Every ten years since 1952, the venerable magazine Sight & Sound polls filmmakers and critics for their lists of the best movies ever made, creating an ever-evolving canon. In 2022, the list arrived once again, generating conversation and controversy throughout the world. This January, the Roxy is proud to present 15 of the 100 greatest films of all time--Selections from the 2022 Sight & Sound List.
Wednesday, January 4: PERSONA (#18, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 5: THE RULES OF THE GAME (#13)
Saturday, January 7: BLADE RUNNER (#54)
Sunday, January 8: VERTIGO (#2, Essential Cinema)
Wednesday, January 11: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (#60, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 12: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (#72, Persistence of Vision: Animated Masterworks, sponsored by Flippers)
Saturday, January 14: DAISIES (#28)
Wednesday, January 18: RASHOMON (#41, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 19: BEAU TRAVAIL (#7, MTFF Presents)
Saturday, January 21: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (#10)
Sunday, January 22: JEANNE DIELMAN (#1, Cinema Abroad, sponsored by Clyde Coffee)
Wednesday, January 25 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (#5, in 35mm, sponsored by The Wren)
Thursday, January 26: MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (#9, with live accompaniment from Travis Yost)
Saturday, January 28: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (#25)
Monday, January 30: SOME LIKE IT HOT (#38, Out at the Roxy, Sponsored by Golden Yolk Griddle)
DAISIES: If the entire world is bad, why shouldn’t we be? Adopting this attitude as their guiding philosophy, a pair of hedonistic young women (Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová), both named Marie, embark on a gleefully debauched odyssey of gluttony, giddy destruction, and antipatriarchal resistance, in which nothing is safe from their nihilistic pursuit of pleasure. But what happens when the fun is over? Matching her anarchic message with an equally radical aesthetic, director Vera Chytilová, with the close collaboration of cinematographer Jaroslav Kucera, unleashes an optical storm of fluctuating film stocks, kaleidoscopic montages, cartoonish stop-motion cutouts, and surreal costumes designed by Ester Krumbachová, who also cowrote the script. The result is Daisies, the most defiant provocation of the Czechoslovak New Wave, an exuberant call to rebellion aimed squarely at those who uphold authoritarian oppression in any form.
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