Events for July 26 – August 29 – TRYLON

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

(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 […]


Showings: Feb. 18 7:00, Feb. 19 7:00, Feb. 20 7:00

LA PISCINE

(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 […]

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS *SOLD OUT*

(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

MISS CONGENIALITY

(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

BREATHLESS

(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

THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED

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 mizna.org. THE HOUR OF LIBERATION HAS ARRIVED (1974, DCP, 64m, Arabic with English subtitles) dir […]


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

PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

(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 […]

VICTIMS OF SIN

(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

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN SAMURAI

(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

THE PIANO

(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

TAPE FREAKS MARCH

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

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

(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

BLACK NARCISSUS

(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

BAD LIEUTENANT

(1992, DCP, 96m) dir Abel Ferrara w/Harvey Keitel, Peggy Gormley, Victor Argo, Brian McElroy. LT (Keitel) is a corrupt NYPD detective tasked with investigating the rape of a young nun. However, he’s more interested in using his authority to skirt his gambling debts and pursue his vices. Ferrara’s film questions whether redemption is possible in […]


Showings: Mar. 10 7:30, Mar. 11 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 12 7:00, 9:15

ENNIO

(2021, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Japan (In Italian, English, French, Portuguese, Chinese with English Subtitles), DCP, 156m) dir Giuseppe Tornatore. Giuseppe Tornatore, director of the beloved Cinema Paradiso, turns his camera on his longtime collaborator Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020) in a moving and comprehensive profile of the indefatigable composer. Tornatore’s documentary portrait explores the […]

SUN SEEKERS

(1958, DCP, 116 min) dir Konrad Wolf, w/ Ulrike Germer, Günther Simon, Erwin Geschonneck. Set in a uranium mine in the German Ore Mountains, Sun Seekers tells the story of the Soviet nuclear program, here framed as a matter of “world peace.” At the center of the film is a young woman named Lutz, sentenced […]

THE MUSEUM OF HOME VIDEO, LIVE AND IN PERSON! 

(DCP, 100m) edited and hosted by Bret Berg. Museum of Home Video is a weekly found-footage live stream that revels in the pandemonium of online archives, YouTube rabbit holes, and bygone media. For this special IRL show, the Trylon is flying out MHV’s Bret Berg to present two brand-new edits: Ring, Ring: a Doorbell Cam […]


Showings: Mar. 15 7:00, Mar. 16 7:00, Mar. 17 3:00

THE MOVIE ORGY 

(1968, DCP, 275m) edited by Joe Dante and Jon Davison. Back when they were unproven film geeks, Dante and Davison edited this legendary found-footage collage made of 16mm commercials, newsreels, feature films, and TV bloopers. Entertaining and satirical, The Movie Orgy is a cultural holy grail. Unavailable to screen for decades and never available on […]

COP LAND

(1997, DCP, 105m) dir James Mangold w/Harvey Keitel, Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro. Exploiting a loophole in New York City law allows “auxiliary transit cops” to live in New Jersey, making them effectively untouchable by the NYPD’s Internal Affairs division. Featuring a star-studded cast and a slow-burn Western-styled plotline, Cop Land is one […]


Showings: Mar. 17 5:00, 7:15, Mar. 18 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 19 7:00, 9:15

TALES OF THE THIRD DIMENSION

(1984, DVD, 85m) dir Todd Durham, Worth Keeter and Thom McIntyre. Igor the animatronic skeleton hosts this horror anthology series featuring married vampires who adopt a child, grave robbers who make a terrible mistake, and perhaps the most irresponsible Christmas story you’ve ever seen. Shown in exactly TWO dimensions. 7:00 $5

NOTHING BUT A MAN

(1964, 35mm, 95m) dir Michael Roemer w/Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris. Duff (Dixon) and Josie (Lincoln) fall for each other and face what it means to be Black in America. With brilliant performances, a perfect script, and a fantastic Motown soundtrack, Nothing But a Man should be considered one of the great independent films […]


Showings: Mar. 22 7:00, Mar. 23 9:00, Mar. 24 3:00

THE PLOT AGAINST HARRY

(1969, 35mm, 81m) dir Michael Roemer w/Martin Priest, Ben Lang, Maxine Woods. Harry (Priest) is a Jewish small-time numbers guy released from prison who finds out that he is no longer a part of the racket. This gangland comedy failed to impress distributors, who shelved it for a tax write-off. Harry was finally released in […]


Showings: Mar. 22 9:00, Mar. 23 7:00, Mar. 24 5:00

THE DUELLISTS

(1977, 35mm, 100m) dir Ridley Scott w/Harvey Keitel, Keith Carradine, Albert Finney, Cristina Raines. Scott’s debut film follows a string of duels between two rival French officers (Keitel and Carradine) as the Napoleonic wars rage on. Don’t miss this chance to see the Best Debut Film winner at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival in glorious […]


Showings: Mar. 24 7:00, Mar. 25 7:00, 9:15, Mar. 26 7:00, 9:15

16MM PAN/SCAN SHOW

(16mm, approx 100m) The 16mm film format was largely used for television broadcast, experimental filmmaking, classroom instruction and cinema clubs. Films at the time were presented in 16:9 (like your modern TV) or wide screen 21:9 “cinemascope”. When broadcast to a classic 4:3 television, it was considered necessary to fill the screen. In a process known […]

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