The MoMA To Screen 70 Science-Fiction Films This Summer

As I’ve been using the Events Calendar to feature a number of free screenings happening around our fair Metropolis, when I received this press release about a film series set to launch in July at the MoMA, I knew that I had to share it here on The Chronicles. Read on about this new and mystifying summer film series at the amazing museum. Take your time since there is a LOT to absorb here.

The Press Release:
Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction*, presented at The Museum of Modern Art from July 17 through August 31, will screen of 70 science- fiction films from all over the world—22 countries including the United States, the Soviet Union, China, India, Cameroon, Mexico and beyond—that explore the question: what does it mean to be human? In a departure from other exhibitions of science-fiction cinema, Future Imperfect moves beyond space travel, visions of the distant future, alien invasions and monsters. Instead, all 70 films take place on Earth in the present (or near present), questioning our humanity in all its miraculous, uncanny, and perhaps unknowable aspects.

Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers as diverse as Kathryn Bigelow, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kinji Fukasaku, Jean-Luc Godard, Barry Jenkins, Georges Méliès, Michael Snow, Alexander Sokurov, and Steven Spielberg have explored ideas of memory and consciousness; thought, sensation, and desire; self and other; nature and nurture; time and space; and love and death. Their films, lying at the nexus of art, philosophy and science, occupy a twilight zone bounded only by the imagination, where “humanness” remains an enchanting enigma. Future Imperfect is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

* Future *Imperfect* encompasses all genres, including *animation* (Richard Linklater’s *A Scanner Darkly*, Mamoru Oshii’s *Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence*, Nozim *To’laho’jayev’s* *There Will Come Soft Rains*, Suzan Pitt’s *Visitation*); *faux documentary* (Christopher Miles’ *Alternative 3*, Jan Svera?k’s* Oil Gobblers*); *documentary hybrid *(Werner Herzog’s *Fata Morgana* and *Lessons of Darkness*, Frances Bodomo’s *Afronauts*, Ben Rivers’ *Slow Action)*; *experimental* (Michael Snow’s **Corpus Callosum*, Chris Marker’s *La Jete?e*, Mike Kuchar’s *The Craven Sluck*), *comedy* (Buster Keaton’s *The Electric House*, Alexander Mackendrick’s T*he Man in the White Suit*, Richard Lester’s *The Bed Sitting Room*, Harold Ramis’ *Groundhog Day*), *horror* (David Cronenberg’s *Shivers and Videodrome*, George A. Romero’s *The Crazies*, Krsto Papic’s *The Rat Savior*, Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s *Les saignantes*, Georges Franju’s *Eyes without a Face*), and the *thriller* (William Dieterle’s *Six Hours to Live*, Alain Resnais’ *Je t’aime, je t’aime*, Joseph Sargent’s* Colossus: The Forbin Project*, Kathryn Bigelow’s* Strange Days*, Steven Spielberg’s *Minority Report*, Alex Garland’s *Ex Machina*, Hongmei Zhang’s *Death Ray* on *Coral Island,* Nacho Viagalondo’s *Los cronocrimines*, Alex Proyas’* Dark City*, and Alfonso Cuaro?n’s *Children of Men*).

* The exhibition spans the entire history of cinema, from Walter R. Booth’s *The Over-Incubated Baby* (1901) to Michael Almereyda’s *Marjorie Prime* (2017). The breadth of the series is also reflected in “The Fantastic Adventures of Georges Melie?s, Buster Keaton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a special program of silent films from the past 100 years, accompanied on piano by Donald Sosin, that includes Georges Melie?s’ *The Conquest of the Pole *(1912), Buster Keaton’s *The Electric House *(1922) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s *Vapour* (2015).

* *Future* Imperfect opens on July 17 with MoMA’s new 35mm preservations of two pre-Code Fox rarities, *Six Hours *to Live and *It’s Great to Be Alive*, and followed by a classic of 1980s American indie cinema, *The Brother from Another Planet*, introduced by writer-director John Sayles and other members of the cast and crew.

