Sound As Vision [EXPEDITION CONTENT]

Expedition Content

Rating *** A must-see

Directed by Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati

“Imageless” films — which both exist in defiance of and in tandem with their more traditional, camera-photographed cousins — have established a small but notable lineage, and not even exclusively in the realm of the avant-garde. Derek Jarman’s landmark Blue (1993) is probably the most beloved example, with the sole image of International Klein Blue representing its ailing director’s eyesight. Anthology Film Archives is currently running a series which highlights such works, including Movies for the Blind, Volume 2 (1999, Jeff Perkins) and The Disappeared (2018, Gilad Baram & Adam Kaplan); to this series could also be added the borderline case of James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s The Republic (2017), which very slowly shifts from a black screen to a white screen, and João César Monteiro’s Branca de Neve/Snow White (2000), which, partly owing to unspecified filming difficulties, takes place almost entirely in voiceover save for interspersed shots of clouds.

Especially for the examples from before the past decade, however, there is the question of what “imageless” truly means, on the most basic level of form and experience. Even in something like Blue, there is, or at least was, still the sensation of watching a series of projected images on multiple reels, and the inevitable print alterations that occur as a print is run through various projectors over and over. In the present digital configuration, the black “leader” is still a projected image of sorts, as film grain-less as it may be, and the lack of an image may (and perhaps should) cause the viewer’s eyes to wander more towards fellow audience members, emergency exit lights, and the like. “Imageless” films can thus cause an even more interactive experience, without even getting into the sonic possibilities and thematic resonances that each of the above examples invoke.

Into this heady mix of films steps Expedition Content, the first significant salvo in a few years from the esteemed Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, and appropriately credited as being “composed by” Ernst Karel and Veronika Kusumaryati. The choice to craft an “imageless” film may seem especially strange from the SEL, considering that their films have yielded some of the most beguiling visual textures of the century, from the rich 16mm of Manakamana to the wild digital experimentation of Sweetgrass and Leviathan. But Karel — who has sound edited and mixed not only the above films but also for the SEL at large, along with films by Anocha Suwichakornpong, Luke Fowler, Trương Minh Quỳ, and Ben Rivers among many others — and Kusumaryati — a Harvard University Film Study Center fellow — both making their feature directorial debuts, are after something different, and not only because of the near-total lack of conventional image.

For Expedition Content is, unlike most SEL films, a found-footage film, or in this instance a found-recording film, editing together and remixing the thirty-seven hours of audiotape recordings made on a 1961 Harvard Peabody Museum anthropological research trip to West Papua among the Hubula (or Dani) people. Among the participants were the filmmaker Robert Gardner, who made the notable ethnographic film Dead Birds (1963) during the expedition, and, of all people, Michael Rockefeller – son of Nelson and great-grandson of John D., who had invested in oil exploration in New Guinea decades prior – who made the recordings and disappeared later that year while attempting to gather artifacts on the island. Aside from a late, brief flash of Gardner’s footage that lasts about a minute and a half, depicting a dark cave interior along with native villagers and a fire, the only images that appear are a few explanatory intertitles and some interpolations of baby blue leader, which are accompanied by a low tone and seem to presage the minimal number of translations of Dani provided; the rest is pure sound collage.

What predominates then, in the deliberate absence of both image and translation, the Western viewer — bearing in mind that, despite Kusumaryati’s own Indonesian background and dissertation focus upon West Papua’s highlanders, Expedition Content is ultimately an American film and very much aware of that fact — is left to focus on audio as its own form of immersion, and upon the role of Rockefeller and his fellow travelers as interlopers. Rockefeller has a very particularly tentative manner of introducing the myriad audio cuts that Karel and Kusumaryati highlight at the beginning of almost every recording, and the initial irritation eventually becomes a structuring device, a purposeful intrusion that often cuts against the supposed naturalness that the researchers are attempting to capture.

At some points, the beauty and power of what is being captured speaks for itself. The rush of a waterfall, the sonorous communal chanting, private singing; an astonishing amount is contained within Expedition Content‘s scant 78 minutes. But by freely moving across all of these privileged captured moments, Karel and Kusumaryati implicitly make the ethnographers themselves the subject; the black screen allows the viewer to focus on the precarious nature of the recording apparatus itself, all blown out audio and faint whispers, something only highlighted by the inclusion of a few crisp modern recordings of the cataloguers of these tapes.

Immediately after the aforementioned film footage, the tensions simmering within Expedition Content come to a head in the longest piece of continual audio recording within the film, though it is unclear whether it was done accidentally by Rockefeller or not. During a ten-minute tape of a drunken birthday celebration, the researchers speak in blaccents; converse about Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, and Oscar Peterson; and speculate about the possibility of copulating with one of the natives. In an additional touch, Karel and Kusumaryati provide subtitles that compel the viewer to stare at and contemplate the true nature of the ethnographers’ interactions with those they purportedly attempt to understand, casting the previous hour’s recordings in a light that had been latent until this moment of nakedness. By using the traditional means of translation as reinforcement, they are examined with the same unrelenting gaze that they themselves deployed elsewhere.

The brilliance of Expedition Content lies, in large part, in its ability to be so direct, so unflinching in its perspective, while also seemingly refracting its observations through the plethora of direct field recordings. If the opening and ending intertitles confront the political and ethnic issues in a manner uncommon for the SEL — the former implicitly links the expedition with Attica via Nelson Rockefeller, the latter raises the United States and Nations’ ongoing support of the brutal Indonesian colonization of West Papua — that sentiment is bolstered and transmuted by the contemplation that is engendered by the uncommon aesthetic experience. In the same way that, say, Leviathan‘s elemental torrent or Manakamana‘s durational interconnectedness arise moment to moment, Karel and Kusumaryati’s ultimately defiant aims exist within the gap between the researcher’s perspective and the previously undisturbed world, a distinction that becomes only more glaring with each fumbled appellation, each interrupting utterance.

