Thursday, August 16, 2018

Icarus Films at 40 at the Metrograph

50+ Films from the Wildly Influential Distributor Include Films by
Chantal Akerman, Patricio Guzmán, Chris Marker, Madeline Anderson,
Shôhei Imamura, Robert Kramer, Peter Watkins, and more!
In the summer of 1978, Ilan Ziv, fresh off his work helping to organize the first "Middle East Film Festival" in the United States, found himself in possession of a collection of little-seen films and of a passion to expose US audiences to the different points of view that they represented. Towards that end he created the distribution company Icarus Films, helmed since 1980 by Jonathan Miller.

Now, forty years on, Icarus Films remains committed to the founders’ pluralistic, embracing vision of cinema, championing socially and artistically significant films that give voice to marginalized communities and express a vital, dissident version of history that’s not always written by the winners. BeginningSeptember 14 and continuing through October, Metrograph celebrates Icarus Films’ milestone birthday with a program of landmark films from South America, Africa, Europe, and points beyond, a program that includes crucial works by Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, and the other epochal artists they've represented through the years.
From The East (Chantal Akerman/1993)
South (Chantal Akerman/1999)
From The Other Side (Chantal Akerman/2002)
The Nine Muses (John Akomfrah/2010)
Integration Report 1 (Madeline Anderson/1960)
I Am Somebody (Madeline Anderson/1970)
The Ister (David Barison & Daniel Ross/2004)
Bitter Money (Wang Bing/2016)
Ben Barka: The Moroccan Equation (Simone Bitton/2002)
Matamata And Pilipili (Tristan Bourland/1996)
Let The Church Say Amen! (St. Clair Bourne/1973)
Drowning By Bullets (Philip Brooks & Alan Hayling/1992)
Kuxa Kanema: The Birth Of Cinema (Margarida Cardoso/2003)
Pierre Bourdieu: Sociology Is A Martial Art (Pierre Carles/2001)
In The Name Of The People (Frank Christopher & Alex Drehsler/1984)
Edward Said: The Last Interview (Mike Dibb/2004)
Last Grave At Dimbaza (Chris Curling & Pascoe Macfarlane/1974)

End Of The Dialogue (Antonia Caccia, Chris Curling, Simon Louvish, Nana Mahomo, Vus Make & Rakhetla Tsehlana/1970)
Our Daily Bread
 (Nikolaus Geyrhalter/2005)
The Way Things Go
 (Peter Fischli & David Weiss/1987)
Fundi: The Story Of Ella Baker
 (Joanne Grant/1981)
Casting The First Stone
 (Julie Gustafson/1991)
The Battle Of Chile, Parts I-III (Patricio Guzmán/1975-79)
Nostalgia For The Light
 (Patricio Guzmán/2010)
Devils Don't Dream!
 (Andreas Hoessli/1995)

 (Heddy Honigmann/2006)
A Man Vanishes
 (Shôhei Imamura/1967)
Karayuki-San, The Making Of A Prostitute (Shôhei Imamura/1975)
 (Liu Jiayin/2005)
Time Of The Locust
 (Peter Gessner/1966)
Finally Got The News
 (Stewart Bird, Rene Lichtman, & Peter Gessner/1970)
FALN (Peter Gessner & Robert Kramer/1965)

 (John Douglas & Robert Kramer/1975)
Rocky Road To Dublin
 (Peter Lennon/1967)
The Making Of 'Rocky Road To Dublin' (Paul Duane/2004)
Taking Back Detroit
  (Stephen Lighthill/1980)
Marcel Ophüls And Jean-Luc Godard:
The Meeting In St. Gervais (Frederic Choffat & Vincent Lowy/2010)
The Patriot Game
 (Arthur MacCaig/1979)
The Jackets Green
 (Arthur MacCaig/1988)
Le Joli Mai
 (Pierre Lhomme & Chris Marker/1963)

A Grin Without A Cat (Chris Marker/1977)
Remembrance Of Things To Come (Yannick Bellon & Chris Marker/2001)
Mobutu, King Of Zaire (Thierry Michel/1999)
 (Bill Morrison/2002)
Hotel Terminus
 (Marcel Ophüls/1988)
Chronicle Of A Genocide Foretold (Danièle Lacourse & Yvan Patry/1996)
Profit And Nothing But!
 (Raoul Peck/2001)
Moi, Un Noir
 (Jean Rouch/1958)
The Human Pyramid
 (Jean Rouch/1961)
Investigation Of A Flame
 (Lynne Sachs/2003)

Tosca's Kiss
 (Daniel Schmid/1984)
Cul De Sac: A Suburban War Story (Garrett Scott/2002)
La Commune (Paris, 1871)
 (Peter Watkins/2000)
An Injury To One
 (Travis Wilkerson/2002)
People Power
 (Ilan Ziv/1989)
The Junction
 (Ilan Ziv/2003)
Far From Vietnam (Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker, and Alain Resnais/1967)

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