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August 1, 3 & 4

K: Missing Kings

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K Missing Kings

Shingo Suzuki / 2014, Japan / Color / 73min / Blu-ray

Based on the hit anime K, K MISSING KINGS picks up where the series left off. Featuring the same director and scriptwriter as the series, this movie brings the characters that you've grown to love in the same spirit of action, honor, and loyalty. K MISSING KINGS also sees the return of popular voice actors such as Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Ono, and Tomokazu Sugita, reprising their roles for the first time on the big screen. The story starts some time after the Island Academy Incident, in which four of the seven great Kings crossed paths. Since this time, silver clansmen Kuroh Yatogami and Neko have been searching for their master, Yashiro Isana, the Silver King. Their search having turned up fruitless, the two begin to give up hope, until they encounter Anna Kushina and Rikio Kamamoto, two members of the red clan HOMRA being chased by someone.

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$15 general admission only. No discounts.

Showtimes:
Fri: 6pm
Sun: 3pm
Mon: 6pm


August 1 – 6

To Have and Have Not

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To Have and Have Not

Howard Hawks / 1944, USA
B&W / 100min / 35mm, mono

Help the Free French? Not world-weary gunrunner Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart). But he changes his mind when a sultry siren-in-distress named Marie asks, "Anybody got a match?" That red-hot match is Bogart and 19-year-old first-time film actress Lauren Bacall. Full of intrigue and racy banter (including Bacall's legendary whistling instructions), this thriller excites further interest for what it has and has not. Cannily directed by Howard Hawks and smartly written by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman, it doesn't have much similarity to the Ernest Hemingway novel that inspired it. And it strongly resembles Casablanca: French resistance fighters, a piano-playing bluesman (Hoagy Carmichael) and a Martinique bar much like Rick's Cafe Americaine. But first and foremost, it showcases Bogart and Bacall, carrying on with a passion that smolders from the tips of their cigarettes clear through to their souls.

Showtimes:
Fri 8/1: 8pm
Sat 8/2: 5pm
Sun 8/3: 8pm
Tues 8/5: 8pm


August 2 – 6

The Big Sleep

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The Big Sleep

Howard Hawks / 1946, USA
B&W / 114min / 35mm, mono

L.A. private eye Phillip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case...and a trail peopled with murderers, porographers, nightclub rogues, the spoiled rich and more. Humphrey Boart plays Raymond Chandlers' legendary gumshoe and director Howard Hawkes serves up snappy character encounters (particularly involving Lauren Bacall), brisk pace and atmosphere galore in the certified classic.

Showtimes:
Sat 8/2: 8pm
Sun 8/3: 5pm
Mon 8/4: 8pm
Wed 8/6: 8pm


August 8 – 14

Elena

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Elena

Petra Costa / 2013, Brazil-USA
Color / 80min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

From executive producers Tim Robbins and Fernando Meirelles, one of the most successful documentaries of all time in Brazil now comes to America. A young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with dreams of becoming an actress. She leaves behind a childhood spent in hiding during the military dictatorship and Petra, her seven-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra goes to New York to pursue acting… and in search of Elena. As Petra and Elena's stories begin to overlap, they begin to blur. Elena obliterates the line between documentary, diary, and fever dream.

"A pained and gorgeous summoning, Petra Costa's haunted doc Elena dances with death, memory, and family, seducing viewers and then breaking their hearts." The Village Voice

"Unfolds a story of grief and thwarted promise with expressive urgency and thoughtful restraint." The New Yorker

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon – Wed: 7pm
Sat: 5pm, 7pm & 845pm
Sun: 5pm & 7pm
Thur: 7pm & 845pm


August 8

Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5

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Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5

Jennie Matz / 2014, USA
Color / 77min / Blu-ray

Rye Coalition are best friends who met in high school and began playing music together in 1993. The troubles and obstacles they faced as a band and as friends earned them the moniker the Hard Luck Five. Still, despite the implosion of the music industry at the exact moment they were poised to make it big;-- they persevere. Although the band was praised by critics and supported by an absurdly dedicated grassroots fan base, somehow these Jersey rockers never got their due. Until now. Culled from over 20 years worth of home movies, unseen tour footage, and new interviews with the band, their families, and featuring Steve Albini, Dave Grohl, Jared Warren, and more. Director Jenni Matz in attendance!

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Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm


August 10 – 13

The Dance of Reality

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The Dance of Reality

Alejandro Jodorowsky / 2013, Chile-France
Color / 130min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years is the radiantly visceral origin story of his surreal consciousness. Blending personal history with metaphor, mythology, and poetry, the film reflects Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.

