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Beyond the Canon

 
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Sat, Jun 16, 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: Maliglutit + The Searchers
Sat, Jun 16, 2018
 
Beyond the Canon: Maliglutit + The Searchers
Sat, Jun 16, 2018
 

John Ford’s landmark western screens alongside a riveting, arctic reimagining of it set amid the Inuit community.

+ Maliglutit screens first, followed by The Searchers.
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BAMcinematek's Beyond the Canon—The Watermelon Woman + Imitation of Life (1934)
 
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BAMcinematek's Beyond the Canon—The Watermelon Woman + Imitation of Life (1934)

Released 62 years apart, Stahl’s Imitation of Life (1934) and Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman (1996) perhaps seem like strange bedfellows, but considered together they posit a nuanced, reflective view on the fraught celebrity of black actresses.



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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