May
25
7:30 pm19:30

VR Film Club

Introducing the Video Revival Film Club! Film Club members are invited to weekly members-only screenings, which are curated for and by the club members themselves. Discuss and vote on which films to screen with other members, attend screenings, and participate in club discussions. For just $75.00 you will have access to 6 months* of private screenings, as well as other discounts and perks throughout the theater’s regular schedule.

VR Film Club screenings are open to Film Club members, so check out membership today!

Dancehall Queen
May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Dancehall Queen

Dancehall Queen
Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts, 1997.
Jamaica, 98 minutes.
English.

From Don Letts, videographer to The Clash, comes Dancehall Queen, a gritty and colorful drama portraying the drama of the life of a street vendor and single mother trying to make ends meet in Kingston, Jamaica. Seeking a way out, she takes on a new life in the dancehall, building a reputation for herself as a newcomer to the dancefloor, eventually entering a televised contest to become Jamiaca's Dancehall Queen, take the cash prize and lift herself and her children from their working-class life. A little improbable, but well acted, with a booming soundtrack and colorful dancefloor scenes and choreography. 

Hardware
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Hardware

Hardware
Director: Richard Stanley, 1990.
UK, USA, 94 minutes.
English.

In a post-apocalyptic future brought on by sentient, self-replicating robots bent on human annihilation, a scrap metal scavenger stumbles across a strange artifact and brings it back to the slum colony known as New York. The artifact however, is the head unit of one of these robots and is unwittingly reactivated. This film is a visual assault of colors and sounds, grating to the eye, engaging and nightmarish. Billowing smoke, blown out reds, bleached landscapes all add to the relatively straightforward narrative to create a truly remarkable excursion into the genres of sci-fi and action.

The Sensualist
May
28
7:30 pm19:30

The Sensualist

The Sensualist
Director: Yukio Abe, 1991.
Japan, 55 minutes.
Japaenese with English subtitles.

Based upon a 17th century Japanese novel following the life and scintillating details of one man's life, The Life of an Amorous Man, this animated feature provides an aesthetically pleasing story steeped in sensuality. The narrative follows a lower class slob who must bed a beautiful, well renowned and sophisticated courtesan as part of a bet, lest he be castrated. He seeks out the aforementioned amorous man, a wealthy and respected merchant, who was said to have known more than 2,000 women and 700 men in his lifetime, for assistance in succeeding in his bet. Occasionally comedic and fairly straightforward, with intercut flashbacks revealing the life of the merchant, this film creates a maddening atmosphere of anticipation depicted artfully in the style ukiyo-e prints and cautious, almost coy pacing. 

Spice World
May
29
7:30 pm19:30

Spice World

Spice World
Director: Bob Spiers, 1997.
United Kingdom, 93 minutes.
English.

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks they were not, but the legendary Spice Girls were one of the first commercially formulated pop culture sensations to make proto-feminism cool, and that's admirable. This whacked out flick takes a look at the "life" of the girls through an absolutely absurd lens to create an absolute piece of schlock, that, despite pulling away the facade in 2017 and realizing that the Spice Girls were a fictitious creation produced by major commercial interests, feels uplifting. Despite everything else, the singular, aspirational truth of Spice World is that the ideology of GIRL POWER simply cannot be diluted by the interests of capitalist enterprise, especially not with this soundtrack.

Hardware
May
30
7:30 pm19:30

Hardware

Hardware
Director: Richard Stanley, 1990.
UK, USA, 94 minutes.
English.

In a post-apocalyptic future brought on by sentient, self-replicating robots bent on human annihilation, a scrap metal scavenger stumbles across a strange artifact and brings it back to the slum colony known as New York. The artifact however, is the head unit of one of these robots and is unwittingly reactivated. This film is a visual assault of colors and sounds, grating to the eye, engaging and nightmarish. Billowing smoke, blown out reds, bleached landscapes all add to the relatively straightforward narrative to create a truly remarkable excursion into the genres of sci-fi and action.

Dancehall Queen
May
30
9:30 pm21:30

Dancehall Queen

Dancehall Queen
Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts, 1997.
Jamaica, 98 minutes.
English.

From Don Letts, videographer to The Clash, comes Dancehall Queen, a gritty and colorful drama portraying the drama of the life of a street vendor and single mother trying to make ends meet in Kingston, Jamaica. Seeking a way out, she takes on a new life in the dancehall, building a reputation for herself as a newcomer to the dancefloor, eventually entering a televised contest to become Jamiaca's Dancehall Queen, take the cash prize and lift herself and her children from their working-class life. A little improbable, but well acted, with a booming soundtrack and colorful dancefloor scenes and choreography. 


Hardware
May
22
7:30 pm19:30

Hardware

Hardware
Director: Richard Stanley, 1990.
UK, USA, 94 minutes.
English.

In a post-apocalyptic future brought on by sentient, self-replicating robots bent on human annihilation, a scrap metal scavenger stumbles across a strange artifact and brings it back to the slum colony known as New York. The artifact however, is the head unit of one of these robots and is unwittingly reactivated. This film is a visual assault of colors and sounds, grating to the eye, engaging and nightmarish. Billowing smoke, blown out reds, bleached landscapes all add to the relatively straightforward narrative to create a truly remarkable excursion into the genres of sci-fi and action.

