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September 2019 - August 2020 at the Trylon

The Trylon would not exist without its volunteers. Now, to help celebrate our tenth anniversary, we’re saying thanks by letting them choose the films they’ve long wanted us to show. Screenings will be every other Thursday through May 2020. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Upcoming Films in this Series

Thu, July 2

SAFE

(1995, DCP, 119m) dir Todd Haynes w/Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris. “Something is very wrong with Carol White. Has she developed an acute allergy to the chemicals that pervade the environment, or is her body sounding the alarm that her affluent yet emotionally-disconnected lifestyle is unsustainable?  As clueless doctors and narcissistic New Age gurus besiege her with useless treatments and bogus therapies, Carol’s condition worsens, leaving the viewer privy to an unsettling but absorbing depiction of illness and anxiety…

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Thu, July 16

PEEPING TOM

(1960, DCP, 101m) dir Michael Powell w/Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey. “While paving the way for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, Peeping Tom was so reviled by critics for its lurid subject matter that it was pulled from theaters and effectively ended director Michael Powell’s career.  For decades, this film was rarely shown and very difficult to find. I’m incredibly excited to see it for the first time in a theater with a Trylon crowd.” - Paul Miller, box office volunteer…

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Thu, July 23

AMERICAN MOVIE

(1999, 35mm, 107m) dir Chris Smith w/Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels. "A being does not regard himself as independent unless he is his own master, and he is only his own master when he owes his existence to him self. A man who lives by the favor of another considers himself a dependent being. But I live completely by another person's favor when I owe to him not only the continuance of my life but also its creation; when…

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Thu, July 30

KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE

(1989, DCP, 103m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hayao Miyazaki w/Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi. “I saw Kiki for the first time on television when I was a little kid, but didn't catch the title. The characters and art remained in my head long enough that I was able to put it together years later. I have been a big fan of Miyazaki ever since. Kiki continues to stand out to me as Miyazaki's greatest achievement in depicting the beginnings…

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Thu, August 13

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY

(1991, DCP, 137m) dir James Cameron w/Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong. “A creature of habit, I chose this film every time we went to the video store as a kid. It’s still emblematic of 90’s blockbusters (my favorite kind of movie) and Linda Hamilton doing pull-ups and breaking out of a psychiatric ward is what I always hoped womanhood would be.” - Caitlyn Dibble, box office volunteer since November 2015. 7:00

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Thu, August 27

AL MOMIA (THE NIGHT OF COUNTING THE YEARS)

(1969, DCP, 102m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Chadi Abdel Salam w/Ahmed Marai, Ahmad Hegazi, Nadia Lufti. “When we choose to restore a film, we give it a value that it doesn't otherwise have; we make a claim about the historical significance of its images, and we decide that audiences should have access to them for the foreseeable future. I'm thrilled that Cinema Ritravato and the World Cinema Project work to revive classic films, like Shadi Abdel Salam's The Night of…

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Thu, September 19

SOLD OUT! HACKERS

(1995, DCP, 107m) dir Iain Softley w/Angelina Jolie, Johnny Lee Miller, Fisher Stevens. "Hack the planet!" -Mark Sherman, volunteer projectionist since September 2009. 7:00 9:15

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Starts Thu, October 3

RIGHTING WRONGS (AKA ABOVE THE LAW)

(1986, 35mm, 85m) dir Corey Yuen w/Biao Yuen, Cynthia Rothrock, Melvin Wong. Over the course of 7 years I watched hundreds of Hong Kong films thanks to Asian Media Access and their “Cinema With Passion” series. Every week brought a new cinematic surprise. Some of the movies were amazing, some confounding, very few were boring. Nothing has had a bigger impact on my filmgoing taste. As a tribute to Asian Media Access I’m picked one of the first movies I…

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Starts Thu, October 17

THE THING (SOLD OUT!)