2021 ICS Awards

Best Picture

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World
  3. Memoria
  4. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  5. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  6. West Side Story
  7. A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
  8. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  9. In Front of Your Face
  10. Annette

Best Director

  1. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria
  2. Hamaguchi Ryūsuke, Drive My Car
  3. Alexandre Koberidze, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  4. Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
  5. Leos Carax, Annette

Best Actor

  1. Nishijima Hidetoshi, Drive My Car
  2. Adam Driver, Annette
  3. Vincent Lindon, Titane
  4. Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
  5. Avshalom Pollak, Ahed’s Knee

Best Actress

  1. Tilda Swinton, Memoria
  2. Miura Tōko, Drive My Car
  3. Léa Seydoux, France
  4. Lee Hye-young, In Front of Your Face
  5. Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Elkín Diaz, Memoria
  2. Okada Masaki, Drive My Car
  3. Mike Faist, West Side Story
  4. Rayan Sarlak, Hit the Road
  5. Simon Helberg, Annette

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Park Yu-rim, Drive My Car
  2. Urabe Fusako, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  3. Kirishima Reika, Drive My Car
  4. Kawai Aoba, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  5. Mori Katsuki, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

Best Ensemble

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  3. Licorice Pizza
  4. The Tragedy of Macbeth
  5. West Side Story

Best Original Screenplay

  1. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  2. In Front of Your Face
  3. Memoria
  4. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  5. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. Drive My Car
  2. Fabian, or Going to the Dogs
  3. West Side Story
  4. Benedetta
  5. The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Film Editing

  1. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  2. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World
  3. The Velvet Underground
  4. Drive My Car
  5. Fabian, or Going to the Dogs

Best Cinematography

  1. Memoria
  2. West Side Story
  3. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  4. The Tragedy of Macbeth
  5. Topology of Sirens

Best Production Design

  1. The Tragedy of Macbeth
  2. The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun
  3. West Side Story
  4. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  5. Memoria

Best Score

  1. Drive My Car
  2. What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?
  3. The Witches of the Orient
  4. Annette
  5. El Gran Movimiento

Best Animated Picture

  1. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Best Documentary

  1. Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World
  2. A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
  3. Procession
  4. The Velvet Underground
  5. The Witches of the Orient

Best Sound Design

  1. Memoria
  2. The Velvet Underground
  3. West Side Story
  4. Topology of Sirens
  5. Annette

Best Debut Feature

  1. Topology of Sirens
  2. Pebbles
  3. Hit the Road
  4. El Planeta

Best Breakthrough Performance

  1. Rayan Sarlak, Hit the Road
  2. Devyn McDowell, Annette
  3. Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
  4. Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
  5. Karuththadaiyaan, Pebbles

January 2022 Capsules

In the Mood for Love [rewatch]
While it serves different purposes in different films, Wong’s voiceover has always been central as another layer in his characters’ and cinema’s means of expression. But while there are numerous phone conversations that hang over the film’s images, In the Mood for Love only contains two lines of true voiceover. They both come from Cheung, immediately after she and Leung realize they both know the secret that initially unites, then ultimately divides them: “I thought I was the only one that knew,” then “I wonder how it started,” both laid over a distant, hazy shot of the two of them walking away together.

Wong then cuts to black, then to what appears to be an innocent conversation, then an alarming upsetting of propriety, then a tentative and tortured reenactment. If cinema can be said to embody mindsets, to flesh out characters, then this may be among the greatest of examples: the decision to go down this path is not made on screen, but it is embodied in that brief strip of black leader, that ambiguous space between thought and action, made in an instant that haunts and grows in the mind.

Lincoln [rewatch]
Ten years and the nakedly obvious upheaval therein may have actually improved the fundamental politics of this, at least from my perspective. In the Obama era, Lincoln’s steadfast commitment to his principles could be seen as timely, a friendly reminder from an icon to continue the good work. Now, it’s the actual machinations that resonate; in a way it has matured, or perhaps its outlook has curdled, like some of the greatest historical films; it has come to take on the politics of its time, which is as much a testament to the unchanging undercurrents of America as it is to the total inhabitation from all here.

2022 First Watches

Renewed Appreciation: Lincoln, Only Yesterday, Videodrome, Right Now, Wrong Then, Spirited Away, Tropical Malady, Remember My Name, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Last of the Mohicans, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, In Another Country, Yourself and Yours, Rio Bravo, Oki’s Movie, Grass, On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate, Blissfully Yours, Like You Know It All, The Big Sleep, Hard-Boiled, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, The Woman Who Ran, Wild at Heart, The Day After, An Elephant Sitting Still, Hahaha, Destroy, She Said, Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Night and Day, The Day He Arrives, Seven Samurai, In the Mood for Love, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Our Sunhi, Tale of Cinema, Hill of Freedom, Claire’s Camera, Sign “O” the Times

Shorts: Dog Star Man, “earthearthearth,” “Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome,” “Ein Bild,” “Spectrum Reverse Spectrum,” “La bouche,” “Single Stream,” “Ode to Seekers 2012,” “Kicking the Clouds,” “Impersonator,” “Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola,” “China Girls,” “A wild patience has taken me here,” “Releasing Human Energies,” “Soft Animals,” “JG,” “Starfuckers,” “The Headhunter’s Daughter”

