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February 17-23

Fire At Sea

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Fire At Sea

Gianfranco Rosi / 2016, Italy-France
108min / Digital

Academy Award® Nominee - Best Documentary

The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, FIRE AT SEA takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey­. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today.

Showtimes:
Fri: 645pm & 9pm
Sat: 645pm
Sun: 430pm, & 645pm
Mon & Thurs: 9pm Tues & Wed: 645pm


Saturdays, February 18 - March 25

Saturday Secret Matinees

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Saturday Secret Matinees

Presented by the Sprocket Society
Various directors & years
approx. 90-120 min. / 16mm

Save money and buy a series pass! Available at the box office at show time!

Our annual winter matinee series returns, with 12 weeks of fun and adventure! Each week's show includes a thrilling cliffhanger episode of a movie serial plus a classic feature film -- all on glorious 16mm film!

This year we venture to THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM (1936), a pioneering sci-fi adventure serial shown complete in 12 weekly chapters. The feature films are a secret, but follow monthly themes. January: Giant monsters! February: Art house classics! March: TV time!

In THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM, all-American hero Ray "Crash" Corrigan is plunged into an incredible adventure miles below the ocean surface! In the lost city of Atlantis, the evil tyrant Unga Khan plans to use super-science to destroy and conquer the entire surface world! Crash and the brilliant Professor Norton travel there in a rocket submarine, becoming embroiled in a war against killer robots, disintegrator rays, and rocket aeroplanes in a desperate bid to save civilization itself! Campy, ridiculous, and uneven -- but jam-packed with madhouse action, vintage special effects, and pulpy heroics -- UNDERSEA KINGDOM is among the most enduring and beloved serials of the era.

Showtimes:
Sat: 2pm


February 18, 20 & 21

Antarctica: Ice & Sky

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Antarctica: Ice & Sky

Luc Jacquet / 2016, France
89min / Digital

From Oscar®-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

Showtimes:
Sat: 5pm
Mon: 7pm
Tues: 9pm


February 22

Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle

Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society & Distribpix
Annie Sprinkle / 1981, USA
92min / Digital

Unquestionably Annie Sprinkle's finest film, "Deep Inside Annie Sprinkle", represents one of the best examples of the golden age of adult entertainment. A stellar early example of "docu-porn", Annie combines her trademark sexual kinkiness and taboo-defying sexual fantasies to produce some of the most memorable erotic scenes recorded on film. Made with legendary director Joe Sarno and featuring the legendary Ron Jeremy in one of his earliest roles, Annie presents a personal account of her life introducing vignettes showing off her unbelievable sexual fantasies. An all time fan favorite, Video X Pix is proud to present the full uncut, uncensored version. *No one under 18 admitted*

Showtimes:
Wed: 9pm


February 23

Confessions from the War

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Confessions from the War

Leon Shahabian / Work-in-progress, Lebanon
90min / Digital

Scarecrow and Layalina Productions present an exclusive screening of Confessions From The War, a work-in-progress documentary on the war in Lebanon, followed by a post-film discussion with special guest panelists. This event is free for Grand Illusion members and Scarecrow Members at the $50+ level.

How does a middle-aged man redeem himself for war crimes he committed as a teen? The Lebanese Civil War, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, left 230 thousand dead, one million wounded and over one million without homes. Lebanon has since been physically rebuilt, but the underlying tensions that led to the conflict continue to haunt the people of Lebanon. As the war in Syria drags on -- devastating the region -- extremist groups such as ISIS and Jabhat Al Nusra are radicalizing some Lebanese youth. The country is once again on the brink of war.

Showtimes:
Thur: 7pm
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February 24-March 2

Dark Night

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Dark Night

Tim Sutton / 2016, USA
85min / Digital

A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton’s third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Employing a mesmerizing documentary-style technique and a cast of non-professional actors, DARK NIGHT follows the activities of six strangers over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, the shooter among them. Shot in Sarasota, Florida and lensed by veteran French DP Hélène Louvart (PINA, THE BEACHES OF AGNES), the dream-like visuals articulate both Sutton’s carefully crafted landscapes and the characters’ sense of alienation and suburban malaise. Winner of the Lanterna Magica Award at the Venice Film Festival following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, DARK NIGHT is essential viewing, not only for art-house filmgoers, but for anyone invested in the debate over gun violence in America as well.

