Upcoming Screenings

❄️ As of 8/5 we are air-conditioned again! ❄️

OUR COVID RULES

  • Masks required for all. 😷 (After we decide to stop requiring masks, we will still keep certain shows as "masks required".)
  • No eating in the auditorium. We will not sell concessions for the time being. We have bottled water for sale for $2 and sodas will be on sale again soon!
  • If you feel sick, stay home. For the time being we will process a refund if necessary, but need to include a $1 charge to cover our costs. You can also exchange your ticket for a different showtime or film or convert it into a gift certificate for later use. Email us.
  • We installed filtration capable of removing airborne COVID particles in the auditorium, lobby, and projection booth.
  • Why are we doing this? Our aim is to make seeing movies here safe and comfortable for everyone. In addition, the cinema is operated 100% by volunteers and we are trying to keep them healthy!

Medusa

Anita Rocha da Silveira · 2022 · Brazil
127min · DCP
Playing Aug 17

Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, but underneath it all they harbor a deep rage. By day they hide behind their manicured facade, and by night they form a masked, vigilante girl gang, prowling the streets in search of sinners who have deviated from the rightful path. After an attack goes wrong, leaving Mari scarred and unemployed, her view of community, religion, and her peers begin to shift. Nightmares of repressed desires and haunting visions of alluring temptation become undeniable and the urge to scream and release her paralyzing inner demons is more powerful than ever before. A neon-tinged genre-bender that gives provocative form to the overwhelming feminine fury coursing through modern life, MEDUSA dares us not to look away.

Official Selection: CANNES DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

“Da Silveira sets a tone that nimbly flows between comedy, mystery and discomforting satire” Demetrious Matheou, Screendaily

Medusa is an electrifying work of art that elevates its already elevated pop influences, a transcendental tableau of the true-life horror of female oppression.” Michael Talbot-Haynes, Film Threat

“There’s plenty to like here: gorgeous cinematography—there’s an unforgettable shot during a power outage at the coma facility, where the generator attempts to flicker the small, rectangular lights along the walls of the main, symmetrical room—propulsive synth beats to go with the choir, and stellar performances that at some point all skew towards parody to really drive home the indoctrination angle before each awakening opens eyes to the truth.” Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 17: 7:30 pm


Mai Zetterling: The Girls

Mai Zetterling · 1968 · Sweden
100min · DCP
Playing Aug 15

Arguably Mai Zetterling’s most autobiographical film, THE GIRLS depicts a trio of female artists attempting to balance their professional careers, domestic lives, and political convictions in pursuit of creative and personal integrity. Harriet Andersson, Bibi Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom play actors who struggle to satisfy the demands of both the stage and their families while starring in a production of Lysistrata. When a hostile audience rejects their interpretation of Aristophanes’s radical portrayal of female solidarity, the women dissolve the boundaries between art and life in an act of defiance that raises profound questions about the relationship between representational performance and social responsibility.

“Zetterling’s militantly sardonic humor, simultaneously leery of women’s acceptance of their oppression and hopeful of their potential for change, provides an awareness of the film’s frequent ludicrousness that both lightens and sharpens her critique.” Slant

“Through a moment in the lives of three women, we sense what it means to be a woman. What a verbal account can only poorly show is the art with which Mai Zetterling tells her story. All the images have multiple dimensions, the theatrical scenes reflect real life, and this touches on the dreams which brings us back to reality. Ironic and comic, this film moves us by the beauty of its landscapes, its poetry and above all the subtle tenderness with which we are shown the feminine faces. It is a great success and I hope that many will see it – men and women – to discover its seductions.” Simone de Beauvoir, Le Monde

Part of Directed by Mai Zetterling, four new restorations by the Swedish actor and director, famed for her collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, Nicolas Roeg, and Ken Loach. Co-presented with the National Nordic Museum.