  1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks) [April]
  2. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls) [January]
  3. The Heiress (1949, William Wyler) [April]
  4. Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-hsien) [June]
  5. Once Upon a Time in China (1991, Tsui Hark) [February]
  6. The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  7. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) [February]
  8. Tree of Knowledge (1981, Nils Malmros) [February]
  9. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter) [April]
  10. The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson) [June]
  11. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992, Tsui Hark) [February]
  12. Avanti! (1972, Billy Wilder) [February]
  13. Amanda (2018, Mikhaël Hers) [January]
  14. Pom Poko (1994, Takahata Isao) [March]
  15. Il buco (2021, Michelangelo Frammartino) [May]
  16. Section 1 (2022, Jon Bois) [June]
  17. Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  18. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999, Takahata Isao) [February]
  19. Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) [May]
  20. World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [June]
  21. Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) [January]
  22. The City Below (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  23. Marie Antoinette (2006, Francis Ford Coppola) [March]
  24. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) [January]
  25. Tatort: Frau Bu lacht (1995, Dominik Graf) [February]
  26. A New Old Play (2021, Qiu Jiongjiong) [March]
  27. Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (2011, Christian Petzold) [February]
  28. RRR (2022, S. S. Rajamouli) [March]
  29. Hush! (2002, Hashiguchi Ryōsuke) [April]
  30. Equation to an Unknown (1980, Dietrich de Velsa) [January]
  31. ★ (2017, Johann Lurf) [February]
  32. Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (2011, Dominik Graf) [February]
  33. The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher) [April]
  34. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman) [February]
  35. The United States of America (2022, James Benning) [March]
  36. Wing Chun (1994, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  37. Crimes of the Future (2022, David Cronenberg) [June]
  38. La Vie des morts (1991, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  39. Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  40. Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt) [January]
  41. Die Katze (1988, Dominik Graf) [February]
  42. The August Virgin (2019, Jonás Trueba) [February]
  43. Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey) [April]
  44. Medea (2021, Alexander Zeldovich) [March]
  45. The Friends of the Friends (2002, Dominik Graf) [February]
  46. The Cathedral (2021, Ricky D’Ambrose) [January]
  47. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  48. Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) [June]
  49. The Sacred Spirit (2021, Chema García Ibarra) [March]
  50. Haruhara-san’s Recorder (2021, Sugita Kyoshi) [February]
  51. The Invincibles (1994, Dominik Graf) [February]
  52. Benediction (2021, Terence Davies) [February]
  53. Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) [January]
  54. Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo) [May]
  55. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak) [April]
  56. Onoda (2021, Arthur Harari) [February]
  57. Le Navire Night (1979, Marguerite Duras) [March]
  58. Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022, Sierra Pettengill) [January]
  59. Virgin Blue (2021, Niu Xiaoyu) [March]
  60. Drunken Angel (1948, Kurosawa Akira) [March]
  61. FIRST TIME [The Time for All But Sunset – VIOLET] (2021, Nicolaas Schmidt) [March]
  62. Tai-Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo-ping) [March]
  63. Polizeiruf 110: Smoke on the Water (2014, Dominik Graf) [February]
  64. Gummo (1997, Harmony Korine) [January]
  65. A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021, Payal Kapadia) [February]
  66. Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon) [May]
  67. The Women (1939, George Cukor) [April]
  68. Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) [January]
  69. Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) [March]
  70. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021, Edwin) [March]
  71. Arrebato (1979, Iván Zulueta) [January]
  72. Deception (2021, Arnaud Desplechin) [March]
  73. True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) [February]
  74. Rampart (2021, Marko Grba Singh) [March]
  75. Our Eternal Summer (2021, Émilie Aussel) [March]
  76. Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965, Doris Wishman) [March]
  77. Petite conversation familiale (2000, Hélène Lapiower) [March]
  78. The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola) [March]
  79. Will-o’-the-Wisp (2022, João Pedro Rodrigues) [May]
  80. Belle (2021, Hosoda Mamoru) [March]
  81. Ambulance (2022, Michael Bay) [April]
  82. Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva) [March]
  83. Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Joseph Kosinski) [June]
  84. A Human Position (2022, Anders Emblem) [January]
  85. Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy) [January]
  86. Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Eugene Yi & Julie Ha) [January]
  87. Singing in the Wilderness (2021, Chen Dongnan) [April]
  88. Every Day in Kaimukī (2022, Alika Tengan) [January]
  89. Wet Sand (2021, Elene Naveriani) [March]
  90. Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) [February]
  91. Mija (2022, Isabel Castro) [January]
  92. Play It As It Lays (1972, Frank Perry) [June]
  93. From the Planet of the Humans (2021, Giovanni Cioni) [March]
  94. Werewolf (2016, Ashley McKenzie) [February]
  95. The City and the City (2022, Christos Passalis & Syllas Tzoumerkas) [April]
  96. Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011, Christoph Hochhäusler) [February]
  97. Something in the Dirt (2022, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) [January]
  98. Dear Mr. Brody (2021, Keith Maitland) [March]
  99. A Love Song (2022, Max Walker-Silverman) [January]
  100. The Mission (2022, Tania Anderson) [January]
  101. The Exiles (2022, Violet Columbus & Ben Klein) [January]
  102. Framing Agnes (2022, Chase Joynt) [January]
  103. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2002, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) [April]
  104. Spencer (2021, Pablo Larraín) [February]

