Dolemite (Rudy Ray Moore), the baddest pimp in town, has just been released from prison, ready to take revenge on notorious gangster Willie Green (D'Urville Martin), who set him up on a phony drug charge and stole his club, The Total Experience. With the help of his friend Queen Bee (Lady Reed) and their band of Kung Fu fighting vixens, Dolemite takes on every “rat soup eatin' motherf#%*er” in South Central.
Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic’s Circle with support from AGFA – American Genre Film Archive
Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter" is the third of five films to be released from the Stray Cat Rock series. On the lawless streets of T town only bad prevails. In this stunningly provocative action film, bad turns to worse when a gang conducts a series of racial hate crimes.
Mako (Meiko Kaji) is the leader of an all-girl gang, the Alleycats. Allied by the Eagles, a neighboring all-male gang, these delinquents roam the streets of T town freely, bar hopping, swindling cash from businessmen, just rocking and rolling. When one of the Eagles loses his girl to a "half-breed" from a rivaling gang member, the Eagles take revenge by gang-raping their enemy's sister. The Alleycats find themselves caught in the middle of a bloody race war.
Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic’s Circle with support from AGFA – American Genre Film Archive
The Arizona Filmmaker Showcase is a monthly event where shorts and features from local filmmakers are screened.
Dillon Doherty is torn between preserving his devotion to his family and following in his father’s footsteps as a hit man in the newly established stateside IRA. When the Irish organization receives word that one of their own may be double-crossing them, Doherty is sent out to take care of the situation, but ends up dealing with someone from his past with a similar expertise in the art of killing.
When Its Time -
This musical drama centers around Valerie. While visiting a friends house, she rediscovers her passion for music.
Shop Talk -
Alex and Carol are co-workers on an awkward first date. If only they could find something in common besides working together.
The lines between fantasy and reality become blurred for a delinquent teenager who is dealing with a tragic loss.
Presented in conjunction with Arizona Opera. Presented with Philip Glass’s opera La Belle et la Bête, as an alternate soundtrack!
Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.
The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.
The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.
The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs.
This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.
Celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary Launch of BS Movies with this back to school fan favorite!
Arrive early for a VHS Swap in the lounge (8pm)! VHS, Magazines, posters, VCRs & VHS board games and other collectibles welcome. Just bring your box of goods and hang out in our comfy lounge and converse with other videovores. No charge to sell, email: email@example.com to reserve your spot today!
Then...It's Awesome! Totally Awesome! Enjoy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And stay after the screening for a live podcast & trivia!
Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe's undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, this groundbreaking effort presents alternately poignant and funny looks at episodes from the lives of some of the students as they prepare themselves for life in the outside world. Many popular stars made their debuts in the film, including Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage and Eric Stolz. It is also the film that made Sean Penn a star for his portrayal of the dopey passive/aggressive surfer Jeff Spicoli.
Presented with support from ZIA Records!
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CINEMANIA! A new monthly film series highlighting your favorite genre films on the big screen, hosted by Dan Stone (The Unfathomable Film Freakout).
Respected scientist and psychology professor Edward Jessup (William Hurt) decides to combine his experiments in sensory deprivation tanks with powerful hallucinogenic drugs, convinced that it may help him unlock different states of consciousness. The experiments are a success at first, but as Jessup continues his work, he begins to experience altered mental and also physical states. As he spends more time in sensory deprivation, his grip on reality begins to slip away.
Presented with support from Bookmans Entertainment Exchange.
Through Alejandro Jodorowsky's autobiographical lens, Endless Poetry narrates the years of the Chilean artist's youth during which he liberated himself from all of his former limitations, from his family, and was introduced into the foremost bohemian artistic circle of 1940s Chile where he met Enrique Lihn, Stella Díaz Varín, Nicanor Parra... at the time promising young but unknown artists who would later become the titans of twentieth-century Hispanic literature. He grew inspired by the beauty of existence alongside these beings, exploring life together, authentically and freely. A tribute to Chile's artistic heritage, Endless Poetry is also an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, as a universal force capable of changing one's life forever, written by a man who has dedicated his life and career to creating spiritual and artistic awareness across the globe.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Filmbar Film School Is Back!
“Taxi Driver” – Martin Scorsese’s 1976 Classic About the Lonely Underbelly of Society”
Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the most influential films of the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s, Taxi Driver? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on the 1976 classic Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Robert De Niro in one of his most memorable roles of all time!
The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively.
After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that put “You Talkin’ To Me?” and on the cultural map!
(NOTE: While no "homework" or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to "experience" the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)
Join us for a Big Gay Singalong of the fan favorite PITCH PERFECT! Costumes encouraged! Giveaways prior to the show. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Charity. Hosted by Christopher Tong!
College student Beca (Anna Kendrick) knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
Frankenstein! Beyond green skin and neck bolts, what else comes to mind? Environmental degradation? The technological singularity? Vicious high school cliques? FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are hosting film screenings of “Unexpected Frankensteins”: movies that capture the themes of Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece, without relying on the pop-culture depictions of a mad scientist and his Gothic monster. Introduction and Q&A by a local scholar followed by the film screening.
In an attempt to discover what awaits us after death, med-school buddies Nelson Wright (Keifer Sutherland), Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts), Joe Hurley (William Baldwin), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt) concoct a plan to temporarily "flatline" themselves one at a time, stopping all brain activity, to briefly experience death before being resuscitated. A number of them are "killed" and brought back with vivid memories of their past, and the experiment is deemed a success. However, it seems as though they may have gotten more than they bargained for when their past literally comes back to haunt them.
PGRated PG for mild violence.
A film series showcasing your favorite romances on the big screen paired with wine specials, the perfect Downtown date night!
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.
