On January 6, director-actor duo Scott Cooper and Christian Bale reunite for Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye, the third collaboration between the two following Out of the Furnace and Hostiles. Beginning on November 26, Metrograph in New York City is hosting a six-film showcase celebrating Cooper and Bale’s collaborations as well as movies that inspired them.
Saturday, November 26
The Deer Hunter at 6 p.m.
The showcase kicks off with this five-time Oscar winning feature starring Robert De Niro, John Savage, and Christopher Walken. It centers three friends who are enlisted to fight in Vietnam. After they return home, each must contend with how the war affects them during and after.
Out of the Furnace at 9:30 p.m.
Released in 2013, this marks the first collaboration between Bale and Cooper. In it, Bale plays Russell Baze, a small-town steel mill worker. After his brother Rodney goes missing, and law enforcement does little to help, Russell takes it upon himself to find out what happened and find justice for Rodney.
Sunday, November 27
The Searchers at 6 p.m.
Led by John Wayne, John Ford’s western follows an American Civil War veteran who returns home after a long absence. Hoping for peace, he instead sets out on a years-long journey to find his niece and seek retribution after his family was massacred and his niece was kidnapped.
Hostiles at 8:30 p.m.
Four years following Out of the Furnace, Bale and Cooper reunited for their second project, an intense, slow-burn western. Set in the 1890s, Hostiles follows Captain Joseph Blocker (Bale), an Army captain tasked with escorting Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hawk to his ancestral home. Despite his resentment towards the chief, Blocker agrees to the mission and enlists the help of a small group to journey across dangerous terrain, meanwhile learning more about Chief Yellow Hawk.
Monday, November 28
Don’t Look Now at 7 p.m.
In this 1973 thriller, a married couple, John and Laura, grieves the death of their young daughter. When they relocate to Venice to leave the memory behind, they meet two elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be a psychic that can see the couple’s daughter. Though wary of the claim, a mysterious apparition in a red cloak haunts the couple.
Tuesday, November 29
The Pale Blue Eye at 7 p.m.
The latest collaboration between Cooper and Bale brings viewers back to the 1800s, this time the 1830s. After a gruesome murder occur at the military academy in West Point, detective Augustus Landor (Bale) is tasked with solving the case. To do so, he enlists the help of a cadet, a young Edgar Allan Poe.
Scott Cooper x Christian Bale runs from November 26 to November 29 at the Metrograph In Theater. For more details and tickets, visit the Metrograph website.