10/10: Manfred Kirchheimer

The famed director of Stations of the Elevated (1981), Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan (2006), Dream of a City (2018), and Free Time (2019), a meticulously restored and constructed 16mm documentary shot in New York between 1958 and 1960, which opens in Virtual Cinemas on November 11, 2020, shares his ten (or fourteen) favorite films of all-time.

– in no particular order –

1. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)

2. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

4. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)

5. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)

6. The Talk of the Town (George Stevens, 1942)

7. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1941)

8. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)

9. The Band Wagon (Vincente Minnelli, 1953)

10. The General (Buster Keaton, 1926)

11. Outcast of the Islands (Carol Reed, 1951)

12. A Heart in Winter (Claude Sautet, 1992)

13. Strange Victory (Leo Hurwitz, 1948)

14. The Quiet One (Sidney Myers, 1948)

Manfred Kirchheimer’s Free Time premieres in Virtual Cinemas on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Stream more films by the veteran filmmaker on Projectr.

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten fourteen favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2011 and 2020).

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