2022 Omnibus Log

001. Amanda (2018, Mikhaël Hers^) Laptop, File 01 Jan – 8.0
t001. +Day 1: 8:00am-9:00am (2002, 24) Monitor, File 07 Jan
t002. +Day 1: 9:00am-10:00am (2002, 24) Monitor, File 07 Jan
002. +What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) Monitor, File 08 Jan – 7.9 [same]
s001. Get Lost! Little Doggy (1964, Sid Marcus) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 11 Jan – 4.8
003. +In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 11 Jan – 9.5 [up from 9.4]
004. Gummo (1997, Harmony Korine) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 12 Jan – 7.0
s002. Single Stream (2014, Paweł Wojtasik & Toby Kim Lee & Ernst Karel) Lumiere Music Hall/Acropolis Cinema, DCP (Friend) 14 Jan – 6.6
005. Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel^ & Veronika Kusumaryati^) Lumiere Music Hall/Acropolis Cinema, DCP (Friend) 14 Jan – 6.9
006. Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) Aero Theatre, 70mm 14 Jan – 7.7
007. Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt^) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friend) 15 Jan – 7.3
008. Arrebato (1979, Iván Zulueta^) New Beverly, 35mm 19 Jan – 6.9
009. +Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg) New Beverly, 35mm 19 Jan – 7.7 [up from 6.8]
t003. +Day 1: 10:00am-11:00am (2002, 24) Monitor, File 20 Jan
010. +Lincoln (2012, Steven Spielberg) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friend) 20 Jan – 7.8 [up from 5.4]
t004. +Day 1: 11:00am-12:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 21 Jan
011. The Exiles (2022, Violet Columbus^ & Ben Klein^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 21 Jan – 4.9
012. Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 21 Jan – 6.3
013. Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) Lumiere Music Hall, 35mm (Friend, Director Q&A) 21 Jan – 7.1
014. A Love Song (2022, Max Walker-Silverman^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 24 Jan – 5.3
015. The Mission (2022, Tania Anderson^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 24 Jan – 4.9
016. Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022, Sierra Pettengill^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 24 Jan – 7.1
017. Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Eugene Yi^ & Julie Ha^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 24 Jan – 6.2
018. Mija (2022, Isabel Castro^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 25 Jan – 5.9
019. The Cathedral (2021, Ricky D’Ambrose) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 25 Jan – 7.2
020. Framing Agnes (2022, Chase Joynt^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 26 Jan – 4.7
021. Something in the Dirt (2022, Justin Benson^ & Aaron Moorhead^) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 27 Jan – 5.5
p001. ®Three Minutes – A Lengthening (2021, Bianca Stigter) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 27 Jan
s003. Soft Animals (2021, Renee Zhan) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.1
s004. Starfuckers (2022, Antonio Marziale) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.0
s005. Kicking the Clouds (2021, Sky Hopinka) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.3
s006. The Headhunter’s Daughter (2022, Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.0
s007. A wild patience has taken me here (2021, Érica Sarmet) Monitor, Online Platform [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.2
022. Every Day in Kaimukī (2022, Alika Tengan^) Monitor, Screener [Sundance] 28 Jan – 6.1
023. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) Landmark Nuart, 35mm 29 Jan – 7.7
s008. A Corny Concerto (1943, Bob Clampett) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 30 Jan – 5.9
024. +Sign “O” the Times (1987, Prince) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 29 Jan – 7.1 [up from 6.9]
025. Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 30 Jan – 9.0
026. A Human Position (2022, Anders Emblem†) Monitor, Screener 31 Jan – 6.3
s009. Erection (1981, Guido Manuli) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 31 Jan – 5.4
027. Equation to an Unknown (1980, Dietrich de Velsa^) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 31 Jan – 7.5
028. The August Virgin (2019, Jonás Trueba^) Monitor, File 01 Feb – 7.3
029. Benediction (2021, Terence Davies) Monitor, File 02 Feb – 7.1
030. Haruhara-san’s Recorder (2021, Sugita Kyoshi^) Monitor, Screener 02 Feb – 7.2
031. Spencer (2021, Pablo Larraín) Monitor, File 03 Feb – 4.6
032. Onoda (2021, Arthur Harari^) Monitor, Screener 03 Feb – 7.1
033. Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) Monitor, Screener 04 Feb – 7.8
034. +Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee) Academy Museum, 35mm 04 Feb – 9.0 [late; up from 8.8]
035. Die Katze (1988, Dominik Graf*) Laptop, File 05 Feb – 7.3
036. +Only Yesterday (1991, Takahata Isao) Academy Museum, 35mm 05 Feb – 7.8 [up from 6.2]
037. The Invincibles (1994, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 06 Feb – 7.1
038. Tatort: Frau Bu lacht (1995, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 06 Feb – 7.7
039. The Friends of the Friends (2002, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 07 Feb – 7.2
040. Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (2011, Christian Petzold*) Monitor, File 07 Feb – 7.6
041. Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 07 Feb – 7.3
042. Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (2011, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 08 Feb – 7.4
043. Polizeiruf 110: Smoke on the Water (2014, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 08 Feb – 7.0
044. +Fabian, or Going to the Dogs (2021, Dominik Graf*) Monitor, File 08 Feb – 7.1 [same]
045. The City Below (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler^*) Monitor, File 09 Feb – 7.7
046. Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011, Christoph Hochhäusler*) Monitor, File 09 Feb – 5.6
047. My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999, Takahata Isao) Academy Museum, 35mm (Friend) 12 Feb – 7.7
048. True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) New Beverly, 35mm 16 Feb – 6.7
049. +Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch) New Beverly, 35mm 16 Feb – 7.8 [up from 7.7]
050. Werewolf (2016, Ashley McKenzie^) Monitor, File 17 Feb – 5.7
t005. +Day 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 17 Jan
051. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie†) Monitor, Screener 17 Feb – 7.2
t006. +Day 1: 1:00pm-2:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 18 Jan
052. A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021, Payal Kapadia^) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Volunteer) 18 Feb – 7.0
053. Tree of Knowledge (1981, Nils Malmros^) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, File (Friends) 20 Feb – 8.2
054. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) Academy Museum, 35mm (Friend) 21 Feb – 8.6 [slight]
055. Avanti! (1972, Billy Wilder) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 22 Feb – 8.0
056. Once Upon a Time in China (1991, Tsui Hark) Monitor, Blu-ray 23 Feb – 8.6
057. Once Upon a Time in China II (1992, Tsui Hark) Monitor, Blu-ray 24 Feb – 8.1
058. +The Last of the Mohicans (1992, Michael Mann) New Beverly, 35mm 25 Feb – 7.6 [up from 7.3]
s010. Pancho’s Hideaway (1964, Friz Freleng) New Beverly, 35mm 25 Feb – 5.5
059. Point Blank (1967, John Boorman^) New Beverly, 35mm 25 Feb – 7.4
060. Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) New Beverly, 35mm 25 Feb – 6.1
061. ★ [Version 2022] (2017, Johann Lurf^) Academy Museum, DCP (Friend, Director Q&A) 26 Feb – 7.5
062. +Destroy, She Said (1969, Marguerite Duras) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friends) 01 Mar – 7.4 [slight; up from 7.2]
t007. +Day 1: 2:00pm-3:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 02 Mar
