Movie Quote of the Month
"Almost all of the video rental stores are gone now, and it is probably hard for people who did not live throught the late 1980s and early '90s to imagine how plentiful they once were. It's like trying to imagine the enormous storms of passenger pigeons that crossed the Midwest in the 19th century, traveling in flocks the size of Manhattan Island, darkening the sky for hours when they passed overhead. In most moderate-sized burgs, you could find a Blockbuster or a Hollywood Video in every strip mall, often parked between a one-hour photo shop (also all gone now) and a Borders bookstore (sob!). The mom-and-pop video rental joints were even better. Imagine a single cinder block room, crowded with aisles of VHS cassettes organized by genre, and a curtained off closet in the back with the tantalizing adult videos hidden on the other side. Even now, I'm not sure sociology has paused to recognize the seismic effect of those video stores on the culture. Suddenly, even farm boys in Podunkville and punk rock girls in the suburbs had access to everything from Truffaut to Troma. Some of those kids went on to make films themselves."
--Joe Hill, in a review of Universal Harvester by John Darnielle in the February 19, 2017 The New York Times Book Review
NEW: March 24:
The Other One (La Otra) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon (1946) Dolores del Rio, Agustin Irusta, Victor Junco (98 min) In Spanish with English subtitles DCP
NEW: March 17:
The Kneeling Goddess (La Diosa Arrodillada) (1947) Directed by Roberto Gavaldon. Maria Felix, Arturo de Cordova, Fortunio Bonanova (107 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
NEW: March 10:
Stark Love (1927) Directed by Karl Brown. Helen Mundy, Forrest James, Reb Grogan. (70 min) 35mm print from MoMA. Live music by Nathan Shirley
NEW: March 3:
Shane (1953) Directed by George Stevens. Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin. (118 min) 35mm IB Technicolor print from the UNCSA Film Archive
NEW: February 24:
My Darling Clementine (1946) Directed by John Ford. Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature (97 min) DCP (9 stills)
NEW: February 17
Taming of the Shrew (1967) Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack. (122 min) DCP
NEW: February 10
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton. (111 minutes) 35mm PG-13
NEW: January 20:
Voyage to Italy (1954) Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban (97 min). DCP
NEW: January 13:
Gaslight (1944) Directed by George Cukor. Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton. (114 min)
NEW: January 6:
All About Eve (1950) Written and Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Gary Merrill, Celeste Holm, George Sanders and Marilyn Monroe (138 min) (11 stills).
NEW: October 28:
The Black Cat (1934) Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners (65 min) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive
NEW: October 21:
Possessed (1931) Directed by Clarence Brown. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford. (76 min) (6 stills).
NEW: October 14:
Shanghai Express (1932) Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong (82 min) 35mm print from Universal Studio Archive (9 stills).
NEW: October 8:
So This is Paris (1926) Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman (80 min). 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. Silent film with live music by David Drazin.
NEW: September 30:
Five Star Final (1931) Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner (89 min.)
NEW: September 16:
Dames (1934) Directed by Ray Enright. Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler (91 min). 35mm archival print from the Library of Congress. (7 stills)
NEW: May 13:
Twelve Angry Men (1957) Directed by Sidney Lumet. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam (96 min). Blu-Ray.
NEW: April 29:
Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakraborty. In Bengali with English subtitles (105 minutes) DCP Restoration
NEW: April 22
Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1956) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Smaran Ghosal, Pinaki Sengupta, Kanu Banerjee. In Bengali with English subtitles (109 minutes) DCP Restoration
NEW: April 17:
Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955) Directed by Satyajit Ray. Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee. In Bengali with English subtitles (125 minutes) DCP Restoration