Dancehall Queen
May
21
7:30 pm19:30

Dancehall Queen

Dancehall Queen
Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts, 1997.
Jamaica, 98 minutes.
English.

From Don Letts, videographer to The Clash, comes Dancehall Queen, a gritty and colorful drama portraying the drama of the life of a street vendor and single mother trying to make ends meet in Kingston, Jamaica. Seeking a way out, she takes on a new life in the dancehall, building a reputation for herself as a newcomer to the dancefloor, eventually entering a televised contest to become Jamiaca's Dancehall Queen, take the cash prize and lift herself and her children from their working-class life. A little improbable, but well acted, with a booming soundtrack and colorful dancefloor scenes and choreography. 

The Sensualist
May
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Sensualist

The Sensualist
Director: Yukio Abe, 1991.
Japan, 55 minutes.
Japaenese with English subtitles.

Based upon a 17th century Japanese novel following the life and scintillating details of one man's life, The Life of an Amorous Man, this animated feature provides an aesthetically pleasing story steeped in sensuality. The narrative follows a lower class slob who must bed a beautiful, well renowned and sophisticated courtesan as part of a bet, lest he be castrated. He seeks out the aforementioned amorous man, a wealthy and respected merchant, who was said to have known more than 2,000 women and 700 men in his lifetime, for assistance in succeeding in his bet. Occasionally comedic and fairly straightforward, with intercut flashbacks revealing the life of the merchant, this film creates a maddening atmosphere of anticipation depicted artfully in the style ukiyo-e prints and cautious, almost coy pacing. 

Hardware
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

Hardware

Hardware
Director: Richard Stanley, 1990.
UK, USA, 94 minutes.
English.

In a post-apocalyptic future brought on by sentient, self-replicating robots bent on human annihilation, a scrap metal scavenger stumbles across a strange artifact and brings it back to the slum colony known as New York. The artifact however, is the head unit of one of these robots and is unwittingly reactivated. This film is a visual assault of colors and sounds, grating to the eye, engaging and nightmarish. Billowing smoke, blown out reds, bleached landscapes all add to the relatively straightforward narrative to create a truly remarkable excursion into the genres of sci-fi and action.

Spice World
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

Spice World

Spice World
Director: Bob Spiers, 1997.
United Kingdom, 93 minutes.
English.

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks they were not, but the legendary Spice Girls were one of the first commercially formulated pop culture sensations to make proto-feminism cool, and that's admirable. This whacked out flick takes a look at the "life" of the girls through an absolutely absurd lens to create an absolute piece of schlock, that, despite pulling away the facade in 2017 and realizing that the Spice Girls were a fictitious creation produced by major commercial interests, feels uplifting. Despite everything else, the singular, aspirational truth of Spice World is that the ideology of GIRL POWER simply cannot be diluted by the interests of capitalist enterprise, especially not with this soundtrack.

May
18
7:30 pm19:30

VR Film Club

Introducing the Video Revival Film Club! Film Club members are invited to weekly members-only screenings, which are curated for and by the club members themselves. Discuss and vote on which films to screen with other members, attend screenings, and participate in club discussions. For just $75.00 you will have access to 6 months* of private screenings, as well as other discounts and perks throughout the theater’s regular schedule.

VR Film Club screenings are open to Film Club members, so check out membership today!

Dancehall Queen
May
16
7:30 pm19:30

Dancehall Queen

Dancehall Queen
Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts, 1997.
Jamaica, 98 minutes.
English.

From Don Letts, videographer to The Clash, comes Dancehall Queen, a gritty and colorful drama portraying the drama of the life of a street vendor and single mother trying to make ends meet in Kingston, Jamaica. Seeking a way out, she takes on a new life in the dancehall, building a reputation for herself as a newcomer to the dancefloor, eventually entering a televised contest to become Jamiaca's Dancehall Queen, take the cash prize and lift herself and her children from their working-class life. A little improbable, but well acted, with a booming soundtrack and colorful dancefloor scenes and choreography. 

Spice World
May
15
9:30 pm21:30

Spice World

Spice World
Director: Bob Spiers, 1997.
United Kingdom, 93 minutes.
English.

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks they were not, but the legendary Spice Girls were one of the first commercially formulated pop culture sensations to make proto-feminism cool, and that's admirable. This whacked out flick takes a look at the "life" of the girls through an absolutely absurd lens to create an absolute piece of schlock, that, despite pulling away the facade in 2017 and realizing that the Spice Girls were a fictitious creation produced by major commercial interests, feels uplifting. Despite everything else, the singular, aspirational truth of Spice World is that the ideology of GIRL POWER simply cannot be diluted by the interests of capitalist enterprise, especially not with this soundtrack.

Hardware
May
15
7:30 pm19:30

Hardware

Hardware
Director: Richard Stanley, 1990.
UK, USA, 94 minutes.
English.

