Film Series

Nonesuch Records on Film

 
 
Sep 8—Sep 25, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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Part of BAMcinématek

On the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, BAMcinématek celebrates the label’s commitment to releasing some of film history’s boldest and most memorable music. Showcasing iconic film scores by Philip Glass, John Adams, Georges Delerue, Toru Takemitsu, and more, this series brings Nonesuch’s rich catalogue of soundtracks to the big screen.

Special guest appearances by Philip Glass, Peter Sellars, and John Adams!


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Film
Spartacus
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
 
Spartacus
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
 

Stanley Kubrick’s sweeping sword-and-sandals Roman epic stars a brawny Kirk Douglas as the eponymous leader of a slave revolt, with scene-stealing performances from Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Laurence Olivier.

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Harakiri
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
 
Harakiri
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
 

This gripping revisionist samurai epic—about an aging ronin driven to the brink of suicide—features a nerve-shredding modernist score by Toru Takemitsu. 

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Woman in the Dunes
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
 
Woman in the Dunes
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
 

This erotically charged Kafkaesque tale of sex and sand—about an amateur insect enthusiast trapped in the desert with an enigmatic woman—features a shattering avant-garde score by the great Toru Takemitsu.

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Orfeu
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
 
Orfeu
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
 

Brazilian Tropicália legend Caetano Veloso provided an intoxicating samba score for this colorful retelling of the Orpheus myth, transposed to present-day Rio de Janeiro during Carnival.

+ Intro by Caetano Veloso
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The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
 
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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Peter Sellars transports The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to 1980s Wall Street in this totally wordless remake, set to the pulsating, propulsive music of John Adams.

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PAST EVENTS
Film
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
 

Paul Schrader deconstructs the extraordinary life and death of writer Yukio Mishima.

Mon, Sep 8, 2014
 
 
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I Am Love
 

Tilda Swinton gives a tour-de-force performance in this sumptuous soap opera.

Thu, Sep 11, 2014
 
 
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Jules and Jim
 

Truffaut’s New Wave masterpiece features an unforgettable performance by Jeanne Moreau.

Fri, Sep 12, 2014
 
 
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Shoot the Piano Player
 

The great chanteur Charles Aznavour stars in Truffaut’s exhilarating ode to film noir.

Sat, Sep 13, 2014
 
 
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Rebel Without a Cause
 

James Dean gives an iconic performance in Nicholas Ray’s Technicolor opera of teen angst.

Sun, Sep 14, 2014
 
 
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Two English Girls
 

A Frenchman is caught up in a 20-year love triangle in Truffaut’s bittersweet romance.

Mon, Sep 15, 2014
 
 
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East of Eden
 

An explosive James Dean stars in Elia Kazan’s masterful adaptation of the Steinbeck novel.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014
 
 
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The Bad Seed
 

A mom discovers her eight-year-old daughter is a serial killer in this cult classic.

Wed, Sep 17, 2014