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Night of the Shooting Stars (1982) Directed by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani Sensing German betrayal, half a Tuscan town’s villagers strike out at night for the front, hoping to evade their untrustworthy occupiers and reach the incoming American troops. Sculpted from memories (their own and those shared with them) and set into motion by an opening-scene wish, the Taviani brothers’ La Notte de San Lorenzo weaves a magical, seamlessly incongruous yarn: melodramatic, tragic, folksy, hyperbolic, and...
When we first meet the teenaged Audry (Adrienne Shelly) in Hal Hartley’s debut feature, The Unbelievable Truth (1989), she’s lying awake in bed waiting for her alarm clock to go off. In no rush to greet the morning, as she yawns and stretches her arms high above her head, the imagined noise of a nuclear explosion echoes loudly within the pink walls of her bedroom. To call the scene iconic is perhaps an overstatement—Hartley’s...
Presenting more than 60 films over six weeks from July 17-August 27, “Indie 80s,” at BAMcinématek, is the camp-out-in-front-of-the-building event of the summer. Today, it’s a given that filmmakers can come from anywhere, nurtured by local scenes before linking up at festivals in mid-sized cities; this series is a comprehensive survey of the first generation of American films to spring up following the rapid decentralization of the movie industry. It’s a stunningly diverse series,...