Wednesday, September 18

Special Engagements ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)

My Twentieth Century



1989 • dir Ildikó Enyedi w/Dorotha Segda, Oleg Yankovsky • 104 min • DCP

Join fans, filmmakers, and hundreds of other mission-driven, community-based theaters for a day of truly exceptional screenings and cinematic experiences… It’s Art House Theater Day!

Ildikó Enyedi’s dreamy, ironic film luminaire was awarded the Caméra d’Or for best first feature at Cannes in 1989 and is long overdue for a rediscovery. One fateful December night, as Edison introduces his Illuminating Company in New Jersey, two orphaned twin sisters in Budapest are separated as children. 20 years later, on the eve of the 20th century, their lives intertwine once again while aboard the Orient Express. Lili has grown into a prim and principled anarchist while Dóra has become a luxurious woman of loose morals, but both are having an affair with the same man (Tarkovsky regular Yankovsky) unbeknownst to all parties.

The complete 4K digital restoration of the film was carried out at the Hungarian Filmlab, supervised by the Hungarian Film Fund – Hungarian National Film Archive in 2017.

Staff Pick! Kim, Joey: “Happy Art House Theatre Day!”



2019 • dir Deborah Stratman • 12 min • DCP

VEVER grew out of two abandoned film projects from Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer. The film uses footage Hammer shot during a motorcycle trip to Guatemala in 1975 and laced through with Deren’s reflections on her encounters with voodoo in 1950s Haiti. A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of.


“An elegant midsummer, end-century night’s dream of a film, with an elusive, gossamer lightness.”
– Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“This is a movie concerned with dualities: of east and west, wealth and poverty, science and nature, male and female, light and dark, past and future, fact and fiction.”
– Lewis Porteous, The Skinny

“Serendipitous is the word for Ildiko Enyedi’s ‘My 20th Century,’ an effervescent Hungarian celebration of electricity, love, movies and the infinite possibilities of man, woman and the chimpanzee.”
– Judy Stone, New York Times

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Wednesday 9/18
at 6:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.