From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village movie poster

Paul Mazursky says that all of his movies are autobiographical. But none are as specifically autobiographical as Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976).

Paul Mazursky: Love and Laughter

Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky’s films offer a savvy updating of the traditional Hollywood comedy in which absurdism is gently mixed with personal implication.

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: Titanic (1953)

Titanic movie poster

It took Hollywood 40 years to get around to making a movie about the Titanic ... and even then it was less interested in the disaster per se than in using it as a dramatic backdrop for a typical piece of Tinsel Town melodrama.

New on DVD: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

Martha Marcy May Marlene movie poster

In Martha Marcy May Marlene writer/director Sean Durkin delivers a moody, almost unbearably creepy look at a survivor of a Manson-type cult. And along the way he gives us a new star: Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the Olsen Twins.