2016. Israel. Dir: Ori Sivan. With Alon Aboutboul, Tali Sharon. 97 min.
e friendship between two members of the Jerusalem Philharmonic is tested when Hagar offers to have a child for Sarah and her husband Abraham, the orchestra’s conductor. Music invigorates this reimagining of a biblical story, which emphasizes the relationship between the women who both feel responsible for the gifted pianist born from this agreement.
2009. India. Dir: Rajkumar Hirani. With Aamir Khan, Madhavan. 171 min.
Two best buds recall their college hey- days and go on a search for their estranged compatriot, the man who taught them the virtue of thinking for themselves. Among the most popular and highly grossing Bollywood movies of all time, 3 Idiots has it all, from touching romance to the biggest musical numbers in the Eastern Hemisphere.
1970. Italy/France/Germany. Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci. With Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli. 111 min.
A self-loathing fascist flunky opts to use his Parisian honeymoon as a pretext to assassinate his politically dissenting former professor – all in the name of normalcy. Bertolucci’s dense texturing and lusciously baroque style render this trenchant critique of servility in utterly cinematic terms.
A little joy, a little sadness, a little cute- ness, a little melancholy…and a whole lot of dazzling art. Enormous studios and fledgling animators alike push for- ward the boundaries of motion pictures one passion project at a time. We’re pleased to once again o er a chance for this vital work to live on the big screen, in all its lavish detail.
2015. Israel/Canada. Dir: Shemi Zarhin. With Rotem Zissman-Cohen. 118 min.
After the death of their mother, three siblings embark on an international road trip to try to uncover family secrets. Their trek from Israel to France becomes as much about the journey itself as the answers they seek; as the siblings reconnect they must confront what they thought they knew about each other and try to figure out who they really are.
1965. USSR. Dir: Sergei Parajanov. With Ivan Mykolaichuk. 97 min. 35mm print.
This subversive Soviet-era gem weaves Ukrainian folklore into a tragic story of obsession and sorcery. Filled with haunting portraits of the rural countryside and feverish, frenetic camerawork, the film’s unique visual language was so innovative and rebellious that Parajanov found himself blacklisted from Soviet cinema.
1979. USA. Dir: Ridley Scott. With Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt. 117 min.
In space, no one can hear you scream…
but the Goldsmith Cinema has great acoustics. Rest assured, between the eerie atmosphere, conniving corporate plotting, and one of the most memorable monsters to ever stalk the screen, this movie is still grade-A nightmare fodder. And don’t forget Weaver’s star turn as science fiction’s ultimate heroine.
2015. Israel/USA. Dir: Natalie Portman. With Portman, Amir Tessler. 95 min.
Portman’s directorial debut adapts the memoir of Amos Oz, who spent his post-WWII youth in what was then Mandatory Palestine, a region on the cusp of partition and civil war. Young Amos reflects on his mother (Portman), a European immigrant whose grimly recounted stories signal a deepening depression.
1974. USA. Dir: John Waters. With Divine, David Lochary. 97 min. 35mm print.
“Oh, honey, I’d be so happy if you’d turn nellie.” When her parents fail to buy her a pair of cha-cha heels, Divine, already the Filthiest Person Alive, ups the ante with a violent bout of criminal fashion modeling. Waters’ breathtaking, hilarious transgressions will have you vomiting with delight.
2017. USA. Dir: Jordan Peele. With Daniel
Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford.
We’re delighted to present a free preview screening of this socially conscious horror flick. A young black man heads upstate to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, where he makes a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries.