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FILM FORUM’S “4th ANNUAL FESTIVAL
OF SUMMER DOUBLE FEATURES”
AUGUST 16 – SEPTEMBER 5
 
GUEST CURATED BY
MARTIN SCORSESE & JAY COCKS
 
ECLECTIC MIX OF 50 MOVIES (25 COMBOS)
INCLUDES WORK BY
HITCHCOCK, BRESSON, KUBRICK,
POWELL & PRESSBURGER, REX INGRAM,
BERGMAN, DE TOTH, KUROSAWA,
CASSAVETES, ROSSELLINI, RENOIR,
KAZAN, CUKOR, BORZAGE,
ALDRICH, FRANJU, SATYAJIT RAY,
ICHIKAWA, MINNELLI, WELLES,
MANY OTHERS

 
MARTY & JAY’S DOUBLE FEATURES, a three-week, 50-film festival of 25 classic combos selected by director/film preservationist Martin Scorsese and critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks, will run at Film Forum from Friday, August 16 to Thursday, September 5.

For Film Forum’s “Fourth Annual Festival of Summer Double Features,” we asked the two friends and cinéphiles extraordinaires to come up with the double bills of their wildest dreams. Among their more unusual and curious pairings are Olivier’s Richard III with Roger Corman’s The Tomb of Ligeia; Rossellini’s Voyage to Italy with Minnelli’s The Long, Long Trailer; Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon with The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn, starring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan; Sam Wood’s Kings Row with William Cameron Menzies’ 3-D The Maze; Orson Welles’ F for Fake with Nick Ray’s Party Girl; Bergman’s Winter Light and André De Toth’s Play Dirty; Powell and Pressburger’s The Small Back Room with Rex Ingram’s 1926 silent The Magician; and 18 other combos. The series includes many rare archival 35mm prints, along with several restorations, many of them funded by Mr. Scorsese’s The Film Foundation. See below for complete list of series titles with play dates, showtimes, formats, and restoration information.

Says Martin Scorsese, “When I was growing up, I almost always saw movies paired as double features. Sometimes the pairings made sense, sometimes you’d wonder why they were being shown together, but it was a great way to experience cinema—two films back-to-back start a dialogue, and they illuminate each other. That’s how Jay and I have been watching movies together for 50 years now, and we were excited to be able to program this series for Film Forum.”

“There was no method at all in choosing these double features, but maybe just a touch of madness,” says Jay Cocks, the former film critic for Time, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone, and collaborator with Scorsese on the screenplays of The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Silence. “Marty and I grab time, whenever we can, to recharge by watching — often re-watching — movies for which we have a glancing affection or interest. Sometimes they reflect one another. Sometimes they rebound. We make no distinctions between classics and indulgences. School is out for these. Have fun. We do.”
 
Says Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s Director of Repertory Programming, “These are not your grandmother’s double features. Not surprisingly, Marty and Jay have come up with some of the slyest, most outré and outlandish combos I’ve ever encountered. Very few of the connections are obvious at first glance – you actually have to go watch the two films together to figure them out for yourself, or to make connections of your own.”

MARTY & JAY’S DOUBLE FEATURES has been curated by Martin Scorsese and Jay Cocks.

Public Screening Schedule (all double features are two films for one admission)

Friday, August 16
THE WRONG MAN (1956, Alfred Hitchcock) 35mm
Henry Fonda, Vera Miles
2:05, 5:45, 9:25
plus
PICKPOCKET (1959, Robert Bresson) 35mm
12:30, 4:10, 7:50
 
Saturday, August 17
THE GOLDEN COACH (1952, Jean Renoir) 35mm courtesy French Cultural Services
Anna Magnani
12:30, 4:45
plus
THE BAND WAGON (1953, Vincente Minnelli) 35mm
Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Jack Buchanan, Oscar Levant
2:35

