Events for February 4 – May 21 – TRYLON

IL DEMONIO

(1963, DCP, 98m, Italian w/ English subtitles) dir Brunello Rondi w/Daliah Lavi, Frank Wolff, Anna María Aveta. Purificata (Lavi) shakes her Italian village with stories of cursed wine, witchcraft, and demonic possession. A fascinating depiction of superstition and evil—imagine The Exorcist directed by Fellini. SAT 7:00 SUN 4:30


Showings: Oct. 8 7:00, Oct. 9 4:30

THE WHIP AND THE BODY

(1963, DCP, 87m) dir Mario Bava w/Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall. Once cast out by his father, Kurt Menliff (Lee) returns to his family home to reclaim his title and his fiancée. This tale of death and vengeance was heavily censored in Italy for sadomasochistic imagery—viewers be warned! SAT 9:00 SUN 6:30


Showings: Oct. 8 9:00, Oct. 9 6:30

ISLE OF THE DEAD

(1945, 35mm, 71m) dir Mark Robson w/Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery. Trapped with a group of civilians on an island cemetery, a hard-bitten general (Karloff) must decide if a series of mysterious deaths are caused by an outbreak of plague—or by a vampire-like creature draining the life force from those around it. […]


Showings: Oct. 9 3:00, Oct. 10 7:00, 8:30, Oct. 11 7:00, 8:30

SUSPIRIA

(1977, DCP, 92m) dir Dario Argento w/Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci. Argento’s technicolor giallo nightmare returns to the Trylon! Follow Suzy (Harper) as her journey to a German dance school descends into a colorful and mystifying world of magic, maggots, and murder. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 4:30


Showings: Oct. 14 7:00, Oct. 15 9:00, Oct. 16 4:30

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

(1974, DCP, 91m) dir Brian De Palma w/Jessica Harper, Paul Williams, William Finley. De Palma’s rock opera tells the story of a young composer who, conned into losing his life’s work, takes revenge on the man who scorned him. Featuring more Dutch angles and zoom shots than you can shake a stick at, Phantom is […]


Showings: Oct. 14 9:00, Oct. 15 7:00, Oct. 16 6:30

THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG

(1939, 35mm, 64m) dir Nick Grinde w/Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor. A scientist experimenting with suspended animation (Karloff) swears revenge on the jury that unjustly convicts him of murder. Months later, members of the jury begin dying mysteriously, and it appears the scientist is making good on his threat. But how—when he’s […]


Showings: Oct. 16 3:00, Oct. 17 7:00, 8:30, Oct. 18 7:00, 8:30

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

(1985, 35mm, 91m) dir Dan O’Bannon w/Linnea Quigley, Clu Gulager, James Karen. This unofficial sequel to Night of the Living Dead sees a small town preparing for a Fourth of July weekend, while a gang of local punks must get to work defending it from an army of toxic, flesh-eating zombies. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 […]


Showings: Oct. 21 7:00, Oct. 22 9:00, Oct. 23 4:30

NIGHT OF THE DEMONS

(1988, DCP, 90m) dir Kevin Tenney w/Linnea Quigley, Cathy Podewell, Alvin Alexis. A group of friends goad each other into partying at the old, haunted Hull House. While performing a séance, they awaken an ancient evil. Let the party begin! FRI 9:00 SAT 7:00 SUN 6:30


Showings: Oct. 21 9:00, Oct. 22 7:00, Oct. 23 6:30

THE BLACK CAT

(1934, 35mm, 65m) dir Edward G. Ulmer w/Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop. An American couple honeymooning in Europe is caught in the middle of a ruinous confrontation between a Satan-worshiping architect (Karloff) and the tormented doctor he betrayed decades earlier (Lugosi). SUN 3:00 MON/TUE 7:00 8:30


Showings: Oct. 23 3:00, Oct. 24 7:00, 8:30, Oct. 25 7:00

BOY FROM HEAVEN

(2022, DCP, narrative, 126m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Tarik Saleh w/Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mohammad Bakri. Egypt, Sweden. Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo, the university’s highest ranking religious […]

ROAD GAMES

(1981, DCP, 101m) dir Richard Franklin w/Jamie Lee Curtis, Stacey Keach, Marion Edward. A long-haul truck driver (Keach) and his dingo team with a hitchhiker (Curtis) to find a misogynistic serial killer on the backroads of Perth. This rarely screened adaptation of Rear Window on wheels is endearing, tense, and beautifully shot on the open […]


Showings: Oct. 28 7:00, Oct. 29 9:00, Oct. 30 5:00

PROM NIGHT

(1980, DCP, 92m) dir Paul Lynch w/Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Casey Stevens. On the night of their high school’s prom, a group of teenagers is stalked by a mysterious murderer. Driven by revenge, the killer makes sure that prom night is one they’ll remember forever. FRI 9:00 SAT/SUN 7:00


Showings: Oct. 28 9:00, Oct. 29 7:00, Oct. 30 7:00

HAUSU

(1977, 35mm, 88m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Nobuhiko Ôbayashi w/Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ôba. This cult masterpiece, comprosed of bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh four decades after it was made. Join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the 21st time. SUN 3:00 9:00 MON/TUE 7:00 […]


Showings: Oct. 30 3:00, 9:00, Oct. 31 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 1 7:00, 9:00

MAD GOD – SOLD OUT!

