Retrospectives Coming Soon to the Reverse Shot Cinematheque, 2010

by robbiefreeling
March 16, 2010 3:04 AM
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Last year's programming was such a success that we had to prep a 2010 edition. Sorry for the wait, superfans.

April 1-15: Lifetime Batting Average .167: The Complete Filmography of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

April 16-25: Is My Childlike Awe at the World Reflection of Some Inner Perversion?: The Films of Steven Spielberg

April 26-30: Great Dude, Shitty Movies: Let's Watch Some John Waters

May 1-13: Mikhail Kalatozov: In Soviet Russia, Movie Watches You

May 14-15: I'll Underwrite Your Drug Habit and I Fuck Teenagers: Larry Clark, Still Not in Prison

May 16-30: A Life In Pictures, Or: How I Inspired the Scream Mask, Won a Pity Oscar, Fathered a Hottie, and Got Brian Grazer Into an American Express Ad. The Achievement of Ron Howard

June 1-30: Till It Hurts: The Films of Tom Shadyac

July 1-8: We'd All Secretly Prefer It Was a Michael Ritchie Retro: But Here's Some Dreyer!

July 12-21: Maximum Effort, Minimal Impact: Stan Brakhage and the Dawn of the Screensaver

July 22-August 5: The Director's Best Work Is the Unavailable One That I Have Seen and You Haven't: A Tour of Cinema with Jonathan Rosenbaum

August 7-29: Art-house George Burns: Manoel de Oliveira Likes Soft Foods

September 1-10: Fair-Trade, All Things Considered, 8.7 on Pitchfork, Obama Tote Bag, Ramin Bahrani, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

September 11-22: Audience Members Pointing Out Hitchcock Allusions Will Be Shot on Sight: The Brian De Palma Film Festival

September 24-30: Politics as Usual: Costa-Gavras's "Wait, the Sixties aren't over?" Cinema

October 1-3: Some Stephen King Adaptations and Little Else: The World of Frank Darabont

October 4-31: Y'all Know My Motherfuckin Name: Michelangelo Antonioni, Make That Money, Nigga, Str8 Mobbed Out

Special thanks to programmers filmenthusiast2000, seanmcavoy, eshman, mjr, robbiefreeling, bugs meaney, and clarencecarter.

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  • Ian Mantgani | March 19, 2010 9:19 AMReply

    Wow. Some of the best titles for film nights ever. I wish they were real.

    Gotta go now, and start my own film society!

  • Julie | March 18, 2010 2:31 AMReply

    These are awesome! I used to live near a very good but often pretentious university-sponsored rep house, and my boyfriend and I would always have a chuckle at the retrospective titles. The format was always "Name: a something of something," - "The anarchy of innocence" and "The style of loneliness" being actual examples. The Jonathan Rosenbaum one is my favorite!

  • seanmcavoy | March 16, 2010 9:01 AMReply