RICHARD III (1955, Laurence Olivier) DCP (Restoration funding provided by Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation. Restored by The Film Foundation and Janus Films, in association with BFI National Archive, ITV, MoMA, and Romulus Films. Scanned in 6K at Cineric.)
Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, Cedric Hardwicke
6:50
plus
THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964, Roger Corman) 35mm
Vincent Price
9:50
 
Sunday, August 18
STATION WEST (1948, Sidney Lanfield) 35mm
Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Raymond Burr
12:30
plus
BLOOD ON THE MOON (1948, Robert Wise) 35mm print courtesy BFI, London
Robert Mitchum, Robert Preston, Barbara Bel Geddes
2:25
 
Sunday, August 18 & Monday, August 19
BARRY LYNDON (1975, Stanley Kubrick) DCP
Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson
SUN 5:10
MON 1:15
plus
THE CASE OF THE MUKKINESE BATTLE-HORN (1956, Joseph Sterling) 35mm print courtesy BFI
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
SUN 4:20, 8:50
MON 12:30
 
Monday, August 19
THE UNINVITED (1944, Lewis Allen) 35mm
Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey
4:40, 8:35
plus
THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI (1954, Mark Robson) 35mm IB Technicolor print courtesy Chicago Film Society
William Holden, Fredric March, Grace Kelly
6:35
 
Tuesday, August 20
UNCONQUERED (1947, Cecil B. DeMille) 35mm
Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Boris Karloff
2:25, 7:05
plus
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959, Robert Wise) 35mm
Robert Ryan, Harry Belafonte, Shelley Winters, Gloria Grahame
12:30, 5:10, 9:55
 
Wednesday, August 21
WINTER LIGHT (1963, Ingmar Bergman) DCP
Max Von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand
12:30, 4:25, 8:20
plus
PLAY DIRTY (1969, André De Toth) 35mm
Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Harry Andrews
2:10, 6:05, 10:00
 
Thursday, August 22
ONE-EYED JACKS (1961, Marlon Brando) DCP (Restored by Universal Pictures in collaboration with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.)
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer
3:40, 8:25
plus
WE WERE STRANGERS (1949, John Huston) 35mm
John Garfield, Jennifer Jones, Gilbert Roland
1:35, 6:20
 
Friday, August 23 & Monday, August 26
AN ACTOR’S REVENGE (1963, Kon Ichikawa) DCP
Kazuo Hasegawa, Ayako Wakao
FRI 12:30, 4:45, 9:00
MON 12:30
plus
A DOUBLE LIFE (1947, George Cukor) DCP
Ronald Colman, Shelley Winters
FRI 2:45, 7:00
MON 2:45
 
Saturday, August 24
RAMROD (1947, André De Toth) 35mm (Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Funding provided by The Film Foundation and AFI/NEA Film Preservation Grants Program.)
Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake
12:30
plus
DESERT FURY (1947, Lewis Allen) 35mm
Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, John Hodiak
2:20

F FOR FAKE (1973, Orson Welles) 35mm
Orson Welles, Oja Kodar
6:15, 10:05
plus
PARTY GIRL (1958, Nicholas Ray) 35mm
Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb
4:15, 8:05
 
Sunday, August 25
THE ROUND-UP (1966, Miklós Jancsó) 35mm
2:25
plus
PETE KELLY’S BLUES (1955, Jack Webb) 35mm
Lee Marvin, Edmond O’Brien, Janet Leigh, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong
12:30

PINK STRING AND SEALING WAX (1945, Robert Hamer) 35mm print imported from UK
Googie Withers, Gordon Jackson, Mervyn Johns
4:15, 7:45
plus
LIVING ON VELVET (1935, Frank Borzage) 35mm
Kay Francis, Warren William, George Brent
6:05, 9:35
 
Monday, August 26
THE SMALL BACK ROOM (1949, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) 35mm
David Farrar, Kathleen Byron, Jack Hawkins
4:45, 8:30
plus
THE MAGICIAN (1926, Rex Ingram) 35mm
Alice Terry, Paul Wegener
6:50*
Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
 
