Events for August 28 – August 31 – Page 2 – TRYLON

SHAFT

(1971, DCP, 100m) dir Gordon Parks w/Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi. Black private detective John Shaft (Roundtree) must find a Harlem mobster’s missing daughter before the city gets embroiled in a gang war. New Restoration! For Perisphere, Chelli Riddiough investigates what makes Shaft‘s character so iconic, and Azra Thakur takes a look at the legendary […]


Showings: Aug. 4 7:00, Aug. 5 9:15, Aug. 6 3:00

SHAFT’S BIG SCORE

(1972, DCP, 104m) dir Gordon Parks w/Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown. The “cat that won’t cop out” is back, this time searching for his friend Carl’s murderer and the 250–grand score that got him killed. Even cooler than the original, Shaft’s Big Score allowed Parks to craft an epic action finale. FRI 9:15 […]


Showings: Aug. 4 9:15, Aug. 5 7:00, Aug. 6 5:15

SAMURAI WOLF

(1966, DCP, 75m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hideo Gosha w/Isao Natsuyagi, Ryôhei Uchida, Junko Miyazono. The Vicious Wolf (Natsuyagi), a wandering ronin with a strange fighting style, happens upon a war between two factions in a remote town. This is a lean, mean B-grade samurai flick with comic overtones that punches way above its weight. […]


Showings: Aug. 6 7:30, Aug. 7 7:00, 8:45, Aug. 8 7:00, 8:45

THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI 

(1964, 35mm, 93m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hideo Gosha w/Tetsurô Tanba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirô Hira. A world-weary ronin (Tanba) and two samurai (Nagato and Hira) join a group of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate to coerce him into lowering their exorbitant taxes. Gosha’s exceptionally crafted film delves into themes of […]


Showings: Aug. 13 8:00, Aug. 14 7:00, 9:00, Aug. 15 7:00, 9:00

LA GUERRE EST FINIE

(1966, DCP, 121m, French w/English subtitles) dir Alain Resnais w/Yves Montand, Ingrid Thulin, Geneviève Bujold, Jean Dasté. In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a middle-aged Communist (Montand) is caught between his anti-Francoism and some violent anti-fascist extremists. Once dismissed as a minor Resnais work, La Guerre now feels more important than ever. Read […]


Showings: Aug. 18 7:00, Aug. 19 9:30, Aug. 20 3:00

Z

(1969, DCP, 127m, French and Russian w/English subtitles) dir Costa-Gavras w/Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Pierre Dux. In a fictional, junta-led Mediterranean country, Z (Montand)—a charismatic, pacifist opposition-party deputy—is gunned down in the street. This interpretation of the actual assassination of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis centers on an investigating officer (Trintignant) and his tenacious […]


Showings: Aug. 18 9:30, Aug. 19 7:00, Aug. 20 5:30

BANDITS VS. SAMURAI SQUADRON

(1978, 35mm, 163m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hideo Gosha w/Tatsuya Nakadai, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Shima Iwashita. This bloody epic focuses on an ex-samurai, Kumokiri Nizaemon (Nakadai), and a strong, resourceful prostitute, Chiyo (Iwashita), who team up with a clan of bandits to rob the castle of Kumokiri’s corrupt former clan. Set against a backdrop of violence […]


Showings: Aug. 20 8:00, Aug. 21 7:00, Aug. 22 7:00

TALL EL-ZAATAR

(1977, DCP, 72m) dir Mustafa Abu Ali, Jean Khalil Chamoun, Pino Adriano. Tall el-Zaatar documents the August 12, 1976 massacre of Palestinian and Lebanese refugees at Tall el-Zaatar, a UN-administered refugee camp in northeast Beirut. Produced after the massacre, but featuring footage shot before and during the siege, Tall el-Zaatar reconstructs the history of the camp […]

TWIN DRAGONS

(1992, DCP, 104m, dubbed) dir Ringo Lam and Hark Tsui w/Jackie Chan, Teddy Robin Kwan. You’re not seeing double. This kung-fu feature follows identical twins reuniting to take on tyrants in Hong Kong. Also starring Trylon favorite Maggie Chueng. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00


Showings: Aug. 25 7:00, Aug. 26 9:15, Aug. 27 3:00

DOUBLE IMPACT

(1991, 35mm, 110m) dir Sheldon Lettich w/Jean-Claude Van Damme, Alonna Shaw, Bolo Yeung. Identical twins Chad and Alex (Van Damme and also Van Damme) are reunited by their parents’ former bodyguard to take on the man who destroyed their family. Tune in for action, jump-kicks, and double the Van Damme! FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Aug. 25 9:15, Aug. 26 7:00, Aug. 27 5:15

VIOLENT STREETS

(1974, DCP, 96m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hideo Gosha w/Noboru Andô, Akira Kobayashi, Isao Natsuyagi. A retired yakuza soldier (Andô) finds himself caught between loyalty to a clan that turned its back on him and a new clan that’s out to take what he has left. Violent Streets is by turns a well-oiled heist film, […]


Showings: Aug. 27 7:30, Aug. 28 7:00, 9:00, Aug. 29 7:00, 9:00

WITNESS

(1985, DCP, 112m) dir Peter Weir w/Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas. A young Amish boy (Haas) is witness to a murder in a train-station bathroom, and Detective John Book (Ford) must protect him as they are forced into hiding. Part action flick, part fish-out-of-water drama, part social and moral commentary, Witness balances so many […]


