LYNCH, GOONIES, 3D HORROR, CLASSICS IN A CEMETERY: THE WEEKEND ROUND UP (JUNE 15 - 17)

LYNCH, GOONIES, 3D HORROR, CLASSICS IN A CEMETERY: THE WEEKEND ROUND UP (JUNE 15 - 17)

SCREENING ALL WEEKEND

DAVID LYNCH WEEKEND
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA

With the launch of David Lynch's lon awaited biography 'Room To Dream' just released, The Brattle is serving up a timely dive through the works of America's foremost cinematic surrealist. Catch two frightening Double Features this weekend including two in rare 35mm Print format!

Fri June 15th 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm
BLUE VELVET (1986 / DCP)

Sat June 16th 1:15pm, 7pm
Double Feature!
MULHOLLAD DRIVE (2001 / 35mm Print) + LOST HIGHWAY (1998 / 35mm Print)
 

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Sun June 17th 2:15pm, 7pm
Double Feature!
ERASERHEAD (1977, DCP) + TWIN PEAKS: FIEW WALK WITH ME (1992 / DCP)

 

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CINESPIA AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETERY
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, West Hollywood CA

ALIEN (1979 / DCP)
Sat June 16th 7:15pm / Movie at 9pm

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981 / DCP)
Sun June 17th  7:15pm / Movie at 9pm

The Summer season favorite for Los Angeles is back and immensely popualr. If you've never been, the setting almost overshadows the films themselves! Cast down your picnic blanket, dig into your snacks and revel in experiencing the classics amongst the final resting places of Hollywood and music legends. Yup, movies in a cemetery! Obously not sitting amongst the head stones, but it makes for a wonderfully macabre setting. Sessions regularly sell out so book early. 
 

SPACEBALLS  (1987 / DCP)
Fri June 15th - Sun June 17th 11am, 11:40pm*
*No late show Sunday
IFC Center, New York City

"Oh shit, there goes the planet". Yup, there it goes indeed with Mel Brooks irreverent and brilliant satire of the original Star Wars. Starring Bill Pullman and John Candy, it's Rick Moranis who steals the show as the pint sized villain 'Dark Helmet' as our heroes race to rescue the spoilt brat Princess Vespa and her fussy robot Dot Matrix (the unmistakable Joan Rivers). 
 

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THE GOONIES (1985 / 35mm Print)
Fri June 15th & Sat June 16th 10pm
Sun June 17th 11am
Loft Cinema, Tuscon AZ

The kids adventure flick that is still referenced today, THE GOONIES endures because it reminds kids of the 80s what it was like to have just your backyard and street as a playground, and not glued to devices and tech for entertainment. Stars  Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton and Josh Brolin who were all just getting their careers started at the time. Catch it in 35mm this weekend!

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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952 / DCP)
Sat June 16th & Sun June 17th
11am, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm* (*Sunday only)
Frida Cinema, Santa Ana CA

Filmed in astoundingly lush Technicolor, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen directed what is arguably the greatest musical of the golden age of Hollywood. As talking pictures spell the end of the silent era, silent film star Don Lockwood (Kelly) attempt to turn a disastrous production of his studio’s first talkie into a musical, despite the lead actress having a voice like a dying cat. Full of humor, color and of course, that iconic scene of Kelly 'Singin' In The Rain'.

 

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968 / New 70mm Print)

The newly struck 70mm prints continue to wing their way around the globe playing sold out seasons, and introducing an entire new generation to an experience as Stanley Kubrick intended. Using original negative elements, 70mm aficionado Christopher Nolan has spearheaded the release ensuring the process of creating new prints was entirely photo chemical, forgoing any digital clean up, remastering or tweaking. Catch it this weekend at Santa Monica's Aero Theatre, The Astor Theatre in Melbourne Australia and Coolidge Corner Theatre in Cambridge Massachusetts. 


SCREENING FRIDAY

The Greatest Video Game Movie Fail Of All!
STREET FIGHTER (1994 / DCP)
Fri June 15th, 7:30pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA
Mortal Kombat 2 Arcade Game in Foyer!