Showtimes

Monday, Aug 15: 7:30 pm


Mai Zetterling: Amorosa

Mai Zetterling · 1986 · Sweden
117min · DCP
Playing Aug 16

Zetterling’s directorial career came full circle with her final feature: whereas her first, Loving Couples, was adapted from a novel cycle by Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Amorosa offers a study of the author’s controversial life. As portrayed by Stina Ekblad in a bravura performance, Krusenstjerna establishes a place in literature at odds with the conventions of the early twentieth century, when depictions of female sexuality were taboo. Earning plaudits and censure, Krusenstjerna’s work scandalizes a Swedish society adapting to new ideas about freedom of expression and women’s rights. Meanwhile, the writer alienates her aristocratic family and descends into mental illness under the dubious care of her husband and literary executor, David Sprengel (Erland Josephson).

Part of Directed by Mai Zetterling, four new restorations by the Swedish actor and director, famed for her collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, Nicolas Roeg, and Ken Loach. Co-presented with the National Nordic Museum.

Showtimes

Tuesday, Aug 16: 7:30 pm


VHS Uber Alles: Heavenly Bodies

Lawrence Dane · 1984 · Canada, USA
90min · VHS
Playing Aug 18

"She's reaching for the top, with everything she's got..." Samantha Blair quit her job to follow her dream to start a small Dance-ercize aerobics studio, but now has to fight for its very existence against the unscrupulously evil owner of a rival club. How do they settle the score? With a dance marathon, of course! This Canadian gem of pure dance drama has been overlooked for far too long, and has never been released on anything but VHS.

"Waaay too legit for my show, with an epic soundtrack to boot!" -VHS UBER ALLES

“Never in the history of clothed cinema have so many crotch shots lingered so long, so pleasingly, for so many.” -Random Letterboxd User

"A dim duplicate of Flashdance." -Some Jerk on Rotten Tomatoes

Showtimes

Thursday, Aug 18: 7:30 pm


Anonymous Club

Danny Cohen · 2022 · Australia
83min · DCP
Playing Aug 19 through Aug 25

Shot on vivid 16mm film over a three-year period, ANONYMOUS CLUB chronicles notoriously shy, Melbourne-based musician Courtney Barnett’s ups and downs on the world tour for her album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Featuring Barnett’s unguarded narration from her audio diary, recorded on a dictaphone provided by filmmaker Danny Cohen, the film delivers frank and unprecedented insight into Barnett’s creative process, the sacrifices and inner conflicts set in motion by fame, and the sometimes dark backdrop to her whimsical, relatably poetic compositions.

“The woozy emotional yearning and meditative flow is aided by the distinct 16mm photography, giving these vignettes and snapshots a timeless, lived-in vitality.” Trace Sauveur, Austin Chronicle

“…reminds us that the music of the best singer-songwriters is inspired by their own feelings—of joy, or sorrow, love or solitude—and can transcend the boundaries between the crowd and the person singing it.” Susannah Gruder, indieWire

Showtimes

Friday, Aug 19: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 20: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 21: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Monday, Aug 22: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 23: 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 24: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Aug 25: 7:30 pm


VHS Uber Alles Aug. ’22

87min · VHS
Playing Aug 20

Soon after the Joneses move in, residents of the town of Tranquility begin dropping dead! These new sexy neighbors are really two alien scientists who came to Earth to perform experimental plastic surgery techniques on humans--skinning their bodies to improve their own hideous alien appearances. A black horror/sci fi comedy never released on DVD with ample nudity, adequate acting, and ambiguous accents. Remember: beauty is only skin deep... and they want yours! One night only! Never released on DVD! Only $3!

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 20: 9:30 pm


Good Time in 35mm

Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie · 2017 · USA
102min · 35mm
Playing Aug 26 through Sep 1

Following the mind-bending Heaven Knows What, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with Good Time, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“An anthemic, youthful blast of generational pop art, Good Time is a 100 minute-long string of fire emojis, that begins and ends with a heart.” Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

“Propelled by a Rob Pattinson tour de force, this Safdie brothers fireball rips through 100 minutes of screen time like Wile E. Coyote with his tail on fire. It comes at you hard so you remember.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Showtimes

Friday, Aug 26: 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 28: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 30: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 1: 7:30 pm


Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn · 2011 · USA
100min · DCP
Playing Aug 27 through Aug 31

The Driver is a Hollywood stunt driver by day, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld by night. A loner by nature, he finds himself a target for some of LA's most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene. When the job goes dangerously awry, he takes it upon himself to keep Irene and her son alive.

