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September 4, 2009 - October 29, 2009

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Valentino: The Last Emperor, September 4, 6

The fall season of our ongoing repertory series brings a profile of a king of haute couture, complementing William Klein’s well-fashioned works; and a recent feature by the great Chinese director Jia Zhangke, subject of a 2008 PFA retrospective.

Friday, September 4, 2009
6:30 p.m. Valentino: The Last Emperor
Matt Tyrnauer (U.S., 2008). This portrait of the great couturier on the eve of his retirement “reveals one of the past century’s most elegantly lived lives—and a world that is slipping away even as the camera roll.”—N.Y. Times (96 mins)

Sunday, September 6, 2009
5:00 p.m. Valentino: The Last Emperor
Matt Tyrnauer (U.S., 2008). See September 4. (96 mins)

Friday, October 23, 2009
6:30 p.m. 24 City
Jia Zhangke (China, 2008). A Sichuan industrial complex is razed to make way for upscale condos. “Blending fiction with documentary, (Jia) brings huge stretches of long-repressed history to life on an intimate scale.”—The New Yorker (107 mins)

Thursday, October 29, 2009
8:50 p.m. 24 City
Jia Zhangke (China, 2008). See October 23. (107 mins)