(George Cukor, 1954) · Garland had already been one of the biggest stars in Hollywood for nearly two decades when she portrayed Vicki Lester's rise to fame in this musical. Her first role after leaving MGM is widely regarded as her best movie performance. After Garland lost that year's Academy Award for Best Actress to Grace Kelly, Groucho Marx reportedly called the academy's decision "the biggest robbery since Brink's," referencing the Great Brink's Bank Robbery of 1950.
runtime: 176 min format: 35mm
(Amber Fares, 2015) · Top gear under occupation. Meet the first all-female racing team in the Arab world in a new documentary that illustrates rapidly evolving gender norms in Palestine. The film follows the West Bank racing car drivers as they experience jubilation and frustration in their attempt to defy expectations and dismantle taboos. It is a testament to the transformative power of sport for Palestinians imprisoned and tyrannized by Israel's illegal wall and checkpoints.
runtime: 78 min format: DCP
(Pedro Almodóvar, 1999) · A heartbreaking yet hilarious film about the trials and tribulations of motherhood, All About My Mother is arguably Almodóvar's most celebrated film. The film follows a mother as she tries to find her ex-husband, now a trans woman dying from AIDS, to tell her about the recent passing of their son. Along the way she meets eccentric characters, each of whom teaches her something about the joys and sorrows of not only motherhood, but also womanhood.
runtime: 112 min format: 35mm
(Takeshi Koike, 2009) · When the militarized fortress planet of Roboworld wins a poll to host the Redline, the most extreme race in the universe, many drivers withdraw out of fear, opening a spot for Sweet JP, a slick underdog driving the last two tonnes of supercharged American muscle this side of Detroit. Like Deathrace 2000 on cocaine, Redline populates its interspecies, anything-goes planet-sized race track with a cacophonous mob of speed freaks and killing machines.
runtime: 102 min format: Digital
(John Carpenter, 1982) · A remake of Howard Hawk's seminal 1951 sci-fi thriller, John Carpenter's version doubles down on suspense and vicious gore. An Antarctic research team encounters a creature that can replicate other lifeforms, sowing paranoia in the confined research base when the crew members realize one of them may have been replaced. Starring Kurt Russell and accompanied by Ennio Morricone's chilling score, The Thing is regarded as a horror classic.
runtime: 109 min format: 35mm
(Y. Cheney & C. Renaud, 2016) · Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Louis C.K., Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, and Ellie Kemper, The Secret Life of Pets tells the story of Max, a terrier whose comfortable life is shaken when his owner adopts Duke, an unruly stray who draws Max's immediate dislike. A walk outside one day turns eventful after they meet Snowball, a feisty bunny who wants Max and Duke's help in going after the humans who have wronged him and his group of abandoned pets.
runtime: 90 min format: DCP
(Woody Allen, 2016) · A New York boy trying to find his place in the world, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) searches for a career in the Café Society of the 1930s. While exploring the thin line between the artistic aristocracy and the gangland of Hollywood, Bobby is tormented by his love for a close friend (Kristen Stewart) and struggles with the complications that ensue. Between New York and Hollywood, Bobby finds himself plagued with violence and heartbreak.
runtime: 96 min format: DCP
(Vincente Minnelli, 1956) · Vincente Minnelli's Van Gogh biopic stars Kirk Douglas as the tormented genius. The film highlights his emotionally turbulent life through his rivalry with Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn, who picked up an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the role) and his many failed relationships with women. Russell Harlan's expressive color cinematography imbues stunning landscapes (shot where Van Gogh had in fact worked and lived) with rich hues and contrasts.
runtime: 122 min format: 35mm