In a post-apocalyptic future brought on by sentient, self-replicating robots bent on human annihilation, a scrap metal scavenger stumbles across a strange artifact and brings it back to the slum colony known as New York. The artifact however, is the head unit of one of these robots and is unwittingly reactivated. This film is a visual assault of colors and sounds, grating to the eye, engaging and nightmarish. Billowing smoke, blown out reds, bleached landscapes all add to the relatively straightforward narrative to create a truly remarkable excursion into the genres of sci-fi and action.

Spice World
May
12
7:30 pm19:30

Spice World

Spice World
Director: Bob Spiers, 1997.
United Kingdom, 93 minutes.
English.

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks they were not, but the legendary Spice Girls were one of the first commercially formulated pop culture sensations to make proto-feminism cool, and that's admirable. This whacked out flick takes a look at the "life" of the girls through an absolutely absurd lens to create an absolute piece of schlock, that, despite pulling away the facade in 2017 and realizing that the Spice Girls were a fictitious creation produced by major commercial interests, feels uplifting. Despite everything else, the singular, aspirational truth of Spice World is that the ideology of GIRL POWER simply cannot be diluted by the interests of capitalist enterprise, especially not with this soundtrack.

May
11
7:30 pm19:30

VR Film Club

Introducing the Video Revival Film Club! Film Club members are invited to weekly members-only screenings, which are curated for and by the club members themselves. Discuss and vote on which films to screen with other members, attend screenings, and participate in club discussions. For just $75.00 you will have access to 6 months* of private screenings, as well as other discounts and perks throughout the theater’s regular schedule.

VR Film Club screenings are open to Film Club members, so check out membership today!

The Sensualist
May
8
9:30 pm21:30

The Sensualist

The Sensualist
Director: Yukio Abe, 1991.
Japan, 55 minutes.
Japaenese with English subtitles.

Based upon a 17th century Japanese novel following the life and scintillating details of one man's life, The Life of an Amorous Man, this animated feature provides an aesthetically pleasing story steeped in sensuality. The narrative follows a lower class slob who must bed a beautiful, well renowned and sophisticated courtesan as part of a bet, lest he be castrated. He seeks out the aforementioned amorous man, a wealthy and respected merchant, who was said to have known more than 2,000 women and 700 men in his lifetime, for assistance in succeeding in his bet. Occasionally comedic and fairly straightforward, with intercut flashbacks revealing the life of the merchant, this film creates a maddening atmosphere of anticipation depicted artfully in the style ukiyo-e prints and cautious, almost coy pacing. 

Spice World
May
6
9:30 pm21:30

Spice World

Spice World
Director: Bob Spiers, 1997.
United Kingdom, 93 minutes.
English.

Gloria Steinem and bell hooks they were not, but the legendary Spice Girls were one of the first commercially formulated pop culture sensations to make proto-feminism cool, and that's admirable. This whacked out flick takes a look at the "life" of the girls through an absolutely absurd lens to create an absolute piece of schlock, that, despite pulling away the facade in 2017 and realizing that the Spice Girls were a fictitious creation produced by major commercial interests, feels uplifting. Despite everything else, the singular, aspirational truth of Spice World is that the ideology of GIRL POWER simply cannot be diluted by the interests of capitalist enterprise, especially not with this soundtrack.

Dancehall Queen
May
6
5:00 pm17:00

Dancehall Queen

Dancehall Queen
Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts, 1997.
Jamaica, 98 minutes.
English.

From Don Letts, videographer to The Clash, comes Dancehall Queen, a gritty and colorful drama portraying the drama of the life of a street vendor and single mother trying to make ends meet in Kingston, Jamaica. Seeking a way out, she takes on a new life in the dancehall, building a reputation for herself as a newcomer to the dancefloor, eventually entering a televised contest to become Jamiaca's Dancehall Queen, take the cash prize and lift herself and her children from their working-class life. A little improbable, but well acted, with a booming soundtrack and colorful dancefloor scenes and choreography. 

May
4
7:30 pm19:30

VR Film Club

Introducing the Video Revival Film Club! Film Club members are invited to weekly members-only screenings, which are curated for and by the club members themselves. Discuss and vote on which films to screen with other members, attend screenings, and participate in club discussions. For just $75.00 you will have access to 6 months* of private screenings, as well as other discounts and perks throughout the theater’s regular schedule.

VR Film Club screenings are open to Film Club members, so check out membership today!

Rio Escondido
Apr
30
5:00 pm17:00

Rio Escondido

Rio Escondido
Dir. Emilio Fernandez, 1948.
Mexico, 99 minutes. 
Spanish with English subtitles.

Set in Mexico's post-revolutionary period, Rosaura is a young teacher, sent by the state to teach in the remote desert village of Rio Escondido. The governance of the town is corrupt and it is the young teacher's mission to teach the villagers and help undo the insidious corruption that threatens the very lives of those living there as a drought takes hold and water becomes a more precious resource. Unfolding as a fairly traditional drama, the cinematography and visual work of the director are best characterized as steady and reflective, featuring the symbolism of the new state with an opening sequence set against the work of Diego Rivera, questioning patriotism, collectivism, and the justification of vigilante action for the benefit of all.