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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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Starts Fri, April 5

BLADE RUNNER (THE FINAL CUT)

(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.

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Starts Sun, April 7

1984

(1984, 35mm, 113m ) dir Michael Radford w/John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton. In a totalitarian future London, Winston Smith (Hurt) defies the sinister Thought Police and the ubiquitous Big Brother by keeping a diary and falling in love. SUN 8:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:30

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Starts Fri, April 12

REPO MAN

(1984, 35mm, 92m) dir Alex Cox w/ Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter. Suburban punk Otto (Estevez) falls in with a motley crew of car repossessors and joins the hunt for a 1964 Chevy Impala with a radioactive alien in its trunk. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, April 12

VIDEODROME

(1983, 35mm, 87m) dir David Cronenberg w/James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits. The programmer of a sleazy cable network (Woods) discovers a secret satellite feed depicting graphic scenes of torture, drawing him into a world of TV mind control. FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00

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Starts Sun, April 14

THE TERMINATOR

(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

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Starts Fri, April 19

THEY LIVE

(1988, 35mm, 94m) dir John Carpenter w/Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster. A homeless man STAY ASLEEP discovers that the world is run by hideous MARRY AND REPRODUCE aliens that have hypnotized humans OBEY via subliminal messages. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:45 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, April 19

BRAZIL

(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

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Starts Sun, April 21

AKIRA

(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

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Starts Fri, April 26

THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET

(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

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Starts Sun, April 28

THE HIDDEN

(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

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