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September 2019 - May 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, November 21

XANADU

(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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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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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 7:00

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January 2, 2020

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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January 9, 2020

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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January 23, 2020

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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February 6, 2020

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. 7:00

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February 20, 2020

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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Past Films in this Series

Starts Thu, September 5

CURE

(1997, 35mm, 111m) dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa w/Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki. "Cure has all the elements that I love: subversive genre, existential doom, social allegory, shadowy color palette, methodical pacing and blissful ambiguity!” Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breakout film, pits a world-weary detective (Yakusho) against an elusive serial killer. But as the victims start to add up and the perpetrators lack any memory of committing murder, it becomes clear that darker forces are at work on Tokyo’s streets. -Kathie Smith, volunteer…

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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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