Hey everyone! Just wanted to give all of you in NYC a last minute recommendation if you are looking for something to do this weekend. This weekend at Anthology Film Archives, they are showing the 4 most recent works from the Dardenne Brothers. I had previously only seen L'Enfant (2005) in theaters, so over the last couple nights I attended screenings of La Promesse (1996), Rosetta (1999), and The Son (2002); the latter two (as well as L'Enfant) won the Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Each of the films is wonderful, but if I had to pick one to see I highly recommend attending Rosetta; the print is in great shape and the film is unavailable on DVD in the United States (and is my personal favorite of the bunch.) The print of La Promesse is not in great shape, while the print of The Son is pretty good. Times for screenings are available at Anthology's website. If you are not familiar with the Dardennes, this is a great time to familiarize yourself with their essential work; if you are a fan already, there is nothing like seeing these perfectly executed films on a big screen and to get prepped for their new feature The Silence of Lorna which won the Best Screenplay award at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend! I am FINALLY seeing The Dark Knight today; I am hoping the crazy contingent has officially moved to Pineapple Express.