. Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1979, as well as the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Picture, we’re pleased to present the exclusive trailer and poster for the restoration.

Beloved by Pauline Kael, she said, “The social comedy Blier’s work is essentially sexual comedy: sex screws us up… and some people are so twisted that no matter what try to do for them they wreck everything… Sexually, life is a keystone comedy, and completely amoral—we have no control over who or what excites us.”

See the trailer and poster below,
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Bertrand Blier: Love Is the Most Boring Subject of All

  • Variety
Bertrand Blier: Love Is the Most Boring Subject of All
Paris — In his first feature since 2010’s “The Clink of Ice,” filmmaker Bertrand Blier returns with a somber, existentialist farce reminiscent of the last century’s most celebrated absurdist theater.

Vladimir and Estragon, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, meet Taupin and Foster (Gérard Depardieu and Christian Clavier). One is homeless, the other well off, though that dynamic eventually flips. As they ramble the streets of Brussels, the two are constantly met by legions of script supervisors, who deliver them the latest pages and revisions that will inform their next steps.

As in “The Truman Show,” an all-seeing showrunner lies behind the scenes; as in “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” our protagonists sometimes bristle at the roles they have been cast into.

Still, the film’s premise is less an existential treatise than a malleable platform for a series of monologues, dialogues and testy exchanges. More than anything else, “Heavy Duty
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​Wild Bunch secures international deals for feel-good drama 'Yao', starring Omar Sy (exclusive)

Senegal-set drama Yao to market premiere during Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week (Jan 17-21).

Wild Bunch has unveiled a slew of sales for Philippe Godeau’s Senegal-set, feel-good dramaYao, starring Omar Sy as a French-Senegalese writer who returns to his native country for a book tour, ahead of its market premiere during the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week.

In Europe, it has sold to Benelux (Cineart), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Diamond Films), Greece (Spentzos Films), Italy (Cinema Srl), Scandinavia (Njuta), Iceland (Sena Film), ex-Yugoslavia (Fivia), Hungary (Mozinet), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Cis (Total Films
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​Wild Bunch unveils sales on Omar Sy-starrer 'Yao', 'Raoul Taburin' and 'A Faithful Man' (exclusive)

Senegal-set, feel-good drama Yao to market premiere during Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week (Jan 17-21).

Wild Bunch has unveiled a slew of sales for Philippe Godeau’s Senegal-set, feel-good dramaYao, starring Omar Sy as a French-Senegalese writer who returns to his native country for a book tour, ahead of its market premiere during the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris this week.

In Europe, it has sold to Benelux (Cineart), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Diamond Films), Greece (Spentzos Films), Italy (Cinema Srl), Scandinavia (Njuta), Iceland (Sena Film), ex-Yugoslavia (Fivia), Hungary (Mozinet), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Cis
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Pierre Niney hit 'Through The Fire' draws buyers for WTFilms (exclusive)

Fireman drama has drawn 1m spectators at the French box office since release late November release.

WTFilms is reporting strong buyer interest in French director Fréderic Tellier’s breakout hit Through The Fire (Sauver ou Périr), starring Pierre Niney as a hero fireman who is badly disfigured while rescuing colleagues from a burning building.

The film has sold to China (Lemon Tree), Canada (A-z Films), Latin America (California Filmes), Hong Kong (Edko), Taiwan (MovieCloud), Korea (EnterMode), Belgium (Athena Films) and Greece (Odeon). Encore has picked it up for airlines.

Paris-based sales company WTFilms is expecting to seal further deals at
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Doc & Film to launch sales on Lucas Belvaux's 'Des Hommes' with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot (exclusive)

Doc & Film to launch sales on Lucas Belvaux's 'Des Hommes' with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot (exclusive)
Early 2019 slate also includes Sundance selection ‘Midnight Traveler’.

Doc & Film International will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux’s upcoming Algerian War legacy drama Des Hommes, co-starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Frot, at the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris next week (Jan 17-21).

Based on the eponymous novel of Laurent Mauvignier, Depardieu co-stars as the tortured, alcoholic figure of Feu-de-Bois, a brutish troublemaker haunted by a tough childhood and the horrors he saw as a young French soldier in Algeria during the country’s 1954-62 independence war.

The story unfolds some 40 years later in remote Burgundy region
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Doc & Film to launch sales on 'Des Hommes' with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot at Paris Rdv (exclusive)

Doc & Film to launch sales on 'Des Hommes' with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot at Paris Rdv (exclusive)
Early 2019 slate also includes Sundance selection ‘Midnight Traveler’.

Doc & Film International will kick-off sales on Belgian filmmaker Lucas Belvaux’s upcoming Algerian War legacy drama Des Hommes, co-starring Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Frot, at the Unifrance Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris next week (Jan 17-21).

Based on the eponymous novel of Laurent Mauvignier, Depardieu co-stars as the tortured, alcoholic figure of Feu-de-Bois, a brutish troublemaker haunted by a tough childhood and the horrors he saw as a young French soldier in Algeria during the country’s 1954-62 independence war.

The story unfolds some 40 years later in remote Burgundy region
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Wild Bunch unveils 2019 French slate (exclusive)

Wild Bunch unveils 2019 French slate (exclusive)
Company to unveil new films by Rebecca Zlotowski, Guillaume Nicloux and Roschdy Zem during Paris Rendez-vous in January.

