New York City Repertory Cinema

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#401 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:18 pm

I was told by one of the programmers that a Romanian New Wave retrospective will be scheduled for the NYC Film Forum

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#402 Post by Drucker » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:43 pm

It's not online yet, but according to the Metrograph zine they are playing some Minelli in 35mm starting August 16, including Brigadoon, Lust for Life, Gigi, Kismet and a few others.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#403 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Gigi would be great. I was actually thinking of getting the BD recently, but I looked into it and found out that the film elements have a LOT of problems (partly because the stock itself isn't known to hold up very well). The attempts to fix it for the BD weren't that successful, but it would be great to see an excellent print if they've got one.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#404 Post by Drucker » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:42 pm


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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#405 Post by ando » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:54 am

Don't let the summer go by without a trip (or several) to the Anthology Film Archives for their Essential Cinema series. Most, if not all, in the series are 35mm screenings. A selection of Bresson is featured over the next couple of weeks. My sudden nostalgia for viewing films in the oldest New York theaters and the looming closure of The Paris inspired a renewed interest in the AFA. Don't want to lose this!

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#406 Post by Drucker » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:23 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Gigi would be great. I was actually thinking of getting the BD recently, but I looked into it and found out that the film elements have a LOT of problems (partly because the stock itself isn't known to hold up very well). The attempts to fix it for the BD weren't that successful, but it would be great to see an excellent print if they've got one.
The series is Minelli in widescreen and everything's on 35

Dom if you're reading this what are the essentials?
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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#407 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:28 pm

Some Came Running, Kismet, the Reluctant Debutant, and Bells Are Ringing, in that order. Some ‘Scope titles are MIA, like Goodbye Charlie

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#409 Post by Drucker » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Gigi would be great. I was actually thinking of getting the BD recently, but I looked into it and found out that the film elements have a LOT of problems (partly because the stock itself isn't known to hold up very well). The attempts to fix it for the BD weren't that successful, but it would be great to see an excellent print if they've got one.
Gigi was a fun film for the most part (though like Some Came Running, I found its ending pretty abrupt!) but I will say that the print I saw pretty much resembles the screencaps on DVD Beaver. It definitely had a different color timing than Running, which more closely resembles Home From The Hill, and has the golden/blueish lean.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#410 Post by Drucker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:47 pm

Does anyone in this thread have any experience securing / renting out prints for viewing? Have a random personal question. Please message me if possible!

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#411 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 pm

I know that school’s get a discount on rentals, from my days as an intern at Anthology Film Archives, and a TA at UARTS in Philly.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#412 Post by SomethingWild » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm

Film at Lincoln Center will be showing a 35mm print of Otto Preminger's Porgy and Bess on September 19.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#413 Post by Drucker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:14 pm

SomethingWild wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Film at Lincoln Center will be showing a 35mm print of Otto Preminger's Porgy and Bess on September 19.
According to this Twitter user it's an IB Tech print.

I'll be out of town :(

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#414 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:20 pm

Is it supposed to be good? I love Preminger and I've loved this opera, but I'm still wary.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#415 Post by domino harvey » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:27 pm

It’s not good, the appeal is in its scarcity thanks to the (now loosening?) Gershwin estate. You’re not missing anything

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#416 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:33 pm

I didn't realize it was so scarce. Found this in a late 2011 entry on Glenn Kenny's blog regarding its selection into the National Film Registry:

...one of the more exciting pictures on the list is Otto Preminger's 1959 Porgy and Bess, a picture that's been almost impossible to see in any halfway decent presentation for pretty much...well, for pretty much the length of my own movie-going life, something a couple of hairs over four decades.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#417 Post by SomethingWild » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:03 pm

If you have any interest in seeing the complete film in presumably good picture quality, infrequent screenings like these are the only way to do it. As a big Preminger fan, I immediately bought a ticket.

Lincoln Center is charging slightly more than usual per ticket for this, probably to cover the Gershwin Estate's higher screening fees.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#418 Post by Drucker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:10 pm

Seeing The Stranger by Visconti at Lincoln Center was similarly a bit of a bummer, despite rarity. Glad I saw it, I guess?

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#419 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm

Isn’t P&B also one of VF Perkins’s primary examples in his book Film as Film?

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#420 Post by Never Cursed » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm

To those of you that have seen NYFF screenings at Alice Tully Hall, is there still a significant problem with the sound system there? My father and I will be catching The Irishman and Motherless Brooklyn there, and both of us have enough trouble with our hearing already that I want to make sure our enjoyment of the films won't be significantly affected.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#421 Post by Fiery Angel » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:00 pm

I've been going to the NYFF since 1988 and I've never had a problem with audio at Tully. Happily, they don't have screenings in the cavernous Fisher/Geffen Hall any more.

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#422 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:22 pm

HinkyDinkyTruesmith wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Isn’t P&B also one of VF Perkins’s primary examples in his book Film as Film?
I believe you're thinking of Carmen Jones. Porgy & Bess is not mentioned in the book.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#423 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:21 pm

Ah! Yes. A little ashamed of myself for this gaff. At least they're both Preminger.

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#424 Post by Drucker » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Never Cursed wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm
To those of you that have seen NYFF screenings at Alice Tully Hall, is there still a significant problem with the sound system there? My father and I will be catching The Irishman and Motherless Brooklyn there, and both of us have enough trouble with our hearing already that I want to make sure our enjoyment of the films won't be significantly affected.
No idea what this is about. When did you experience issues? Recently or historically?

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Re: New York City Repertory Cinema

#425 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:41 pm

When I went to see The Other Side of the Wind at Alice Tully, I found the sound rather muddled by the hall's poor acoustics. It was, admittedly, the worst possible film to watch there.

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