Showings: Sep. 1 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 2 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 3 3:00, 5:15

THE GIRLS

(1968, DCP, 100m, Swedish w/English subtitles) dir Mai Zetterling w/Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom. Three women find their lives mirrored in a production of Lysistrata performed before dumbfounded audiences. Derided as overambitious or simply ignored upon its release in 1968, The Girls opened the First Festival of Women’s Films in 1972 and is now […]


Showings: Sep. 3 7:30, Sep. 4 7:00, 9:00, Sep. 5 7:00, 9:00

THE PLUMBER

(1979, DCP, 76m) dir Peter Weir w/Judy Morris, Ivar Kants, Robert Coleby. A plumber (Kants) shows up at the apartment of the Cowpers (Morris, Coleby), claiming to have a work order. He begins to dismantle their piping and play strange mind games. A television hit that is arguably the most Weir that Weir gets. FRI […]


Showings: Sep. 8 7:00, Sep. 9 9:15, Sep. 10 3:00

FEARLESS

(1993, DCP, 122m) dir Peter Weir w/Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez. After surviving a plane crash, Max Klein (Bridges) becomes unattached and unable to connect with anyone who wasn’t part of the event. Perhaps Weir’s most emotionally calculated and effective film. For Perisphere, Kevin Maher discusses Fearless‘s epiphanies on life and death, and Bob Aulert […]


Showings: Sep. 8 8:45, Sep. 9 7:00, Sep. 10 4:45

LOVING COUPLES

(1964, DCP, 118m, Swedish w/English subtitles) dir Mai Zetterling w/Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gio Petré. In 1915, three pregnant women from different social backgrounds enter a maternity ward, revealing their interconnected lives. Zetterling’s debut film is an uncompromising take on gender, class, sex, and marriage. New Restoration! At Perisphere, read our programmer’s thoughts on Loving Couples and […]


Showings: Sep. 10 7:15, Sep. 11 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 12 7:00, 9:15

THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS

(1974, DCP, 91m) dir Peter Weir w/Terry Camilleri, John Meillon, Bruce Spence. Paris, Australia. A bush town built on a dangerous curve that survives on salvaging the car wrecks of tourists. When deranged members of the community break off and launch attacks, it will be a miracle if anyone makes it out of Paris alive. […]


Showings: Sep. 15 7:00, Sep. 16 9:15, Sep. 17 3:00

THE LAST WAVE

(1977, 35mm, 106m) dir Peter Weir w/Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil. David Gulpilil’s incredible talent for acting and educating was the express inspiration for this film. A blunt but dreamy study of perception, colonialism, cultural awareness, and the racism of Australian whites. For Perisphere, Cole Seidl assesses how The Last Wave fits in as a […]


Showings: Sep. 15 9:00, Sep. 16 7:00, Sep. 17 5:00

NIGHT GAMES

(1966, DCP, 105m, Swedish w/English subtitles) dir Mai Zetterling w/Ingrid Thulin, Lena Brundin, Keve Hjelm. On the eve of their marriage, the betrothed (Brundin, Hjelm) return to the home of Irene (Thulin), hoping to reckon with the demons of the past. Night Games was banned from the Venice Film Festival in 1966 but has since […]


Showings: Sep. 17 7:15, Sep. 18 7:00, 9:00, Sep. 19 7:00, 9:00

THE MOSQUITO COAST

(1986, DCP, 117m) w/Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix. Arrogant inventor Allie Fox (Ford) brings his family into the jungle and willfully ignores the consequences of his actions as they rain down on those near him. This examination of the caustic nature of American exceptionalism and capitalism is disturbing but invigorating. For Perisphere, Michael Wellvang […]


Showings: Sep. 22 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 23 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 24 3:00, 5:15

AMOROSA

(1986, DCP, 117m, Swedish w/English subtitles) dir Mai Zetterling w/Stina Ekblad, Erland Josephson, Philip Zandén. Amorosa follows Agnes von Krusenstjerna (Ekblad) as she progresses from fluff popular-fiction writer to serious author of erotica. New Restoration! SUN 7:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Sep. 24 7:30, Sep. 25 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 26 7:00, 9:15

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

(1975, 35mm, 107m) w/Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray. At the beginning of the twentieth century a small group of female students vanishes while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing. Picnic is more than an unsolved mystery; it is a poetic horror that explores class and sexual repression. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:15 SUN 3:00 5:15 Sophie […]


Showings: Sep. 29 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 30 7:00, 9:15, Oct. 1 3:00, 5:15

CANDYMAN

(1992, 35mm, 99m) dir Bernard Rose w/Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley. Speak his name five times into a mirror and he shall appear. Helen (Madsen) is an academic exploring stories of a hook-handed murderer in Chicago’s Cabrini-Green. One of the best, and only, films of the 1990s to effectively explore the effects of lynching […]


Showings: Oct. 1 7:30, Oct. 2 7:00, 9:15, Oct. 3 7:00, 9:15

SCREAM

(1996, DCP, 111m) dir Wes Craven w/Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette. A killer named Ghostface is terrorizing a group of teens armed with phones and horror movie knowledge in the small town of Woodsboro. Playing on the rise of horror movie fandom, Wes Craven’s massive box office success revitalized the slasher genre. FRI 7:00 […]


Showings: Oct. 6 7:00, Oct. 7 9:30, Oct. 8 3:00

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