30 Years of The Film Foundation

30 Years of The Film Foundation

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30 Years of The Film Foundation
  • 30 Years of The Film Foundation

    1 season

    In 1990, Martin Scorsese founded an organization whose stated mission told the world, in no uncertain terms, that movies matter, that the art of cinema and its history is a legacy worth preserving. Three decades later, The Film Foundation is an indispensable pillar of moving-image culture, helpin...

  • 30 Years of The Film Foundation: Martin Scorsese and Ari Aster in Conversation

    In the following conversation, recorded remotely in 2020, filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Ari Aster discuss the mission, evolution, and ongoing work of The Film Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving motion-picture history that Scorsese established in 1990.

  • The Red Shoes
    Movie + 6 extras

    The Red Shoes

    Movie + 6 extras

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1948 • United Kingdom
    Starring Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring

    THE RED SHOES, the singular fantasia from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Tech...

  • The Phantom of the Monastery

    Movie

    Directed by Fernando de Fuentes • 1934 • Mexico
    Starring Marta Roel, Enrique del Campo, Carlos Villatoro

    Lost in the forest, a trio of hikers enmeshed in an adulterous love triangle take refuge in a strange monastery that seems frozen in time. As bizarre portents—a bat-shaped shadow without a so...

  • Sambizanga
    Movie + 2 extras

    Sambizanga

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Sarah Maldoror • 1972 • Angola
    Starring Domingos de Oliveira, Elisa Andrade, Jean M’Vondo

    This revolutionary bombshell by Sarah Maldoror chronicles the awakening of Angola’s independence movement. Based on a true story, SAMBIZANGA follows a young woman as she makes her way from the o...

  • Mysterious Object at Noon

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse game. Enlisting l...

  • The Music Room
    Movie + 4 extras

    The Music Room

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1958 • India
    Starring Chhabi Biswas, Padma Devi, Pinaki Sen Gupta

    With THE MUSIC ROOM (JALSAGHAR), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life....

  • Black Girl
    Movie + 10 extras

    Black Girl

    Movie + 10 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his featur...

  • Downpour
    Movie + 2 extras

    Downpour

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    With brash stylistic exuberance, this first feature from Bahram Beyzaie helped usher in the Iranian New Wave. When he takes a job as a schoolteacher in a new neighborhood, the hapless intellectual Mr. Hekmati finds that he is a fish out of water. Shot in lu...

  • Borom sarret
    Movie + 2 extras

    Borom sarret

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    This groundbreaking short film, which won first prize at the 1963 Touris Film Festival in France, was the directorial debut of Ousmane Sembène.

    Restored in 2013 by the Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Éclair, in association with ...

  • Dos monjes
    Movie + 2 extras

    Dos monjes

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    This vividly stylized, broodingly intense early Mexican sound melodrama by Juan Bustillo Oro hinges on an audacious flashback structure. When an ailing monk recognizes a new brother at his cloister, he becomes deranged and attacks him. DOS MONJES recounts t...

  • Salvatore Giuliano
    Movie + 4 extras

    Salvatore Giuliano

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by Francesco Rosi • 1962 • Italy
    Starring Salvo Randone, Frank Wolff, Pietro Cammarata

    July 5, 1950—Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano’s bullet-riddled corpse is found facedown in a courtyard in Castelvetrano, a handgun and rifle by his side. Local and international press descend upon t...

  • Blackmail

    Movie

    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock • 1929 • United Kindgom
    Starring Anny Ondra, Sara Allgood, John Longden

    Alfred Hitchcock’s—and Britain’s—first talkie finds the director using sound technology as inventively as he used the camera. Anny Ondra (prototype for the many Hitchcock blondes to come) plays t...

  • Shadows
    Movie + 4 extras

    Shadows

    Movie + 4 extras

    Directed by John Cassavetes • 1959 • United States
    Starring Lelia Goldoni, Anthony Ray, Hugh Hurd

    John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light- skinned black woman, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. The relationship is p...

  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Movie

    Directed by Albert Lewin • 1951 • United States
    Starring James Mason, Ava Gardner

    This timeless romance based on the legend of the Flying Dutchman features sumptuous color cinematography by Jack Cardiff. Ava Gardner, one of the most beautiful screen goddesses of all time, plays Pandora, a wom...

  • The Connection

    Movie

    Directed by Shirley Clarke • 1961 • United States
    Starring Warren Finnerty, Jerome Raphel, Garry Goodrow

    Shirley Clarke made a splash—and ignited a landmark censorship case—with her controversial feature debut, an innovative adaptation of Jack Gelber’s off-Broadway play in which the line between...

  • Il bidone
    Movie + 1 extra

    Il bidone

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Federico Fellini • 1955 • Italy

    Federico Fellini's IL BIDONE follows a trio of Italian swindlers who resort to petty schemes in order to con poor people out of their money.

  • Documentary Shorts by Vittorio De Seta

    1 season

    Heralded by Martin Scorsese as “an anthropologist who speaks with the voice of a poet,” Italian director Vittorio De Seta produced a string of extraordinary short documentaries in the 1950s that distill their subjects to pure cinema. Shooting in vivid color in the rural villages of Sicily, Sardin...

  • Xiao Wu

    Movie

    Directed by Jia Zhangke • 1997 • China, Hong Kong
    Starring Wang Hongwei, Hao Hongjian, Zuo Baitao

    The feature debut of visionary director Jia Zhangke announced the arrival of arguably the most important Chinese filmmaker of his generation. Left behind by friends who have taken advantage of the c...

  • Of Mice and Men
    Movie + 1 extra

    Of Mice and Men

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Lewis Milestone • 1939 • United States
    Starring Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney Jr., Betty Field

    George and Lennie are California migrant workers on the run from the law because of something the simple-minded giant Lennie did. They find work at a local ranch, where they dream of making ...

  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs

    Movie + 6 extras

    Criterion Collection Edition #854

    A painterly and sensual immersion in late nineteenth-century Italian farm life, Ermanno Olmi’s THE TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS lovingly focuses on four families working for one landowner on an isolated estate in the province of Bergamo. Filming on an abandoned farm f...

  • Uncle Yanco
    Movie + 2 extras

    Uncle Yanco

    Movie + 2 extras

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1968 • France

    In her effervescent first California film, Agnès Varda delves into her own family history. The short documentary UNCLE YANCO features Varda tracking down a Greek emigrant relative she’s never met, discovering an artist and kindred soul leading a bohemian l...

  • Richard III
    Movie + 3 extras

    Richard III

    Movie + 3 extras

    Directed by Laurence Olivier • 1955 • United Kingdom
    Starring Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Claire Bloom

    In RICHARD III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivat...

  • Black Panthers
    Movie + 1 extra

    Black Panthers

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Agnès Varda • 1970 • United States

    Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton. In addition to evincing Varda’s fascination with her adopted surroundings and her empathy, this perceptive sho...