In his Cinesthesia program notes, Jason Fuhrman explains how Robert Altman took the tragic tale of a stubborn gambler and a feisty madam and reinvented the modern western with his 1971 classic, McCabe and Mrs. Miller.
Emily Caulfield reviews Faces Places from legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and photo-muralist JR, which kicks off the Spring 2018 schedule at UW Cinematheque. The film assembles a quilt-like portrait of France-at-large by piecing together the small stories of everyday life.
Micro-Wave Cinema Series concludes four years of indie programming with five screenings in Spring 2018. Final series will debut with David Franklin’s As Far as the Eye Can See on Sunday, February 11, 7:00pm in 4070 Vilas Hall
Overture Center for the Arts will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Capitol Theater on Sunday, January 21. Free activities will include screenings of a Harold Lloyd two-reeler comedy and open house tours.
Opening night activities will include an event in Shannon Hall (formerly the Wisconsin Union Theater) where the first Wisconsin Film Festival feature film, Man of the Century, was screened in 1999.
The addition of five live-action Batman films between 1989 and 2005 to the Netflix catalog provided Taylor Cherry an opportunity to revisit and reevaluate Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) starring Michael Keaton under the cowl.
Visit from Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) headlines Spring 2018 UW-Cinematheque schedule. Other highlights include: Agnes Varda’s Faces Places, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, and Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames.
Attend: Program Notes Magnolia | Paul Thomas Anderson | US | 1999 | 188 minutes Cinesthesia, Madison Public Library Central Branch, Thursday, January 4, 5:30pm» In his Cinesthesia program notes, Jason Fuhrman suggests that the bold stylistic flourishes on display in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia reflect a filmmaker at a turning point in his artistic development. […]