In 1971, maverick Hollywood filmmaker Nicholas Ray, best known as the director of Rebel Without a Cause, took a teaching job at Harpur College in Binghamton and began what would become his final groundbreaking work with the help of his students. We Can’t Go Home Again employs split screens to explore multiple ideas at once and stars his eager acolytes working and smoking pot with their super-cool professor. Not shown in more than 30 years, the film was completely edited and restored by Ray’s wife, Susan, and can be seen at Film Forum tonight with an introduction by Susan Ray. The film is a double feature with Don’t Expect Too Much, a film about the making of We Can’t Go Home Again, with commentary from original crew members and directors Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice.
Mon., Oct. 17, 5:35, 7 & 8:50 p.m., 2011