“Arresting spectacle… a triumphant return, which mixes autobiography, politics, torture and fantasy to exuberant moving effect” The Guardian

“Jodorowsky’s episodic jumble of restaged childhood memories conjurs up a moving biographical effect akin to Fellini, Bergman, Peter Greenway or even Gabriel Garcia Marquez” The Hollywood Reporter

“Alive with enough images and ideas for several movies” Variety

"CRITICS' PICK! Something very close to a masterpiece." New York Times

OFFICIAL SELECTION
2014 SXSW Film Festival
2013 Cannes Directors' Fortnight

Showtimes:
Sun – Wed: 845pm


August 15 – 21

The Dog

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The Dog

Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren / 2013, USA
Color / 100min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. The story was the basis for the film 'Dog Day Afternoon.' THE DOG captures John, for the first time, telling his story in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way. Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.

Showtimes:
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August 22 – 28

Level Five

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Level Five

Chris Marker / 1996, France
Color / 106min / Blu-ray

New restoration!

A video game developer named Laura, played with quiet intensity by Catherine Belkhodja, is working on a game about the Battle of Okinawa. She becomes increasingly drawn into her work and fascinated by the island's history: in the devastating WWII battle that preceded the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 150,000 Japanese were killed, many by suicide. As in any self-respecting video game, this one proceeds by "levels". Laura and her interlocutor, intoxicated by their enterprise, use this as a metaphor for life itself, and gladly attribute levels to everything around them. Will she attain LEVEL FIVE? In French & Japanese with English subtitles.

“A fascinating glimpse of a historical event that’s still little known in the West.” Variety

"The most extraordinarily contemporary thing about Marker's intricate matrix (in a William Gibson rather than a Wachowskis sense of the concept) is how beautifully it lines up with and enlarges the contexts of recent films." Film Comment

Showtimes:
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August 29 – September 5

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Hayato Date / 2013, Japan
Color / 110min / Blu-ray

Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi's plan. Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it's like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents! Dubbed in English.

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$12 general admission only. No discounts.

Showtimes:
Fri-Thur: 630pm


August 29 – September 5

Moebius

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Moebius

Kim Ki-duk / 2013, South Korea
Color / 89min / Blu-ray

"South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring, 3-Iron) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psychological thriller, grotesque comedy, and perverse ode to the pleasures of sadomasochism. Not a silent film but a wordless one, Moebius bears the clear mark of Kim's singular genius. It's a modern Greek tragedy bordering on psychological thriller, a pitchblack comedy, a crazy-weird depiction of pain-induced pleasure — in all cases, a sheer work of art, lucid and coherent in its shocking madness. This is pure cinema — at its most brilliantly transgressive." Toronto Int'l Film Festival

“...a gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.” Variety

"...this insane picture takes its ludicrous premise to the limit and beyond." The Dissolve

Showtimes:
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September 5 – 11

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani / 2013, Belgium-France-Luxembourg
Color / 102min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

From directing duo Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani (AMER), comes this homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror. Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan’s search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole. THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is a bloody and taut visual euphoria. In French and Dutch with English subtitles.

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September 11

Paper Circus: Animations by Luca Dipierro

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Paper Circus: Animations by Luca Dipierro

Luca Dipierro / 2010-2013, USA-Italy-Brazil / 45min / Blu-ray

A night of cut-out animations with live soundtrack showcasing the work of Luca Dipierro, Italian illustrator and animator living in Portland, OR, and Father Murphy, one of the leading bands of what Simon Reynolds has termed "new Italian occult psychedelia." The music is neither improvisation nor a collection of songs, but rather a soundtrack echoing and transfiguring the flow of the film, shot by shot, with a technique reminiscent of cut-up and sound collage. Dipierro’s short films, called “a perfect mix between creepy and charming” by The Huffington Post, are carnivalesque tales of acrobacy and death that draw from the traditions of Italian commedia dell’arte and Sicilian teatro dei pupi (marionette theater). Sorrowful and comical at once, Dipierro’s animations tell stories of aged infants, screaming rocking horses, puppet funerals, monkeys, prestidigitators, ghosts, and a woman birthing a fish. Father Murphy’s music—described by Carla Bozulich as “a window into many minds all at once”—will haunt you, move you, paint you black.

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Showtimes:
Thur: 730pm


September 19 – 25

I Dream of Wires

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I Dream of Wires

Robert Fantinatto / 2013, Canada-UK-USA-Germany
Color / 102min / Blu-ray

A documentary about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer; exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Featuring interviews with musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, and Make Noise.

Showtimes:
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Coming later in 2014

Our 5th Annual Fundraiser
Join us for a 35mm screening of one of the greatest comedies of all time. Save the date: September 20th.

20,000 Days on Earth
A weeklong engagement of this new documentary about the musician Nick Cave.

Pacific Aggression
Local director Shaun Scott's (Waste of Time, 100% Off) new film.

All Monsters Attack
Our annual horror, sci-fi, cult series returns for its 8th year this October!

It's A Wonderful Life
Our 44th annual engagement of Frank Capra's heartwarming holiday classic. 35mm print!