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Julieta Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Opens December 21 Pedro Almodóvar is a cinephile par excellence, and as such has always paid homage to the directors whose work informed his sensibilities, from early John Waters camp (Pepi, Luci, Bom) to crushing Sirkian melodrama (All About My Mother). And yet, however referential his films can be, they have always felt distinctly Almodóvarian, as he’s one of very few filmmakers who has carved out their own space within the film...
In its current and most recognizable iteration, that affiliated with Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival dates back to 1991, which means that many filmmakers who presented their earliest works at the festival are now cohabiting with a newer generation they’ve likely influenced. Included in that year’s lineup were novices Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater, alongside Barbara Kopple, who had already won an Oscar for Harlan County, USA, and canonical documentarians the Maysles....
45 Years Directed by Andrew Haigh Opens December 23 Countless films have sought to address the tragedy of a couple’s demise; it might even be cinema’s most tested narrative. Few filmmakers have rendered it as intimately as writer-director Andrew Haigh does in 45 Years, a quietly devastating film about heartbreak and loss. As in Weekend, Haigh’s exceptional prior film that follows the fated timeline of a nascent queer relationship, there is a temporal immediacy to 45 Years that...
The Quay Brothers on 35mm August 19-25 at Film Forum Film Forum’s presentation of three rare, newly and gorgeously-restored-on-35mm Quay Brothers short films feels like a big deal for cinephiles. The traveling exhibition, curated, surprisingly, by devotee Christopher Nolan and featuring his new short film on the brothers, Quay, opens August 19th, with 10 cities to follow in a traveling exhibition that will delight the macabre-minded. American identical twins expatriated to London for the majority of their...

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