Fraenkel Gallery is proud to announce the Fraenkel Film Festival, an 11-night celebration marking the gallery’s 45th anniversary. The event will showcase a rich selection of films chosen by gallery artists including Robert Adams, Sophie Calle, Kota Ezawa, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Martine Gutierrez, Christian Marclay, Richard Misrach, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Carrie Mae Weems. Each artist selected two films that will be shown as a double bill, with one artist presented each night. As a film festival programmed by visual artists, the selections range from iconic classics to groundbreaking recent releases. Highlighting the sensibilities of artists who love cinema and are highly attuned to its nuances, these choices reveal an unexpected look at their influences and interests. All of the proceeds from the festival will support the Roxie.

The films are not necessarily the favorites of each artist, or their vote for the greatest of all time—rather these are films with special meaning for each artist, and films they wanted to share. Christian Marclay chose Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt and Antonioni’s Blow-Up, which he calls “a classic for me.” As he notes, “It’s a film about looking, a film about making images, a film about films.” Lee Friedlander describes picking his selections, The African Queen and Casablanca, because his enjoyment of them is ongoing. “I chose them because I like them and I like them over and over again,” he writes. Martine Gutierrez chose Ghost in the Shell and Blade Runner, naming them as formative influences. She writes about Blade Runner, “The film has become notorious for its visual aesthetic, fashion and character design, impacting pop culture’s depiction of futurism, as well as my own.”

General admission is $16 for all films except for The Right Stuff with Q&A on July 20, which is $20. All shows are discounted for Roxie members with a promo code. Get your All-films pass to see any and all films included in the festival for $200. Or, get a 6-film pass* and see 6 of the films included in the festival for only $72! If you purchase a 6-film pass or the all-films pass, these will be available for pick up at the box office starting July 9. You will only be able to redeem your tickets at the box office when presenting the pass. Tickets will be held for pass holders for all screenings.

*6-film pass valid for all films except for The Right Stuff on July 20

Tuesday, July 9
6:30p O Brother, Where Art Thou?         
Wednesday, July 10
6:30 Wild Strawberries (35mm)   8:40 Moonlight      
Thursday, July 11
KOTA EZAWA        
6:30 Wings of Desire      
9:15 The Straight Story (35mm)  
Friday, July 12 
6:30 Contempt      
9:00 Blow-Up      
Saturday, July 13 
1:00 The African Queen     
3:30 Casablanca (35mm)        
Monday, July 15 
6:00 Tokyo Story     
8:50 A New Leaf
Tuesday, July 16 
6:30 The Gleaners and I      
8:30 The Idiots        
Wednesday, July 17 
6:00 Kwaidan (35mm)        
9:15 This Transient Life  
Thursday, July 18 
NAN GOLDIN        
6:30 Paths of Glory (35mm)        
8:45 The Cranes are Flying          
Friday, July 19 
6:30 Blade Runner (Final Cut)     
9:15 Ghost in the Shell      
Saturday, July 20 
4:15 The Truman Show (35mm)   6:45 The Right Stuff (Preceded by Q&A)   

Wild Strawberries (35mm) Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Moonlight Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Wings of Desire Thursday, July 11, 2024
The Straight Story (35mm) Thursday, July 11, 2024
Contempt (Le mépris) Friday, July 12, 2024
Blow-Up Friday, July 12, 2024
The African Queen Saturday, July 13, 2024
Casablanca (35mm) Saturday, July 13, 2024
Tokyo Story Monday, July 15, 2024
A New Leaf Monday, July 15, 2024
The Gleaners and I Tuesday, July 16, 2024
The Idiots Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Kwaidan (35mm) Wednesday, July 17, 2024
This Transient Life Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Paths of Glory (35mm) Thursday, July 18, 2024
The Cranes are Flying Thursday, July 18, 2024
Blade Runner (Final Cut) Friday, July 19, 2024
Ghost in the Shell Friday, July 19, 2024
The Truman Show (35mm) Saturday, July 20, 2024
The Right Stuff Saturday, July 20, 2024