Events for November 13th, 2011
Directed by Jules Dassin. France. 1955. NR. 122 min. Rialto Pictures. DVD.
- Sun, Nov 13, 2:00 pm
Another jewelry store, this time on the fashionable Rue de Rivoli in Paris, is the target in this sophisticated, tense and often charming caper film. The centerpiece of the film (and one of its claims to fame) is the nearly half-hour-long robbery itself, conducted without a word of dialogue and no music soundtrack, making for an almost unbearably suspenseful sequence. More»
Directed by Lech Majewski. Poland. 2011. 92 min. Kino Lorber. 35mm.
Fri, Nov 11 thru Wed, Nov 23 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“Here is a film before which words fall silent. “The Mill & the Cross” contains little dialogue, and that simple enough. It enters into the world of a painting, and the man who painted it. If you see no more than the opening shots, you will never forget them. It opens on a famous painting, and within the painting, a few figures move and walk. We will meet some of those people in more detail. The painting is “The Way to Calvary” (1564), by the Flemish master Pieter Bruegel the Elder. We might easily miss the figure of Christ among the 500 in the vast landscape. Others are going about their everyday lives. That’s a reminder of Bruegel’s famous painting “Landscape With the Fall of Icarus,” about which Auden wrote of a passing ship “that must have seen something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.” Extraordinary events take place surrounded by ordinary ones. More»