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In Person

The director and critic in conversation before a screening of Kaufman's 1978 remake of the classic 1956 sci-fi flick, here set in San Francisco.

The author of Zona introduces our screening of Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky's 1979 film about a writer, a scientist, and their guide who venture into "the Zone."

The filmmaker joins us for a screening of 100 Years with Juan Rulfo, his deeply personal profile of his father, the great Mexican author and photographer.

The National Book Award finalist introduces our screening of this compelling profile of one of Japan's most illustrious contemporary writers.

Scheer, known for his fearless journalism, introduces our screening of Obscene: A Portrait of Barney Rosset and Grove Press.

The author of the NYT bestseller The Gutsy Girl joins us for a screening of the magical 1993 adaptation of this children's classic.

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