(1982, 35mm, 109m) dir John Carpenter w/Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David. Trylon has shown pretty much all of my favorites throughout the years (shout out to our wonderful programmers!). My pick has been shown at our theater before, but I love it so much I thought it worth screening again. I have a deep love for a good monster movie- necessary ingredients include an interesting monster with rules and logic to its threat and behaviors, and well-done practical effects.…

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Starts Thu, November 7

BUFFALO ’66

(1998, DCP, 110m) dir Vincent Gallo w/Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzarra. After doing time, Billy Brown finds a place to belong in his home town when Layla taps into his life, spanning time. -Ann Romine, box office volunteer since January 2010 7:00

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Starts Thu, November 21

XANADU (SOLD OUT!)

(1980, DCP, 96m) dir Robert Greenwald w/Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck. Selected by Maria Gomez, box office volunteer since February 2010. 7:00

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Starts Thu, December 5

LOVE & BASKETBALL

(2000, DCP, 124m) dir Gina Prince-Bythewood w/Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Glenndon Chatman. Love & Basketball excels on both sides of the ampersand: a great romance, expressed as tenderly as Maxwell singing "This Woman's Work" on the soundtrack; a great sports drama, exploring lack of opportunity in the pre-WNBA era. -Geoffrey Stueven, box office volunteer since September 2010. 7:00

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Starts Thu, December 19

PARIS, TEXAS

(1984, DCP, 147m) dir Wim Wenders w/Harry Dean Stanton, Natassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell. “Paris, Texas is something like a western, something like a ghost story, and a powerful film about reckoning with regret, with a rare—and perfect—lead performance from one of film’s great character actors, Harry Dean Stanton.” -Greg Hunter, box office volunteer since January 2011 Read more at Perisphere. 7:00

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Starts Thu, January 2

PUNISHMENT PARK

(1971, DCP, 91m) dir Peter Watkins w/Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano. “Punishment Park is a Molotov cocktail of a pseudo-documentary. Dissenters, draft dodgers, and other ‘undesirables’ are hunted across a California desert by the soldiers from a conservative, violent police state. It doesn’t get much timelier!” —Matt Levine, box office volunteer since July 2010 7:00

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Starts Thu, January 9

IT HAPPENED HERE

(1965, 35mm, 93m) dir Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo w/Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison. "Two British teenagers began shooting this movie on weekends, with whatever volunteers they could find and whatever film stock they could scrounge. Seven years later they completed one of the most sophisticated films about foreign occupation ever made." -Michael Popham, box office volunteer since June 2011.  7:00

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Starts Thu, January 23

RED ROAD

(2006, 35mm, 113m) dir Andrea Arnold w/Kate Dickle, Tony Curran, Martin Compston. “I chose Red Road because of the atmosphere, suspense, & the pace of it.” -George Hick, box office volunteer since March 2012. 7:00

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Starts Thu, February 6

THEATER OF BLOOD

(1973, 35mm, 105m) dir Douglas Hickox w/Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry. “Vincent Price as a washed up Shakespearean actor bent out of shape due to poor reviews so he wreaks havoc on the critics, murdering them one at a time while playing the individual roles they dissed. Yas! I've wanted to see this one on the big screen for years!” -Caty Rent, box office volunteer since September 2012. Read more at Perisphere. 7:00

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Starts Thu, February 20

PATHER PANCHALI

(1955, DCP, 125m) dir Satyajit Ray w/Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee. “I find movies that draw compelling insights from the familiar to be particularly moving. I am not sure any film evokes the dual joy and sadness of the human experience better than Satyajit Ray's simple and elegant meditation on childhood, family, and loss. It's an absolute stunner.” -David Berglund, box office volunteer since September 2012. 7:00

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Starts Thu, March 5

WITHNAIL & I

(1987, DCP, 107m) dir Bruce Robinson w/Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann. "Few films can navigate the arena of the unwell successfully, but Withnail & I triumphs in tragedy and wit through an exploration of a booze-soaked and complex friendship that's perfectly written, and expertly acted -- Richard E. Grant's performance is a singular tour de force. One of the finest cult films of all time!" - Pat Vehling, box office volunteer since February 2013. 7:00

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