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The Academy continues its yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
Current programming lineup as follows:
“ALEX IN WONDERLAND”
Thursday, January 11 at 7:00PM at Metrograph Theater
Donald Sutherland is at his loosest, tenderest, and most charming playing Mazursky’s alter-ego, a shaggy, counterculture-identified filmmaker floundering for inspiration on the heels of a critical and commercial hit, in this ambling, confessional slice-of-life film which owes much to Fellini’s 8 1/2, including a cameo from the maestro himself, while providing a unique peek at Hollywood life at the beginning of the 1970s.
Friday, January 26 at 7:00PM at Metrograph Theater
Following traveling salesmen for the Mid-American Bible Company from their Boston headquarters to a Chicago convention and on their door-to-door rounds in lower middle-class Opa-Locka, Florida, Charlotte Zwerin and the Maysles brothers not only produced one of the foundational films of the “Direct Cinema” documentary movement, but a compassionate, cutting depiction of an American scene largely untouched by the ongoing counterculture explosion.
AGNÈS VARDA SHORTS
Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00PM at Metrograph Theater
In addition to straddling both documentary and fiction, Varda has long been a master of both long and short form, the latter fact testified to in this program. The early Du Côté de la Côte offers a slyly subversive Côte d’Azur travelogue; Les Dites cariatides explores the caryatid statuary of Paris to the accompaniment of Baudelaire and Offenbach; Uncle Yanco finds Varda in California, tracking down a relative she’s never met in Sausalito; and L’opera Mouffe gives impressions of a working-class Paris neighborhood from the perspective of a pregnant woman.