Events for August 21 – August 24 – TRYLON


(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


(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


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 […]


(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


(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


(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 […]

Showings: Dec. 8 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 9 7:00, 9:15, Dec. 10 3:00, 5:15


(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


(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 […]

Showings: Dec. 15 7:00, Dec. 16 9:15, Dec. 17 3:00


(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


(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


(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


(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, 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


(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


(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 […]

Showings: Dec. 31 7:30, Jan. 1 7:00, Jan. 2 7:00


(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 […]


(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


(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


(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 […]

Showings: Jan. 11 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 12 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 13 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 14 3:00, 5:00


(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 […]

Showings: Jan. 14 7:00, Jan. 15 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 16 7:00, 9:30, Jan. 17 9:00


(1971, DCP, 103m, Wolof & French w/English subtitles) dir Ousmane Sembène w/Andongo Diabon, Robert Fontaine, Ousmane Camara. A Diola-speaking tribe comes into conflict with French colonizers, setting off a shocking ripple of events. A cinematic cry of resistance and one of Sembène’s many masterpieces. New Restoration! FRI/SAT 7:00 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00

Showings: Jan. 19 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 20 7:00, 9:00, Jan. 21 3:00, 5:00


(1996, DCP, 101m) dir Paul Thomas Anderson w/Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow. Professional gambler Sydney (Hall) finds John (Reilly) hard up for cash and takes him under his wing. Tightly written with deft character studies, Hard Eight is a striking debut. At Persiphere, MH Rowe dissects Hard Eight’s narrative style and character constellations […]

Showings: Jan. 21 7:15, Jan. 22 7:00, 9:15, Jan. 23 7:00, 9:15


(2001, DCP, 55m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Gakuryû Ishii w/Tadanobu Asano, Masatoshi Nagase, Yoshiki Arizono. Stripping away all the fat, this lean, mean, 55-minute, black-and-white, punk, superhero movie machine is everything you would dream it could be. Dragon Eye Morrison (Tadanobu) is provoked by Thunderbolt Buddha (Masatoshi) into an epic fight that could destroy everything […]

Showings: Jan. 26 7:00, Jan. 27 9:15, Jan. 28 3:00


(1982, DCP, 115m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Gakuryû Ishii w/Michirô Endô, Kansai Eto, Kazuo “Gaira” Komizu. This sci-fi, punk rock motorcycle musical made with the involvement of the fledgling Tokyo punk scene is a turbulent, inventive film that influenced everything from anime to Tarantino. FRI 8:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 4:15

Showings: Jan. 26 8:15, Jan. 27 7:00, Jan. 28 4:15


(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

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