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July at the Trylon and Heights

Congratulations! You just got a job working in outer space. You’ll be cooped up in a tube for months or years, breathing recycled air and seeing the same few faces every day, with only millimeters of metal protecting you from certain death in the vacuum of space. How will you keep from going bananas? Maybe you won’t! Each of these six films offers a strong argument for staying on Mother Earth.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Sun, June 30


(2009, 35mm, 97m) dir Duncan Jones w/Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott, Kevin Spacey. Working stiff Sam Bell (Rockwell) keeps a lonely vigil on the far side of the Moon, tending automated equipment for a big corporation. But a series of strange events make him question how much of what he’s been told is true–including his own identity. SUN 7:15 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, July 7


(1971, DCP, 167m, Russian w/ English subtitles) dir Andrei Tarkovsky w/Donatas Banionis, Natalya Bondarchuk, Jüri Järvet. When scientists orbiting the distant planet Solaris are troubled by apparitions from the past, a psychologist is sent to investigate. Tarkovsky’s hallucinogenic wonder is essential cinema. SUN/MON/TUES 7:00

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Starts Sun, July 14


(1963, DCP, 88m, Czech w/ English subtitles) dir Jindrich Polák w/Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolik, Dana Medrická. The crew of the first interstellar spacecraft fends off numerous perils en route to a mysterious planet where intelligent life might exist. Originally released in the U.S. as Voyage to the End of the Universe (with all its criticisms of capitalism removed), this stylish Czech thriller, which influenced both 2001 and Star Trek, is finally available uncensored. Promotional support for these screenings is provided…

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Starts Sun, July 21


(2007, DCP, 107m) dir Danny Boyle w/Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans. In 2057 the Sun is dying, and an international team of astronauts goes on a desperate mission to reignite its core. SUN 8:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:15

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Starts Mon, July 22


A Trylon Roadshow at the Heights Theater (1968, 70mm, 149m) dir Stanley Kubrick w/Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, Douglas Rain. Hal 9000 (Rain)  refuses to open the pod-bay doors in Kubrick’s visually dazzling voyage from our apelike ancestry to the ends of the universe. This special presentation is an “unrestored” 70mm print made from the original negative in 2018. MON SOLD OUT! TUE $12 7:30

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Starts Sun, July 28


(1974, DCP, 85m) dir John Coney w/Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson. Sun Ra’s Afro-futurist jazz oddity begins when his spaceship lands in Oakland after 30 years off-planet. He preaches the gospel of peace and freedom, hoping to convince African Americans that their only hope lies in outer space. SUN 6:30 MON/TUES 7:00 8:45

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