* These films represent diverse forms of science fiction, a strange and heady mix of the knowable and the speculative. Are we the sum of our genes, culture, and technology? How do we regard, interpret, and alter our past, present, and future? with some of the most fascinating, terrifying, and hopeful questions of our time— questions of cybernetics, cyborgs, body hacking and artificial intelligence; human evolution and fate; the transhuman and the posthuman; global warming and environmental catastrophe; the prehistoric, the Anthropocene, and the postapocalyptic; synaesthesia and other altered states of perception and consciousness; mutations and modifications of the human genome; culturally determined notions of racial and gender identity and the reinvention of the self.

– Special guest presenters include the filmmakers Michael Almereyda (*Marjorie Prime*), Larry Fessenden (*The Last Winter*), Lynn Hershman Leeson
(*Seduction of a Cyborg and Teknolust*), and John Sayles (T*he Brother from Another Planet*) and the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (*The Quiet Earth*).

Noted science-fiction authors are brought to the screen include:
– *Kobo? Abe* (*Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Face of Another*)
– *Ambrose Bierce *(*Branko Plesa’s The Damned Thing*)
– *Adolfo Bioy Casares and Jorge Luis Borges* (*Hugo Santiago’s Invasion*)
– *Ray Bradbury* (Nozim To’laho’jayev’s *There Will Come Soft Rains*)
– *Daniel Defoe *(Felipe Cazals’ *The Year of the Plague*, based on a screenplay by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Juan Arturo Brennan)
– *Philip K. Dick *(Richard Linklater’s *A Scanner Darkly*, Steven Spielberg’s *Minority Report*)
– *Michel Faber* (Jonathan Glazer’s *Under the Skin*)
– *Daniel Galouye *(Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s *World on a Wire*)
– *Subodh Ghosh* (Ritwik Ghatak’s *Ajantrik*)
– *Alexander Grin* (Krsto Papic’s *The Rat Savior)*
– *Craig Harrison* (Geoff Murphy’s *The Quiet Earth*)
– *D.F. Jones* (Joseph Sargent’s *Colossus: The Forbin Project*)
– *Stanislaw Lem* (Andrzej Wajda’s *Roly Poly*)
– *Jules Verne* (Georges Me?lie?s’ *The Conquest of the Pole*)

Future Imperfect is *presented in association with the Berlinale and the* *Deutsche Kinemathek-Museum fu?r Film und Fernsehen*. *Special thanks to Monica Rios*.


*6 Hours to Live*. 1932. USA. Directed by William Dieterle. Screenplay by Morton Bateaux, Bradley King, Gordon Morris. With Warner Baxter, Miriam
Jordan, John Boles. New 35mm preservation by The Museum of Modern Art with funding support from Twentieth Century Fox and Turner Classic Movies. 72

*It’s Great to Be Alive. *1933. USA. Directed by Alfred L. Werker. Screenplay by Arthur Kober, Paul Perez. With Raul Roulien, Edna May Oliver, Gloria Stuart. New 35mm preservation by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Celeste Bartos Fund for Film Preservation. 69 min.

Mon, July 17, 4:00PM T2
Thu, Aug 31, 7:00PM T3

*The Brother from Another Planet.* 1984. USA. Written and directed by John Sayles. With Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, David Strathairn. 35mm preservation
print from UCLA Film & Television Archive; courtesy of IFC Films. 108 min.

Mon, July 17, 6:30PM (introduced by John Sayles and others). T2
Fri, July 21, 7:00PM T2

*The Bed Sitting Room.* 1969. Great Britain. Directed by Richard Lester. Screenplay by John Antrobus, based on the play by Antrobus and Spike
Milligan. With Milligan, Rita Tushingham, Dudley Moore, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook. 35mm print courtesy of Park Circus. 90 min.

Tues, July 18,4:00PM T2
Sun, July 23, 1:00PM T2

*A Scanner Darkly. *2006. USA. Directed by Richard Linklater. Screenplay by Linklater, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. With Keanu Reeves, Robert
Downey, Jr., Winona Ryder, Woody Harrelson. 35mm print courtesy of Warner Bros. 100 min.

Tue, July 18, 6:45PM T1
Weds, July 19, 4:30PM T2

*Afronauts. *2014. USA. Written and directed by Frances Bodomo. With Diandra Forrest, Yolonda Ross, Hoji Fortuna. Digital projection. Courtesy
of the artist. 14 min.

