Ricky D’Ambrose (The Cathedral) Presents...

Ricky D’Ambrose (The Cathedral) Presents...

A curated capsule of films selected by award-winning American filmmaker Ricky D’Ambrose (The Cathedral).

"A few films that have affected me at different times in my life, and that continue to have things to teach—and pleasures to give."

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  • Hermia & Helena

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    Matías Piñeiro • 2016 • Argentina-USA • Blends the whimsy of youth with the cadences of theatrical text.

    Blending the whimsy of youth with the jocular cadences of theatrical text, Hermia & Helena weaves an ever-expanding web of relations entangling a young woman as she comes into ...

  • La Sapienza

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    Eugène Green • Italy-France • 2014

    Alexandre and Aliénor live in Paris, in a state of stagnation—Aliénor feels her husband slipping away from her as he settles into a state of professional and spiritual malaise. The couple escape to Italy when Alexandre becomes inspired by the ...

  • Little Stabs at Happiness

    Ken Jacobs • United States • 1963 • Jacobs' poetic riff on the transformation of The Piper's Son.

    In Jacob’s words—“Material was cut in as it came out of the camera, embarrassing moments intact. 100' rolls timed well with music on old 78's. I was interested in immediacy, a sense of ease, and a...

  • Nostalghia

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    Andrei Tarkovsky • 1983 • Italy-Soviet Union • A sensory reflection of living in exile.

    Shrouded in diaphanous textures of mist, fog, and rain, and blending memory and reality to the threshold of discernibility, Nostalghia evokes the distinct sensation of being elsewhere, far from...

  • The Round-Up

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    Miklós Jancsó • Hungary • 1966 • A hypnotic, dazzling vision of war.

    Miklós Jancsó’s most renowned work depicts a prison camp in the aftermath of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. After the Hapsburg monarchy succeeds in suppressing Lajos Kossuth’s nationalist uprising, the army sets...

  • Walden

    Jonas Mekas • United States • 1969 • An epic and intimate document of 1960s New York.

    A 27-year-old Lithuanian émigré sets out to film his life as it unfolds. In six reels, we encounter several chapters—including the 1960s New York arts scene, featuring many of the filmmaker’s friends: Stan Brak...

  • Michael

    Carl Theodor Dreyer • Germany • 1924 • An early Dreyer masterpiece.

    Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between aging artist Zoret, his protagonist Michael, and Princess Zamikoff, an aristocratic femme fata...

  • Tabu

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    Miguel Gomes • Portugal • 2012 • A sumptuous, eccentric romance by a modern master.

    Pilar is a middle-class woman, and devout Catholic, living in Lisbon. She has become something of a de facto daughter of Aurora, the imperious and cantankerous old woman who lives next door, throug...

  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucescu

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    Andrei Ujică • Romania-Germany • 2010 • A glimpse inside the mind of a narcissistic leader.

    On Christmas Day, 1989, Romanian leader Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elsa, died by firing squad–the last people to be executed by the state. A brutal dictator, Ceaușescu had presided o...

  • Out 1
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    Out 1

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    Jacques Rivette • France • 1971

    The Holy Grail of Modern French Cinema.

    Out 1, an immensely involving, addictive blend of film, literature and theater, has rightly been hailed as the Holy Grail of modern French cinema. Jacques Rivette — co-founder of the French New Wave with Jean-Luc Godard, Fr...