August 27 at Doc Films: “History is Made at Night”

August 27 at Doc Films: “History is Made at Night”

The story of a transcontinental love triangle set aboard decadent ocean liners from a past era, History is Made at Night (1937), showing at Doc Films on Wednesday, August 27, features a rather convoluted plot, but with just enough charm and romance to save itself from ultimately crashing headfirst to its own Titanic-like doom. To(…)

August 21 at Doc Films: “Suzhou River”

August 21 at Doc Films: “Suzhou River”

Turning its back on the rapidly developing, booming face of Shanghai at the turn of the century, Lou Ye’s Suzhou River, showing at Doc Films on Thursday, August 21, is a gritty portrayal of tragic love in the underbelly of the world’s largest city. An unnamed, faceless videographer walks along the titular Suzhou River, spray-painting signs(…)

August 15 at Doc Films: “Japanese Summer: Double Suicide”

August 15 at Doc Films: “Japanese Summer: Double Suicide”

Even today, when classic Japanese cinema is discussed, three names immediately come up: Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. But by the 1960s, a new set of filmmakers had grown tired of their revered predecessors. In part led by Nagisa Oshima, whose Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967) shows at Doc Films on Friday, August 15, the Japanese(…)