*Les saignantes (The Bloodiest). *2005. Cameroon. Written and directed by Jean-Pierre Bekolo. With Adele Ado, Dorylia Calmel, Emile Abossolo M’bo.
Digital projection. Courtesy of the artist. In French; English subtitles. 97 min.

Weds, July 19, 7:00PM T2
Thurs, July 20, 4:30PM T2

*Die letzten Tage von Gomorrha (The Last Days of Gomorrah). *1974. West Germany. Written and directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms. With Sasha Rabben,
Matthias Fuchs, Ernest Jacobi. 35mm print courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek. In German; English subtitles. 105 min.

Thurs, July 20, 7:00PM T2
Tues, July 25, 4:00PM T2

*Marjorie Prime. *2017. USA. Directed by Michael Almereyda. Screenplay by Almereyda, based on the play by Jordan Harrison. With Lois Smith, Jon Hamm,
Tim Robbins, Geena Davis. Digital projection. Courtesy of FilmRise. 98 min.

Fri, July 21, 6:45PM (introduced by Michael Almereyda). T2

*Battle Royale. *2000. Japan. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku. Screenplay by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami. With Takeshi Kitano,
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto. Digital projection. In Japanese; English subtitles. 114 min.

Sat, July 22, 1:00PM T2
Thurs, July 27, 6:30PM T2

*La Jetee. *1962. France. Written and directed by Chris Marker. With E?tienne Becker, Jean Ne?groni, He?le?ne Chatelain, Jacques Ledoux. 35mm
print courtesy of Janus Films. In French and German; English subtitles. 27 min.

* Je t’aime, je t’aime. 1968. France. Directed by Alain Resnais. Screenplay by Jacques Sternberg, Resnais. With Claude Rich, Olga Georges-Picot, Anouk
Ferjac, Carla Marlier. 35mm Print courtesy of The Film Desk. In French; English subtitles. 91 min.

Sat, July 22, 4:15PM T2
Mon, July 24, 6:45PM T2

*Colossus: The Forbin Project. *1970. USA. Directed by Joseph Sargent. Screenplay by James Bridges, based on the novel by D.F. Jones. With Eric
Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent. 35mm print courtesy of NBCUniversal. 100 min.

Sat, July 22, 7:00PM T2
Fri, July 28, 4:30PM T2

*Strange Days. *1995. USA. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Screenplay by James Cameron, Jay Cocks. With Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom
Sizemore. 35mm archival print courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. 145 min.

Sun, July 23, 3:15PM T2
Weds, July 26, 6:45PM T2

*Welt am Draht (World on a Wire). *1973. West Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Screenplay by Fassbinder, Fritz Mu?ller-Scherz, based on
the novel by Daniel F. Galouye. With Klaus Lo?witsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Margit Carstensen. Digital restoration courtesy of Janus
Films. In German; English subtitles. 212 min., plus one 10-min. intermission.

Sun, July 23, 6:30PM T2
Fri, July 28, 7:00PM T2

*“Anticipation” in Le Plus vieux metier du monde (The Oldest Profession). *1967. France. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With Anna Karina, Jacques Charrier, Marilu? Tolo. Digital preservation courtesy of Gaumont. In French; English subtitles. 19 min.

*Alphaville, une e?trange aventure de Lemmy Caution (Alphaville).* 1965. France. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With Eddie Constantine,
Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff. 35mm Archival print; courtesy of Rialto Pictures. In French; English subtitles.
99 min. Mon, July 24, 4:00PM T2

Sun, July 30, 6:00PM T2

**Corpus Callosum. *2002. Canada. Written and directed by Michael Snow. With Jacqueline Anderson, Berj Bannayan, Greg Hermanovic. Courtesy of the
artist. Digital projection. 92 min.

Tues, July 25, 6:45PM T1
Weds, July 26, 4:30PM T2

*Algol – Trago?die der macht (Tragedy of Power). *1920. Germany. Directed by Hans Werckmeister. Screenplay by Hans Brennert, Friedel Ko?hne. With
Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hans Adalbert Schlettow. Digital restoration courtesy of the Munich Film Museum. Silent; with original soundtrack score by Stephen Horne. With German and English intertitles. 103 min.

