Monday, August 26, 2019

Big Screen Beauties

Every year the New York Film Festival has two sidebars to the main festival, one called "Retrospective" where they screen some older films connected by some theme of their choosing, and another called "Revivals" where they screen new restorations of classics. Basically it's all just the world's best excuse to watch some great films from the past on one of the greatest screens in the world. Well this year's batch of movies is beyond, just beyond, if you ask me. The "Retrospective" series is highlighting the great cinematographers, and as such they'll be screening masterpieces like Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven, John M. Stahl's Leave Her To Heaven, Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and my beloved Street Angel from director Frank Borzage, starring my beloved Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor.

Those are just a few of the titles -- see the whole list here. The Street Angel print they're showing is a brand new 4K restoration, and speaking of, you can also see all of the restored films that NYFF is screening for their "Revivals" series at the above link, a list which includes Bunuel's breathtaking L'age d'or, William Wyler's glorious Dodsworth, and Valerio Zurlini's Le Professeur with Alain Delon...

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