Events for April 6 – May 4 – TRYLON

A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

(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

WALL·E

(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

WORLD OF TOMORROW: THE FIRST THREE EPISODES

(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

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

(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

LOOPER

(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

EX MACHINA

(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

EDGE OF TOMORROW

(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

GRINDHOUSE TRAILER SPECTACULAR!

(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

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION

(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

CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN

(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

REVOLVER

(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

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

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