The Tin Drum (Jan. 3, director's cut, new HD restoration!)

“Beautiful to look at, but shot with a cruel and unerring eye, it gives no quarter to the German people for their complicity in events, and in turn disgusts, amazes and frightens.” — Empire Magazine

One of the few films in history to have won both the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme D’Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Volker Schlöndorff’s scathing The Tin Drum comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new restored director’s cut! Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and society, he rejects both, and, at his third birthday, refuses to grow older. Caught in a state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding world marches towards the madness and folly of WWII. Anchored by an astounding lead performance from 12-year-old David Bennett, the original release of The Tin Drum was in fact shorn of twenty minutes cut at the behest of its distributor in 1979. The resulting, newly-unearthed director’s cut is an even more visionary adaptation of Günter Grass’s acclaimed novel — an unforgettable fantasia of surreal imagery, striking eroticism, and unflinching satire.
Dir. Volker Schlondorff, 1979, digital presentation, 163 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Tin Drum”!