Events for May 10 – April 6 – TRYLON


(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


(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, […]


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(DCP, approx 70m) The film for this screening is one we wanted to have show in our Dystopia series (going on now) but couldn’t fit in. It’s a newer art film that was never released in Minneapolis. Tickets (one per member) are free for Trylon Club members with active subscriptions as of January 23, on […]


(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


(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


(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


(1977, 35mm, 89m, Mandarin w/ English subtitles) dir Joseph Kuo w/Jack Long, Yi-Min Li, Yu Chang. When a kung fu master is awarded a plaque from the emperor, he sets out to prove himself by defeating the seven grandmasters. Do not miss the rare opportunity to catch this seminal martial arts film on 35mm. At Perisphere, […]

Showings: Feb. 3 7:00, Feb. 4 7:00, Feb. 5 3:00


(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


(1933, DCP, 97m) dir Mervyn LeRoy w/Warren William, Joan Blondell, Dick Powell. Chantell Halsted brings her Hollywood Babylon series to the Trylon with this pre-Code gem. The Busby Berkeley choreography is sure to knock your socks off. 1:00


(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


(1990, DCP, 102m) dir John Patrick Shanley w/Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges. Joe (Hanks), a hypochondriac working for an evil corporation, is diagnosed with an incurable disease. He agrees to jump into a volcano to appease an angry god. Along the way, he finds a reason to live. Ryan plays three roles in this […]

Showings: Feb. 10 7:00, 9:15, Feb. 11 7:00, 9:15, Feb. 12 3:00, 5:15


(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


(1928, DCP, 82m) dir Willi Wolff w/Ellen Richter, Ralph Arthur Roberts, Jacob Tiedtke. When the Emilsburg Morality Committee condemns Ninon de Hauteville’s (Richter) cabaret, she sets out to expose its hypocrisy. Richter was a German actress, dancer, and producer who appeared in more than 70 features between 1913 and 1933. These screenings are made possible […]

Showings: Feb. 17 7:00, Feb. 18 7:00, Feb. 19 3:00, 5:00


(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


(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


(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

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