t008. +Day 1: 3:00pm-4:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 02 Mar
063. Dear Mr. Brody (2021, Keith Maitland†) Monitor, Screener 03 Mar – 5.5
064. La Vie des morts (1991, Arnaud Desplechin) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, File (Friend, Director Q&A) 03 Mar – 7.3
065. Petite conversation familiale (2000, Hélène Lapiower^) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, File (Friend, Programmer Q&A) 03 Mar – 6.5
066. Deception (2021, Arnaud Desplechin) Lumiere Music Hall/Mezzanine, File (Friends, Director Q&A) 04 Mar – 6.7
067. +Spirited Away (2001, Miyazaki Hayao) New Beverly, 35mm 05 Mar – 8.9 [up from ~8.1]
068. The United States of America (2022, James Benning) UCLA Wilder Theater, DCP (Director Q&A) 06 Mar – 7.4 [intermittent]
069. +The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 07 Mar – 7.1 [same]
s011. The Crunch Bird (1971, Ted Petok) New Beverly, 35mm 07 Mar – 5.3
070. Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965, Doris Wishman^) New Beverly, 35mm 07 Mar – 6.6
071. +Le Camion (1977, Marguerite Duras) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friends) 08 Mar – 7.3 [intermittent; up from 7.2]
072. +The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 09 Mar – 7.2 [same]
073. +My Blueberry Nights (2007, Wong Kar-wai) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friends) 09 Mar – 7.2 [same]
074. +Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais) Monitor, Blu-ray 10 Mar – 9.1 [same]
075. Pom Poko (1994, Takahata Isao) Academy Museum, 35mm 10 Mar – 8.0
s012. The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962, Gene Deitch) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 11 Mar – 5.1
076. Tai-Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo-ping) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 11 Mar – 7.0
077. Wing Chun (1994, Yuen Woo-ping) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 11 Mar – 7.3
078. Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva^) Lumiere Music Hall/Acropolis Cinema, 35mm (Friends) 12 Mar – 6.4 [slight]
079. +Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch) Aero Theatre, 35mm 13 Mar – 9.8 [same]
080. +Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder) Aero Theatre, 35mm 13 Mar – 7.2 [down from 8.3]
081. Le Navire Night (1979, Marguerite Duras) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 15 Mar – 7.1
082. +Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman) New Beverly, 35mm 16 Mar – 8.8 [slight; same]
083. Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021, Edwin^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer, Friend) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 17 Mar – 6.9
084. Virgin Blue (2021, Niu Xiaoyu^†) Monitor, Screener 18 Mar – 7.1
085. FIRST TIME [The Time for All But Sunset – VIOLET] (2021, Nicolaas Schmidt^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer, Friends) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 18 Mar – 7.0 [intermittent]
086. +Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 18 Mar – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
087. Our Eternal Summer (2021, Émilie Aussel^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 19 Mar – 6.6
088. From the Planet of the Humans (2021, Giovanni Cioni^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 19 Mar – 5.8 [slight]
089. A New Old Play (2021, Qiu Jiongjiong^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 19 Mar – 7.7
090. The Sacred Spirit (2021, Chema García Ibarra^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer, Friend) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 19 Mar – 7.2
091. Rampart (2021, Marko Grba Singh^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 20 Mar – 6.6 [slight]
092. Wet Sand (2021, Elene Naveriani^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 20 Mar – 6.1
093. Medea (2021, Alexander Zeldovich^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 20 Mar – 7.2
094. Belle (2021, Hosoda Mamoru^) 2220 Arts + Archives, File (Volunteer, Friends) [Locarno in Los Angeles] 20 Mar – 6.4
095. +On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 21 Mar – 7.7 [up from 7.3]
096. +India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 22 Mar – 8.8 [slight; same]
097. +Nathalie Granger (1972, Marguerite Duras) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm (Friends, Author Reading) 24 Mar – 7.4 [same]
098. RRR (2022, S. S. Rajamouli) Regal Edwards Market Place, DCP 25 Mar – 7.6
099. The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friends) 26 Mar – 8.6
100. Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friends) 26 Mar – 6.9
s013. French Rarebit (1951, Robert McKimson) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 28 Mar – 5.6
101. Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 28 Mar – 7.7
102. The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola) New Beverly, 35mm 28 Mar – 6.5
t009. +Day 1: 4:00pm-6:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 30 Mar
103. Drunken Angel (1948, Kurosawa Akira) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 30 Mar – 7.1
104. +The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 30 Mar – 8.6 [up from 8.2]
t010. +Day 1: 5:00pm-6:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 31 Mar
s014. Ode to Seekers 2012 (2016, Andrew Norman Wilson) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Director Presentation, Friend) 31 Mar – 6.6
s015. The Unthinkable Bygone (2016, Andrew Norman Wilson) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Director Presentation, Friend) 31 Mar – 5.6
s016. Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome (2019, Andrew Norman Wilson) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Director Presentation, Friend) 31 Mar – 7.1
s017. +In the Air Tonight (2020, Andrew Norman Wilson) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Director Presentation, Friend) 31 Mar – 6.2 [up from 5.8]
s018. Impersonator (2021, Andrew Norman Wilson) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Director Presentation, Friend) 31 Mar – 6.3
105. The Women (1939, George Cukor) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm 01 Apr – 7.0
106. Hush! (2001, Hashiguchi Ryōsuke^) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friends) 02 Apr – 7.5
107. The Heiress (1949, William Wyler^) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 03 Apr – 8.8
108. Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey^) Los Feliz 3, 35mm 04 Apr – 7.2
s019. Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola (2019, Andrew Norman Wilson) Monitor, File 05 Apr – 6.4
s020. +Indefinite Pitch (2016, James N. Kienitz Wilkins) Monitor, File 05 Apr – 7.2 [up from 6.6]
109. +Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang) Los Feliz 3, DCP 05 Apr – 9.2 [same]
110. +Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks) New Beverly, 35mm 06 Apr – 9.0 [up from 8.8]
111. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter) New Beverly, 35mm (Producer/Distributor Introduction) 06 Apr – 8.2
112. +Woman Is the Future of Man (2004, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 09 Apr – 7.1 [same]
113. +Hard-Boiled (1992, John Woo) New Beverly, 35mm 09 Apr – 8.7 [up from 8.4]
114. +Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa Akira) Aero Theatre, 35mm 10 Apr – 9.4 [up from 9.2]
115. +Tale of Cinema (2005, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 13 Apr – 7.9 [up from 7.7]
116. The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher^) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Volunteer) 13 Apr – 7.4
t011. +Day 1: 6:00pm-7:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 14 Apr
t012. +Day 1: 7:00pm-8:00pm (2002, 24) Monitor, File 14 Apr
117. The City and the City (2022, Christos Passalis^ & Syllas Tzoumerkas^†) Monitor, Screener 15 Apr – 5.7
118. +My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Miyazaki Hayao) Academy Museum, 35mm 15 Apr – 8.7 [late; same]