The 90s was a time when everyone was trying to adapt a video game to a film, and failing pretty miserably. Super Mario Brothers became a dark dystopian mess (albeit fondly remembered), Mortal Kombat did a fairly OK job but STREET FIGHTER is baffling in so many wonderful ways. Jean Claude Van Damme, as all American hero Colonel Guile, heads up the most uneven ensemble casts to grace the screen but Raul Julia, in his final performance, absolutley chews the scenery as villain Bison. It's hard not to see Julia making the most of his ridiculous role, and he relished every syllable. It's over the top and laughably bad, but it's a hell of a good time, and loved by Street Fighter fans the world over for that very reason. 

Rare 35mm 3D Print!
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III 3D (1982 / 35mm Print)
Fri June 15th 9pm
Mayfair Theatre, Ontario Canada

A new dimension in terror…there’s nowhere to hide. Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees takes refuge at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds arrive for their vacation, Jason continues his killing spree. Originally released to cash in on the 3D craze of the 80s, FRIDAY THE 13TH 3D has some ridiculously blatant 3D effects. Make sure you catch this rare 35mm Print!


SCREENING SATURDAY
 

Flawless Victory…
MORTAL KOMBAT (1995 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th Midnight
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA
Mortal Kombat 2 Arcade Game in Foyer!

Another entry into the video game movie craze of the 90s, MORTAL KOMBAT fares a bit better than STREET FIGHTER thanks to its foreboding setting and a back story made for movies. We defy anyone not to chuckle when hearing that 90s NRG dance style theme song, or remain rather impressed by that awesome practical effects costume of Goro, the four armed brute from the original game. It's big and dumb, sports a soundtrack of metal from bands like Napalm Death, and desperately tries to squeeze every reference possible from it's source material. Yup, we still love it!

Hammer House of Horror Retrospective
DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th 8:40pm
Quad Cinema, New York City

At the studio’s behest, Fisher and screenwriter Jimmy Sangster resumed the franchise with Christopher Lee belatedly back as Dracula, kicking off a new series of movies centered around Hammer’s most iconic star. On a couples’ road trip through the Carpathian Mountains, a breakdown strands two brothers and their wives near the wrong castle, as minion Philip Latham steers them into the clutches of his master, the Count. The make-up is by essential Hammer artisan Roy Ashton. (Program Notes by Quad Cinema)

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The Movie Spoof To End All Spoofs
AIRPLANE! (1980 / DCP)
Sat June 16th 8pm: $5 Tickets
Redford Theatre, Detroit MI

This spoof comedy takes shots at the slew of disaster movies that were released in the 70s. When the passengers and crew of a jet are incapacitated due to food poisoning, a rogue pilot with a drinking problem must cooperate with his ex-girlfriend turned stewardess to bring the plane to a safe landing. (Program notes by Redford Cinema)

65th Anniversary Screening
TOKYO STORY (1953 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th 5:30pm
Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

The elderly Shukishi (Chishu Ryu) and his wife, Tomi (Chieko Higashiyama), take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi (Sô Yamamura), a doctor, and their daughter, Shige (Haruko Sugimura), a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko (Setsuko Hara), the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Spielberg's Adventure Classic
INDIANA JONES & THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th 4:20pm
Roxy Cinema, New York City

Joining forces in 1981 to deliver one of the greatest action films of all time, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark was a blockbuster smash that secured Harrison Ford his second iconic role in that of thrill-seeking archeologist Indiana Jones. Drawing heavily from the adventure serials of the 1930s, Indy’s first cinematic outing finds himself in a continent-hopping race to keep the famed Ark of the Covenant out of the hands of dastardly Nazis, all the while trying to woo back the love of his life, Marion Crane (a delightfully feisty Karen Allen). (Program Notes by Roxy Cinema)

Rare 35mm 3D Print!
FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR (1968 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th 9pm
Mayfair Cinema, Ontario Canada

FREE burial to anyone who dies of FRIGHT during the performance of this film! A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires instead, who have plans of their own for the werewolf. (Program notes by Mayfair Cinema)

Harrison Ford Classic
WITNESS (1985 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th 1:30pm
Metrograph, New York City

Harrison Ford is in his best non-franchise role as Philadelphia detective John Book, assigned to protect a murder witness—a young Amish boy (Lukas Haas), and holing up at their family farm, reluctantly at first, but less so once he meets Kelly McGillis (and introduces her to the greatness of Sam Cooke). The climactic silo showdown, with a fierce Danny Glover, borrows from D.W. Griffith’s A Corner in the Wheat, but the justly-famous barn-raising sequence is pure Weir, here making his first American feature. (Program notes by Metrograph)

