Film Series

Booed at Cannes

 
 
May 8—May 23, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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Another year, another scandal at the Cannes Film Festival. Contemporary filmmakers take heart—among the directors who have felt the wrath of the French festival’s fickle audiences are titans like Antonioni, Bresson, Truffaut, and Fellini. Many of their works, now heralded as masterpieces, were first met with incomprehension, disdain, and deafening jeers.

In this series, BAMcinématek gathers some of the most notorious films maudits, many of which are now revered as masterpieces.


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Gertrud
 

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s final film is one of his greatest and most mysterious.

Wed, May 8, 2013
 
 
Film
Under the Sun of Satan
 

A priest develops a fixation with a murderess in Pialat’s stark rumination on faith.

Thu, May 9, 2013
 
 
Film
L’Eclisse
 

Art-house siren Monica Vitti stars in Antonioni’s most abstract work.

Fri, May 10, 2013
 
 
Film
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
 

The prequel to David Lynch’s cult TV show follows the last days of Laura Palmer.

Sat, May 11, 2013
 
 
Film
Wild at Heart
 

A couple goes on the run through a nightmarish South in David Lynch’s surreal soap opera.

Sat, May 11, 2013
 
 
Film
The Mother and the Whore
 

Jean Eustache’s post-New Wave masterwork about the perils and pitfalls of modern romance.

Sun, May 12, 2013
 
 
Film
The Voice of the Moon
 

Fellini’s last film is a sprawling fantasia of phantasmagorical imagery.

Thu, May 16, 2013
Curator's Choice
 
 
Film
Crash
 

David Cronenberg's mind-bending exploration of sex and technology.

Fri, May 17, 2013
 
 
Film
Taxi Driver
 

Scorsese’s expressionist urban nightmare courted controversy since its premiere at Cannes.

Sat, May 18, 2013
 
 
Film
L'Argent
 

Bresson’s final film follows a forged 500 franc note as it changes hands.

Sun, May 19, 2013
 
 
Film
El
 

Buñuel’s perverse, sacred-cow-skewering portrait of a husband gripped by jealousy.

Mon, May 20, 2013
 
 
Film
Mademoiselle
 

Jeanne Moreau stars in this tale of rage and depravity adapted from a Jean Genet story.

Tue, May 21, 2013
 
 
Film
Seconds
 

A man tries to start over with a new face in this sci-fi chiller by John Frankenheimer.

Tue, May 21, 2013
 
 
Film
The Soft Skin
 

A man hides his extramarital affair in “one of Truffaut’s best” (J. Hoberman).

Wed, May 22, 2013
 
 
Film
Tropical Malady
 

The romance between a soldier and a young man blossoms into a folkloric fable.

Thu, May 23, 2013