The second part of Eisenstein’s unfinished trilogy follows Ivan’s return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.

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File this sobering satire, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, under “Brainwashing, fear of.” The film “takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a ‘classic’ but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released” (Roger Ebert).

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April 26 @7 pm in Piedmont; also Apl 28 in Oakland at New Parkway @3 pm at 474 24th St. (pls confirm at thenewparkway.com as Warriors playoffs may change date/time) What has happened to women's reproductive rights since the historic Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion? "Birthright" traces strategy the anti-abortion movement has used to make reproductive choice unavailable, even if it is...

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Czech animator Karel Zeman captures the wonder in Gustave Doré’s illustrations for a classic novel by using live action against a series of fairy-tale backgrounds and enchanting visual pyrotechnics. With Méliès/Jules Verne short Impossible Voyage.

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Time Regained

Apr 27, 2018

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

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Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.      

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Neruda

Apr 28, 2018

Pablo Larraín’s film “playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prize–winning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic” (The Guardian).

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