Show Times

Sunday 18, February

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

NR

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 “WHO RESCUED WHOM?”

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 “WHO RESCUED WHOM?”

In Between

In Between

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

PG

Monday 19, February

In Between

In Between

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

SPIRITED AWAY

SPIRITED AWAY

Tuesday 20, February

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

In Between

In Between

SPIRITED AWAY

SPIRITED AWAY

Wednesday 21, February

In Between

In Between

How Radio Isn't Done

How Radio Isn't Done

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

Thursday 22, February

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

In Between

In Between

Film School Dropouts Presents: Reform School Girls

Film School Dropouts Presents: Reform School Girls

How Radio Isn't Done

How Radio Isn't Done

Friday 23, February

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

In Between

In Between

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Rfor sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

Saturday 24, February

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

NR

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Rfor sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

Sunday 25, February

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

NR

In Between

In Between

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Nippon Nights: TOKYO MIGHTY GUY

Nippon Nights: TOKYO MIGHTY GUY

NR

Monday 26, February

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Tuesday 27, February

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Rfor sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

In Between

In Between

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That/Fight For Your Right

Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That/Fight For Your Right

nr

Wednesday 28, February

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Rfor sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

In Between

In Between

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Thursday 1, March

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Friday 2, March

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

Saturday 3, March

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower

PGfor some action and thematic elements.

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

PG

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

Sunday 4, March

Up The Awards Benefit Bash 2018

Up The Awards Benefit Bash 2018

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

PG

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

Monday 5, March

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Tuesday 6, March

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Wednesday 7, March

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

Thursday 8, March

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

Friday 9, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Saturday 10, March

Sacred

Sacred

SHAPE OF WATER + CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

SHAPE OF WATER + CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Sunday 11, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Monday 12, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

PGS – INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM

PGS – INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Tuesday 13, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Wednesday 14, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Thursday 15, March

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Friday 16, March

Mind Game

Mind Game

24 Frames

24 Frames

Saturday 17, March

24 Frames

24 Frames

Mind Game

Mind Game

Sunday 18, March

24 Frames

24 Frames

Mind Game

Mind Game

Wednesday 21, March

Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials

Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials

Unrated

Friday 23, March

TRY AND GET ME + BLACK LEGION

TRY AND GET ME + BLACK LEGION

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Saturday 24, March

THE LAWLESS + M (1951)

THE LAWLESS + M (1951)

THE NAKED KISS + MARKED WOMAN

THE NAKED KISS + MARKED WOMAN

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Sunday 25, March

HEROES FOR SALE + THEY WON'T FORGET

HEROES FOR SALE + THEY WON'T FORGET

A FACE IN THE CROWD + MEET JOHN DOE

A FACE IN THE CROWD + MEET JOHN DOE

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Monday 26, March

BODY AND SOUL + WE WERE STRANGERS

BODY AND SOUL + WE WERE STRANGERS

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Tuesday 27, March

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Wednesday 28, March

Overlord

Overlord

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Thursday 29, March

The Outhouse

The Outhouse

Keep the Change

Keep the Change

Saturday 21, April

Purple Rain (35mm)

Purple Rain (35mm)

R

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATIONS

PG

The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which animated cinema can explore the world through fresh points of view and unbridled curiosity. As in previous years, the 2018 Oscar® Short Animations program will present all five nominees in one spectacular presentation, along with additional screenings of some highly commended animated shorts that didn’t make the cut. Make your picks and see the winners announced at our annual UP THE AWARDS BENEFIT BASH on March 4th. If past years are any measure, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended! Total Run Time: 84 minutes

Saturday 3, March

Sunday 4, March

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2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

NR

The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the documentary cinema can explore the world through fresh point of view and unbridled curiosity. As in previous years, the 2018 Oscar® Short Docs program will present all five nominees in one spectacular presentation. Make your picks and see the winners announced at our annual UP THE AWARDS BENEFIT BASH on March 4th. Lists of titles along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 23rd. If past years are any measure, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended! (Approximately 194 mins.)

Sunday 18, February

Saturday 24, February

Sunday 25, February

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24 Frames

24 Frames

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema.

Friday 16, March

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A FACE IN THE CROWD + MEET JOHN DOE

A FACE IN THE CROWD + MEET JOHN DOE

Sunday 25, March

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

TBC

A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

Friday 2, March

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Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials

Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials

Unrated

This extraordinary documentary explores the inception, rise, incarceration, liberation, and legacy of Pussy Right, a Russian all-female punk rock band. The film covers the early days of the group to their evolution into a worldwide phenomenon and their infamous concert at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where they were attacked by a group of Cossacks hired as security guards. Act & Punishment is a prime example of the importance of standing up to authoritarianism and how sometimes it's necessary for history to repeat itself; in Pussy Riot's case, they emulated the tradition of the Russian yurodivy, or "holy fool," which is one who strives “with imaginary insanity to reveal the insanity of the world," originating in the fourth century.

