Merchant Ivory Gold

With his moving screenplay adaptation of André Aciman’s beloved novel Call Me By Your Name, the 89-year-old James Ivory has enjoyed a true late-career triumph in 2017. Ivory first came to recognition alongside his partner Ismail Merchant as half of the formidable Merchant Ivory team, whose productions set the bar for refined filmmaking for several decades. Often prestige literary adaptations, their work not only honored its source material—novels by Henry James, E.M. Forster, and more—but often transcended it. In hopes of reintroducing audiences to Merchant Ivory’s transporting films, we’re pleased to present recent, gorgeous restorations of five of their best, including three from the Cohen Film Collection.

Past Screenings