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An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU
1962 / 112min / 35mm
Ozu’s gorgeous 53rd and final feature is a return to a favorite theme, the poignant comedy of marriage, with beloved regular Chishu Ryu as a father giving away his daughter and preparing for another, final goodbye.
In Transit

In Transit

DIRECTOR: ALBERT MAYSLES, LYNN TRUE, NELSON WALKER, BEN WU, AND DAVID USUI
2015 / 76min / DCP
In Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America.
Late Autumn

Late Autumn

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU
1960 / 128min / 35mm
An at once comic and elegiac reworking of that earlier film as the widowed mother who pushes her own daughter towards matrimony, while friends of her late husband further complicate matters with well-meaning bumbling.

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In Transit

In Transit

DIRECTOR: ALBERT MAYSLES, LYNN TRUE, NELSON WALKER, BEN WU, AND DAVID USUI
2015 / 76min / DCP
In Transit journeys into the hearts and minds of everyday passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America.
An Autumn Afternoon

An Autumn Afternoon

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU
1962 / 112min / 35mm
Ozu’s gorgeous 53rd and final feature is a return to a favorite theme, the poignant comedy of marriage, with beloved regular Chishu Ryu as a father giving away his daughter and preparing for another, final goodbye.
Late Autumn

Late Autumn

DIRECTOR: YASUJIRO OZU
1960 / 128min / 35mm
An at once comic and elegiac reworking of that earlier film as the widowed mother who pushes her own daughter towards matrimony, while friends of her late husband further complicate matters with well-meaning bumbling.
The Reagan Show

The Reagan Show

DIRECTOR: PACHO VELEZ AND SIERRA PETTENGILL
2017 / 75min / DCP
The Reagan Show is an all-archival documentary about the original performer-president’s role of a lifetime.
THX 1138

THX 1138

DIRECTOR: GEORGE LUCAS
1971 / 88min / 35mm
George Lucas’s visually stunning debut feature takes place in a bleak galaxy far, far away from Star Wars, in an oppressively pristine 25th century future where humanity has been medicated into submission and chemically neutered to maximize work output.
The Black Moses of Soul

The Black Moses of Soul

DIRECTOR: CHUCK JOHNSON
1973 / 80min / 35mm
Live from Atlanta, Georgia, it’s “The Superbad Music Event of a Lifetime!” as the chart-topping icon takes the stage with unbridled showmanship.
THE T.A.M.I. SHOW

THE T.A.M.I. SHOW

DIRECTOR: STEVE BINDER
1964 / 123min / 16mm
It stands for the Teenage Awards Music International Show, captured live onstage at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, and listen to this stacked lineup: The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson, and The Rolling Stones, who, as headliners, had the unenviable task of following James Brown, after The Hardest Working Man in Show Business delivers one of the greatest performances ever put on film.
Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey

Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey

DIRECTOR: D.A. PENNEBAKER
1986 / 69min / 35mm
A double dose of D.A. Pennebaker from the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, filmed live on the ground and only to see the light of day twenty years later, when both documented performers were long gone. Jimi uses footage unincorporated in Pennebaker’s game-changing rock doc Monterey Pop (1969), and adds an investigation into Hendrix’s past in the London rock scene, while Shake! more than earns its title, basking in the sheer wriggling physical volatility of Redding’s performance.
TRUE STORIES

TRUE STORIES

DIRECTOR: DAVID BYRNE
1986 / 90min / 35mm
“Who’s to say it’s not beautiful?” A tender suite of tabloid tall tales, David Byrne’s one-of-a kind mock doc/musical miracle drops into fictional flyover ‘burg Virgil, Texas on the eve of its sesquicentennial and finds splendors aplenty, letting townsfolk, including would-be country-and-western troubadour John Goodman, tell their own stories.
Urgh! A Music War

Urgh! A Music War

DIRECTOR: DEREK BURBIDGE
1981 / 96min / 35mm
An abbreviated scan of the lineup should suffice as a sales pitch: Pere Ubu, Joan Jett, Gary Numan, Devo, Echo & the Bunnymen, Magazine, The Go-Go’s, Dead Kennedys, The Police, Klaus Nomi, XTC, and The Cramps, with the late Lux Interior enthusiastically deep-throating his mic.
The Cure in Orange