Wednesday 21, March

Are We Not Cats

Are We Not Cats

Newly bereft of his girlfriend, his job and his home, raggedly handsome Eli accepts a one-off delivery gig that takes him to some upstate backwater where he stumbles into a relationship with Anya, a beguiling, eccentric young woman with some exceedingly peculiar predilections. The situation is about to get hairy—literally.

Friday 23, February

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Thursday 1, March

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Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That/Fight For Your Right

Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That/Fight For Your Right

nr

AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT

Sure, the Beastie Boys could have hired D.A. Pennebaker or Jonathan Demme to film their Madison Square Garden concert on October 9th, 2004 — or they could just give 50 attendees digital cameras, let them shoot the show and then see what comes back. Subtitled “an authorized bootleg,” this crowd-sourced performance movie technically lists Nathaniel Hornblower (a.k.a. the lederhosen-wearing alter ego of baritoned Beastie Adam Yauch) as the director — but it really is a fans-eye view of a great show and the ultimate testament of the trio’s belief in D.I.Y. empowerment. Plus you get to see the Beastie Boys at the Garden, cold-kickin’ it live. Rest in peace, MCA. —Rolling Stone

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (REVISITED)

Following the conclusion of the storyline in the “Fight For Your Right” music video, the Beasties break into a liquor store, drop acid with groupies, and get into a breakdance competition with time-traveling future versions of themselves.

Directed by Adam Yauch. 2011. United States. 30 mins.

Tuesday 27, February

Beuys

Beuys

NR

Thirty years after his death, Joseph Beuys still feels like a visionary and is widely considered one of the most influential artists of his generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capital. Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

Friday 9, March

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BODY AND SOUL + WE WERE STRANGERS

BODY AND SOUL + WE WERE STRANGERS

Monday 26, March

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name

Rfor sexual content, nudity and some language

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

Thursday 22, February

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Thursday 1, March

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Castle in the Sky

Castle in the Sky

PG

From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki comes a rollicking adventure about a a young girl with a mysterious crystal pendant who falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island, the site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. But greedy pirates, spies, and the army are also all in hot pursuit! As one of Studio Ghibli’s earliest films, and the first to be released officially under the studio’s banner, "Castle in the Sky" quickly established the studio’s reputation for strong heroines, unforgettable storytelling and beautiful artwork.

Sunday 18, February

Film School Dropouts Presents: Reform School Girls

Film School Dropouts Presents: Reform School Girls

Welcome to Pride More Junior Facility for Girls, where forbidden passion and violent deaths are a shocking way of life. When two innocent teens are thrust into this world of degradation, they must battle sadistic guards as well as a violent gang of lust-crazed lesbians (lead by the legendary Wendy O. Williams of The Plasmatics) in a hell hole gone mad with chaos and desire. Can they survive the ultimate orgy of naked rage? So young. So bad. So what?

Thursday 22, February

HEROES FOR SALE + THEY WON'T FORGET

HEROES FOR SALE + THEY WON'T FORGET

Sunday 25, March

How Radio Isn't Done

How Radio Isn't Done

HOW RADIO ISN'T DONE

A documentary about radio artist and Negativland member Don Joyce, Q&A to follow.

Watch trailer - https://vimeo.com/200419412

When Don Joyce and Negativland discovered their mutual love for "found" sounds, an intensely collaborative creative partnership was cemented. It continued non-stop for the ensuing decades, with Don endlessly scanning the airwaves of radio and television, along with his massive LP collection, for new material, day by day, week by week.

"It was Don who took the idea of reshaping previously recorded words – in a pre-sampling age – and ran with it to an extent and depth never before heard, and never equaled. 'Recontextualization' became his weapon, with the 1/4” tape machine and razor blade his ammunition, and the radio 'cart player' – an entirely forgotten piece of broadcast history using endless-loop tape cartridges, which he used until he death – his delivery system." -Negativland

Wednesday 21, February

Thursday 22, February

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In Between

In Between

In Maysaloun Hamoud's directorial debut, she tells the story of three Palestinian women living in Israeli society struggling with being accepted and deviating from the expectations of their culture. Lalia (Mouna Hawa), Salma (Sana Jammelieh), and Nur (Shaden Kanboura) are roommates living in Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer who likes to party after work, has found love with a modern Muslim man who can't quite accept all sides of her. Salma, a DJ and bartender faces a difficult coming out as gay moment with her traditional Christian family. Nur is a college student who observes Islamic tradition and moves in with Lalia and Salma to be close to the university. When her conservative fiancé visits, however, he is threatened by her liberal roommates, and pressures her to move back to marry him immediately. All three women must learn how to accept themselves in the face of mounting pressure from their loved ones to conform. Screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Sunday 18, February

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Keep the Change

Keep the Change

When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film's warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.