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“The entire film, in fact, seems much more real than the usual action-crime-chase concoctions we’ve grown tired of. Here is a movie with respect for writing, acting and craft. It has respect for knowledgable moviegoers.” Roger Ebert

“…an ambient mood piece that his you like a shot of nitroglycerine enhanced adrenaline yet goes down as smoothly as an expensive slug of single-malt.” Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 27: 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Monday, Aug 29: 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 31: 7:30 pm


Kung Fu Clubhouse: Drunken Master

Yuen Woo-ping · 1978 · Hong Kong
111min · DCP
Playing Aug 27

Introducing Kung Fu Clubhouse, a series that highlights fun martial arts films like the ones you'd watch with your friends growing up. We aim to showcase electrifying fight & stunt coordination, ridiculous plots, and endearingly "charming" dramatic performances from films across the world. Classics, modern picks and pure cheese galore!

Wong Fei-Hung (Jackie Chan), a conniving rascal, is disowned by his father after a series of shenanigans, pranks, and acts of harassment. Fei-Hung is sentenced to train in martial arts with a teacher who has a nasty reputation for brutalizing his students, the drunken & wandering Beggar So (Yuen Siu-Tin). During his punishment Fei-Hung tries desperately to escape or perform the illusion of training, whichever is easiest. When he inadvertently runs into a notorious killer and is summarily humiliated, Fei-Hung returns to Beggar So with newfound motivation and perseverance. Dubbed in English.

“In the ludicrously fun Drunken Master, he plays the not [sic] with assured capability, but with a deer-in-headlights expression and the illusion that he is frantically grabbing any props within reach to defeat his opponent.” Catherine Stebbins (Top Ten By Year: 10 Honorable Mentions plus Grease)

“Endless blistering, hilarious fights, perfectly choreographed. Jackie learns Drunken Boxing from Woo-Ping’s dad.” Matt Lynch

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 27: 9:30 pm


Run Lola Run in 35mm

Tom Tykwer · 1998 · Germany
81min · 35mm
Playing Sep 2 through Sep 7

A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride, RUN LOLA RUN is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola (Franka Potente). She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend, Manni (Moritz Bleibtreu), who's lost a small fortune belonging to his mobster boss. If Lola doesn't replace the money in twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences. Set to a throbbing techno score, "Lola's like a human stun gun!" Peter Rainer, New York Magazine.

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“…at 81 minutes it isn’t a second too short, but what it does, it does cheerfully, with great energy, and very well.” Roger Ebert

“It’s a furiously kinetic display of pyrotechnics from the director Tom Tykwer, who fuses lightning-fast visual tricks, tirelessly shifting styles and the arbitrary possibilities of interactive storytelling…” Janet Maslin, New York Times

Showtimes

Friday, Sep 2: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sep 3: 7:30 pm
Monday, Sep 5: 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Sep 7: 7:30 pm


Sorcerer

William Friedkin · 1977 · USA, Mexico
122min · DCP
Playing Sep 3 through Sep 8

This Academy Award-nominated cult-favorite film from William Friedkin (EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION) tells the story of four men who, for various reasons, cannot return to their own countries and end up in a dismal South American town where an American oil company is seeking courageous drivers willing to haul nitroglycerin through 200 miles of treacherous terrain. Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou star in and Walon Green (THE WILD BUNCH) wrote the screenplay (adapted from the French novel Le Salaire de la peur). The haunting music was the first credit for Tangerine Dream, the German electronic experimental band provided many successful scores for films such as THIEF and LEGEND. Friedkin said this about SORCERER, “I have a great fondness for SORCERER, more than any other film I’ve made. Sorcerer is the one I hope to be remembered for and the one film that came closest to my vision.”

