THIS WEEKEND AT THE HOLLYWOOD, MUSIC BOX & CASTRO
Catch some David Lynch in the lead up to the Director's return to the small screen via Twin Peaks, a trip to future Los Angeles and the motorcycle cool of Marlon Brando at Portland's Hollywood Theatre.
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2001)
Saturday, April 29th 7:30pm
Stumbling out of a car accident on the winding Mulholland Drive, an amnesiac (Laura Harring) takes refuge in a stranger’s apartment, where she adopts the name “Rita.” She takes up with aspiring actress Betty Elms (Naomi Watts), whose aunt owns the apartment Rita has broken into, as the two search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
B-Movie Bingo: ESCAPE FROM L.A (1996)
Tuesday, May 2nd 7:30pm
The man with the patch is back. Call him Snake. Kurt Russell rejoins filmmakers John Carpenter and Debra Hill to do to the Big Orange what they did to the Big Apple in ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK -- with even more futuristic thrills and slam-bang action! Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device. Don't miss the excitement as Snake surfs Wilshire Blvd., shoots hoops at the Coliseum, dive bombs the Happy Kingdom theme park, and mixes it up with a wild assortment of friends, fiends and foes (Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, George Corraface, Cliff Robertson, Pam Grier and more). Wear your B-Movie Bingo t-shirt to get entered into our Grand Prize raffle!
THE WILD ONE (1953)
Thursday, May 4th 9:30pm
Marlon Brando portrays Johnny Strabler, leader of The Black Rebels Motorcycle club. BRMC blows into a small town in California, Johnny raises hell with his gang, and then falls for the sheriff’s daughter. Chino and the rival Beetles show up with an old grudge, and plenty of drinking, fighting, and racing ensues, with the townspeople caught in the chaos.Tonight's screening will go toward medical costs for Portland punk rock legend Jonny "Jonnycat" Harbin.
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San Fran's marvelous Castro Theatre has a few sensational Double Feature's in store this weekend;
SATURDAY, APRIL 29th 5pm & 9:15pm (Double Feature)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967, 35mm) 5:00pm
In this landmark film, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway portray the psychotic mid-west bank robbers who became unlikely heroes during the Great Depression. Both richly comic and shockingly brutal, director Arthur Penn brought his own American New Wave vision to the material and created one of the decade’s most influential films. With Estelle Parsons, Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard and Gene Wilder. (1967, 111 min, 35mm)
plus BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969, DCP)
Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in this comically elegiac Western chronicling the mostly true exploits of the legendary outlaws' last months. George Roy Hill’s revisionist approach to the Western has its tongue firmly in cheek, aided by William Goldman’s Oscar-winning script and the undeniable chemistry between Newman and relative newcomer Redford.
SUNDAY APRIL 30th 5:05 & 8:55pm (Double Feature)
BEAT THE DEVIL (1953, 4K)
NEW 4K RESTORATION! UNSEEN, UNCENSORED VERSION!
Tough customer Humphrey Bogart is in cahoots with four misguided, deeply untrustworthy con artists off the coast of Italy, scheming to get rich off uranium deposits in Africa. Seeking to spoof the ground he paved with The Maltese Falcon, director John Huston jettisoned the source material and hired Truman Capote to write on the fly during production. Its absurd plot, offbeat comedy and deliciously deadpan performances gained the film an instant cult following. Suffering for decades in a studio-mangled version, then a shoddy public domain title, this new reconstruction utilizes the original 35mm negative and other sources to re-create the original cut, reinstating the censored scenes and eliminating the narration and baffling flashback structure. Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Edward Underdown and Peter Lorre co-star.
THE MALTESE FALCON (1941, 35mm)
Outstanding detective drama wherein Humphrey Bogart’s iconoclastic Sam Spade and a cast of shady characters embark on a search for the titular statuette. Screenwriter John Huston made his directorial debut with this fast-paced adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s mystery. Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet co-star. (1941, 100 min, 35mm)
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From April 27th-May 4th, the Music Box is proud to present DAVID LYNCH: A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE, the most immersive and thorough collection of Lynch's work ever presented in one venue!
The Music Box Theatre in Chicago is also getting in on some David Lynch kicking off today with a complete retrospective of the surrealist Director's work.
The series begins on Thursday, April 27th with an Opening Night screening of MULHOLLAND DRIVE on 35mm at 7:30pm.
On Friday, April 28th at 7:15, see the Chicago premiere of the intimate new documentary DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE, which takes an in-depth look at Lynchs art, music, and early films.
Then at 9:30pm on Friday, catch an extremely *rare* screening of INDUSTRIAL SYMPHONY NO 1, which might be the closest we'll ever get to a David Lynch musical. This screening will be followed by a program celebrating David Lynch's work in music, advertising, and television presented by musician Daniel Knox. Don't make other plans. This will be a long engagement, and will contain material you won't be able to see anywhere else. CLICK HERE for Advance Tickets.
DAVID LYNCH: A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE covers the entirety of Lynch's incredible career, with other notable screenings including TWIN PEAKS night with FIRE WALK WITH ME on Saturday April 29th, 40th Anniversary screenings of his breakthrough feature ERASERHEAD on May 1st & 3rd, 20th Anniversary screenings of LOST HIGHWAY on May 1st & 2nd, and his surprisingly tender drama THE STRAIGHT STORY on May 1st & 3rd.
In 1985, a young German filmmaker Peter Braatz was invited by David Lynch to Wilmington, North Carolina, to document the making of his new film, BLUE VELVET. Featuring exclusively never before seen footage, the resulting film BLUE VELVET REVISTED finally offers the most intimate insight into one of Lynch's masterpieces from those who witnessed it firsthand. BLUE VELVET REVISTED screens just once, Wednesday May 3rd at 7:30pm. Plus, David Lynch's Signature Cup Organic Coffee at the concession stand, Limited Edition screenprints of the DAVID LYNCH: A COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE posters (Only 200 available!), giveaways, and so so so many surprises.
Finally, be sure to show up early, as each screening includes a special 20 minute preshow, featuring rare clips, interviews, bonus footage, and more. Preshows will be different for each film.
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