REAGANLAND: 1980s DYSTOPIA
April at the Trylon
Easy money, material girls, and victory without sacrifices. In their divergent ways, the 10 films in this series mirror the seamy underside of the “morning in America” Reagan years.
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(2007, DCP, 117m) dir Ridley Scott, w/Harrison Ford, Sean Young. In 2019 L.A., detective Rick Deckard (Ford) tracks down genetically engineered replicant renegades who are indistinguishable from humans. This is the definitive version of Scott’s 1982 classic. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30 This engagement is made possible by a donation in memory of Steven J. Huisken.
(1984, DCP, 107m) dir James Cameron w/Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn. Hunted by an implacable robot from the future, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) discovers she is destined to give birth to the leader of a rebellion against malevolent machines. SUN 7:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:15
(1985, 35mm, 132m) dir Terry Gilliam w/Jonathan Price, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro. A clerical error leads daydreaming bureaucrat Sam Lowry (Pryce) toward a revolutionary leader and a renegade heating engineer (De Niro) who plan to overthrow a totalitarian regime. FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00
(1988, DCP, 124m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Katsuhiro Ôtomo w/Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama. Bikers Kaneda (Iwata) and Tetsuo (Sasaki) are drawn into a sinister government project called Akira, which threatens to unleash a telepathic nightmare on the city of Neo Tokyo. SUN 7:45 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30
(1984, 35mm, 108m) dir John Sayles w/Joe Morton, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez. Sayles’s political sci-fi satire follows a mute extraterrestrial as he is pursued through Harlem by two outer-space bounty hunters who want to return him to slavery. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15
(1987, 35mm, 97m) dir Jack Sholder w/Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Nouri, Claudia Christian. A string of bizarre crimes leads L.A. detective Beck (Nouri) to team up with an eccentric FBI agent (MacLachlan). What’s causing the mayhem? We’re not saying it’s aliens. But it’s aliens. SUN 7:30 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00