Events for August 15 – October 8 – TRYLON

TRUE STORIES

(1986, DCP, 89m) dir David Byrne w/Byrne, John Goodman, Spalding Gray. Join a cowboy-hat-wearing Byrne on a tour of Virgil, Texas, as its residents prepare for a “Celebration of Specialness” and the big-hearted Louis Fyne (Goodman) goes looking for love. The 1980s’ oddest feel-good film, with music from Talking Heads. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 […]


Showings: Jun. 17 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 18 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 19 3:00, 5:00

FACE/OFF

(1997, 35mm, 138m) dir John Woo w/Nic Cage, John Travolta, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon. Travolta and Cage play off each other (as each other) in this boldly literal film about identity swapping. Brimming with slo-mo doves, speedboats, and carnage, Face/Off changed the game for action films that followed. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:45


Showings: Jun. 19 7:00, Jun. 20 7:00, 9:45, Jun. 21 7:00, 9:45

ISMYRNA + THE LOST FILM

ISMYRNA (2016, DCP, 50m, Lebanon, French w/ English subtitles) dir Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. Joana Hadjithomas met the artist and poet Etel Adnan at the end of the 1990s. They quickly grew close, bound by links to a city they had never been to: Smyrna formerly, known today as Izmir. Hadjithomas’s paternal Greek family were forced […]

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

(2003, 35mm, 80m, French w/English subtitles) dir Sylvain Chomet w/Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michele Robin. When Tour de France rider Champion (Robin) is kidnapped, his grandmother enlists an eccentric jazz trio of triplets to help. Sylvain’s ode to Jacques Tati’s Jour de Fête is a charming and beautiful triumph of French animation. Presented in partnership […]


Showings: Jun. 24 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 25 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 26 3:00, 4:45

SNAKE EYES

(1998, 35mm, 98m) dir Brian DePalma w/Nic Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino. Ricky Santoro (Cage) is a dirty Atlantic City cop who becomes embroiled in a plot to assassinate the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Featuring one of the greatest opening tracking shots of all time. SUN 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Jun. 26 6:30, Jun. 27 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 28 7:00, 9:00

SLITHER

(2006, 35mm, 95m) dir James Gunn w/Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker. Before hitting the “big time” with superhero gigs like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad (yes, the good one), Gunn wrote and directed this loving homage to the gross-out films of his youth. It all starts when a flaming meteorite crashes […]


Showings: Jul. 1 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 2 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 3 3:00, 5:00

CON AIR

(1997, 35mm, 115m) dir Simon West w/Nic Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames. Cameron Poe (Cage), convicted of manslaughter, is heading home on a prisoner-transport plane that’s soon hijacked by a colorful cast of convicts. Cage is the calm eye of a storm of miscarried justice and untreated psychoses. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30


Showings: Jul. 3 7:00, Jul. 4 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 5 7:00, 9:30

TAPE FREAKS JULY

Join Tape Freaks as they present movies they love to audiences who don’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! Shows are at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Tickets are $5. For more details, check out TapeFreaks.blogspot.com. 7:00 $5

CHESS OF THE WIND

(1976, DCP, 99m, Persian w/English subtitles) dir Mohammad Reza Aslani w/Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali Keshavars, Shohreh Aghdashloo. In an ornate, candlelit mansion, a web of greed, violence, and betrayal ensnares the heirs to a family fortune as they vie for their deceased matriarch’s estate. This rediscovered jewel was screened publicly just once before it was […]


Showings: Jul. 8 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 9 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 10 3:00, 5:00

BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS

(2009, DCP, 122m) dir Werner Herzog w/Nic Cage, Eva Mendez, Val Kilmer, Xzibit. A supposed sequel to Abel Ferrara’s 1992 cult classic, this time with iguana close-ups and sharks patrolling rising floodwaters as Cage asks the question, “Do fish dream?” SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30


Showings: Jul. 10 7:00, Jul. 11 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 12 7:00, 9:30

NOTHING COMPARES

(2022, DCP, Ireland/UK, 97m) dir Kathryn Ferguson. A feature documentary that tells the story of Sinéad O’Connor’s phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and how her iconoclastic personality resulted in her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987-1992), the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless […]

LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN

(1945, 35mm, 110m) dir John M. Stahl w/Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price. Tierney masterfully plays Ellen Berent, a beautiful if daddy-obsessed socialite who marries an aspiring writer (Wilde). The new bride bristles against her position as a wife and a caretaker, sinking to dark depths to control her destiny. FRI 7:00 SAT […]


