All filmmakers have to start somewhere. A debut film may catapult a director into the auteur stratosphere or be merely a blip on their IMDb list, yet the debut remains a defining moment that can serve as film forensic for everything that follows.
YORGOS LANTHIMOS | GREECE | 2005 | 95 MIN | NR
September 1 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM | Bourse /// September 8 | 7:30 PM | Film Center
The torchbearer of the Greek Weird Wave cemented his name in infamy with this confounding and enigmatic debut about three disparate souls, a camera, and increasingly brutal murders striking the titular Greek resort town. Part of our KOSMOS YORGOS film series.
FEAR AND DESIRE: PREMIERE EDITION & THE SEAFARERS
STANLEY KUBRICK | USA | 1952/1953 | 70 + 29 MIN | NR
November 13 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM ||| November 15 | 3:00 & 7:00 PM
Stanley Kubrick’s unconventional war drama debut is presented for the first time as it was first seen 70 years ago at the Venice Film Festival in this restoration, now with a more existential bent. Followed by his first foray into color with the maritime documentary The Seafarers.
JONATHAN GLAZER | UK | 2000 | 89 MIN | R | 35mm
In Jonathan Glazer’s debut, a retirement filled with sundrunk days by the pool is all but destroyed for a retired safecracker when his foul mouthed, child-like former mentor (Ben Kingsley) appears with one last job.