11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10020
Region: West 40s
Dir. Roman Polanski (1976). Polanskis English-language, Paris-set creepfest may be the directors quintessential moviean exercise in urban paranoia and mental disintegration that echoes or anticipates everything from Repulsion and Rosemarys Baby to Bitter Moon and The Pianist. Polanski himself plays the eponymous protagonist, a furtive Polish-born Frenchman who rents the apartment of a recent suicide and is gradually driven mad by his mysteriously hostile neighbors. Its a comedynaturally.
Mon., Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m., 2011