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Fall Preview: Repertory Calendar

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Joe Dante presenting “The Movie Orgy” in L.A., a rare stateside appearance of Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda for a retrospective in New York and the Fantastic Fest in Austin are just a few of the events that serve as the perfect antidote for the endless stream of summertime sequels and toy-based franchises.

More Fall Preview: [Theatrical Calendar]
[Anywhere But a Movie Theater]
[Breakout Performances]

92Y Tribeca

While the 92Y Tribeca is taking a well-deserved break in August, the cinema space comes roaring back in September, beginning with hosting the Fifth Annual NYC Shorts Festival (Sept. 10-13), followed by a late night “Labyrinth” sing-along complete with trivia and a costume contest (Sept. 25-26), and a Michael Winterbottom double bill of “Code 46” and “24 Hour Party People” (Sept. 30)…In October, the 92Y Tribeca will premiere “Zombie Girl: The Movie” (Oct. 2), the doc about 12-year-old filmmaker Emily Hagins and her quest to make a zombie movie, followed by hosting the Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival (Oct. 3), the New York premiere of the music doc “Vashti Bunyan: From Here to Before” (Oct. 16), the interactive big-screen poetry slam “Short Slam” (Oct. 21), a collection of experimental animator Faith Hubley’s shorts curated by her daughter Emily (Oct. 22), a screening of the film “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers” accompanied by a live soundtrack by Califone, a “Little Shop of Horrors” sing-along (Oct. 24), and a screening of the original 1973 “Wicker Man” just in time for Halloween (Oct. 30).

Ongoing series include the 92Y’s Queer/Art/Film series with gay artists from a variety of mediums screening their favorite (and often rare) films (Sept. 17th and Oct. 1st), the Cinema Tropical Music + Film Series (Sept. 23 and Oct. 29), writer/comedian Kevin Maher’s variety series “Kevin Geeks Out About…” with subjects ranging from werewolves (Sept. 25th) to the battle between Vincent Price versus Christopher Lee (Oct. 23rd). Also, “Daily Show” writer Elliott Kalan hosts two more evening of his “Closely Watched Films” series with the bubbly Rouben Mamoulian musical “Love Me Tonight” (Sept. 9) and a to be determined film on Oct. 7th.

08032009_RollingThunder.jpgAnthology Film Archives

Always one of the most eclectic and diverse programming slates around, the Second Avenue landmark opens up August with two events that demonstrate cinephilia at opposite ends of the spectrum — in one theater, fans of avant-garde filmmaker (and Anthology co-founder) Jonas Mekas can catch a brand new 35mm print of “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania” (Aug. 7-13) while next door, Blue Underground DVD founder William Lustig presents “The Seventies – Buried Treasures,” a collection of neglected rough-and-tumble classics from the era like John Flynn’s “The Outfit” (Aug. 7 & 13), the Elliott Gould-Robert Blake cop comedy “Busting” (Aug. 9 & 12) Tarantino favorite “Rolling Thunder” (Aug. 8 & 11), and Jacques Deray’s “The Outside Man” (Aug. 8 & 10), among others. The Anthology will also host retrospectives of the early documentaries and animated shorts of Jerome Hill (Aug. 14-16), the works of One-Eyed Auteurs including John Ford, Fritz Lang, Nicholas Ray, Raoul Walsh, and Andre de Toth (Aug. 14-23), the films of “Man With a Movie Camera”‘s Dziga Vertov (Aug. 29-30, Sept. 10, 12 & 13), Russian Films from Kino international (Aug. 21-23) – including a new print of Sergei Paradjanov’s “Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors” (Aug. 21 & 23), and Mondo Fandom, a series of obsessed fan documentaries (Sept. 3-6), including the Dolly Parton devotion doc “For the Love of Dolly” with filmmaker Tai Uhlmann in person on September 5th. Also be on the lookout for individual screenings of a new Technicolor print of “Suspiria” (Sept. 11-13) and Kent Mackenzie’s restored 1961 drama “The Exiles” (Sept. 24-27).

