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Sat 11 February, 8:15pm: Heroic Purgatory


Heroic Purgatory is Yoshida's world-beater, a more condensed and intense dose of Yoshida-ness, in which a student gaggle of would-be terrorists angst about their communal non-action, a strange runaway teen infiltrates the lives of a middle-class couple, and characters keep taking off wigs, revealing that they’re someone else.
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Showing This Week

Thu 9 February, 8:15pm: Made in USA

Thu 9 February, 8:15pm: Made in USA

Featuring characters with names such as Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, David Goodis, and Doris Mizoguchi, and appearances by a slapstick Jean-Pierre Léaud and a sweetly singing Marianne Faithfull, this piece of pop art is like a Looney Tunes rendition of The Big Sleep gone New Wave.
Fri 10 February, 8:15pm: The Exiles

Fri 10 February, 8:15pm: The Exiles

With its vivid, high-contrast black and white photography and creative soundtrack, Kent Mackenzie’s gritty depiction of this marginalized Los Angeles community draws comparisons to John Cassavetes, Charles Burnett and Vittorio De Sica.
Sat 11 February, 6pm: Mirror

Sat 11 February, 6pm: Mirror

For the first time," he resolved, "I would use the means of cinema to talk of all that was most precious to me, and do so directly, without playing any kind of tricks." Tarkovsky needed twenty rough cuts before arriving at the film’s intricately interflowing system of flashbacks and archival footage, often interpreted as unfolding in a dying artist’s final rays of consciousness.
Sun 12 February, 7pm: Eros + Massacre

Sun 12 February, 7pm: Eros + Massacre

One of the great late works of the Japanese New Wave, Yoshida’s enduring masterpiece offers an epic and extraordinary vision of unconventional desire as a potent yet ultimately untenable mode of political resistance.

In February

2 - 25 February 2023: A Woman Is a Woman

2 - 25 February 2023: A Woman Is a Woman

A dizzying compendium of colour, humour, and the music of renowned composer Michel Legrand, A Woman Is a Woman finds the young Godard at his warmest and most accessible, revelling in and scrutinizing the mechanics of his great obsession: the cinema.
5 - 19 February 2023: La Chinoise

5 - 19 February 2023: La Chinoise

This cinematic cell of charismatic Reds is just part of La Chinoise’s dazzling lightshow of slogans, posters, and revolutionary images. Godard’s subtitle – “a film in the making” – was eerily prophetic, given the “children’s crusade” that hit the streets of Paris just a year later.
17 - 26 February 2023: Every Man for Himself

17 - 26 February 2023: Every Man for Himself

After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom. Made twenty years into his career, it was, Godard said, his “second first film.
18 - 24 February 2023: Coup d'état

18 - 24 February 2023: Coup d'état

remarkable portrait of Ikki Kita, a controversial militarist who led the notorious February 26, 1836 coup later fetishised by Yukio Mishima. Yoshida's first non-widescreen feature, Coup d'état brilliantly exploits the smaller format with stunning, sharply modernist cinematography and mise-en-scène.
18 - 26 February 2023: Close-Up on Danny Lyon

18 - 26 February 2023: Close-Up on Danny Lyon

A rare opportunity to experience Danny Lyon's films, this programme is the first UK overview of his moving image work and features early shorts and the full trilogy of films Lyon made documenting his friend Willie Jaramillo in New Mexico over fourteen years.
26 February 2023: I Even Met Happy Gypsies

26 February 2023: I Even Met Happy Gypsies

Even Met Happy Gypsies is the progenitor of all the Yugo-gypsy movies that came after it, most notably Emir Kusturica’s The Time of the Gypsies and Goran Paskaljevic’s Guardian Angel, neither of which even recapture the raw authenticity of Petrovic’s acutely observed and felt picture.

Calendar

Thu 09 Feb 8:15pm
Made in USA
Fri 10 Feb 8:15pm
The Exiles
Sat 11 Feb 6:00pm
Mirror
Sat 11 Feb 8:15pm
Heroic Purgatory
Sun 12 Feb 7:00pm
Eros + Massacre
Fri 17 Feb 8:15pm
Every Man for Himslef
Sat 18 Feb 6:00pm
Close-Up on Danny Lyon Prog 1
Sat 18 Feb 8:15pm
Coup d’état
Sun 19 Feb 6:00pm
Close-Up on Danny Lyon Prog 2
Sun 19 Feb 8:15pm
La Chinoise