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“A defiant, mad gesture of a film that features some of the most exhilarating sequences in movie history.” Sam Adams, The Dissolve

“Perhaps the elusive, uncanny soundtrack of Tangerine Dream brings this about, or maybe it’s Friedkin’s juxtapositions of close-ups and stark long shots of the tiny trucks lost in jungle or desert landscapes, but Sorcerer eventually seems to be happening someplace not of this world. Not hell, exactly; maybe Limbo.” Peter Keough, Boston Globe

Showtimes

Saturday, Sep 3: 4:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 4: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Sep 6: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 8: 7:30 pm


Uncut Gems in 35mm

Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie · 2019 · USA
136min · 35mm
Playing Sep 9 through Sep 15

From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“It’s a film that is impossible to sit back and watch passively – a clenched-muscle collision of overstimulation.” Wendy Ide, The Observer (UK)

“[A] recklessly audacious and wildly accomplished blend of crime thriller, family melodrama, and sports drama.” Richard Brody, New Yorker

Showtimes

Friday, Sep 9: 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sep 11: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 15: 7:30 pm


The Guest

Adam Wingard · 2014 · USA
100min · DCP
Playing Sep 10 through Sep 14

From director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett, the masterminds behind the award-winning modern horror tale YOU’RE NEXT, comes THE GUEST. A young soldier (Dan Stevens) arrives on the doorstep of the Peterson family, claiming to be a good friend of their beloved son who died in action. The Peterson’s welcome David into their home and into their lives, but when people start mysteriously dying in town, mayhem ensues as their teenage daughter starts wondering if David is responsible. In addition to Stevens, the film features a talented cast, including Maika Monroe (LABOR DAY, THE BLING RING, IT FOLLOWS), Sheila Kelley (“Lost,” “Gossip Girl”), Leland Orser (TAKEN, “24”) and Lance Reddick (JOHN WICK, “Fringe”). Filled with dark humor and explosive violence that critics are calling “all kinds of awesome” (Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak) and “impossibly cool” (Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria).

Part of Thrills & Chills, six thrillers with awesome electronic scores.

“Completely ridiculous. And entertaining as hell.” Richard Roeper

“An effectively bloody, breakneck ride…” Guy Lodge, Variety

“CRITIC’S PICK! Together with the writer Simon Barrett, whose canny scripts flip and swerve at unexpected moments, Mr. Wingard is building a résumé that pays at least as much attention to character and story as it does to scares and body count.” Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Showtimes

Saturday, Sep 10: 4:00 pm, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Sep 13: 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Sep 14: 7:30 pm


Saloum

Jean Luc Herbulot · 2021 · Senegal
84min · DCP
Playing Sep 16 through Sep 29

Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas -- Chaka, Rafa and Midnight -- must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it's Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he's brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all.

“By turns horrific and hilarious, touching and repulsive, it showcases West Africa as an emerging force in contemporary cinema.” Alex Saveliev, Film Threat

“Revenge is a dish served with considerable style and imagination in Saloum, a fast and furious crime-horror-thriller that twists and turns its way around the mangroves, islets and inlets of Senegal’s Sine-Saloum coastal region.” Richard Kuipers, Variety

“Spirituality, morality, mythology, and mysticism get thrown into a gritty crime thriller blender, culminating in a refreshingly unique type of genre-bender.” Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

Showtimes

Friday, Sep 16: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sep 17: 4:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 18: 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Sep 20: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 22: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sep 24: 7:30 pm
Sunday, Sep 25: 4:00 pm
Monday, Sep 26: 7:30 pm
Thursday, Sep 29: 7:30 pm


The Story of Film: A New Generation

Mark Cousins · 2021 · United Kingdom
167min · DCP
Playing Sep 17 through Sep 27

A decade after The Story of Film: An Odyssey, an expansive inquiry into the state of moviemaking in the 20th century, filmmaker Mark Cousins returns with an epic, hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe. The Story of Film: A New Generation, turns its meticulously gaze on world cinema from 2010-2021, using a surprising range of works—including JOKER, FROZEN and CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR—as launchpads to explore recurring themes and emerging motifs. Touching on everything from PARASITE and THE FAREWELL to BLACK PANTHER, Cousins seeks out films, filmmakers & communities under-represented in traditional film histories, with an emphasis on Asian & Middle Eastern works, boundary-pushing documentaries, and films that see gender in new ways. And as the recent pandemic recedes, Cousins ponders what comes next in the streaming age: how have we changed as cinephiles, and how moviegoing will continue to transform in the digital century, to our collective joy and wonder.

