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Beyond the Canon

 
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Feb 16—May 18, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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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.


 
Sidewalk Stories + The Kid
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Beyond The Canon: Sidewalk Stories + The Kid
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
 
Beyond The Canon: Sidewalk Stories + The Kid
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
 

Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy classic screens alongside Charles Lane’s brilliantly inventive homage to it set on the streets of 1980s Greenwich Village.

+ Intro by filmmaker Charles Lane
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Beyond the Canon: Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling + All That Jazz
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Beyond the Canon: Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling + All That Jazz
Sat, May 18, 2019
 
Beyond the Canon: Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling + All That Jazz
Sat, May 18, 2019
 

Art as personal exorcism: Bob Fosse’s audaciously over-the-top, self-referential musical psychodrama screens alongside Richard Pryor’s raw, criminally underseen spin on the filmed autobiography.

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 Funeral Parade of Roses + The Crying Game
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Beyond the Canon: Funeral Parade of Roses + The Crying Game
 

Touchstones of transgender representation from 1960s Japan and the 1990s multiplex.

Sat, Feb 16, 2019
 
 
The fIts + hanging picnic rock
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Beyond The Canon: The Fits + Picnic at Hanging Rock
 

Mesmerizing and mysterious visions of female adolescence.

Sat, Mar 30, 2019
 
 
Beyond The Canon
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Beyond the Canon 2018
 

This monthly series challenges the white, male bias of the traditional auteurist canon.

Feb 10—Nov 24, 2018
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