THIS WEEK AT DOC

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Angel and the Badman

Wednesday 7:00PM

(James Edward Grant, 1947) · John Wayne (credited for the first time as a producer) takes a thoughtful look at the Old West in this tale of a hardboiled gunfighter and a peaceful clan of Quakers. Injured in a riding accident, Quirt (Wayne) recovers on the placid farm of the Worth family, and is gradually won over by their way of life. But when some of his old cronies try to tempt him back into sin, will he live up to his newfound values? From the Collection of the Library of Congress

runtime: 100 min format: 35mm

 

Eyes of Fire

Thursday 7:00PM

(Avery Crounse, 1983) · This regional horror film set in colonial America is mesmerizing in its unique blend of the natural and the mystical. When a preacher is booted from his settlement for adultery, he and his followers, including a strange girl with mysterious powers, take refuge from the Shawnee in a valley haunted by spirits. As authentic as it is atmospheric, this is a richly imagined journey into the unknown, and truly eerie as a result.

runtime: 90 min format: 35mm

 

The Way He Looks

Friday 7:00PM 9:00pm

(Daniel Ribeiro, 2014) · This artful and feeling spin on the coming-of-age story centers on three high school students in modern-day Brazil. Giovanna and Leo, who’s blind, are best friends, but their friendship is upset when an attractive new student arrives on the scene—and they both find themselves romantically interested. Filled with a strong and convincing cast, The Way He Looks is a sensitive and moving reboot of a well-worn genre.

runtime: 96 min format: DCP

 

The Cassandra Cat

Saturday 7:00PM 9pm

(Vojtech Jasný, 1963) · In this delightful Czech fable and Cannes prizewinner, the circus comes to town with a sunglasses-wearing cat in tow. When he takes off the shades, everyone’s literal true colors are revealed, each representing a different personality. This causes trouble, for nobody wants his deceit and hypocrisy on full display. A kind teacher and his students team up to save the cat from the evil principal and janitor. Print courtesy of the Czech National Film Archive

runtime: 91 min format: 35mm

 

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