Events for August 21 – August 25 – TRYLON


(1996, 35mm, 99m, French w/English subtitles) dir Olivier Assayas w/Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Natalie Richard. Cheung plays a fictional version of herself cast as the lead in a remake of the 1915 film Les vampires. Both a sentimental ode to cinema’s past and a gentle jab at the excesses of the French New Wave, Vep […]

Showings: May. 21 7:30, May. 22 7:00, 9:00, May. 23 7:00, 9:00


(1972, DCP, 123m) w/Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Ben Johnson. Parole board chief Jack Beynon (Johnson) agrees to let Doc McCoy (McQueen) out of prison if he’ll pull a job for him. When things don’t go as planned, Doc and his wife, Carol (McGraw), need to settle their differences and find a way out. FRI/SAT 7:00 […]

Showings: May. 26 7:00, 9:30, May. 27 7:00, 9:30, May. 28 3:00, 5:30


(1989, DCP, 114m, Cantonese w/English subtitles) dir Clarence Fok w/Maggie Cheung, Biao Yuen, Wah Yuen. Before Encino Man and Demolition Man, there was The Iceman Cometh. Ming Dynasty royal guard Fong-Sau Ching (Biao Yuen) tracks down rapist/serial murderer Fung San (Wah Yuen) in the mountains. Both become frozen during their struggle. When they thaw out, […]

Showings: May. 28 8:00, May. 29 7:00, 9:15, May. 30 7:00, 9:15


(1973, DCP, 97m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Toshiya Fujita w/Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon. A young girl (Kaji) whose family has been ruthlessly destroyed by a gang of criminals is raised to exact coldblooded retribution. Fujita’s influential film perfectly balances violence and beauty. FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 At Perisphere: Rowan Smith asks what […]

Showings: Jun. 2 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 3 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 4 3:00, 5:00


(1995, DCP, 94m) dir Daisy von Scherler Mayer w/Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, The Lady Bunny, Liev Schreiber. After too much disorderly revelry, a high-voltage socialite must pay off her debts by working at a library. Cinema’s most persuasive argument for the Dewey Decimal System. New Restoration! SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00   Promotional support provided […]

Showings: Jun. 4 7:00, Jun. 5 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 6 7:00, 9:00


(1967, 35mm, 92m) dir John Boorman w/Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Vernon. Double-crossed and left for dead in a heist gone wrong, Walker (Marvin) will stop at nothing to get even. Boorman’s direction takes a familiar premise and makes Point Blank a paragon of revenge cinema. Read essays by Matt Clark and Kevin Maher at […]

Showings: Jun. 9 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 10 7:00, 9:00, Jun. 11 3:00, 5:00


(1995, DCP, 83m) dir Gregg Araki w/Parker Posey, James Duval, Rose McGowan, Margaret Cho. On the lam following a deadly accident, a trio of troubled teenagers take a darkly comic voyage through the outskirts of an apocalyptic Los Angeles. Posey does a heel turn as a vengeful, sword-wielding ex-lover. New Restoration! SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 […]

Showings: Jun. 11 7:00, Jun. 12 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 13 7:00, 8:45


(2009, 35mm, 153m) dir Quentin Tarantino w/Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Brad Pitt. Once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France, Shosanna’s (Laurent) entire family is slain by German Colonel Hans Landa (Waltz). Later, as a movie theater owner in Paris, she gets a chance for redress. Tarantino plays on fifty years of exploitation revenge cinema for […]

Showings: Jun. 16 7:00, Jun. 17 7:00, Jun. 18 3:00, 6:00


(1996, 35mm, 84m) dir Christopher Guest w/Guest, Parker Posey, Catherine O’Hara, Fred Willard. A group of community-theater eccentrics in a small Missouri town undertake a deeply misguided campaign to impress a Broadway producer. Guest’s mockumentary, one of the funniest films of the 1990s, made him a leader of the form. 35mm print courtesy of film […]

Showings: Jun. 19 7:00, 8:45, Jun. 20 7:00, 8:45


(1961, DCP, 98m) dir Samuel Fuller w/Cliff Robertson, Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay. Fuller’s take on The Count of Monte Cristo follows Tolly Devlin (Robertson), who as a teenager saw his father killed by four mobsters. After discovering their names, he sets out to destroy them one by one. For Perisphere, Kevin Maher writes an ode […]

