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October 27, 29 & 30

Zero Theorem

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Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam / 2014, UK-Romania-France-USA / 106min
Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)’s madcap science fiction epic The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the complete lack of one – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Job (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it’s only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he’s able to understand his own reason for being.

“[A] visually splendid nightmare of totalitarian glitz… The Zero Theorem is a spectacle that demands to be cherished.” TIME

“A perfect complete masterpiece… under no circumstances should anyone ever experience Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem in anything other than a pristine theatrical experience.” Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“Incredibly powerful…The Zero Theorem takes huge philosophical ideas and turns them into a grand sci-fi adventure.” Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap

Showtimes:
10/27, 29 & 30: 9pm


All Monsters Attack


October 25 – 30

Let The Right One In

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Let The Right One In

Tomas Alfredson / 2008, Sweden / 115min
35mm, Dolby SR

Tenderness and terror collide in this modern vampire classic based on a Swedish bestseller. Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night moves in next door. Coinciding with her arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders.

“A spectrally beautiful vampire film that's more than the sum of its chills and estimable technique. Director Alfredson has an elevated sense of visual beauty, but he knows how to deliver the splattery goods.” Manohla Dargis, NY Times

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


October 25

Sexcula

Sexcula

Bob Hollowich / 1974, Canada / 87min / DVD

SEXCULA is the only hardcore sex movie produced in Canada during the Golden Age of adult film. It was produced with an $80,000 tax credit. And because it was illegal to produce or exhibit pornography in Canada at that time, it means that the Canadian government funded an illegal sex film! Featuring a madcap mashup of Vampires, Frankenstein's Monsters, Mad Scientists, Fembots, Burlesque, Hunchbacks, Lumberjacks, and a Gorilla. 40th anniversary! Adults only!

Showtimes:
Sat: 1030pm


October 25

The VCR That Dripped Blood pt. 3

Scarecrow Video presents
The VCR That Dripped Blood pt. 3

Various / 80min / VHS

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Get ready for yet another psychotronic nightmare from deep within the VHS tombs of Scarecrow Video. An orgy of rare video so mind-meltingly shocking you may not survive with both eyeballs! Because you demanded it: more spookiness, more bad special effects, more nudity, more gross-outs!

Showtimes:
Sat: 9pm


October 26

Italian Horror Triple Feature Pizza Party

Italian Horror Triple Feature Pizza Party

Various / 1981-1985, Italy / Color / 260min / 35mm

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$15 general, $10 student/senior, $5 member

Three gut-churning masterpieces from Italy! Expect plenty of haunted basements, flesh-ripping zombies, ooze-spewing demons, blood-lusting ghouls, nonsensical plot turns and a few decapitations. We're not sure you'll be able to stomach eating pizza during these films, but we'll have it anyway!

Showtimes:
3pm


October 28

The Virgins

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The Virgins

Matthew Wilson / 2014, Seattle / 86min / Blu-ray

An independent comedy produced right here in Seattle. Filmmaker Matthew Wilson will be in attendance. Nick and Mary have saved themselves for marriage, even though they will only have one night together before Nick deploys to Afghanistan. On the wedding night they accidentally lock themselves out of their cabin and end up on a wild adventure. All they want is to find a place to consummate their marriage in peace, but everything they do seems to push them further away. And things get far worse when their family members get involved. They saved themselves for the wedding night, and now they'll have to save themselves from the wedding night. A comedy about waiting and waiting and waiting some more.

Showtimes:
Tues: 7pm


October 31

Little Shop of Horrors

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The Sprocket Society presents
Little Shop of Horrors

Roger Corman / 1960, USA / approx 90min / 16mm

Join us for the original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960), Roger Corman's black-comedy horror cult classic -- dreamed up while drunk, and shot in only two days on a leftover set. A schnook at a skid row florist breeds a plant that eats human flesh and cracks wise. Bloody hilarity ensues, including young Jack Nicholson's famous bit as a dental masochist! Plus: spooky shorts!

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm


October 31 & November 1

ABCs of Death 2

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ABCs of Death 2

Various / 2014 / 125min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

ABC’s OF DEATH 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s OF DEATH 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.

Showtimes:
Fri & Sat: 11pm


October 31 – November 6

Young Ones

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Young Ones

Jake Paltrow / 2014, USA / 100min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

In the near future, water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West. With Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult & Elle Fanning.

Showtimes:
TBA


November 7 – 13

Evolution of a Criminal

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Evolution of a Criminal

Darius Clark Monroe / 2014, USA / 81min / Blu-ray

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to pull a heist as a teenager in Texas. Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.