Tuesday, August 27
RAMROD (1947, André De Toth) 35mm (Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Funding provided by The Film Foundation and AFI/NEA Film Preservation Grants Program.)
Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake
12:30
plus
DESERT FURY (1947, Lewis Allen) 35mm
Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, John Hodiak
2:20

JUDEX (1963, Georges Franju) 35mm print courtesy Cinémathèque Française
Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob
4:20, 8:15
plus
CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957, Jacques Tourneur) 35mm
Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins
6:15, 10:10
 
Wednesday, August 28
ASHES AND DIAMONDS (1958, Andrzej Wajda) 35mm
Zbigniew Cybulski
12:30, 4:30, 8:30
plus
STATION SIX-SAHARA (1963, Seth Holt) 35mm
Carroll Baker, Peter van Eyck, Ian Bannen, Denholm Elliott
2:30, 6:30
 
Thursday, August 29
KINGS ROW (1942, Sam Wood) 35mm
Betty Field, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains
2:20, 6:25
plus
THE MAZE in 3-D! (1953, William Cameron Menzies) DCP (Restored from original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures, in association with The Film Foundation. Special thanks to Martin Scorsese. Scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment and restoration by 3-D Film Archive.)
12:40, 4:45, 8:50*
*Introduced by film restorer Robert Furmanek, founder of 3-D Film Archive
 
Friday, August 30
HUSBANDS (1970, John Cassavetes) 4K DCP restoration
Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes
12:30, 5:10, 9:50
plus
THE BIG KNIFE (1955, Robert Aldrich) 35mm
Rod Steiger, Ida Lupino, Jack Palance
3:00, 7:40
 
Saturday, August 31
HIGH AND LOW (1963, Akira Kurosawa) 35mm
Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai
2:10, 6:25
plus
CRIME WAVE (1953, André De Toth) NEW 35mm PRINT
Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia, Charles Bronson
12:30, 4:50, 9:05
 
Sunday, September 1
THE RIVER (1951, Jean Renoir) 35mm (Restored by Academy Film Archive, in association with the BFI and Janus Films, with restoration funding provided by Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.)
12:30, 4:40, 8:50
plus
WILD RIVER (1960, Elia Kazan) DCP (Restored by Academy Film Archive and 20th Century Fox. Funding provided by The Film Foundation.)
Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet
2:30, 6:40
 
Monday, September 2
VOYAGE TO ITALY (1954, Roberto Rossellini) DCP restoration
Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
12:30, 4:20, 8:10
plus
THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954, Vincente Minnelli) 35mm
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
2:25, 6:15
 
Tuesday, September 3
HUSBANDS (1970, John Cassavetes) 4K DCP restoration
Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara, John Cassavetes
12:30, 5:10
plus
THE BIG KNIFE (1955, Robert Aldrich) 35mm
Rod Steiger, Ida Lupino, Jack Palance
3:00

THE CHANGELING (1980, Peter Medak) 35mm
George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere
7:55
plus
THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW (1971, Piers Haggard) DCP
Patrick Wymark, Linda Hayden
10:00
 
Wednesday, September 4
THE COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR (1962, George Seaton) 35mm
William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Klaus Kinski
1:20, 6:20
plus
SLIGHTLY SCARLET (1956, Allan Dwan) 35mm print courtesy Eric Spilker and Academy Film Archive
John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl
4:20, 9:00
 
Thursday, September 5
VOYAGE TO ITALY (1954, Roberto Rossellini) DCP restoration
Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders
12:30
plus
THE LONG, LONG TRAILER (1954, Vincente Minnelli) 35mm
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
2:25

THE MUSIC ROOM (1958, Satyajit Ray) 35mm (Restored by the Satyajit Ray Preservation Project through a collaboration of the Academy Film Archive, Merchant-Ivory Foundation, and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by Hollywood Foreign Press Association.)
4:20, 8:10
plus
IL POSTO (1961, Ermanno Olmi) 35mm
6:15, 10:10
 
 
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