Events for July 12 – June 15 – TRYLON


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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

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