Events for June 28 – August 14 – TRYLON

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

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT

(1934, DCP, 105m) dir Frank Capra w/Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly. Fleeing daddy’s iron fist, spoiled upper-cruster Ellie Andrews (Colbert) sneaks onto a Florida-to-New-York Greyhound to join her new husband. But after meeting worldly-wise newspaperman Peter Warne (Gable), she gets more than she bargained for. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00


Showings: Dec. 9 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 10 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 11 3:00, 5:00

THREE COLORS: WHITE

(1994, DCP, 92m, French w/English subtitles) dir Krzysztof Kieślowski w/Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos. A dark divorce comedy, White ruminates on equality as Polish immigrant Karol Karol (Zamachowski) is divorced by his wife (Delpy) and descends into poverty. Revenge and arson figure prominently. SUN 7:15 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Dec. 11 7:15, Dec. 12 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 13 7:00, 9:00

SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

(1941, 35mm, 91m) dir Preston Sturges w/Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea, Robert Warwick. Hollywood director John L. Sullivan (McCrea) takes to the countryside as a hobo to study the “real” America and glean ideas for his next movie. He winds up in a boxcar with a happy-go-lucky girl (Lake) — and more! FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN […]


Showings: Dec. 16 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 17 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 18 3:00, 5:00

THREE COLORS: RED

(1994, DCP, 99m, French w/English subtitles) dir Krzysztof Kieślowski w/Irène Jacob, Jean‑Louis Trintignant, Frédérique Feder. A model (Jacob) and a judge (Trintignant) form an unlikely bond while trying to determine how much to intervene in others’ lives. Red explores fraternity: down the street, on the phone, and across Paris. The final installment in the trilogy, […]


Showings: Dec. 18 7:00, Dec. 19 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 20 7:00, 9:00

BALL OF FIRE

(1941, 35mm, 111m) dir Howard Hawks w/Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka. Nightclub crooner Sugarpuss O’Shea (Stanwyck) comes bounding to the rescue when a gaggle of academics, led by bumbling Bertram Potts (Cooper), need a hand finishing the world’s most comprehensive encyclopedia. Read about why Ball of Fire is more than your run-of-the-mill screwball rom-com at Perisphere. FRI/SAT 7:00 […]


Showings: Dec. 30 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 31 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 1 3:00, 5:15

GHOST IN THE SHELL *SOLD OUT*

(1995, DCP, 83m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Mamoru Oshii w/Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera. In this highly influential film from the golden age of anime, Major Kusanagi (Tanaka) is tasked with hunting down a criminal hacker known as the Puppet Master. When the mission starts to unravel, the major is left questioning her government, […]

PULSE

(2001, 35mm, 119m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa w/Haruhiko Katô, Kumiko Asô, Koyuki. Kurosawa expertly digs into two terrifying parallel tales about the spirits that haunt our technology. One follows a haunted computer disk, while the other depicts the horror of unencrypted Web access. Read more at Perisphere. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jan. 6 7:00, Jan. 7 9:15, Jan. 8 3:00

THE ROVER

(2014, DCP, 103m) dir David Michôd w/Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy. Following a global economic collapse, a drifter with nothing left to lose (Pearce) and a wounded thief (Pattinson) take revenge on the men who left them both for dead in a Mad Max-esque Australian Outback. FRI 9:30 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:30


Showings: Jan. 6 9:30, Jan. 7 7:00, Jan. 8 5:30

CHILDREN OF MEN

(2006, 35mm, 109m) dir Alfonso Cuarón w/Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor. A former activist (Owen) finds himself at the center of a world-changing conflict when he’s forced to help smuggle a young woman through a war-torn and childless United Kingdom in Cuarón’s masterpiece—featuring some of the most complicated and exciting camera movements ever put […]


Showings: Jan. 8 7:45, Jan. 9 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 10 7:00, 9:15

WAR OF THE WORLDS

(2005, DCP, 116m) dir Steven Spielberg w/Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins. Spielberg’s thrilling adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel, which invented the genre of alien invasion, places the action with blue-collar worker Ray Ferrier (Cruise) as he attempts to flee the invasion and protect his family. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:30 SUN 3:00 5:30


Showings: Jan. 13 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 14 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 15 3:00, 5:30

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

(2001, DCP, 146m) dir Steven Spielberg w/Jude Law, Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor. Stanley Kubrick’s final project, in collaboration with Spielberg, was in development for more than two decades. The epic tale follows David (Osment), a child robot who must navigate a horrific future as well as peoples’ inhumanity to other beings. Check out our […]