Wild Bunch will kick-off sales on a quartet of new French films during the Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris in January including a coming-of-age tale by Rebecca Zlotowski, starring glamour girl and lingerie designer Zahia Dehar, and Guillaume Nicloux’s new collaboration with cult writer Michel Houellebecq and Gérard Depardieu.

Zlotowski’s An Easy Girl co-stars debutant actress Mina Farid as the naïve 16-year-old Naïma, whose eyes are opened to the world of love, sex and human relationships over a summer
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'Venom' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

  • Movies.com
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Smallfoot The Equalizer 2  (action-drama; Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Orson Bean, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey, Tamara...
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Conan O’Brien Names Director Abel Ferrara His Worst Guest in 25 Years — Here’s Why

Conan O’Brien Names Director Abel Ferrara His Worst Guest in 25 Years — Here’s Why
Conan O’Brien has been hosting late night television for 25 years, first with “Late Night” (1993-2009) and then a brief run on “The Tonight Show” followed by TBS’s “Conan.” With so many years of programming and thousands of interviews conducted, one guest still stands out among the rest as the worst interview of O’Brien’s television career. The late night host recently appeared on Dax Shepherd’s podcast and instantly named controversial director Abel Ferrara as his worst interview guest.

“He came on camera against his will,” O’Brien said. “And then came out, and I think he started yelling at me.”

O’Brien said Ferrara ran out of the NBC building in New York City shortly before he was set to appear on “Late Night.” Staff members working on the show had to bring Ferrara back to tape his scheduled appearance, and O’Brien estimates the director was intoxicated throughout the discussion.
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Turin Film Fest to Pay Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci With Day of Screenings

Turin Film Fest to Pay Tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci With Day of Screenings
The Turin Film Festival on Saturday announced it will hold a day of tribute to Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar-winning Italian director who died Nov. 26.

The 36th edition of the event will conclude Sunday with a day of screenings dedicated to the master in Turin's Cinema Massimo.

The fest will screen three of Bertolucci’s works, including 1900, the 1976 historical drama starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Burt Lancaster and Donald Sutherland); 1970's The Conformist, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda and Gastone Moschin; and 1996's Stealing Beauty, starring Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack and Rachel ...
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Peter Travers on Bernardo Bertolucci: A Provocateur Whose Films Inspire Awe

Peter Travers on Bernardo Bertolucci: A Provocateur Whose Films Inspire Awe
The first time I met the rabblerousing Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, he was searching for a word, rubbing two fingers together as if to spark a thought. “I think — how do I put it? — that the word is texture. You know, how a movie feels when you hold it in your head and run it through all your own life experience. So there’s depth to it. And politics. And sex. And, if you’re lucky, maybe magic.”

Bertolucci, who died on Monday at 77, spent his last few years with
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Bac Films boards sales on Bruce Dern and Brian Cox-starrer 'Remember Me' (exclusive)

Bac Films boards sales on Bruce Dern and Brian Cox-starrer 'Remember Me' (exclusive)
Remember Me is Spanish filmmaker Rosete’s second feature after his 2016 English-language thriller Money.

Bac Films has jumped on international sales of Martin Rosete’s romantic drama Remember Me, starring Bruce Dern as a retired widower who comes to the rescue of an old flame struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s by herself.

Dern’s character, the larger-than-life septuagenarian figure of Claude, pretends he too is suffering from the disease so that he can join the love of his life Lilian, played by French actress Caroline Silhol, in the senior residential community where she resides.

“We think that this production
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Gérard Depardieu Denies Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations

Gérard Depardieu Denies Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations
Gérard Depardieu is the latest famous star facing sexual assault allegations. The French actor has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young woman whose name has yet to be revealed. French officials told Holland-based news agency Bno News that an investigation was launched after a female in her 20's told police that she was raped by the actor on two separate occasions. Gérard and his team have since denied the claims. "I regret the public nature of this process which poses a major prejudice to Gérard Depardieu, whose innocence I am convinced will be recognized," his attorney Herve Temime told Afp News. The lawyer added that Gérard...
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Actor Gérard Depardieu, 69, Accused of Rape by Woman in Her 20s: Report

Actor Gérard Depardieu, 69, Accused of Rape by Woman in Her 20s: Report
Gérard Depardieu, a French actor, was accused of rape and sexual assault by a woman to whom he was said to be offering professional guidance.

A unnamed woman, aged 22, filed a criminal complaint against Depardieu, 69, claiming he sexually assaulted her on August 7 and August 13, Holland-based news agency Bno News reports, citing French officials and sources speaking to Le Parisien newspaper.

“I regret the public nature of this process which poses a major prejudice to Gerard Depardieu, whose innocence I am convinced will be [recognized],” Depardieu’s lawyer Herve Termime told Afp News.

The lawyer noted that Depardieu “absolutely denies any attack,
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Gérard Depardieu facing rape accusation, issues denial (reports)

Gérard Depardieu facing rape accusation, issues denial (reports)
22-year-old actress makes claim against 69-year-old.

Gérard Depardieu is under investigation following accusations of rape and sexual assault against the iconic French actor by a young actress and dancer, French media reported on Thursday.

Depardieu has vehemently denied the allegations via his lawyer.

Citing a judicial source close to the case, several French media outlets reported that Depardieu stands accused of sexually assaulting the actress at his Paris mansion on August 7 and 13.

They described the unnamed accuser as a young actress and dancer in her 20s who Depardieu had taken under his wing and advised on her career.

She was
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