Events for June 24 – August 20 – Page 2 – TRYLON


(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


(1969, DCP, 95m, Czech w/English subtitles) dir Juraj Herz w/Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová. Bleak does not begin to describe this long-banned tale of a Czech crematorium director who’s obsessed with order and seduced by Nazi ideology. This restoration brings to life Herz’s fabulous camerawork and impressionistic set designs. At Perisphere, Jeremy Noble writes […]

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


(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


(1991, 75m) dir Andreas Schnaas w/ Matthias Kerl, Ralf Hess, & Mathias Abbes. Two doctors bumble their way through a zombie apocalypse. What the filmmakers lacked in money they make up for in gratuitous violence. (Hilarious English dub version) 7:00 $5


(1976, DCP, 91m) dir John Carpenter w/Austin Stoker, Darwin Jostin, Laurie Zimmer. When a sadistic street gang besieges a police precinct office, a patrolman, the precinct secretary, and two jailed criminals forge an unlikely alliance. This early Carpenter film established him as a craftsman of horror and action. Is Assault on Precinct 13 as brutal […]

Showings: Mar. 17 7:00, 9:00, Mar. 18 7:00, 9:00, Mar. 19 3:00, 5:00


(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


(16mm, 110m) Throughout the last century, numerous films have been lost (whether due to negligence and/or intended destruction), never to be seen again. Other films, like the one in this show, were dubiously funded, never got picked up by a major distributor and have since been mostly forgotten. Now completely out of print in every […]


(2023, DCP, 90m) dir Marc Gottlieb w/Anna Telfer (Top Gunner: Danger Zone) and Tom Arnold (Exit Wounds). Recognizing the destructive power of its captive giant Ape, the military makes its own battle-ready A.I.: Mecha Ape! Tragically its first practical test goes horribly wrong, leaving the military no choice but to release the imprisoned giant ape […]

Showings: Mar. 24 5:00, Mar. 25 4:30, Mar. 26 1:00, Mar. 27 5:00, Mar. 28 5:00, Mar. 29 5:00, Mar. 30 10:00


(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


(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


(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


(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 […]


(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


(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


(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


(2023, DCP, 80m) An exclusive sneak preview of the experimental documentary EN AVANT [about a year in MPLS] before its world premiere at Athens International Film + Video Festival. EN AVANT [about a year in MPLS] is a meditative ride through the city during a period of tumult and transition, shot entirely from a bike, with a haunting immersive […]


(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 […]


(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 […]


(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


(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


(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


(2023, USA, DCP, 98m) dir Lisa Cortes. Little Richard: I Am Everything tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s […]


(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 […]


(1972, DCP, 90m, French w/English subtitles) dir Mireille Dansereau w/Liliane Lemaître-Auger, Véronique Le Flaguais, Jean-François Guité. Over a Montreal summer, Isabelle (Lemaître-Auger) meets animator Virginie (Le Flaguais), and the two become fast friends. Dansereau’s debut film (the first feature directed by a woman in Quebec) is an experimental triumph never released in the U.S. At […]

Showings: Apr. 14 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 15 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 16 3:00, 5:00

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