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April 21, 22, 23 & 25

Borg vs. McEnroe

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Borg vs. McEnroe

Janus Metz / 2018, Sweden-Denmark-Finland
107min / digital

Featuring a tour-de-force performance from Shia LaBeouf as tennis great John McEnroe, the kinetic sports thriller BORG VS. MCENROE is based on the dramatic true events behind one of the sport’s most famous rivalries. At the historic 1980 Wimbledon Championships, rising American star McEnroe sets his sights on dethroning reigning champion Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason, “Wallander”), sparking an unprecedented media frenzy in the tennis world. At the center of the hype, two legendary tennis icons’ with polar opposite personas and approaches to the game. McEnroe is infamous for his brash, ferocious energy on the court and his equally spectacular, expletive-fueled tantrums, whereas Borg’s coolly composed, elegant style of play complements his unflappable public demeanor. However, both men are hiding deep anxieties, locked in battle with their inner demons. On the court, each athlete brings his immense talents –– and handicaps –– to bear in one of the most suspenseful events in sports history. Stylishly directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo), and also starring Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Tuva Novotny (Annihilation), the international award-winner BORG VS. MCENROE is a riveting examination of this historic clash of fire and ice and the dedication required to win it all. In Swedish, French, German, Spanish and English with English subtitles.

"A five-set thriller of a film." The Guardian

Showtimes:
Sat 4/21: 215pm & 430pm
Sun 4/22: 330pm
Mon 4/23, Wed 4/25: 645pm


April 20-25

Marrowbone

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Marrowbone

Sergio G. Sánchez / 2017, Spain
110min / digital

Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible. With George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy and Mia Goth.

Showtimes:
Fri: 645pm
Sat: 645pm
Sun: 545pm
Mon & Wed: 9pm


April 20 & 22

Ichi The Killer

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Ichi The Killer

Takashi Miike / 2003, Japan
129min / digital

Takashi Miike’s ICHI THE KILLER has endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades, and now it returns in a stunning all-new 4k restoration approved by Miike himself. This visceral, bloody, and often hilarious film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori). In Japanese with English subtitles.

Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm
Sun: 8pm
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April 21

The Black Gloves & Silken Sleeves

The Black Gloves & Silken Sleeves

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
Maria Beatty / 1996 & 2006, USA
80min / digital

Imagine a kinky Louise Brooks, a sadistic Marlene Dietrich... Reminiscent of the silent film era, a brooding aura of total sexual abandon is present in every breathtaking black and white shot of Beatty’s breakout fetish film, The Black Gloves. The willing submissive (Maria Beatty), whose haunting wide eyes and full parted lips recall the classic silent screen goddesses Pola Negri and Louise Brooks, gives into the escalation of pleasure and pain as viewers witness up-close the charisma of erotic noir.

In the Silken Sleeves, Beatty leads the viewer through four seasons of dominance and submission with a gorgeous, lingering eye. Midori, by turns playful and cruel, captures, overpowers, and binds the butterfly, Mayan, whose struggles avail her nothing in the presence of Midori’s rope-welding expertise. Immobilized, Mayan inevitably succumbs to her own desires - only to be set free once she has been fully satisfied. Bondage lovers who are already fans of Midori’s ingenious talents will be captivated and thrilled, and those who’ve wondered why others find bondage so appealing will learn the answer in these lush and exotic scenes. (Warning: non-consensual bondage). ** No one under 18 admitted **

Showtimes:
Sat: 9pm


April 24

Emulsion Manipulations II

Emulsion Manipulations II

Presented by EXcinema
Various / 60min / digital

Guest curator Jon Behrens brings a collection of films by friends including: Caryn Cline, Ryan K. Adams, Steve Demas, Ruth Hayes, Linda Fenstermaker, Merie Menken, Jim Davis, and others.

Showtimes:
Tues: 7pm


April 26

House of Tomorrow

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New York Film Critics Series: House of Tomorrow

Peter Livolsi / 2017, USA
85min / digital

The House of Tomorrow is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Peter Livolsi and starring Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff. The film is based on Peter Bognanni's 2010 novel of the same name. It is Livolsi's directorial debut. Co-stars Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman served as executive producers of the film. 16 year old Sebastian (Asa Butterfield) has spent most of his life with his Nana (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn) in their geodesic dome home tourist attraction where she raises him on the futurist teachings of her former mentor Buckminster Fuller in hopes that one day Sebastian will carry Fullers torch and make the world a better place. But when a stroke sidelines Nana, Sebastian begins sneaking around with Jared (Alex Wolff), a chain-smoking, punk-obsessed 16 year old with a heart transplant who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single father Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow). Sebastian and Jared form a band and with his Nanas dreams, his first real friendship, and a church talent show at stake, Sebastian must decide if he wants to become the next Buckminster Fuller, the next Sid Vicious, or something else entirely.

