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The Trylon Cinema is available for rental on most Thursday evenings, as well as Saturday afternoons before 6pm. Learn more at trylon.org/rent-the-trylon.

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Upcoming Films in this Series

Sat, October 5


(2018, DVD, 53m) dir Caroline Berler. Lesbians didn't always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they've expressed queer identity through film.…

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Thu, October 10


(Duration: 83m) Regarding stop-motion animation in the 20th Century, our cultural memory shines brightest on a few brilliant minds and their landmark feature films. This short film program insists, however, that to appreciate those critical achievements, it's important to witness the brief but equally heartfelt projects on which these pioneers and others further afield cut their teeth and advanced the craft. Enjoy this program that spans the silent era to the turn of the millennium, and posits animation as an…

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Sat, October 12


(2017, DVD, 93m) dir Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi. Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes views on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her- as well as those she spread about herself- the film weaves an arresting portrait of a…

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Sat, October 19


(2017, DVD, 83m) dir Yony Leyser. Started in the 1980s as a fabricated movement intended to punk the punk scene, Queercore quickly became a real-life cultural community of LGBTQ music and movie-making revolutionaries. From the start of the pseudo-movement to the widespread rise of pop artists who used queer identity to push back against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution is just that: a how-to-do-it guide for the next generation of queer radicals. Collaborator: East…

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Sat, October 26


(2016, DVD, 100m) dir Jacqueline Gares. On her way to the store with a group of friends, Chrishaun Reed "CeCe" McDonald was attacked. In fighting for her own life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men's prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including actress and executive producer Laverne Cox. Laverne uses her platform to explore the roles race, class, and gender played in…

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January 16, 2020


Northrop Presents Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band FREE and open to the public. Sign up for the wait list as all tickets have currently been claimed. (1978, DCP, 113m, PG) dir Michael Schultz w/ Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Donald Pleasance, Steve Martin, Aerosmith. What do you get when you cross a variety show with a rock opera? Loosely tying together The Beatles’ seminal 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a heaping helping of Abbey Road, this cult favorite…

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Sat, September 14


(DCP, 40m + Q&A) Minneapolis’ based Lost Boy Pictures (Ben Kreibich & Mack Hastings) presents a special one time only screening of the five new short films. Pawn, Shy Bob, Speed Cinema, Nerve Tide, and Punch Me. 4:00 $10

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