(1980–2021, DCP, 83m) dir Phil Tippett. Forty years in the making, Phil Tippett’s grotesque, dialogue-free, stop-motion trip into a post-apocalyptic underworld is an absolute feast for the eyes and well worth the wait. Read more at PERISPHERE. FRI/SAT 7:00 8:45 SUN 3:00 4:45


Showings: Nov. 4 7:00, 8:45, Nov. 5 7:00, 8:45, Nov. 6 3:00, 4:45, 8:45

COOLEY HIGH

(1975, 35mm, 107m) dir Michael Schultz w/Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Cynthia Davis. Cochise (Hilton-Jacobs), Preach (Turman), and friends are aimless high school seniors, dreaming of more. Shot on location in Chicago, Cooley High touched a generation of Black youth and paved the way for films like Menace II Society. SUN 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Nov. 6 6:30, Nov. 7 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 8 7:00, 9:00

KRUSH GROOVE

(1985, DCP, 97m) dir Michael Schultz w/Sheila E., RUN-D.M.C., The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow. This early hip-hop musical charts the origins of Def Jam records. Featuring performances at high schools and all-you-can-eat buffets, Krush Groove is an absolute blast. Promotional support provided by Sound Unseen. Read more at PERISPHERE. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Nov. 13 7:00, Nov. 14 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 15 7:00, 9:00

VENGEANCE IS MINE

(1984, 35mm, 118m) dir Michael Roemer w/Brooke Adams, Trish Van Devere, John DeVries. Jo (Adams) heads home to visit her dying adopted mother. Never released in cinemas, Vengeance is an absolute triumph that finally has its chance to shine. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult Film Collective. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 […]


Showings: Nov. 18 7:00, 9:30, Nov. 19 7:00, 9:30, Nov. 20 3:00, 5:30

THE LAST DRAGON

(1985, 35mm, 109m) dir Michael Schultz w/Taimak, Vanity, Julius Carry. Tasked by his kung fu master to find “the glow,” Bruce Leroy (Taimak) has sworn not to fight. But corporate bigwigs have teamed up with Sho-Nuff (Carry), the Shogun of Harlem, to endanger a beautiful VJ (Vanity) and take over the neighborhood. A classic Black […]


Showings: Nov. 20 8:00, Nov. 21 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 22 7:00, 9:15

THE BLUE CAFTAN 

(2022, DCP, narrative, 122m, Arabic w/English subtitles) dir Maryam Touzani w/Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui. Morocco. Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning […]

BATMAN

(1966, DCP, 105m) dir Leslie H. Martinson w/Adam West, Burt Ward, Cesar Romero. WHAP! BIFF! OOOOF! Long before the hero brooded in a dark cave by his lonesome, this 1960s Warhol-esque Pop Art movie made great fun out of tights and explosive sharks. Read Chris Polley’s piece celebrating the superhero camp of Batman at Perisphere. […]


Showings: Nov. 25 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 26 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 27 3:00, 5:15

GREASED LIGHTNING

(1977, 35mm, 96m) dir Michael Schultz w/Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges. Wendell Scott (Pryor) attempts to be the first Black stock car driver in the upper tier of NASCAR. Tense and insightful, Schultz’s film is one of the great underdog stories of 1970s cinema. SUN 7:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Nov. 27 7:30, Nov. 28 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 29 7:00, 9:00

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

(1940, DCP, 113m) dir George Cukor w/Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, John Howard. Fast-talking socialite Tracy Ward (Hepburn) contemplates fate and fortune while tangled between blueblood ex-hubby Dexter Haven (Grant), freewheeling scandal-sheet scribbler Mike Connor (Stewart), and populist nouveau-riche beau George Kittredge (Howard). FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00


Showings: Dec. 2 7:00, Dec. 3 9:00, Dec. 4 3:00

FATHER OF THE BRIDE

(1950, DCP, 92m) dir Vincente Minnelli w/Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor. Stanley Banks (Tracy) is in deep straits after his sprightly daughter, Kay (Taylor), announces she’s engaged. As the wedding day looms, everyone in town is out for a piece of the patriarchal pocketbook. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Dec. 2 9:15, Dec. 3 7:00, Dec. 4 5:15

THREE COLORS: BLUE

(1993, DCP, 98m, French w/English subtitles) dir Krzysztof Kieślowski w/Juliette Binoche, Florence Pernel, Emmanuelle Riva. When Julie (Binoche) loses her husband and child in a car accident, she seeks liberty by withdrawing from the world. Yet she finds that people she knows still need her. Tones of blue wash over the viewer to suggest that […]


Showings: Dec. 4 7:15, Dec. 5 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 6 7:00, 9:00

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