(Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1949) · Adapted from the Broadway musical of the same name, _On the Town_ follows three sailors (Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin) with a day of shore leave to discover everything New York City has to offer. As the two others find women with whom to spend the day, Gabey (Kelly) finds himself enamored with “Miss Turnstiles” Ivy Smith (Vera Ellen) and is determined to see her again before they return to the ship. On the Town was the first musical feature film to be partially shot on location.
runtime: 98 min format: DCP
(Haim Tabakman, 2009) · Before the early Noughties, queer Israeli cinema was almost exclusively associated with two filmmakers, Amos Guttman (Amazing Grace) and Eytan Fox (Time Off). Recent years have seen a marked proliferation of stories of LGBTQ people in Israeli film. Eyes Wide Open, a sensual, beautifully acted tale of a doomed love affair between two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men—a married butcher and his younger apprentice—is among the highlights in this recent outpouring in Israeli cinema.
This screening is free and open to the public. runtime: 91 min format: DVD
(Carl Reiner, 1982) · With Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Carl Reiner and Steve Martin team up again, this time to parody and honor film noir classics of the 1940s. Martin stars as private eye Rigby Reardon, hired to investigate the death of a prominent cheese scientist. Shot in black-and-white, the film also incorporates shots from 19 different classic films (featuring, among them, legends like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis), edited into the main narrative.
runtime: 88 min format: 35mm
(Erick Zonca, 2008) · In this homage to Cassavetes’ Gloria, Swinton stars as Julia, an alcoholic mess who blacks out every night and wakes up with a different man the next morning. After losing yet another job, she resorts to crime to make some cash, accepting $50,000 to kidnap her neighbor’s son from his drug lord grandfather. From there her attempts to extort and double-cross everyone in her path could not be more disastrous, and we could not be more riveted.
runtime: 144 min format: DVD
(J. Lee Thompson, 1962) · Featuring a powerhouse acting duo in Robert Mitchum and Gregory Peck, Cape Fear gives us one of the silver screen’s greatest villains in Max Cady. After years in prison, Cady (Mitchum) decides to target Sam Bowden (Peck), a witness at Cady’s trial who he holds responsible for his conviction, and Bowden’s family. Remade by Scorsese in 1991, the original Cape Fear still stands on its own, in part due to Mitchum’s terrifying performance.
runtime: 105 min format: 35mm
(Martin Scorsese, 1991) · In this remake of J. Lee Thompson's 1962 Hitchcockian thriller, Robert De Niro takes the role of Max Cady, a rapist who seeks revenge against his former lawyer Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) for hiding exculpatory evidence that could have saved him 14 years in prison. Spielberg signed on to direct, but traded with Scorsese for Schindler's List, deciding it was too violent. The film features cameos from Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, from the stars of the original film.
runtime: 128 min format: 35mm
(Guillermo del Toro, 2015) · Something of a cross between The Exorcist and the music video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart," del Toro's latest work manages to combine a terrifying ghost story and decadent visuals into a single gothic nightmare. Maybe you won't pay attention to the story, immersing yourself in the dripping Victorian splendour, maybe you'll cover your eyes in fear. If you do both you'll see why Stephen King called it "gorgeous and just fucking terrifying."
runtime: 119 min format: DCP
(Rene Laloux, 1973) · Created in psychedelic 2D cut-out animation, humans stolen from Earth (Oms) are enslaved as pets on the planet Ygam by the giant blue humanoid Draags. Oms not kept as pets are continually exterminated by the Draags, who consider them animals and fear the growth of their population. An Om named Terr being kept as a pet escapes, taking with him enough Draag technology to possibly save his species and escape Ygam forever. Alain Goraguer composed the film’s equally-psychedelic soundtrack.
runtime: 72 min format: 35mm