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March 17-23, 25-27, 29 & 30

Paterson

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Paterson

Jim Jarmusch / 2016, USA-France-Germany
118min / Digital

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

"CRITICS' PICK! A medidative flow of words into poetry. Mr. Jarmusch creates that rarest portrait of the artist: the one who’s happy being hard at work."New York Times

"Splendid and profound. A masterpiece" Deadline

"Adam Driver gives his loveliest, most lyrical performance in this Jim Jarmusch film-one of the year's best-that takes its good, sweet time working its way into your mind and heart. But when it does, you're a goner." Rolling Stone

Showtimes:
Tues 3/21: 9pm
Wed 3/22 & Thur 3/23: 645pm & 9pm
Sat 3/25: 9pm
Sun 3/26: 715pm
Mon 3/27, Wed 3/29 & Thur 3/30: 9pm


March 21

A Tale of Two Cities: Portland & Seattle

A Tale of Two Cities: Portland & Seattle

Presented by EXcinema
Various filmmakers / digital

EXcinema presents it’s latest Exquisite Corpse Cinema event, a collaborative project featuring twenty films by experimental filmmakers from Portland and Seattle. A Tale of Two Cities is a duel city symphony for two Northwest cities undergoing rapid change. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times… Filmmakers: Jon Behrens, Hannah Piper Burns, Clair Buss, Caryn Cline, Jodi Darby, Carl Diehl, Linda Fenstermaker, Ron Mason Gassaway, Elijah Hasan, Ruth Hayes, Stephanie Hough, Salise Hughes, Matt McCormick, Reed O’Beirne, Eric Ostrowski, Julie Perini, Brian Short, Luke Sieczek, Andy Spletzer, Miles Sprietsma, Sean and Christof Whiteman, Robert Zverina.

Showtimes:
Tues: 7pm


Saturdays March 25 -- FINALE!

Saturday Secret Matinees

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Saturday Secret Matinees

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

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. For the series finale: TV rarities, Candid Camera outtakes, a forgotten Smothers brothers sitcom, and more!

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


March 24-30

Suntan

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Suntan

Argyris Papadimitropoulos / 2016, Greece-Germany
104min / Digital

For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives, though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna. Suntan celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.

"Captures the explosive aura of youth… Tringou’s astonishing sexuality burns up the screen." Variety

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


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

Showtimes:
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Week of March 31

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Tom Schiller / 1984, USA
82min / 35mm

CANCELLED. Warner Brothers lost the rights!

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April 2

Suntan

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San Francisco Cable Cars

Strephon Taylor / 2017, San Francisco
93min / Digital

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE! Before our modern transportation systems, cities in the United States were about as large across as the distance a person could walk. As technology advanced after the Civil War, the horse-bus became the preferred method of transportation and cities began becoming larger. After witnessing a horsecar accident that resulted in the destruction of the animals, Andrew Smith Hallidie, a San Francisco resident, put his knowledge of Gold Rush ore mining using steel rope into use with the very first steam driven public transportation system. On Clay Street in 1873, the first cable car was successfully put into action and began our ride through history. Hallidie's inspiration would soon become the transport for the country and the rest of the world. The 1906 earthquake and fire nearly ended its use, as did its consolidation and bribes to city politicians. Finally, it took the leadership of a woman to save the last working lines in the world from a city seemingly resigned to live without its historic transport. Ride along on the ropes with historians and the people who still work with the cars everyday. At over 140 years old, the San Francisco Cable Cars are a moving monument, a snapshot of nearly lost technology, a romance story, and the very heart of The City.

Showtimes:
Sun: 7pm


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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April 8-11

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

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Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Tatsuya Oishi, Akiyuki Shinbo / 2017, Japan
83min / Digital

With help from Meme Oshino, the apparition specialist, Koyomi defeats the three powerful vampire hunters: Dramaturgy, Episode and Guillotinecutter. Koyomi takes back all the limbs of Kiss-Shot-Acerola-Orion-Heart-Underblade in order to become a human again. But, when he returns to Kiss-Shot, she reveals to him the cold truth of what it means to be a vampire - a creature of the night. Unable to take back what he has done, Koyomi feels nothing but regret and can only deny his dreadful fate. While Koyomi is struggling to face reality, his friend Tsubasa Hanekawa comes to him with a certain plan.

Showtimes:
Sat 4/8: 1pm & 3pm
Sun 4/9: 3pm & 5pm
Mon 4/10 & Tues 4/11: 7pm
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April 14-20

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

David Fairhead / 2016, USA-UK
101min / Digital

At the heart of the remarkable Apollo space program was the team who worked in MISSION CONTROL. They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some stemmed from a rural lifestyle unchanged since the 19th century, while others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America laden with mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from students straight out of college, to soldiers toughened by military service. Yet, from such ordinary beginnings, an extraordinary team was born. They set out on what JFK called “the most hazardous, dangerous, and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked.” Guided by the team’s testimony and the supporting voices of Apollo astronauts and modern NASA flight directors, “MISSION CONTROL” explores everything from the faltering start of the program to the Mercury and Gemini missions, and the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire to the glories of the Moon landings. Their decade of achievement is one that will always soar through history.

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April 21-27

Who's Crazy

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Who's Crazy

Thomas White / 1966, USA
73min / Digital

Accompanied by a frenetic original soundtrack by the great Ornette Coleman, insane asylum inmates escape their confinement and hole up in a deserted Belgian farmhouse, where they cook large quantities of eggs and condemn one of their own in an impromptu court. The actors don’t have much need for words when they can dance around, light things on fire, and drip hot wax on each other instead. Ornette Coleman and the other members of his trio – David Izenzon and Charles Moffett – recorded their score for WHO’S CRAZY? in one go while the film was projected for them, and the result feels like a bizarre silent film with the greatest possible accompaniment. The soundtrack also features a young Marianne Faithfull singing what are probably her most experimental riffs – written for her especially by Ornette – as she asks, “Is God man? Is man God?” in an original track titled “Sadness.

”WHO’S CRAZY? was long thought to be lost by jazz-on-film scholars and the Library of Congress. In early 2015, the only surviving copy of the film, a 35mm print struck for the film’s debut at Cannes in 1966, was salvaged from director Thomas White’s garage after sitting on a shelf there for decades. Ornette’s soundtrack exists as a hard-to-find LP, but audiences have never before had the opportunity to see what Ornette saw when he composed it. The cast consists of actors from New York’s experimental theater troupe, the Living Theatre, who also performed in Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION; and speaking of connections, Clarke would later direct the fantastic ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA (1984). The 35mm print of WHO’S CRAZY? was repaired by John Klacsmann, archivist at Anthology Film Archives.

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