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THE LION IN WINTER

THE LION IN WINTER

It’s Christmas Court in 1183. The three sons of King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his estranged wife (Katharine Hepburn) variously plot to force the King’s decision. New 4K DCP Restoration.

BIG TIME

BIG TIME

Tom Waits’ 1988 concert doc, filmed in California and drawing heavily from Waits’ Rain Dogs and Frank’s Wild Years, finds Waits incorporating theatrics and alter-ego into his unique performing style.

ON GOLDEN POND

ON GOLDEN POND

Both Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda took home Oscars for their roles as retirees weathering the changes of age while summering at their New England home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond.

KILLER OF SHEEP

KILLER OF SHEEP

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Dillon, who says: “KILLER OF SHEEP is a tender, disjointed portrait of a working-class father trying to provide and make sense of it all in 1970s Watts, California. Though it was shot for less than $10,000…it is now lauded as a pillar of African-American cinema and has been preserved in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.”

FULL METAL JACKET

FULL METAL JACKET

In partial deference to the recent passing of R. Lee Ermey, whose performance as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman looms large, we offer this screening of Kubrick’s ever-quotable, yet blunt-force penultimate film. Screening in 35mm. Part of Filmworker + Kubrick x3.

BARRY LYNDON

BARRY LYNDON

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. Screening in 35mm. Part of Filmworker + Kubrick x3.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

In a thug-ridden England of a not-so-distant future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, which doesn't go as planned. Screening in 35mm. Part of Filmworker + Kubrick x3.

TRUE STORIES

TRUE STORIES

Talking Heads singer David Byrne plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas.

LA CIÉNAGA

LA CIÉNAGA

With its radical take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of sound, Lucrecia Martel’s debut marvel is a tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.

AMADEUS

AMADEUS

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him. —35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

MYSTERY TRAIN

MYSTERY TRAIN

Made with its director’s customary precision and wit, Jim Jarmusch's 1989 film is a triptych of stories that pay playful tribute to the home of Stax Records, Sun Studio, Graceland, Carl Perkins and, of course, the King himself, who presides over the film like a spirit.

THELMA & LOUISE

THELMA & LOUISE

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Jessie, who calls it “a milestone film of two ferocious women and their impenetrable bond. It’s one wild ride!

MIAMI CONNECTION

MIAMI CONNECTION

It’s 1987, and motorcycle ninjas trafficking cocaine are making life difficult in Florida. Who can stop them? The obvious answer, of course: a martial arts rock band called Dragon Sound.

THE LOVES OF A BLONDE

THE LOVES OF A BLONDE

A tender and humorous look at a young woman's journey from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, LOVES OF A BLONDE immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Miloš Forman his first Academy Award nomination.

DEADLY PREY

DEADLY PREY

In Vietnam, he was the best… He still is. Kidnapped off the streets of Los Angeles for his former commander’s dangerously real war games, Mike Danton slaps on some jorts and gets oiled up to exact his revenge by any means necessary in what has been hailed by some as “the CASABLANCA of punching.”

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

An adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a German immigrant in Kansas, the victim of a botched sex change, and his search for the other half of his identity, as well as fame, fortune and acceptance as a singer.

GANJA & HESS

GANJA & HESS

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Part of Bill Gunn x2.

PERSONAL PROBLEMS

PERSONAL PROBLEMS

This entirely African American-conceived, produced, and shot-on-video ensemble piece is a rough-edged exploration of black working class lives in New York City at the end of the 1970s. Part of Bill Gunn x2.

THE HEADLESS WOMAN

THE HEADLESS WOMAN

A chilling parable about a woman in shock, Lucrecia Martel’s third feature explores the intricacies of class and the role of women in a male-dominated society through the actions of a woman trying to piece together what may have happened in the wake of an accident. Part of Director Spotlight: The Films of Lucrecia Martel.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Irascible petty criminal H.R. McMurtry pleads insanity to keep himself out of jail. Once institutionalized, he slowly stages mutiny against the oppressive Nurse Ratched. Based on the novel by Ken Kesey. —35mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba)

I AM CUBA (Soy Cuba)

Part of Staff Picks, and programmed by Mae, who says: “Screening I AM CUBA within a contemporary ‘fake news’ media climate, amidst critical debates about information either serving as propaganda to one party or lies that incite hatred towards another, revives the timeless proverb: one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

PIRANHA

PIRANHA

In this Roger Corman-produced JAWS parody directed by the inimitable Joe Dante and written by indie darling John Sayles, the bloodthirsty shark is subbed out for a swarm of military-grade flesh-eating piranhas.

MAN ON THE MOON

MAN ON THE MOON

Director Miloš Forman weathered Jim Carrey’s obsessive resolve to both channel and honor artist/comedian Andy Kaufman, both digging their way into the heart of Kaufman’s underground realm of befuddling characters unwilling to conform to conventional roles, rules and tidy expectations.

JAWS

JAWS

In Spielberg’s phrase-coining “blockbuster,”  the tension ratchets as a police chief (Roy Scheider), an oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) seek to destroy an insatiable great white shark that’s terrorizing the townspeople of fictional Amity Island.

SHAFT

SHAFT

When the New York Mafia wants to take over the Harlem drug trade, they kidnap the daughter of a local crime lord who hires the one man tough enough to get his daughter back: Shaft. Score by Isaac Hayes.

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