“A mysterious elegy of a film, pregnant with both the beauty of the everyday and the menace of impending violence.” A.V. Club

"An art-film provocation… [director Sutton is] among the country’s most intriguing cinematic anthropologists." Variety

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm
Sat: 5pm & 7pm
Sun: 3pm & 5pm
Mon, Wed, Thur: 7pm & 845pm
Tues: 845pm


February 24

The Zodiac Killer

The Zodiac Killer

Tom Hanson / 1971, USA
87min / Digital

In 2015, Austin's AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) and Seattle's Something Weird Video launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to create new digital transfers of titles from the vast Something Weird library. Tonight they present a brand new 4K transfer of this crown jewel from Something Weird. With AGFA's Joe Ziemba & Sebastian Del Castillo and Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci in attendance!

Produced and directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made with one goal in mind: to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didnt work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling tabloid horror vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond. Did you know that the Zodiac Killer wore Groucho Marx glasses while stalking his victims? Did you know that the Zodiacs pet rabbits commanded him to kill during black mass rituals? Did you also know that the Zodiac might have been a man named Grover who attempted to kidnap his daughter while brandishing a hand saw? You wont get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you WILL get it while watching The Zodiac Killer. During theatrical screenings in San Francisco, Hanson and actors from the movie constructed in-theater traps to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. Because even the Zodiac needs to get around. If you've ever wanted proof that the world is insane, youve found it.

Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm BUY TICKETS


February 25

Death Warmed Up

Death Warmed Up

David Blyth / 1984, Australia-New Zealand
85min / VHS

Michael spent seven years in a mental institution after heartlessly gunning down his parents. Turns out, he doesn't remember a thing about it because he was a victim of an evil doctor's top secret plot using MIND CONTROL. Now that he's out of his padded cell, Michael is off to a fun filled double-date (REVENGE) vacation getaway to the isolated island lab where the doctor performs his inhumane experiments. Utterly incomprehensible in the best way, this movie is a truly bizarre example of Aussie New Wave horror! ONLY $2!

Showtimes:
Sat: 9pm


February 26

Trailer Apocalypse Redux

Trailer Apocalypse Redux

Various everything
105min / 35mm

35MM SCREENING! When Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski and his team at Grindhouse Releasing (the fine folks behind big-screen reissues of The Beyond, Cannibal Holocaust, Pieces and more) ask if you want to see ANOTHER custom-curated, all-35mm collection of the rarest vintage trailers on planet Earth, you say YES. Prepare for an all new "sequel" feature-length onslaught of the wildest, weirdest and most action-packed face-rippers to have ever (dis)graced drive-in screens — all culled from GR’s vast archive of golden-age exploitation. Blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, mondo, martial arts and more mix with mutant subgenres, freakish fiascos and other brain-bludgeoning, eye-blasting two-minute masterpieces not seen since the flea-ridden heydays of 42nd St.

Showtimes:
Sun: 7pm


February 28

Antarctica: Ice & Sky

Alex MacKenzie's Apparitions

Presented by EXcinema
2016, Vancouver, BC
62min / 2 x 16mm live performance

Inspired by early stereo imaging and the clash and collusion of socioeconomic forces, this work seeks to dismantle cinematic codes while foregrounding projector and light as sculpture: a conscious corruption of and interference with the apparatus to evoke the unexpected, reshaping representation into the realm of material and space. Using colour gels, masking, lens interference and projector movement in tandem with an exploration of binocular disparity, perspective, patterning and the film surface itself, APPARITIONS explores the transitional space between image and abstraction, nature and culture.

"MacKenzie is a key player in the revival of expanded cinema forms...his projects stretch the possibilities of the analogue form, manipulating images to beyond our received expectations." Chris Kennedy, Early Monthly Film Segments

Showtimes:
Tues: 7pm


March 3-9

Anatahan

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Anatahan

Josef von Sternberg / 1953, Japan
91min / Digital

NEW RESTORATION! Inspired by an actual event during WWII, Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan, tells the story of a dozen Japanese sailors who are stranded on the remote island of Anatahan during the waning days of the war. The war ends, unbeknownst to the men, and they engage in their own private war for dominance of their island domain and possession of the sole woman in their midst, Keiko (Akemi Negishi), the so-called "Queen Bee" of Anatahan.

