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"Outsider Visions of America" Film Series

Image: "Model Shop" directed by Jacques Demy

Film at Lincoln Center will present "Another Country: Outsider Visions of America" a series dedicated to outside perceptions of America in cinema. 

Some of the most influential and incisive observations about the United States have been made by those born beyond its shores—Alexis de Tocqueville, Oscar Wilde, Theodor Adorno—and to their ranks one could add a considerable number of filmmakers. Continuing the story of how exiled European directors transformed Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s, this series considers the many ways that foreign and immigrant auteurs of the modern era have depicted and otherwise apprehended America, from period adaptations to diary films to action blockbusters. Such works include the U.S. shot on location, like the Los Angeles of Jacques Demy or the New York of Chantal Akerman. In these films one encounters many Americas, perspectives on a nation that reveal the peculiarities of its customs, the drama of its natural splendor, and the lacerating contradictions of its political mythologies.

Here are the French productions and coproductions featured. 


Screenings 

Black Panthers
Directed by Agnès Varda, France
Year: 1968
Runtime: 31 mins 

Screening alongside The Sixth Side of the Pentagon
Directed by Chris Marker and François Reichenbach, France 
Year: 1968
Runtime: 28 mins 
> Friday, August 2 - 7:00pm; Monday, August 5 - 4:00pm

Class Relations 
Directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, West Germany/France
Year: 1984
Runtime: 126 mins 
> Saturday, August 10 - 3:30pm; Sunday August 11 - 4:15pm

Model Shop 
Directed by Jacques Demy, France/USA
Year: 1969
Runtime: 97 mins 
> Sunday, August 4 - 3:30pm; Monday August 5 - 2:00pm

News From Home
Directed by Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium/West Germany
Year: 1977
Runtime: 85 mins 
> Wednesday, August 7 - 9:00pm

Providence 
Directed by Alain Resnais, France/Switzerland
Year: 1977
Runtime: 104 mins 
> ​​​​​​Saturday, August 3 - 6:00pm; Tuesday, August 6 - 4:30pm

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