“This is an unashamed celebration of cinema as an art-form: Cousins is an aesthete.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“And for those who appreciate the director’s wide-eyed and open-hearted way of looking at cinema, the documentary is brimming with clips sure to expand their horizons.” Peter Debuge, Variety

“What sets it soaring is the discerning guide at its helm, one whose curatorial exultation and rigor are also calming, reassuring—a welcome voice in cacophonous times.” Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes

Saturday, Sep 17: 6:30 pm
Sunday, Sep 18: 3:00 pm
Monday, Sep 19: 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Sep 21: 7:00 pm
Friday, Sep 23: 7:00 pm
Saturday, Sep 24: 3:00 pm
Sunday, Sep 25: 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Sep 27: 7:00 pm


Kung Fu Clubhouse: Drunken Master II

Liu Chia-Liang · 1994 · Hong Kong
102min · DCP
Playing Sep 24

Introducing Kung Fu Clubhouse, a series that highlights martial arts films you can't miss. We aim to showcase electrifying fight coordination, ridiculous plots, endearingly "charming" dramatic performances and more!

Wong Fei-Hung returns some years after his training with Beggar So. Traveling back home from a shopping expedition for his father’s business as local physician, precious cargo on board their train is stolen from visiting members of the British consulate. Wong Fei-Hung juggles the British empire’s disruptive investigations into his hometown in search of a stolen Chinese artifact between his complicated relationship with his pacifist father. Drunken Master II seamlessly weaves personal family drama, fiery fight choreography, and late stage colonialism around Wong Fei-Hung’s declining physical & mental health. Featuring one of the greatest ending fights in martial arts film history, this is an all-time masterpiece. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

“Every scene is either an incredible fight, a great comedic set-piece, or some beautiful overwrought melodrama.” -Justin Decloux, FilmTrap

“I think you could reasonably say that the Golden Age of the kung fu film began in 1967 with The One-Armed Swordsman, reached its classical perfection with 1978’s The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and saw its last gasp with 1994’s Drunken Master II.” Sean Gilman, The Chinese Cinema

Showtimes

Saturday, Sep 24: 9:30 pm


Earth II

Anti-Banality Union · 2021 · USA
96min · DCP
Playing Sep 28

The Anti-Banality Union is an anonymous collective who re-cut Hollywood blockbusters into new feature-length films. Their work has been screened at Spectacle Theater, the Museum of Art and Design, Maysles Documentary Center, and several undisclosed squats & communes.

When Earth turns out to be a sinking ship, humanity must quickly find a replacement—or so the private space industry and its investors would have us believe. But the planet hasn't given up the fight just yet, and when the world's governments declare war on Earth, they are signing up for a battle unlike anything civilization has ever witnessed. As Earth prepares for its last stand, it finds some unlikely allies from within the ranks of its greatest foe: humans. With a star-studded cast and astronomical production values—painstakingly purloined from some of the biggest blockbusters of the past three decades—Earth II is the most expensive climate disaster epic to be produced for no money.

A member of the Anti-Banality Union will be in attendance.

“Drawing from nearly twenty years of recurring cinematic tropes—prophetic scientists, stone-faced world leaders, and lone saviors—Earth II offers a refreshing meta-narrative built on equal parts panic and hilarity.” Caroline Golum, Screen Slate

Showtimes

Wednesday, Sep 28: 7:30 pm


Vesper

Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper · 2022 · Belgium, France, Lithuania
112min · DCP
Playing Sep 30

After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralyzed Father, meets a mysterious Woman with a secret that forces Vesper to use her wits, strength and bio-hacking abilities to fight for the possibility of a future.

“Their world-building is astounding. Through a mixture of VFX and practical effects, they have crafted a world that feels as ancient as it does futuristic.” Marya E. Gates, The Playlist

“A sci-fi film fascinated by earthly survival, not sleek, state-of-the-art spectacle — though it often dazzles just the same.” Guy Lodge, Variety

Showtimes

Friday, Sep 30: 7:30 pm