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June 14-20

Leto

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Leto

Kirill Serebrennikov / 2018, Russia-France
126min / digital

Leningrad, on Summer in the early Eighties. The underground rock scene is boiling. Amongst the followers of Led Zeppelin and Bowie, young Viktor Tsoi is eager to make a name for himself. The encounter with his idol Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha will change his life forever. Together they will build Viktor's legend and make him immortal.

"CRITIC'S PICK! Weaving a glancing love triangle into a poignant observation on the waxing and waning of creativity, Serebrennikov revels in radiant black-and-white scenes of urban grit." Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times

Named one of the 10 Best Movies of 2018 by Cahiers du Cinema.

Showtimes:
Fri: 630pm
Sat: 4pm & 630pm
Sun: 4pm, 630pm & 9pm
Mon-Thur: 630pm & 9pm
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June 14 & 15

Deep Murder

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Deep Murder

Nick Corirossi / 2019, USA
82min / digital

Deep Murder is a genre-bending horror comedy that takes place inside the world of a softcore porn. It begins like any other, with a group of horny archetypes holed up in a poorly decorated house. But when they begin to be brutally murdered one by one, the survivors are forced to evolve from clichés into real people to catch the killer in their midst and survive the night. Starring Jerry O'Connell, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Katie Aselton, Christopher McDonald and Chris Redd.

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Fri & Sat: 9pm


June 21-27

Knife+Heart

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Knife+Heart

Yann Gonzalez / 2019, USA
103min / 35mm

35MM PRINT! Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (French pop star Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down. Shot on 35mm and featuring a killer retro score from M83, Yann Gonzalez’s KNIFE+HEART is an ultra-stylish and blood-soaked ode to ’70s-era De Palma, Argento, and Friedkin.

“This movie packs in plenty of cinema acrobatics and spectacle without ever feeling out of control, even as it morphs into a far-fetched whodunit….An apt, and not at all unserious, example of queer cinema at its most playful.” New York Times

“...Equal parts kinky and kitsch, rendered with the kind of meticulous attention to lighting, composition, and sound...that all but guarantees a cult following.” Variety

“This magical, erotic, disco-tinged horror-thriller is like cinematic candy...set to an electro-pop soundtrack by M83.” Los Angeles Times

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June 21-27

You And The Night

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You And The Night

Yann Gonzalez / 2013, USA
93min / digital

YOU AND THE NIGHT features The Stud, The Teen, The Slut, and The Star as guests at a pansexual orgy thrown by the mysterious and sexy ménage-a-trois of Mathias, Ali, & Udo. Heir to the playful sex romps of early Francois Ozon, the dreamy color palette of Dario Argento, and Kenneth Anger’s erotic occultism, YOU AND THE NIGHT is an erotic and wild take on THE BREAKFAST CLUB with each character baring their inner souls to the group to find acceptance and love. An original score by M83 sets the dreamy and transcendent tone for the eternal night. Also featuring a kinky cameo by the legendary Béatrice Dalle (BETTY BLUE).

“Restores your faith in auteur filmmaking” Film Comment

[A] chamber piece of sex, surreality and the absurd, like something by Luis Buñuel or Luigi Pirandello, or a sexed-up version of TS Eliot's The Cocktail Party." The Guardian

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June 22

Equation to an Unknown

Equation to an Unknown

Dietrich de Velsa / 1980, France
99min / digital

Presented by the SEATTLE EROTICA CINEMA SOCIETY, who is powered by Shunpike.

New HD Restoration! A handsome young stud rides his motorcycle through myriad sexual fantasies, from a soccer game's locker room to a dreamy and unsettling orgy where the porn reaches its melancholic peak. This undiscovered erotic film is a labyrinth of all-male fantasies whose outstanding beauties always end up fading away while leaving their sensual protagonist dealing with his own loneliness. Directed with absolute grace by the mysterious Dietrich de Velsa (aka Francis Savel / Frantz Salieri): this former painter was also the owner and artistic director of one of the first transvestites' cabaret of Paris, La Grande Eugène. Years later, he collaborated with Joseph Losey on Mr. Klein and Don Giovanni. EQUATION TO AN UNKNOWN is his only film and stands without a doubt as a masterpiece. It’s also director Yann Gonzalez’s (Knife+Heart, You And The Night) favorite gay porn film! *No one under 18 admitted.