For films more of the short form variety, the Anthology is using their Essential Cinema series to offer up screenings of the work of collagist Harry Smith (Aug. 15-16), Jack Smith’s “Flaming Creatures” (Aug. 22), Michael Snow (Aug. 23), a double bill of Karl Valentin’s “Confirmation Day” and Jean Vigo’s “Zero for Conduct” (Sept. 10), Andy Warhol’s “Eat” and John & James Whitney’s “Film Exercises 1-5” (Sept. 26), and the abstract Bruce Baillie (Sept. 27-30). There will also be special screenings of rare films by New York underground filmmaker Jerry Jofen (Aug. 6), the always surprising collections of Unessential Cinema: Maximum Mystery, Minimum Pain (Aug. 21) and Found Footage Festival: Volume 4 (Sept. 18-19), Experimental Animations (Aug. 22), a tribute to the late Argentinean composer Mauricio Kagel with the 2008 doc “Süden” (Aug. 29), and the films of avant-garde filmmakers Hisham M. Bizri (Sept. 25) and Madeleine Gekiere (Sept. 26). The Anthology will also host an especially special evening when the late Maya Deren is celebrated with rare footage and recordings of the legendary director in her own words on September 9th. And finally, the Anthology continues their commitment to up-and-coming filmmakers with the ongoing NewFilmmakers series, which will consist of collections of new work in the following evenings — Sex in the Cinema (Aug. 19), NewFilmmakers Celebrates Filmmaking and Acting (Sept. 1), A Night of Comedy featuring Mrs. Asparagus (Sept. 2), the Annual 9/11 Screening Series (Sept. 9), A Doc Night (Sept. 16), Another Double Feature (Sept. 23), and works from the Middle East and NewLatino Groups (Sept. 30).

08032009_TalkoftheTown.jpgBAMcinématek

From August 3rd through 20th, the BAMcinématek will follow so many others in surrendering to the charms of Cary Grant, with screenings of classics like George Stevens’ “Talk of the Town” (Aug. 8) and Howard Hawks’ “Only Angels Have Wings” (Aug. 18), among others. During that time, there will also be a sneak preview of Sophie Barthes’ “Cold Souls” on August 6th, with Barthes and star Paul Giamatti in attendance, as well as a Cinemachat with Elliott Stein as he screens the rare 1932 British thriller “Rome Express” on August 12th. The BAMcinématek will then launch into the Films of Hirokazu Kore-eda from August 21-September 1 in advance of his latest, “Still Walking”, which will screen with Kore-eda in person on August 21st, followed by well-known titles such as 1998’s “After-Life” (Aug. 28) and harder-to-find titles like 2001’s “Distance” (Aug. 23). BAMcinématek will then segue into the student film screenings of Films from 826NYC (Aug. 26) and ActNow: New Voices in Black Cinema‘s presentation of the NYU grad-produced anthology “6 Things I Never Told You” (Aug. 27), followed by the gay/lesbian celebration NewFest (Aug. 29-30).

In September, the odd trio of Ray Milland, Dario Argento and Robert Redford will get retrospectives, first with a two-night review of Milland’s “Alias Nick Beal” (Sept. 2, as part of the Cinemachat with Elliott Stein series) and “The Uninvited” (Sept. 3), followed by a celebration of the “Suspiria” director’s work from September 4-6, then with a look at the films of the Sundance pioneer and environmentally minded movie star from September 8-16, with Redford in attendance for a screening of “All the President’s Men” (Sept. 12), and a September 13th panel discussion that accompanies screenings of “Out of Africa,” “The Natural,” “The Electric Horseman,” and “The Way We Were.” The rest of September (from Sept. 11-30) will be filled out by a Rendez-vous with Juliette Binoche, showcasing her three-decade career with the actress in person for screenings of Cedric Klapisch’s “Paris” (Sept. 11, with Klapisch also in attendance) and Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Blue” (Sept. 21).

Shortly before his latest blistering drama “Bronson” rolls out into theaters, Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn will receive a retrospective from October 1st through 4th. BAMcinématek will also shine a light on the cinema of two countries — first a week-long retrospective culled from the rich legacy of Hungarian cinema from October 7th through the 15th, with presentations of Golden Age of Hollywood films from Michael Curtiz and George Cukor, among others, and then a three-night spotlight on the burgeoning Uruguay cinema, with films including César Charlone and Enrique Fernandez’s award-winning “The Pope’s Toilet,” Gonzalo Arijón’s harrowing doc “Stranded,” and an advanced screening of Adrián Biniez’s “Gigante”, on October 16-18.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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