(Monte Hellman, 1967) · In this cryptic mirage of a western, a mysterious young woman (Millie Perkins) pays weary ex-bounty hunter Willet Gashade (Warren Oates) to take her through the desert to the town of Kingsley. They saddle up and head out, but Gashade notices a leering man in black (Jack Nicholson) following them from a distance. For Monte Hellman, the desert is a place where nothing is what it seems and where death encroaches slowly at a steady pace.
runtime: 82m format: DCP
(Raúl Ruiz, 1983) · A swirling poetic vision, Raúl Ruiz's baroque and kaleidoscopic picture follows a student fleeing the murder of his teacher. Encountering a drunken sailor in a dance hall, the student is offered an opportunity to escape on the sailor's ship on the condition that he pay three danish crowns and listen to the mariner's life story. Passing from port to port in an endless purgatory as the only member of his vessel, the sailor's tall tales descend into a surreal fantasy of far off and exotic lands. Mesmerizing and entrancing, Three Crowns of The Sailor is a labyrinth of dream logic and imagination. Film Print courtesy of Institut Français. This rare screening was made possible thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
runtime: 117m format: 35mm
(Gregory Nava, 1983) · Siblings Rosa and Enrique escape civil war-torn Guatemala and embark on an arduous journey towards "el Norte," an idealized United States, "where all the people, even the poor, have their own cars." Though they may have expected ethnic discrimination and lack of opportunities in Mexico and Guatemala, they are hit with a reality shock when they reach their destination and find that they again are "just a pair of strong arms."
runtime: 141m format: 35mm
(Robert Bresson, 1945) · Collaborating with Jean Cocteau on the screenplay of Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, Bresson adapted Diderot's Jacques le Fataliste, moving the story to the present day. The director's second feature film was made during the German occupation of France and the last to give prominence to professional actors. The closest Bresson came to Hollywood melodrama, the film relates the tale of a vengeful society lady who tricks her ex-lover into marrying a prostitute. Imported print courtesy of the Institut Français.
runtime: 96m format: 35mm
(, ) · Whether your go-to spot is in the front row, in the very back, or somewhere in between, you have orders to return to the Max Palevsky Cinema and hold your positions! We've secured an IB-technicolor print with effervescent colors worth fighting for, to the death. Come see action on a bold scale, the mythic past carved out of light and stretched wide by our 35mm projectors' scope lenses, and experience a siege rivalled by few others.
runtime: ???m format: 35mm (IB-Tech)
(, ) · Doc's night of mysteries continues, and we're serving up a crime-horror cocktail, of the neon persuasion. Susan Sontag once declared that we go to the movies to be kidnapped, an apt metaphor for the dark machinations at play in our late fare. So stick around after the siege, or come fresh. We'll be waiting. It's Thursday night and Doc's open late, with all the arresting celluloid chills you'll need to make it to the weekend.
runtime: ???m format: 35mm
(Anna Rose Holmer, 2016) · Writer-director Anna Rose Holmer's elegant debut is a psychological portrait of Toni (Royalty Hightower), an 11-year-old tomboy drawn to an all-girl dance team at her local community center. A budding boxer, Toni joins the troupe, but just as she starts to fit in, a mysterious convulsive illness strikes the team. A rare coming-of-age story centering on the transition from girlhood to adolescence, The Fits is a transformative experience.
runtime: 72m format: DCP
(Asghar Farhadi, 2016) · While rehearsing for a production of Death of a Salesman, husband and wife Emad and Rana are forced out of their home and move into an apartment owned by a fellow actor, unaware that the previous tenant was a prostitute. This year's Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, The Salesman traces developments in Emad and Rana's once peaceful relationship following a traumatic event Rana experiences while home alone one night.
runtime: 125m format: DCP
(Nadine Labaki, 2007) · A neighborhood beauty salon in Beirut serves as the backdrop for Nadine Labaki's first feature, a light-hearted and poignant romantic comedy that chronicles the daily struggles and triumphs of five women. Exploring questions of repressed sexuality, societal conservatism, and familial duty, Caramel is a tale of solidarity and sisterhood that serves as a safe haven in a changing society caught between patriarchal tradition and Western modernization.
runtime: 95m format: 35mm