119. +Woman on the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 16 Apr – 7.6 [same]
120. Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak^) Monitor, Screener 17 Apr – 7.1
121. Ambulance (2022, Michael Bay) AMC The Grove, DCP 17 Apr – 6.4
122. +Memoria (2021, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Landmark Nuart, 35mm 17 Apr – 8.4 [same]
123. Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) The Landmark, DCP 19 Apr – 4.7
124. +Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Los Feliz 3, File 19 Apr – 7.8 [slight; up from 7.3]
125. Singing in the Wilderness (2021, Chen Dongnan^†) Laptop, Screener 22 Apr – 6.2
s021. China Girls (2006, Michelle Silva) UCLA Wilder Theater, 16mm (Director/Academic Panel) 22 Apr – 6.3
s022. +Standard Gauge (1984, Morgan Fisher) UCLA Wilder Theater, 16mm (Director/Academic Panel) 22 Apr – 8.0 [up from 7.3]
s023. Ein Bild (1983, Harun Farocki) UCLA Wilder Theater, File (Director/Academic Panel) 22 Apr – 7.3
s024. Releasing Human Energies (2012, Mark Toscano) UCLA Wilder Theater, 16mm (Director/Academic Panel) 22 Apr – 6.2
126. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friend) 23 Apr – 9.1
127. +Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Aero Theatre, 35mm (Friends) 24 Apr – 8.7 [up from 8.1]
128. +Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) Aero Theatre, 35mm 24 Apr – 8.6 [slight; up from 8.4]
129. +Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 27 Apr – 8.7 [up from 8.6]
130. +Like You Know It All (2009, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 28 Apr – 7.7 [up from 7.5]
s025. +Lost in the Mountains (2009, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 28 Apr – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
131. +Hahaha (2010, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 29 Apr – 8.0 [up from 7.7]
132. +Oki’s Movie (2010, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 30 Apr – 7.8 [up from 7.6]
133. +The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 01 May – 8.8 [up from 8.6]
s026. +List (2011, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 01 May – 7.6 [up from 7.5]
s027. Jane Brakhage (1975, Barbara Hammer) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 6.0
s028. +Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962, Stan Brakhage) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 7.8 [up from 7.4]
s029. Dog Star Man: Part I (1963, Stan Brakhage) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 7.4
s030. Dog Star Man: Part II (1964, Stan Brakhage) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 7.9
s031. Dog Star Man: Part III (1964, Stan Brakhage) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 7.5
s032. Dog Star Man: Part IV (1964, Stan Brakhage) 2220 Arts + Archives/Mezzanine, 16mm 01 May – 7.7
134. +In Another Country (2012, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 02 May – 7.9 [up from 7.3]
s033. JG (2013, Tacita Dean) Academy Museum, 35mm (Director Q&A) 02 May – 6.2
s034. Spectrum Reverse Spectrum (2014, Margaret Honda) Academy Museum, 70mm (Director Q&A) 02 May – 7.1
s035. earthearthearth (2021, Saïto Daïchi) Academy Museum, 35mm (Director Q&A) 02 May – 7.6
135. +Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 03 May – 7.9 [up from 7.3]
136. +Our Sunhi (2013, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 04 May – 7.6 [up from 7.4]
s036. +50:50 (2013, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, File 04 May – 7.3 [up from 7.0]
137. +Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 05 May – 8.0 [up from 7.7]
138. +Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 06 May – 8.6 [up from 7.8]
139. +Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 07 May – 9.1 [up from 8.8]
140. +Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Miyazaki Hayao) New Beverly, 35mm 08 May – 7.8 [up from 7.3]
141. +On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 08 May – 7.8 [same]
142. +Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 09 May – 7.5 [up from 7.3]
143. +The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 10 May – 7.8 [up from 7.6]
144. +Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 11 May – 8.4 [up from 8.0]
145. Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo^) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema, File (Volunteer) 11 May – 7.1
146. +Hotel by the River (2018, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 12 May – 7.4 [same]
147. +Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) Los Feliz 3, DCP (Friends) 12 May – 9.1 [same]
148. +The Woman Who Ran (2020, Hong Sang-soo*) Monitor, Blu-ray 15 May – 7.8 [up from 7.5]
149. +Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch) 2220 Arts + Archives/Acropolis Cinema/Mezzanine, Blu-ray (Volunteer, Friends) 18 May – 8.8 [same]
150. +Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker) Academy Museum, 35mm (Friends) 19 May – 9.7 [same]
151. +A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg) Academy Museum, 35mm (Friends) 22 May – 8.9 [same]
t013. +Day 1: 8:00pm-9:00pm (2002, 24) Laptop, File 24 May
t014. +Day 1: 9:00pm-10:00pm (2002, 24) Laptop, File 24 May
152. Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon†) Laptop, Screener 25 May – 7.0
153. +The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friends) 25 May – 8.8 [same]
154. +Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) Los Feliz 3, DCP (Friends) 25 May – 7.5 [same]
155. Il buco (2021, Michelangelo Frammartino^) Laemmle Royal, DCP 26 May – 7.8
156. Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) Academy Museum, 35mm 27 May – 7.7 [late]
s037. Wild and Woody! (1948, Dick Lundy) New Beverly, 35mm 27 May – 5.5
157. +No Country for Old Men (2007, Joel & Ethan Coen) New Beverly, 35mm 27 May – 6.8 [same]
158. Will-o’-the-Wisp (2022, João Pedro Rodrigues†) Laptop, Screener 30 May – 6.5
t015. +Day 1: 10:00pm-11:00pm (2002, 24) Laptop, File 31 May
t016. +Day 1: 11:00pm-12:00am (2002, 24) Laptop, File 31 May
t017. To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1 (2013, Attack on Titan) Crunchyroll, Phone (Partner) 02 Jun
159. +An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo) Aero Theatre, DCP (Guest) 04 Jun – 7.7 [up from 7.5]
160. Crimes of the Future (2022, David Cronenberg) AMC Tustin, DCP 05 Jun – 7.3
161. Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-hsien) UCLA Wilder Theater, 35mm (Friends) 05 Jun – 8.7
162. The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson^) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friend) 06 Jun – 8.1
163. +The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan) Los Feliz 3, 35mm (Friend) 06 Jun – 7.7 [same]
164. +Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) New Beverly, 35mm 07 Jun – 8.0 [same]
165. Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) New Beverly, 35mm (Friends) 07 Jun – 7.2
166. Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Joseph Kosinski^) Regal Irvine Spectrum, IMAX DCP 08 Jun – 6.3
167. +Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) New Beverly, 35mm 10 Jun – 8.0 [late; same]
168. +Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 10 Jun – 8.8 [same]
169. +Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick) Laptop, File 13 Jun – 7.5 [down from 8.3]
t017. The Severed Head (2022, Irma Vep) Laptop, File 13 Jun
s038. +Cilaos (2016, Camilo Restrepo) Laptop, File 15 Jun – 6.9 [up from 6.1]
s039. La bouche (2017, Camilo Restrepo) Laptop, File 15 Jun – 6.9
t018. The Ring That Kills (2022, Irma Vep) Laptop, File 20 Jun
170. +Remember My Name (1978, Alan Rudolph) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 23 Jun – 7.6 [up from 6.8]
171. Play It As It Lays (1972, Frank Perry^) New Beverly, 35mm (Friend) 23 Jun – 5.9
172. World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) New Beverly, 35mm 24 Jun – 7.7
173. Section 1 (2022, Jon Bois^) Laptop, YouTube 25 Jun – 7.8

