Invitation to James Gray

He is perhaps the most European of the American filmmakers, having grown up with the films of the New Wave. Discovered by the thriller Little Odessa, he has made eight films that are both intimate and dazzling, often with autobiographical overtones, in which the difficulty of family relationships plays a major role. After the jungle of The Lost City of Z and the space of Ad Astra, he returns to his childhood in Queens with the magnificent Armageddon Time, which he will present as a premiere.


Master class
A conversation with James Gray
Pathé Bellecour Sun 16 at 3:15pm


Films presented


Little Odessa by James Gray (1994, 1h38, prohib. for ages -12)
Joshua Shapira (Tim Roth), a hitman, is given a contract in the Little Odessa neighbourhood where he grew up... James Gray revisits his trademark theme of family tragedy in the depths of a bleak and gritty New York.
Pathé Bellecour Sun16 7:45pm | Lumière Bellecour Wed19 6:15pm | Lumière Bellecour Sun23 2:30pm

We Own the Night by James Gray (2007, 1h57)
Brooklyn in the 1980s. The confrontation of two brothers: one is a nightclub owner, the other is the head of the New York police force... An intense thriller revealing a brotherly relationship, magnificently played by Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg.
UGC Confluence Sun16 6:30pm | Comœdia Mon17 9:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Wed19 9:45pm | UGC Ciné Internationale Thu20 8:30pm

Two Lovers by James Gray (2008, 1h50)
While Leonard finds himself falling in love with his neighbour Michelle, his parents push him towards Sandra, the daughter of the future owners of the dry-cleaning business... James Gray is at the top of his game in this film about unrequited love, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix.
Pathé Bellecour Tue18 9:30pm | Comœdia Thu20 4:15pm | UGC Confluence Fri21 6:45pm

The Lost City of Z by James Gray (2017, 2h21)
The riveting and haunting tale of Percival Harrison Fawcett, an infamous adventurer of Brazil and Bolivia, sent to map the frontiers. In this account of the wild Amazonian jungle expeditions of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th century, man's avidity reigns supreme…
Pathé Bellecour Sun16 10:45am | UGC Confluence Mon17 6:45pm | Comœdia Sun23 11:15am

Armageddon Time by James Gray (2022, 1h55)
Paul grows up in Queens with his African-American friend Johnny. The world he knows turns upside down when he is sent to a public school... Intensely personal, this film deals with some of the filmmaker's favourite subjects: family and filiation, as well as racism and social inequality.
Institut Lumière 
Sun16 5:30pm

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