The fall schedule was made for me!
Truffaut’s “Shoot the Piano Player” from 9/5-9/11
David Lean Retrospective (!!!) from 9/12 – 9/25
Ophuls’ “Lola Montes” from 10/10 – 10/30
Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman…” from 10/31-11/6
I might finally be able to see Brief Encounter and Lawrence of Arabia on big screens (well Film Forum big anyways)
What films have you been waiting to see on the big screen?
I’ve refused to see Lawrence of Arabia all these years, waiting patiently for it to screen in a theater.
Well, I have been waiting to see Paris,Texas, but it played a few weeks ago (Cinema du Parc, Montreal) and I saw it… splendid.
Diamant Rouge and La Lune Synthétique on the big screen would be great. Ha ha
I’d like to see Stanley Kubrick’s film on big screen!
I would die to see 2001 in theatres. About ten years ago warner brothers screened some of there greatest film clockwork orange, goodfellas, and i forgto the rest. But i didn’t have a car at the time, so boo for that guy. Missing those films and a depeche mode concert have been one of my biggest regrets in life.
Gina, doesn’t Lawrence come to the Zeitfield every once and a while? I would wait to see it on an epic screen. Cinemascope and the Film Forum don’t mix! That being said, hypocrite that I am, I’m planning on seeing Kagemusha and Ran there next week.
In addition “2001”, I would also love to see “The Shining” on the big screen. Also “Jaws,” which is probably the first movie I have ever seen in the movie theater and it traumatized me, since I was only 4-5 years old at the time. As an adult, I would like to repeat this experience to see, how powerful the movie is actually on the big screen. And, of course, David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” since I missed it when it was playing in the movie theaters…
I agree with you. If you hear something about a screening concerning one of the films you mentionned, contact me.
2001 must be a incredible experience in theater.
Gina, you are totally right to wait for Lawrence on the big screen. There are things that even the FF screen will be a major compromise to see, but if DKAZ is right and it comes to the Ziegfeld then that’s the place to see it. I can’t wait to see Jeanne Dielman again, and to finally see Brief Encounter (which I have on dvd, unopened)!
David Lean is pretty much the only filmmaker whose work I refuse to watch anywhere but in theaters. There’s a scene in Lawrence of Arabia that explains why (Ali riding toward camera on horseback in the desert…). I have never seen Dr. Zhivago as a result, though I can’t imagine a movie I’m destined to like more.
I’m also excited for Eistenstein’s Alexander Nevsky at FF!!
Big screen dreams is a luxury I can’t afford (Plus Netflix has kind of ruined me – how dare they be affordable and convenient). But if it was a dollar theater or money was no object then I would want to see any Godard films (Contempt, Weekend, Pierrot Le Fou in particular) Eraserhead, The Conformist and Raging Bull.
I too can’t think of a more perfect place to watch Lawrence than the Ziegfeld. I suppose I’ll wait and see if it is actually part of the FF retro and then decide what to do. I could keep waiting. Sometimes NYC movie-going decisions seem more complicated than they should be.
I’ve wanted to see Brief Encounter forever on the big screen, it’s one of my all time favorite films – I do hope they include it. And I expect to revisit Jeanne D. a few times when it plays. I feel like I could watch her forever.
I forgot to copy and paste in the Eisenstein – but yes that is exciting too – it will be a good fall!
Things I’ve always wanted to see big : two of my guiltiest pleasures, Michael Mann’s “Last of the Mohicans” and “Heat” and Douglas Sirk’s “Written on the Wind.”