MIDCENTURY ECLECTIC!

RARE & UNFORGETTABLE ARTHOUSE FILMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD 1944-1965

FRI—MON, MAY 1316, 2016 · ROXIE THEATRE
Presented by Mid-Century Productions

FRI, MAY 13

Los Olvidados - The Forgotten Ones

LOS OLVIDADOS
THE FORGOTTEN ONES

(1950) 7:00

Les Jeux Interdits - Forbidden Games

JEUX INTERDITS
FORBIDDEN GAMES

(1952) 9:00

SAT MATINEE, MAY 14

No Love for Johnnie

NO LOVE FOR JOHNNIE

(1961) 2:00

Nothing but the Best

NOTHING BUT THE BEST

(1964) 4:00

SAT EVENING, MAY 14

Ashes and Diamonds

POPIOL I DIAMENT
ASHES AND DIAMONDS

(1958) 7:00

I SEQUESTRATI DI ALTONA
THE CONDEMNED OF ALTONA

(1962) 9:00

SUN MATINÉE, MAY 15

The Passionate Thief

RISATE DI GIOIA
THE PASSIONATE THIEF

(1960) 1:30

The Sheep Has Five Lives

LE MOUTON À CINQ PATTES
THE SHEEP HAS FIVE LEGS

(1954) 3:30

SUN EVENING, MAY 15

The Bad Seed

THE BAD SEED

(1956) 6:00

PATTY McCORMACK with FOSTER HIRSCH

The Savage Eye

THE SAVAGE EYE

(1960) 9:00

MON, MAY 16

Torment

HETS
TORMENT

(1944) 7:00

Rapture

RAPTURE

(1965) 9:00

FRIDAY, MAY 13CHILDREN IN PERIL

LOS OLVIDADOS / THE FORGOTTEN ONES  7:00

(Also known as THE YOUNG AND THE DAMNED.) Buñuel, "godfather" of art cinema with his outrageous pulp surrealism at the dawn of the sound age, took a decade-long hiatus from filmmaking in the 30s and 40s. After two quirky comedies upon relocating to Mexico, he astonished the world with the incendiary LOS OLVIDADOS, a searing blend of operatic melodrama and blistering neo-realism (with a big assist from legendary cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa). The gut-wrenching rivalry between the conflicted Pedro (Alfonso Mejia) and the charismatic sociopath Jaibo (Roberto Rojo) obliterates everything in its path as it careens toward unspeakable tragedy.

Dir. Luis Bunuel (1950, 85 min.)

JEUX INTERDITS / FORBIDDEN GAMES  9:00

After several exemplary noirs (LES MAUDITS, LA MURA DI MALAPAGA among others) in the years immediately following World War II, René Clément changed direction with this moving tale of a young girl (the incredible Brigitte Fossey) who is taken in by French peasants after her family—including her beloved dog—is killed in a Nazi raid. A special relationship develops between her and the sensitive young peasant boy (Georges Poujouly) who takes a protective interest in her—all while the Nazis are still lurking in the background. Brilliantly shot by Robert Juillard (GERMANY YEAR ZERO).

Dir. René Clément (1952, 86min.)

Los Olvidados

 

Forbidden Games - Les Jeux InterditsForbidden Games - Les Jeux Interdits