Thurs, July 27, 4:00PM T2
Sun, July 30, 1:00PM T2

*Przek?adaniec (Roly Poly/Layer Cake). *1968. Poland. Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Screenplay by Stanislaw Lem. With Bogumil Kobiela, Anna Prucnal,
Jerry Zelnik. 35mm print courtesy of TVP. In Polish; English subtitles. 35 min.

*O-Bi, O-Ba – Koniec czwilizacji (O-Bi, O-Ba – The End of Civilization). *1985. Poland. Written and directed by Piotr Szulkin. With Jerzy Stuhr, Krystyna Janda, Kalina Jedrusik. New digital restoration courtesy of Studio Zebra. In Polish; English subtitles. 88 min.

Sat, July 29, 1:30PM T2
Mon, July 31, 6:30PM T2

*Konec sprna v Hotelu Ozon (Late August at the Hotel Ozone).* 1967. Czechoslovakia. Directed by Jan Schmidt. Screenplay by Pavel Juracek. With
Vladi?mir Hlavaty, Jitka Horejsi, Ondrej Jariabek. 35mm print courtesy of the Czech Film Archive. In Czech; English subtitles. 77 min.

Sat, July 29, 5:00PM T2
Mon, July 31, 4:30PM T2

*Pis’ma myortvogo cheloveka (Dead Man’s Letters/Letters from a Dead Man). *1986. USSR. Directed by Konstantin Lopushansky. Screenplay by Lopushansky,
Vyacheslav Rybakov, Boris Strugatsky. With Rolan Bykov, Vatslav Dvorzhetsky, Vera Mayorova. 35mm print courtesy of Gosfilmofund. In Russian; English subtitles. 88 min.

Sat, July 29, 7:00PM T2
Sun, July 30, 3:30PM T2

*Ex Machina.* 2014. USA. Written and directed by Alex Garland. With Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. Courtesy of A24. Digital
projection. 108 min.

Tue, Aug 1, 4:00PM T2
Sat, Aug 5, 1:00PM T2

*Donnie Darko [director’s cut]. *2001. USA. Written and directed by Richard Kelly. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Mary McDonnell.
Digital preservation courtesy of Arrow Films. 133 min.

Tue, Aug 1, 6:45PM T2
Sun, Aug 6, 4:00PM T2

*The Craven Sluck. *1967. USA. Written and directed by Mike Kuchar. With Floraine Connors, Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Donna Kerness. 16mm print
courtesy of The Film-Maker’s Coop. 20 min.

*The Crazies (aka Code Name: Trixie). 1973. USA. Written and directed by
George A. Romero. With Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones.
35mm archival print. 103 min.

Wed, Aug 2, 4:00PM T2
Sun, Aug 6, 1:00PM T2

*The Last Winter. *2006. USA. Directed by Larry Fessenden. Screenplay by Fessenden, Robert Leaver. With Ron Perlman, James Le Gros, Connie Britton.
35mm archival print; courtesy of IFC Films. 101 min.

Wed, Aug 2, 7:00PM (introduced by Larry Fessenden) T2
Sun, Aug 13, 6:45PM T2

*Ruusujen aika (A Time of Roses). *1969. Finland. Directed by Risto Jarva. Screenplay by Jarva, Jaakko Pakkasvirta. With Arto Tuominen, Ritva Vepsa?,
Tarja Markus. In Finnish; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of KAVI (Finnish Film Archive). 108 min.

Thur, Aug 3, 4:00PM T2
Wed, Aug 9, 7:00PM T2

*Dni zatmeniya (Days of Eclipse). *1988. USSR. Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Screenplay by Yuriy Arabov, Arkady Strugatskiy. With Aleksei
Ananishnov, Eskender Umarov, Irina Sokolova. In Russian, Armenian, Turkmen, and other languages; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of BAMPFA. 139

Thu, Aug 3, 7:00PM T2 [one screening only]

*Fata Morgana. *1971. West Germany. Written and directed by Werner Herzog. With Lotte Eisner, Eugen Des Montagnes, James William Gledhill. In German;
English subtitles. 35mm print from Deutsche Kinemathek; courtesy of Werner Herzog Films. 79 min.

