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Film Series

Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold

 
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Aug 4—Aug 24, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
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With the passing of Jonathan Demme earlier this year, American cinema lost one of its most profoundly human voices. Since cutting his teeth in the New Hollywood of the 1970s, Demme had something distinctive that set him apart from the era’s other Movie Brat auteurs: a warm-hearted worldview and empathic concern for his characters, which marked him as an heir to the tradition of great cinematic humanists like Jean Renoir, Leo McCarey, and François Truffaut. From spiky 80s comedies to 90s prestige dramas, definitive concert videos to documentary passion projects, the films of Jonathan Demme overflow with his generosity of spirit.


 
Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold, blog
 
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Searching for a Heart of Gold
The title of this month’s Jonathan Demme series is both a nod to one of Demme’s concert documentaries and an apt description of a man whose empathetic eye drove his work.


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Stop Making Sense
Film
Stop Making Sense
Aug 18—Aug 24, 2017
 
Stop Making Sense
Aug 18—Aug 24, 2017
 

David Byrne dons the big suit for this rapturous concert classic, which captures the live-wire energy and compelling strangeness of the Talking Heads frontman at his peak.

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Ricki and the Flash
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Ricki and the Flash
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
 
Ricki and the Flash
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
 

Meryl Streep goes to 11 as an aging rocker in Demme’s wonderfully shambolic, heartfelt final feature, which combines his abiding love for rock ‘n’ roll with his career-long penchant for lovable losers.

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What's Motivating Hayes + Haiti Dreams of Democracy
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What's Motivating Hayes + Haiti Dreams of Democracy
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
 
What's Motivating Hayes + Haiti Dreams of Democracy
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
 

From a fearless environmental whistleblower to the struggle for Haitian democracy, Demme’s populist spirit shines through in these rousing, socially engaged documentaries.

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PAST EVENTS
Something Wild
Film
Something Wild
 

Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels star in Demme’s screw-loose screwball.

Fri, Aug 4, 2017
Special Screening
 
 
Melvin Howard
Film
Melvin and Howard
 

Demme’s breakthrough satire about a milkman’s life-altering brush with Howard Hughes.

Aug 5—Aug 13, 2017
special screening
 
 
Married To The Mob
Film
Married to the Mob
 

Michelle Pfeiffer is a Mafia wife in Demme’s fabulously 80s, day-glo mob comedy.

Sat, Aug 5, 2017
Special screening
 
 
Citizens Band
Film
Citizen's Band
 

The 70s CB radio craze yielded this loving ode to offbeat Americana.

Sun, Aug 6, 2017
Special screening
 
 
Philadelphia
Film
Philadelphia
 

Tom Hanks delivers a powerful performance in the first major film to address AIDS.

Aug 6—Aug 16, 2017
 
 
Manchrian Candidate
Film
The Manchurian Candidate
 

Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, and Liev Schreiber star in Demme’s update of the classic thriller.

Mon, Aug 7, 2017
 
 
I'm Carolyn Parker
Film
I’m Carolyn Parker
 

Demme traces one woman’s journey to rebuild her life and home in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Tue, Aug 8, 2017
 
 
The Truth About Charlie
Film
The Truth About Charlie
 

Thandie Newton and Mark Wahlberg star in Demme’s French New Wave-esque thriller.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017
 
 
Rachel Getting Married
Film
Rachel Getting Married
 

Anne Hathaway is the wedding guest from hell in Demme’s late-career comeback.

Thu, Aug 10, 2017
 
 
Last Embrace
Film
Last Embrace
 

Demme channels Hitchcock in this twisty mash-up of classic noir and 70s paranoia thriller.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
 
 
Swing Shift
Film
Swing Shift
 

Goldie Hawn stars in this tender 1940s-set comedy, with a 1970s feminist twist.

Fri, Aug 11, 2017
 
 
Silence of the Lambs
Film
The Silence of the Lambs
 

Anthony Hopkins delivers one of cinema’s most indelible portrayals of psychopathy.

Sat, Aug 12, 2017
 
 
Agronomist
Film
The Agronomist
 

Demme’s tribute to Jean Dominique, the voice of democratic resistance in Haiti.

Sun, Aug 13, 2017
 
 
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
Film
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains
 

Demme catches up with the former president and national treasure as he tours America.

Sun, Aug 13, 2017
 
 
Beloved
Film
Beloved
 

Oprah Winfrey stars in Demme’s harrowing adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel.

Mon, Aug 14, 2017
 
 
Caged Heat
Film
Caged Heat
 

Demme’s directorial debut may be the ultimate women-behind-bars shocker.

Tue, Aug 15, 2017
 
 
Fighting Mad
Film
Fighting Mad
 

Peter Fonda is a crossbow-wielding vigilante in this Roger Corman production.

Tue, Aug 15, 2017
 
 
Crazy Mama
Film
Crazy Mama
 

Three women hit the road for a crime spree in Demme’s freewheeling tour of 1950s kitsch.

Wed, Aug 16, 2017
 
 
Cousin Bobby
Film
Cousin Bobby
 

Demme trains his camera on his activist minister cousin in this documentary gem.

Thu, Aug 17, 2017
 
 
Swimming To Cambodia
Film
Swimming to Cambodia (+ Accumulation With Talking Plus Water Motor)
 

Demme lends his unobtrusive style to this film version of Spalding Gray’s acclaimed one-man show

Thu, Aug 17, 2017
 
 
Storefront Hitchcock
Film
Storefront Hitchcock
 

Demme captures a unique Robyn Hitchcock performance with sublime results.

Sat, Aug 19, 2017
 
 
Neil Young Trunk Show
Film
Neil Young Trunk Show
 

The rock legend tears through blistering renditions of classics and deep cuts alike.

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
 
 
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Film
Neil Young: Heart of Gold
 

Demme captures the legendary troubadour at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Sun, Aug 20, 2017
 
 
Feelies
Film
Music Videos Program
 

Demme’s finest musical moments, with videos for New Order, Springsteen, and the Feelies.

Mon, Aug 21, 2017
 
 
Free
Master Builder
Film
A Master Builder
 

Demme directs legendary duo Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory in this Ibsen adaptation.

Tue, Aug 22, 2017