Friday 23, March

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Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mary and the Witch's Flower

PGfor some action and thematic elements.

Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.

English-subtitled version at all showtimes. English-language version on Sunday at 1:45pm only.

Saturday 3, March

Mind Game

Mind Game

Buckle in and prepare to surrender yourself to an exhilarating and wildly entertaining ride. Cult classic Mind Game is an explosion of unconstrained expression – gloriously colorful mages ricochet in rapid fire associations,like Masaaki Yuasa’s brain splattered onto the screen in all its goopy glory. Audiences will begin to grasp what they are in for early on as loser Nishi, too wimpy to try to save his childhood sweetheart from gangsters, is shot in the butt by a soccer-playing psychopath, projecting Nishi into the afterlife. In this limbo, God – shown as a series of rapidly changing characters – tells him to walk toward the light. But Nishi runs like hell in the other direction and returns to Earth a changed man, driven to live each moment to the fullest.

Friday 16, March

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MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO

Hayao Miyazaki’s fourth feature film tells the story of young sisters Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their father, into a new house near a vast forest, in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Discovering wondrous forest spirits, they also encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering bunny-esque creature. Do not miss this RARE 35MM SCREENiNG in Japanese with English subtitles. 1988, Studio Ghibli, 86 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.

Sunday 18, February

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Nippon Nights: TOKYO MIGHTY GUY

Nippon Nights: TOKYO MIGHTY GUY

NR

Nippon Night welcomes the month of love with 1960's TOKYO MIGHTY GUY, an unusual entry in Japanese studio history--a light-hearted but deliriously paced action/ musical starring megastar Akira Kobayashi!

In the late 1950s Nikkatsu studios would rise to prominence with a series of dark gangster films, many featuring dashing male stars like Jo Shishido ( BRANDED TO KILL ) , Yujiro Ishihara ( RUSTY KNIFE ), and Kobayashi. Akira earned the nickname "the Japanese Elvis" in part because of his laconic acting style and also because of his ability to carry a tune, as he would end up having a long recording career as well as scoring a hit crooning the title song from THE RAMBLING GUITARIST, a 1959 movie from Nikkatsu that spawned a series of sequels. While RAMBLING might have been one of the less dark of the harrowing Nikkatsu gangster dramas, it still was nothing like Kobayashi and RAMBLING director Buichi Saito's follow-up vehicle TOKYO MIGHTY GUY, which draws more comparisons to Vincente Minnelli ( AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, in particular ) and Jacques Demy than Sam Fuller or Howard Hawks. in MIGHTY GUY, Kobayashi plays a punky youngster just returned from a stay overseas, where he has mastered the art of French cuisine. After an eye-popping opening musical sequence, Kobayashi informs one of his many admirers of his ambition to open a French restaurant in the Ginza district. This move has consequences, however, as the local yakuza gets involved in the burgeoning business and, in a plot curve that sends the movie into bawdy sex comedy territory, he becomes involved in the lives of his one of his co-workers. Fortunately for Akira's hatred of "bullies," he's a champion wrestler as well as a master chef, so bad guys beware!

With eye-poppingly colorful Cinemascope photography, energetic pacing, and charming performances throughout, TOKYO MIGHTY GUY makes for an entertaining look at something different than the dark Japanese films from this period that are often screened. Come join us in February for this charming, quirky, energetic and rarely screened gem from Nikkatsu's "Golden Age!"

Sunday 25, February

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 “WHO RESCUED WHOM?”

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 “WHO RESCUED WHOM?”

Program #2 - “WHO RESCUED WHOM?”

The festival, perfect for dog lovers of all ages, is comprised of two programs of completely different selections of documentary, animated and live-action short films that illuminate human-canine love. Each screening is approximately 75 minutes long. The mission of the NY Dog Film Festival™ is to combine films that entertain and inspire while supporting local animal welfare organizations, which receive 10% of the proceeds.