*Lektionen in Finsternis (Lessons of Darkness). 1992. France/Great Britain/Germany. Written and directed by Werner Herzog. In German, English,
Arabic; English subtitles. 35mm print from Deutsche Kinemathek; courtesy of Werner Herzog Films. 54 min.

Fri, Aug 4, 4:15PM T2
Sun, Aug 6, 7:00PM T2

*Shanhu dao shang de shi guang (Death Ray on Coral Island). *1980. China. Directed by Hongmei Zhang. Based on the story by Tong Enzhang. With Nong
Li, Zhiao Ling, Junqin Ma. In Mandarin; English subtitles. Courtesy of the China Film Archive and Shanghai Film Group. Digital projection. 102 min.

Fri, Aug 4, 7:15PM T2
Mon, Aug 7, 4:30PM T2

*Under the Skin. *2013. Great Britain/USA/Switzerland. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Screenplay by Glazer, Walter Campbell, based on the novel by Michel
Faber. With Scarlett Johannson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay. Courtesy of A24. Digital projection. 108 min.

Sat, Aug 5, 4:00PM T2
Mon, Aug 7, 7:00PM T2

*Holy Motors. *2012. France/Germany. Written and directed by Leos Carax. With Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue. In French,
English, Mandarin; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Wild Bunch. 115 min.

Sat, Aug 5, 7:00PM T2
Tues, Aug 8, 7:00PM T1

*Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes without a Face).* 1960. France/Italy. Directed by Georges Franju. Screenplay by Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Jean
Redon, Claude Sautet. With Edith Scob, Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel. In French; English subtitles. 35mm archival print.
Courtesy of Janus Films. 90 min.

Tue, Aug 8, 4:30PM T2
Thu, Aug 10, 7:00PM T2

*Tanin no kao (The Face of Another). 1*966. Japan. Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Screenplay by Ko?bo? Abe, based on his novel. With Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijiro? Hira, Kyoko Kishida. 35mm archival print; courtesy of Janus Films. In Japanese; English subtitles.124 min.

Thu, Aug 10, 4:00PM T2
Sat, Aug 12, 1:00PM T2

*Invasion. *1969. Argentina. Directed by Hugo Santiago. Screenplay by Jorge Luis Borges, Santiago, based on the story by Borges and Adolfo Bioy
Casares. With Olga Zubarry, Lautaro Muru?a, Juan Carlos Paz. In Spanish; English subtitles. 35mm archival print. 123 min.

Fri, Aug 11, 4:15PM T2
Sun, Aug 13, 1:00PM T2

*El ano de la peste (The Year of the Plague). *1979. Mexico. Directed by Felipe Cazals. Screenplay by Juan Arturo Brennan, Gabriel Garci?a Ma?rquez. With Alejandro Parodi, Jose? Carlos Ruiz, Rebeca Silva. In Spanish; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of IMCINE. 109 min.

Fri, Aug 11, 7:00PM T2
Sun, Aug 13, 4:00PM T2

*Shivers (aka They Came from Within).* 1975. Canada. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. With Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry. Barbara
Steele. Digital preservation courtesy of TIFF. 87 min.

Sat, Aug 12, 4:00PM T2
Tue, Aug 15, 4:30PM T2

*Videodrome.* 1983. Canada. Written and directed by David Cronenberg. With James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky. 35mm print courtesy
of NBCUniversal. 87 min. Sat, Aug 12, 7:00PM T2

Tue, Aug 15, 6:45PM T2

*Minority Report. *2002. USA. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Scott Frank, Jon Cohen, based on the story by Philip K. Dick. With Tom
Cruise, Samantha Morton, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow. 35mm print courtesy of Warner Bros. 145 min.