Showings: Jan. 15 8:00, Jan. 16 7:00, Jan. 17 7:00

WALL·E

(2008, DCP, 98m) dir Andrew Stanton w/Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin. Left alone for years on a deserted Earth, a tiny trash-cleaning robot called WALL·E falls in love with a surprise visitor from space. Come see a love story more than 12 years in the making. Fate vs. free will, individualism, urban vs. rural […]


Showings: Jan. 20 7:00, Jan. 21 8:45, Jan. 22 3:00

WORLD OF TOMORROW: THE FIRST THREE EPISODES

(2015, 2017, 2020, DCP, 74m) dir Don Hertzfeldt w/Julia Pott, Winona Mae, Sara Cushman. This award-winning set of animated shorts follows Emily Prime (Mae) and her many clones through the future. Hertzfeldt wondrously foresees glimmers and horrors of the world of tomorrow. Read why Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow was a landmark in experimental animation […]


Showings: Jan. 20 9:00, Jan. 21 7:00, Jan. 22 5:15

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

(2015, 35mm, 120m) dir George Miller w/Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult. Miller’s unhinged masterpiece follows Furiosa (Theron) as she attempts to free a group of women from a vicious warlord with the help of one Max Rockatansky (Hardy). Find out why the car crash is an overlooked piece of cinematic art in our review […]


Showings: Jan. 22 7:00, Jan. 23 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 24 7:00, 9:30

LOOPER

(2012, 35mm, 119m) dir Rian Johnson w/Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt. You are literally your own worst enemy in Johnson’s dystopian neo-noir crime thriller involving time travel, telekinesis, and fate. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00


Showings: Jan. 27 7:00, Jan. 28 9:15, Jan. 29 3:00

EX MACHINA

(2014, DCP, 108m) dir Alex Garland w/Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. Computer programmer Caleb (Gleeson) meets Nathan (Isaac), his eccentric CEO, and Nathan’s creation, the stunning robot Ava (Vikander). Among other sources, the drama draws from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. FRI 9:30 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:30


Showings: Jan. 27 9:30, Jan. 28 7:00, Jan. 29 5:30

EDGE OF TOMORROW

(2014, DCP, 113m) dir Doug Liman w/Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton. During an alien invasion, William Cage (Cruise), a public relations officer with no combat experience, dies on his first day on the battlefield—and then awakens to repeat the same day over and over. At Perisphere, MH Rowe writes about the joys of apocalypse, […]


Showings: Jan. 29 7:45, Jan. 30 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 31 7:00, 9:15

GRINDHOUSE TRAILER SPECTACULAR!

(1970s and 1980s, 35mm, 70m) Film collector Dan Halsted presents a 35mm showcase of the strange, low-budget world of weird voiceovers, bizarre one-liners, and oddball gimmicks that promoters used to sell movies in the oversaturated markets of the 1970s and 1980s. These trailers include some of the weirdest two-minute roller-coaster rides of Italian horror, blaxploitation, […]


Showings: Feb. 3 9:00, Feb. 4 9:00, Feb. 5 5:00

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

(1970, DCP, 115m, Italian w/English subtitles) dir Elio Petri w/Gian Maria Volontè, Florinda Bolkan, Gianni Santuccio. A chief homicide detective (Volontè) murders his mistress and then conducts the investigation into the crime, leaving obvious clues to prove that there can be no consequences for men in power. Petri’s biting satire of fascist political control is […]


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

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN

(1971, DCP, 106m) dir Damiano Damiani w/Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo. When seemingly every level of city and state government is rife with corruption, Police Commissioner Bonavia (Balsam) turns to illegal means to take down the mob—while trying to negotiate a tenuous relationship with the idealistic new deputy D.A. (Nero). Smart, gritty, and sardonic. […]


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

REVOLVER

(1973, 35mm, 111m) dir Sergio Sollima w/Oliver Reed, Fabio Testi, Paola Pitagora. After prison warden Cipriani’s (Reed) wife is abducted, the kidnappers demand that he release a notorious convict, Ruiz (Testi). Full of twists and tension, this is a classic example of the polizzi flick. SUN 7:00  MON 7:00 9:15  TUE 7:00


Showings: Feb. 19 7:00, Feb. 20 7:00, 9:15, Feb. 21 7:00

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