Belladonna of Sadness
Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

Belladonna of Sadness

December 11
Belladonna of Sadness
Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973
86 min, Japanese with English subtitles

Absolutely beautiful, with visually stunning animation, bewitching is a perfect way to describe this tale of a beautiful woman ruined and banished from her village, who takes a pact with the devil to gain magical abilities. Previously out of print, the absolute gem was recently restored and deserves to be seen.

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The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec
14
10:30 PM22:30

The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 14
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dir. Brian Henson, 1992.
85 min, English.

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire, this time with Muppets! Scrooge is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It's real good, bring cocoa or eggnog in a thermos for this winter's tale.

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Female Trouble
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Female Trouble

Female Trouble
Dir. John Waters, 1974
89 minutes, English

One of John Waters' best films, he not only holds a flame to the American obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity, he douses the whole obsession in kerosene and sets a torch to it!

Troubled teen runaway Dawn Davenport has big plans for herself, she's better than all those stupid people at school and her parents and you too! We follow her life decade by decade as she falls in and out of petty crime, becomes a low-class high-fashion model, and even starts a burgeoning performance art career renowned the world over. Glamorously campy and outstandingly satirical, it's a great feel-good film for anyone who's ever wanted to be famous.

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Trash
Dec
15
10:00 PM22:00

Trash

December 15
Trash
Dir. Paul Morissey, 1970
110 min, English

Joe (Joe Dallesandro) and Holly (Holly Woodlawn) are just two kids living downtown, among the filth and rubbish. Joe's got a bad heroin habit and Holly wants a better, maybe more glamorous life for them. Making the best of things is their way of life on the Lower East Side. Joe, cast for being a hunk can't act to save his life, but in a part written specially for her by Andy Warhol, Holly Woodlawn shines as a glamorous garbage woman in the campy, sexy, gritty, blue flick.

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Manji
Dec
17
4:30 PM16:30

Manji

December 17
Manji
Dir. Yasuzo Masumura, 1964
92 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles.

Love, seduction, obsession, dependence, jealousy, betrayal, doubt. 

A wealthy housewife, Sonoko, in a marriage of convenience to a salaryman husband, meets and takes an interest in another woman, Mitsuko. The two quickly become lovers, but the affair arouses the suspicions of their respective men. Under Mitsuko's spell Sonoko and Mitsuko's fiancé develop a love triangle quickly overwhelmed by jealousy, doubt, blood oaths, and a obsessive paranoia. The lovers live in polite hostility, driven by constant obsession and paranoia ending in tragedy.

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Christmas Evil
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil
Dir. Lewis Jackson, 1980
100 minutes, English

A psychotic Santa that's more naughty than nice. Factory worker Harry Stadling is Christmas spirit incarnate, living his life as close to Claus' creed as he can, but after being taken advantage of one too many times he finally snaps and takes it on himself to meter out some bloody yuletide justice, with a level of absurdist action that can only be compared to Repo Man.

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Parents
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Parents

Parents
Dir. Bob Balaban, 1989
81 minutes, English

Growing suspicious of his parents' insistence on finishing his dinner loaded with mystery meat, young Michael begins to suspect his quirky parents just might be cannibals. A horrifying black comedy styled like something from a McCarthy era family sitcom, the sometimes strange, sometimes terrifying visuals almost feel akin to Lynch's Blue Velvet, a subverted version of classic Americana sure to delight and disgust. 

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Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
Dec
8
10:30 PM22:30

Romy & Michele's High School Reunion

December 8
Romy & Michele's High School Reunion
Dir. David Mirkin, 1997.
92 minutes, English.

In a decade of powerbroker women and proving to the world that women can truly have it all, there were Romy and Michelle, the antithesis to the powerbroker businesswoman archetype to emerge in the 80s and 90s. Best friends living in LA trying to make the rent and look good doing it, they decide against their better judgement to go to their high school reunion and shove their success in everyone's face. The catch? They're dreams of making it big still haven't panned out. Deciding to fake it till they make it, they hit the road and make everyone eat it in an outrageous female buddy comedy dripping with one liners and an outstanding cast. 

