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Beyond the Canon

 
Film Series
 
Apr 21—May 19, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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It is no secret that the cinema canon has historically skewed toward lionizing the white, male auteur. This monthly series seeks to question that history and broaden horizons by pairing one much-loved, highly regarded, canonized classic with a thematically or stylistically-related—and equally brilliant—work by a filmmaker traditionally excluded from that discussion.


 
Beyond The Canon
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Beyond The Canon: The Watermelon Woman + Imitation of Life
Sat, May 19, 2018
 
Beyond The Canon: The Watermelon Woman + Imitation of Life
Sat, May 19, 2018
 

Cheryl Dunye’s landmark of 90s New Queer Cinema—a slyly humorous deconstruction of black women archetypes in Hollywood history—screens alongside the 1934 version of the classic race melodrama Imitation of Life.

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One False Move
 
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BAMcinematek’s Beyond the Canon—One False Move + Touch of Evil

Guest writer Michael Gillespie examines film noir’s history of boundary crossing in this close-up look at Carl Franklin’s One False Move and Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil.



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Beyond the canon
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Beyond The Canon: Golden Eighties + Singin' In The Rain
 

The Gene Kelly classic is paired with Akerman’s feminist ode to classic MGM musicals.

Sat, Feb 10, 2018
 
 
Beyond the canon
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Beyond The Canon: Les Saignantes + A Clockwork Orange
 

Kubrick’s angry-young-man ultra-mod dystopia is paired with the explosive Afrofeminist Les Saignantes.

Sat, Mar 10, 2018
 
 
Beyond the canon One false move Touch of evil
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Beyond The Canon: One False Move + Touch of Evil
 

Two explosive noir masterpieces with complex racial undercurrents.

Sat, Apr 21, 2018