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Sneak Preview of "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" with Gus Van Sant [SOLD OUT]

Wednesday June 27 7:00PM
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Sneak Preview followed by a Q&A with Gus Van Sant.

Van Sant, a longtime Portlander and steadfast Northwest regionalist, sets out in his latest to tell the story of a local legend, the late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, whose memoir was originally brought to the director’s attention by Robin Williams. Joaquin Phoenix, cementing his status as his generation’s greatest actor and shapeshifter, plays the hell-raising, provocatively un-P.C. Callahan, a wheelchair-bound speed demon clawing his way out of the hell of alcoholism with the help of life coach and sponsor Donny—an unrecognizable and exceptional Jonah Hill. A return to the tender, intimate filmmaking of Good Will Hunting, and an exciting new chapter in the open-ended, ongoing adventure of Van Sant’s career.

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Tickets avialable to non-Members starting at noon on Wednesday, June 13.

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Gus Vant Sant Presents "To Die For"

Wednesday June 27 10:00PM
Gus Vant Sant Presents

Screening introduced by Gus Van Sant.

Through the character of Nicole Kidman’s manipulative, celebrity-fixated meteorologist, Van Sant creates a queasily perspicacious study of the American obsession with fame in this mockumentary loosely based on the true crime case of Pamela Smart, lent satirical sting by screenwriter Buck Henry (The Graduate), and the pitch-perfect performances by Matt Dillon and a young Joaquin Phoenix, respectively playing Kidman’s oblivious husband and teenaged lover-turned-stooge.

Bobbito García Presents "Rock Rubber 45s"

Thursday June 28 7:00PM
Bobbito García Presents

Bobbito García joins us in person for the 7pm screening of Rock Rubber 45s on Thursday, June 28.

DJ, author, filmmaker, TV/radio personality, B-ball player, card-carrying Rock Steady Crew member, and all-around apostle for NYC street culture, Bobbito García aka Kool Bob Love draws in this film on the whole of his life experience, from a rough and unpromising youth to an influential, entrepreneurial, and determinedly-independent adulthood, combining autobiography with recent-past art history as he traces the global transmission of hip-hop, basketball, and sneaker culture. Featuring García, who was there at the beginning, and a whole host of friends, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chuck D, Questlove, and too many more to name.

Dave Itzkoff Presents "Good Will Hunting"

Friday June 29 9:30PM
Dave Itzkoff Presents

The 9:30pm screening on Friday, June 29 introduced by Dave Itzkoff, Culture Reporter for the New York Times and author of Robin.

Co-screenwriter Matt Damon is a blue-collar autodidact math prodigy squandering his talent as a janitor at MIT and passing his free time in his native South Boston boozing and brawling, until he meets his mental match in the person of Robin Williams’ full-contact psychologist. A box-office hit on a scale unlike anything in Van Sant’s previous career, male melodrama Good Will Hunting is nevertheless surprisingly of a piece with his earlier films in its close attention to the imprisoning pathologies of class in America, particularly as applied to working-class young men.

"The Hit" with Terence Stamp and Booksigning

Tuesday July 3 7:00PM

Screening followed by a Q&A with Terence Stamp and a signing of his memoir, The Ocean Fell into the Drop.

The cream of English screen acting is on display in Frears’ auspicious, underseen feature debut, in which turncoat gangster Terence Stamp is ferreted out of hiding in his Spanish villa by two hitmen—old pro John Hurt and young hothead Tim Roth, taking their quarry on the road while police inspector Fernando Rey follows in hot pursuit, acquiring firebrand Laura del Sol, and a heavy load of problems, along the way. A standout in Metrograph’s recent Stamp retrospective, which was only missing the man and legend himself—and guess who’s coming to introduce this screening, and sticking around to sign copies of The Ocean Fell into the Drop, his marvelous new memoir?

The Ocean Fell into the Drop at the Metrograph Book Store and Box Office now.

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Tickets available to non-members starting at noon on Monday, June 25.

Bobbito García Presents "Rock Rubber 45s"

Thursday July 5 7:00PM
Bobbito García Presents

Bobbito García joins us in person for the 7pm screening of Rock Rubber 45s on Thursday, July 5.

DJ, author, filmmaker, TV/radio personality, B-ball player, card-carrying Rock Steady Crew member, and all-around apostle for NYC street culture, Bobbito García aka Kool Bob Love draws in this film on the whole of his life experience, from a rough and unpromising youth to an influential, entrepreneurial, and determinedly-independent adulthood, combining autobiography with recent-past art history as he traces the global transmission of hip-hop, basketball, and sneaker culture. Featuring García, who was there at the beginning, and a whole host of friends, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chuck D, Questlove, and too many more to name.

"Milford Graves Full Mantis" with Milford Graves, Jake Meginsky, and William Hooker

Friday July 13 7:00PM

The 7pm screening on Friday, July 13 introduced by drummer William Hooker and followed by a Q&A with Jake Meginsky and Milford Graves.

In making a documentary portrait of a genius like percussionist Milford Graves, a giant of experimental free-jazz, filmmaker Jake Meginsky couldn’t very well go the usual stodgy talking heads route. Instead he matches interviews with Graves, a charismatic polymath and tireless worker residing in Queens and still bubbling over at seventy-six with disparate enthusiasms including Chinese medicine, martial arts, and biorhythm-based beats, to an appropriately idiosyncratic editing cadence which includes some truly astonishing archival footage. A rare music doc that lays down its own unpredictable beat.

Choreographer Patricia Birch Presents "Grease"

Thursday July 19 7:00PM
Choreographer Patricia Birch Presents

Choreographer Patricia Birch in person

Hot off of Saturday Night Fever and super-celebrity, triple threat John Travolta paired with rising Australian pop star Olivia Newton-John in this fizzy, festive, high-energy screen adaptation of the wildly popular 1971 stage musical, a titanic hit and, retrospectively, a sort of last hurrah for the Hollywood musical. All the trappings of the fetishized 1950s are here, from poodle skirts to drag racing T-Birds, along with a juke box worth of classic, hummable tunes, including “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and Academy Award® winner “Hopelessly Devoted to You.”

Grease is screening as part of the series Academy at Metrograph.