Events for July 11 – July 7 – TRYLON

LE BONHEUR

(1965, DCP, 80m, French w/English subtitles) dir Agnès Varda w/Jean-Claude Drouot, Marie-France Boyer, Marcelle Faure-Bertin. François (Drouot) is happily married and yet begins an affair with a postal worker who looks strikingly similar to his wife. Le Bonheur is arguably Varda’s most radical film, like a horror movie clothed in bright colors. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE […]


Showings: May. 8 7:00, May. 9 7:00, 8:45, May. 10 7:00, 8:45

HANG UP YOUR PHONE

(2022, DCP, USA, 60m) Unable to perform live during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chris Castino of The Big Wu decided to make the Bluegrass album he always wanted to make. Teaming up with long time friends Jordan Kroeger and Ryan Ogburn of Chicken Wire Empire, along with bandmates Ernie Brusubardis IV and John Peik as well […]

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

(1967, DCP, 110m) dir Norman Jewison w/Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant. A small Mississippi town’s wealthiest citizen is found murdered on the street, so police chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger, who won an Oscar for this role) arrests a Black man at the train station. Big mistake. Chief Gillespie, meet Philadelphia detective […]

MOTHRA VS GODZILLA

(1964, DCP, 89m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi. A giant, mysterious egg washes up on the Japanese coast after a typhoon. From it emerges the larger-than-life Mothra, who becomes the only thing that can stop Godzilla from laying waste to Tokyo. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00 […]


Showings: May. 13 7:00, May. 14 9:00, May. 15 3:00

GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER

(1964, DCP, 93m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Yôsuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi. A princess-turned-apocalyptic prophet warns of the arrival of a monster that threatens the world—a three-headed menace from outer space called King Ghidorah. Can Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan work together to stop it? FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00   […]


Showings: May. 13 9:00, May. 14 7:00, May. 15 5:00

ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T

(1977, DCP, 120m, French w/English subtitles) dir Agnès Varda w/Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès. This feminist musical follows two women (Liotard, Mairesse) over the course of 14 years as their lives intersect with the Women’s Movement in France. Largely ignored upon release, One Sings has rightfully been reevaluated as one of Varda’s best. SUN […]


Showings: May. 15 7:00, May. 16 7:00, 9:15, May. 17 7:00, 9:15

CHERRY FALLS 

(2000, DCP, 92m) dir Geoffrey Wright w/ Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, and Michael Biehn. In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school leading the teens to organize a sex party in order to save their lives. A surprisingly fun and clever slasher film. […]

TO SIR, WITH LOVE

(1967, DCP, 105m) dir James Clavell w/Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Christian Roberts, Suzy Kendall. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) takes a teaching job in London’s East End. Little does he know that North Quay Secondary School is a dumping ground for expelled and rebellious teens. But this group of malcontents has met its match in Thackeray, whose […]

INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER

(1965, DCP, 94m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Akira Takarada, Nick Adams, Jun Tazaki. Astronauts traveling to the newly discovered Planet X discover an alien species under constant attack from a flying three-headed monster. The aliens ask to borrow Godzilla and Rodan to help them fight the assailant from deep space. But can […]


Showings: May. 20 7:00, May. 21 9:00, May. 22 3:00

DESTROY ALL MONSTERS

(1968, DCP, 89m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Akira Kubo, Jun Tazaki, Yukiko Kobayashi. Originally planned as the final entry in the Godzilla franchise, this one’s got it all: alien invaders, sci-fi gimmickry, espionage, a Japanese moon base, and downtown Tokyo turned into a wrestling ring for an epic, no-holds-barred giant monster throw […]


Showings: May. 20 9:00, May. 21 7:00, May. 22 5:00

VAGABOND

(1985, 35mm, 105m, French w/English subtitles) dir Agnès Varda w/Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Stéphane Freiss. Mona (Bonnaire) wanders the French countryside in the winter, hiding from the police and subsisting on help from others. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for numerous Best Foreign Film Awards, Vagabond is essential. […]


Showings: May. 22 7:00, May. 23 7:00, 9:15, May. 24 7:00, 9:15

DJOUHRA ABOUDA AND ALAIN BONNAMY RETROSPECTIVE

The films produced by Djouhra Abouda and Alain Bonnamy pushed the purely formal boundaries of experimental cinema in a combination of avant-garde aesthetics and political activism. Working in the cinema department of the Centre Universitaire Expérimental de Vincennes in Paris, Abouda and Bonnamy made two experimental short films Algérie Couleurs (1972) and Ciné-Cité (1974) and […]

