COOLIDGE THEATRE MIDNIGHT UPDATE
The Coolidge Corner Theatre is always reliable for a fabulous midnight screening and heading into May, the Massachusetts institution has some brilliant 35mm additions to their late night lineup, including a Lost Boys 30th Anniversary special. Down an espresso or two and settle in;
NEAR DARK (35mm)
Friday, April 28th
Country boy Caleb Colton (Adrian Pasdar) whittles away the quiet rural nights hunting local girls, but when he falls prey to the mysterious and beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), he unknowingly becomes the hunted. Mae is no ordinary girl, she is part of an outlaw band of vampires (Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenette Goldstein, Joshua Miller) and their love is about to lure him into a terrifying world of bloodlust, mayhem and absolute horror.
POINT BREAK (1991, 35mm)
Saturday, April 29th
Academy Award winning director Katherine Bigelow has been making outstanding action films for a very long time. Even though Point Break did not win her the Oscar, it still remains the greatest American film of the 1990s.
A DARK SONG
Friday & Saturday, May 5th & 6th
An unholy alliance between two damaged souls leads them on a disturbing descent into the depraved realms of black magic. Sophia is a grieving mother desperate to make contact with her murdered son. Joseph is an anti-social, alcoholic expert in the occult who reluctantly agrees to help.
BODY DOUBLE (35mm)
Friday, April 5th
Brian De Palma (Carrie, Scarface) invites you to witness a seduction... a mystery... a murder. It's Body Double, a spine-tingling look at voyeurism and sexuality from the modern master of suspense. De Palma has created a gripping adult thriller of eroticism and horror!
DRESSED TO KILL (35mm)
Saturday, May 6
At once tongue in cheek and scary as hell, Dressed to Kill revolves around the grisly murder of a woman in Manhattan and how her psychiatrist, her brainiac teenage son, and the prostitute who witnessed the crime try to piece together what happened while the killer remains at large.
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976, 35mm)
Friday, May 12 th
An isolated police station is in the process of relocation. Lt. Ethan Bishop is a dedicated cop overseeing the job. But when a busload of convicts make an unexpected pit-stop, the precinct becomes a scene of restless animosity and bubbling testosterone.
THEY LIVE (35mm)
Saturday, May 13th
You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they're people just like you. You're wrong. Dead wrong.
Friday, May 19th
Before Tom Hardy broke the Bat in The Dark Knight Rises as the villainous Bane, he put in a stunning performance as another career convict in director Nicholas Winding Refn's film.
Saturday, May 20th
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, known only as "Driver", stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night.
THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE (35mm)
Friday, May 26th
One of the most personal films by Guillermo del Toro, The Devil's Backbone is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered.
PAN'S LABYRINTH (35mm)
Saturday, May 27th
Eleven-year-old Ofelia comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather, a sadistic captain in Franco's army, hunts down Republican guerrillas refusing to give up the fight.
THE LOST BOYS (35mm)
Saturday, June 3rd
30th annivesary screening! Back in the 80s vampires weren't cuddly vegetarians, easily slain by teenaged girls - they were the bad-ass extreme-livin' motorcycling undead who ruled Southern California with an iron fang.
EVIL DEAD 2 (35mm)
Friday, June 9th
Bruce Campbell reprises his iconic and career-making role of Ash, demonic zombie-fighting hero and part time S-Mart cashier. Be there as the Necronomicon Ex Mortis unleashes an evil that threatens to possess anyone with a pulse...again.
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (35mm)
Saturday, June 10th
The last of the Elm Street kids are now at a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with unspeakable horrors. Their only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson, who helps them battle the supernatural psycho on his own hellish turf.
ROBOCOP (1987, 35mm)
Friday, June 16
When the mind blowing ultra violence of "Old Detroit" becomes too much for it's police force to bear, local evil corporation OCP steps in to create the ultimate crime fighting machine!
Saturday, June 17
Major "Dutch" (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his team of special forces commandos have seen every atrocity our world has to offer, but on this recovery mission, something from another world entirely just may be death of them.
Program notes by The Coolidge.