Repertory Pick: A Brand-New Tin Drum

Sep 20, 2012

The Tin Drum—Volker Schlöndorff’s engaging and provocative adptation of novelist Günter Grass’s tale of World War II–era Germany through the eyes of a boy who refuses to grow up—was an art-house sensation in 1979, winning both the Palme d’Or at Cannes and an Oscar for best foreign-language film. Now, The Tin Drum is coming back to theaters in a new DCP restoration of the complete director’s cut. Thanks to Janus Films, Schlöndorff’s full original version—featuring around twenty-five minutes the director was forced to remove—will be seen for the first time in the United States. Tomorrow, September 21, Schlöndorff will appear in person to introduce the screening at New York’s Film Forum, where it will continue to play through the 27th. Click here for showtimes in other cities, including San Francisco, Austin, and Seattle, and watch the trailer below.

Repertory Pick: A Brand-New <i>Tin Drum</i>