Past Events – Page 2 – TRYLON


(1978, DCP, 92m) dir Martin Rosen w/John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson. This adaptation of Richard Adams’s novel follows rabbits Hazel (Hurt) and Fiver (Briers) as they attempt to lead their colony through the terrors of the human world. At Perisphere, Daniel McCabe explores Watership Down‘s legacy in the history of animation. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN […]

Showings: Mar. 24 7:00, Mar. 25 9:00, Mar. 26 3:00


(1982, DCP, 85m) dir Martin Rosen w/John Hurt, Christopher Benjamin, James Bolam. After being inhumanely experimented on, two dogs, Snitter (Hurt) and Rowf (Benjamin), escape from a testing facility. Tragedy befalls them at every step, as a rumor spreads that they may be carrying the bubonic plague. How do Watership Down and The Plague Dogs explore violence at […]

Showings: Mar. 24 9:00, Mar. 25 7:00, Mar. 26 5:00


(1983, DCP, 166m, Mandarin w/English subtitles) dir Edward Yang w/Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee. Two old friends catch up after a mystery leaves them wanting answers. Yang’s debut feature makes clear how a patriarchal corporate system leaves women few choices. Nick Kouhi writes about the formative legacy of Edward Yang’s first feature at Perisphere. 7:00

Showings: Mar. 26 7:00, Mar. 27 7:00, Mar. 28 7:00


(2023, DCP, 90m) dir Marc Gottlieb w/Anna Telfer (Top Gunner: Danger Zone) and Tom Arnold (Exit Wounds). Recognizing the destructive power of its captive giant Ape, the military makes its own battle-ready A.I.: Mecha Ape! Tragically its first practical test goes horribly wrong, leaving the military no choice but to release the imprisoned giant ape […]

Showings: Mar. 24 5:00, Mar. 25 4:30, Mar. 26 1:00, Mar. 27 5:00, Mar. 28 5:00, Mar. 29 5:00, Mar. 30 10:00


(1946, DCP, 102m) w/Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Rains. Alicia’s (Bergman) father has been convicted as a Nazi spy and sent to prison. Now she’s being pursued by a government agent, T. R. Devlin (Grant), who wants her to spy for the United States. Check out Chris Polley’s Perisphere article about the audacious excess of […]


(1999, DCP, 94m) dir Lynne Ramsay w/William Eadie, Michelle Stewart, Tommy Flanagan. In Glasgow during a 1973 garbage strike, an impoverished young boy (Eadie) witnesses the accidental drowning of a friend and must live with his guilt. Lynne Ramsay’s masterful, bittersweet debut reviewed at Perisphere by Matthew Lambert and Dan Howard. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN […]

Showings: Mar. 31 7:00, Apr. 1 9:00, Apr. 2 3:00


(2002, DCP, 97m) dir Lynne Ramsay w/Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire. After the suicide of her boyfriend, Morvern (Morton) escapes to Ibiza. Chilling and melancholy, Ramsay’s film is equal parts road movie and character study. At Perisphere, Natalie Marlin explores how Samantha Morton’s eyes are the window to Morvern Callar‘s soul. FRI 9:00 SAT […]

Showings: Mar. 31 9:00, Apr. 1 7:00, Apr. 2 5:00


(1967, DCP, 150m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes. On the eve of D-Day, a group of convicted killers is conscripted to go behind enemy lines and take out Nazi officers. Aldrich’s essential “guys on a mission” movie excels partly because of Borgnine’s scene-stealing General Worden. At Perisphere, Dylan Walker compares the use […]

Showings: Apr. 2 7:00, Apr. 3 7:00, Apr. 4 7:00


(2023, DCP, 80m) An exclusive sneak preview of the experimental documentary EN AVANT [about a year in MPLS] before its world premiere at Athens International Film + Video Festival. EN AVANT [about a year in MPLS] is a meditative ride through the city during a period of tumult and transition, shot entirely from a bike, with a haunting immersive […]


(1935, 35mm, 86m) w/Robert Donat, Madeleine Carrol, Lucie Mannheim. Richard (Donat) is catching a music hall show when shots ring out. A mysterious woman faints in his arms. Back at her flat, someone thrusts a knife into her back. Richard sets out to find the secret of the 39 Steps—while being the target of a […]


(1975, 16mm, 103m) dir David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak w/Chris Mulkey, John Jenkins, Linda Jenkins. Billy (Mulkey) and Eddie (Jenkins) are mechanics at a St. Paul car dealership who chafe as their 20s slip away in dead-end jobs. Unassuming and observant, Loose Ends deserves to be recognized as a superb example of 1970s independent […]


(1988, 35mm, 86m) dir David Burton Morris w/Chris Mulkey, John Jenkins, Karen Landry. The sequel to Loose Ends finds working-class Billy (Mulkey) and Eddie (Jenkins) ten years on, still stuck. Billy asks a reluctant Eddie to accompany him on a visit to his pregnant girlfriend (Landry) to tell her about his wife and two kids. […]

