Events for April 6 – May 24 – TRYLON

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

WINTER KILLS

(1979, 35mm, 97m) dir William Richert w/Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins. This hyper paranoid ’70s gem finds Nick Kegan (Bridges) in one conspiracy after another following the murder of his brother, the president. Once underappreciated, Winter Kills finds new life in a brand-new 35mm print. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult […]


Showings: Jan. 5 7:00, Jan. 6 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 7 3:00, 5:00

WINTER KILLS

(1979, 35mm, 97m) dir William Richert w/Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins. This hyper paranoid ’70s gem finds Nick Kegan (Bridges) in one conspiracy after another following the murder of his brother, the president. Once underappreciated, Winter Kills finds new life in a brand-new 35mm print. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult […]

MEMORIES OF MURDER

(2003, DCP, 131m, Korean w/English subtitles) dir Bong Joon Ho w/Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Roe-ha Kim. Following the first serial murders in Korea, two small-town detectives search for the killer. Nuanced, gorgeously photographed, and eerily paced, Memories is Bong’s first masterwork. At Perisphere, Dan Howard reflects on his introduction to Bong Joon-ho and the way […]


Showings: Jan. 7 7:00, Jan. 8 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 9 7:00, 9:30

THE CRAMPS AND THE MUTANTS: THE NAPA STATE TAPES

(2023, DCP, USA, 72m) dir Mike Plante & Jason Willis and Joe Target Rees. On June 13, 1978, the soon-to-be legendary rock band The Cramps went to play Napa State, a psychiatric hospital in the small town of Napa in Northern California. Opening for them was The Mutants, an eclectic septet of art school punks […]


Showings: Jan. 10 7:00, 8:30

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE *SOLD OUT*

(1985, 35mm, 91m) dir Tim Burton w/Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Alice Nunn. It was fifty years ago on a night just like tonight. Why, tonight’s the anniversary. Worst accident I ever seen. THU–SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 At Perisphere, Sophie Durbin writes a love letter to the supporting cast of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and Alex […]

BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT *SOLD OUT*

(1982, 35mm, 117m) dir Ridley Scott w/Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young. In 2019, L.A. detective Rick Deckard (Ford) tracks down genetically engineered replicant renegades who are indistinguishable from humans. This is the definitive version of Scott’s 1982 classic. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30 WED 9:00   At Perisphere, Veda Lawrence investigates the dude-ish qualities […]

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