“Deep End” (1970) at BAMcinématek (Dec 16-22)

by on December 15, 2011Posted in: Essay

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Thursday Editor’s Pick: Deep End (1970)

by on December 15, 2011Posted in: Editor's Pick, Uncategorized

Playing Fri Dec 16 thru Thurs Dec 22 at 4:30, 6:50, 9:15 at BAMcinématek [Program & Tix]
*Mon Dec 10 shows at 4:30, 9:15
 

Long unavailable — like many films with ripping soundtracks, Deep End had suffered a sad fate of obscurity due to music-rights issues — it reappeared in 2007 in a beautiful new print at Anthology. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch it then, BAM offers you a full week of chances December 16-27.

 

Dan Callahan lays it all out for Alt Screen:

In all of the best work of the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, there is a barely-there surrealism in play that keeps his films excitingly unsteady, as if the goal posts were being moved from scene to scene. Even in a seemingly naturalistic setting like the London bathhouse of Deep End (1970), Skolimowski’s finest film, there is always a sense that something is not quite right; each moment is pregnant with a humorously deadpan, sometimes slaphappy, but still menacing possibility.

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Saturday Editor’s Pick: “Deep End” (1970)

by on June 10, 2011Posted in: Editor's Pick

Playing Sat June 11 at 5:15 & Sun June 12 at 4:00 at Museum of the Moving Image [Program & Tix]

 

A welcome retrospective of the globe-trotting Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski begins at Queens’ Museum of the Moving Image this weekend and continues through July 3.

 

Long unavailable — like many films with ripping soundtracks, Deep End had suffered a sad fate of obscurity due to music-rights issues — it reappeared in 2007 in a beautiful new print at Anthology. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch it then, today and tomorrow are your two chances.

 

Dan Callahan lays it all out for Alt Screen:

In all of the best work of the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, there is a barely-there surrealism in play that keeps his films excitingly unsteady, as if the goal posts were being moved from scene to scene. Even in a seemingly naturalistic setting like the London bathhouse of Deep End (1970), Skolimowski’s finest film, there is always a sense that something is not quite right; each moment is pregnant with a humorously deadpan, sometimes slaphappy, but still menacing possibility.
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Jerzy Skolimowski’s “Deep End” (1970) at Museum of the Moving Image (Jun 11 & 12)

by on June 7, 2011Posted in: Essay

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