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NETWORK

NETWORK

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

ROBOCOP

ROBOCOP

Not even death can stand in the way of Omni Consumer Products’ bottom line, and in the tragic gang murder of Alex Murphy (Peter Weller), they see an opportunity. The streets of Old Detroit will never be the same again in this visionary, politically insightful slice of ultraviolence.

THE PARALLAX VIEW

THE PARALLAX VIEW

While investigating a presidential candidate’s assassination, an ambitious reporter uncovers a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious, multinational entity behind every event in the world's headlines—the Parallax Corporation.

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fall prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family.

THE EVIL DEAD

THE EVIL DEAD

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Shot at a remote cabin in Morristown, Tennessee, director Sam Raimi’s iconic film set the standard for low-budget horror and made a cult sensation out of lead actor Bruce Campbell.

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

Winner of the Director’s Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the spiritually conflicted drawings and music of celebrated American lo-fi artist Daniel Johnston are explored in relation to his struggles with mental illness.

WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?

WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?

The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise—a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken. Sensitive and profound, WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE? is shot through with all the beauty, tension and wonder a single day can contain.

AND LIFE GOES ON

AND LIFE GOES ON

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left 50,000 dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveyed not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, AND LIFE GOES ON follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young boys who acted in WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE? are among the survivors.

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Todo sobre mi madre)

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Todo sobre mi madre)

After the untimely loss of Esteban, the beloved son she raised as a single mother, Manuela travels to Barcelona to honor her son’s final birthday wish—connecting his memory to the father, who’s now a second mother, he never knew.

THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES

THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES

Unfolding “behind the scenes” of AND LIFE GOES ON, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors—a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife (though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him)—creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life.

THE TRAVELER + short films The Bread and Alley and Breaktime

THE TRAVELER + short films The Bread and Alley and Breaktime

In this trio of a few of Kiarostami’s earliest films, his first two shorts (The Bread and Alley and Breaktime) followed by an early feature (THE TRAVELER), the keen photographic eye and themes of youthful conundrums—whether involving dogs, soccer or otherwise—are already on full display.

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY is George T. Nierenberg’s exuberant, funny, and deeply moving celebration of 20th century American gospel music. New 4K Restoration

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2

Late in Kiarostami’s first decade as a working filmmaker, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 took hold. It serves here as a bridge between these two short features: The first, a satiric yet suspenseful tale of three kids and something of value that doesn’t belong to them. The second, a lesson in solidarity, ideology and resistance.

CLOSE-UP

CLOSE-UP

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.

TASTE OF CHERRY

TASTE OF CHERRY

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, TASTE OF CHERRY is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran—searching for someone to rescue or bury him.

TALK TO HER (Hable con ella)

TALK TO HER (Hable con ella)

Two men form a complex bond over their mutual devotion in caring for two comatose women - veritable strangers unable to return their one-sided affections.

12 Hours of Terror

12 Hours of Terror

‘Tis the season! The Belcourt’s iconic annual dusk-to-dawn marathon of monsters, menace and mayhem returns for its eighth terrifying installment. Seven of the most macabre movies this side of the mortal coil will test your nerves (and your endurance) in the spookiest frightfest of the season.

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

A TV crew from Tehran arrives in a remote Kurdish village to film an unusual funeral ceremony—but are stymied when the old woman they expect to die clings to life. A fable-like story about professional and personal frustration, this droll drama is the most tantalizingly opaque and allusive of Kiarostami’s films, containing numerous references to poetry and several key figures (including the old woman) who are never seen.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Shy amateur botanist Seymour tinkers nights away in the basement of a failing flower shop, hoping to create a plant that will save his job. Salvation falls to earth in the form of a man-eating plant from outer space able to give Seymour everything he lacks.

CERTIFIED COPY

CERTIFIED COPY

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

VOLVER

VOLVER

Multiple generations of women reunite to mourn their losses, mend old rifts, and harness the healing powers of their collective resilience in the face of age-old adversities.

EIGHT MEN OUT

EIGHT MEN OUT

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Tyler, who says “Coinciding not only with the World Series, but also the 100th anniversary of the infamous events of 1919, I'm overjoyed to finally show my favorite baseball movie of all time. An adaptation of Eliot Asinof's 1963 book Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series, it’s more like a mob film than anything to do with sports, and is more for fans of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ than FIELD OF DREAMS. Go Reds!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

With live cast Little Morals! This fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter. 18+ only.

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