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With the passing of Jonathan Demme earlier this year, American cinema lost one of its most profoundly human voices. Since cutting his teeth in the New Hollywood of the 1970s, Demme had something distinctive that set him apart from the era’s other Movie Brat auteurs: a warm-hearted worldview and empathic concern for his characters, which marked him as an heir to the tradition of great cinematic humanists like Jean Renoir, Leo McCarey, and François Truffaut. From spiky 80s comedies to 90s prestige dramas, definitive concert videos to documentary passion projects, the films of Jonathan Demme overflow with his generosity of spirit.
BAMcinématek pays tribute to the late, great director’s work with a career retrospective.The series includes: Something Wild (1986), Melvin and Howard (1980), Married to the Mob (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Citizen’s Band (1997), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), I’m Carolyn Parker (2011), The Truth About Charlie (2002), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Swing Shift (1984), Last Embrace (1979), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Agronomist (2003), Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains (2007), Beloved (1998), Fighting Mad (1976), Caged Heat (1974), Crazy Mama (1975), Swimming to Cambodia (1987) + Accumulation With Talking Plus Water Motor (1978), Cousin Bobby (1992), Stop Making Sense (1984), Storefront Hitchcock (1998), Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2004), Neil Young Trunk Show (2009), A Master Builder (2013), Ricki and the Flash (2016), as well as a selection of Demme directed music videos.