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Jan 5 - 18

Quest

Directed by Pittsburgh native Jonathan Olshefski, Quest is an award-winning documentary that premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and has garnered critics’ praise and multiple Grand Jury awards. Olshefski was recently named as one of New York Times’ 9 New Directors You Need to Watch.

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Jan 7 - 28

Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress

A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan’s princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory.

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Jan 12 - 18

David Hockney’s A Day on the Grand Canal with the Emperor of China

In this lovely documentary, made by acclaimed filmmaker Philip Haas, Hockney delightfully explores one of his signature interests: spatial perspective and its fluctuating role within painting and the photographic arts. Discoursing on a 17th-century Chinese scroll painting (Wang Hui’s 72-foot-long The Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Seven), Hockney proves a brilliantly observant and charismatic art-history teacher, marveling in visual art’s ever-evolving capacity to tell new kinds of stories. 

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