In September 2002, legendary conductor Valery Gergiev shared his wisdom and experience with three young pupils in Rotterdam. This film takes us inside his master classes, as the novice conductors talk about learning from the maestro. An absorbing portrait of how a great teacher can transmit musical knowledge, featuring a new score by renowned Dutch composer Paul M. Van Brugge. | Read More
They fell in love on a film set-but she's a Turk living in Istanbul, and he's a Kurd living in Iraq, which US forces have just invaded. The lovers play themselves in this captivating film, based on their true story.
Following the April 29th screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! | Read MoreDrama
Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a
deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an
alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures
the frailty of the male ego and the natural
comedy borne from their candid conversations.
Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral
of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous,
sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis
of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration
of mundane rural existence. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
A unique "oratorio for moving image and sound," and a dramatic meditation on the very act of seeing. This extraordinarily
powerful film sets the music of Arvo Pärt's Passio--which has been called one of the last masterpieces of 20th Century music--against images carefully chosen from the billions created during the tumultuous century since moving image media first appeared. Its declared ambition is to manifest the neglected or repressed memory of the human race during this era.
We are proud to have the honor of presenting the North American Premiere of this unforgettable event, and especially happy--since Pärt's music is itself an interpretation of the Gospel of St. John--to arrange for our initial three screenings with live music to be in New York City's magnificent Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. | Read MoreMusic
Budapest-based Forgàcs continues documenting the "private" history of 20th century Europe through home movies recorded by hobbyists who often reveal themselves to be talented filmmakers. Here, a family of Catalan industrialists records their lives from the late '20s on as their nation is disrupted by labor unrest, the collapse of the monarchy, the rise of anarchism, and finally the Spanish Civil War. In English
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Every year millions of people look forward to the first preparation of Hollandse Nieuwe, the popular snack of raw herring from the North Sea’s spring catch. But how do you find glory in the grueling pursuit of a once-iconic fish that even the queen no longer accepts as definitively Dutch? Raw Herring celebrates the cultural legacy maintained by Holland’s last great herring fishers even as new trends and foreign competition threaten their way of life. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, Saint reimagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December 5 full moon. Full of creative yuletide horror, Saint is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful "Sinterklaas" and his minions. | Read MoreHorror
Following a chance re-encounter, two drastically different men reignite a friendship after eight years. Simon is an amusing portrait of a companionship that grapples with the issues of non-traditional families, gay marriage, and terminal illness with wit and warmth. | Read More
Sonia, an elderly lady, treats herself to a day at the beach. Soon she is approached by a young woman who asks her to keep an eye on her bag. Time passes and Sonia wants to go home, but there's no sign of the girl. By opening the girl's bag to have a look before she leaves, she starts longing for her younger days. She goes away, leaving behind a surprising gift for the girl. | Read MoreDrama
In 1606 an aristocratic charity organization in Naples commissioned Caravaggio to create a painting whose themes were to be charity, reconciliation, life, and death. Four centuries later, a great documentarian explores the still-contrasting worlds of the city today, where aristocratic enclaves exist next to streets teeming with crowded tenements and poverty, and creates a penetrating portrait. In Italian. | Read MoreDocumentary