Wed November 17, 2021 7:30 PM

THE ROUND-UP / THE RED AND THE WHITE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Aero Theatre | Double Feature

New 4K Restorations

This is a vaccinated-only screening

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ABOUT THE FILMS

 

THE ROUND-UP, 1965, Kino Lorber, 90 min, Dir: Miklós Jancsó.  

Miklós Jancsó’s most renowned work depicts a camp full of prisoners after a defeated revolution. The prison staff try to identify the rebels and find out if a chief rebel is among them using various means of mental and physical torture and trickery. Many (including Martin Scorsese) consider THE ROUND-UP as a true classic of world cinema, especially for its groundbreaking use of camera movement. “I have never really been exposed to such a sensibility in the camera movements before (…) and the ending of The Round-Up is one of the greatest summations of a picture ever created.” –Martin Scorsese, Cannes Film Festival, 2010

FORMAT: 4K Restoration


THE RED AND THE WHITE, 1967, Kino Lorber, 87 min, Dir: Miklós Jancsó.  

The story of the film takes place in 1918 on Soviet territory and reveals the murderous clashes between Red troops and the overwhelming White guards. The commander of the Hungarian volunteers stationed in the monastery at Ipatyev prepares for the execution of White prisoners, but in a few minutes it is the Whites who begin a terrible slaughter over his corpse. Only a couple of Hungarians, László and his boss István, escape. This beautiful black and white by Jancsó dissects with surgical precision the mechanisms at work behind every war. The film was commissioned by the Soviet Union for the 50th anniversary of the 1917 revolution but Jancsó’s version has never been screened in Russian movie theatres.

“Working in elaborately choreographed long takes with often spectacular vistas, Jancsó invites us to study the mechanisms of power almost abstractly, with a cold eroticism that may suggest some of the subsequent work of Stanley Kubrick. If you’ve never encountered Jancsó’s work, you shouldn’t miss this. He may well be the key Hungarian filmmaker of the sound era, and certain later figures such as Bela Tarr would be inconceivable without him.”–Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 2016

FORMAT: 4K Restoration