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Sat: 9pm


June 24 & 26

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

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Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Masayuki Kojima / 2019, USA
110min / digital

Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?

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Mon: 630pm subtitled
Wed: 630pm dubbed
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June 28–July 3

Pasolini

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Pasolini

Abel Ferrara / 2014, France-Belgium-Italy
84min / digital

The Roman life and the imaginary worlds of Pier Paolo Pasolini intermingle in Abel Ferrara’s retelling of the final days in the life of the fifty-year-old filmmaker and writer, in a lovely, haunting film that draws on his last interview and envisages scenes from an unmade final film and his incomplete novel, Petrolio. Willem Dafoe, regally exhausted, is the spitting image of the murdered director, and Pasolini’s beloved muse Ninetto Davoli returns to “finish” his friend’s work, but Ferrara wisely never attempts to merely ape Pasolini’s style, instead offering one iconoclastic artist’s tribute to another, a biopic that busts the boundaries of the form and a passion project decades in the imagining that gives Pasolini’s final moments on the beach at Ostia the terrible sanctity of the Passion. – Metrograph

"Critic's pick! The splendor of 'Pasolini' lies in its essentially collaborative nature... [Ferrara's] reverence for his subject as a fellow artist and kindred rebel spirit is evident in every frame."The New York Times

“Richly evocative. Anything but a conventional biopic. For Ferrara, the art… is the forensic evidence of an artist’s visionary inner life.” The A.V. Club

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July 5–11

Three Colors: Red

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Three Colors: Red

Krzysztof Kieślowski / 1994, France
99min / 35mm

35MM PRINT! Krzysztof Kieślowski closed his Three Colors trilogy in grand fashion, with an incandescent meditation on fate and chance. Irène Jacob stars as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life dramatically intersects with that of a bitter retired judge (Jean‑Louis Trintignant). Meanwhile, just down the street, a seemingly unrelated story of jealousy and betrayal unfolds. Red is an intimate look at forged connections and a splendid final statement from a remarkable filmmaker at the height of his powers.

"Kieślowski functions as a sardonic god who plucks his characters from harm at the last moment, having already bestowed saving grace on them. There's something desperate and beautiful about the crossed paths and accidental meetings." Robert Horton, Film Comment

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Fri, Mon, Wed: 7pm
Sat & Sun: 815pm
Tues & Thur: 9pm
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July 5–11

Queen of Diamonds

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Queen of Diamonds

Nina Menkes / 1991, USA
77min / digital

New 4K restoration! Critically acclaimed for her radical feminist body of work, Nina Menkes’ Queen of Diamonds (Sundance ’91) is the second title in a quartet of films (alongside The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983), Magdalena Viraga (1986), and The Bloody Child (1996)), that Menkes produced, wrote, directed, and shot, all of which star her sister, Tinka Menkes. Queen of Diamonds follows the alienated life of Firdaus (Tinka Menkes), a Blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas landscape juxtaposed between glittering casino lights and the deteriorating desert oasis. Negotiating a missing husband and neighboring domestic violence, Firdaus’ world unfolds as a fragmented but hypnotic interplay between repetition and oppressed anger. Shot with a beautiful compositional rigor echoing Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, Queen of Diamonds is a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Heralded as one of the most challenging and subversive filmmakers working today, the re-release of Queen of Diamonds marks the start of a new critical recognition for Nina Menkes’ groundbreaking body of feminist work. New restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by The George Lucas Foundation. Co-presented with Eos World Fund.

