Events for February 4 – May 21 – TRYLON

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 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

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

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

THE TRYLON HALLMARK HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

For more than a decade, a greeting card company has been pumping out dozens of holiday-themed romantic comedies, bringing joy to the masses. Join us for a celebration of all things Christmas kitsch. A secret Hallmark holiday feature, shot in Minnesota, will be accompanied by 16mm shorts, commercials, Hallmark bingo, and more! 7:00

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

A KARATE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

(2019, HD, 90m) dir Julie Kimmel w/ Mario Del Vecchio, Julie McCullough, Mila Milosevic. How do you salvage an incomplete film about firearms? Turn it into a karate Christmas movie! After his father “disappears” in a mass shooting, a precocious 10-year-old creates a list of tasks, including becoming a black belt, believing that if he […]

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