Directors event to celebrate international fare
Brooklyn’s BAM Cinematek gears up for the 40th anniversary of its Directors’ Fortnight from June 13-July 3, offering past and current international films since its inaugural run in 1969.
Highlights will include Jacques Rivette’s “Celine and Julie Go Boating,” a loose take on “Alice in Wonderland” from 1974; U.S. preems of Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche’s “Adhen,” about a Muslim entrepreneur, and Olivier Jahan’s doc “40 x 15,” which will preem at Cannes and is about the Directors’ Fortnight; along with rarely seen films that unspooled during the first Directors’ Fortnight.
Also on the calendar are: R.W. Fassbinder’s 1975 pic “Fox and His Friends,” about a naive carny who loses his job but wins the lottery; Christopher Petit’s “Radio On,” from 1979, with Sting in his first role; Anton Corbjin’s 2007 film “Control,” a biopic of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis; and Roger Corman’s “The Trip,” a psychedelic romp from 1967 with Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern and Dennis Hopper.
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