"After a career wrestling with crises of belief in politics (All the King’s Men) and sport (Body and Soul, The Hustler), Robert Rossen stripped away the outside world to go for the stricken heart itself in his last, great film, Lilith. Lonely, adrift, Warren Beatty offers himself as a trainee therapist at an upscale country asylum. His alienation meshes with the sexually alluring, mythologically destructive nature of Lilith (Jean Seberg), in as precise yet allusive and haunting picture of madness as the cinema has offered." ~BFI
Lilith screens on July 2, 2013 and will be introduced by Richard Combs. The film shows again on July 11, 2013 at 8:45 p.m.
"One of the hits of the "Treasures" section of the 2012 London Film Festival, Otto Preminger's cool and stylish classic Bonjour Tristesse--based on the notorious, best-selling novel by Françoise Sagan--is a film that's ripe for rediscovery. Narrating in flashback from a glistening black-and-white Paris to a brilliant, blue-hued Riviera, Preminger's protégée, the luminous Jean Seberg (championed by François Truffaut as 'the best actress in Europe) gives the performance of her career as the ruthlessly scheming teenager, while David Niven's callous charm is disconcertingly perfect. Bonjour Tristesse, impeccably restored (by Sony Columbia's Grover Crisp) in dazzling colour, velvety monochrome and 'Scope is a golden-age masterpiece and arguably Preminger's greatest film." ~Julie Pearce