Mon, Aug 14, 4:00PM T2
Thur, Aug 17, 7:00PM T2

*The Quiet Earth. *1985. New Zealand. Directed by Geoff Murphy. Screenplay by Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury, based on the novel by Craig
Harrison. With Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith. Courtesy of Film Movement. Digital projection. 91 min. Budet laskovyi dozhd (There Will Come Soft Rains). 1984. USSR. Directed by Nozim To’laho’jayev. An Uzbekfilm Studio animated short, based on Ray Bradbury’s story “There Will Come Soft Rains” from The Martian Chronicles. In Russian; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Gosfilmofund. 10 min.

Mon, Aug 14, 7:15PM (presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson) T2
Thu, Aug 17, 4:30PM T2

*Alternative 3. *1977. Great Britain. Directed by Christopher Miles. Screenplay by David Ambrose. With Tim Brinton, Gregory Munroe, Carol Hazell. 16mm archival print from the BFI; courtesy of Thunderbird Films. 56

Wed, Aug 16, 4:30PM T2
Tue, Aug 29, 7:00PM T2

*Seduction of a Cyborg.* 1994. USA. Written and directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. With J.C. Denton, Paul Denton, Gunther Hermann. Courtesy of the
artist. Digital projection. 7 min. Teknolust. 2002. USA/Germany/Great Britain. Written and directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. With Tilda Swinton,
Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak, Karen Black. 35mm archival print; courtesy of the artist. 85 min.

Wed, Aug 16, 7:00PM (introduced by Lynn Hershman Leeson) T2
Sat, Aug 26, 1:00PM T2

*Dark City.* 1998.Australia/USA. Directed by Alex Proyas. Screenplay by Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer. With Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland,
Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt. 35mm print courtesy of Warner Bros. 100 min.

Fri, Aug 18, 4:30PM T2
Sat, Aug 19, 7:00PM T2

*Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.* 2004. Japan. Directed by Mamoru Oshii. Screenplay by Oshii, based on the manga by Shirow Masamune. With the voices
of Akio O?tsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Ko?ichi Yamadera. 35mm print courtesy of Production I.G. In Japanese; English subtitles. 100 min.

Fri, Aug 18, 7:30PM T2
Sat, Aug 19, 4:00PM T2

*Gattaca. *1997. USA. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. With Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal. 35mm print courtesy of Sony
Pictures Entertainment. 106 min.

Sat, Aug 19, 1:00PM T2
Mon, Aug 21, 4:30PM T2

*Los cronocri?mines (Timecrimes). *2007. Spain. Written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo. With Karra Elejalde, Candela Ferna?ndez, Ba?rbara Goenaga,
Vigalondo. In Spanish; English subtitles. 35mm print courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. 92 min.

Come Swim. 2017. USA. Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. Wirth Sydney Lopez, Josh Kaye. Courtesy of Starlight Studios. Digital projection. 17 min.

Mon, Aug 21, 7:00PM T2
Wed, Aug 30, 7:00PM T2

*The Man in the White Suit. *1951. Great Britain. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Screenplay by Roger MacDougall, John Dighton, Mackendrick,
based on the play by MacDougall. With Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker. 35mm archival print; courtesy of Rialto Pictures. 85 min.

*Ropaci (Oil Gobblers).* 1988. Czechoslovakia. Written and directed by Jan Svera?k. With Lubomir Benes, Ivo Kaspar, Emil Nedbal. In Czech; English
subtitles. 35mm print from the Czech FIlm Archive; courtesy of Kratky Film Praha. 20 min.

Sun, Aug 20, 1:00PM T2
Tue, Aug 22, 4:00PM T2

*Groundhog Day. *1993. USA. Directed by Harold Ramis. Screenplay by Ramis, Danny Rubin. With Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott. Digital
preservation courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment. 101 min.

Sun, Aug 20, 4:00PM T2
Wed, Aug 23, 4:30PM T3

*Her. *2013. USA. Written and directed by Spike Jonze. With Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara. 35mm
print courtesy of Warner Bros. 126 min.

Sun, Aug 20, 6:45PM T2
Wed, Aug 23, 7:00PM T3

*Remigration.* 2011. USA. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins. With Russell Hornsby, Paola Mendoza, Rick Yune. Courtesy of the artist. Digital
projection. 18 min.

Slow Action. 2010. Great Britain. Directed by Ben Rivers. 16mm print from
LUX; courtesy of the artist. 45 min.

