Friday, April 4– Thursday, April 17 (2 weeks)
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up where Volume I leaves off, with the story of Joe’s (Charlotte Gainsbourg) adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr. NYMPHOMANIAC marks Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed film Melancholia, and is his third consecutive collaboration with Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier’s other films credits include Antichrist, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves. Note: NYMPHOMANIAC contains graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. No one under 18 will be admitted.
Friday, April 18– Thursday, April 24
Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, who together made 2007’s acclaimed documentary Manufactured Landscapes, return with a spectacular film about man’s troubled relationship with life’s most precious resource, water. Packed with startling, breathtaking and unforgettable images, WATERMARK is a visual feast. We see the colossal construction site in China of the world’s largest dam, six times the size of Hoover Dam; the geometric intricacies of ancient “step wells” in Rajasthan, where mazes of stairs lead deep into the earth; the barren desert where the mighty Colorado River no longer flows into the ocean; the water-intensive tanneries of Dhaka, Bangladesh, spewing poison; the mass river-bathing ceremony in the “Mother Ganges” that draws 30 million Hindu faithful in one day; the ingenious terracing of steep slopes for rice paddies in China—and the peasant who patrols the borders of his fields on the watch for water thieves. The viewer is immersed in a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted—until it’s gone.
WATERMARK Filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky in person on Saturday, April 19 at 5:10 pm and 7:30 pm!
Friday, April 25– Thursday, May 1
ALPHAVILLE New digital restoration!
Set in a distant, dystopian future controlled by a cloud-like computer known as Alpha 60, Jean-Luc Godard’s science fiction and film noir thriller Alphaville stars veteran tough guy Eddie Constantine as Lemmy Caution, the embodiment of a hard-boiled ‘50s private eye, quick with the skirts, his fists and his “gat.” Caution arrives in the eponymous city by Ford Galaxie, posing as a reporter from Figaro Pravda, though his real mission is to eliminate Alpha 60 mastermind Professor Von Braun (Howard Vernon). He’s befriended by the inventor’s drop-dead beautiful daughter Natacha (Anna Karina, Godard’s wife and muse, star of Band of Outsiders, Pierrot le Fou, etc.), whose allegiance to Caution, in true femme noir fashion, can’t be predicted or trusted. Akim Tamiroff (Touch of Evil), as Lemmy’s old compatriot, adds a touch of Iron Curtain mystique. Never officially reissued and virtually unseen in recent years, Alphaville has been brought into the 21st Century with this sparkling new DCP restoration, featuring sharp new subtitles by Lenny Borger and Cynthia Schoch. Cinematography by the great Raoul Coutard.
Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles
Showtimes and information: (310) 473-8530