Events for November 20 – July 2 – Page 2 – TRYLON

CHAN IS MISSING

(1982, DCP, 76m, English and Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Wayne Wang w/Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew. Considered the first Asian-American feature to gain both wide distribution and critical acclaim, this singular comedy-drama-noir follows two San Francisco cabbies’ search for the title character, who has robbed them of $4,000. As a complex image of Chan […]


Showings: Feb. 24 7:00, Feb. 25 9:15, Feb. 26 3:00

SMOKE

(1995, DCP, 112m) dir Wayne Wang w/Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Harold Parrineau. This undervalued highlight of 1990s indie cinema, written by Paul Auster, boasts a remarkable ensemble cast that also features Forest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito, and Stockard Channing. Their lives intersect at a Brooklyn smoke shop, where they share in one another’s joys and miseries […]


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

STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM

(1976, DCP, 99m) dir Alberto De Martino w/Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau. This gripping procedural follows misogynistic and homophobic Captain Tony Saitta (Whitman) as he attempts to find the person who killed his sister. It features one of cinema’s greatest car chases. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Feb. 26 7:00, Feb. 27 7:00, 9:00, Feb. 28 7:00, 9:00

THE CRANES ARE FLYING

(1957, 35mm, 96m, Russian w/English subtitles) dir Mikhail Kalatozov w/Tatyana Samoylava, Aleksey Batalov, Vassily Merkurev. Veronica (Samoylova) is separated from her love Boris (Batalov) when he is drafted to serve during World War II. She must contend with the sorrow and horrors of the home front. Check out Dan Howard’s review of Mikhail Kalatozov’s masterpiece […]


Showings: Mar. 3 7:00, Mar. 4 9:00, Mar. 5 3:00

LETTER NEVER SENT

(1960, DCP, 96m, Russian w/English subtitles) dir Mikhail Kalatozov w/Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Tatyana Samoylava, Vassily Livanov. This harrowing, gorgeously photographed adventure film finds four diamond miners fighting for survival in the Siberian wilderness. The restoration was financed and supervised by Francis Ford Coppola. At Perisphere, Cole Seidl writes about Mikhail Kalatozov’s Soviet spin on the survival […]


Showings: Mar. 3 9:00, Mar. 4 7:00, Mar. 5 5:00

A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY

(1991, DCP, 237m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Kuo-Chu Chang. Yang’s masterpiece chronicles the political turmoil of 1960s Taiwan via the gradual evolution of a teenage boy and a crime that rocked the nation. 7:00


Showings: Mar. 5 7:00, Mar. 6 7:00, Mar. 7 7:00

TAIPEI STORY

(1985, DCP, 119m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Chin Tsai, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, I-Chen Ko. Yang tells the story of Taiwan’s capital through the lives of a washed-up baseball player and his materialistic girlfriend. The film offers a mournful look at the clashing cultures of the city’s past and present. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Mar. 12 7:00, Mar. 13 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 14 7:00, 9:15

YI YI

(2000, DCP, 173m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Issei Ogata. Following a Taipei family over the course of a year, beginning with a wedding and ending with a funeral, Yi Yi is a triumph that assured Yang’s place as a great filmmaker before his untimely death in 2007. At Perisphere, Azra […]


Showings: Mar. 19 7:00, Mar. 20 7:00, Mar. 21 7:00

WATERSHIP DOWN

(1978, DCP, 92m) dir Martin Rosen w/John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson. This adaptation of Richard Adams’s novel follows rabbits Hazel (Hurt) and Fiver (Briers) as they attempt to lead their colony through the terrors of the human world. At Perisphere, Daniel McCabe explores Watership Down‘s legacy in the history of animation. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN […]


Showings: Mar. 24 7:00, Mar. 25 9:00, Mar. 26 3:00

THE PLAGUE DOGS

(1982, DCP, 85m) dir Martin Rosen w/John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam. After being inhumanely experimented on, two dogs, Snitter (Hurt) and Rowf (Benjamin), escape from a testing facility. Tragedy befalls them at every step, as a rumor spreads that they may be carrying the bubonic plague. How do Watership Down and The Plague Dogs explore violence at […]


Showings: Mar. 24 9:00, Mar. 25 7:00, Mar. 26 5:00

THAT DAY, ON THE BEACH

(1983, DCP, 166m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee. Two old friends catch up after a mystery leaves them wanting answers. Yang’s debut feature makes clear how a patriarchal corporate system leaves women few choices. Nick Kouhi writes about the formative legacy of Edward Yang’s first feature at Perisphere. 7:00


Showings: Mar. 26 7:00, Mar. 27 7:00, Mar. 28 7:00

NOTORIOUS

(1946, DCP, 102m) w/Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains. Alicia’s (Bergman) father has been convicted as a Nazi spy and sent to prison. Now she’s being pursued by a government agent, T. R. Devlin (Grant), who wants her to spy for the United States. Check out Chris Polley’s Perisphere article about the audacious excess of […]

