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Beyond the Canon

 
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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.


 
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set it off -August Beyond the Canon blog module
 
Beyond the Canon—Set It Off + Dog Day Afternoon

Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and F. Gary Gray’s Set It Off (1996) occupy a similar position as transgressors. Both hijack the generic heist program, subverting the conventions that gave it its solid and enduringly fertile structure.



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PAST EVENTS
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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Beyond The Canon: The Watermelon Woman + Imitation of Life
 

A 90s New Queer Cinema landmark screens alongside the classic 1934 race melodrama.

Sat, May 19, 2018
 
 
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Beyond the Canon: Maliglutit + The Searchers
 

John Ford’s landmark western and a riveting Inuit reimagining of it.

Sat, Jun 16, 2018
 
 
Beyond the Canon: Girlfight + Raging Bull
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Beyond the Canon: Girlfight + Raging Bull
 

Scorsese’s boxing opera goes toe-to-toe with a powerful portrait of a Latina fighter.

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
 
 
BEYOND THE CANON
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Beyond the Canon: Set It Off + Dog Day Afternoon
 

Sidney Lumet’s 70s NYC classic screens with F. Gary Gray’s black women-powered heist thriller.

Sat, Aug 4, 2018