Weekend of May 28 – June 3 at SFFS | NP Cinema!
at SFFS | NP Cinema
This Week at SF Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema is the continuation of ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, HIDE AWAY, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (Part One), and AN EVENING OF WHOLPHIN LOVE!
( Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan )
Through May 31
Showtime: 2:00, 5:30, 8:30pm
Special return engagement in 35mm! Ceylan’s masterful police procedural, filmed on Turkey’s expansive Anatolian steppes, depicts a group of law officials riding around the countryside searching for a murder site. Unfortunately for the traveling party, however, the accused can’t find the exact location. As the caravan stops and starts, conversations reveal other mysteries and several characters besides the arrested man unburden themselves to one another. Though the film references classic westerns and rivals their visual splendors, Anatolia is more deeply concerned with the human condition whether revealed in the group’s reactions to a beautiful woman from the country or a young doctor’s autopsy of the murdered man. More info >>
(Directed by Chris Eyre)
June 1 – June 7
3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00pm
(note: 3:00 only Sat Jun 2 – Mon Jun 4).
A man with no name arrives in a small town in Michigan, heads to the harbor and buys a dilapidated boat. With minimal dialogue but significant emotional content, Eyre’s film limns the mourning process, showing how the protagonist’s hands-on labors give him the time and space to reflect on his sorrows and perhaps the ability to rejoin society. More info >>
Adapted from his book of the same name, Mark Cousins’ epic exploration of film—its distant and recent past, and even its future—has something of interest for everyone from the mildly curious to the hardcore cineaste. Part one: “Birth of the Cinema” (1900–1920); “The Hollywood Dream” (1920s). More info >>
Wholphin, the Quarterly DVD Magazine Published by McSweeney’s, has become one of the most respected and relevant short film collections currently available. ‘An Evening of Wholphin Love’ includes uniquely creative shorts from the Wholphin collection and a live love competition, one day only at Film Society Cinema! More info >>