"[Anatahan] could be his masterpiece. [T]he feelings that emerge are incredibly pure and immediate: Sternberg seems to be photographing the absolute essence of human emotion." Dave Kehr, The Chicago Reader

"If the material is fascinating, the treatment is just amazing. Sequences of dream-like abstraction and images of staggering beauty are recognizably the work of the man who created the image of Marlene Dietrich, but here they go way beyond Hollywood evasions and compromises. The film works subversively by implicating its audience in the patterns of desire and violence, discipline and surrender. It's brilliant. When was the last time you felt stark naked after a movie?" Time Out

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March 10-16

Apprentice

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Apprentice

Boo Junfeng / 2016, Singapore
96min / Digital

Singapore's Official Entry - Best Foreign Language Oscar

When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a past that haunts him. Far from being a conventional prison movie, this slow-burning psychological thriller is a "stunning" (Film School Rejects) and "tightly focused and ambitious" (Screen Daily) look at all the lives affected by capital punishment. In Malay & English with English subtitles.

"[T]here's no question that this Un Certain Regard premiere's directorial flair and thematic complexity...should help further consolidate Boo's own reputation as one of the region's names to watch." Hollywood Reporter

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March 12 & 13

Sword Art Online the Movie-Ordinal Scale-

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-

Tomohiko Ito / 2017, Japan
119min / Digital

Experience an all new adventure with Kirito, Asuna, and their party members as they explore the world of “Ordinal Scale,” a new hit game utilizing augmented reality technology. Players are about to find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur and their worst nightmares coming true… As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again – can Kirito save his friends, or is this going to be game over for him…?

Showtimes:
Sun 3/12: 2pm
Mon 3/13: 630pm
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Week of March 31

After Hours

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After Hours

Martin Scorsese / 1985, USA
97min / 35mm

35MM SCREENING! When an uptown New Yorker innocently meets a downtown girl, he's uncontrollably drawn into a vortex of wild, malevolent and paranoid adventures After Hours. Paul Hackett's (Griffin Dunne) terrible night happens in the SoHo area of downtown Manhattan when he goes to keep a date with Marcy (Rosanna Arquette). Nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters with Marcy; her far-out artist roommate Kiki (Linda Fiorentino); cocktail waitress Julie (Teri Garr); ice cream vendor Gail (Catherine O'Hara); June (Verna Bloom), who lives in the basement of a nightclub; and Mark (Robert Plunket) who is ripe for his first gay experience. Now, Paul longs only for the safety of his upper-East Side apartment ... but will he ever make it home?

"This is the work of a master filmmaker who controls his effects so skillfully that I was drained by this film." Roger Ebert

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Week of March 31

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Tom Schiller / 1984, USA
82min / 35mm

35MM SCREENING! NEVER RELEASED THEATRICALLY! "There is no film experience quite like Tom Schiller’s NOTHING LAST FOREVER. Set in a gleaming black and white alternate movie past, with a deeply subversive and ironic sense of humor. Schiller, whose filmed Saturday Night Live segments are some of the most fondly remembered moments from that long running show, translates his razor sharp comic vision to the big screen with the help of such talented comics as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Imogene Coca and Zack Galligan. The plot concerns a young man who aspires to become an artist while living in a dystopian future/past New York City. After a series of work and romantic misadventures he ends up on a tourist bus to the moon where he falls in love while trying to avoid the pitfalls of the lunar tourist trap and its vicious enforcer (Bill Murray). A masterpiece of off-the-wall humor." Austin Film Society

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April 7-13

The Void

The Void

Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski / 2017, Canada
90min / Digital

From the producers of THE WITCH and the filmmakers behind MANBORG. When police officer Carter discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare bones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil.

"Lovecraftian horror that disorients with a vicious nightmare logic." Fangoria (R.I.P.)

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