Events for February 3rd, 2013
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1955. NR. 106 min. Paramount. 35mm.
- Sun, Feb 3, 2:00 pm
Many fans of Alfred Hitchcock’s work consider the 1950s to have been his most productive and creative period. One possible reason that his films of that time were so popular may have been his excellent usage of the new wide-screen technology that was being made available, in part as a means of drawing people back to the theaters and away from their TV sets. And, indeed, his movies made in the wide VistaVision format are truly impressive in scope, as you can see this month, when we show some of his greatest on the Colonial’s really big screen. More»
Directed by Jafar Panahi. Iran. 2011. NR. 75 min. Palisades Tartan. blu ray.
- Sun, Feb 3, 4:30 pm
“For a film that had to be smuggled into Cannes inside a cake, Jafar Panahi’s banned “This Is Not a Film” — wryly referred to in the end credits as an “effort” — appears on the surface to be remarkably uneventful. The acclaimed director prowls around his handsome Tehran apartment, talking on the phone to his family, his lawyer and his close friend and collaborator, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, who soon shows up with a digital camera to record what is and isn’t going on. Panahi feeds his daughter’s enormous pet iguana, which climbs up his chest and places a proprietary claw on his laptop when insufficient attention is paid. He makes a lot of tea, watches DVDs of his past work and uses his iPhone to watch the city gear up for New Year fireworks. Mostly, though, he talks to the camera about the new movie that the Iranian authorities refuse to allow him to make. More»