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  • A Brighter Summer Day Film Poster
    A Brighter Summer Day (Guling jie shaonian sharen shijian)
    Directed by Edward Yang
    (Taiwan, 1991, 237 minutes, in in Mandarin, Min Nan, Shanghainese, and English with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    Set in early 1960s Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. This singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema is among the most praised, sought-after titles in contemporary film.

    Saturday, May 25, 2024
    2 p.m.
  • Taking Venice Film Poster
    Taking Venice
    Directed by Amei Wallach
    (USA/France/Italy, 2023, 98 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater

    During the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. In 1964, Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends the ambitious curator Alan Solomon to organize the U.S. entry for the Venice Biennale. 

    Thursday, May 30, 2024
    2 p.m.
    Friday, May 31, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, June 1, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Dial M For Murder Film Poster
    Dial M for Murder
    Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
    (USA, 1954, 105 minutes, in English)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater, 35mm

    An ex-tennis pro wants to have his wealthy wife murdered so he can get her inheritance. When he learns she is having an affair, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her.

    Sunday, June 2, 2024
    5 p.m.
    Sunday, June 9, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Let's Get Lost Film Poster
    Let’s Get Lost
    Directed by Bruce Weber
    (USA, 1988, 119 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital restoration

    In the 1950s, Chet Baker’s jazz trumpeting, intimate crooning, and pretty-boy good looks epitomized West Coast cool. When photographer Bruce Weber caught up with him three decades later, time and drug addiction had ravaged Baker’s life and angelic beauty.

    Friday, June 7, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Saturday, June 22, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Elis & Tom Film Poster
    Elis and Tom (Elis & Tom, só tinha de ser com você)
    Directed by Roberto de Oliveira and Jom Tob Azulay
    (Brazil, 2023, 100 minutes, in Portuguese and English with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    In 1974, one of the prime architects of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom), and popular Brazilian singer Elis Regina came together to record what would become one of the most iconic albums in the history of Brazilian music.

    Saturday, June 8, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Space Is The Place
    Space Is the Place
    Directed by John Coney
    (USA, 1974, 85 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Calling planet Earth! Jazz on Film is pleased to present a special 50th-anniversary screening of the Afrofuturist classic Space Is the Place. This unique iteration of Ra’s musical concepts and social commentary is a blend of science fiction B-movie, blaxploitation flick, and concert documentary.

    Friday, June 14, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Sweethearts Of Rhythm Film Image
    International Sweethearts of Rhythm | Maxine Sullivan: Love to Be in Love
    Directed by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss
    (USA, 1986, 80 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, 16mm

    This screening presents two short documentaries by filmmakers Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss that spotlight often unsung women of jazz. 

    Saturday, June 15, 2024
    7 p.m.
  • Jazz Films Image
    Jazz Films by John and Faith Hubley
    Directed by John and Faith Hubley
    (USA, 1957, 80 minutes, in English)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    Between the 1950s and 1970s, animators John and Faith Hubley made their own independent films with intelligence, passion, humor, and great music. Their poetic sensibility and whimsical, impressionistic visual style fit perfectly with jazz music.

    Friday, June 21, 2024
    7 p.m.

Coming Soon

  • Disco Boy Film Poster
    Disco Boy
    Directed by Giacomo Abbruzzese
    (France/Italy/Belgium/Poland, 2023, 92 minutes, in Ibo, French, English, and Polish with English subtitles)
    Brown Auditorium Theater, digital

    In this stylish feature, a Belarusian immigrant (the charismatic Franz Rogowski) is haunted by his actions as a mercenary in the French Foreign Legion.

    Sunday, June 23, 2024
    5 p.m.
  • Power Alley Film Poster
    Power Alley (Levante)
    Directed by Lillah Halla
    (Brazil/Uruguay/France, 2023, 92 minutes, in Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles)
    Lynn Wyatt Theater, digital

    This gripping Brazilian drama weaves a tale of personal struggle and societal challenges. Set in São Paulo, it follows Sofia, a spirited teen volleyball player from a modest background, whose life takes a dramatic turn when she faces an unwanted pregnancy.

    Friday, June 28, 2024
    7 p.m.
    Sunday, June 30, 2024
    5 p.m.
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