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September at the Trylon

Peter Weir fluidly crossed genres, often in a single film, while presenting societal ills through unique lenses. His films use suspense and guilt to insist that we reflect on how we relate to the world. They are as thought-provoking as they are entertaining, an exceedingly rare thing.

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(1985, DCP, 112m) dir Peter Weir w/Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas. A young Amish boy (Haas) is witness to a murder in a train-station bathroom, and Detective John Book (Ford) must protect him as they are forced into hiding. Part action flick, part fish-out-of-water drama, part social and moral commentary, Witness balances so many […]

Showings: Sep. 1 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 2 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 3 3:00, 5:15


(1979, DCP, 76m) dir Peter Weir w/Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby. A plumber (Kants) shows up at the apartment of the Cowpers (Morris, Coleby), claiming to have a work order. He begins to dismantle their piping and play strange mind games. A television hit that is arguably the most Weir that Weir gets. FRI […]

Showings: Sep. 8 7:00, Sep. 9 9:15, Sep. 10 3:00


(1993, DCP, 122m) dir Peter Weir w/Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez. After surviving a plane crash, Max Klein (Bridges) becomes unattached and unable to connect with anyone who wasn’t part of the event. Perhaps Weir’s most emotionally calculated and effective film. For Perisphere, Kevin Maher discusses Fearless‘s epiphanies on life and death, and Bob Aulert […]

Showings: Sep. 8 8:45, Sep. 9 7:00, Sep. 10 4:45


(1974, DCP, 91m) dir Peter Weir w/Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Bruce Spence. Paris, Australia. A bush town built on a dangerous curve that survives on salvaging the car wrecks of tourists. When deranged members of the community break off and launch attacks, it will be a miracle if anyone makes it out of Paris alive. […]

Showings: Sep. 15 7:00, Sep. 16 9:15, Sep. 17 3:00


(1977, 35mm, 106m) dir Peter Weir w/Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil. David Gulpilil’s incredible talent for acting and educating was the express inspiration for this film. A blunt but dreamy study of perception, colonialism, cultural awareness, and the racism of Australian whites. For Perisphere, Cole Seidl assesses how The Last Wave fits in as a […]

Showings: Sep. 15 9:00, Sep. 16 7:00, Sep. 17 5:00


(1986, DCP, 117m) w/Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix. Arrogant inventor Allie Fox (Ford) brings his family into the jungle and willfully ignores the consequences of his actions as they rain down on those near him. This examination of the caustic nature of American exceptionalism and capitalism is disturbing but invigorating. For Perisphere, Michael Wellvang […]

Showings: Sep. 22 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 23 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 24 3:00, 5:15


(1975, 35mm, 107m) w/Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray. At the beginning of the twentieth century a small group of female students vanishes while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing. Picnic is more than an unsolved mystery; it is a poetic horror that explores class and sexual repression. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15 Sophie […]

Showings: Sep. 29 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 30 7:00, 9:15, Oct. 1 3:00, 5:15

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