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Popcorn Classics

We’re sending off the summer in grand style. This radical rewind-inspired series will have you reminiscing about a bygone era of mom ‘n’ pop video stores, free Movie Channel weekends, and those jaw-droppingly magical moments that made a generation fall in love with movies for the first time.

These fantastically fun popcorn flicks carved themselves deeply into the American psyche, from the kindertrauma of understanding the futility of struggling against The Nothing, to the disturbingly paradoxical moment when you realize Marty McFly’s mom is trying to hit that. From the rip-roaring pulp adventures that made 10-year-olds everywhere want to carry around a whip (and eventually wear an ill-advised fedora in their mid-twenties), to carnival machines that turn teenage boys into Tom Hanks, this series has it all. Muppets! Ziggy Stardusts! Greasers! R.O.U.S.es! And even a Penny Marshall tribute! It’s truly inconceivable. 

Join us as we take a trip back in time, but don’t worry about adjusting your tracking because a good portion of the films featured here are fully restored in 4K and look significantly better than that recorded-off-TV (with commercials) tape gathering dust in your parents’ basement.


This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Friday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICETASTE OF CHERRYFIRST LOVEKiarostami ShortsTHE DEAD CENTER

Saturday

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2: Introduction from Ashkan Bahrani, Vanderbilt University (1:00pm)
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICEA WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2HOMEWORK + educational shortsFIRST LOVECLOSE-UPTALK TO HER (Hable con ella)THE DEAD CENTER12 Hours of Terror

Sunday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYTALK TO HER (Hable con ella)LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICECLOSE-UPFIRST LOVETASTE OF CHERRYTHE WIND WILL CARRY USTHE DEAD CENTER

Monday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICEFIRST LOVELITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Tuesday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICECLOSE-UPFIRST LOVEHOMEWORK + educational shortsRental Screening: THE SACRED PLACES PROJECT: Moments in the WildernessTHE DEAD CENTER

Wednesday

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODYLINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICETASTE OF CHERRYFIRST LOVEA WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2NJFF: KING BIBI: THE LIFE AND PERFORMANCES OF BENJAMIN NETANYAHUTHE DEAD CENTER

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