Past Events – TRYLON

EMITAÏ

(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

HARD EIGHT

(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

FARAWAY SWAMP GRAFFITI GALAXY RESISTANCE TYPE $__T:

music and video by SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE with special guests: Kat Parent as Swampling David KelseyBasset and his SP1200 & More Time Traveling Mystics on mission to revitalize a desolate future; action figure musicians laying down the Funk for Resistance; a dreamstate ode to Creative Extremists; and a Swamp Monster organizing the decomposition of practices […]

ELECTRIC DRAGON 80,000V

(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

BURST CITY

(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

BRANDED TO KILL

(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

PLANETQUAKE

dir Monroe Robertson w/ Michael Paré, Erica Duke, Anthony Jensen. A tectonic shift deep below the Mariana Trench causes a series of ever escalating earthquakes. If a team of leading seismologists fails to stop the disaster, the events will break apart the Earth, resulting in billions of casualties. Finally, someone’s paying attention to our leading […]


Showings: Jan. 26 5:00, Jan. 27 1:00, Jan. 28 1:00, Jan. 29 5:00, Jan. 30 5:00, Jan. 31 1:00, Feb. 1 1:00

CHINATOWN *SOLD OUT*

(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 […]

WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES

(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

BLOW OUT

(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

TAPE FREAKS FEBRUARY *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

MILLER’S CROSSING

(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 […]

GIDGET

(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

BEACH BLANKET BINGO

(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

MIAMI BLUES

(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

THIS IS NATIONAL WAKE

(2022, DCP, USA, 66m) dir Mirissa Neff. This is National Wake traces the wild rise and tragic fall of a multiracial South African punk band, dubbed “the band that defied apartheid,” whose members risked everything to taste freedom. This debut feature, steeped in previously unseen footage of a 1970s anti-racist counterculture that few know existed, […]

BONNIE AND CLYDE

(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 […]

MODERN ROMANCE

(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

REAL LIFE

(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

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

HIGH KICKS

(1993, DVD, 82m) dir Ruta K. Aras. Sandy is the owner of an aerobics studio named High Kicks! After a group of violent psychos break in and assault her, she teams up with Sam, a “karate expert”, to combine their skills and seek revenge. Content warnings: A callous lack of understanding about sexual assault trauma and […]

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


Showings: Feb. 23 7:00, Feb. 24 3:00, 5:00, 9:15, Feb. 25 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

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