WEEKEND PICKS (APRIL 27 - 29)

WEEKEND PICKS (APRIL 27 - 29)

Here we go again with our picks for your viewing pleasure. We've rounded up a varied bunch ranging from Hollywood to Melbourne Australia. As always, visit our 'theatres' page to visit the many film houses around the world specializing in classic cinema. There may be something to discover that we missed! Go easy on the popcorn...

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Homage to Michelangelo Antonioni
Sat April 28th
The Castro Theatre, San Francisco CA

San Francisco pays homage to renowned Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, bringing back to the big screen restored 4K DCPs and new 35 mm film prints of his celebrated works. The series recently premiered at MoMa in New York, celebrating Antonioni’s influence on architecture, design, fashion, literature, and philosophy on postwar cinema. Presented by Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy and The Leonardo da Vinci Society. Organized by Cinema Italia San Francisco (Program notes by Castro Theatre)

Session times as follows;

L' AVVENTURA (1960 / 35mm)
10:30am

L’ECLISSE (1962 / 35mm)
1:30pm

RED DESERT (1964 / DCP)
4pm

BLOW-UP 6:30pm (1966 / DCP)
6:30pm

THE PASSENGER (1974 / 35mm)
10pm

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Double Feature
BLOW UP (1966 / DCP) plus ZABRISKIE POINT (1970 / DCP)
Sun April 29th 7pm
Astor Theatre, Melbourne Australia

Two classics released in an era of counter culture, both socially and in entertainment. In BLOW UP, a successful mod photographer, bored of the superficialities of his career, thinks he may have photographed a murder after enlarging his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and begins putting the puzzle together. ZABRISKIE POINT is the influential portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: a student and a dropout.

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Bad Girls Film Club marathon
REVENGE (2018 / DCP) plus THE DESCENT (2005 / DCP) plus MAD MAX FURY ROAD: BLACK & WHITE VERSION (2015 / DCP) plus ALIENS (1986 / DCP)
Special guest Directors in attendance.
Sat April 28th 7:30pm
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

The Bad Girls Film Club 4-Film Marathon kicks off with an advance screening of the new thriller REVENGE, before they invite you to follow an ill fated expedition into the darkness with THE DESCENT. After that is the film that was paired the awesome Furiosa with Max on a wild ride through the wastelands in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD BLACK & CHROME (Yup! This is the much loved black and white version, which is how Director George Miller originally wished it to be made), and finally ALIENS with the original undisputed queen of sci-fi action, Sigourney Weaver taking on that vicious acid bleeding bitch from space. A discussion will follow REVENGE with director Coralie Fargeat, plus an extra discussion following THE DESCENT with director Neil Marshall.
 

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Godard Double Feature
WEEKEND (1967 / 35mm Print) plus VIVRE SA VIE (1962 / DCP)
Fri April 27th 7:30pm
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

The Aero presents a Jean-Luc Godard Double Feature! In WEEKEND, an amoral couple drive to a country home to claim an inheritance, encountering radicals, cannibals, literary characters and endless traffic. In VIVRE SA VIE, Anna Karina stars as a restless young Parisian who descends into prostitution when her aspirations to become an actress falter. (Program notes by Aero Theatre)
 

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2018
April 26th through April 29th
Various iconic LA cinemas including Egyptian Theatre, Chinese Theatre, Arclight Cinema Dome

Check our round up of this weekend’s classic film extravaganza HERE, but in recap, this is not to dissimilar to Lollapalooza for movies. Taking place over half a dozen venues, including Hollywood’s most famous theatres like the Chinese Theatre, the TCM Classic Film Festival will feature dozens of notable movies across the spectrum of movie history, plus in-person appearances from the likes of
 

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The notorious Rolling Stones 1969 tour...
GIMMIE SHELTER (1970 / DCP)
Sat April 28th 10:15pm
Roxy Cinema, New York City

Quite possibly one of the most notorious live concerts ever staged becoming the stuff of myth making, but for good reason. While following the 1969 tour, filmmakers shot the ill fated Altamont Speedway show where the The Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang were drafted in as security. Downing as much booze and drugs as they crowd, the result was many audience members being roughed up and ultimately the death of a fan.

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The Original Animated Feature
BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1991 / DCP)
Sat April 28th 12pm
Roxy Cinema, New York City

Tale as old as time… you know the drill. The original animated classic reached a milestone at the Oscar’s in 1992 by becoming the first animated feature to be nominated for Best Picture. It’s still a marvelously entertaining experience.


