Events for July 26 – August 29 – TRYLON


(1967, DCP, 91m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Seijun Suzuki w/Jô Shishido, Mariko Ogawa, Annu Mari. Hanada (Shishido), a boiling-rice-sniffing hit man, hunts and gets hunted in the underground world of ranked assassins. This wildly experimental yakuza film got Suzuki fired and blacklisted from the film industry for a decade. At Perisphere, Yuval Klein lays out […]

Showings: Jan. 28 6:45, Jan. 29 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 30 7:00, 9:00


(1974, DCP, 130m) dir Roman Polanski w/Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston. Jake Gittes (Nicholson) is hired to find the daughter of Evelyn Mulwray (Dunaway) while Evelyn herself is trying desperately to escape the clutches of her venomous father, Noah Cross (Huston). Los Angeles has never looked the same since. At the Heights Theater! At […]


(2000, DCP, 145m, Hungarian w/English subtitles) dir Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky w/Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla. One day in an anonymous, muddy rural town, a traveling circus appears, led by a shadowy figure dubbed “the Prince.” In Tarr’s masterful hands, this upending of small-town order achieves cosmic magnitude. New Restoration! Luke Mosher returns […]

Showings: Feb. 2 7:00, Feb. 3 7:00, Feb. 4 3:00, 5:45


(1981, 35mm, 108m) dir Brian De Palma w/John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow. Sound engineer Jack (Travolta) accidentally records evidence of an accident, or is it murder? De Palma, master of the homage, rewrites the neo-noir script in red, white, and blue. At Perisphere, Penny Folger discusses the ever-hot topic of female characters’ screen treatment […]

Showings: Feb. 4 8:30, Feb. 5 7:00, 9:15, Feb. 6 7:00, 9:15


(1990, DCP, 115m) dir Joel & Ethan Coen w/Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro. A loose adaptation of the Dashiell Hammett novels The Glass Key and Red Harvest, Miller’s Crossing follows mobster Tom Reagan (Byrne), who plays both sides of rival gangs in a desperate attempt at redemption. The film pulls off being both unbelievably […]


(1959, DCP, 95m) dir Paul Wendkos w/Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson. Francie Lawrence (Dee) just wants to learn how to surf. When a group of beach bums gives her the nickname “Gidget” (girl + midget), she yearns to be one of them and Moondoggie’s (Darren’s) main squeeze. At Perisphere, Penny Folger unpacks the sometimes-absurd […]

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


(1965, DCP, 98m) dir William Asher w/Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley. Frankie, Dee Dee, and the gang meet singing sensation Sugar Kane (Walley), get introduced to skydiving, and get caught up in love. At Perisphere, Courtney Kowalke documents her first watch of Beach Blanket Bingo, highlighting the film’s curious and spiraling antics. FRI 9:00 […]

Showings: Feb. 9 9:00, Feb. 10 7:00, Feb. 11 5:00


(1990, DCP, 97m) dir George Armitage w/Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh. Baldwin endears as Junior, a deranged felon, who meets student and sex worker Susie (a transcendent Leigh) as Sgt. Hoke Moseley (Ward) reels him in, sharing recipes along the way. An under-the-radar triumph, Miami Blues should find its time in the sun. […]

Showings: Feb. 11 7:00, Feb. 12 7:00, 9:00, Feb. 13 7:00, 9:00


(1967, DCP, 111m) dir Arthur Penn w/Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman. When Clyde Barrow (Beatty) tries to steal Bonnie Parker’s (Dunaway’s) car, she’s instantly smitten, and a violent crime spree through Texas ensues. At first a failure until it was embraced by critics who championed counterculture film, like Pauline Kael, Bonnie and Clyde became […]


(1981, DCP, 93m) dir Albert Brooks w/Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Jane Hallaren. Film editor Robert Cole (Brooks) is constantly breaking up with his long-suffering girlfriend. Brooks’s film is a hilarious, insightful view into filmmaking and human relationships. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00

Showings: Feb. 16 7:00, Feb. 17 9:00, Feb. 18 3:00


(1979, DCP, 99m) dir Albert Brooks w/Charles Grodin, Albert Brooks, Frances Lee McCain. Brooks plays himself, chronicling a year in the life of a Wisconsin family on the TV program An American Family. Shrewdly satirical, Real Life makes light of and pokes fun at the movie industry, the nuclear family, furniture refinishing, and just about […]

