January 24, 2015
Organized by Chief Curator David Schwartz and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma
The inventiveness and vitality of the seven films in this annual year-end survey prove that the art of cinema, in the digital era, is far from dead. Using 3-D technology to expand vision and consciousness, Jean-Luc Godard made one of his greatest films. Meanwhile, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez used 16mm film to make their mesmerizing ethnographic experiment Manakamana. At once audacious and suspenseful, Stranger by the Lake brought international attention to French director Alan Guiraudie while the German oddity The Strange Little Cat introduced a major new talent, Ramon Zürcher. The prolific Richard Linklater unveiled a masterpiece, Boyhood, that was twelve years in the making, and two of the world’s great filmmakers—Hayao Miyazaki and Tsai Ming-liang—made new work that showed them at the top of their form. And the year’s most memorable performance was by a dog—Godard’s Roxy.
Goodbye to Language 3-D (Adieu au langage)
Friday, January 2, 7:00 p.m. SCREENING
The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)
Saturday, January 3, 12:00 p.m. SCREENING & LIVE EVENT
Saturday, January 3, 3:00 p.m. SCREENING
The Strange Little Cat (Das merkwürdige Kätzchen)
Saturday, January 3, 6:00 p.m. SCREENING
Stranger by the Lake (L’Inconnu du lac)
Saturday, January 3, 7:30 p.m. SCREENING
Stray Dogs (Jiao You)
Sunday, January 4, 2:30 p.m. SCREENING
Sunday, January 4, 6:00 p.m.