Events for August 21 – July 11 – TRYLON

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

SCREAM 2

(1997, DCP, 120m) dir Wes Craven w/Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette. As Sidney (Campbell) moves on to college, a new Ghostface arrives to wreak havoc on the lives of survivors of the Woodsboro killings. Luckily for Ghostface they’re all in one place. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15 You Know We Had to Do […]


Showings: Oct. 6 9:15, Oct. 7 7:00, Oct. 8 5:15

CURE

(1997, 35mm, 111m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Kiyoshi Kurosawa w/Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki. A series of grisly murders has Detective Takabe (Yakusho) exploring the strange world of mesmerism and suggestion. The further he probes, the more concerned he grows over the manipulations of a mysterious man at the center of his investigation. SUN […]


Showings: Oct. 8 7:45, Oct. 9 7:00, 9:15, Oct. 10 7:00, 9:15

THE VANISHING

(1988, DCP, 106m, Dutch and French w/English subtitles) dir George Sluizer w/Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege. After his partner goes missing at a rest stop, Rex (Bervoets) searches for answers to her disappearance for years. The kidnapper lives out his days with quiet satisfaction until he’s compelled to finally meet Rex. At Perisphere, […]


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

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA *SOLD OUT*

(1992, DCP, 128m) dir Francis Ford Coppola w/Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves. Jonathan Harker (Reeves) is tasked with visiting his client Count Dracula (Oldman) in Transylvania to arrange a relocation to London. Brilliant practical effects, outstanding costumes, and elaborate sets make Coppola’s version stand out among other tellings of this classic gothic tale. New […]


Showings: Oct. 20 7:00, 9:30, Oct. 21 7:00, 9:30, Oct. 22 3:00, 5:30

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT *SOLD OUT*

(1999, DCP, 81m) dir Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez w/Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard. Three film students travel into a Maryland forest to create a documentary on the Blair Witch, never to be seen or heard from again. A year later, footage from their documentary is found. At Perisphere, Chris Ryba-Tures suggests that The […]


Showings: Oct. 22 8:15, Oct. 23 7:00, 8:45, Oct. 24 7:00, 8:45

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS *SOLD OUT*

(1991, DCP, 118m) dir Jonathan Demme w/Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn. Decades later, there’s still comfort in not knowing what fava beans taste like. Hannibal (Hopkins) is all too happy to suggest pairings for human liver while Clarice (Foster) and the FBI request his help to track down serial killer Buffalo Bill. At Perisphere, […]


Showings: Oct. 27 7:00, 9:30, Oct. 28 7:00, 9:30, Oct. 29 3:00

HAUSU *SOLD OUT*

(1977, 35mm, 88m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Nobuhiko Ôbayashi w/Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ôba. This cult masterpiece, which comprises bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh four decades after it was made. Join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the twenty-first time.  At Perisphere, Mia McGill explores […]


Showings: Oct. 29 5:30, 7:15, 9:00, Oct. 30 7:00, 9:00, Oct. 31 7:00, 9:00

HI, MOM!

(1970, 35mm, 87m) dir Brian De Palma w/Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker. Upon returning home, Vietnam vet Jon Rubin (De Niro) directs an avant-garde voyeuristic porno film and then joins an acting troupe of militant Black activists—at which point the film switches from comedy to scorching social commentary and features one of the […]


Showings: Nov. 3 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 4 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 5 3:00, 5:00

DEEP COVER

(1992, DCP, 107m) dir Bill Duke w/Larry Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Lira Angel, René Assa. Officer Russell Stevens (Fishburne) is recruited into undercover work for the DEA and battles against the seduction of power and money. Set against the backdrop of the war on drugs, Deep Cover features Fishburne in one of the great performances of […]


Showings: Nov. 5 7:00, Nov. 6 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 7 7:00, 9:15

GEOFF MCFETRIDGE: DRAWING A LIFE

(2023, USA, DCP, 81m) dir Dan Covert. You may not know his name, but his art is everywhere. It’s on your Apple Watch, splashed on the sides of buildings, exhibited in countless galleries around the world, in title designs for films by Sofia Coppola and Spike Jonze, and featured in collabs with Vans, Warby Parker, […]

LOUDER THAN YOU THINK: A LO-FI HISTORY OF GARY YOUNG AND PAVEMENT

(2023, USA, DCP, 90m) dir Jed I. Rosenberg. An up-close cinematic walkabout through the life of Gary Young, the original (and highly unlikely) drummer of indie rock royalty Pavement. His booze and drugs-fueled antics (on-stage handstands, gifting vegetables to fans) and haphazard production methods (accidentally helping launch the lo-fi aesthetic) were both a driving force […]

LOST ANGEL: THE GENIUS OF JUDEE SILL

(2022, USA, DCP, 91m) dir Andy Brown & Brian Lindstrom. Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill is a feature documentary exploring the life, creativity and legacy of one of the least known but critically acclaimed artists to emerge from 1970’s LA music scene. Judee went from kicking heroin while in prison to the cover […]

CYPHER

(2023, USA, DCP, 78m) dir Chris Moukarbel. Winner of the 2023 Tribeca Festival U.S. Narrative Feature Award. Tierra Whack first gained recognition at the age of 15 when she stunned viewers with her slick poetry while rapping for a YouTube channel on a Philadelphia street. The video rapidly drew thousands of views and marked the […]

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