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Classic Movies

Much loved classics available for the big screen

The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

(M) Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966. 123 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and new 35mm print with new subtitles
Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense, political study of terrorism was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from its colonising nation, France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. Known to be one of the bloodiest revolutions in recent history, Algeria was finally granted independence in 1962.

Le Cercle Rouge

Le Cercle Rouge

(M) Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1970. 140 min | Drama, Thriller
35mm print
Impassive faces, snap-brim hats, dangling cigarettes, sunglasses after dark, raincoats without rain and nightclub floor shows. We’re unmistakably in the milieu of Jean-Pierre Melville, doyen of the New Wave and prince of the fate-haunted French gangster picture (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Samourai). Here, for his penultimate work in the genre, three archetypal tough guys join forces for a meticulously orchestrated heist of a Place Vendome bijouterie, a silent tour-de-force in the grand movie tradition of Rififi, Topkapi, and The Asphalt Jungle.

Metropolis

Metropolis

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
150 min version on Blu-ray and 120min version on 35mm print
The definitive, authorised version of this towering classic, at a length over one-third longer than any previous release. This restored and reconstructed version includes 25 minutes of lost footage recovered in Argentina in 2008. Lavish and spectacular, with elaborate sets and modern science fiction style, Metropolis stands today as the crowning achievement of the German silent cinema.

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Charulata

Charulata

(G) Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1964. 117 min | Drama, Romance
2K DCP digital format now available
In 1870s India, Charulata is an isolated, artistically inclined woman who sees little of her busy journalist husband, Bhupati. Realising that his wife is alienated and unhappy, he convinces his cousin, Amal, to spend time with Charulata and nourish her creative impulses. Amal is a fledgling poet himself, and he and Charulata bond over their shared love of art. But over time a sexual attraction develops, with heartbreaking results.

Mahanagar (The Big City)

Mahanagar (The Big City)

(CTC) Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1963. 122 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available
Arati takes a job as a door-to-door saleswoman in Calcutta’s wealthy neighborhoods, in defiance of her traditionally minded husband, Subrata, and his live-in parents. Emulating her Anglo-Indian friend and co-worker Edith, who speaks as an equal to the men she encounters on the job, Arati quickly becomes her firm’s top salesperson. When Subrata loses his job, the power dynamic in the family begins to shift.

The Elephant God

The Elephant God

(CTC) Dir. Satyajit Ray, India, 1979. 112 min | Adventure
2K DCP digital format now available
Felu is a detective whose vacation is interrupted when a priceless statue of an elephant god is stolen. Suspects include a local gangster, a nervous bodyguard, a disgruntled servant, and a fence who masquerades as a holy man. Soumitra Chatterjee plays the character with reserve and occasional humor in this twisting detective story

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print
Orson Welles’ acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene, but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel’s only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union.

Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

(G) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1941. 119 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
Orson Welles’ greatest film! A group of reporters are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: “Rosebud”. A sophisticated classic masterpiece!

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