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All Night with Schwarzenngger!
ARNIE ALL NIGHTER
Sat April 28th 8:45pm - 11:20am
Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

"Get to da Choppa!!!!" for an all night marathon of classics with the champion of 80s action cinema; Mr Arnold Schwarzenneger. Two marathons will be happening simultanouslty thanks to this events gargantuan popularity, but tickets are still available for the 8:45pm event. Lineup includes: 8:45pm CONAN THE BARBARIAN, 11:10pm PREDATOR, 1:10am TOTAL RECALL, 3:15am THE RUNNING MAN, 5:05am COMMANDO, 6:55am THE TERMINATOR, 9am TERMINATOR II: JUDGMENT DAY

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I Love Retro at The Orpheum
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985 / DCP) plus WEIRD SCIENCE (1985 / DCP)
Sun April 29th 6pm
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney Australia

It's 1985 all over again this Sunday at Sydney's magnificent Orpheum as they continue their retro specials with two bonafide favorites that truly need no introduction! And besides, you never can watch these classics too many times... 

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New 4K Restoration
ICHI THE KILLER (2001 / DCP)
Sat April 28th 11:45pm
Syndicated, Brooklyn NY

Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer, traverses the channels of the seedy underworld on a mission to find his missing boss and a stack of cash. He more than meets his match in the form of the mysterious Ichi (Nao Ohmori), a shy, sexually-repressed man who, when enraged, becomes a virtuoso of creative slaughter. A bonkers adaptation of the manga became a phenomenon, both appalling and stunning audiences around the world. It may never be topped for the sheer variety of ways that it presents to pulverize the human body.

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Japan’s monster battle royale - in Tohoscope!
KING KONG VS GODZILLA (1962 / 35mm)
Sat April 28th & Sun April 29th 11am
Metrograph, NY

New York’s Metrograph is a truly wonderful cinema to visit, meticulously designed with a gorgeous bar and restaurant plus book store. This weekend they are serving up a landmark in the big screen outings of these two heavyweight champions of oversized monster madness. This 1962 picture will be presented in 35mm, and stands as the first time these two legendary film icons appeared both in color and widescreen, and remains the highest attended of any Godzilla movie to date. Thrill to carnage of actors in rubber monster suits. Just the way we like it!
 

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20th Anniversary Late Show
DARK CITY (1998 / 35mm Print)
Fri April 27th & Sat April 28th Midnight
Music Box Theatre, Chicago

Dark City has rightfully passed into cult movie status and has a delicious ’world that isn’t what it seems’ flavor. Shot in Australia, it follows the exploits of John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) who awakes to find himself at the scene of a brutal murder. Pursued by a group of mysterious men called ‘Strangers’, he learns he possessed psychokentic powers, and also that the city he resides in is in perpetual night. Dark City still feels fresh, and is a remarkably gothic visual feast to sit beside The Matrix and The Crow, and the surreal sense of confusion evident in Kafka’s The Trial.
 

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Pipe Organ Pictures special
SAFETY LAST! (1923 / DCP)
Saturday, April 28th 2:00pm
Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR

A silent romantic comedy that includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Harold Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic.Original score composed and performed by Dean Lemire on the Beverly Ruth Nelson Organ. (Program notes by Hollywood Theatre)

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Miyazaki Celebration Weekend
Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988 / DCP)
Saturday, April 28, 4:30pm & Sunday, April 29, 2:00pm
Satsuke and her younger sister, Mei, settle into an old country house with their father, and wait for their mother to recover from an illness in an area hospital. As the sisters explore their new home, they encounter and befriend playful spirits in their house and the nearby forest. These screenings will be dubbed.

PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)
Sunday, April 29, 7:00pm
Prepare for an epic battle between humanity and nature. A prince becomes involved in the struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. This screening will be subtitled.

(Program notes by Hollywood Theatre)

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Romeo & Juliet on the streets of NYC
WEST SIDE STORY (1961 / DCP)
Sun April 29th 12pm
Mayfair Theatre, Ontario Canada

The film version of West Side Story came off the back of an immensely successful Broadway run, and starred Richard Beymer (who would go on to become Laura Palmer’s father in Twin Peaks) and Natalie Wood as the star crossed lovers in this modern retelling of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of doomed love. Tony (Beymer) is a former member of an all white American teenage street gang who’s wised up and gone straight, while Maria (Wood) is cousin to the leader of the Puerto Rican gang The Sharks. Neither want anything to do with the violence of gang life, which ultimately seeks to tear them apart. Shot on location in New York City, the entire neighborhood that was used for the turf wars of the two gangs was razed and turned into the Lincoln Center, which now houses the New York City Ballet.

