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May 25 & 26, 28, 30, 31, June 1 & 2 -- HELDOVER!

High-Rise

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High-Rise

Ben Wheatley / 2015, UK-Ireland-Belgium
118min / Blu-ray

High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Elizabeth Moss); and Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war. Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard. From the director of A Field in England.

“An apocalyptic romp. Rollicking, nastily funny” Mahnola Dargis, NY Times

Showtimes:
Wed 5/25 & Thur 5/26: 645pm & 9pm
Sat 5/28, Mon 5/30 - Thur 6/2: 9pm


May 27 – June 2

The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

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The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

Adam Kahan / 2014, USA
88min / Blu-ray

The story of multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk; who went from blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, to political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman. A seemingly superhuman musical force who played literally until the day he died. Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once, more than one of the most exciting and amazing sax players who ever lived. Beyond the ability to play multiple melodies at the same time, he was a warrior against racial injustice, fought for people with disabilities, and was a tireless campaigner for a wider appreciation of Jazz (what he termed Black Classical Music). Packed with electrifying archival footage of Kirk and his music, intimate interviews, and inspired animated sequences; Kahan’s film is an absorbing look at the man who wouldn’t even let partial paralysis keep him from pursuing what he called “The Religion of Dreams.

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


May 29

Her Sister's Secret

UCLA Festival of Preservation: Her Sister's Secret

Edgar G. Ulmer / 1946, USA
86min / 35mm

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Film Foundation and The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique partnership between The Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA), Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique (SACEM), The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW)

"Her Sister’s Secret is a melodrama of two sisters, one of whom has a child out of wedlock, the other unable to have children but willing to adopt, leading to a conflict that Bertolt Brecht would later rework in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. And this was indeed an exile production. Arnold Pressburger, himself a refugee in Hollywood, bought Austrian writer Gina Kaus’ novel, Die Schwestern Kleh (1932), and produced a French version in Paris as Conflit (1938). Pressburger then tried to remake the property in Hollywood, after producing Fritz Lang’s Hangmen Also Die! (1943). But he couldn’t get it past the Breen Office, which opined: “that it is basically a story of illicit sex and illegitimacy, without sufficient compensating moral values,” meaning the heroine doesn’t die for her sins. He therefore gave the property to a former film distributor from Berlin, and coincidentally, his brother-in-law, Henry Brasch, as a first Hollywood project. Financed at PRC, the producer brought in Edgar G. Ulmer who hired Franz Planer as cameraman, another Austro-Bohemian-Jewish émigré, like Pressburger, Kaus and Ulmer. Planer knew how to move a camera, German style, as the opening Mardi Gras scenes demonstrate, and Ulmer squeezes every penny of production value out of those scenes. The music was supplied by another German émigré, Hans Sommer, so all the principals behind the camera were from pre-Nazi Berlin. Meanwhile, fellow Berlin compatriots, Felix Bressart, Fritz Feld and Rudolf Anders are seen in crucial minor roles." Jan-Christopher Horak

Showtimes:
Sun: 5pm


June 3-9

T-Rex

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T-Rex

Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper
2015, USA-Canada-China-UK
91min / Blu-ray

“T-Rex” is an intimate coming-of-age story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time ever, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold from the U.S. is Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, just 17 years old, and by far the youngest competitor. From the hard knock streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. Claressa does have one stable force in her life. Coach Jason Crutchfield has trained her since she was just a scrawny 11-year-old hanging out at his gym. Jason always wanted a champion, he just never thought it’d be a girl. Her relationships with her coach and her family grow tense as she gets closer to her dream. But Claressa is fierce and determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning a gold medal could be her only chance.

Showtimes:
TBA


Coming later

A new restoration of Lucio Fulci's CAT IN THE BRAIN.

Long-lost film noir PRIVATE PROPERTY, starring Warren Oates.