(Bob Fosse, 1972) · A successful stage performer, Minnelli was never really able to show off her musical theater chops on the big screen until she teamed up with Bob Fosse. The results managed to transcend the musical genre, tackling controversial topics like homosexuality, promiscuity, and abortion for the first time, all against the backdrop of Nazi Germany. Coming out three years after Garland’s death, Minnelli’s performance is also a stirring tribute to her late mother.
runtime: 125 min format: 35mm
(P. Wisniewski, R. Segal, T. Detach, L. Bolts) ·
Shifting Sands explores the history of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which blends nature and industry with its stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and sprawling industrial facilities. As the film suggests, this region, known as "the birthplace of ecological science in North America," presents a model for a sustainable future. Filmmakers Wisniewski and Desch and ecologist Dr. Alison Anatasio will lead a discussion after the screening. Co-presented by the Program on the Global Environment.
runtime: 60 min format: Digital
(Pedro Almodóvar, 2002) · A sensitive film about the loneliness and intimacy that can occur between the two sexes, Talk to Her follows two men taking care of two women in comas: nurse Beningo caring for dancer Alicia, and writer Marco caring for his bullfighter partner Lydia. The men form a friendship as each experiences love past loss. The film won Almodóvar his second Academy Award for Best Screenplay.
runtime: 112 min format: 35mm
(K. Masunari & M. Yuasa, 2010) · Five Japanese children rescue a dog-like alien named Pochi while on summer vacation, sparking an fantastic journey through space to Pochi's homeworld, Wan. They're pursued by the host of "The Space Show," a popular variety act broadcast throughout the universe, who's targeting the wasabi root in one of the children's bags. The result is a wacky intergalactic spectacle featuring strong visuals and a theme song from one-time UK pop sensation Susan Boyle.
runtime: 136 min format: DCP
(Ridley Scott, 1979) · In the depths of space, the Nostromo crew come across an unknown distress beacon emitted from a nearby planet. Upon further investigation, they find the ruins of a derelict spacecraft that brings the crew into contact with a primal and parasitic organism whose very function is predatory perfection. Introducing Sigourney Weaver as the strong-willed Ellen Ripley and directed by Ridley Scott, Alien evokes a nightmare of isolation and terror.
runtime: 117 min format: 35mm
(Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973) · After Jeanne is raped by a feudal lord on her wedding night, Satan tempts her with dionysian visions of hell, promising vengeance in exchange for her body and soul. Featuring sinuous pans across elaborate watercolor stills and psychedelic explosions of color and movement set to a funkified psych jazz score by Masahiko Satoh, this beautiful restoration gives Eiichi Yamamoto's transgressive adult animated feature its first stateside release.
runtime: 93 min format: DCP
(James DeMonaco, 2016) · A presidential candidate hits the streets during the annual purge, a 12-hour period when all laws are suspended. The third installation in the summertime horror series is also the most accomplished, examining the racial and class implications of its Hobbesian horrorscape premise. At its best, it offers glimpses of bloodlust and sadomasochism run rampant in the streets, following in the anarchic tradition of Escape from New York and the Mad Max movies.
runtime: 105 min format: DCP
(?, ?) · Celebrate Halloween at Doc Films with a spooky mystery screening. The screening will be free, but come in costume for some complimentary tricks and treats.
runtime: ? min format: Digital