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We Can’t Even: Millennials on Film

 
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Jul 24—Aug 6, 2019
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Though often characterized as entitled, shallow narcissists obsessed with social media likes and overpriced avocado toast, the millennial generation is in fact an extraordinarily diverse group whose lives—shaped by socio-political upheaval, economic recession, and dramatic developments in technology—are only beginning to be fully understood. This wide-ranging survey explores how this complex generation has been represented on screen and, more recently, how it has come to represent itself. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a generation finding its way and discovering its voice in an increasingly uncertain world.


 
PAST EVENTS
Vox Lux
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Vox Lux
 

Natalie Portman is a diva on the edge in this audacious art-pop spectacle.

Wed, Jul 24, 2019
 
 
Nocturama
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Nocturama
 

Bertrand Bonello’s bold, stylish terrorist thriller and vision of youth in revolt.

Jul 25—Jul 26, 2019
 
 
Elephant
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Elephant
 

Gus Van Sant’s haunting, Palme d’Or-winning meditation on the Columbine tragedy.

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
 
 
Mean Girls
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Mean Girls
 

The endlessly quotable pop culture touchstone that defines the LiLo legend.

Fri, Jul 26, 2019
 
 
I Know Who Killed Me
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I Know Who Killed Me
 

Lindsay Lohan hit critical bottom with this perversely fascinating psychological thriller.

Fri, Jul 26, 2019
 
 
Moonlight
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Moonlight
 

Barry Jenkins’ stunning, heartrending vision of queer black love and desire

Sat, Jul 27, 2019
 
 
Boyhood
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Boyhood
 

Richard Linklater’s epic generational statement, shot over 12 years.

Sat, Jul 27, 2019
 
 
Girlhood
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Girlhood
 

An exhilarating immersion into the world of a young black woman growing up outside Paris.

Jul 27—Jul 29, 2019
 
 
Margaret
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Margaret
 

Anna Paquin stuns in Kenneth Lonergan’s harrowing excavation of post-9/11 trauma.

Sun, Jul 28, 2019
 
 
Minding The Gap
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Minding the Gap
 

The skate video reimagined as a vehicle for raw emotional expression.

Mon, Jul 29, 2019
 
 
Mosquita y Mari
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Mosquita y Mari
 

Two Chicana teens explore just how deep their relationship goes in this tender indie gem.

Tue, Jul 30, 2019
 
 
Whose Streets?
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Whose Streets? + Trans Lives Matter! Justice For Islan Nettles
 

Two electrifying dispatches from the struggle for racial and trans justice against police violence.

Tue, Jul 30, 2019
 
 
Wildness
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WILDNESS
 

Wu Tsang’s imaginative chronicle of the life and death of an LA bar for queer and trans Latinxs.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
 
 
Strolling
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Strolling + REBIRTH IS NECESSARY
 

A feature culled from Cecile Emeke’s acclaimed web series, plus an Afrofuturist anthem.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019
US PREMIERE
 
 
I Killed My Mother
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I Killed My Mother
 

Millennial wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s searing, emotionally raw feature debut.

Thu, Aug 1, 2019
 
 
Beach Rats
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Beach Rats
 

Eliza Hittman’s hypnotic vision of adolescent turmoil and desire in Coney Island.

Thu, Aug 1, 2019
 
 
Bling Ring
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The Bling Ring
 

Sofia Coppola’s subversively hilarious satire of 21st-century celebrity worship.

Fri, Aug 2, 2019
 
 
Tangerine
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Tangerine
 

Director Sean Baker captures a trans sex worker’s freewheeling LA odyssey entirely on an iPhone.

Fri, Aug 2, 2019
 
 
Lady Bird
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Lady Bird
 

Greta Gerwig’s brilliantly funny and woundingly relatable mother-daughter portrait.

Sat, Aug 3, 2019
 
 
Frances Ha
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Frances Ha
 

An instantly iconic Greta Gerwig stars in Noah Baumbach’s endearingly loose-limbed comedy.

Sat, Aug 3, 2019
 
 
Jinn
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Jinn
 

A beautifully observed exploration of faith, family, and black Muslim identity.

Sat, Aug 3, 2019
 
 
The Human Surge
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The Human Surge
 

A thrillingly unclassifiable exploration of alienation in the age of hyper-connection.

Aug 4—Aug 6, 2019
 
 
Social Network
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The Social Network
 

Jesse Eisenberg is uber-geek Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s decade-defining cautionary tale.

Sun, Aug 4, 2019
 
 
Citizenfour
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Citizenfour
 

Laura Poitras’ riveting real-life thriller capturing the Edward Snowden affair as it happened.

Sun, Aug 4, 2019
 
 
Good Time
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Good Time
 

Robert Pattinson gives a career-high performance in the Safdie brothers’ instant cult classic.

Mon, Aug 5, 2019
 
 
Personal Shopper
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Personal Shopper
 

Kristen Stewart cemented her arthouse cred with Olivier Assayas’ gonzo 21st-century ghost story.

Mon, Aug 5, 2019
 
 
The Plagiarists
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Special Presentation: The Plagiarists + Personal Truth
 

Puckish, provocative meta-inquiries into truth and cinema.

Tue, Aug 6, 2019