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INTO THE 21st-CENTURY DYSTOPIA

January at the Trylon

Modern science fiction is rife with bleak depictions of the Earth’s future. Gone are dreams of limitless potential. Faced with environmental crises, alien invasions, unchecked technological advancements, global pandemics, and economic collapses, humanity must contend with the dread of its demise.

GHOST IN THE SHELL

(1995, DCP, 83m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Mamoru Oshii w/Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera. In this highly influential film from the golden age of anime, Major Kusanagi (Tanaka) is tasked with hunting down a criminal hacker known as the Puppet Master. When the mission starts to unravel, the major is left questioning her government, […]


Showings: Jan. 1 7:30, Jan. 2 7:00, 8:45, Jan. 3 7:00, 8:45

PULSE

(2001, 35mm, 119m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa w/Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki. Kurosawa expertly digs into two terrifying parallel tales about the spirits that haunt our technology. One follows a haunted computer disk, while the other depicts the horror of unencrypted Web access. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jan. 6 7:00, Jan. 7 9:15, Jan. 8 3:00

THE ROVER

(2014, DCP, 103m) dir David Michôd w/Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Following a global economic collapse, a drifter with nothing left to lose (Pearce) and a wounded thief (Pattinson) take revenge on the men who left them both for dead in a Mad Max-esque Australian Outback. FRI 9:30 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:30


Showings: Jan. 6 9:30, Jan. 7 7:00, Jan. 8 5:30

CHILDREN OF MEN

(2006, 35mm, 109m) dir Alfonso Cuarón w/Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor. A former activist (Owen) finds himself at the center of a world-changing conflict when he’s forced to help smuggle a young woman through a war-torn and childless United Kingdom in Cuarón’s masterpiece—featuring some of the most complicated and exciting camera movements ever put […]


Showings: Jan. 8 7:45, Jan. 9 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 10 7:00, 9:15

WAR OF THE WORLDS

(2005, DCP, 116m) dir Steven Spielberg w/Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins. Spielberg’s thrilling adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel, which invented the genre of alien invasion, places the action with blue-collar worker Ray Ferrier (Cruise) as he attempts to flee the invasion and protect his family. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30


Showings: Jan. 13 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 14 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 15 3:00, 5:30

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

(2001, DCP, 146m) dir Steven Spielberg w/Jude Law, Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor. Stanley Kubrick’s final project, in collaboration with Spielberg, was in development for more than two decades. The epic tale follows David (Osment), a child robot who must navigate a horrific future as well as peoples’ inhumanity to other beings. SUN 8:00 MON/TUE […]


Showings: Jan. 15 8:00, Jan. 16 7:00, Jan. 17 7:00

WALL·E

(2008, DCP, 98m) dir Andrew Stanton w/Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin. Left alone for years on a deserted Earth, a tiny trash-cleaning robot called WALL·E falls in love with a surprise visitor from space. Come see a love story more than 12 years in the making. FRI 7:00 SAT 8:45 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jan. 20 7:00, Jan. 21 8:45, Jan. 22 3:00

WORLD OF TOMORROW: THE FIRST THREE EPISODES

(2015, 2017, 2020, DCP, 74m) dir Don Hertzfeldt w/Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman. This award-winning set of animated shorts follows Emily Prime (Mae) and her many clones through the future. Hertzfeldt wondrously foresees glimmers and horrors of the world of tomorrow. FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Jan. 20 9:00, Jan. 21 7:00, Jan. 22 5:15

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

(2015, 35mm, 120m) dir George Miller w/Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult. Miller’s unhinged masterpiece follows Furiosa (Theron) as she attempts to free a group of women from a vicious warlord with the help of one Max Rockatansky (Hardy). SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30


Showings: Jan. 22 7:00, Jan. 23 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 24 7:00, 9:30

LOOPER

(2012, 35mm, 119m) dir Rian Johnson w/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt. You are literally your own worst enemy in Johnson’s dystopian neo-noir crime thriller involving time travel, telekinesis, and fate. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jan. 27 7:00, Jan. 28 9:15, Jan. 29 3:00

EX MACHINA

(2014, DCP, 108m) dir Alex Garland w/Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. Computer programmer Caleb (Gleeson) meets Nathan (Isaac), his eccentric CEO, and Nathan’s creation, the stunning robot Ava (Vikander). Among other sources, the drama draws from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. FRI 9:30 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:30


Showings: Jan. 27 9:30, Jan. 28 7:00, Jan. 29 5:30

EDGE OF TOMORROW

(2014, DCP, 113m) dir Doug Liman w/Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton. During an alien invasion, William Cage (Cruise), a public relations officer with no combat experience, dies on his first day on the battlefield—and then awakens to repeat the same day over and over. SUN 7:45 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Jan. 29 7:45, Jan. 30 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 31 7:00, 9:15

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