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40 Years of the Notorious Video Nasty
FACES OF DEATH (1978 / DCP)
Sat June 16th 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park, Katy TX

It began as a graphic exploration of the one destiny we cannot escape. It would soon become the most controversial, critically reviled and fastest selling documentary in home video history. Parents tried to stop it. Video stores had to hide it. Yet across the nation, millions found ways to secretly watch it…if they dared. Renowned pathologist Dr. Frances B. Gröss is your guide to the most bizarre and grisly death scenes ever recorded, from executions, assassinations and mass murder to suicide, disease and disasters. (Program notes by Alamo Dtrathouse)


SCREENING SUNDAY
 

Father's Day Dinner Special!
THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980 / DCP)
Sun June 17th 5:15pm
Alamo Drafthouse Los Colinas, Irving TX

A full four course themed dinner and four beers from Lakewood Brewing Company included! A free-wheeling, drug-fueled smash-'em-up of music, comedy and action, THE BLUES BROTHERS is a movie that spits at boundaries and labels. It refuses to be caged and smashes through expectations with every scene change. John Belushi and Dan Akroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two brothers on a "mission from God" to save their old Catholic orphanage the only way they know how: by putting their old band back together performing a charity gig. Along the way, they dodge lawmen of every kind, neo-Nazis, and crazy ex-girlfriends. (Program notes by Alamo Drafthouse)

007 For Father's Day
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963 / 35mm Print) + GOLDFINGER (1964 / 35mm Print)
Sun June 17th 7:30pm
Egyptian Theater, Hollywood CA

Father's Day James Bond Double Feature! In FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Sean Connery is Agent 007, scouring exotic Istanbul for an elusive Lektor decoding machine. In GOLDFINGER, Bond tries to stop Auric Goldfinger's (Gert Frobe) plan to corner the world market in gold bullion.(Program notes by American Cinematheque)

P.T Anderson in 35mm
THE MASTER (2012 / 35mm Print)
Sun June 17th 10pm
Metrograph, New York City

Anderson’s aching, ambitious, deeply ambiguous psychodrama pairs alcoholic ex-serviceman Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) and messianic film-flam man Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in a cage match bromance that doubles as a meditation on the groundswell of new faiths—Dodd’s Scientology-like “The Cause” as well as, implicitly, Method acting—amid postwar American prosperity. Sensuous and strange, and one of the premiere cinematic accomplishments of this decade. (Program notes by Metrograph NYC)

Hammer House of Horror Retrospective
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1962 / 35mm Print)
Sun June 17th 4:50pm
Quad Cinema, New York City

Third in the line of Phantoms onscreen, the great Herbert Lom brings both darker and more sympathetic shadings to the iconic role as he dons the mask for another teaming of Fisher and screenwriter John Elder. Struggling composer Lom is cheated out of his oeuvre by Michael Gough and then physically scarred for life; plotting revenge in the shadows of the London Opera House, his obsessions are amplified once he beholds aspiring soprano Heather Sears. (Program notes by Quad Cinema)

Double Feature!
DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944 / 35mm Print) + LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (1945 / DCP)
Sun June 17th 1:30pm
Regent Street Cinema, London UK

A key film noir DOUBLE INDEMNITY is based on James M Cain’s novel. Phyllis Dietrichson (Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. In LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN, a writer falls in love with a young socialite and they are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (Program notes by Regent Street Cinema)
 

Brunch With The Mob
THE GODFATHER (1972 / DCP)
Sun June 17th 11am
Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn NY

Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Cann and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972. (Program notes by Nitehawk Cinema)


MIDNIGHTS SESSIONS!
A round up of some late night favorites for those that can stay awake!

IFC Center, New York City
Fri June 15th & Sat June 16th
BRINGING OUT THE DEAD (1999 / 35mm Print)
EL TOPO (1970 / DCP)
CASINO (1995 / DCP)
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998 / DCP)


Music Box Cinema, Chicago IL
Fri June 15th
THE ROOM (2003/ 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975 / 35mm Print)

Somerville Theatre, Somerville MA
Fri June 15th
MATINEE (1993 / 35mm Print)
Sat June 16th
BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997 / 35mm Print)

Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn NY
Fri June 15th & Sat June 16th
PINK FLAMINGOS (1972 / 35mm Print)

 

 

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