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8:15pm: "Rebel With A Cause: Nicholas Ray" The Centennial Project WE CAN'T GO HOME and DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH by Nicholas Ray and Susan Ray

  • 29 Jan 2012
  • 8:15 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach 33139
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SUN JAN 29, 8:15pm:

 

An MBC Premiere Presentation

NEWLY RESTORED FOR THE FIRST TIME!

FLORIDA PREMIERE!

“Rebel With A Cause: Nicholas Ray”

WE CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN/

DON’T EXPECT TOO MUCH

 

Directed by NICHOLAS RAY / SUSAN RAY

USA – 1973 / 2011 – 94 mins. / 70 mins. (164mins)

With Nicholas Ray and the students of SUNY Binghamton

 

From the legendary filmmaker of REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN is Nicholas Ray's radical angle on

America 's turbulent 70s. Filmed in close collaboration with his students at SUNY Binghamton, this newly-restored film utilizes multiple images and avant-garde sound techniques to capture the "history, progress, manners, morals, and mores of everyday life" at a critical moment in American history. Susan Ray's contemporary documentary DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH illuminates the story behind the making of WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN as well as the philosophies and Hollywoodexperiences of her husband Nicholas Ray. Contains never-before-seen interviews with Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice.

About WE CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN:

 

 

The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray’s experimental masterpiece, made with his students at the State University of New York at

Binghamton, WE CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN embodies Ray’s approach to filmmaking as a communal way of life. The film records Ray’s groundbreaking use of multiple image as a way of telling more than one story simultaneously, and of colorization as a way to heighten emotional expression. He called it a “journalistic” film, one that shares the anthropologists’ aim of recording the “history, progress, manners, morals, and mores of everyday life,” at a critical moment in American history. Ray plays himself in the film, serving as mentor, friend, and reference point around whom the students’ stories constellate.

About DON'T EXPECT TOO MUCH:

 

 

Did Nick Ray leave Hollywood, or did

Hollywoodleave him? What was he up to when he returned to the States after a decade in Europe? What was his intention with We Can’t Go Home Again, that experimental film he made with a bunch of college students? What was he doing with so many images on the screen all at once? How did he do it? Why was the film never finished? Did he lose his way, his talent, his sanity, his common sense? Don’t Expect Too Much, a full-length documentary helmed by Ray’s wife Susan, investigates these questions and the relationship forged by Ray between his life and his art. Drawing on the director’s archive of never-before-seen film, video, and stills, Susan finds answers to our questions about Nick Ray in Nick Ray’s own words and images. And we learn from interviews with members of the original crew of We Can’t Go Home Again, directors Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice, and others, how this man lived, saw, learned, and taught, how he fought and danced with his demons, how he loved.

The Great Directors Series is supported by Funding Arts Network, Inc.

 

 

MBC Members receive complimentary NESPRESSO coffee

at the Great Directors Series films!

 

 
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