This spring, Global CINEMATHEQUE invites you to join us at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for a free online screening series of new films from global auteurs. The series is a showcase of singular voices, emerging and master auteurs, and award-winning filmmakers with official selections that first premiered at film festivals around the world; in Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Rotterdam and Toronto. Each of these free screenings will be followed by a conversation between the filmmakers and Global CINEMATHEQUE’s Co-Founder and Curator Jasmine Jaisinghani.

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This year’s FILM at LACMA Program:

Photo courtesy Somo Arun
Thursday, April 29 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

India | Tamil with English subtitles
2020, 78 minutes

Director: Arun Karthick
Screenwriters: Arun Karthick, Dilip Kumar
Cast: Koumarane Valavane, Sudha Ranganathan, Yasmin Rahman, Sabari, Bakkiyam Sankar, Rajesh, Jensan Diwakar
Producers: Mathivanan Rajendran, Reinier Selen, Ibo Karatay, Manoj Poosappan, Samir Sarkar, Anu Rangachar, Aditya Grover, Harsh Agarwal

Self-taught Indian filmmaker Arun Karthick’s timely and carefully crafted sophomore film (winner of the NETPAC Award at Rotterdam) tells the tale of Nasir, a poetic man struggling to survive his daily life amidst the rise of religious nationalism in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Ronald Zehrfeld (Johnny) and Nina Hoss (Nelly) in Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX. Courtesy of Schramm Film. A Sundance Selects Release.
Thursday, May 6 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

Germany | Germany with English subtitles
2014, 99 minutes

Director: Christian Petzold
Screenwriter: Christian Petzold
With the collaboration of Harun Farocki
Based on the novel Le retour des cendres by Hubert Monteilhet
© Editions Bernard de Fallois
Cast: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf

Acclaimed director Christian Petzold’s 2015 National Board of Review’s One of the Top Five Foreign Language Films, PHOENIX is a spellbinding, Hitchcockian mystery of identity, illusion, and deception that unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany.

Global CINEMATHEQUE will also screen Petzold’s latest film UNDINE in this spring series.

US Distributor: Sundance Selects

Photo Courtesy KimStim Films
Thursday, May 13 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

France | French with English subtitles
2020, 73 minutes

Director: Suzanne Lindon
Screenwriter: Suzanne Lindon
Cast: Suzanne Lindon, Arnaud Valois, Florence Viala, Frédéric Pierrot, Rebecca Marder
Producer: Caroline Bonmarchand (Avenue B Productions)

Suzanne Lindon’s debut feature film which she stars in, follows a curious Parisian teenager as she falls in love with an older man. Despite their age difference they mutually search for an answer to their ennui. A Festival de Cannes Official Selection, Lindon is an invigorating new voice in cinema.

US Distributor: KimStim

Paula Beer as “Undine” in Christian Petzold’s UNDINE. An IFC Films Release. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Thursday, May 20 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

Germany | German with English subtitles
2020, 90 minutes

Director: Christian Petzold
Screenwriter: Christian Petzold
Cast: Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree, Jacob Matschenz
Producer: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer: Margaret Menegoz

Undine, played by award-winning actress Paula Beer, works as a historian at the Berlin City Museum. When the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth unravels into states of death and love. UNDINE, Christian Petzold’s most recent film premiered at the 2020 Berlinale.

US Film Distributor: IFC Films

Photo courtesy Carlos Lenin
Thursday, June 3 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

Mexico | Spanish with English subtitles
2019, 103 minutes

Director: Carlos Lenin
Screenwriters: Carlos Lenin, Jorge Guerrero Zotano
Cast: Armando Hernandez, Paloma Petra, Mónica del Carmen , Pablo Mendoza
Producer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez M.

Carlos Lenin’s debut feature, awarded at Locarno Film Festival, tells a story of lovers displaced by violence that sweep their town while they try to survive on love. Through thirst, fear and nostalgia, Paloma wishes to return home yet Lobo lives tied to a memory that prevents him from returning.

Riz Ahmed in MOGUL MOWGLI. Photo courtesy Strand Releasing.
Thursday, June 17 @ 7pm
FILM at LACMA curated by Global CINEMATHEQUE

United Kingdom | English and Urdu with English Subtitles
2020, 90 minutes

Director: Bassam Tariq
Screenwriters: Bassam Tariq, Riz Ahmed
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Alyy Khan, Sudha Buchar
Producers: Thomas Benksi, Bennett McGhee, Riz Ahmed, Michael Peay

This 2021 BAFTA nominated debut narrative feature from Bassam Tariq, follows the story of a British Pakistani rapper (Riz Ahmed; also, a co-writer and a producer on the film) who on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an illness that forces him to face his past, his family, and the uncertainty of his legacy.

US Distributor: Strand Releasing