Showings: Jun. 23 7:00, Jun. 24 9:15, Jun. 25 3:00


(1994, DCP, 102m) dir Alex Proyas w/Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Tony Todd. One year after Eric Draven’s (Lee) murder, a crow brings him back from the grave to avenge his death as well as the rape and killing of his fiancée. Lee’s famed final film is both stylish and sensitive. On Perisphere, Finn Odum tackles […]

Showings: Jun. 23 9:00, Jun. 24 7:00, Jun. 25 5:00


(1993, 35mm, 103m) dir Richard Linklater w/Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason London. On the last day of high school in a small Texas town in 1976, students from across the social spectrum mingle, scheme, and look toward a tantalizingly uncertain future. Posey has a small but memorable role as an iron-fisted senior […]

Showings: Jun. 25 7:15, Jun. 26 7:00, 9:15, Jun. 27 7:00, 9:15


(2002, 35mm, 129m, Korean w/English subtitles) dir Park Chan-wook w/Song Kang-ho, Shin Ha-kyun, Bae Doona. When Ryu (Ha-kyun) discovers that his sister needs a kidney transplant, he kidnaps the daughter of an electronics giant to pay for the surgery, leading to tragedy. Mr. Vengeance is a bleak depiction of poverty and the costs of violence. […]

Showings: Jun. 30 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 1 7:00, 9:30, Jul. 2 5:45, 8:15


(1968, DCP, 134m) dir Anthony Harvey w/Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton. When King Henry II (O’Toole) agrees to let his conspiratorial, imprisoned wife, Eleanor (Hepburn), out for a Christmas visit, the struggle among their three thoroughly dislikeable sons for the crown begins. O’Toole does virtuoso work as the bullying, conceited, bruised monarch. […]

Showings: Jul. 2 3:00, Jul. 3 7:00, Jul. 4 7:00


(1972, DCP, 154m) dir Peter Medak w/Peter O’Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Harry Andrews. Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney (O’Toole), believes himself to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. When his father dies, he’s set to enter the House of Lords. But his family won’t be having any of that. The Ruling Class […]

Showings: Jul. 9 3:00, Jul. 10 7:00, Jul. 11 7:00


(1972, 35mm, 91m) dir Gordon Parks w/Ron O’Neal, Sheila Frazier, Julius Harris. Immortalized by Curtis Mayfield’s sizzling score, Super Fly tells the story of Priest (O’Neal), a cocaine pusher-man who hopes to pull off one last major deal before retiring. The mob has different plans. Rare 35mm print! These screenings are presented in partnership with […]

Showings: Jul. 14 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 15 7:00, 9:00, Jul. 16 5:15, 7:15


(1971, DCP, 107m) dir Peter Yates w/Peter O’Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Jansen. A Nazi submarine sinks a British battleship, killing all of the crew except for Murphy (O’Toole) — who fixates on doing whatever it takes to kill every one of those damned bastards. O’Toole gives a euphoric performance as the nautical monomaniac. […]

Showings: Jul. 16 3:00, Jul. 17 7:00, 9:15, Jul. 18 7:00, 9:15


(1962, DCP, 226m) dir David Lean w/Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn. Lean’s pièce de résistance is a wonder. The massive production, shot in Jordan, Morocco, Spain, and England, took two years to complete and, thanks to O’Toole, yielded an indelible portrait of the complex, charismatic T. E. Lawrence. SUN 3:00 MON/TUE 7:00

Showings: Jul. 23 3:00, Jul. 24 7:00, Jul. 25 7:00


(1967, 35mm, 148m) dir Anatole Litvak w/Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasance. When a gruesome murder is committed, the suspects are three Nazi generals (O’Toole, Pleasance, and Charles Gray). A German intelligence officer (Sharif) refuses to let the matter drop. Archival 35mm Print! Read about this hidden gem and how O’Toole and his […]

Showings: Jul. 30 3:00, Jul. 31 7:00, Aug. 1 7:00


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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


(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

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