RATCATCHER

(1999, DCP, 94m) dir Lynne Ramsay w/William Eadie, Michelle Stewart, Tommy Flanagan. In Glasgow during a 1973 garbage strike, an impoverished young boy (Eadie) witnesses the accidental drowning of a friend and must live with his guilt. Lynne Ramsay’s masterful, bittersweet debut reviewed at Perisphere by Matthew Lambert and Dan Howard. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN […]


Showings: Mar. 31 7:00, Apr. 1 9:00, Apr. 2 3:00

MORVERN CALLAR

(2002, DCP, 97m) dir Lynne Ramsay w/Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire. After the suicide of her boyfriend, Morvern (Morton) escapes to Ibiza. Chilling and melancholy, Ramsay’s film is equal parts road movie and character study. At Perisphere, Natalie Marlin explores how Samantha Morton’s eyes are the window to Morvern Callar‘s soul. FRI 9:00 SAT […]


Showings: Mar. 31 9:00, Apr. 1 7:00, Apr. 2 5:00

THE DIRTY DOZEN

(1967, DCP, 150m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes. On the eve of D-Day, a group of convicted killers is conscripted to go behind enemy lines and take out Nazi officers. Aldrich’s essential “guys on a mission” movie excels partly because of Borgnine’s scene-stealing General Worden. At Perisphere, Dylan Walker compares the use […]


Showings: Apr. 2 7:00, Apr. 3 7:00, Apr. 4 7:00

THE 39 STEPS

(1935, 35mm, 86m) w/Robert Donat, Madeleine Carrol, Lucie Mannheim. Richard (Donat) is catching a music hall show when shots ring out. A mysterious woman faints in his arms. Back at her flat, someone thrusts a knife into her back. Richard sets out to find the secret of the 39 Steps—while being the target of a […]

LOOSE ENDS

(1975, 16mm, 103m) dir David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak w/Chris Mulkey, John Jenkins, Linda Jenkins. Billy (Mulkey) and Eddie (Jenkins) are mechanics at a St. Paul car dealership who chafe as their 20s slip away in dead-end jobs. Unassuming and observant, Loose Ends deserves to be recognized as a superb example of 1970s independent […]

PATTI ROCKS

(1988, 35mm, 86m) dir David Burton Morris w/Chris Mulkey, John Jenkins, Karen Landry. The sequel to Loose Ends finds working-class Billy (Mulkey) and Eddie (Jenkins) ten years on, still stuck. Billy asks a reluctant Eddie to accompany him on a visit to his pregnant girlfriend (Landry) to tell her about his wife and two kids. […]


Showings: Apr. 7 9:15, Apr. 8 9:15, Apr. 9 3:00

PURPLE HAZE

(1982, 35mm, 97m) dir David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak w/Peter Nelson, Chuck McQuary, Bernard Baldan. Returning home to Minneapolis in 1968 after being kicked out of Princeton, Matt (Nelson) receives his draft notice. Though relatively unknown, this Sundance Grand Prize winner is both disarming and intelligent. SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00 Promotional support provided by […]


Showings: Apr. 8 7:00, Apr. 9 5:00

THE WILD BUNCH

(1969, 35mm, 145m) dir Sam Peckinpah w/William Holden, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates. As the sun sets on the Old West, a group of aging outlaws escape to Mexico, on the run from bounty hunters and soldiers alike. Peckinpah’s elegiac and hyper-violent western is a 1960s masterpiece. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult […]


Showings: Apr. 9 7:15, Apr. 10 7:00, 9:30, Apr. 11 7:00, 9:30

REBECCA

(1940, DCP, 130m) w/Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. An unnamed woman (Fontaine) and the dashing Maxim de Winter (Olivier) meet on the French Riviera and marry. He brings her to his seaside castle, Manderley, which is overseen by the steely Mrs. Danvers, whose obsession with the first Mrs. de Winter—Rebecca—drives the new wife to […]

EMPEROR OF THE NORTH

(1973, DCP, 118m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner. In the depths of the Great Depression, sadistic conductor Shack (Borgnine) will stop at nothing to keep hobos off his train. A-No.1 (Marvin) is set on challenging Shack and becoming “the Emperor of the North Pole” (the world’s best hobo, ruling a vast, […]


Showings: Apr. 16 7:00, Apr. 17 7:00, 9:15, Apr. 18 7:00, 9:15

TO CATCH A THIEF

(1955, DCP, 106m) w/Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. John “The Cat” Robie (Grant) is a retired burglar enjoying the French Riviera. Problem is, there’s a new Cat in town, plundering jewels from the ritziest hotels with abandon. Robie must clear his name. Enter Frances (Kelly), who might be the perfect bait to catch […]

MARTY

(1955, 35mm 90m) dir Delbert Mann w/Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell. Marty (Borgnine), an easily ruffled unmarried butcher, has given up hope of finding love—when along comes schoolteacher Clara Snyder (Blair). Winner of the Palme D’Or and Best Picture Oscar, Marty is brought to life by the sensitive performances of Borgnine (who won the Best Actor […]


Showings: Apr. 23 7:30, Apr. 24 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 25 7:00, 9:00

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