ICARUS FILMS AT 40— A 56-FILM RETROSPECTIVE

ICARUS FILMS AT 40

A 56-FILM RETROSPECTIVE

AT METROGRAPH

OPENS SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

July 31, 2018: To mark Icarus Films’ milestone 40th anniversary, Metrograph and Icarus Films are pleased to announce that on Friday, September 14, 2018, Metrograph will launch an 56-film retrospective of films released by the company, from countries including China, Congo, Ireland, Mozambique, and Venezuela, and by directors including Chantal Akerman, John Akomfrah, Madeline Anderson, Patricio Guzmán, Heddy Honigmann, Shôhei Imamura, Robert Kramer, Chris Marker, Bill Morrison, Jean Rouch, Wang Bing and Peter Watkins.

*I am presently working on reviews of most of these films.

Icarus Films was started in the summer of 1978 by Ilan Ziv. It was an outgrowth of his work the previous year, with Faye Ginsburg, organizing the first Middle East Film Festival in the United States at the Bleecker Street Cinema. After the festival, in possession of films rarely, if ever, seen and a passion to expose U.S. audiences to different points-of-view about the Middle East and its conflicts, Ziv booked the films across the country, and organized this effort into the distribution company Icarus Films.

Jonathan Miller, who previously worked at Tricontinental Film Center bringing to the American public Cuban and New Latin American cinema, joined Ziv in December, 1978. He took over Icarus Films in 1980, swapping ownership of the company for an early semi-professional video camera, so that Ziv could pursue his dream of independent filmmaking, and Miller his vision of a distribution company dedicated to the best of international documentaries.

Forty years later, Icarus Films still remains committed to an internationalist, wide-ranging, politically and aesthetically challenging, intellectual cinema.

Following is a list of the films that will be featured in the program:

A Grin Without a Cat

A Man Vanishes


An Injury to One


Ben Barka:

The Moroccan Equation

Bitter Money

Casting the First Stone

Chronicle of a Genocide

Foretold

Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story


Decasia
Devils Don’t Dream


Drowning by Bullets

Edward Said: The Last Interview

 

End of the Dialogue

FALN
Far From Vietnam


Finally Got the News

Forever
From the East (D’Est)


From the Other Side

Fundi: The Ella Baker Story

Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

I Am Somebody

In the Name of the People

Integration Report 1
Investigation of a Flame


The Jackets

Green
Karayuki-San: The Making of a Prostitute


Kuxa Kanema

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Last Grave at Dimbaza

Le Joli Mai

Let the Church Say Amen!

Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard: The Meeting in St. Gervais

Matamata and Pilipili

Milestones

Mobutu, King of Zaire
Moi,

Un Noir
Nostalgia for the Light

Our Daily Bread
Oxhide

Profit, and Nothing But!

Remembrance of Things to Come

Rocky Road to Dublin

Seventeen

Sociology is a Martial Art

South

Taking Back Detroit

Tango of Slaves

The Battle of Chile: Part I-III

The Human Pyramid

The Ister

The Nine Muses

The Patriot Game

The Way Thing Go

Time of the Locust

Tosca’s Kiss

Metrograph is located at No. 7, Ludlow Street, NY, NY 10002.

Stay tuned: showtimes and more information to come.

 

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