Sunday 18, February

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS

NY Dog Film Fest 2018 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS

Program #1 - OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS

The festival, perfect for dog lovers of all ages, is comprised of two programs of completely different selections of documentary, animated and live-action short films that illuminate human-canine love. Each screening is approximately 75 minutes long. The mission of the NY Dog Film Festival™ is to combine films that entertain and inspire while supporting local animal welfare organizations, which receive 10% of the proceeds.

Sunday 18, February

Overlord

Overlord

Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage with a fictional narrative, this immersive account of one twenty-year-old’s journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity. Overlord,directed by Stuart Cooper and impressionistically shot by Stanley Kubrick’s longtime cinematographer John Alcott, is both a document of World War II and a dreamlike meditation on human smallness in a large, incomprehensible machine.

Wednesday 28, March

PGS – INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM

PGS – INTUITION IS YOUR PERSONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM

Four years ago, director Bill Bennett was behind the wheel of his car, about to accelerate at the green light ,when he heard a voice… that saved his life. So began a journey to find the source of that voice. Shot all around the world over a three-year period, this film documents that journey as he interviews some of the world’s leading experts on intuition and seeks out specialists in fields straddling science, religion and spirituality. Discussing what, exactly is intuition, how it works, and how we can access it to lead a more enriching life, this is a film, the making of which, forever changed the director’s life.

Written, produced & directed by Bill Bennett. (Australia 2017) 83 mins.

Monday 12, March

Poop Talk

Poop Talk

A funny and insightful documentary that gives an inside look at the one and only universal thing that we all do…poop! From uncensored, embarrassing moments to scientific explanations all is covered and recounted by 50 experts and comedians including Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Corolla, Rob Corddry, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Nicole Beyer, Eric Stonestreet and Nikki Glaser among others.

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

PG

A beautifully realized tale of civilization versus nature, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a true epic by Japan’s master animator Hayao Miyazaki.

While protecting his village from a rampaging boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a deadly curse. To find the cure that will save his life, he journeys deep into sacred depths of the Great Forest Spirit’s realm where he meets San (Princess Mononoke), a girl raised by wolves. It’s not long before Ashitaka is caught in the middle of a battle between iron-ore prospecting humans and the forest dwellers. He must summon the spirit-powers and all his courage to stop man and nature from destroying

each other.

Tuesday 20, February

Purple Rain (35mm)

Purple Rain (35mm)

R

In honor of Prince's life, presenting his Oscar-winning film in 35mm on the 2-year anniversary of his passing!

"The Kid" is the talented but troubled frontman of his Minneapolis-based band, The Revolution. To escape his difficult home life - his father is verbally and physically abusive, and his mother is emotionally abusive - he spends his days rehearsing and his nights performing at the First Avenue nightclub. First Avenue's three house band slots are held by The Revolution, the flashy Morris Day and his group The Time, and Dez Dickerson and The Modernaires.

Saturday 21, April

Sacred

Sacred

Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.

Saturday 10, March

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Best of O-Scope Part 3: Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Celebrating 10 Years of Oscilloscope Films

This doc shows a rare glimpse into the creative world of the most enigmatic figure in rock history. Tracing the undeniable impact Scott Walker has had on popular music through casual interviews with some of his biggest, highest profile fans. From jobbing bass player on LA's Sunset Strip, to his domination of the British pop scene that began in the swinging summer of 1965, to his transformation into a composer of true genius, here is an uncompromising and serious musician working at the peak of his powers. At age 63, over the course of 2005, he went into the studio again, working on what could be his greatest artistic statement yet, and we are invited to experience this process with him.

Sunday 25, February

SHAPE OF WATER + CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

SHAPE OF WATER + CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

“I’ve had this movie in my head since I was 6, not as a story but as an idea,” he told the site. “When I saw the creature swimming under Julie Adams [in Creature From the Black Lagoon], I thought three things: I thought, ‘Hubba-hubba.’ I thought, ‘This is the most poetic thing I’ll ever see.’ I was overwhelmed by the beauty. And the third thing I thought is, ‘I hope they end up together.’" - Guillermo del Toro

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Nominated to 13 Academy Award Nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Guillermo del Toro), Best Actress (Sally Hawkins), Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins) and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer).

This otherworldly fable from master story teller Guillermo del Toro is set against the backdrop of Cold War America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

2017, Fox Searchlight, 123 min, Canada/USA, Dir: Guillermo del Toro.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

Ichthyologist Dr. David Reed (Richard Carlson) leads a team of scientists on an expedition up the Amazon River to hunt for fossils linking prehistoric land and sea mammals. But the murky waters of the region’s Black Lagoon hide more than old bones; an amphibious gill-man rises from the depths to attack the researchers. Like King Kong, the creature is captured, escapes and sets his sights on a beautiful woman - Dr. Reed’s girlfriend, Kay (Julia Adams). The last of the classic Universal movie monsters, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remains among the most memorable horror films of the 1950s.