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The Living End
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Living End

December 8
The Living End
Dir. Gregg Araki, 1992
81 min, English

Part of the New Queer Cinema movement, we follow the chaotic, nihilistic, self-indulgent lives of two gay men. One is a hustler. One is a film critic. Both are HIV positive. Rejected by the world at large, they carry the motto "Fuck the World" as a shield, driving aimlessly, looking for meaning, in an audacious and free-wheeling film from the center of the AIDS crisis, that by its end climaxes in an atypical maturity from Araki.

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The Muppets Take Manhattan
Dec
7
10:30 PM22:30

The Muppets Take Manhattan

December 7
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Dir. Frank Oz, 1984
94 min, English

The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their musical revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them.

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Blue
Dec
3
4:30 PM16:30

Blue

December 3
Blue
Dir. Derek Jarman, 1993
79 minutes, English

A screen of Yves Klein Blue and the sound of voices narrating Jarman's script of reflections on the artist's sexual identity, the legacy of his life, and his impending death from AIDS comprise Jarman's final film, achieving a simultaneously meditative and confrontational effect. Robbed of his sight due to infection, only able to see an endless field of blue, Jarman invites his audience to join him in staring plainly into the face of death and into the infinite space beyond.

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Hiroshima Mon Amour
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Hiroshima Mon Amour

December 2
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Dir. Alain Resnais, 1959
90 min, French with English subtitles

A married Japanese architect and a French actress cross paths in Hiroshima as the actress works on an anti-war film, and a fleeting romance is kindled. Playing with memory, and its intrinsic fluid, malleable nature, the film cuts between the lover's past and present, remembering the trauma of their past as it leads to the future, and the possible fruitlessness of memory flawed by forgetfulness.

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L'amour est un Fleuve en Russie (Spermula)
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

L'amour est un Fleuve en Russie (Spermula)

December 2
L'amour est un Fleuve en Russie (Spermula)
Dir. Charles Matton, 1976
103 Minutes, French with English subtitles

Presented here is the original French language version of a film better known as Spermula, a sci-fi exploitation film dubbed into English with significant changes in plot and dialog to market the film as a cheap comedy and skin-flick. In it's original version, we see a film still centered on shapeless aliens come to Earth circa the mid-1930's in the guise of beautiful aristocratic women cloistered in their chateau with the aim of conquering the planet by exploiting humanity's more base desires. Featuring Udo Kier, L'amour is a dreamy science fiction film moving lightly from scene to scene as surely one of the most original tellings of alien conquest to date.

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Jennifer's Body
Dec
1
10:30 PM22:30

Jennifer's Body

December 1
Jennifer's Body
Dir. Karyn Kusama, 2009
102 min, English

A story of friendship among girls and high school. It's about growing up and growing apart. It's about the nerdy good girl and her man-eating demon-posessed cheerleader best friend trying to stick together while one of them has to kill the other to end a wave of senseless satirical violence sweeping though the school. Great fun, and super campy with a great/bad mid-2000's soundtrack.

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Y Tu Mamá También
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Y Tu Mamá También

December 1
Y Tu Mamá También
Dir. Alfonso Cuaron, 2001
106 min, Spanish with English subtitles

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip, learning about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Nov
19
4:30 PM16:30

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

November 18
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Dir. Jacques Demy, 1964
91 min, French with English subtitlles

A young girl in love (Catherine Deneuve) faces a difficult decision to marry for the wellbeing of herself and her family, or wait for her penniless lover to return from war. Told in a musical format and rich with color, the tales of both lovers unfold as their paths progress and intersect over a period of years, in a heartrending love story of romance, loss, and hope.

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Dr. Caligari
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Dr. Caligari

November 18
Dr. Caligari
Dir. Stephen Sayadian, 1989
81 minutes, English

Not to be confused with Robert Weine's classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Sayadian's film is a strange experience concerning the granddaughter of the original doctor and her bizarre and extreme psychological experiments on those relegated to her practice, Caligari's Insane Asylum.  

Though lacking the mystique and atmosphere of its original namesake, this film somehow captures the German Expressionist aesthetic of the original with 80's day-glo color and a visual style that looks something between a half-baked, but well executed, art student's last minute project and what could be only be summarized as "Pee-wee Herman goes to Hell." Part goofball comedy, part skin-flick, part artfilm parody/tribute, Dr. Caligari is a surreal horror-comedy not to be missed.

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