Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing

15 Episodes

The comedian and actor presents a selection of his favorite films, and talks about watching movies with his dad, fart jokes in Ozu pictures, and why Bergman’s THE VIRGIN SPRING is hilarious. Be warned—some introductions contain plot spoilers!

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Bill Hader’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Bill Hader in Conversation

    Episode 1

    The actor and comedian on a lifetime of moviegoing

  • Bill Hader on IKIRU

    Episode 2

  • Ikiru
    Episode 3


    Episode 3

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1952 • Japan

    Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest achievement, Ikiru presents the director at his most compassionate, affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cance...

  • Bill Hader on PATHER PANCHALI

    Episode 4

  • Pather Panchali

    Episode 5

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1955 • India

    With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray's debut, Pather Panchali, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style inspired by Italian neorealism, this naturalistic but poetic...

  • Bill Hader on THE VIRGIN SPRING

    Episode 6

  • The Virgin Spring

    Episode 7

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1960 • Sweden

    Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both...


    Episode 8

  • The American Friend

    Episode 9

    Directed by Wim Wenders • 1977 • Germany
    Starring Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz

    Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with THE AMERICAN FRIEND, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Ripley’s Game.” Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American a...

  • Bill Hader on THE BROOD

    Episode 10

  • The Brood
    Episode 11

    The Brood

    Episode 11

    Directed by David Cronenberg • 1979 • Canada

    A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story l...

  • Bill Hader on DOWN BY LAW

    Episode 12

  • Down by Law

    Episode 13

    Directed by Jim Jarmusch • 1986 • United States

    Director Jim Jarmusch followed up his brilliant breakout film Stranger Than Paradise with another, equally beloved portrait of loners and misfits in the American landscape. When fate brings together three hapless men--an unemployed disc jockey (T...

  • Bill Hader on THE VANISHING

    Episode 14

  • The Vanishing

    Episode 15

    Directed by George Sluizer • 1988 • Netherlands

    A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a cl...