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George A. Romero Anniversary Double
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968 / 4K DCP) plus DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978 / Digital)
Friday April 27th 7:30pm
Castro Theater, San Francisco CA

Without a doubt, one of the most influential movies every made, Night of the Living Dead was made on a shoestring budget, Romero kick started the zombie genre with a cleverly veiled dig at America tearing itself to shreds during the 60s, and breaking ground to cast a black actor in the lead role. The film has survived by way of worn film prints and video transfers, so it is spectacular to see the film finally shown in a full 4K Restoration, scanned from the original negatives. Following on from the original is the decidedly more gory and equally biting social satire on consumer culture in Dawn of The Dead, where survivors seek refuge in a shopping mall, where hordes of the undead swarm. Celebrate the 50th and 40th anniversaries of these two pop culture landmarks!

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35mm Screening and After Party!
HACKERS (1995 / 35mm Print)
Friday April 27th 9pm
Texas Theatre, Dallas TX

Hack the planet! The technology has moved on, and hacking is no longer quite as fun as it seems here, but Hackers feels like such a time capsule of a culture and lifestyle in its infancy. Starring Johnny Lee Milleer and Angekina Jolie, a group of hackers band together to stop an online attack that will result in the capsizing of oil tankers. The soundtrack is a time capsule of the era featuring rave and indie electronic gems from Oribital, Underworld, Prodigy and Stereo MCs. After Party 'Direct Current' w Pinta Labias, Civil and guests.
 

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THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957 / Digital)
Saturday April 28th 8pm
Film Noir Video & Cinema / Brooklyn NY

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague (IMDB). Stars Max Von Sydow with glorious black and white cinematography.

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Do the time warp again..
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)
Fri April 27th Midnight (screens every Friday night)
Plaza Theatre, Atlanta GA

Fri April 27th & Sat April 28th Midnight
Cineopolis Chelsea, New York City

Since 1975, Rocky Horror has scored the longest running film run in cinema. Thanks to devote fans the world over, the rock musical extravaganza has played on the big screen, somewhere in the world, every week since first opening in 1975. A midnight movie sensation, with sessions often involving a ‘shadow cast’ of costumed fans acting out the film along with the screen, Rocky Horror is ‘absolute pleasure’.

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The Charles Revival Series continues
THE PHANTOM LADY (1944 / DCP)
Sat April 28th 11:30am
Charles Theatre, Baltimore MD

This 1944 film noir, directed by Robert Siodmak, is one of the darkest and grimmest of them all. It’s the story of a lonely engineer (Alan Curtis) who takes a stranger (Fay Helm) to a tawdry Broadway stage show and returns home to find his estranged wife murdered, himself accused, and his alibi, the woman, untraceable. Siodmak captures a raw, cold, indifferent Manhattan burdened by the grind of survival—cynical, uninspired, and desperately lonely (New Yorker).

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Late Night Favorites with 'Coolidge After Midnite'
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

WESTWORLD (1973 / 35mm Print)
Fri April 27th Midnight

THE TERMINATOR (1984 / 35mm Print)
Sat April 28th Midnight

The Coolidge Cross Cinema in Massachusetts continues its midnight movie tradition with a timely late night showing of the original Westworld in 35mm, currently enjoying a revival thanks to the HBO television series. Saturday night sees The Terminator back on the screen in 35mm. A deliciously gritty film shot on the very mean, steamy streets of early 80s Downtown L.A, it’s given even more life thanks to the celluloid texture. Not to be missed!

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Waverly Midnights at IFC
IFC Center, New York City

A long, long running tradition in New York City, the IFC Center keeps the Waverly Midnights ball rolling with a selection of their ongoing midnight favorites;

ALIENS (1986 / DCP)
Fri April 27th & Sat April 28th 11:40pm

TAXI DRIVER (1976 / DCP)
Fri April 27th & Sat April 28th Midnight

ERASERHEAD (1977 / DCP)
Fri April 27th & Sat April 28th 12:15am

MIDWEEK ROUND UP (APRIL 30 - MAY 3)

MIDWEEK ROUND UP (APRIL 30 - MAY 3)

THE CLASSICS GONE 'MAD'

THE CLASSICS GONE 'MAD'