ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND (JAN 25 - 27)

ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND (JAN 25 - 27)

As well as the Noir City Festival returning for it’s 17th installment at San Franciso’s magnificent Castro this weekend, there’s some great 35mm options including a Nicolas Cage 90s action Triple Feature (can you take it?), a stunning recent restoration of Wings of Desire, an outdoor screening of 1993’s Tombstone on the set where it was shot, and much more in a varied weekend of retro offerings. Also check out our picks of the midnight screenings on offer for any night owls.

FRIDAY JANUARY 25th

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NOIR CITY FESTIVAL

From Jan 25th / Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

Think the 1950s were buttoned-down and conservative? Think again. Dive into the 17th NOIR CITY festival and experience the rush of a turbulent and transitional time in American history, culture, and cinema. Nothing would ever be the same. Twenty four movies span twelve Double Features with band new restorations and a collection of new 35mm Prints! Until Feb 3rd.

More info HERE

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BLOW OUT (1981 / 35mm Print) + INFERNO (1980 / Archival 35mm Print)

Fri Jan 25th 7:30pm / Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood CA

Dario Argento-Brian De Palma Double Feature! In BLOW OUT, John Travolta is a sound-effects man who accidentally records a fatal car crash that might be a hushed-up political assassination. INFERNO is the second part of Argento’s never-finished trilogy (with SUSPIRIA) about the Three Mothers, who rule the world with "sorrow, darkness and tears."

More info HERE

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WINGS OF DESIRE (1987 / 4K DCP)

Fri Jan 25th 7:30pm / Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

New 4K Restoration. Wim Wenders sumptuous black and white fantasy of guardian angels that navigate the city of Berlin, which was still divided at the time. Keeping watch over human beings, one angel desires to become mortal after falling in love.

More info HERE

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METROPOLIS (1927) with Live Score

Fri Jan 25th 8pm / Texas Theatre, Dallas TX

Fritz Lang’s immortal sci-fi classic needs no introduction. A tale of two classes, the rich that frolic in the gleaming towers above and the workers that toil below the surface, still stuns almost a century later from Lang’s innovative in-camera visual trickery and stylish cinematography. A film that’s influence is everywhere in modern science fiction.

More info HERE

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THE WEREWOLF VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN (1971 / 35mm Print) + WOLF GUY (1975 / DCP)

Fri Jan 25th 7:30pm / Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA

Double Feature of werewolf classics with the first feature a wonderfully schlocky tale with Paul Naschy, who played the wolf creature in a dozen films. After intermission, it’s more schlock, this time dialed up to eleven. Japanese action legend Sonny Chiba stars as a vigilante superhero/secret agent who also happens to be the last surviving member of a werewolf clan. The less you know, the better. Trust us.

More info HERE

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MILLENNIUM MAMBO (2001 / 35mm Print)

Fri Jan 25th 8:30pm / Metrograph, New York City

A stylish and seductive submersion into the techno-scored neon nightlife of Taipei that The Metrograph says is “a transfixing trance-out of a movie, drenched in club lights, ecstatic endorphin-rush exhilaration, and a nagging undercurrent of ennui”.

More info HERE

SATURDAY JANUARY 26th

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THE ROCK (1996 ) + CON AIR (1997 ) + FACE / OFF (1997) / All 35mm Prints

Sat Jan 26th 11:30pm / Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

Triple Feature! Go full Cage this weekend with an overnight dose of three solid gold action classics with our man Nicolas Cage. All are excessively over the top, helped by the likes of Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer and John Woo respectively. Extra points if you bring a stuffed pink bunny to the screening of Con Air. All screening in 35mm!

More info HERE

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SEVEN SAMURAI (1954 / 35mm Print)

Sat Jan 26th 2:20pm / Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

One of the most iconic triumphs in cinema history, Seven Samurai serves as a bench mark in Asian cinema at the hands of Akira Kurosawa, whose influence stretched to the other side of the world. Starring Toshiro Mifune as one of the seven unemployed samurai recruited to help a poor village under attack by bandits to defend themselves.

More info HERE

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FIGHT CLUB (1999 / DCP)

Sat Jan 26th 7:30pm / Aero Theatre, Santa Monica CA

Twenty years on and it’s still baffling to see how this subversive and scathing commentary on capitalism got backed by a major studio. It tanked at the box office, not helped by many mainstream movie goers thinking it was a boxing movie starring Brad Pitt. The result is a beautifully dark satire that amassed a sizable cult following and regular screenings for the last two decades.

More info HERE

AIRPLANE II: THE SEQUEL (1982 / DCP)

Sat Jan 26th 11:30am Matinee / North Park Theatre, Buffalo NY

Free tix to TSA Workers! A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again? Like its predecessor, this wildly hilarious disaster movie spoof, is like a Mad Magazine parody come to life, full of goofy sight gags and perfect deadpan delivery. The North Park Theatre will offer this screening for free to TSA workers affected by the Government Shutdown

More info HERE

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TALE OF THE THREE PROVINCES OF JIROCHO (1963 / 35mm Print)

Sat Jan 26th 9:30pm / French Cinematheque, Paris

Jirocho returns to Shimizu after two years of absence. With his wife, he decides to move into the warehouse of his wife's older brother. One day, Jirocho takes on him the grievances of his uncle, accused by the police, and must flee across the country. Part of the French Cinematheque’s absolutley massive 100 Years of Japanese Cinema retrospective.