1954, Universal, 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Arnold

Saturday 10, March

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Best of O-Scope Part 4: Shut Up and Play the Hits

Celebrating 10 Years of Oscilloscope Films

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its "final" show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event “a marvel of pure craft” and TIME magazine lamenting “we may never dance again.” SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS is simultaneously a document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Luckily for us LCD Soundsystem came back in full force in 2016. Even so, this film is a fantastic moment in time to revel in.

Thursday 1, March

SPIRITED AWAY

SPIRITED AWAY

Hayao Miyazaki’s ninth feature film follows a 10-year-old girl named Chihiro whose parents get lost when moving to their new home. Unknowingly they all enter a magical world that Chihiro’s father insists on exploring. Arguably the greatest movie by Studio Ghibli, do not miss haunting coming of age tale. This RARE 35MM SCREENiNG is in Japanese with English subtitles. 2001, Studio Ghibli, 125 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki.

Monday 19, February

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Kelly's Staff Pick in rare 35mm!

John Schlesinger followed his iconic Midnight Cowboy with this deeply personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships.

Sunday 25, February

Tehran Taboo

Tehran Taboo

NR

In his feature film debut, writer, animator, director, and Expat Iranian Ali Soozandeh uses rotoscope animation to create an unprecedented portrait of contemporary Tehran, crafting a resplendently animated drama that provides incisive commentary about the hypocrisies of Iranian society. Tehran Taboo is an intersectional story about the lives of several obstinate women and a young musician. Though many citizens of Tehran take joy everyday in surpassing and breaking the many taboos and rules, women are still tragically oppressed and treated as second-class citizens. Throughout the film,  young woman is forced to undergo an operation to “restore” her virginity, a prostitute is admonished to performed favors for a judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court for a favorable ruling, the wife of an incarcerated drug addict is refused the divorce required for her to live independently.

Soozandeh's debut is audacious, exquisite, and searing. Tehran Taboo was an Official Selection of Cannes Critics' Week and won the FIPRESCI Prize, which signifies the best debut at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Friday 2, March

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THE LAWLESS + M (1951)

THE LAWLESS + M (1951)

Joseph Losey Double Feature!

Saturday 24, March

THE NAKED KISS + MARKED WOMAN

THE NAKED KISS + MARKED WOMAN

A double feature of Sam Fuller's THE NAKED KISS plus Lloyd Bacon's MARKED WOMAN.

Saturday 24, March

The Outhouse

The Outhouse

“The Outhouse” tells the story of this legendary, lawless punk venue (1985-1997) in the voices of the musicians, the fans, the promoters, the local sheriff and the pissed-off neighbors. Independent filmmaker Brad Norman, an Outhouse regular who later booked bands there, spent five years tracking down amateur footage, grainy photos and show flyers, and interviewing regulars and musicians.

Thursday 29, March

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Rfor sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Friday 23, February

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Tuesday 27, February

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TRY AND GET ME + BLACK LEGION

TRY AND GET ME + BLACK LEGION

What more do you need to know? Bay Area legend Elliot Lavine brings his I WAKE UP DREAMING mojo back to the Roxie with a hard-hitting series that takes a sharp look at the dark side of the American Dream. Six indelible double-bills hand-picked by Elliot (with input from Midcentury Productions’ maestro Don Malcolm…) to thrill and chill, excite and edify. Schedule details below. Festival pass is just $50 for 12 films—buy and save!

TRY AND GET ME!

Frank Lovejoy goes bowling, meets Lloyd Bridges, and dark destiny takes over. Cy Endfield’s astonishing, incendiary look at the post-WWII American malaise builds to an unthinkable climax. (1951, Cy Endfield)

BLACK LEGION

Sowing the seeds of hate—more than a quaint American pastime! See Humphrey Bogart in an early (1937) role as a man duped into joining a sinister organization with Un-American aims! (1937, Archie Mayo)

Friday 23, March

Up The Awards Benefit Bash 2018

Up The Awards Benefit Bash 2018

The crowd-pleasing, bargain basement broadcast of Hollywood’s annual attempt to bark you back into multiplexes by giving shiny statues to prestige pictures. Beer. Snacks. Ballots. Video insanity and a lot of attitude.

Your $15 donation goes directly to the operations of our independent, nonprofit, historic theater. This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many thanks to ABC 7 for their support.

Doors open at 3:45, in time for the Red Carpet Preen Parade.

Sunday 4, March