Revival Series

Each week repertory films will be presented on 35mm prints and DCP in The Charles’ original 362 seat theatre. There are three showings of a movie each week.

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Bend of the River (Revival) Saturday, June 26
Sisters with Transistors (Revival) Thursday, July 1
La Piscine (Revival) Saturday, July 3
The Naked City (Revival) Saturday, July 10
Stroszek (Revival) Saturday, July 17
Rear Window (Revival) Saturday, July 24
Mirror (Revival) Saturday, July 31
Juliet of the Spirits (Revival) Saturday, August 7
Persona (Revival) Saturday, August 14
Street of Shame (Revival) Saturday, August 21
Chungking Express (Revival) Saturday, August 28
La Strada (Revival) Saturday, September 4

Bend of the River (Revival)

"A sensational Anthony Mann western (1952), also known as Where the River Bends, starring James Stewart and Arthur Kennedy as rough-and-tumble men in Oregon in the 1840s. With Rock Hudson in a small role and Julia Adams. Recommended for Mann's relentless psychological intensity and his smooth way with action in an epic setting." more »

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Sisters with Transistors (Revival)

Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s superb Sisters with Transistors showcases the music of and rare interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy more »

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La Piscine (Revival)

Famous in its day for reuniting real-life former lovers Alain Delon and Romy Schneider on-screen, this forgotten 1968 psychological thriller by Jacques Deray deserves to be rediscovered for its darkly sensual story. Delon plays Jean-Paul, an out-of-work writer shacked up with Marianne (Schneider) at her pastoral villa on the sun more »

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The Naked City (Revival)

The mother of all Law & Orders, Jules Dassin’s noir birthed the modern police procedural. A young woman winds up dead in her Manhattan apartment. A pair of NYPD detectives (Barry Fitzgerald and Don Taylor) catch the case, but find precious few clues. Dassin’s camera tails them through the real streets of New York (a radical gamb more »

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Stroszek (Revival)

Werner Herzog’s American dream. Addled street performer Stroszek (Bruno S. in a semiautobiographical role) emerges from prison and hooks up with a Berlin sex worker (Eva Mattes) who’s having no better luck in life than he is. Seeking a new start, they set off for the promised land—the bleak rural Wisconsin that Ed Gein made famo more »

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Rear Window (Revival)

Don’t be surprised if, in another decade or three, Rear Window doesn’t overtake Vertigo as official apex Hitchcock. It, too, has Jimmy Stewart playing against typecasting as an obsessive creep, this time a photographer confined to a wheelchair in front of the title aperture. It, too, has a deadly mystery at its heart, and a gorg more »

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Mirror (Revival)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s most personal film is also his most inscrutable, and maybe his greatest. Mirror mirrors many aspects of and incidents in the director’s own life—a woman (Margarita Terekhova) based on his mother gets a lot of screen time, and the poems heard in voiceover were written and read by the director’s father. It’s plo more »

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Juliet of the Spirits (Revival)

Fellini followed his phantasmagoric masterpiece 8 ½ in maybe the only way he possibly could have—by making his first color feature. Masina plays Juliet, the middle-aging wife of an affluent businessman (Mario Pisu), whom she suspects is cheating on her. Her inane circle of family, friends, and neighbors is no help, and soon drea more »

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Persona (Revival)

Like many of Ingmar Bergman’s films, Persona carries a reputation for “arty” impenetrability that belies its abundant cinematic pleasures. For all its dream sequences and fourth-wall ruptures, it’s also a sublime four-hander as a famous actress fallen mute (Liv Ullmann) and her nervously chatty nurse (Bibi Andersson) find their more »

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Street of Shame (Revival)

The great Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu, Sansho the Bailiff) ended his career with a little-seen drama about the lives of sex workers in modern-day Tokyo. “Dreamland” is a legal brothel, but the Japanese government is considering outlawing prostitution, forcing the women who work there (Michiyo Kogure, Machiko Kyô, Ayako Wakao, Aiko M more »

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Chungking Express (Revival)

This is where it all came together for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai. The jumble of elements he’d arranged and rearranged for his first two features—aimless young men, competing love interests, lovelorn cops, a desultory crime plot, well-placed pop songs—took flight in this effervescent indie romance. The crowded streets of wor more »

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La Strada (Revival)

Fellini’s international breakthrough balanced the grit of Italian neorealism with the elemental simplicity of a fairytale or fable. A brutish carnival strongman (Anthony Quinn) dragoons an innocent waif (Fellini’s gamine wife and muse Giulietta Masina) into becoming his assistant/drudge, mistreating her terribly but never quite more »

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