More info HERE

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TOMBSTONE (1993 / DCP) OUTDOOR SCREENING

Sat Jan 26th 6pm / Loft Cinema, Tuscon AZ at Old Tuscon venue

Get ready for a cinematic showdown at this special outdoor screening of the 1993 Shot at Old Tucson classic, Tombstone, shown on the actual “North End” movie set where the film was made! Outdoor screening at Old Tucson, 201 South Kinney Road, Tucson, AZ. Please bring your own seating. Bleacher seating is also available.

More info HERE

SUNDAY JANUARY 27th

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HARLEQUIN (1980 / 35mm Print)

Sun Jan 27th 7:30pm / Texas Theatre, Dallas TX

Catch this bizarre Australian cinematic fiasco in which a modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. A very rare 35mm screening from the G William Jones archive at SMU.

More info HERE

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THE FLY (1958 / DCP) + THE FLY (1986 / 35mm Print)

Sun Jan 27th 3:30pm & 7:30pm / Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA

Back to back - the original 1950s thriller starring the king of schlock Vincent Price, plus the body horror-centric 1986 remake from David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum. What a treat!

More info HERE

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THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974 / DCP)

Sun Jan 27th 7pm / Astor Theatre, Melbourne Australia

From the era of big budget, big action disaster ensemble spectacles comes the highest grossing movie of 1974! Starring (are you ready?) William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, O. J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, Robert Wagner, Susan Flannery, Gregory Sierra, Dabney Coleman and more, Towering Inferno was nominated for Best Picture, winning three out of eight Oscars.

More info HERE

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GONE WITH THE WIND (1939 / 35mm Print) - 80th Anniversary

Sun Jan 27th 7pm / Metrograph, New York City

Sun Jan 27th 12pm / Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, Austin TX

Perhaps you’ve heard of this one? The timeless Technicolor marvel that is Gone With The Wind turns eighty years young and The Metrograph has it in 35mm, with additional screenings over in Austin Texas in DCP format. Obviously controversial but well worth experiencing due to it’s soaring cinematic technical achievement.

More info HERE (NYC) / HERE (Austin)

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GRAVITY (2013 / 35mm Print)

Sun Jan 27th 10pm / Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin TX

Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in this heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Directed by modern master Alfonso Cuarón, currently up for just about every award for Roma. Stunning in 35mm.

More info HERE

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JEFF GLODBLUM MYSTERY MARATHON - All 35mm Prints

Sun Jan 27th 11am / Alamo Drafthouse New York City

Come spend the day marveling at four examples of a master at work (kept secret until the picture hits the screen), and bask in his one-of-a-kind je ne sais quoi in the company of fellow devotees, jolted along with surprises, special theme menus, and more!

More info HERE

MIDNIGHT MOVIES

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SIGNS (2002 / 35mm Print)

Fri Jan 25th & Sat Jan 26th / Nitehawk, Brooklyn NY

M. Night Shyamalan is such a bizarre Director, nailing one universally celebrated feature in The Sixth Sense, he became ultimately a divisive film maker dogged by audiences waiting for ‘the twist’ and increasingly savage reviews. Despite this, studios continued to bank on him as a sure thing. Signs was a gamble in telling a story of an alien invasion from a more isolated perspective, and is well worth revisiting with the Director making some interesting feature choices in recent years.

More info HERE

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KILL THEM ALL AND COME BACK ALONE (1968 / 35mm Print)

Sat Jan 26th / Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

A classic Civil War-set Spaghetti Western directed by Enzo G. Castellari in 35mm!! Chuck Connors betrays a gang of seven ruthless mercenaries! In 1864, mercenary Clyde MacKay (Conners) leads a squad of hard-case cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command: Infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal a million dollars in gold from the Union Army.

More info HERE

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MEAN GIRLS (2004 / DCP)

Fri Jan 25th & Sat Jan 26th / Music Box Theatre, Chicago IL

15th Anniversary! Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows about "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time and falls prey to the psychological warfare and unwritten social rules that teenage girls face today.

More info HERE

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) / MANHUNTER (1986 / 35mm Print) / SUSPIRIA (1977 / 4K DCP) / TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992 / DCP)

Fri Jan 25th & Sat Jan 26th / IFC Center, New York City

From Kubrick’s interstellar trip to Micheal Mann’s 1986 precursor to Silence of The Lambs, it’s a fine collection to stay up late for. Please note: All movies are single sessions and commence at 11:59pm (2001 at 11:50pm)

More info HERE

KICKING INTO THE WEEKEND WITH JACKIE CHAN, NINJA TURTLES AND MORE

KICKING INTO THE WEEKEND WITH JACKIE CHAN, NINJA TURTLES AND MORE

FROM WITCHES TO WOLVES - WHAT’S ON THE SCREEN THIS WEEK

FROM WITCHES TO WOLVES - WHAT’S ON THE SCREEN THIS WEEK