Friday, January 30, 2009

Ciment mixer

Starting today, the Film Society of Lincoln Center presents a good cross-section of American films chosen by Michel Ciment, the editor of the French film magazine Positif. The program is titled "Mavericks and Outsiders: Positif Celebrates American Cinema" but don't expect a lot of laughs and glad tidings from Paris--joie de vivre is decidedly absent. But do expect some quality cinema, largely unsung on its home turf, including one of my favorites, The Honeymoon Killers, Paul Schrader's excellent Blue Collar, the underrated True Confessions, and Barbara Loden's neglected Wanda.

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