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Festivals and Retros

'RIDE LONESOME: A BUDD BOETTICHER RETROSPECTIVE'
September 16-October 1
American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Queens, 718-784-0077

Willem Dafoe as real vampire Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire
photo: Jean-Paul Kieffer
Willem Dafoe as real vampire Max Schreck in Shadow of the Vampire

An assortment of films by America's working-class auteur. Includes Boetticher's seminal westerns with Randolph Scott and a rare screening of Arruza, the 1962 portrait of matador Carlos Arruza that all but ruined the director. Boetticher will attend the October 1 screenings.


'PASSION AND DEFIANCE: SILENT DIVAS OF THE ITALIAN CINEMA'
September 23-October 6
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 875-5600

Part of the 38th New York Film Festival.


'LON CHANEY: MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES'
October 7-29
American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Avenue at 36th Street, Queens, 718-784-0077

Sixteen films featuring the American silent cinema's renowned chameleon. Includes a restored print of Phantom of the Opera (1925), shown with live musical accompaniment.


'NEW FACES IN CZECH FILM'
October 13-15

BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4111
Celebrate Czech Independence Day with this five-film series.


TOTO RETROSPECTIVE
October 17-31
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 875-5600

A tribute to the prolific Italian comic.


COMPLETE PASOLINI RETROSPECTIVE
October 26-November 8
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 505-5181

Includes television projects never seen in the U.S.


THE BRITISH NEW WAVE
October 27-November 16
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, 727-8110

Thirty films by Britain's original angry young men, from Tony Richardson's Look Back in Anger (1958) to Lindsay Anderson's If . . . (1968).


HOU HSIAO-HSIEN RETROSPECTIVE

November 2-12
BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn,718-636-4111

Seven films from the Taiwanese virtuoso.


RUSSIAN FILMS OF THE 1960S
November 10-30
Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 875-5600

A 25-film series featuring a new print of Tarkovsky's Ivan's Childhood (1962).


14TH ANNUAL MIX FESTIVAL
November 15-19
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 505-5181

Experimental lesbian and gay film festival.


'EVERYDAY COURAGE: CZECH FILMS BY GUSTAV MACHATY AND BEYOND THE '60S'
November 17-December 17
BAMcinématek, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, 718-636-4111

Three films by Czech pioneer Machaty—including the notorious Ecstasy (1932), in which Hedy Lamarr bares all—and selections from '60s new wavers Milos Forman, Ivan Passer, and others.


TROMA RETROSPECTIVE
December 1-7
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, 505-5181

A bad-taste extravaganza celebrating masters of the form Troma Studios. Includes the, um, eagerly anticipated New York premiere of Citizen Toxie.

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