Showings: Feb. 16 9:00, Feb. 17 7:00, Feb. 18 5:00


(2018, DCP, 138m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Bi Gan w/Tang Wei, Huang Jue, Sylvia Chang. One of recent cinema’s great works, this ghostly tone poem follows Luo Hongwu’s (Huang’s) return home in search of a woman he once loved and who has occupied his mind since. At Perisphere, Natalie Marlin explores the dream-like structure and […]


(1969, DCP, 122m, French w/English subtitles) dir Jacques Deray w/Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet. Jean-Paul (Delon) and Marianne (Schneider) have borrowed a friend’s villa on the French Riviera. There, under a blistering sun, they abandon themselves to their twin passions of love and hate. When the friend returns with his fetching teenage daughter in […]


(1999, DCP, 97m) dir Michael Patrick Jann w/Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley. Every girl in Mount Rose, Minnesota, is getting ready for the Sarah Rose Cosmetics American Teen Princess Pageant. They better keep their wits about them. Otherwise, they’re going to drop dead. FRI 7:00  SAT 3:00 5:00 9:15  SUN 1:00 3:00


(2000, DCP, 109m) dir Donald Petrie w/Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt. She’s got poise, style, and a gun strapped to her thigh. She is Miss New Jersey, aka FBI agent Gracie Hart (Bullock), who has gone undercover to protect her fellow beauty queens from a bomb plot. At Perisphere, our very own co-editor Finn […]

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


(1983, DCP, 100m) dir Jim McBride w/Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, John P. Ryan. Jesse (Gere) is a reckless, likable criminal on the run from the LAPD. McBride’s remake of the Godard classic was savaged by critics upon release, but the energetic, imaginative neo-noir romance has since become a cult classic. At Perisphere, Jake Rudegeair proposes […]

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


In 2024, the quarterly Mizna Film Series returns to the Trylon Cinema with Feminist Visions, a program focused on SWANA women filmmakers from the archives. Stay tuned for the May, August, and November screenings! To learn more about Mizna, visit THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED (1974, DCP, 64m, Arabic with English subtitles) dir […]

Showings: Feb. 28 7:00, 9:00


(1981, 35mm, 108m) dir Herbert Ross w/Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper. Steve Martin is Arthur, a sheet-music salesman who wants the world to be like the songs he sells; Bernadette Peters is Lulu, a schoolteacher seduced by Arthur. Murder and sex blend with astonishing dance numbers. Don’t miss this rare 35mm screening! At the […]


(1951, DCP, 84m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir Emilio Fernández w/Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta. Violeta (Sevilla) is a cabaret performer who adopts an abandoned child and must give up her career until a kindhearted club owner takes them in. Having never received a proper release in the States, Victims is a treat for fans […]

Showings: Mar. 1 7:00, 8:45, Mar. 2 7:00, 8:45, Mar. 3 3:00, 4:45


(2024, DCP, 88m) dir Michael Su w/Eric Roberts, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Gina Vitori. Left for dead by her rich and powerful stepmother, Snow White is taken in by a team of assassins – The Seven Samurai, who train her in their ways of fighting. As her stepmother becomes more and more powerful, Snow White and […]

Showings: Mar. 2 5:00, Mar. 3 1:00, Mar. 4 5:00, Mar. 5 1:00, Mar. 6 1:00, Mar. 7 5:00


(1993, DCP, 121m) dir Jane Campion w/Harvey Keitel, Holly Hunter, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin. A mute woman (Hunter) is sent to New Zealand with her daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage. When piano lessons with George (Keitel) lead to a torrid affair, only tragedy can follow. At Perisphere, Sophie Durbin explores the tactile […]

Showings: Mar. 3 6:45, Mar. 4 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 5 7:00, 9:15


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 7:00 $5


(1946, DCP, 104m) dirs Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger w/David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote. After a miracle saves the life of a soldier (Niven), a bureaucrat from heaven arrives to fix the error. Gorgeously photographed with stunning matte paintings, Life and Death is absolutely essential cinema. At Perisphere, Lucas Hardwick investigates what A Matter of Life […]

Showings: Mar. 8 7:00, Mar. 9 9:15, Mar. 10 3:00


(1947, DCP, 101m) dirs Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger w/Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson. When a group of nuns head to the Himalayas to establish a new convent, their ideals clash with reality. Impressionistic and suggestively erotic, the Archers’ eleventh film is perhaps their peak. Perisphere contributor Sophie Durbin explores Black Narcissus’s take on nuns, which […]

Showings: Mar. 8 9:15, Mar. 9 7:00, Mar. 10 5:15

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