Fans can watch all 11 of Michael Mann’s films in Brooklyn this winter at BAMcinématek’s first-ever complete retrospective of the iconic director’s decades-long career. The series will start with “Thief,” commemorating the film’s 35th anniversary, and end with last year’s “Blackhat,” with an intensive conversation with the director in person on Thursday, February 11.
Mann is known for his expressionistic use of digital film in its early days, most notably with the polarizing “Miami Vice,” and for modernizing the noir film in today’s gritty urban landscapes. Twenty years later, the director’s “Heat” is still widely regarded as a masterpiece, a twisting tale of a bank heist gone wrong that spans almost three hours and was famously shot on location in Los Angeles without the use of sound stages.
Not only do the director’s films continue to entertain, but his stylish and meticulously crafted atmospheres and innovative use of digital film also make him one of the most important auteurs of the last few decades. The retrospective will begin on February 5 and end on February 11. Head over to the BAM website for more information.