Events for August 14 – August 16 – TRYLON


(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


(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

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