Events for April 6 – May 24 – TRYLON

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 […]

MY LAST BEST FRIEND

(2023, DCP, 106m) dir Filippo M. Prandi w/Eric Roberts, Carol Alt, Rico Simonini. New York City. Early 2020. Two men, both named Walter Stoyanov, watch their lives getting turned upside down, as one of them tests positive for COVID-19 and the other one is being investigated by FBI Special Agent John McCallany. 7:00 $14

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

THE MAD GENIUS OF SCOTT CARSON

A tribute to local screen and stage legend Scott Carson, star of Citizen ‘Caine and The Tiki War. Director John Ervin will introduce both movies, in which he worked with Scott Carson, who passed away in September, 2023. CITIZEN ‘CAINE (2013) HD Digital 28 minutes Directed by John Ervin Starring Scott Carson, Rachel Grubb, Jennifer […]

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

TAPE FREAKS DECEMBER

Join Tape Freaks as they present movies they love to audiences who don’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! Shows are at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Tickets are $5. For more details, check out TapeFreaks.blogspot.com. 7:00 $5

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

MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE

(1983, BluRay, UK, 123m) dir Nagisa Oshima. In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while […]

AMERICA IS SINKING

(2023, DCP, 90m) dir Mario N. Bonassin w/ Michael Paré, Paul Logan, Johnny Pacar, and Lindsey Marie Wilson. Melting glaciers lead to extreme flooding. The rapid erosion loosens faults, causing earthquakes and extreme tsunamis. North America is now sinking, and scientists must work against the clock to form sinkholes to balance the water and return […]


Showings: Dec. 15 5:00, Dec. 16 5:00, Dec. 17 1:00, Dec. 18 5:00, Dec. 19 5:00, Dec. 20 1:00, Dec. 21 5:00

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

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY

(1980, DCP, 114m) dir John Mackenzie w/Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Paul Freeman. London gangster Harold (Hoskins) is about to close an important business deal with powerful underworld allies. After a series of brutal hits on his territory threaten the contract, he has one day to find out who crossed him. At Perisphere, Sophie Durbin highlights […]


Showings: Dec. 17 7:30, Dec. 18 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 19 7:00, 9:15

ELVES

(1989, DVD, 89m) dir Jeffrey Mandel w/Mandel, Mike Griffin, Bruce A. Taylor. On Christmas Eve, shop-girl Kirsten discovers that she is the focus of a decades-old evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding in an attempt to create human/elf super hybrids. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an evil […]

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

(1940, DCP, 99m) dir Ernst Lubitsch w/Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan. At a high-end department store in Budapest, salesclerks Alfred (Stewart) and Klara (Sullavan) are both falling for their anonymous pen pals while struggling to work together. With this Christmas classic, Lubitsch created an enduring blueprint for rom-coms (including Nora Ephron’s 1998 direct remake […]


Showings: Dec. 22 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 23 7:00, 9:00

KISS KISS BANG BANG

(2005, DCP, 103m) dir Shane Black w/Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan. Petty thief Harry Lockhart (Downey Jr.) accidentally lands a role in a detective movie and heads to Los Angeles to learn from real-life Hollywood PI “Gay Perry” (Kilmer). He becomes embroiled in a real-life murder mystery. Its fantastic cast, whip-smart dialogue, and […]


Showings: Dec. 25 5:00, 7:00, 9:00, Dec. 26 7:00, 9:00

16MM LEARNY TOONS

(16mm, 75m) Enlightening or bewildering?! Put on your thinking cap and join the Cult Film Collective and animator/collector/MinnAnimate organizer Adam Loomis for animated educational shorts that revel in the strange space between education and entertainment. 7:00 $10

TAMPOPO

(1985, DCP, 114m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Jûzô Itami w/Ken Watanabe, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto. When a truck driver with a deep understanding of miso broth happens upon a struggling noodle shop, he stops everything to build up the business. This difficult-to-describe ode to ramen is a delight both for its style and its heartfelt […]


Showings: Dec. 29 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 30 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 31 3:00, 5:15

STRANGE DAYS

(1995, 35mm, 145m) dir Kathryn Bigelow w/Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis. In a dystopian L.A., the seedy distributor of illicit recorded memories (Fiennes) stumbles onto gruesome snuff films connected to the assassination of an important political figure. For Perisphere, Matthew Lambert dives into the neo-noir nature of Strange Days and argues the film deserves a larger place […]

TAPE FREAKS JANUARY *SOLD OUT!*

Join Tape Freaks as they present movies they love to audiences who don’t know what they’re in for until the title hits the screen! Shows are at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Tickets are $5. For more details, check out TapeFreaks.blogspot.com. 7:00 $5

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