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SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights

SNOWPIERCER Screening Among Film Society of Lincoln Center Upcoming Highlights

FILM SOCIETY OF Lincoln CENTER have announced upcoming highlights including:



SPECIAL FILMMAKER APPEARANCE:

An Evening with Bong Joon Ho with extended conversation

and screening of his latest, SNOWPIERCER



SPECIAL 40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING:

New restored version of Tobe Hooper's horror classic,

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE



FILM COMMENT DOUBLE FEATURE:

Richard Brooks' $ and BITE THE BULLET





AN EVENING WITH BONG JOON HO

with extended conversation and screening of SNOWPIERCER

Thursday, June 26 at 7:00PM



The Film Society of Lincoln Center presents a screening of Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho's highly anticipated Snowpiercer, followed by an extended onstage conversation and Q&A with the director. A co-presentation with Subway Cinema.



The film takes place in the midst of a second Ice Age, when the remaining inhabitants of Earth are packed together aboard the Snowpiercer, a supertrain that will continuously circle the globe until the planet is once again habitable. On the train-separated into classes, with the "unwashed masses" relegated to the intolerable caboose while the one-percenters bask in luxury-reluctant hero Curtis (Chris Evans) leads a rebellious charge to the ship's engine room. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, the film co-stars Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, and Octavia Spencer. A Radius-TWC release.





40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF TOBE HOOPER'S

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Saturday, June 21 at 11:00PM



The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Tobe Hooper's standard-bearer for modern-horror, The Texas Chain saw Massacre with a special screening of a restored version of the film.



The history of the restoration of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has been almost as legendary as the history of the film itself. Long caught up in litigation due to conflicts with the first distributor, the film moved to New Line and in the early 90's the original film elements were found in a brown paper bag in the New Line vaults. Dark Sky Films has undertaken a series of transfers and restorations since then, but none of them equal the scope or intensity of this 40th Anniversary restoration.



This is the only transfer of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls. Chain Saw was shot on less expensive 16mm reversal film stock, which means that there is no traditional negative. Instead, after editing from a workprint, A/B rolls are conformed from the original camera rolls into "checkerboards" to strike distribution prints, a technique unique to 16mm because cuts on 16mm film happen across part of the picture in a frame, rather than between frames, as in 35mm.



The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Tobe Hooper, USA, 1974, DCP, 81m

Leatherface is back in this 40th-anniversary restoration of one of the most influential horror movies of the 1970s. Death by meat hook, sledgehammer, and, of course, chainsaw await a group of youngsters on a road trip. So scary and insanely grotesque won't know whether to scream or laugh-but no worries, final-girl Marilyn Burns takes care of the screaming.

Saturday, June 21 at 11:00PM





FILM COMMENT DOUBLE FEATURE: TWO BY RICHARD BROOKS

Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30PM



Iconoclast director Richard Brooks gets the Film Comment Double Feature treatment with two films that feature greed as their centerpiece. $ (Dollars) features dynamic performance from Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn (previewing their work together in Shampoo, and the gritty Western, Bite the Bullet is anchored by an all-star lineup comprised of Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Candice Bergen.



$ (Dollars)

USA, 1971, 35mm, 121m

A dynamic, fast-moving heist thriller set in Hamburg, in which a security consultant (Warren Beatty) and a call girl (Goldie Hawn) plot to rob the safe deposit boxes of three criminals. With Gert (Goldfinger) Fröbe as the bank's manager and a great Quincy Jones score.

Followed by:

Bite the Bullet

USA, 1975, 35mm, 132m

Lining up a stellar cast-Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Ben Johnson, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Candice Bergen-Brooks ponders human greed a second time in a gritty Western about a real-life 700-mile horse race across New Mexico in 1906 that tests the physical and moral limits of its contestants.

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