Tue, Aug 22, 7:00PM T3
Thu, Aug 31, 4:00PM T2

*Visitation. *2011. USA. Animated and directed by Suzan Pitt. Courtesy of the artist. Digital projection. 8 min. Pi. 1998. USA. Written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. With Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman. 35mm archival print; courtesy of Lionsgate. 84 min.

Thu, Aug 24, 4:30PM T2
Sat, Aug 26, 7:00PM T2

*Ajantrik (Pathetic Fallacy). *1958. India. Directed by Ritwik Ghatak. Screenplay by Ghatak, based on the novel by Subodh Ghosh. With Kali Banerjee, Gangapada Basu, Satindra Bhattacharya. 35mm print courtesy of the National Film Archive of India. In Bengali; English subtitles. 102 min.

Thu, Aug 24, 6:45PM T3
Sat, Aug 26, 4:00PM T2

*Children of Men. *2006. USA/Great Britain/Japan. Directed by Alfonso Cuaro?n. Screenplay by Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby. With Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julianne Moore. 35mm print courtesy of NBCUniversal. 109 min. Kempinski. 2007. France/Mali. Directed by Neil Beloufa. Courtesy of the artist. Digital projection. 14 min.

Fri, Aug 25, 4:00PM T2
Sun, Aug 27, 6:45PM T2

*Jubilee. *1978. Great Britain. Written and directed by Derek Jarman. With Jenny Runacre, Nell Campbell, Toyah Wilcox, Adam Ant, Ian Charleson.
Courtesy of Screenbound Pictures. Digital projection. 106 min.

Fri, Aug 25, 7:00PM T2
Sun, Aug 27, 4:15PM T2

*Projletinja (The Damned Thing).* 1975. Yugoslavia. Directed by Branko Plesa. Screenplay by Plesa, based on the story by Ambrose Bierce. With Rade
Markovic, Nikola Simic, Vasja Stankovic, Plesa. In Serbo-Croatian; English subtitles. 57 min.

*Izbavitelj (The Rat Savior). *1976. Yugoslavia. Directed by Krsto Papic. Screenplay by Ivo Bresan, Papic, Zoran Tadic, based on the novel by
Alexander Grin. With Ivica Vidovic, Mirjana Majurec, Relja Basic. 35mm print courtesy of the Slovenian Cinematheque. In Serbo-Croatian; English
subtitles. 80 min.

Sun, Aug 27, 1:00PM T2
Mon, Aug 28, 4:00PM T2

*The Fantastic Adventures of Georges Melies, Buster Keaton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul*

*A? la conque?te du po?le (The Conquest of the Pole). *1912. Directed by and starring Georges Me?lie?s. Based on Jules Verne’s novel The Adventures
of Captain Hatteras in his Extraordinary Voyages. Courtesy of Lobster Films. Digital projection. Approx. 33 min.

*The Over-incubated Baby. *1901. Great Britain. Directed by Walter R. Booth. 35mm print courtesy of the BFI. 1 min. *The Electric House.* 1922. USA. Written and directed by Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton. With Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Keaton.Courtesy of Lobster Films. Digital projection. 22 min. Vapour. 2015. Thailand. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Courtesy of the artist. Digital projection. 21 min. Program silent with piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin. 77 min.

Mon, Aug 28, 7:15PM T2
Wed, Aug 30, 4:30PM T2

PiercingKen Thoughts: Hey look I’m not going to add anything more after that SUPER LONG list of awesome films to enjoy. I will suggest that you peruse this carefully along with the dates and purchase the tickets for the films that interest you the most via the link below. As you might expect, space will be limited at each of these showings so if they are up your alley get on point. Thanks so much for reading this super long post. I have to say that this is the longest press release and post that I have done on this site so far.

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2 thoughts on “The MoMA To Screen 70 Science-Fiction Films This Summer”

  1. Holy crap, some seriously obscure movies on this list! May be worth checking out if you are a movies fan. Will look into it for sure.

    1. I know I was thinking the same thing. This has to be the longest press item that I’ve ever posted on this website and part of me feels I should have done it on as well but I haven’t 🙁 Some foreign films are better than the American ones. Which ones interest you right off the bat?

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