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May 24, HELDOVER May 26 & 27

Guardians

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The Guardians

Xavier Beauvois / 2018, France
135min / digital

An affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience unfolds against the backdrop of World War I. The women of the Paridier farm, under the deft hand of Hortense, the family's matriarch (Nathalie Baye,) must grapple with the workload while the men, including two sons, are off at the front. Hortense reluctantly brings on an outsider, the hard-scrabble teenage orphan, Francine (Iris Bry), to help her daughter Solange (Laura Smet). New tools allow the women to triumph over the land, newfound independence is acquired, yet emotions are stirred especially when the men return from the front on short leaves. Acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (Of Gods and Men) revels in the mysteries and beauties of the French countryside, here unravaged by war, with painterly images bathed in natural light, yet keeps his focus on the intricate drama that plays out against the upheaval of the Great War.

“With narrative restraint and a lapidary visual style, Mr. Beauvois opens up this isolated world with stirring emotional force.” The New York Times

“A serious-minded and...rather powerful portrait of women getting by in a world where all the men are either gone or gone mad.” The Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
Thur 5/24: 630pm
Sat 5/26 & Sun 5/27: 445pm


May 24

Take It Out in Trade

Take It Out in Trade

Presented by AGFA,
Something Weird Video & SECS

Ed Wood / 1970, USA
80min / digital

New 2K restoration! Introduction by Joe Ziemba and Sebastian del Castillo of the American Genre Film Archive! Edward D. Wood, Jr. was the filmmaker behind PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and the author of hundreds of novels, including KILLER IN DRAG. He was a pall-bearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during World War II while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood. And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal sexploitation detective comedy that would feel right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships, and a miraculous role by Ed Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time. CONTENT WARNING: This movie contains full frontal nudity and simulated depictions of consensual sex. *No one under 18 admitted*

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Thurs: 9pm
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May 25-27, 29 & 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.

“His images have a transcendental glow and a hieratic poise; alternating between contemplative distance and moral confrontation, they assert, in the most radical sense, the high cost of living—the unbearable price of earthly delights.” " The New Yorker

"A stunningly beautiful film..." New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri, Sun, Tues & Thur: 730pm
Sat: 2pm


May 26-28, 30

Stalker

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Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky / 1979, Russia
161min / digital

New 2K restoration! 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.

"There are no flying saucers in the great Russian director's haunting tale of a journey into the depths of a postapocalyptic landscape, but it offers visual splendor, as well as mysteries, portents and miracles." Wall Street Journal

Showtimes:
Sat, Mon & Wed: 730pm
Sun: 130pm


June 1-7

How To Talk To Girls at Parties

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How To Talk To Girls at Parties

John Cameron Mitchell / 2018, USA-UK
102min / digital

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Itch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.

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


June 8-14

Sollers Point

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Sollers Point

Matthew Porterfield / 2018, USA
101min / digital

SOLLERS POINT tells the story of Keith (Lombardi), a twenty-four-year-old newly released from prison and living with his father (Belushi) under house arrest in Baltimore. Keith is struggling to reestablish himself, and break free of the bonds forged behind bars, within a community scarred by unemployment, neglect, and deeply entrenched segregation. His intentions are in the right place and he possesses an aggressive desire to get back on his feet, but as he taps into all his familiar resources, he finds that he may be reverting to his old ways.

"Porterfield’s achievement in this characteristically moody, downbeat essay is to hang back from expected narrative payoffs, while offering the appeal of a character study rooted in a specific American working-class milieu.” Screen Daily

“A kind of urban pastoral, the well-cast, handsomely shot movie unfolds as a series of encounters, each one an attempt by the central character to find his footing in his hardscrabble working-class community, on the edges of the city near the waterfront. ...Another potent example of regional filmmaking from the Baltimore auteur." Hollywood Reporter

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June 9-11

Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

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Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern

Kazuhiro Furuhashi / 2017, Japan
97min / digital

During the Taisho era of 1918, 17-year-old Benio Hanamura thrives on bucking tradition. As a boisterous and quarrelsome tomboy, Miss Hanamura leads a life of kendo and tree-climbing adventure with her best friends Tamaki and Ranmaru. Benio determines to find love on her own, though her family has other plans. She meets the handsome second lieutenant Shinobu, who immediately ruffles Benio's feathers. Benio then discovers, to her dismay, that Shinobu plans to marry her as an arrangement between their families. Benio tries to sabotage these plans by failing at her domestic duties, but gradually finds herself falling in love with Shinobu and his family. Alas, with their country on the brink of war, Shinobu enlists to fight the Russian army. Striving to be bolder than her culture allows, young Benio does more than simply wait at home with her feelings; she must continue on her journey to modern womanhood, with no guarantee that her fiancé will return. In Japanese w/English subtitles.

