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Movie Night with Takashi Murakami: THIEF

Tuesday, July 14

Post-film discussion with Takashi Murakami, moderated by Peter Becker, President of The Criterion Collection/Janus Films!

Murakami’s JELLYFISH EYES opens Wed Jul 15!

DCP projection “A silently professional night-time jewel robbery, reduced to near-abstract essentials and paced by a Tangerine Dream score, sets the electric tone for Mann’s fine follow-up to The Jericho Mile: a philosophical thriller filled with modernist cool. Caan’s the thief, contradictorily building and risking a future mapped out as meticulously as any of his lucrative hi-tech jobs; testing his emotional and criminal independence to the limits; eventually recognising that he’s either exercising or exorcising a death wish.” – Time Out (London)

In the ongoing “Movie Night” program, IFC Center invites special guests to present a screening and acknowledge the brilliance of a timeless classic, spotlight an unsung gem, or defend a guilty pleasure. Past guests include filmmakers Paul Schrader, Miranda July, David Gordon Green, Terry Gilliam, Baz Luhrmann, Gaspar Noe, John Cameron Mitchell, James Toback, Guy Maddin, Paul Verhoeven, Frederick Wiseman, Catherine Breillat and Michel Gondry; Slovenian theorist and philosopher Slavoj Zizek; playwright Annie Baker; musician-actor Will Oldham; author Jonathan Lethem; actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini; actor Nick Offerman; comedian and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Fred Armisen; and members of the band Interpol.