Events for April 6 – May 24 – TRYLON

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

MARNIE

(1964, DCP, 130m) w/Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel. Marnie (Hedren) is a compulsive thief, in seclusion after lifting ten grand from a former employer. After landing a job at a publishing company owned by Mark Rutland (Connery), she finds herself attracted to her new boss. But he’s got dark secrets of his own, including […]

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

(1987, DCP, 98m) dir Rob Reiner w/Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon. A farm boy (Elwes) embarks on an “inconceivable” quest to save the beautiful Princess Buttercup (Wright) from the evil Prince Humperdinck (Sarandon). Filled with revenge, chases, escapes, and miracles. And Carol Kane. Is The Princess Bride more than just a fun storybook adventure? Jake […]


Showings: Apr. 28 7:00, Apr. 29 9:30, Apr. 30 1:00, 3:00

STARDUST

(2007, DCP, 127m) dir Matthew Vaughn w/Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro. Vaughn (director of Kingsman and also that good X-Men movie with Kevin Bacon) directs this film from a story by Neil Gaiman (writer of, well, you probably know). It stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil is coming back) and has princes, pirates, […]


Showings: Apr. 28 9:00, Apr. 29 7:00, Apr. 30 5:00

THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

(1972, DCP, 117m) dir Ronald Neame w/Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen. The aging cruise ship Poseidon is set to sail one last time before being scrapped. Its industrialist owners order the captain (Nielsen) to travel at full speed without sufficient ballast. Though countless disaster movies have tried to copy Poseidon, none has equaled it. […]


Showings: Apr. 30 7:30, May. 1 7:00, 9:15, May. 2 7:00, 9:15

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA

(1974, 35mm, 112m) w/Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber. A wealthy rancher offers a million dollars for the head of the man who got his daughter pregnant. Seedy barroom pianist Bennie (Oates) heads to Mexico, determined to claim the bounty. Read essays by Sophie Durbin and Lucas Hardwick at Perisphere. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 […]


Showings: May. 5 7:00, 9:15, May. 6 7:00, 9:15, May. 7 3:00, 5:15

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

(2000, 35mm, 98m, Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Wong Kar Wai w/Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung. Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-wan (Leung) and Su Li-zhen (Cheung) move into adjacent apartments on the same day, then discover their spouses are having an affair. Deliriously beautiful and filled with a powerful sense of longing, In the Mood is a […]


Showings: May. 7 7:30, May. 8 7:00, 9:00, May. 9 7:00, 9:00

PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID

(1973, DCP, 115m) w/Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn, Jason Robards, Bob Dylan. Sheriff Garrett (Coburn) is forced to hunt down his old friend Billy the Kid (Kristofferson). Peckinpah’s last great western was heavily edited by the studio and panned by critics. Finally available in its longer, better cut, it has become one of Peckinpah’s most hailed […]


Showings: May. 12 7:00, 9:15, May. 13 7:00, 9:15, May. 14 3:00, 5:15

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