Spring 2019

GRIT
GRIT
When Dian was six she narrowly escaped a tsunami of boiling mud that completely submerged sixteen villages, leaving 60,000 people displaced. An Indonesian drilling company had accidentally unleashed a violent, unstoppable flow from the earth's depths, that continues to this day. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and Sasha Freidlander, Grit witnesses Dian's transformation into a politically active teen, as she and her mother take on the perpetrators.
DREAM OF A CITY
DREAM OF A CITY
Between 1958 and 1960 Walter Hess and Manny Kirchheimer shot black and white 16mm film from Wall Street to midtown New York to the Delaware River. The footage was left unedited. Nearly 60 later, Kirchheimer took up the challenge of editing it, adding music and sound that would mesh with the surrealism of the material. The result is a dynamic and compact symphony of a city.
WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD
WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD
In 1976, William Eggleston's hallucinatory, Faulknerian images were featured in the Museum of Modern Art's first one-man exhibition of color photographs. Directed by Michael Almereyda, this landmark documentary - available in a new edition - examines the life and work of the world-renowned photographer.
AMÉRICA
AMÉRICA
Three brothers confront the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult responsibilities when brought together to care for their charismatic ninety-three year old grandmother in this critically-acclaimed documentary, “a sublime, magical masterpiece.” (Joshua Oppenheimer, director, The Act of Killing)
WALDEN
WALDEN
Deep inside a pristine forest, we hear the sudden sound of a chainsaw felling a fir tree. So begins this magnificent documentary, akin to watching a grand puzzle, which tracks the mysterious journey of the tree's lumber entirely through thirteen 360° panning shots; providing a wide-angle perspective on our globalized world.
DISTANT CONSTELLATION
DISTANT CONSTELLATION
This contemplative, gorgeous documentary ostensibly takes place in an Istanbul retirement home, as it drifts dreamily between encounters with residents who reveal their stories, and themselves, discussing distant sexual conquests, artistic pursuits put an end to by dimmed sight, and inescapable memories of the Armenian genocide.