What’s New on Kino Film Collection in April 2024

April 1, 2024
What’s New on Kino Film Collection in April 2024

From a French union thriller starring Isabelle Huppert to a celebrated film by Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and a classic documentary about Outlaw Country, there’s something for everyone coming to Kino Film Collection this month.

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Premiering on April 4


La Syndicaliste
Jean-Paul Salomé, France/Germany, 2023
Isabelle Huppert stars in this investigative thriller set in the world of nuclear power and corrupt politics that traces the true story of Maureen Kearney, the influential head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. A deft navigator of elite political and financial circles, Maureen became a whistleblower and exposed secrets that shook the French nuclear sector.

Ever Deadly
Tanya Tagaq & Chelsea McMullan, Canada, 2024
Ever Deadly weaves together intimate concert footage of Tanya Tagaq alongside moving personal reflections, stunning sequences filmed in Nunavut, and hand-drawn animation by Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona to seamlessly bridge history, landscapes, stories, and songs with pain, anger, and triumph—all through the expressions of one of the most innovative musical performers of our time.

Premiering on April 11


Goodbye Dragon Inn
Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 2004
In Tsai Ming-liang’s minimalist film, the Fu-Ho Grand, a movie palace in Taipei, is closing its doors. Its valedictory screening: King Hu’s 1967 wuxia epic Dragon Inn plays to a motley smattering of spectators, including two stars of Hu’s original opus, Miao Tien and Shih Chun, who watch their younger selves with tears in their eyes.

The Crimson Rivers
Mathieu Kassovitz, France, 2001
When France’s leading serial killer investigator Commissaire Pierre Niemans (Jean Reno, Léon: The Professional) is called to examine a grisly murder, he enters a world of secrets, lies, and unthinkable horrors. Filled with twisted turns and breathtaking locations in the French Alps, this tense thriller keeps you wondering what’s really happening right up until its shocking conclusion.


Premiering on April 18


The Outside Man
Jacques Deray, USA/France, 1973
In this gritty 70s action classic from Jacques Deray (La Piscine), Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French hitman hired to kill a Los Angeles mafia boss by his son and daughter-in-law (Angie Dickinson). After completing the contract, another hitman (Roy Scheider) is brought in to tie up loose ends. Ann-Margret is Trintignant’s only ally as he and Scheider play a murderous game of cat-and-mouse.

Tommy Guns
Carlos Conceição, Angola/Portugal/France, 2023
Angolan-Portuguese director Carlos Conceição’s audacious and enigmatic Tommy Guns invokes the ghosts of Angola’s colonial past while embracing the symbolic power of genre filmmaking. Set just before the country’s independence from decades of Portuguese rule, this Locarno award-winner playfully swerves from art house drama to war film to zombie flick to escape thriller with exhilarating control.

Premiering on April 25


Heartworn Highways
James Szalapski, USA, 1976
In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Alan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound.

Heartworn Highways Revisited
Wayne Price, USA, 2016
Heartworn Highways captured the nascent roots of the Outlaw Country movement in the mid-70s. Forty years later, Heartworn Highways Revisited explores and celebrates the authenticity and spirit of that legendary film via a community of contemporary musicians creating music in Nashville, Tennessee.