Archive for June 3rd, 2013

Greta Gerwig gives an irresistible performance in the endearing comic fable “Frances Ha” while co-writing the humanist script with director Noah Baumbach, who finest film this is.

by Sam Juliano

Summer has crashed the springtime party with a promise to hang around for an extended stay.  As a result there is an acute need for indoor air conditioning, and some mosquito repellent for back yard barbecues.  The school season is winding down, and some die hards -like Yours Truly- are scanning the summer school lists.  This is the month for graduations, proms and retirement dinners, and a favorite time for the vacation season to launch.  It’s also a reminder that before you know it, autumn will be vying for some attention.

Manhattan’s Film Forum will be staging a 37 film strong Ozu Festival beginning Friday June 7th, and running through the 27th.  There a few double features for the price of one, and a few piano accompaniments for the silent features.  All films will be shown on 35 mm prints.  The Film Forum will also be featuring one week runs of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Rosemary’s Baby, The Servant and 12 Angry Men over the coming months.

Six voters have submitted western countdown ballots, as per information e mailed to me by Voting Tabulator Extraordinaire Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr.  Ballots of 60 films listed in order of preference will be accepted all the way up till August 1st. (more…)

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