Showtimes:
Sat & Sun: 3pm
Mon: 7pm
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June 15-21

Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

Haifaa Al-Mansour / 2018, Ireland-Luxembourg-UK
121min / digital

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

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June 15, 16 & 19

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

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Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Melvin Van Peebles / 1971, USA
97min / digital

Seattle premiere of new 4K restoration! Included in MoMA's permanent collection, Sweet Sweetback is one of the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker -- and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films. Director/writer/producer/editor/composer Melvin Van Peebles stars as an orphan raised in a brothel and groomed to be a sex show performer. Set up by his boss and two corrupt cops for a murder he didn't commit, Sweetback is thrust into an increasingly hallucinogenic world of violence and bigotry where no one can be trusted, and the possibility of death lurks in every corner. Featuring a rousing score from a nascent Earth, Wind, & Fire, as well as surrealist visuals from stalwart genre cinematographer Robert Maxwell (THE CANDY SNATCHERS), Van Peebles creates an unforgettable study of perseverance in the face of racism. Film courtesy of Xenon Pictures, Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.

“Van Peebles' celluloid classic shook up the world of cinema much as a brash young pugilist originally known as Cassius Clay had done in the boxing ring some years earlier. The film merged European modernism and the avant-garde with the urgent demands of black power, creating a cinematic document echoing sentiments articulated in the urban streets of 1970s America.” -- Todd Boyd, The Root

"There are important movies, but there are only a few that one can say actually changed the game." Indiewire

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Fri & Sat: 9pm
Tues: 7pm


June 21

Bijou

Bijou

Presented by the Seattle Erotic Cinema Society
Wakefield Poole / 1972, USA
70min / digital

Celebrate PRIDE Weekend with SECS! Acclaimed director Wakefield Poole (Boys in the Sand) set a new standard for explicit gay cinema with his second feature BIJOU in 1972. Surreal and trippy, the film follows a construction worker (Bill Harrison) who witnesses a car accident and pockets the female victim’s purse in which he discovers her invitation to a club named Bijou. There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fantasies becomes reality. A fever dream blending the erotic and the divine in equal parts, BIJOU is a psychosexual puzzle that rewards multiple viewings. *No one under 18 admitted*

Showtimes:
Thurs: 9pm


June 22-28

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

Christian Papierniak / 2018, USA
86min / digital

Riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess Izzy (Mackenzie Davis) wakes up hungover AF to find out that her ex-boyfriend is celebrating his engagement to her ex-best friend at a bougie party tonight across town. Enraged and desperate, Izzy embarks on a frenetic quest across Los Angeles to break up the party in order to fulfill what she believes to be her destiny … before it’s too late.

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June 29 & 30, July 1-3 & 5

Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town

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Cold Water

Olivier Assayas / 1994, France
92min / digital

New restoration! An acclaimed early work by Olivier Assayas that has long remained unavailable, the deeply felt coming-of-age drama Cold Water at long last makes its way to U.S. theaters. Drawing from his own youthful experiences, Assayas revisits the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s, telling the story of teenage lovers Gilles (Cyprien Fouquet) and Christine (Virginie Ledoyen), whose open rebellion against family and society threatens to tear them apart, as Christine is sent to an institution by her parents and Gilles faces an uncertain future after running into trouble at school. With a rock soundtrack that vividly evokes the period, and provides the backdrop for one of the most memorable party sequences ever committed to film, Cold Water is a heartbreaking immersion into the emotional tumult of adolescence. In French with English subtitles.

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June 30, July 1-3 & 5

The Misandrists

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The Misandrists

Bruce LaBruce / 2018, Germany
91min / digital

When an injured male leftist on the run discovers the remote stronghold of the Female Liberation Army -- a radical feminist terrorist group whose mission is to usher in a female world order -- one of the members takes pity on him and hides him in the basement. However, the man in the basement is just one of many secrets threatening to disrupt the FLA’s mission from within. Balancing sharp social commentary and salacious popcorn entertainment, iconic filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has created an experience that’s a blast to watch and just as much fun to dissect afterwards.

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July 6-12

Gabriel & The Mountain

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Gabriel & The Mountain

Fellipe Barbosa / 2018, Brazil-France
131min / digital

New 4K restorationBefore entering a prestigious American university, Gabriel Buchmann decides to travel the world for one year. After ten months on the road with his backpack full of dreams, immersed at the heart of various countries, he arrives in Kenya determined to discover the African continent. Until he reaches the top of Mount Mulanje, Malawi, his final destination.

“A moving look at the transformative nature of travel, both on those hopping around the world in search of a new perspective and those they encounter along the way.” Sarah Ward, Screen International

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July 7-9, 11

Strangers on Earth

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Strangers on Earth

Tristan Cook / 2017, Spain-USA
97min / digital

Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, 'Strangers on the Earth' examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

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July 6,7 & 10

Godmonster of Indian Flats

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Godmonster of Indian Flats

Fredric Hobbs / 1973, USA
89min / digital

New 4K restoration! Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the petting zoo! From the singular mind of infamous artist Fredric C. Hobbs (Alabama's Ghost, Roseland), this is the story of an eight-foot-tall toxic sheep monster that blows up gas stations, smashes crooked politicians, and terrorizes stoners. In the words of Basket Case filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, “Get the straight jackets ready!” From the surreal “wild west” locations to the outrageous monster effects and the infamous scene where the Godmonster crashes a childrens' picnic, this is easily the most inexplicably deranged creature feature in the history of forever. Film courtesy of Something Weird Video & American Genre Film Archive.