"Its images, its shape, its tone, and its implications make it a terrific movie, as well as the birth of an artist." The New Yorker

Showtimes:
TBA


November 7 & 8

The Color of Noise

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The Color of Noise

Eric Robel / 2014, USA / 126min / Blu-ray

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$10 general, $7 student/senior, $5 member

Eric Robel's COLOR OF NOISE is an exceptional look at the integrity of the American underground starting in the late 80's through the mid 90's, specifically targeting forerunners of the grunge movement, the collision of punk rock and printmaking, and beyond. Q&A with the director after the show.

Before the show, see the latest installment in HAZE XXL's (Tom Hazelmyer) ongoing exploration of art intersecting music. The exhibition will touch on 20+ years of creating groundbreaking art for his seminal indie label AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS, showcasing Hazelmyer's hand-carved and hand-printed fine art linocuts, often found on hand-made, ultra-small edition art records that have people traveling from around the world to attend shows in order to get their hands on a copy.

Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm
Sat: 2pm


November 14 & 15

Crime Wave

Crime Wave

John Paizs / 1985, Canada / 80min / 16mm

Mystery! Intrigue! Sensation! Crippling Writers Block! Not to be confused with the Sam Raimi film of the same title, this Canadian cult oddity remains one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980's. An early example of postmodern filmmaking, the story details screenwriter Stephen Penny's attempts to write a crime film in the grand cinematic tradition. The fact that this cult gem has been shown theatrically only a handful of times over the last several decades would be enough to make these screenings a rare opportunity, but the fact that we'll be screening John Paizs' personal 16MM print makes it truly unmissable!

Showtimes:
Fri & Sat: 7pm


November 14, 15 & 16

Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Jim Henson / 1986, USA-UK / 101min / 35mm

Trying to silence crying baby Toby, babysitter Sarah accidentally conjures the Goblin King (David Bowie), who steals Toby. Sarah must solve the Labyrinth or Toby will become a goblin! Introduction by Toby Froud, who played the baby, on Sunday!

"A remarkable achievement." The New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm
Sat: 3pm & 9pm
Sun 8pm (w/ Toby Froud)


November 16

Handmade Puppet Dreams: Vol. 2

Handmade Puppet Dreams: Vol. 2 & Toby Froud's Lessons Learned

Various / 97min / DVD, Blu-ray

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam & Krab Jab Studio present another puppet variety show for grown-ups with films hand-picked by Heather Henson. Plus Portland puppeteer & filmmaker Toby Froud presents his short film Lessons Learned.

Showtimes:
Sun: 6pm


November 17

The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Garden of Earthly Delights: Three films by Ben Russell

Ben Russell / 2012-2014, USA / 70min / HD Video

Taking its title from a 15th century Hieronymus Bosch triptych in which the pleasures of Eden are conflated with the torments of Hell, this new trilogy of (mostly) non-fiction works by artist-filmmaker Ben Russell and occasional collaborator Jim Drain examines the ecstatic limits of utopia in the present. Moving from a documentary portrait of Atlantis to a vertiginous inquiry into immortality to a post-colonial vision of Melanesian cargo cults, these films take a visceral, embodied, and ethnographic approach towards their subject (which is also us). From Malta to Greece to Vanuatu to Miami to Seattle: utopia is now! Or, in the words of Samuel Beckett, "What do we do now, now that we are happy?" FEATURING: Atlantis (23:33, S16mm on HD, 2014), Ponce de León (co-directed with Jim Drain, 26:00, HD, 2012), Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget (20:00, S16mm on HD, 2013). Presented by EXcinema.

Showtimes:
Mon: 7pm


November 18

Shockwaves

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Shockwaves

kasumi / 2014, USA / 82min / Blu-ray

Deploying an astonishing 25,000 plus short public domain film samples, rotoscoped film clips, original cinematography, dance choreography, animation and evocative sound design, Shockwaves is a multi-layered narrative told through stream-of-consciousness. According to Geoff Gilmore, director of Tribeca Film Festival and former director of Sundance Film Festival, Shockwaves is “a metaphorical, zeitgeist story” and is “a visually dazzling work,” said Mark McElhatten, programmer, New York Film Festival.

Showtimes:
Tues: 7pm


November 19 – 25

PULP: A film about life, death & supermarkets

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PULP: A film about life, death & supermarkets

Florian Habicht / 2014, UK / 90min / Blu-ray

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PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990's with anthems including 'Common People' and 'Disco 2000'. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Giving a career best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality—& car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band's personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield. PULP is a music-film like no other—by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.

Showtimes:
TBA


Coming later

It's A Wonderful Life
Our 44th annual engagement of Frank Capra's heartwarming holiday classic. December 12 - January 1. 35mm print!

The Philadelphia Story and Shop Around the Corner
A couple extra Jimmy Stewart films after the holidays. January 16 – 22. 35mm prints!