THE LONELY (7 p.m. May 19) Throughout the shooting of Mister Lonely, Korine kept Nashville filmmaker Brent Stewart (Blackberry Winter) on set in the Scottish Highlands as official documentarian and EPK photographer. The result, making its Southeastern premiere at the Belcourt, is this hour-long documentary profiling the director and offering a glimpse into his unconventional working methods. “It was a very surreal place,” Stewart says of the set—where celebrity impersonators wandered the grounds of a remote castle, the sun didn’t set until 2 a.m., and cast and crew alike fought swarms of biting flies called midges. “Everyone was always waiting for Abe Lincoln’s beard to be applied.”
LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS (7:30 p.m. May 21) Launching a month-long tribute to Werner Herzog, the theater screens the German director’s 1971 documentary about communication within an alternate universe: the world of the deaf and blind.
HUSBANDS (noon May 24-25) John Cassavetes’ raw, searching, deeply discomforting 1970 study of three middle-aged buddies (the director, Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara) who lay each other open during a grief-fueled bender after a friend’s death.
MAUVAIS SANG (7:30 p.m. May 27) Denis Lavant (Mister Lonely’s brutish Charlie Chaplin) pines for Juliette Binoche, chases the antidote to an AIDS-like virus and does cartwheels down a Parisian sidewalk to David Bowie’s “Modern Love” in this dazzling 1986 feature by writer-director Leos Carax (who has a cameo in Korine’s film as Diego Luna’s agent).
ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (7:30 p.m. May 29) As an aging German charwoman who falls in love with a younger Moroccan mechanic, Brigitte Mira plays Jane Wyman to El Hedi ben Salem’s Rock Hudson in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1974 variation on Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows.
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