There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse, preceded by Stump the Guesser

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Nicolás Zukerfeld’s third feature is a wry, surprising work of filmmaking-as-criticism that traces a mysterious and amusing arc across the vast oeuvre of pantheon auteur Raoul Walsh, before suddenly reinventing itself as an essayistic investigation into memory, cinema, and their shared mutability. Screening with the latest entry in Guy Maddin’s strange universe: a bizarrely humorous and modernist dystopian fable about a carnival mindreader who finally meets his match.

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Program Features

8m
There are not thirty-six ways of showing a man getting on a horse Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, Tyler Wilson and director Nicolás Zukerfeld. Interpreter Cordelia Montes.

19m
Stump the Guesser

Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, 2020, Canada

Surreal superimpositions, Dutch angles, strobing abstract animation, and thunderous title cards collide in this tale of a carnival mindreader who finally meets his match, told as a raucous hodgepodge of tropes derived from Soviet silent cinema. Expanding Guy Maddin’s strange universe alongside frequent collaborators Evan and Galen Johnson, Stump the Guesser is a bizarrely humorous and modernist dystopian fable packed with incest, guessing milk, real crabs, and more.

1h 3m
There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways of Showing a Man Getting on a Horse

Nicolás Zukerfeld, 2020, Argentina, English and Spanish with English subtitles

Nicolás Zukerfeld’s third feature is a wry, surprising work of filmmaking-as-criticism that begins as a kind of supercut of moments from the work of pantheon Hollywood auteur Raoul Walsh. This rhythmically entrancing parade of images traces a mysterious and amusing arc across the director’s vast oeuvre—but at the halfway mark, the film reinvents itself as an idiosyncratic, essayistic investigation into memory, cinema, and their shared mutability. There Are Not Thirty-Six Ways… reimagines cinema as a medium for the generation and transmission of ideas, and the results are by turns humorous, stimulating, and thrilling.

26m
There are not thirty-six ways of showing a man getting on a horse Q&A

A conversation between Tyler Wilson, director Nicolás Zukerfeld, co-scriptwriter and co-editor Malena Solarz. Interpreter Cordelia Montes.

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58th New York Film Festival Trailer
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HBO Documentary Films
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