2022 Viewing Log

January
Amanda (2018, Mikhaël Hers) – 8.0
+What Time Is It There? (2001, Tsai Ming-liang) – 7.9 [same]
Get Lost! Little Doggy (1964, Sid Marcus) 35mm
+In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai) 35mm – 9.5 [up from 9.4]
Gummo (1997, Harmony Korine) 35mm – 7.0
Single Stream (2014, Paweł Wojtasik & Toby Kim Lee & Ernst Karel) DP
Expedition Content (2020, Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati) DP – 6.9
Malcolm X (1992, Spike Lee) 70mm – 7.7
Miracle Mile (1988, Steve De Jarnatt) 35mm – 7.3
Arrebato (1979, Iván Zulueta) 35mm – 6.9
+Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg) 35mm – 7.7 [up from 6.8]
+Lincoln (2012, Steven Spielberg) 35mm – 7.8 [up from 5.4]
The Exiles (2022, Violet Columbus & Ben Klein) Sundance – 4.9
Call Jane (2022, Phyllis Nagy) Sundance – 6.3
Red Rocket (2021, Sean Baker) 35mm – 7.1
A Love Song (2022, Max Walker-Silverman) Sundance – 5.3
The Mission (2022, Tania Anderson) Sundance – 4.9
Riotsville, U.S.A. (2022, Sierra Pettengill) Sundance – 7.1
Free Chol Soo Lee (2022, Eugene Yi & Julie Ha) Sundance – 6.2
Mija (2022, Isabel Castro) Sundance – 5.9
The Cathedral (2021, Ricky D’Ambrose) Sundance – 7.2
Framing Agnes (2022, Chase Joynt) Sundance – 4.7
Something in the Dirt (2022, Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead) Sundance – 5.5
Soft Animals (2021, Renee Zhan) Sundance
Starfuckers (2022, Antonio Marziale) Sundance
Kicking the Clouds (2021, Sky Hopinka) Sundance
The Headhunter’s Daughter (2022, Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan) Sundance
A wild patience has taken me here (2021, Érica Sarmet) Sundance
Every Day in Kaimukī (2022, Alika Tengan) Sundance – 6.1
The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola) 35mm – 7.7
A Corny Concerto (1943, Bob Clampett) 35mm
+Sign “O” the Times (1987, Prince) 35mm – 7.1 [up from 6.9]
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948, Max Ophuls) 35mm – 9.0
A Human Position (2022, Anders Emblem) – 6.3
Erection (1981, Guido Manuli) 35mm
Equation to an Unknown (1980, Dietrich de Velsa) 35mm – 7.5

February
The August Virgin (2019, Jonás Trueba) – 7.3
Benediction (2021, Terence Davies) – 7.1
Haruhara-san’s Recorder (2021, Sugita Kyoshi) – 7.2
Spencer (2021, Pablo Larraín) – 4.6
Onoda (2021, Arthur Harari) – 7.1
Who’s Stopping Us (2021, Jonás Trueba) – 7.8
+Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee) 35mm – 9.0 [up from 8.8]
Die Katze (1988, Dominik Graf) – 7.3
+Only Yesterday (1991, Takahata Isao) 35mm – 7.8 [up from 6.2]
The Invincibles (1994, Dominik Graf) – 7.1
Tatort: Frau Bu lacht (1995, Dominik Graf) – 7.7
The Friends of the Friends (2002, Dominik Graf) – 7.2
Dreileben: Beats Being Dead (2011, Christian Petzold) – 7.6
Beloved Sisters (2014, Dominik Graf) – 7.3
Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around (2011, Dominik Graf) – 7.4
Polizeiruf 110: Smoke on the Water (2014, Dominik Graf) – 7.0
+Fabian, or Going to the Dogs (2021, Dominik Graf) – 7.1 [same]
The City Below (2010, Christoph Hochhäusler) – 7.7
Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011, Christoph Hochhäusler) – 5.6
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999, Takahata Isao) 35mm – 7.7
True Romance (1993, Tony Scott) 35mm – 6.7
+Wild at Heart (1990, David Lynch) 35mm – 7.8 [up from 7.7]
Werewolf (2016, Ashley McKenzie) – 5.7
Queens of the Qing Dynasty (2022, Ashley McKenzie) – 7.2
A Night of Knowing Nothing (2021, Payal Kapadia) DP – 7.0
Tree of Knowledge (1981, Nils Malmros) DP – 8.2
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini) 35mm – 8.6
Avanti! (1972, Billy Wilder) 35mm – 8.0
Once Upon a Time in China (1991, Tsui Hark) – 8.6
Once Upon a Time in China II (1992, Tsui Hark) – 8.1
+The Last of the Mohicans (1992, Michael Mann) 35mm – 7.6 [up from 7.3]
Pancho’s Hideaway (1964, Friz Freleng) 35mm
Point Blank (1967, John Boorman) 35mm – 7.4
Prime Cut (1972, Michael Ritchie) 35mm – 6.1
★ [Version 2022] (2017, Johann Lurf) DP – 7.5

March
+Destroy, She Said (1969, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
Dear Mr. Brody (2021, Keith Maitland) – 5.5
La Vie des morts (1991, Arnaud Desplechin) DP – 7.3
Petite conversation familiale (2000, Hélène Lapiower) DP – 6.5
Deception (2021, Arnaud Desplechin) DP – 6.7
+Spirited Away (2001, Miyazaki Hayao) 35mm – 8.9 [up from ~8.1]
The United States of America (2022, James Benning) DP – 7.4
+The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.1 [same]
The Crunch Bird (1971, Ted Petok) 35mm
Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965, Doris Wishman) 35mm – 6.6
+Le Camion (1977, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 7.3 [up from 7.2]
+The Power of Kangwon Province (1998, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.2 [same]
+My Blueberry Nights (2007, Wong Kar-wai) 35mm – 7.2 [same]
+Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais) – 9.1 [same]
Pom Poko (1994, Takahata Isao) 35mm – 8.0
The Tom and Jerry Cartoon Kit (1962, Gene Deitch) 35mm
Tai-Chi Master (1993, Yuen Woo-ping) 35mm – 7.0
Wing Chun (1994, Yuen Woo-ping) 35mm – 7.3
Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva) 35mm – 6.4
+Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch) 35mm – 9.8 [same]
+Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder) 35mm – 7.2 [down from 8.3]
Le Navire Night (1979, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 7.1
+Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman) 35mm – 8.8 [same]
Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021, Edwin) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.9
Virgin Blue (2021, Niu Xiaoyu) – 7.1
FIRST TIME [The Time for All But Sunset – VIOLET] (2021, Nicolaas Schmidt) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.0
+Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.4 [up from 7.2]
Our Eternal Summer (2021, Émilie Aussel) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.6
From the Planet of the Humans (2021, Giovanni Cioni) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 5.8
A New Old Play (2021, Qiu Jiongjiong) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.7
The Sacred Spirit (2021, Chema García Ibarra) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.2
Rampart (2021, Marko Grba Singh) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.6
Wet Sand (2021, Elene Naveriani) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.1
Medea (2021, Alexander Zeldovich) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 7.2
Belle (2021, Hosoda Mamoru) Locarno in Los Angeles, DP – 6.4
+On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.7 [up from 7.3]
+India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras) 35mm – 8.8 [up from 8.7]
+Nathalie Granger (1972, Marguerite Duras) 16mm – 7.4 [same]
RRR (2022, S. S. Rajamouli) DP – 7.6
The Docks of New York (1928, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm – 8.6
Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm – 6.9
French Rarebit (1951, Robert McKimson) 35mm
Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola) 35mm – 7.7
The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola) 35mm – 6.5
Drunken Angel (1948, Kurosawa Akira) 35mm – 7.1
+The Big Sleep (1946, Howard Hawks) 35mm – 8.6 [up from 8.2]
Ode to Seekers 2012 (2016, Andrew Norman Wilson) DP
The Unthinkable Bygone (2016, Andrew Norman Wilson) DP
Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome (2019, Andrew Norman Wilson) DP
+In the Air Tonight (2020, Andrew Norman Wilson) DP
Impersonator (2021, Andrew Norman Wilson) DP

