(Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) · One of the best films of the 2000s, among the top science fiction films ever made, and Alfonso Cuarón's magnum opus, the monumental Children of Men continues to rack up fans and recognition. Scarily relevant today, it takes place in a dystopian future in which the women can no longer give birth due to unknown circumstances, and uses this premise as a springboard to plunge into the still live questions of immigration, history, Western supremacy, and racism.
runtime: 109m format: 35mm
(Jonathan Lynn, 1992) · Join us yutes as we celebrate Joe Pesci's 75th with a special screening of My Cousin Vinny! When his broke cousin Bill and friend Stan are mistakenly arrested for murder in Alabama, brash New Yorker Vincent 'Vinny' LaGuardia Gambini and his fiancée Mona Lisa drive down to help defend the boys. Known better for his dramatic roles, Pesci gets to showcase his comedic skills as Vinny, and Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for her portrayal of the exasperated yet supportive Mona.
runtime: 120m format: 35mm
(Seijun Suzuki, 1961) · Wada Kōji stars as an officer of the Coast Guard in a quaint seaside town who normally has nothing more to do than help ferry passengers and deal with the odd drunken sailor. Soon, however, he finds himself taking on a gang of smugglers and learning that one of the ringleaders is closer to home than he had realized. Blood-Red Water was shot on location and boasts some exciting action and adventure sequences on land and at sea. Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation Film Library.
runtime: 84m format: 35mm
(Henri Verneuil, 1969) · From the initial chords of Ennio Morricone's striking score, The Sicilian Clan descends into the mafioso's world of crime and honor. Master thief Roger Sartet (Delon) is sprung out of prison by Vittorio Manalese (Gabin), a ruthless capo in need of Sartet's expertise. Eyeing a diamond exhibition en route to New York, the two plan an elaborate heist, which includes hijacking an airplane. However, a betrayal sets into motion a tense conflict among the criminals.
runtime: 122m format: DCP
(Ridley Scott, 1991) · Tough-as-nails Louise (Susan Sarandon) takes her meek best friend Thelma (Geena Davis) on a weekend getaway. But just a few hours in, they must go on the lam for killing a rapist. With equal parts humor and catharsis, the film is ultimately a story of awakening. Assisting in that is Brad Pitt as a sexy drifter and Harvey Keitel as the detective on their tail. Six Oscar nominations followed, with Callie Khouri winning for her first screenplay. Print courtesy of the Yale Film Study Center.
runtime: 130m format: 35mm
(Sam Raimi, 2009) · Written and directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman), Drag Me to Hell is a horror comedy that follows Christine, a bank employee uneasy about both her job and her relationship with her boyfriend. In an attempt to impress her boss by making a tough decision, Christine denies an old woman a loan extension, effectively evicting her. In response, the old woman places a curse on Christine, damning her soul to hell after three days of torture.
runtime: 99m format: DCP
(Derek Cianfrance, 2010) · Blue Valentine is a haunting portrait of a marriage, seen only through its beginning and its end. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give powerful performances as the couple, with the former earning an Oscar nomination. Though they truly love each other, their relationship is put through harrowing trials by their distress over who they are, an inevitable outcome of the inescapable trauma of their different, but equally troubled childhoods.
runtime: 112m format: 35mm
(John Carroll Lynch, 2017) · In the last role of his life, Harry Dean Stanton plays Lucky: a 90 year old atheist exploring the serendipitous adventures that life has to offer to those near the end. In his directorial debut, John Carroll Lynch of Shutter Island, Zodiac, and Fargo tells a gentle and understated story about a man who refuses to die or quit the things that should kill him. The character driven story also stars David Lynch and Ron Livingston.
runtime: 88m format: DCP
(Robert Aldrich, 1973) · Set entirely aboard trains, on the incendiary tracks, or in the derelict wastelands of railroad yards, this sprawling, brawling epic from Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) is an undersung tour de force. In the spirit of Jack London's best work, this rail movie immerses us in the dog-eat-dog world of sadistic conductor Shack and the freight-car-hopping, self-made King of the Hobos fighting to the death - all for the right to squat on Shack's train.
runtime: 118m format: 35mm