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August 15 – 21, 22 & 23

The Dog

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The Dog

Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren / 2013, USA
Color / 100min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. The story was the basis for the film 'Dog Day Afternoon.' THE DOG captures John, for the first time, telling his story in his own unique, offensive, hilarious and heartbreaking way. Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.

"CRITICS' PICK! An absorbing, rollicking documentary..." The New York Times

"CRITICS' PICK! Fascinating" The Village Voice

"A humbly extraordinary film." Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com

"How often Hollywood embellishes. How rare, then, to find a documentary...in which we discover that, if anything, Sidney Lumet's 'Dog Day Afternoon' left out much of the incredible story behind its 1972 hostage crisis." Variety

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Fri 8/22 & Sat 8/23: 9pm


August 22 – 28

Level Five

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Level Five

Chris Marker / 1997, France
Color / 106min / Blu-ray

New restoration!

"Marker’s shock-to-the-senses mind-melter concerns a woman (Belkhodja) haunted by the loss of her lover while working on programming a video game about World War II’s Battle of Okinawa. Melding retro-futuristic sci-fi imagery, references to American film noir, and reflections on traumas in Japanese history into a visually and philosophically provocative puzzle, Level Five is a hallucinatory visual essay on memory, tragedy, and early digital culture." BAMcinématek. In French & Japanese with English subtitles.

“A fascinating glimpse of a historical event that’s still little known in the West.” Variety

"The most extraordinarily contemporary thing about Marker's intricate matrix (in a William Gibson rather than a Wachowskis sense of the concept) is how beautifully it lines up with and enlarges the contexts of recent films." Film Comment

"...confirms Marker as cinema's most empathetic essayist." The Stranger

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


August 28

Scream For Help

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Scream For Help

Michael Winner / 1984, UK
Color / 89min / VHS!

Christie thinks her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but nobody will listen! Imagine the sleaziest Nancy Drew mystery imaginable, then multiply that by 10. That'll give you some idea of what's in store for you in SCREAM FOR HELP, from Michael Winner, director of the notorious DEATH WISH 3. Straight from the vaults at Scarecrow Video and only on VHS, we’re screening this 80s exploitation classic for FREE on Thursday, August 28 at 7pm to rally support for Scarecrow’s Kickstarter! If you haven’t contributed yet, what are you waiting for?

Showtimes:
Thur: 7pm


August 29 – September 5

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

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Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

Hayato Date / 2013, Japan
Color / 110min / Blu-ray

Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi's plan. Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by their families for completing a dangerous mission. Reminded of how alone he is, Naruto begins to wonder what it's like to have parents, when a strange masked figure appears before him the same masked shinobi responsible for the death of his parents! Dubbed in English.

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$12 general admission only. No discounts.

Showtimes:
Fri-Thur: 630pm


August 29 – September 5

Moebius

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Moebius

Kim Ki-duk / 2013, South Korea
Color / 89min / Blu-ray

"South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring, 3-Iron) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psychological thriller, grotesque comedy, and perverse ode to the pleasures of sadomasochism. Not a silent film but a wordless one, Moebius bears the clear mark of Kim's singular genius. It's a modern Greek tragedy bordering on psychological thriller, a pitchblack comedy, a crazy-weird depiction of pain-induced pleasure — in all cases, a sheer work of art, lucid and coherent in its shocking madness. This is pure cinema — at its most brilliantly transgressive." Toronto Int'l Film Festival

“...a gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.” Variety

"Repulsively funny!" The Telegraph (UK)

"...this insane picture takes its ludicrous premise to the limit and beyond." The Dissolve

"It's one from the heart, and a twisted tale it is." New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 845pm
Sat & Sun: 430pm & 845pm


September 5 – 11

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani / 2013, Belgium-France-Luxembourg
Color / 102min / Blu-ray, 5.1 surround

From directing duo Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani (AMER), comes this homage to the masters of classic Italian Giallo horror. Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan’s search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole. THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS is a bloody and taut visual euphoria. In French and Dutch with English subtitles.

Showtimes:
TBA


September 6

Rock Out With Your VCR Out: A music video freakout

Scarecrow Video presents
Rock Out With Your VCR Out:
A music video freakout

Various / 80min / VHS

"I want my VHS!"

Scarecrow Video plays "VJ" for the night and kicks out the jams from their collection of vintage videotapes! Featuring no-hit wonders, big hair, break dancing instructions, Ted Nugent and much more! Be prepared to rock out with your VCR out!

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Showtimes:
Sat: 9pm


September 11

Paper Circus: Animations by Luca Dipierro

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Paper Circus: Animations by Luca Dipierro

Luca Dipierro / 2010-2013, USA-Italy-Brazil / 45min / Blu-ray

A night of cut-out animations with live soundtrack showcasing the work of Luca Dipierro, Italian illustrator and animator living in Portland, OR, and Father Murphy, one of the leading bands of what Simon Reynolds has termed "new Italian occult psychedelia." The music is neither improvisation nor a collection of songs, but rather a soundtrack echoing and transfiguring the flow of the film, shot by shot, with a technique reminiscent of cut-up and sound collage. Dipierro’s short films, called “a perfect mix between creepy and charming” by The Huffington Post, are carnivalesque tales of acrobacy and death that draw from the traditions of Italian commedia dell’arte and Sicilian teatro dei pupi (marionette theater). Sorrowful and comical at once, Dipierro’s animations tell stories of aged infants, screaming rocking horses, puppet funerals, monkeys, prestidigitators, ghosts, and a woman birthing a fish. Father Murphy’s music—described by Carla Bozulich as “a window into many minds all at once”—will haunt you, move you, paint you black.

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Showtimes:
Thur: 730pm


September 19 – 25

I Dream of Wires

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I Dream of Wires

Robert Fantinatto / 2013, Canada-UK-USA-Germany
Color / 102min / Blu-ray

A documentary about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer; exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Featuring interviews with musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan, and Make Noise.

Showtimes:
TBA


Coming later in 2014

Our 5th Annual Fundraiser
Join us for a 35mm screening of one of the greatest comedies of all time. Save the date: September 20th. BUY TICKETS

20,000 Days on Earth
A weeklong engagement of this new documentary about the musician Nick Cave.

Pacific Aggression
Local director Shaun Scott's (Waste of Time, 100% Off) new film.

All Monsters Attack
Our annual horror, sci-fi, cult series returns for its 8th year this October! So far there are 35mm screenings of I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE and CAT PEOPLE ('42), plus an Italian Horror Triple Feature Pizza Party.

PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets
A new documentary about Britpop band PULP. Opens Nov 19. BUY TICKETS

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