(Armand Weston, 1973) · Produced during the "golden age" of adult films, Take Off is a pornographic spin on The Picture of Dorian Gray, following Darrin Blue (Wade Nichols) through the decades as he remains forever young while his image in a stag film ages instead. Referencing and parodying over fifty classic films and staring some of the most well-known adult performers of the era, Take Off is a surprisingly smart hardcore riff that wears its love of movies on its sleeve.
runtime: 103 min format: 35mm
(Jacques Nolot, 2002) · In this exploration of the relationship between sexual transgression and cinema, a female ticket seller, a straight projectionist, and a gay moviegoer explore their disparate sexualities against a backdrop of constant hardcore pornography and illicit sex at a seedy Parisian adult theater. Written and directed by Jacques Nolot (who also stars), Porn Theater is an unrelenting and non-judgemental examination of human sexuality at the edge.
runtime: 90 min format: 35mm
(David Lynch, 1984) · In an impressive sci-fi film, the princes of several worlds compete to control "the spice," a fuel for travel through time and space. This natural resource is only found on a desert planet inhabited by insular, nomadic tribes with more than a trace of religious fervor. One could say Dune did for British colonial fascination with the Middle East what The Lord of the Rings did for the world of the Middle Ages. If for nothing else, come to see Sting.
runtime: 137 min format: 35mm
(Frank Pavich, 2013) · In 1974, Alejandro Jodorowsky began working on an adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. After working for years and spending millions of dollars on production, the 14-hour film was shelved due to financial concerns. While we will never get to see the film itself, a group of so-called "spiritual warriors" carry on its legacy. These artists went on to work on some of the most well-known sci-fi films of the modern era, from Alien to Star Wars.
runtime: 90 min format: DCP