The Quad salutes the incomparable Daniel Day-Lewis with a retrospective in anticipation of his new (and self-declared final) starring role in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. With 14 films (12 on 35mm) including The Age of Innocence, My Beautiful Laundrette, There Will Be Blood and more!
On Friday, March 7th, 1986, Manhattan moviegoers opened up newspapers to find glowing reviews and ads for two new films opening that day, My Beautiful Laundrette and A Room with a View. Double takes ensued, for both starred the then-unknown Daniel Day-Lewis—in utterly different guises. Who was this protean talent, this must-see, this one to watch? His lineage indicated a genetic predisposition towards artistic accomplishment; he is the son of Cecil Day-Lewis, Poet Laureate of England, and Jill Balcon, daughter of Ealing Studios mogul Sir Michael Balcon. But Daniel Day-Lewis has made his own name, flooring audiences and critics with his ability to meticulously root characters in a multitude of eras and locales. Revered by his peers and fellow actors, he has earned a record three Best Actor Academy Awards. On the occasion of a long-awaited new starring role for the actor with the Christmas Day release of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1950s UK-set Phantom Thread—which Day-Lewis has stated will mark his screen farewell—we offer up a holiday bounty of his films.
The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese, 1993, 35mm
The Bounty Roger Donaldson, 1984, 35mm
The Boxer Jim Sheridan, 1997, 35mm
The Crucible Nicholas Hytner, 1996, 35mm
In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan, 1993, 35mm
The Last of the Mohicans Michael Mann, 1992, 35mm
Lincoln Steven Spielberg, 2012, DCP
My Beautiful Laundrette Stephen Frears, 1985, 35mm
My Left Foot Jim Sheridan, 1989, 35mm
A Room with a View James Ivory, 1985, DCP
Stars & Bars Pat O’Connor, 1988, 35mm
Sunday, Bloody Sunday John Schlesinger, 1971, DCP
There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007, 35mm
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Philip Kaufman, 1988, 35mm