As I prepare to head to the Telluride Film Festival in search of more great films for you, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage those of you who have yet return to the Rose or Starlight within the last year to do so.
And here's a great incentive: Beginning Friday, September 9th, for one week, we're presenting, THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION. All tickets will be just $6, and will go on sale next week.
THE STORY OF FILM is directed by Mark Cousins, a brilliant filmmaker who is passionate about movies. Ten years ago, over several weekends, I presented his opus THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY. His new film turns his sharp, meticulously honed gaze on world cinema from 2010 to 2021, using a surprising range of works as a launchpad. It is a hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the world. And as the pandemic recedes, Cousins ponders what comes next in the streaming age: how have we changed as cinephiles, and how moviegoing will continue to transform in the digital century, to our collective joy and wonder. "What sets it soaring is the discerning guide at its helm, one whose curatorial exultation and rigor are also calming, reassuring - a welcome voice in cacophonous times." -Hollywood Reporter. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
The new restoration of Krzysztof Kieślowski's THREE COLORS TRILOGY begins this weekend with BLUE, playing Saturday in the Rose and Sunday in the Starlight. In this first film, Juliette Binoche gives a tour-de-force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from a tragic loss. But BLUE is more than just a study of grief; it is also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past. "The rehabilitation of a human spirit...is given stunning aesthetic dimension." -Washington Post. WHITE and RED play over the next two weekends.
Coming to the Rose and Starlight in September: SEE HOW THEY RUN, CASABLANCA BEATS, MOONAGE DAYDREAM, and for Classics Night in the Starlight (10/2) MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.