The Cure in Orange

DIRECTOR: TIM POPE
1987 / 113min / 35mm
The Cure’s 1986 European tour is caught at the crumbling Roman Théâtre Antique d’Orange, a grandiose, picturesque backdrop in front of which Robert Smith, shorn of his trademark thicket of teased and tangled hair, leads the band’s classic lineup through a 23-song set, alternately rocking and seized by fits of melodramatic melancholia.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration

DIRECTOR: YABO YABLONSKY
1979 / 100min / 35mm
Celebrate the birth of our great nation with Willie and Waylon and the boys in c. 1974 College Station, Texas with this all-star concert jamboree, emceed by a hysterically sloshed Leon Russell! Our host plays the hits from Shotgun Willie, fiend-with-a-fiddle Doug Kershaw capers and gambols, The Lost Gonzo Band leads a swingin’ “London Homesick Blues” singalong, and Jennings brings the earthbound stomp. It’s just about everything you need except the skinny ditch weed jay and sixer of Lone Star.
Strange Behavior

Strange Behavior

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL LAUGHLIN
1981 / 99min / 35mm
The high school kids in picture-perfect Galesburg, Illinois have turned into psychopaths overnight, and it’s up to police chief Michael Murphy to figure out what’s going on, starting with the mad science department at the local university…
Sharky's Machine

Sharky's Machine

DIRECTOR: BURT REYNOLDS
1981 / 122min / 35mm
The best of Reynolds’s directorial efforts stars Burt as the eponymous Sharky, a hot-dog Atlanta cop who’s been busted down to the vice-squad, but hasn’t taken his eye off of big game.
Jesus' Son

Jesus' Son

DIRECTOR: ALISON MACLEAN
1999 / 107min / 35mm
A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.
The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

DIRECTOR: ALISON MACLEAN
2016 / 102min / DCP
First-year acting student Stanley mines his girlfriend's family scandal as material for the end-of-year show at drama school. The result is a moral minefield.
THE THING

THE THING

DIRECTOR: JOHN CARPENTER
1982 / 109min / 35mm
Rob Bottin and Stan Winston’s effects co-star with an ensemble cast led by Kurt Russell as researchers stuck at an isolated Antarctic outpost where they’ve run afoul of an ancient, awakened evil, in one of the bleakest films ever underwritten by an American studio.
Angel

Angel

DIRECTOR: ERNST LUBITSCH
1937 / 91min / 35mm
While English statesman Herbert Marshall worries over international affairs, his glamorous wife (Dietrich) concerns herself with, well, international affairs, beginning a tryst with a dashing stranger.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

DIRECTOR: MELVIN VAN PEEBLES
1971 / 97min / 35mm
Sweetback becomes a fugitive after intervening in an incident of police brutality, the desperation of his flight underscored by camerawork and editing that convey pure chaos, as thought it were timed to self-destruct.
Smooth Talk

Smooth Talk

DIRECTOR: JOYCE CHOPRA
1985 / 92min / 35mm
Laura Dern stars as Connie, a fifteen year-old in Northern California who takes advantage of the unstructured days of summer break in order to play for the first time at being a woman.
Two Girls and a Guy

Two Girls and a Guy

DIRECTOR: JAMES TOBACK
1997 / 84min / 35mm
Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy.
Alina

Alina

DIRECTOR: BEN BARENHOLTZ
2016 / 90min / DCP
Alina follows the odyssey of a young Russian woman (played by Darya Ekamasova, one of Russia’s most accomplished actresses), who arrives in New York looking for her father, with only a 25-year-old photo in her possession to help.
Suspiria

Suspiria

DIRECTOR: DARIO ARGENTO
1977 / 98min / 35mm
Jessica Harper’s American ballet dancer arrives at an exclusive academy in Germany where she discovers a dark past and occult forces at work in the present.