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BEATRIZ AT DINNER

BEATRIZ AT DINNER

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Co-starring Connie Britton and Jay Duplass.

THE BEGUILED

THE BEGUILED

An injured Union soldier arrives at an all-female Southern boarding school during the Civil War. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship.

MAUDIE

MAUDIE

Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

ENDLESS POETRY

ENDLESS POETRY

Legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky (EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN) reimagines his youth spent as an aspiring poet in his euphoric and breathlessly inventive new film.

ANGEL FACE

ANGEL FACE

An ambulance driver (Robert Mitchum) is trapped in the web of an alluring, deadly, remorseless woman (Jean Simmons) who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants in this potent 1953 thriller directed by Otto Preminger.

BLACK ORPHEUS

BLACK ORPHEUS

With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro brought the infectious sounds of samba and bossa nova to the world and is a must-see on the big screen.

MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA

MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA

Akin to Martin Scorsese’s personal cinematic essays and Mark Cousins’s THE STORY OF FILM, this sprawling visual course in French cinema as seen through the eyes and experiences of legendary writer-director Bertrand Tavernier (COUP DE TORCHON, ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT) is both a grand starting point and do-not-miss catnip for cinephiles and Francophiles alike.

A GHOST STORY

A GHOST STORY

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara). Directed by David Lowery (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS).

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE

In one of the best performances of his legendary career, Robert Mitchum plays a small-time gunrunner who’s forced to weigh loyalty to his criminal colleagues against snitching to stay free.

PETE'S DRAGON

PETE'S DRAGON

A reimagining of Disney's cherished family film, PETE’S DRAGON is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. Directed by David Lowery (A GHOST STORY, also playing this month). Age recommendation: 7+

MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE

MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE

Madonna. In the midst of her 1989 Blonde Ambition Tour. Ascendant as a global superstar. Determined to reveal everything.

LANDLINE

LANDLINE

Manhattan of 1995: a land without cell phones, but abundant in CD listening stations, bar smoke, and family dysfunction. Such is the setting of the latest subversive comedy from the team of actress Jenny Slate and filmmaker Gillian Robespierre (OBVIOUS CHILD).

CITY OF GHOSTS

CITY OF GHOSTS

Documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman (CARTEL LAND, ESCAPE FIRE) goes behind enemy lines into the warzone of ISIS-occupied Syria, where a band of anonymous activists wage a counteroffensive against the terrorist group’s campaign of propaganda and misinformation.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

After exposure to radiation, four turtles retreat to the city sewers to train as crime-fighting ninjas in this live-action adventure based on the animated series. With help from their master, a mutant rat, the reptilian teens battle an evil warlord.

THE LUSTY MEN

THE LUSTY MEN

Robert Mitchum and Susan Hayward star in the story of an indomitable woman and the rodeo riders who will risk anything to have her. Directed by Nicholas Ray. 35mm print courtesy of the The Film Foundation and the Academy Film Archive.

PERFORMANCE

PERFORMANCE

A violent and psychotic East London gangster (James Fox) needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by a mysterious one-time rock superstar (Mick Jagger, his acting debut) who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.

Peripheral Visions: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Peripheral Visions: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

THE LITTLE HOURS

THE LITTLE HOURS

A loose but raunchy riff on a tale from Boccaccio’s The Decameron. A new servant (Dave Franco) struggles to maintain his cover as a trio of medieval nuns (Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci) erupt in a whirlwind of pansexuality, substance abuse and wicked revelry.

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

This enthralling new documentary from Bill Morrison (THE GREAT FLOOD) pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America.

EL DORADO

EL DORADO

A gunfighter (John Wayne) and a drunken sheriff (Robert Mitchum) take on a corrupt cattle baron in this Western directed by Howard Hawks.

STREETS OF FIRE

STREETS OF FIRE

When rock ‘n roll ingenue Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is abducted by a leathered-up Willem Dafoe, the only hope is good-hearted mercenary Tom Cody (Michael Paré). Written in sparks and sledgehammers, with music from Jim Steinman, Fire Inc., Maria McKee, Stevie Nicks, The Fixx, and Dan Hartman, the nights go on forever in this chrome-plated fable.

13 MINUTES

13 MINUTES

During Hitler's anniversary speech on Nov 8, 1939, carpenter Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) is arrested on the Swiss border. Just minutes later, a bomb explodes immediately behind the Führer's lectern, killing eight people.

THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN

THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN

Bruce Lee (portrayed here by Leung Siu-lung aka Bruce Leong) awakes in Hell, teams up with Popeye the Sailorman and The One Armed Swordsman, and faces off with a vicious coup-plotting cartel of surprisingly specific pop-culture icons.

WHOSE STREETS?

WHOSE STREETS?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.

POP AYE

POP AYE

When a successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up, the two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside.

MACAO

MACAO

Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum star as a nightclub singer and the man drawn to her—and into a film noir web of crime in a place where everyone has something to hide: Macao. Directed by Josef von Sternberg and Nicholas Ray.

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Using Link Wray’s iconic track of the same name as a launching point, RUMBLE charts a course through a myriad roster of performers with native roots, making the case of the inextricable and profound mark that performers with native ancestry have made on American popular music.

COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son (John Cho) finds himself stranded in a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Directed by Nashville-based filmmaker Kogonada.

GOOD TIME

GOOD TIME

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: Extended Director's Cut

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: Extended Director's Cut

Unavailable for years—even after a high profile festival screenings earlier this decade—Sergio Leone’s epic final film follows a group of Jewish gangsters in New York from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later. 4K DCP Restoration.

KOYAANISQATSI

KOYAANISQATSI

An unconventional work in every way, it wordlessly surveys the rapidly changing environments of the Northern Hemisphere, in an astonishing collage created by the director, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass.

PATTI CAKE$

PATTI CAKE$

Set in gritty strip-mall Jersey suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy, and an unforgettable lead performance.

MAJOR LEAGUE

MAJOR LEAGUE

Before we had Kenny Powers, we had Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn. The boys of summer are back in action, except this time they're under the control of a woman working to assemble a losing team to force them out of Cleveland.

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, this definitive telling of the Bay Area’s punk history spans over 30 years with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective.

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN

An intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. Moving into a new phase, she creates Restless Creature, a collection of four contemporary vignettes forged in collaboration with four young choreographers.

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