18 AND OVER ONLY!
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, Kuso is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles' worst quake nightmare. Travel between screens and between aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived.
At its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Verge called KUSO, the debut film from Steve Ellison – better known to the world as musical artist Flying Lotus – “the grossest film ever made.” A screening of the film had streams of people walking out scene after scene.
Bring a friend, a date, an enemy and if you don’t have the strongest stomach may we suggest you don’t fill yourself before the screening.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Black & Chrome Edition!
Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When the warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the despot's five wives in a daring escape, she forges an alliance with Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), a loner and former captive. Fortified in the massive, armored truck the War Rig, they try to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.
Presented with support from Denixens of the Waste!
Presented with support from Saboten Con!
THE BOY AND THE BEAST is a coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo's Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm ("Shibutenmachi"). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono world. With no family to call his own in the human world, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu.
The, at times stormy, relationship between the beast and his young apprentice gradually grows stronger. Overcoming their solitude, they come to realise how much they need each other. Their fortunate encounter will be the beginning of an adventure that goes beyond your imagination...
SLIPKNOT. A genuine sonic phenomenon, a nine-piece force of nature and one of heavy music’s most important, recognizable, uncompromising and creatively ingenious bands. Yet to their millions of fans across the world, affectionately known as ‘maggots’, SLIPKNOT aren’t just a group, they’re also a counterculture and a way of life. Those fans play an important role in a new documentary brought to you by MusicScreen, entitled ‘Day of The Gusano’. The 90 minute documentary is to be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a ‘one night only’ cinematic spectacle on September 6th 2017.
Directed by SLIPKNOT’s own M.Shawn Crahan, aka ‘Clown’, ‘Day of The Gusano’ documents the Iowa band’s first ever visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT’s members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band’s long awaited first ever show in Mexico City.
Today, SLIPKNOT stand alongside musical institutions like Metallica and Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is assured within the pantheon of the elite.
A Downtown Phoenix Exclusive!
45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.
‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.
Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder and presented here in Dolby Atmos. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.
Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.
Presented with support from Saboten Con!
Hatori Chise has lived a life full of neglect and abuse, devoid of anything resembling love. Far from the warmth of family, she has had her share of troubles and pitfalls. Just when all hope seems lost, a fateful encounter awaits her. When a man with the head of a beast, wielding strange powers, obtains her through a slave auction, Chise's life will never be the same again.
In Japanese with English Subtitles.
FilmBar Member-Only Screening! Introduced by Barbara VanDenburgh. Reporter and innovation strategist at Gannett and http://azcentral.com. Moderator of the First Draft Book Club.
The most influential of all silent films — and a blueprint for future classics like Blade Runner and The Matrix — Fritz Langs visionary Metropolis can finally be seen as intended, with 25 minutes of newly-discovered footage and Gottfried Huppertzs magnificent original score. The addition of this astounding new material (1,257 shots, including entire new sequences), carefully restored and edited into the 2002 restoration, results in the closest rendition ever seen since the films 1927 Berlin premiere.
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In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and the prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light... but in spite of her resilience and the new protection of a handsome prince’s estate, the Devil devises a plan of his own. The Girl Without Hands is the audacious feature debut from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created an adult fairytale destined to become a classic. Hand-painted with lush, evocative details and featuring the voices of Anaïs Demoustier (The New Girlfriend) and Jérémie Elkaïm (Declaration of War), the film premiered in the ACID section at Cannes, was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the César Awards, and won both the Jury Prize and the award for Best French Film at the Annecy Animation Festival.
In French with English subtitles.
Rfor graphic nudity, sexual content and language
In The Little Hours, medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.
Documentary Filmmaker - Andrew Leavold (The Search for Weng Weng) returns with THE LOST FILMS OF WENG WENG! Andrew will be hosting this event as part of his World Tour!
His notes from this compilation follow: Three of Weng Weng's Tagalog language films I’ve chopped down to their essentials and subtitled into English - all seen for the very first time outside the Philippines! You get the gold from - STARIRAY (Dolphy's 1981 gay disco actioner, in which a gruff-voiced Weng Weng as Chief of Operations teaches him kung fu); DA BEST IN DA WEST (another Weng Weng western also from 1981, this time as Dolphy's deputy Bronson!); and LEGS...KATAWAN...BABAE! (stars Hagibis, the Filipino Village People, in a delirious disco kung fu spy musical western [!!!] in which Weng Weng makes a cameo in the final blazing line-dancing number). Needless to say I cannot WAIT to show you guys this!!!
Dripping with fishnets and leather, the late-night B-movie spoof The Rocky Horror Picture Show inducts attendees into a beloved, rowdy tradition. As archetypal pair of squares Brad and Janet approach the castle of the fabulous Dr. Frank-N-Furter and meet his minions—including decrepit butler Riff Raff; patched-together golden boy Rocky; and, played by Meat Loaf, rock-and-roller Eddie—a shadow cast of actors clothed in lingerie gyrates in front of the screen. In the audience, a decades-long tradition of crowd participation carries on as guests are encouraged to participate in a group “Time Warp” dance, shine flashlights during the song “Over at the Frankenstein Place,” and pop balloons if their dates fall asleep.
The Rocky aficionados of Frankie’s Fishnets, Arizona’s Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, bring extra flair to the evening, with costume contests and prop kits to heighten the experience. Those who arrive scantily clad for the costume contest are encouraged to bring extra demure clothing to cover up, in case they run into their grandparents or a temperance league in the lobby.
Narrated by Iggy Pop, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. The film is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices featuring exclusive interviews with and the music of the most famous and infamous rock and punk bands in history including Green Day, Metallica, Rancid, Dead Kennedys, and over 100 more interviews with artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk music scene.