Showings: Apr. 7 9:15, Apr. 8 9:15, Apr. 9 3:00


(1982, 35mm, 97m) dir David Burton Morris and Victoria Wozniak w/Peter Nelson, Chuck McQuary, Bernard Baldan. Returning home to Minneapolis in 1968 after being kicked out of Princeton, Matt (Nelson) receives his draft notice. Though relatively unknown, this Sundance Grand Prize winner is both disarming and intelligent. SAT 7:00 SUN 5:00 Promotional support provided by […]

Showings: Apr. 8 7:00, Apr. 9 5:00


(1969, 35mm, 145m) dir Sam Peckinpah w/William Holden, Robert Ryan, Warren Oates. As the sun sets on the Old West, a group of aging outlaws escape to Mexico, on the run from bounty hunters and soldiers alike. Peckinpah’s elegiac and hyper-violent western is a 1960s masterpiece. These screenings are presented in partnership with the Cult […]

Showings: Apr. 9 7:15, Apr. 10 7:00, 9:30, Apr. 11 7:00, 9:30


(2023, USA, DCP, 98m) dir Lisa Cortes. Little Richard: I Am Everything tells the story of the Black queer origins of rock n’ roll. It explodes the whitewashed canon of American pop music to reveal the innovator – the originator – Richard Penniman. Through a wealth of archive and performance that brings us into Richard’s […]


(1940, DCP, 130m) w/Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders. An unnamed woman (Fontaine) and the dashing Maxim de Winter (Olivier) meet on the French Riviera and marry. He brings her to his seaside castle, Manderley, which is overseen by the steely Mrs. Danvers, whose obsession with the first Mrs. de Winter—Rebecca—drives the new wife to […]


(1972, DCP, 90m, French w/English subtitles) dir Mireille Dansereau w/Liliane Lemaître-Auger, Véronique Le Flaguais, Jean-François Guité. Over a Montreal summer, Isabelle (Lemaître-Auger) meets animator Virginie (Le Flaguais), and the two become fast friends. Dansereau’s debut film (the first feature directed by a woman in Quebec) is an experimental triumph never released in the U.S. At […]

Showings: Apr. 14 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 15 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 16 3:00, 5:00


(1973, DCP, 118m) dir Robert Aldrich w/Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine, Charles Tyner. In the depths of the Great Depression, sadistic conductor Shack (Borgnine) will stop at nothing to keep hobos off his train. A-No.1 (Marvin) is set on challenging Shack and becoming “the Emperor of the North Pole” (the world’s best hobo, ruling a vast, […]

Showings: Apr. 16 7:00, Apr. 17 7:00, 9:15, Apr. 18 7:00, 9:15


(1987, 54m) dir Donald Farmer w/ Mary Fanaro, Dennis Stewart, & Clifton Dance. Lucinda is a bloodsucking babe who knows what she wants. Surprisingly good gore and synth tracks for having a $2 budget. 7:00 $5


(1955, DCP, 106m) w/Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis. John “The Cat” Robie (Grant) is a retired burglar enjoying the French Riviera. Problem is, there’s a new Cat in town, plundering jewels from the ritziest hotels with abandon. Robie must clear his name. Enter Frances (Kelly), who might be the perfect bait to catch […]


(2021, DCP, 82m) Eating our Way to Extinction takes audiences on a cinematic journey around the world, from the depths of the Amazon rainforests to the Taiwanese Mountains, the Mongolian desert, the US Dust Bowl, the Norwegian Fjords and the Scottish coastlines, telling the story of our planet through shocking testimonials, poignant accounts from indigenous […]


(1962, DCP, 119m) dir Orson Welles w/Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Han. Josef K. (Perkins) finds himself arrested but is never told of the charges. The Trial, which Welles believed to be his greatest film, was for years available only in poor-quality prints. This restoration returns it to its original glory. Check out Luke Mosher’s […]

Showings: Apr. 21 7:00, 9:15, Apr. 22 7:00, 9:15, Apr. 23 3:00, 5:15


(1955, 35mm 90m) dir Delbert Mann w/Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell. Marty (Borgnine), an easily ruffled unmarried butcher, has given up hope of finding love—when along comes schoolteacher Clara Snyder (Blair). Winner of the Palme D’Or and Best Picture Oscar, Marty is brought to life by the sensitive performances of Borgnine (who won the Best Actor […]

Showings: Apr. 23 7:30, Apr. 24 7:00, 9:00, Apr. 25 7:00, 9:00


(DCP, approx 140m) The film we’ve chosen this quarter is one that we wanted to book for this spring’s calendar but it was unavailable. Tickets (one per member) are free for Trylon Club members with active subscriptions as of April 21, on a first come first served basis, when the doors open at 6:30pm. Space […]

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