NINTH WEEK AT DOC
05/22-05/28

MONDAY @ 7:00 PM

Rubin and Ed

(Trent Harris, 1991) · In perhaps the greatest buddy flick of all time, Crispin Glover plays Rubin Farr, a reclusive weirdo who spends his days playing with squeaky toys and dancing to Mahler. Enter Ed Tuttle (Howard Hesseman), a failing salesman who shows up on Rubin's doorstep pitching a self-help seminar. Rubin agrees to join only if Ed can drive him to bury his cat. They wind up lost and delirious in the desert, which, though barren and hostile, proves to be fertile ground for friendship.

runtime: 82m format: 35mm

 

TUESDAY @ 7:00 PM

Dheepan

(Jacques Audiard, 2015) · Winner of the Palme d'Or, Dheepan follows a Tamil Tiger soldier and two refugees as they pretend to be a family unit to flee devastated Sri Lanka and secure political asylum in France. Upon arrival, they are placed as caretakers in an immigrant housing project unexpectedly engulfed in extreme violence. Featuring exceptional lead performances, Dheepan is a thrilling, heart-rending work by one of France's most celebrated modern filmmakers.

runtime: 115m format: DCP

 

WEDNESDAY @ 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Devil, Probably

(Robert Bresson, 1977) · "Of all my films," Bresson said, The Devil, Probably "is the most ghastly. But none of them are despairing." Nonetheless, the director's penultimate film, about a young man who decides to kill himself, was banned in France for those under 18 so as to not encourage teenage suicide. The film is also one of only two original screenplays that Bresson wrote himself (the other being Au Hasard Balthazar), offering his personal vision of the horrors of modern life.

runtime: 96m format: 35mm

 

THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM

13 Assassins

(Takashi Miike, 2010) · A samurai dream team prepares an elaborate ambush to snuff out a politically ascendant sociopath. In Miike's hands, the Trojans make the horse, inviting their aggressors beyond the fortified walls into a forty minute gonzo extravaganza of virtuosic swordplay and booby traps, deftly integrating creative practical effects and CGI, flaming bulls aside. Surrounded by hundreds, the assassins plunge into a bloody ballet that builds suspense until the climactic final duel.

runtime: 141m format: 35mm

 

THURSDAY @ 9:45 PM

Remember My Name

(Alan Rudolph, 1978) · "Produced by Robert Altman, Remember My Name evokes, as director Alan Rudolph once claimed, "the classic woman's melodramas of the Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford era". After serving a 12-year jail sentence, Emily (Geraldine Chaplin) returns to her previous lover, Neil (Anthony Perkins), now happily married, and begins to wreak havoc in her pursuit to reclaim Neil as her own.

runtime: 94m format: 35mm

 

FRIDAY @ 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
SUNDAY @ 1:30 PM

Kedi

(Ceyda Torun, 2016) · For thousands of years, hundreds of thousands of street cats have called Istanbul home. Neither wild nor tamed, these adorable and haughtily independent felines meander down alleyways and cavort through cafes, as crucial to the city as their human counterparts. An irresistible documentary for any cat lover, Kedi ("Cat") follows a handful of these cats through their daily lives, interspersed with informal interviews with their fellow citizens about the city they share.

runtime: 80m format: DCP

 

SATURDAY @ 7:00 PM
SUNDAY @ 4:00 PM

Toni Erdmann

(Maren Ade, 2016) · Maren Ade's new feature defies all expectations. The story of an eccentric music teacher (Peter Simonischek), and his attempts to bond with his daughter (Sandra Huller) by posing as a life coach, never succumbs to triteness or cheap sentimentality. Instead Ade gives us a rich character study, sustained by stellar performances from the two leads, that flows from moment to moment, alternately tender, frustrating, or gut-bustingly hilarious.

runtime: 162m format: DCP

 

SUNDAY @ 7:00 PM

Treeless Mountain

(So Yong Kim, 2008) · So Yong Kim directs two remarkable, unselfconscious leads as precocious seven-year-old Jin and her younger sister Bin. When the children are abandoned by their mother, who promises to return once they have filled up the piggy bank she leaves them, they must learn to grow up and fend for themselves. Based partly on the director's own experiences, Treeless Mountain is a sensitive, wrenching, and yet unsentimental portrayal of the loss of childhood.

runtime: 89m format: Digital

 

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