Director Paul Schrader

Director Paul Schrader didn’t see any films before he was 18 years old thanks to a strict Calvinist education. His 1985 film “Mishima” is a portrait of the flamboyant writer, actor, and bodybuilder Yukio Mishima; it’s at the Film Forum Dec. 17-23 (209 W. Houston). His more recent film, 2008’s "Adam Resurrected," follows the story of a patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel. It’s at the Quad (34 W. 13th St.)