The Academy at Metrograph
7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002
The Academy continues its yearlong residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City, showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists.
Woodstock: The Director's Cut
July 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Producer Dale Bell in person
A fifty-year-old document that’s as immediate as if it were made yesterday, Wadleigh’s wild and woolly concert film, an Academy Award winner as Best Documentary Feature, puts you right in the thick of the rain-soaked, mud-smeared 400,000-strong celebration that defined a generation. A crack editing team of seven, including Thelma Schoonmaker and assistant Martin Scorsese, turned 120 miles of footage into a blissy rush of music and mayhem, capturing performances by Sly and the Family Stone, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens and, of course, Jimi Hendrix, whose virtuosity is only equaled by that of Wadleigh and crew. Seen here in its definitive director’s cut!
Print courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive
Like Water for Chocolate
August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET
With director Alfonso Arau in person
Based on a novel by Laura Esquivel, Arau’s seductive, delicious, and enormously charming film is a work of hot-and-heavy magical realism set in a Mexican town circa 1910, where young lovers Tita and Pedro (Lumi Cavazos and Marco Leonardi) have been forbidden to marry, leading to smoldering unfulfilled desire and inexplicable goings-on in Tita’s kitchen. One of the first outings for future legend Emmanuel Lubezki, sharing cinematography duties with Steven Bernstein, and an irresistible paean to the appetites for both food and sex. “Gains the poignancy of an old story that is already over, so that the romance takes on a kind of grandeur.”—Roger Ebert