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

(1967, DCP, 108m) dir Stanley Kramer w/Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton. Joanna “Joey” (Houghton), 23, returns from vacation with her new fiancée, Dr. John Wade Prentice (Poitier), 36. She’s eager to show him off to her progressive white San Francisco parents, who don’t know Prentice is Black. The last Tracy-Hepburn film is […]

TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA

(1975, DCP, 83m, Japanese with English subtitles) dir Ishirô Honda w/Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, Akihiko Hirata. Aliens from a dying solar system conspire with a disgraced scientist to construct Mechagodzilla, a 400-foot robot rival that can dispatch Godzilla and clear the way for an alien invasion. Who will survive the monster-vs.-cyborg showdown? Read more at […]


Showings: May. 27 7:00, 9:00, May. 28 7:00, 9:00, May. 29 3:00

MUR MURS 

(1981, DCP, 80m, French and English w/English subtitles) dir Agnès Varda w/Juliet Berto, Agnès Varda, Judy Baca. Preceded by BLACK PANTHERS (1970, DCP, 28m). A preoccupation with California led Varda to make a collection of documentary films. This one, about the murals that adorn Los Angeles’s buildings, showcases her ability to draw out social commentary […]


Showings: May. 29 5:00, May. 30 7:00, May. 31 8:45

DOCUMENTEUR

(1981, DCP, 64m, French and English w/English subtitles) dir Agnès Varda w/Sabine Mamou, Mathieu Demy, Lisa Blok-Linson. Preceded by UNCLE YANCO (1968, DCP, 19m). A sort of partner-picture with Mur murs that uses interconnected ideas and images, Documenteur stars Varda’s son (Demy) in the role of Martin Cooper, as he and his mother Emilie (Mamou) […]


Showings: May. 29 7:15, May. 30 9:15, May. 31 7:00

TAPE FREAKS JUNE

Some drug side effects are tolerable, some even desirable, but sometimes the side effects are death, and not always your own… This month’s movie falls into the strange category of film where someone is a drug-trial participant (usually not cognizantly), and atrocious side effects ensue. What kind of atrocities will this movie’s drug unleash? Only one way to find […]

HANGOVER SQUARE

(1945, DCP, 77m) dir John Brahm w/Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders. In early 1900s London, composer George Harvey Bone (Cregar) is writing a piano concerto but has strange gaps in his memory. Meanwhile, a man, the Ripper, is believed to be killing women across town. Hangover is an absolute noir triumph with the most […]


Showings: Jun. 3 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 4 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 5 3:00, 4:45

MOONSTRUCK

(1987, 35mm, 102m) dir Norman Jewison w/Nic Cage, Cher, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello. Bookkeeper Loretta (Cher) is engaged to marry Johnny (Aiello) but falls for his brother Ronny (Cage). Cher and Cage shine in this beloved romance penned by John Patrick Shanley. SUN 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Jun. 5 6:30, Jun. 6 7:00, 9:15, Jun. 7 7:00, 9:15

RUDE BOY

(1980, DCP, 133m) dir Jack Hazan & David Mingay. Merging documentary and fiction, Rude Boy follows roughneck Ray Gange as he drops his Soho sex-shop job to roadie for The Clash—the most fiery, revolutionary rock ’n’ roll band of the era, seen in this film at the dizzying peak of their powers. Ray, a difficult, […]

BEVERLY HILLS COP

(1984, DCP, 105m) dir Martin Brest w/Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Josh Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher. Detroit police officer Axel Foley (Murphy) chases his friend’s killer to Los Angeles. Murphy’s biggest hit was an absolute sensation upon release. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jun. 10 7:00, Jun. 11 9:00, Jun. 12 3:00

48 HRS.

(1982, DCP, 96m) dir Walter Hill w/Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Annette O’Toole, Frank McRae. Detective Jack Cates (Nolte) is a bigoted cop with a punchable face who enlists the help of charismatic convict Reggie Hammond (Murphy). FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Jun. 10 9:15, Jun. 11 7:00, Jun. 12 5:15

BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

(1999, DCP, 121m) dir Martin Scorsese w/Nic Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames. A burned-out EMT driver (Cage) struggles to save lives in the seedy streets of New York. Even with Paul Schrader’s screenwriting and Cage’s maniacal performance, this Scorsese picture continues to be unsung. SUN 7:15 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30


Showings: Jun. 12 7:15, Jun. 13 7:00, 9:30, Jun. 14 7:00, 9:30

COOL CAT SAVES THE KIDS

(2015, DVD, 75m) dir Derek Savage w/ Vivica A. Fox, Erik Estrada, and Derek Savage. Direct-to-video educational film about the dangers of guns and bullying directed by and starring former Playgirl model Derek Savage. 7:00 $5

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