this week we are screening German New Wave director Wim Wenders' acclaimed film "Paris, Texas", a visual masterpiece that erects the nostalgia of the American southwestern type, with stunning landscapes and slide soundtrack by Ry Cooder - whose main theme is based on Blind Willie Jonhson's "Dark Was the Night". Palme d'Or winner at 1984 Cannes festival, this film has been described to be the great German director's love letter to America.
One not to be missed! - or a must see once more...
Bring all your friends. This is a free event! We have booze for
Dear Rabbit fans! this week our screening room turns to German New Wave visionary director Werner Herzog and his controversial film 'Fitzcarraldo' (1982). Inspired by true events, Herzog showcases the follies of movie making by accomplishing this monumental production without using special effects. The story follows the journey of an opera-loving madman (played by Klaus Kinski) who is determined to drag a boat over a mountain in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
Hope you can make it. Bring all your friends! Rabbit will be waiting with couches and booze. It's FREE and (still) BYOB!
Dear Rabbit fans, this week we are entering the highly stylized and colorful world of Jacques Demy's acclaimed musical 'Les Demoiselles de Rochefort'. This 1967 old Hollywood inspired musically charged film by French New Wave era filmmaker (and husband of Agnes Varda) stars Catherine Deneuve, her late sister Francoise Dorleac (who was killed in a car accident shortly after filming), and Gene Kelly's classic dance moves.
Come take over our couches for this delightful act on the big screen. It's FREE and BYOB! opens at 8pm (movie starts around 8:30pm)
Dear Rabbit fans, this week we are continuing our musical journey towards India with the magnificent work of Satyajit Ray: 'Jalsaghar' or also known as 'The Music Room'. One of the best from the Bengali multi award-winning filmmaker, Jalsaghar (1958) is a period movie which focuses on the decline of a semi-feodal aristocrat in Bengal (who is obsessed with the art of music) and showcases some of the best acts of Hindustani classical vocal and instrumental music, as well as classical dance.
Hope you can make it to see this truly moving film.
This is a FREE event! We now serve beers and wine!
Dear Rabbit fans, this week we are screening the melodramatic soviet musical 'Circus', one of the many musicals produced under the propagandist Stalin cinema era - which was meant to alleviate the hardship of soviet life under his power - directed by Grigori Aleksandrov. Made in 1936, this film has become a Russian classic starring the beloved actress/singer Lyubov Orlova (equivalent to Marlene Dietrich in Russia).
Hope you can make it for this cinematic gem!
It's FREE and we now serve beers and wine at our screenings (but to BYOB is still welcomed)
Dear Rabbit Fans! this week we are heading to Brazil with the exquisite 'Orfeu Negro' by French Director Marcel Camus. The 1959 Cannes Festival's Grand Prize Winner is famous for bringing to life the new samba style of the time, today known as 'Bossa Nova'. Along side the colorful scenes of Carnival in Rio and the adapted greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, the soundtrack has since become an all-time classic.
Looking forward to wednesday! Event opens at 8pm (movie starts around 8:30) FREE and BYOB!
This week at Rabbit, we are screening Jacques Tati's comedic masterpiece where dialogue is replaced by visual whimsy and where the absurdist basis of modern consumerist culture of the 50's plays the main character. Tati is comparable to the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, and "MON ONCLE" is Tati's first movie in color and arguably his best work supported by many awards and honors.
Come join us with some drinks and comfy couches! Opens at 8pm (the movie usually starts at 8:30)
Dear Rabbit fans, this week we are turning to Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni and his Swinging London masterpiece BLOWUP. Using the 60's world of mod fashion as a backdrop for his murder mystery plot, Antonioni examines the existential nature of reality through photography, as well as defies Hollywood puritanism with some of the sexiest cinematic scenes of its time.
For a cozy evening of BYOB on the couches... come to our FREE screenings!
This week at Rabbit! we are screening a landmark movie that inspired the birth of American independent films, John Cassavetes' first, SHADOWS. Shot in the late 50s in Harlem, with handheld camera and semi-improvised dialogue, it breathes the themes of the Beat Generation jazz and touches realistically the subject of interracial relationships, still very taboo at the time.
As an homage to our dear city! Come cozy up in the couches for a evening of drinks and authentic NYC jazz.
Dear Rabbit fans, this week we are jumping out of our animation series towards the visually exuberant world of Jean-Luc Godard's pulp thriller 'Pierrot le Fou'. Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, car crashes, pop consumption and striking colors are subjects of the French New Wave director's mainly improvised feature film based on Lionel White’s noir novel 'Obsession'.
Come cozy up in the gallery couches. Bring all the friends and booze you want!