Past Events › THE LONG TAKE › – TRYLON



Summer at the Trylon

Cinema is uniquely capable of capturing time and space. The long take, also known as a continuous take, long shot, or oner, is a technique that fully embraces this advantage. Using this technique challenges filmmakers to choreograph complicated blocking in conjunction with camera movements. This sprawling series spans multiple genres, eleven countries, and sixty-six years.


(1958, 111m, 1998 reconstructed version) dir Orson Welles w/Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh. Mexican narcotics officer Mike Vargas (Heston) must interrupt his honeymoon with his new American wife, Susan, (Leigh) after a bomb planted on the Mexican side of the border explodes on the US side. Famous for its startling three-minute-plus opening shot, Touch […]

Showings: Jun. 2 6:45, Jun. 3 7:00, 9:15, Jun. 4 7:00, 9:15


(1992, 124m) dir Robert Altman w/Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, and everyone else. Griffin Mill (Robbins) is a young studio executive lacking a moral compass. He finds himself caught up in an accidental murder, which would fit right in with the movie scripts he reviews. The Player is wonderfully clever, full of Hollywood in-jokes, […]

Showings: Jun. 9 7:00, Jun. 10 7:00, 9:30, Jun. 11 7:00, 9:30


(1953, 105m, French w/English subtitles) dir Max Ophüls w/Danielle Darrieux, Charles Boyer, Vittorio De Sica. An aristocratic woman known only as “Madame de . . .” (Darrieux) sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband (Boyer) as a wedding gift. As the earrings pass hands, the unintended consequences lead to a domino […]

Showings: Jun. 16 7:45, Jun. 17 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 18 7:00, 9:00


(1975, 126m, Spanish, German, and French w/English subtitles) dir Michelangelo Antonioni w/Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre. When a war correspondent who can’t find a war (Nicholson) exchanges identities with a businessman he finds dead in a North African hotel, he believes he’s starting anew—but the persona has a dangerous past. Antonioni’s exploration of identity […]

Showings: Jun. 23 7:00, Jun. 24 7:00, 9:30, Jun. 25 7:00, 9:30


(1983, 125m, Russian w/English subtitles) dir Andrei Tarkovsky w/Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano. Andrei (Yankovskiy), a Russian intellectual doing research in Italy, becomes obsessed with his translator Eugenia (Giordano) as he pines for his home. The evocative candle scene is a transformative long take among Tarkovsky’s best. New Restoration! SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30

Showings: Jun. 30 7:00, Jul. 1 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 2 7:00, 9:30


(2017, 96m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Shin’ichirô Ueda w/Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Takayuki Hamatsu. A hack director and his team of actors must shoot a zombie film for live television—and attempt to accomplish it in a single take. Opening with a 37-minute continuous shot and created on a shoestring budget, One Cut is a charming […]

Showings: Jul. 7 7:30, Jul. 8 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 9 7:00, 9:00

BIRTH in 35mm

(2004, 100m) dir Jonathan Glazer w/Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Lauren Bacall. Anna (Kidman) is a widow about to be remarried when a ten-year-old boy tells her he is the reincarnated soul of her dead husband. Opening with an impressive Steadicam shot through Central Park, Birth is an unsettling and underappreciated treasure of the early 2000s. […]

Showings: Jul. 14 7:30, Jul. 15 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 16 7:00, 9:00


(2003, 120m, Korean w/English subtitles) dir Park Chan-wook w/Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong. Dae-Su Oh (Choi) is kidnapped and imprisoned for seemingly no reason. Fifteen years later, he is released and told he must find his captor in five days. Known for its famous one-shot hallway fight scene, Oldboy is Park’s disturbing masterwork. New […]

Showings: Jul. 21 7:00, Jul. 22 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 23 7:00, 9:30

Back to Top