So this is for all the criterion fans out here in New York, this is for those autodidact film lovers seeking out a self-education on film history. I’ve have been patiently waiting for this; last week I was able to see Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960) at MoMA and decided to take a closer look at what the cinematic goings-on were shaping up to include. Now that I’m a member, I’ve been seeing films there like a fiend, and I’m extremely pleased to have found out about the Auteurist History of Film series that is currently going on. The next film up is going to be Robert Bresson’s classic Pickpocket (1959). Though I’ve learned about this film in school and it’s often spoken of or referenced, I’ve yet to see it, so I’m beyond happy that I’ll be able to experience it on the big screen.
I’m encouraging everyone in the New York area to come and check out as many films as possible. Most of us have seen these films, but we all know that almost nothing is more important than seeing the greats among each other on a movie screen!
Click on the photo above to be taken to MoMA’s website so you can get a feel for what kind of films they have in store. The films in this series typically play at 1 or 1:30pm (a lot of us work so it’s a bummer, but try to make it if you can).