Events for June 30 – June 23 – TRYLON

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 […]

THE PUNK SINGER

(2013, USA, DCP, 82m) dir Sini Anderson. Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished […]

TRAINSPOTTING

(1996, UK, DCP, 93m) dir Danny Boyle. Smart, funny, sickly and sometimes just plain unconscious, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) is a hero of our times. Set in an underbelly of Edinburgh the city fathers never dreamed of, this is the story of Mark and his so-called friends–a bunch of losers, liars, psychos, thieves and junkies. […]

RUNAWAY RADIO

(2023, USA, DCP, 83m) dir Mike McGuff. Once upon a time, before our lives went fully digital, radio entertained, informed and dictated what was cool through theater of the mind – and with that Houston’s 101 KLOL played a big role in the lives of rock radio listeners. The forthcoming documentary Runaway Radio focuses on […]

LOST SOULZ

(2023, USA, DCP, 95m) dir Katherine Propper. Sol (Sauve Sidle) is an aspiring young rapper living with his best friend Wesley (Siyanda Stillwell), whose family has embraced him as a brother. After a raucous night causes Wesley to overdose, Sol abandons him at a house party, and eventually chooses to leave home for good and […]

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT

(1979, DCP, 183m) dir Francis Ford Coppola w/Larry Fishburne, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando. Willard (Sheen) is assigned to track down and assassinate renegade Colonel Kurtz (Brando), who has lost his mind and created his own brutal regime. Shot over two years in the jungles of the Philippines, Coppola’s journey into the heart of […]


Showings: Nov. 11 7:00, Nov. 12 5:00, Nov. 13 7:00, Nov. 14 7:00

WITH PETER BRADLEY

(2023, USA, DCP, 86m) dir Alex Rappoport. When filmmaker Alex Rappoport met then-79 year old abstract artist Peter Bradley in early 2020, Bradley hadn’t sold many paintings nor had a major show in over four decades – yet he still painted every day in a shipping container studio heated by a wood stove, no matter […]

TWILIGHT

(1990, DCP, 115m, Hungarian w/English subtitles) dir György Fehér w/Péter Haumann, János Derzsi, Judit Pogány. After discovering the body of a young girl deep in a forest in the mountains, a homicide detective goes to extreme means to catch the killer responsible. Long unavailable, Twilight is an existential murder mystery and an expansive meditation on […]


Showings: Nov. 17 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 18 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 19 3:00, 5:15

BOYZ N THE HOOD

(1991, DCP, 112m) dir John Singleton w/Larry Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Angela Bassett, Ice Cube. Three Black teenage boys in South Central Los Angeles confront violence, racism, and relationships in Singleton’s iconic film. Fishburne is outstanding in the role of father figure Furious Styles. SUN 7:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15


Showings: Nov. 19 7:30, Nov. 20 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 21 7:00, 9:15

DIRTY DANCING

(1987, DCP, 100m) dir Emile Ardolino w/Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach. In 1963, Baby (Grey) falls in love with a working-class dance instructor (Swayze) at a Catskills resort. If there is a person alive who cannot be charmed by Mr. Swayze, we have yet to meet them. Dancing his way into our hearts, Brogan […]


Showings: Nov. 24 7:00, Nov. 25 9:15, Nov. 26 3:00

FOOTLOOSE

(1984, DCP, 107m) dir Herbert Ross w/Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow. When Ren (Bacon) moves from Chicago to the small town of Bomont, he brings his sinful hips and shakes a leg with the preacher’s daughter (Singer). FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


Showings: Nov. 24 9:15, Nov. 25 7:00, Nov. 26 5:15

KING OF NEW YORK

(1990, DCP, 103m) dir Abel Ferrara w/Larry Fishburne, Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes. Released from prison, Frank White (Walken) is set to retake leadership of the underworld, clean up the streets, and give back to the community. Ferrara at his most stylistic presents late-1980s New York as a deliriously violent, crime-ridden cesspool run by […]


Showings: Nov. 26 7:30, Nov. 27 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 28 7:00, 9:15

THE DUPES

This screening has moved to The Heights Theater. More information and ticket link below. (1972, DCP, 107m, Arabic w/ English subtitles) dir Tewfik Saleh. No series on archiving Palestine would be complete without Tewfik Saleh’s 1972 classic, The Dupes (Al-Makhdu’un). Based on Ghassan Kanafani’s novella Men in the Sun and set in the 1950s, the […]

JUNK HEAD

(2017, DCP, 101m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Takahide Hori w/Atsuko Miyake, Takahide Hori. Due to gene manipulation aimed at extending life, humans can no longer reproduce. Parton is selected for a mission through a subterranean labyrinth crawling with monsters to secure humanity’s future. Made across seven years with a small team of animators, Junk Head […]


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

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.

(1985, 35mm, 116m) dir William Friedkin w/William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, Debra Feuer. In this scorching, sun- and neon-drenched action-noir, Secret Service agent Richard Chance (Petersen) hunts violent counterfeiter Eric Masters (Dafoe)—and his own demons. One of Friedkin’s (who we so recently lost) finest, relatively unheralded films. For Perisphere, Jay Ditzer dives into Wang Chung’s iconic […]


Showings: Dec. 3 7:30, Dec. 4 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 5 7:00, 9:15

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN *SOLD OUT*

(1973, 35mm, 114m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir Alejandro Jodorowsky w/Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders. From the iconoclast behind Santa Sangre and El Topo comes a Spanish fever dream that follows a Christlike thief searching for gold, answers, and the secret to immortality. 50th Anniversary!  For Perisphere, Finn Odum defends the weird little freak’s right to […]

BRAZIL

(1985, 35mm, 132m) dir Terry Gilliam w/Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro. Sam Lowry (Pryce) sorts through bureaucratic (and plumbing!) hell with help from Harry Tuttle (De Niro). Climate change, banking issues—it’s all here in one of the most biting satires on film. On our blog, Timothy Zila analyzes Sam Lowry’s desires to escape […]


Showings: Dec. 10 7:45, Dec. 11 7:00, 9:30, Dec. 12 7:00, 9:30

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN *SOLD OUT*

(1952, DCP, 103m) dir Stanley Donen w/Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds. With amazing Technicolor cinematography, Kelly and Donen’s brilliant take on the transition from silent film to talkies changed cinema forever. For Perisphere, Jake Rudegeair discusses Babylon’s homage to Singin’ in the Rain and the stunning performances of Margot Robbie and Debbie Reynolds. FRI 7:00 SAT […]

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

(1951, DCP, 114m) dir Vincente Minnelli w/Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant. Love triangles (rectangles?) abound and high jinks ensue among Americans looking for work in postwar Paris. Spectacular dancing, vibrant colors, and an iconic Gershwin score make this one of the most beloved films of the era. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15


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

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