Road Movies: Directed and Selected by Walter Salles

Road Movies: Directed and Selected by Walter Salles

Friday, December 14 - Thursday, December 20, 2012

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In honor of the release of ON THE ROAD, we’re thrilled to welcome Walter Salles in person to present a sneak preview of his new film, plus a selection of road films he’s directed and chosen.

“Road movies directly challenge [the] culture of conformity. They are about experiencing, above all. They are about the journey. They are about what can be learned from the other, from those who are different. In a world that increasingly challenges these ideals, the importance of road movies as a form of resistance can’t be dismissed… road movies are as necessary as ever to tell us who we are, where we come from and where we’re heading.” – Walter Salles

Click here to read Walter Salles’s essay “Notes for a Theory of the Road Movie,” originally published in the New York Times


On the Road

On the Road

Friday, December 21 - Thursday, January 10, 2013
Kerouac’s beloved Beat epic, one of the most iconic and influential of all American novels, finally comes to the big screen in this jazzy, freewheeling adaptation from Salles...
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Alice in the Cities

Alice in the Cities

Saturday, December 15 - Sunday, December 16, 2012
35mm print "[Wenders's] sensitive 1974 film about fading cultural identities. Long-faced Rüdiger Vogler, a Wenders favorite, is a German photojournalist in search of the Real America.... more...



Central Station

Central Station

Saturday, December 15, 2012
35mm print "Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) is a retired schoolteacher eking out an existence by writing letters for illiterate passers-by in Rio's busiest railway station. She never bothers... more...



Detour

Detour

Sunday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
35mm print "The kind of film (made in six days, almost entirely in a Poverty Row studio, its extensive road scenes shot with back projection) that would be impossible to make today, even... more...



Easy Rider

Easy Rider

Sunday, December 16 - Thursday, December 20, 2012
35mm print "'Some day I'd like to see some of this country we're travelling through' says one of the fugitive couple in They Live By Night. Two decades later, their spiritual... more...



Foreign Land

Foreign Land

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
35mm print "Salles' second feature, fluently shot in b/w, focuses on Brazilian youth torn between the hardships of the newly democratic homeland and exile in the corrupted émigré sub-culture... more...



Iracema

Iracema

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
35mm print "Iracema (an anagram for America) is a 14-year-old Indian girl who leaves her Amazon village to find out what life is like in the big city of Belem. There she survives by prostitution... more...



The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Sunday, December 16, 2012
35mm print "Salles' exhilaratingly relaxed re-creation of the epic voyage that young medical student Ernesto Guevara (Gael Garcia-Bernal) took around South America in 1952 together with... more...



The Passenger

The Passenger

Saturday, December 15 - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
35mm print "A masterpiece, one of Michelangelo Antonioni's finest works. Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider star as a journalist who trades one identity for another and the woman who becomes... more...



The Searchers

The Searchers

Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18, 2013
DCP projection "We may still be waiting for the Great American Novel, but John Ford gave us the Great American Film in 1956. THE SEARCHERS gathers the deepest concerns of American literature,... more...



Still Life

Still Life

Thursday, December 20, 2012
35mm print "The fifth feature by Jia Zhang-ke, China's greatest contemporary filmmaker, is set in the vicinity of China's immense Three Gorges, where the ongoing construction of the world's... more...



Ten

Ten

Monday, December 17, 2012
35mm print "Shot entirely from the front of a car and using (with one exception) just two camera angles, this low-budget digital sheds light on the predicaments of six women and a child... more...





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