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August 27 & 30!

Fantastic Planet

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Fantastic Planet

René Laloux / 1973, France
72min / 35mm

Nothing else has ever looked or felt like director René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction. The film is set on a distant planet called Ygam, where enslaved humans (Oms) are the playthings of giant blue native inhabitants (Draags). After Terr, kept as a pet since infancy, escapes from his gigantic child captor, he is swept up by a band of radical fellow Oms who are resisting the Draags’ oppression and violence. With its eerie, coolly surreal cutout animation by Roland Topor; brilliant psychedelic jazz score by Alain Goraguer; and wondrous creatures and landscapes, this Cannes-awarded 1973 counterculture classic is a perennially compelling statement against conformity and violence. In French with English subtitles

“It’s not every fancifully encoded cautionary tale that can survive the demise of its historical villains, and it’s not every stoner midnight movie that can stand a second viewing in the sober light of day.” Village Voice

Showtimes:
Sat 8/27: 915pm
Tues 8/30: 7pm


August 26-September 1

Fantastic Planet

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The Land

Steven Caple Jr. / 2016, USA
102min / Digital

Executive producer Nas presents this vivid inner-city saga set amidst Cleveland's hip-hop underground. Teenage buddies Cisco (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), Junior (Moises Arias), Boobie (Ezri Walker), and Patty Cake (Rafi Gavron) shrug off school to practice skateboarding, which they hope will be their ticket to a better life. In the meantime, they steal cars to finance their dream. But when they get mixed up in a drug deal and cross a ruthless crime queen-pin (Linda Emond), they put their friendship-and lives-on the line. Set to a choice hip-hop soundtrack and featuring an impressive ensemble cast that includes The Wire's Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, and rapper Machine Gun Kelly, The Land crackles with the energy and poetry of the streets.

"A lived-in, breathed-in movie, filled with atmospheric details, unexpected characters, and a striking authenticity." Flavorwire

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm & 7pm
Mon, Wed, Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Tues: 9pm


September 2–8

Klown Forever

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Klown Forever

Mikkel Nørgaard / 2016, Denmark
99min / Digital

Klown Forever follows estranged best friends Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam as they travel to the States seeking fame, fortune and friendship, only to immediately dive head-first into an impressive array of wildly inappropriate misadventures and unforgettably mortifying social situations. When Casper attempts to break into Hollywood, Frank follows him to Los Angeles, seeing an opportunity to salvage their strained relationship. As the guys come face-to-face with a number of LA’s denizens—including Isla Fisher, Adam Levine and “Game of Thrones’” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau—it’s clear that they’re equally ready and willing to take on Hollywood...but is Hollywood prepared for Casper and Frank? A reunion with Klown director Mikkel Nørgaard, Klown Forever sees the series, best described as “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as directed by Lars von Trier, reach ingenious new heights––and stoop to gut-wrenchingly hilarious lows. In Danish & English with English subtitles.

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Sun: 5pm & 7pm


September 9-15

Hooligan Sparrow

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Hooligan Sparrow

Nanfu Wang / 2016, Denmark
84min / Digital

The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment. Sparrow, who gained notoriety with her advocacy work for sex workers’ rights, continues to champion girls’ and women’s rights and arms herself with the power and reach of social media. In Mandarin & English with English subtitles.

"...has the pulse of a mainstream thriller but without the pacifying polish and tidiness." New York Times

Showtimes:
TBA


September 16–22

In Order of Disappearance

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In Order of Disappearance

Hans Petter Moland / 2016, Norway-Sweden
116min / Digital

Introverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) has just been named “Citizen of the Year,” when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder -- a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as "The Count", and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher. In multiple languages with English subtitles.

"CRITICS' PICK! A delicious Norwegian film full of icy landscapes and icier hearts." New York Times

Showtimes:
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September 24

Time Bandits

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Time Bandits

Terry Gilliam / 1981, UK
116min / Digital

Celebrate Art House Theatre Day with this special screening. While supplies last, receive a limited edition 14” x 18” reproduction of the Time Portal Map!

In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

Showtimes:
Sat: TBD


October 7 Will reschedule for a later date!

Begotten

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Begotten

E. Elias Merhige / 1991, USA
78min / 16mm

25th anniversary! Screened from the director's personal 16mm print! Director E. Elias Merhige will attend and participate in a Q&A. A god uses a knife to mutilate himself, and dies. A woman comes along, and recognizing his godhood, uses his corpse to get pregnant, and gives birth to a son. The son and she are captured and disemboweled by a nomadic tribe.

"A sort of metaphysical splatter film... ferociously visual... inexplicable weirdness." J. Hoberman, Premiere

"Fascinating... seductive... monstrous like some perverse child's dream, nostalgic like a flickering flame -- an altogether unforgettable experience." Village Voice

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October 8Will reschedule for a later date!

Shadow of the Vampire

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hadow of the Vampire

E. Elias Merhige / 2000, UK-USA-Luxembourg
92min / 35mm

35mm print! Director E. Elias Merhige will attend and participate in a Q&A. F. W. Murnau (John Malkovich) is struggling to create his silent classic “Nosferatu” on location in Eastern Europe. The director is obsessed with making this the most authentic vampire movie ever. To that end, Murnau has employed a real vampire, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe), explaining to the crew that he is the ultimate of that new breed, the “method actor” — trained by Stanislavsky himself. Schreck will appear only in character and only at night, taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

"A sort of metaphysical splatter film... ferociously visual... inexplicable weirdness." J. Hoberman, Premiere

"Fascinating... seductive... monstrous like some perverse child's dream, nostalgic like a flickering flame -- an altogether unforgettable experience." Village Voice

Showtimes:
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Coming later

Art House Theater Day
Celebrate with us on September 24th! Special screenings!

All Monsters Attack!
Our annual celebration of all things scary returns for its 10th year this October!

New documentaries about the late filmmaker/composer/musician Tony Conrad, and free impov noise band Borbetomagus.

It's A Wonderful Life
46th year! December 9–29 in glorious 35mm film!