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Watson and the Shark John Singleton Copley
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Watson and the Shark (46.310) — John Singleton Copley

THE STORY OF FILM, PARTS 13, 14 AND 15

Saturday, November 17, 2012

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

Few saw it coming, but cinema around the world in the 90s entered a golden age. The story starts in Iran, where we meet Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), who rethought movie making and made it more real. Then we meet Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo, the Iron Man), who laid the ground for the bold new Japanese horror cinema. From Tokyo, the story moves to Paris where Claire Denis (Beau Travail) talks exclusively about her work, and then to Mexico with the blossoming of its new films. Meanwhile, we examine what was new in Tarantino’s dialogue and the edge of the Coen brothers. The writer of Robocop and Starship Troopers talks about their irony, while in in Australia, Baz Luhrmann talks about Moulin Rouge, plunging us into the digital world to see how it changed the movies forever. David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive became one of the most complex dream films ever made, and Inception turned film itself into a game. In Moscow, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) talks about his innovative films and leads us to a surprise: The Story of Film ends by going beyond the present, to glimpse the films of the future. (180 min.)

November 17 at 3:00 PM

Admission to all showings in the Story of Film series is free to DIA members. Please show your membership card to the ticket taker to gain admittance.