Movie screenings and events in NYC
Stanley Kubrick’s lavish William Makepeace Thackeray adaptation is, increasingly, the film that suggests his greatest mastery. It’s also his most heartbreaking picture, with a magnificent turn by Ryan O’Neal as the Irish social climber. IFC Center plays it as a part of a 20th-anniversary celebration of The Sopranos—series creator David Chase is a huge fan.
A decade before becoming part of the solution in To Sir, with Love, Sidney Poitier was part of the problem in this energetic high-school drama, featuring Glenn Ford in the role of the embattled instructor. “Rock Around the Clock” became the first true rock & roll hit.
Though we’d call it a “mindboggling fantasia” or something, Jacques Rivette’s greatest film can’t be summarized in a two-sentence blurb. Just go, and bring a small bag of hard candy along with you. You’ll see.
A slice of sci-fi feminism with a punk spirit and an electro soundtrack, Michigan maverick Lizzie Borden’s docu-dystopia has nothing even slightly staid or conventional about it. The movie is set 10 years after a second American Revolution, in a Manhattan where women strive for the same rights as men.
When folks speak of the famous “Lubitsch touch,” this is the film they most often cite: an elegantly hilarious tale of two jewel thieves (Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins) quarreling over their latest target, wealthy widow Kay Francis. It’s one of the best movies to come out of Tinseltown’s golden age.
Jean-Luc Godard’s muse Anna Karina plays an unlikely nun in a New Wave classic that caused a sensation for being anti-Catholic.