April
The Women (1939, George Cukor) 35mm – 7.0
Hush! (2001, Hashiguchi Ryōsuke) 35mm – 7.5
The Heiress (1949, William Wyler) 35mm – 8.8
Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Harvey) 35mm – 7.2
Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola (2019, Andrew Norman Wilson)
+Indefinite Pitch (2016, James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
+Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003, Tsai Ming-liang) DP – 9.2 [same]
+Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks) 35mm – 9.0 [up from 8.8]
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter) 35mm – 8.2
+Woman Is the Future of Man (2004, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.1 [same]
+Hard-Boiled (1992, John Woo) 35mm – 8.7 [up from 8.4]
+Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa Akira) 35mm – 9.4 [up from 9.2]
+Tale of Cinema (2005, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.9 [up from 7.7]
The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon and Silvan Zürcher) DP – 7.4
The City and the City (2022, Christos Passalis & Syllas Tzoumerkas) – 5.7
+My Neighbor Totoro (1988, Miyazaki Hayao) 35mm – 8.7 [same]
+Woman on the Beach (2006, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.6 [same]
Wood and Water (2021, Jonas Bak) – 7.1
Ambulance (2022, Michael Bay) DP – 6.4
+Memoria (2021, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 35mm – 8.4 [same]
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) DP – 4.7
+Blissfully Yours (2002, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) DP – 7.8 [up from 7.3]
Singing in the Wilderness (2021, Chen Dongnan) – 6.2
China Girls (2006, Michelle Silva) 16mm
+Standard Gauge (1984, Morgan Fisher) 16mm
Ein Bild (1983, Harun Farocki) DP
Releasing Human Energies (2012, Mark Toscano) 16mm
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks) 35mm – 9.1
+Tropical Malady (2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 35mm – 8.7 [up from 8.1]
+Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 35mm – 8.6 [up from 8.4]
+Night and Day (2008, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.7 [up from 8.6]
+Like You Know It All (2009, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.7 [up from 7.5]
+Lost in the Mountains (2009, Hong Sang-soo)
+Hahaha (2010, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.0 [up from 7.7]
+Oki’s Movie (2010, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.8 [up from 7.6]

May
+The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.8 [up from 8.6]
+List (2011, Hong Sang-soo)
Jane Brakhage (1975, Barbara Hammer) 16mm
+Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962, Stan Brakhage) 16mm
Dog Star Man: Part I (1963, Stan Brakhage) 16mm
Dog Star Man: Part II (1964, Stan Brakhage) 16mm
Dog Star Man: Part III (1964, Stan Brakhage) 16mm
Dog Star Man: Part IV (1964, Stan Brakhage) 16mm
+In Another Country (2012, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.9 [up from 7.3]
JG (2013, Tacita Dean) 35mm
Spectrum Reverse Spectrum (2014, Margaret Honda) 70mm
earthearthearth (2021, Saïto Daïchi) 35mm
+Nobody’s Daughter Haewon (2013, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.9 [up from 7.6]
+Our Sunhi (2013, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.6 [up from 7.4]
+50:50 (2013, Hong Sang-soo)
+Hill of Freedom (2014, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.0 [up from 7.7]
+Right Now, Wrong Then (2015, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.6 [up from 7.8]
+Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) – 9.1 [up from 8.8]
+Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Miyazaki Hayao) 35mm – 7.8 [up from 7.3]
+On the Beach at Night Alone (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.8 [same]
+Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.5 [up from 7.3]
+The Day After (2017, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.8 [up from 7.6]
+Grass (2018, Hong Sang-soo) – 8.4 [up from 8.0]
Los Conductos (2020, Camilo Restrepo) DP – 7.1
+Hotel by the River (2018, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.4 [same]
+Yourself and Yours (2016, Hong Sang-soo) DP – 9.1 [same]
+The Woman Who Ran (2020, Hong Sang-soo) – 7.8 [up from 7.5]
+Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch) DP – 8.8 [same]
+Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker) 35mm – 9.7 [same]
+A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg) 35mm – 8.9 [same]
Don Juan (2022, Serge Bozon) – 7.0
+The Day He Arrives (2011, Hong Sang-soo) 35mm – 8.8 [same]
+Claire’s Camera (2017, Hong Sang-soo) DP – 7.5 [same]
Il buco (2021, Michelangelo Frammartino) DP – 7.8
Bamboozled (2000, Spike Lee) 35mm – 7.7
Wild and Woody! (1948, Dick Lundy) 35mm
+No Country for Old Men (2007, Joel & Ethan Coen) 35mm – 6.8 [same]
Will-o’-the-Wisp (2022, João Pedro Rodrigues) – 6.5

June
+An Elephant Sitting Still (2018, Hu Bo) DP – 7.7 [up from 7.5]
Crimes of the Future (2022, David Cronenberg) DP – 7.3
Flowers of Shanghai (1998, Hou Hsiao-hsien) 35mm – 8.7
The Seventh Victim (1943, Mark Robson) 35mm – 8.1
+The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan) 35mm – 7.7
+Morocco (1930, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm – 8.0 [same]
Blonde Venus (1932, Josef von Sternberg) 35mm – 7.2
Top Gun: Maverick (2022, Joseph Kosinski) DP – 6.3
+Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) 35mm – 8.0 [same]
+Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai) 35mm – 8.8
+Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick) – 7.5 [down from 8.3]
+Cilaos (2016, Camilo Restrepo)
La bouche (2017, Camilo Restrepo)
+Remember My Name (1978, Alan Rudolph) 35mm – 7.6 [up from 6.8]
Play It As It Lays (1972, Frank Perry) 35mm – 5.9
World on a Wire (1973, Rainer Werner Fassbinder) 35mm – 7.7
Section 1 (2022, Jon Bois) – 7.8