The visually spectacular Czech masterpiece Marketa Lazarová is coming to theaters in a new 35 mm print from Janus Films. This one-of-a-kind, savage, and strangely beautiful spectacle evokes the textures of medieval life as vividly and perhaps frighteningly as any movie ever made. Janus is premiering the new print of this widescreen treat tomorrow, February 28, at Brooklyn’s BAMCinèmatek, where it will play for a week, and hopes to bring the film to art-house theaters nationwide in the coming months. Check out the first few minutes for a glimpse of Marketa Lazarová’s striking imagery and a bit of its haunting soundtrack.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.