Limited 5-Screening Engagement! CARLOS, 2010, IFC Films, 330 min. Director Olivier Assayas' epic, searing and relentlessly thrilling portrayal of the Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramirez Sanchez has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as "THE BOURNE IDENTITY with more substance, or MUNICH with more of a pulse," and received much well-deserved buzz at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Sanchez (played by Edgar Ramirez) is a fascinating real-life figure with an explosive rise and fall - he managed to found a worldwide terrorist organization and raid the OPEC headquarters before being caught by the French police in 1975. Don't miss this stunning telling of an unbelievable moment in history, in a five-screening limited run at the Cinematheque! In French with English subtitles.
"(An) epic achievement...Nothing I've encountered on any size screen matches the lucidity of this fact-based fiction—it amounts to a textbook on state-sponsored terrorism—and nothing I've seen in recent years has held my attention so relentlessly. 'Carlos' also stood as a textbook case of the total immersion that one can enjoy only in a theatrical setting." - Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"An event...An outrageous political gangster film Possibly the most universally admired movie among the Cannes Film Festival's official selections." - J. Hoberman, Film Comment
"An astonishing film. Olivier Assayas adopts a fleet, ever-propulsive style that creates an extraordinary you-are-there sense of verisimilitude, while Edgar Ramirez inhabits the title role with the arrogant charisma of Brando in his prime." - Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE
Director Olivier Assayas will introduce the screening. Special prices: General $18, Student/Senior $15, Members $12.
Saturday, October 23 – 11:00 AM & *6:00 PM [ST]
CARLOS, 2010, IFC Films, 330 min. Dir. Olivier Assayas. Intro and discussion following with director Olivier Assayas – [*For the 6 PM Olivier Assayas will only introduce the screening.] Special prices: General $18, Student/Senior $15, Members $12.
Long Version additional screening in the Spielberg Theatre:
Sunday, October 24 – 3:00 PM [ST] Special prices: General $18, Student/Senior $15, Members $12.
Short Version additional screening in the Spielberg Theatre:
Monday, October 25 – 7:30 PM [ST]
Tuesday, October 26 – 7:30 PM [ST]
Wednesday, October 27 – 7:30 PM [ST]
Thursday, October 28 – 7:30 PM [ST]
Added by AmericanCinematheque on October 12, 2010