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July 6-11

Funan

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Funan

Denis Do / 2019, France-Luxembourg-Belgium
84min / digital

Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything. Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, Funan is a searing and remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his own family history as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times. Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers).

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July 12-18

The Shawshank Redemption

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The Shawshank Redemption

Frank Darabont / 1994, USA
142min / 35mm

35MM PRINT! 25TH ANNIVERSARY! In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He's sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis "Red" Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars.

Nominated for 7 Oscars!

"Without a single riot scene or horrific effect, it tells a slow, gentle story of camaraderie and growth, with an ending that abruptly finds poetic justice in what has come before." Janet Maslin, NY Times

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Mon: 9pm
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July 12-18

Summer Night

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Summer Night

Joseph Cross / 2019, USA
94min / digital

It’s the last days of summer. Best friends Seth and Jameson are getting ready to perform—and party—at local rock venue The Alamo. But before the night begins, both young men come face- to-face with serious reality checks: Seth receives life-changing news from his girlfriend Mel, and Jameson has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Corin and a new girl he’s just met, the outspoken Harmony. At the show, Seth and Jameson’s friends are too caught up in their own lives to be much help: young rocker Taylor romances his new crush Dana, and awkward Jack “Rabbit” avoids his childhood friend Lexi after learning what she did at her sister’s wedding. These intertwining friend-dramas, fueled by a lot of drinking, unfold against a backdrop of live music performed by the best bands in town. By the end of the night, these young men and women are confronted with a series of fast- approaching life decisions that will either leave them stuck in the comfort of adolescence, or catapult them into adulthood.

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July 19-25

Pulp Fiction

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Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino / 1994, USA
154min / 35mm

35MM PRINT! 25TH ANNIVERSARY! 25th Anniversary! Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, Pulp Fiction was widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. Director and co-screenwriter Quentin Tarantino synthesized such seemingly disparate traditions as the syncopated language of David Mamet; the serious violence of American gangster movies, crime movies, and films noirs mixed up with the wacky violence of cartoons, video games, and Japanese animation; and the fragmented story-telling structures of such experimental classics as Citizen Kane, Rashomon, and La Jetée.

Winner Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Palme d'Or at Cannes!

"A nightmare of depravity." Bob Dole

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Fri, Mon, Wed: 630pm
Sat, Sun, Tues, Thur: 9pm
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July 19-25

In The Aisles

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In The Aisles

Thomas Stuber / 2019, Germany
125min / digital

When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches him the lay of the land and the delicacy it takes to operate a forklift. Christian becomes enamored by his charming but mysterious co-worker “Sweets Marion” (Sandra Huller, TONI ERDMANN), with whom he begins to share flirtatious break room coffees and conversations. But Marion has secrets of her own and when she suddenly goes on sick leave, Christian is tempted to fall into habits of his dark past. An affecting and bittersweet glimpse into the shared connections of a motley group of workers, IN THE AISLES quietly celebrates the beauty in the day-to-day and the collective pride we take in our jobs with dark humor and nuance.

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July 26-August 1

True Lies

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True Lies

James Cameron / 1994, USA
141min / 35mm

35MM PRINT! 25TH ANNIVERSARY! Borrowing liberally from the French film La Totale, this is an action picture, domestic comedy, and political thriller rolled into a crowd-pleasing ball of entertainment. Producer James Cameron wrote and directed the film. Henry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a workaholic computer salesman neglecting his mousy wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis), a legal secretary. Simon (Bill Paxton) seduces Helen with the lie that he is a secret agent; he's really a used car salesman. Harry suspects that Helen is cheating on him, and he sends a few colleagues to kidnap them. Helen then discovers that Harry is a secret agent by night, working for a shadowy group called the Omega Sector. Harry and his partner Gib (Tom Arnold) are trying to find four nuclear warheads that have disappeared from a former Soviet republic.

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon, Wed: 630pm
Sat, Sun, Tues, Thur: 9pm
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