NYFCS Featured Guests: Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Peter Livolsi, Ellen Burstyn. Hosted By Alison Bailes (Sirius, WOR)

Showtimes:
Thur: 730pm
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Opens April 27

Ismael's Ghosts

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Ismael's Ghosts

Arnaud Desplechin / 2017, France
135min / digital

Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And twenty-one years later, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael's trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film's protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel). The character is a nod to the ghost of another of Desplechin's creations, the brother of Paul Dédalus, three-time hero of "My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument," "A Christmas Tale" and "My Golden Days." A film within a film - and then some, Desplechin layers narrative upon narrative. With ISMAEL'S GHOSTS, Desplechin returns once more to the past, creating film after film as his way of stepping back in time, and proving yet again that his brand of genius lies in his ability to find light in the darkest of places. In French with English subtitles.

“CRITICS' PICK! An unforgettable experience.” New York Times

"Pure 'Amour Fou' bliss" Rolling Stone

"An exhilarating, overflowing mindf*ck of a movie." The Film Stage

Showtimes:
TBA


April 28 & 29

Cinema Minneapolis

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Cinema Minneapolis

Various / 2000-2017, Minneapolis
90min each / digital

A collection of humorous and critically-acclaimed films about underground metalheads, private investigators, non-Scandinavian families, and the cyclical nature of the world, from the cultural mecca of midwestern America.

SAT., APRIL 28:
2pm screening: DRIVER 23 (Rolf Belgum, 2000) Whitney Biennial, Sundance Channel, Winner of 9 National/International Film Awards. Legendary film about an unknown heavy metal guitarist who struggles with all sorts of musical, physical and mental problems in his quest to finish his magnum opus album, and duct tape his way to rock and roll stardom. (with "Portal")

4pm screening: LAKE STREET DETECTIVE (Erik Hammen, 2017) Paul Dickinson ("Wonderful" in Tired Moonlight (2015) - New York Times) stars in a low tech comedy about a poet-detective searching a midwest metropolis for a mysterious thief -- from high society, to the underground, and beyond. (with "Ice rink at night")

SUN., APRIL 29
7pm screening: MARVIN, SETH and STANLEY (Stephen Gurewitz, 2012) A droll, bittersweet Minnesota-Jewish story about family dysfunction, with Alex Karpovsky (Girls) "extraordinarily touching and quietly hilarious" - The New Yorker (with "Throwdown")

9pm screening: IN THE WAKE OF A SECOND COOK (Rolf Belgum 2016) “A remarkable hybrid of art and life almost requires an entirely new definition of filmmaking.” - Vancouver International Film Festival (with "The works and days of hands")

Features will be accompanied by short films by award-winning experimental filmmaker Kevin Obsatz (Anthology Film Archives, Cannes Film Festival)

Showtimes:
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May 4-6

The Devil and Father Amorth

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The Devil and Father Amorth

William Friedkin / 2017, USA
70min / digital

In his latest, William Friedkin returns not only to his documentary roots but to the subject of one of his most towering works, 1973’s The Exorcist. Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his harrowing house calls. A sprightly, at times gonzo-style, investigation into the long history of demonic lore, and a one-of-a-kind insight into the persistence of medieval belief in the supposedly modern world.

Showtimes:
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May 25-31

The Sacrifice

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The Sacrifice

Andrei Tarkovsky / 1986, Sweden
145min / digital

NEW 4K RESTORATION! Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky's final masterpiece, The Sacrifice is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, "You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before." As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson, Cries and Whispers), news of the outbreak of World War III reaches their remote Baltic island — and the happy mood turns to horror. The family descends into a state of psychological devastation, brilliantly evoked by Tarkovsky's arresting palette of luminous greys washing over the bleak landscape around their home. (The film's masterful cinematography is by Sven Nykvist, Ingmar Bergman's longtime collaborator). For Alexander, a philosopher troubled about man's lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them. The director's last film, made as he was dying of cancer, The Sacrifice is Tarkovsky's personal statement, a profoundly moving, redemptive tragedy steeped in unforgettable imagery and heart-wrenching emotion.

Showtimes:
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May 25-31

Stalker

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Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky / 1979, Russia
161min / digital

One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.

Showtimes:
TBA


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