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BIRTH in 35mm

(2004, 100m) dir Jonathan Glazer w/Nicole Kidman, Cameron Bright, Lauren Bacall. Anna (Kidman) is a widow about to be remarried when a ten-year-old boy tells her he is the reincarnated soul of her dead husband. Opening with an impressive Steadicam shot through Central Park, Birth is an unsettling and underappreciated treasure of the early 2000s. […]

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

(1945, 86m) dir David Lean w/Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway. In a chance meeting at a railway café, Laura Jesson (Johnson) and Alec Harvey (Howard) begin to fall for one another, though they are both already married. They continue to meet every week, knowing that their love cannot be. One of the greatest British […]

BLITHE SPIRIT

(1945, 96m) dir David Lean w/Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford. Charles Condomine (Harrison) and his second wife, Ruth, (Cummings) have asked a psychic (Rutherford) to give a séance. The spirit of Charles’s first wife, Elvira, (Hammond) uses the opportunity to make life difficult for Charles and Ruth. Blithe Spirit continues to delight. […]

OLDBOY

(2003, 120m, Korean w/English subtitles) dir Park Chan-wook w/Choi Min-sik, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jeong. Dae-Su Oh (Choi) is kidnapped and imprisoned for seemingly no reason. Fifteen years later, he is released and told he must find his captor in five days. Known for its famous one-shot hallway fight scene, Oldboy is Park’s disturbing masterwork. New […]

CLEARCUT

(1991, 100m) dir Ryszard Bugajski w/Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Floyd Red Crow Westerman. After courts refuse to stop the clear-cutting of forests on First Nations land in the Canadian woods, local tribe member Arthur (Greene) kidnaps a logging manager and lawyer. One of the best expressions of rage and helplessness in the face of corporate […]

I AM CUBA in 35mm

(1964, 141m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir Mikhail Kalatozov w/Sergio Corrieri, José Gallardo, Luz María Collazo. Begun only a week after the Cuban Missile Crisis, this bold and humane look at the lives of Cubans under Batista evokes Sergei Eisenstein and Jean-Luc Godard. Cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky’s camera glides effortlessly through impossibly acrobatic continuous shots. SUN/MON/TUE 7:00

SAILOR SUIT AND MACHINE GUN

(1981, 131m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Shinji Sômai w/Hiroko Yakushimaru, Tsunehiko Watase, Rentarô Mikuni. This delightful adaptation of the novel by Jirô Akagawa follows Izumi Hoshi (Hiroko), a high school girl who inherits the mantle of chairman of the Madeka yakuza clan. Charming and bittersweet, Sailor Suit is a coming-of-age film unlike any you’ve ever […]

CHILDREN OF MEN in 35mm

(2006, 109m) dir Alfonso Cuarón w/Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor. A retired activist (Owen) lands at the center of a world-changing conflict when he’s forced to smuggle a young woman through a war-torn and childless United Kingdom. Cuarón’s masterpiece features some of the most complicated camera movements ever put to film. SUN 5:45 8:00 […]

TAPE FREAKS AUGUST

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

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

(1996, 90m) dir Cheryl Dunye w/Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Lisa Marie Bronson. Video store employee Cheryl (Dunye) sets out to make a documentary on the Watermelon Woman (Bronson), an actress who specialized in “mammy” roles for silent Hollywood productions. Dunye’s film, the first feature directed by a Black lesbian, is funny, insightful, and essential. FRI/SAT […]

BREAKING NEWS

(2004, 90m, Cantonese and Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Johnnie To w/Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung. When a disastrous police sting operation that causes a shootout in the streets is shown on live TV, Inspector Fong (Chen) works to spin the coverage in favor of the police. Opening with a crane shot that swoops and […]

TIME OF THE HEATHEN

(1961, 75m) dir Peter Kass w/John Heffernan, Stewart Heller, Barry Collins. Gaunt (Heffernan), a wandering drifter, witnesses the attempted rape and accidental murder of a Black woman and is accused of the act himself. Peter Kass’s once-lost 1961 film is part thriller, part atomic bomb critique, and part acid film, making it engaging and utterly […]


Showings: Aug. 16 7:00, 8:45, Aug. 17 7:00, 8:45, Aug. 18 3:00, 4:45

1917

(2019, 119m) dir Sam Mendes w/George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays. Lance Corporals Blake and Schofield (Chapman, MacKay) are assigned to deliver a message to prevent a battalion from heading over a wall into No Man’s Land and falling into a trap set by the Germans. Created with the conceit that the entire film is […]

PRETTY POISON

(1968, 89m) dir Noel Black w/Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Beverly Garland. Newly released from a psychiatric ward, awkward loner Dennis (Perkins) gravitates toward vivacious cheerleader Sue Ann (Weld). They forge a playful, if delusional, relationship before sabotage, revenge, and murder enter the mix. Perkins and Weld are magnetic in this dark comedy. FRI 7:00 SAT […]

PLAY IT AS IT LAYS in 35mm

(1972, 99m) dir Frank Perry w/Tuesday Weld, Anthony Perkins, Tammy Grimes. Maria (Weld) is an actress disenchanted with Hollywood. Her closest friend, BZ, (Perkins) is a gay movie producer trapped in a sham marriage. Based on Joan Didion’s semi-autobiographical novel, Play It As It Lays is a melancholy study of a woman dependent on uncaring […]

GOODFELLAS

(1990, 145m) dir Martin Scorsese w/Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci. Small-time gangsters Henry Hill (Liotta), Jimmy Conway (De Niro), and Tommy DeVito (Pesci) plot big scores, make stupid decisions, and try to live it up before falling into ruin. The film’s Copacabana shot is an impressive piece of Steadicam wizardry. SUN/MON/TUE 7:00

ZERDA AND THE SONGS OF FORGETTING

(LA ZERDA ET LES CHANTS DE L’OUBLIL) (1982, DCP, 59m, Arabic and French with English subtitles) dir Assia Djebar. Algerian novelist and translator Assia Djebar changed professions to make La Zerda et les Chants de L’Oubli. Using French newsreels, the film represents the colonization of the Maghreb, rethinking the dominant narrative of this history. A […]

REVENGE

(1964, 104m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Tadashi Imai w/Kinnosuke Nakamura, Tetsurô Tanba, Yoshiko Mita. Shinpachi (Kinnosuke), an impoverished samurai, is insulted by a high-ranking and wealthy officer. After killing the officer in a duel, Shinpachi is declared insane and sent to a remote temple—until authorities can use him for political means. Thrilling and critical of […]


Showings: Aug. 30 7:00, 9:15, Aug. 31 7:00, 9:15, Sep. 1 3:00, 5:15

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