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The Trylon presents special screenings and events as well as films that don’t quite have a home in larger series.

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Upcoming Films in this Series

Starts Fri, January 28


(1915, DCP, 76m) dir Mario Roncoroni w/Valeria Creti, Giovanni Spano, Cristina Ruspoli. This early feminist steampunk silent follows the exploits of Filibus (Creti), a cross-dressing sky pirate who uses her airship to rob unsuspecting victims—from the sky! These screenings are made possible by the University of Minnesota's Imagine Fund as part of the Twin Cities Silent Film Project, organized by Maggie Hennefeld, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. With live piano accompaniment by Katie Condon and a video…

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Starts Fri, April 8


(1979, 35mm, 105m, Spanish with English subtitles) dir Iván Zulueta w/Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth, Will More. An abstract psychosexual thriller about two men, a woman, an experimental film, and altered consciousness. Rarely seen and censored upon release, Arrebato is finally available on a brand-new 35mm print. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15

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Starts Fri, April 22


(1974, 35mm, 113m) dir Francis Ford Coppola w/Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield. Harry Caul (Hackman), a surveillance expert, happens to record a private discussion that might get someone killed. Made two years after the Watergate break-in, The Conversation is a masterwork of power, paranoia, snooping, and corruption. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15 These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult Film Collective.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Fri, July 9


(1974, DCP, 92m) dir John Berry w/Diahann Caroll, James Earl Jones, Lawrence Hilton-Jacob. This heart-and-soul comedy follows Harlem natives Claudine (Carol) and Rupert (“Roop”) (Jones) as their fledgling romance is imperiled by her six kids and the welfare officer who badgers them constantly. One of the little-seen gems of the 1970s. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00

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Starts Fri, July 30


(1989, 35mm, 82m) dir H. Tjut Djalil w/Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart, Claudia Angelique Rademaker. This wildly violent Indonesian exploitation flick is the black-magic story of the lustful Queen of the South Sea, who overtakes the body of a female anthropology student. With mashup scenes liberally stolen from James Cameron’s The Terminator, it must be seen to be believed. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult Film Collective. FRI/SAT 7:00 8:45 SUN 3:00 4:45 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00

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Starts Fri, October 8


(1950, 35mm, 104m) dir Henry Koster w/James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Charles Drake. Elwood P. Dowd’s (Stewart) best friend is an invisible six-foot-tall rabbit. Elwood’s family thinks he’s insane, and a comedy of errors ensues. Based on Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Harvey brought Stewart an Oscar nomination and gave Hull—reprising her Broadway role—a Best Supporting Actress win. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00

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Starts Fri, October 15


(2000, DCP, 108m) dir John Fawcett w/Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche. Ginger (Isabelle) and her sister Brigitte (Perkins) are goth outcasts, and best friends, in suburbia. When a werewolf bites Ginger, things begin changing. This coming-of-age tale works both as a gory horror flick and as an allegory about the complications of adolescence. Read more at Perisphere. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00 

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Starts Fri, October 15


(2009, DCP, 102m) dir Karyn Kusama w/Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody. When a city band comes to a small-town bar in Devil’s Kettle, Jennifer (Fox) and Needy (Seyfried) go see them. Unfortunately, the band is made up of creeps who try to sacrifice Jennifer. Initially written off as a poor follow-up film for Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody, Jennifer has since become a kind of cult classic. Read more at Perisphere. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15

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Starts Sat, October 23


(1968, DCP, 87m) dir Melvin Van Peebles w/Harry Baird, Nicole Berger. Turner (Baird) is a black American soldier stationed in France under the command of a bigot. He receives a three-day leave and finds romance with a white woman (Berger). Bearing reflections of the French New Wave and glimmers of the subversive elements in Van Peeble’s later work, Three-Day Pass is a gem finally uncovered. SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, October 29


(1977, 35mm, 88m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Nobuhiko Ôbayashi w/Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba. This cult masterpiece, comprised of bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh today, four decades after it was made. Come join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the 21st time. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00

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Starts Thu, November 18


(2021, DCP, 100m) A veritable treasure from the world's archives and archivists, The Association of Moving Image Archivists presents ASN Roadshow, 20+ astonishing films and videos in 100 minutes! This cinematic Cabinet of Wonders features films from Mexico, Thailand, and New Zealand, an appearance by Louis Jordan and the Tympany Five, a dancing Bobcat (it's not what you expect!), Baltimore Breakdancing including the Chocolate Boogie, Jack Lemon's first screening appearance as a helpless soldier, and much more. Minnesota Historical Society…

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Starts Sat, December 25


(1940, DCP, 99m) dir Ernst Lubitsch w/Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. At a high-end Budapest department store, sales clerks Alfred (Stewart) and Klara (Sullavan) are both falling for their anonymous pen pals while struggling to work together. With this Christmas classic, Lubitsch created an enduring blueprint for romcoms to follow.  SAT 3:00 5:15 7:30 SUN 3:00 5:15 

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Starts Fri, December 31


(1981, 35mm, 124m) dir Andrzej Zulawski w/Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neil, Margit Carstensen. In the shadow of the Berlin Wall, Anna (Adjani) requests a divorce—and all kinds of wrong bubble to the surface. Beautiful and disturbing, Possession is a horror/art film about personal demons, dark secrets, and destructive relationships. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult Film Collective. Read more at Perisphere. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30

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Starts Thu, January 20


(35mm, approximately 135m) This time around, the mystery film is a rare 1980s gem from a director who’s run into lots of trouble getting his films released without censorship. We'll run some interesting 16mm content before starting the mystery 35mm feature, which is about 1hr45min in length. Tickets (one per member) are free for Trylon Club members with active subscriptions as of January 18th, on a first come first served basis. Interested in becoming a member? 7:00

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Starts Fri, January 21


(1945, DCP, 91m) dir Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger w/Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesay, George Carney. Middle-class Joan Webster (Hiller) is a determined social climber. On her way to marry a wealthy industrialist, she is waylaid by a terrible storm and trapped on the island of Mull with a man named Torquil MacNeil (Livesay). Read more at Perisphere. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00

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