The Trial (1962) + Shadows and Fog (1991) [double feature]
Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9, 2013:
1962, France/West Germany/Italy, 118 minutes, 35mm
Written and directed by Orson Welles
Based on Franz Kafka's novel
Starring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider,
Elsa Martinelli, Suzanne Flon, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm
"The Trial is splendid to look at and teeming with ideas about the individual, society, and of course, film itself."
- Amy Taubin, Village Voice
"Above all a visual achievement, an exuberant use of camera placement and movement and inventive lighting."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Though debatable as an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel, Orson Welles's nightmarish, labyrinthine comedy of 1962 remains his creepiest and most disturbing work; it's also a lot more influential than people usually admit."
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Labyrinthine, stylized and tragicomic, this adaptation of Kafka's novel sees Welles at his funniest, and his most despairing."
PLUS, on the same program:
SHADOWS AND FOG
1991, USA, 85 minutes, 35mm, Park Circus/MGM
Written and directed by Woody Allen
Produced by Charles Joffe
Starring Woody Allen, Kathy Bates, John Cusack, Mia Farrow, Jodie Foster, Fred Gwynne, Julie Kavner, Madonna,
John Malkovich, Kenneth Mars, Kate Nelligan,
Donald Pleasence, Wallace Shawn, Kurtwood Smith,
Josef Sommer, David Ogden Stiers, Lily Tomlin
Wed & Thu: 9:50 pm
"As Wolcott Gibbs once said to Shakespeare: Kafka, here's your hat.
"That's just one of the deliciously eccentric messages being sent out by Woody Allen in his rich, not easily categorized new black-and-white comedy, 'Shadows and Fog.' Among other things, 'Shadows and Fog' contemplates life, death, love, literature, movies, American humor in general, the gags of Bob Hope in particular, the music of Kurt Weill and the changing fashions in B.V.D.'s."
- Vincent Canby, New York Times
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films on the program!
(you can also just see one of the films if you wish)
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036