"Simultaneously grotesque, pitiable and hilarious" Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA

"Loaded with symbolism, counterculture ideology and some of the oddest ducks this side of an irradiated game preserve." PopMatters

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July 13-19

Bullitt

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Bullitt

Peter Yates / 1968, USA
114min / 35mm

50th Anniverary! His new assignment seems routine: protecting a star witness for an important trial. But before the night is out, the witness lies dying and cool, no-nonsense Detective Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) won't rest until the shooters and the kingpin pulling their strings are nailed. From opening shot to closing shootout, Bullitt crackles with authenticity: San Francisco locations, crisp dialogue and to-the-letter police, hospital and morgue procedures. An Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1968), this razor-edged thriller features one of cinema history's most memorable car chases. Buckle up and brace for unbeatable action.

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July 13-19

Thomas Crown Affair

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Thomas Crown Affair

Norman Jewison / 1968, USA
102min / 35mm

50th Anniverary! Four men pull off a daring daytime robbery at a bank, dump the money in a trash can and go their separate ways. Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen), a successful, wealthy businessman pulls up in his Rolls and collects it. Vickie Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an independent insurance investigator is called in to recover the huge haul. She begins to examine the people who knew enough about the bank to have pulled the robbery and discovers Crown. She begins a tight watch on his every move and begins seeing him socially.

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July 20-26

The Shining

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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick / 1980, UK-USA
146min / 35mm

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack, being a family man, takes his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long, isolated nights. During their stay, strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called 'the shining' and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him, Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse.

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July 20-26

Barry Lyndon

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Barry Lyndon

Stanley Kubrick / 1975, UK-USA
185min / 35mm

Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling vision of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O’Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years’ War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematographic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece—a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart.

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July 20-August 9 TWO WEEKS!

Filmworker

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Filmworker

Tony Zierra / 2018, USA
93min / digital

Leon Vitali was a rising British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for the role of Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon. That first encounter with the famed auteur proved decisive — he swiftly resolved to devote the rest of his life working for the director, this time behind the scenes, and took on just about every job available: casting director, acting coach, location scouter, sound engineer, color corrector, A.D., promoter, and eventually restorer of Kubrick’s films. Tony Zierra’s affecting documentary profiles the devoted “filmworker” — Vitali’s preferred job title — as he enthusiastically recounts his days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and obsessive director. The experiences brought both tremendous sacrifice and glowing pride. Filmworker celebrates the invisible hands that shape masterpieces, reminding us that behind every great director, there is a Leon Vitali. – Telluride Film Festival

“Movie love at its purest. A celebration of its anonymous inhabitants’ role in bringing our collective dreams to life.” The Washington Post

“Five stars! Tender. A revealing and stirring celebration of one of cinema’s unacknowledged heroes.” The Guardian

“An arresting cinemaniac documentary. Pure candy for Kubrick buffs.” Variety

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July 27-August 2

To Live And Die In L.A.

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To Live And Die In L.A.

William Friedkin / 1985, USA
116min / 35mm

William Petersen (Manhunter) and Willem Dafoe (John Wick) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this "riveting" (The New York Times) action-thriller from the Oscar-winning director of The French Connection. This raw tale of corruption and revenge features one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he's through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will chance's obsession with vengeance ultimately destroy him?

"Searing Action, Nonstop Powerful… A Superbly Realized Film." The Hollywood Reporter

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July 27-August 2

Ronin

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Ronin

John Frankenheimer / 1998, UK-France-USA
122min / 35mm

The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as "Ronin," are assembled in France by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive asother underworld organizations vie for the same prize...and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they've never done before...trust each other.

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August 3-9

Outland

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Outland

Peter Hyams / 1981, UK
112min / 35mm

For Marshal O'Neil (Sean Connery), the Jupiter moon Io is just another dingy mining town on the final frontier. When his wife leaves him and takes their son with them, it merely confirms that though he's traveled millions of miles, his life is going nowhere. Then he notices that miners are dying in strangely psychotic ways -- walking in space without spacesuits, carving up prostitutes. With the help of Dr. Lazarus (Frances Sternhagen), his investigation reveals that the miners are ingesting a lethal drug that speeds their work efforts. He learns that the company that runs the town is behind the drug. He confronts the town boss Sheppard Peter Boyle and soon has two hit men heading toward Io with a plan to kill him. As the seconds tick down to the next space shuttle's arrival, O'Neil plots to meet them and faces the biggest challenge of his life. Rovi

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August 3-9

Demolition Man

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Demolition Man

Marco Brambilla / 1993, USA
115min / 35mm

25th anniversary! Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes go at it amid a dazzling cyber-future in this explosive hit. In 2032 archcriminal Simon Phoenix (Snipes) awakens from a 35-year deep freeze in CryoPrision to find a serene, non-violent Los Angeles ready for the taking. Unable to deal with Phoenix’s brutal 1990s style, officials seek an old-fashioned cop to fight old-fashioned crime. They revive Sgt. John Spartan (Stallone), unjustly serving a CryoPrison sentence because of his last encounter with Phoenix.

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