We Can’t Go Home Again


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icon-other-filmsNicholas Ray - Accidents of Imagination

We Can’t Go Home Again

  1. Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film We Can't Go Home Again
Ray’s final film was an experimental, pseudodocumentary collaboration with his students at SUNY – Binghamton in the 1970s. While it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1973, he continued editing the film until his death in 1979. Seeking a new language of cinema, he projected multiple Super 8, 16 millimeter, and video images on a pro-filmic screen and then re-filmed them with a 35 millimeter camera. This new version is the most complete cut of the film, digitally restored under the supervision of Ray’s widow Susan to commemorate his centenary.

35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive. Restoration produced by The Nicholas Ray Foundation with EYE Film Institute Netherlands and The Academy Film Archive, with additional support from RAI, Gucci, The Film Foundation, The Gulbenkian Foundation, La Cinematheque Francaise, and Museo Internazionale del Cinema. Picture restored by Cineric, Inc.; Sound by Audio Mechanics. (35mm presentation)