Showings: Jul. 15 7:00, Jul. 16 9:00, Jul. 17 3:00

WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

(1950, DCP, 95m) dir Otto Preminger w/Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Karl Malden. Mark Dixon (Andrews) is a New York detective with a penchant for brutality. When he goes too far, he needs to pin the blame on someone, anyone. . . Tierney is magnetic as the complicated femme fatale. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 […]


Showings: Jul. 15 9:15, Jul. 16 7:00, Jul. 17 5:15

RAISING ARIZONA

(1987, DCP, 94m) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Nic Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, William Forsythe. H.I. (Cage) and Ed (Hunter) are unable to have children. But when they learn of a wealthy couple who’ve just had quintuplets, they think, “Why not share?” Cage gives this Coen brothers’ love story his all. SUN 7:15 MON/TUE […]


Showings: Jul. 17 7:15, Jul. 18 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 19 7:00, 9:00

LOVE ON A LEASH

(2011, DVD, 90m) dir Fen Tian w/ Gloria Winship Ayon, Shane Ayon, and Jena Camp. A young woman falls for a stray dog with a secret: by night, it becomes a man. Woof. 7:00 $5

SANTA SANGRE

(1989, DCP, 123m) dir Alejandro Jodorowsky w/Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell. In the wake of admittance to a mental asylum, Fenix (played by Jodorowsky’s son Axel) recounts his destructive childhood in the circus. Regarded as one of the director’s best works, this surreal nightmare can’t be missed. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30


Showings: Jul. 22 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 23 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 24 3:00, 5:30

LEAVING LAS VEGAS

(1995, DCP, 111m) dir Mike Figgis w/Nic Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Richard Lewis, Julian Sands. Alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson (Cage) has pushed away all those who love him. After getting fired, he heads to Las Vegas with the intention of committing suicide. But upon meeting a sex worker named Sera (Shue), there may be glimmers of […]


Showings: Jul. 24 8:00, Jul. 25 7:00, 9:15, Jul. 26 7:00, 9:15

A PERFECT DAY + RAMAD

RAMAD (ASHES) (2003, TBD, 26m, Lebanon, Arabic w/ English subtitles) dir Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. Nabil returns to Beirut with the ashes of his father who died abroad. He tries to overcome his bereavement while his family insists on respecting rites and customs by burying a non-existent corpse. A PERFECT DAY (2005, TBD, 88m, […]

THE MAN FROM HONG KONG

(1975, 35mm, 106m) dir Brian Trenchard-Smith w/Jimmy Wang Yu, George Lazenby, Roger Ward. Inspector Fang Sing Leng (Wang Yu) is called to Sydney to extradite a drug courier (Sammo Hung!) to Hong Kong, but the courier is killed by the mob. The mob didn’t count on Jimmy Wang Yu! See this great Australian-Hong Kong collaboration […]


Showings: Jul. 29 7:00, Jul. 30 9:00, Jul. 31 3:00

STUNT ROCK

(1978, DCP, 91m) dir Brian Trenchard-Smith w/Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Paul Haynes. A musical in the key of danger, Stunt Rock follows stuntman Grant Page, playing himself, as he creates a show for the band Sorcery. The most fun you’ll have all summer. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15   Promotional support for […]


Showings: Jul. 29 9:15, Jul. 30 7:00, Jul. 31 5:15

DRIVE ANGRY

(2011, 35mm, 104m) dir Patrick Lussier w/Nic Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, David Morse. Milton (Cage) breaks out of hell with a 1964 Buick Riviera and a gun called the God Killer to stop a cult leader from sacrificing his granddaughter. The above premise pays off in almost every way, and Drive Angry is just […]


Showings: Jul. 31 7:15, Aug. 1 7:00, 9:15, Aug. 2 7:00, 9:15

TAPE FREAKS AUGUST

Join Tape Freaks as they present movies they love to audiences who don’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! Shows are at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Tickets are $5. For more details, check out TapeFreaks.blogspot.com. 7:00 $5

TRYLON CLUB

(16mm, 110m+) This is a free screening exclusively for active Trylon Club members. One ticket per member can be claimed at the Trylon box office starting at 6:30pm on August 4. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis – a sellout is possible (but unlikely). Show your ID at the box office to […]

ACROSS 110th STREET

(1972, 35mm, 102m) dir Barry Shear w/Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Franciosa. When two small-time crooks knock off the mob for $30K, the case is assigned to the hard-bitten Mattelli (Quinn) and idealist Lt. Pope (Kotto), who must solve it before a gang war rips Harlem to shreds. A searing critique of police corruption and […]


Showings: Aug. 5 7:00, Aug. 6 9:15, Aug. 7 3:00

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