MUBI announced today its June release slate featuring films and curated series from both emerging talent and acclaimed directors from across the globe. Next month, as part of its Special Discovery series, MUBI opens the doors of Casa Roshell, a tiny cabaret in Mexico City where the boundaries of gender and sexuality are blurred, in Camila José Donoso’s spellbinding documentary.
MUBI also pays tribute to the best of British cinema with a selection of the timeless comedies produced by Ealing Studios — films that brightened up post-war Britain with their wit, verve and sensational comic turns from cinema luminaries such as Sir Alec Guinness, Alastair Sim and Joan Greenwood. Hopping to the other side of the English Channel, June’s slate celebrates the birthday of French New Wave auteur Alain Resnais with a career-spanning trio of his most notable films, from 1961’s Last Year in Marienbad to 2012’s You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet. And the festivities continue with birthday tributes to Kris Kristofferson and Mel Brooks.
Exclusive titles abound with the streaming premiers of three fresh festival titles from the past two years, exclusive showings of four documentaries from the eminent German aesthete and filmmaker Heinz Emigholz and a sampling of favorite titles straight from LA OLA, a showcase of the best in contemporary Spanish film.
Highlights from the June line-up are as follows:
Alain Resnais Triple
MUBI remembers the great “Left Bank” New-Wave auteur Alain Resnais on his birthday with a trio of three major works from across his career, including his second-to-last film, You Ain’t Seen Nothin’Yet (2012), his modernist masterpiece Last Year in Marienbad (1961), and the ripe-for-rediscovery period film Stavisky… (1974), starring Jean-Paul Belmondo with an original score by Stephen Sondheim.
Last Year in Marienbad — June 2
Stavisky… — June 3
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet — June 4
Special Discovery — Exclusive
Camila José Donoso’s captivating doc transports us to a tiny yet lively cabaret in Mexico City, where music plays, drinks are served and boundaries are suspended: those between man and woman, gay and straight, past and present, reality and fiction. The film, which premiered at Berlinale 2017, captures the everyday interactions of its subjects at the cabaret, resulting in an ultimately complex and moving portrait of life at Casa Roshell.
Casa Roshell — June 15
Revisit the golden era of post-war British comedies with a series of films produced by London-based Ealing Studios. Frequently starring Alec Guinness, these comic treasures include such wry classics as The Ladykillers (later remade by the Coen brothers) and Kind Hearts and Coronets.
The Ladykillers — May 31
Whiskey Galore! — June 7
The Man in the White Suit — June 14
The Magnet — June 21
The Lavender Hill Mob — June 28
Kind Hearts & Coronets — July 8
Heinz Emigholz’s Streetscapes — Exclusive
The famed German documentarian continues his fascination with architecture, photography and national history in four wide-ranging films — all 2017 premieres — covering topics ranging from rock music to kibbutz architecture, and filmed across the world from Georgia and São Paulo to Uruguay and Berlin. Streetscapes [Dialogue] was named one of the Top 10 Films of last year by Cinema Scope magazine.
2+2=22 [The Alphabet] — June 11
Bickels [Socialism] — June 12
Streetscapes [Dialogue] — June 18
Dieste [Uruguay] — June 19
Happy Birthday Mel
Not one, not two, but three birthday celebrations in June! Kris Kristofferson joins Mel Brooks and Alain Resnais with a birthday tribute next month. MUBI will show Brooks’ unforgettable directorial debut — a rare case of a film-turned-broadway-sensation, followed by a film-remake of said broadway sensation. This is the one that started it all.
The Producers — June 28
In celebration of Pride month and summer itself, MUBI presents the exclusive premiere of this delightful coming-of-age road trip story from veteran Canadian director Bruce McDonald. An official selection of both TIFF and Berlin, Weirdos is the perfect combination of sweet and quirky, featuring brilliant performances by Molly Parker and newcomer Julia Sarah Stone (a TIFF “Rising Star”) — plus a kick-ass 70s soundtrack and gorgeous black-and-white cinematography.
Weirdos — June 23 — Exclusive
MUBI has teamed up with Nang Magazine, a biannual publication dedicated to Asian cinema, to show Ouroboros, the feature debut from the 2017 Whitney Biennial-selected filmmaker Basma Alsharif. The film pays homage to the Gaza Strip, examining the Palestinian diaspora by following one man through five different landscapes.
Ouroboros — June 25 — Exclusive
From Slamdance 2017, this film directed by a duo of female Japanese directors, Joji Koyama and pop artist Tujiko Noriko, boldly tells a fractured story of loneliness and devotion with a style all its own and an original blend of storytelling techniques reminiscent of the films of Alain Resnais.
Kuro — June 26 — Exclusive
LA OLA — Exclusive
This summer, MUBI continues its collaboration with LA OLA, an annual showcase of the most outstanding and innovative independent films from Spain, which began in Los Angeles, expanded to New York (Anthology Film Archives), and will now for the first time travel to Mexico City (Cineteca Nacional). Next month, MUBI will stream a selection from the festival, bringing these critically acclaimed films to broader audiences across the globe.
The Sea Stares at Us From Afar — June 13
Júlia Ist — June 20
Niñato — June 27
Celebrating Kris Kristofferson
In honor of Kris Kristofferson’s Birthday (June 22), MUBI presents Sam Peckinpah’s irascible action comedy, starring Kristofferson as a trucker who leads a rebellion of like-minded drivers in protest against a brutally repressive sheriff. According to Time Out, it’s “a large dose of the best kind of escapist good humor.”
Convoy — June 22