Borderline retrospective comes to Moving Image
by Jennifer Khedaroo
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'Christine' starring Rebecca Hall.
'Christine' starring Rebecca Hall.
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Beginning on Thursday, November 17, the Museum of the Moving Image will present a seven-film retrospective that will include every masterful piece from the film production company, Borderline Films.

The independent company, started by NYU Tisch graduates Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Josh Mond, is known for strong visual styles and revealing performances.

One title making waves this year was “Christine,” which follows the story of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida news reporter who killed herself on air. Rebecca Hall plays Chubbuck and will be in attendance for the screening. Another standout, horror film “The Eyes of My Mother,” was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

“With the critical acclaim around Rebecca Hall’s performance and Antonio Campos’s direction of the highly topical character study Christine, and the New York premiere of the mesmerizing thriller The Eyes of My Mother, this seemed like a good time to recognize the impressive body of work produced over the past decade by Borderline Films,” said David Schwartz, the Museum’s Chief Curator.

For a complete schedule, visit movingimage.us. Here are some of the films to watch out for:

“The Eyes of My Mother” - Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. - In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon, teaches her daughter to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor horrifyingly shatters the idyll of their family life, traumatizing the girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Shot in crisp black-and-white, the haunting, and at times disturbing, compositions of “The Eyes of My Mother” contribute to the film’s unique atmosphere. Directed by Nicholas Pesce, who will be at the screening in person for the New York Premiere. Tickets: $15

“Christine” - Friday, November 18 at 7 p.m. - "If it bleeds, it leads." It is this sentiment that Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota, Florida news reporter, evoked when she committed suicide on live television on July 15, 1974. This richly nuanced and absorbing character study features a mesmerizing and richly textured performance by Rebecca Hall, who brings equal parts intensity and mystery to the role. Rebecca Hall will be in attendance.Tickets: $15

“Simon Killer” - Friday, November 25 at 5 p.m. - Recently heartbroken, Simon (Brady Corbet) travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, he finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has an encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria (Mati Diop). The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal, and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature. Tickets: $12

"Martha Marcy May Marlene” - Sunday, November 27 at 7 p.m. - This spellbinding drama about a woman who escapes from a polygamous cult and struggles to reconnect with her family after years of abuse and estrangement was one of the year’s most riveting independent films, an impressive feature debut by Sean Durkin. The remarkable ensemble cast is headed by Elizabeth Olsen’s haunting performance, which is at once fierce and quietly mysterious. Tickets: $12

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