WEEKEND HAPPENINGS ON THE BIG SCREEN

WEEKEND HAPPENINGS ON THE BIG SCREEN

The gargantuan 7 hour War and Peace makes a return to screens in New York City, plenty of 35mm screenings including Burt Reynolds tributes and a 35mm Bug Bunny Festival kick off a weekend of classics and midnight cult favorites.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15th

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THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY (1978 / 35mm Print)

Fri Feb 15th 6:45pm / Quad Cinema, New York City

Disco fever affords Jeff Goldblum a player lifestyle as owner of the L.A.’s hottest dance palace, and during one wild Friday night on-site he pursues married Andrea Howard. In the house: Debra Winger, deejay Ray Vitte, Chick Vennera, Terri Nunn (later lead singer of the group Berlin), and Paul Jabara — who won an Oscar for his song “Last Dance,” performed onscreen, indelibly, by Donna Summer; also on the bill are The Commodores, with their tasty jam “Too Hot ta Trot.”

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THE APARTMENT (1960 / 4K DCP)

Fri Feb 15th 5pm / Phenomena Experience, Barcelona Spain

CC Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is a modest but ambitious employee of an insurance company that knows very well how to win the favor of his bosses. Taking advantage of the fact that he lives alone in a small apartment, he does not hesitate to lend his home so that his superiors can meet their lovers there in exchange for being promoted for a better job within the company. Shirley Maclaine is absolutley charming too. New 4K Restoration. of this beloved Billy Wilder favorite.

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? (1967 / DCP)

Fri Feb 15th 1pm / MOMA, New York City

Joey Drayton invites her new beau, accomplished medical researcher John Prentice, to her family’s home to meet her parents. The Draytons are cordial, but when it becomes clear he intends to marry their daughter, the temperature in the room changes. Despite being the publisher of a liberal newspaper, Joey’s father finds he needs to give the coupling a great deal of consideration before giving his blessing. Despite their virtuous intentions, the Draytons face the realization that one needs to walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Brilliant performance from Sidney Poitier and direction from Stanley Kramer.

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SPELLBOUND (1945 / 35mm Print)

Fri Feb 15th 1pm & 5:30pm / Metrograph, New York City

Hitchcock goes in for psychoanalysis in this singular thriller, made under the influence of Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, the latter of whom designed the dazzling dream sequence. Analyst Ingrid Bergman falls for amnesiac patient Gregory Peck—but is there a murderer’s heart lurking beneath that dapper exterior? The delirium only grows more intense and Miklós Rózsa’s theremin-inflected score more urgent as her doubts grow and she draws closer to the truth.

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WHITE LIGHTNING (1973 / 35mm Print) + THE LONGEST YARD (1974 / 35mm Print)

Fri Feb 15th 6:30pm / New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles CA

The New Beverly continues it’s tribute to Burt Reynolds with two brilliant classics from the 1970s, screening with rare 35mm Prints.

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AUDITION (1999 / DCP)

Fri Feb 15th 11pm / Music Box Theatre, Chicago IL

AUDITION was the turn-of-the-millenium flash point signaling the talent of Takashi Miike: a film artist twice as prolific as Fassbinder, a provocateur as multifaceted as Von Trier and a genre-bender as bent as David Lynch. Shocking arthouses worldwide with its white-knuckle finale and ingeniously Sirkian slow-burn leadup, AUDITION trailblazed a fresh Asian horror wave across American screens, carefully pulling the audience through a wrenching exploration of deep male fears and the stereotype of submissive Japanese women. New Restoration!

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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16th

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24th ANNUAL BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL (All on 35mm)

Sat Feb 16th 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm / Brattle Theatre, Cambridge MA

Also screens Sun Feb 17th. A school vacation treat for kids and fun-loving adults alike, the Brattle’s BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL has been delighting audiences for over twenty years! This year The Brattle offers a program that features both Bugs Bunny and all of the other Looney Tunes characters that we love – Daffy, Taz, Tweety, and more! All on 35mm as they originally were presented in cinemas!

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AMELIE (2001 / 35mm Print)

Sat Feb 16th 3pm / Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

Bursting with imagination and having seen her share of tragedy and fantasy, Amelie is not like the other girls. When she grows up she becomes a waitress in a Montmartre bar run by a former dancer. Amelie enjoys simple pleasures until she discovers that her goal in life is to help others. To that end, she invents all sorts of tricks that allow her to intervene incognito into other people's lives, including an imbibing concierge and her hypochondriac neighbor. But Amelie's most difficult case turns out to be Nino Quicampoix, a lonely sex shop employee who collects photos abandoned at coin-operated photo booths.

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WAR AND PEACE PART 1 - IV (1966 / DCP)

Sat Feb 16th from 2pm / Film Society Lincoln Center

Film Society is pleased to present a new digital restoration of Sergey Bondarchuk’s seven-hour-plus adaptation of Tolstoy’s magnificent novel. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace sets the changing fortunes of several aristocratic families against the backdrop of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. On record as the most expensive Soviet film in history (more than $70 million after inflation), it is also perhaps the greatest epic ever made: an exquisite production of spectacle and realism, the political and personal, that endures as a monumental achievement in filmmaking. See all four parts of War and Peace for $20/$25.

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LADY AND THE TRAMP (1955 / DCP)

Sat Feb 16th 10am, 1pm, 4pm & 7pm / El Captian Theatre, Hollywood CA

The beloved Disney romantic tale screens this weekend at the magnificent El Caoitan in Hollywood, which Disney owns (of course).

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CAN’T BUY ME LOVE (1987 / 35mm Print)

Sat Feb 16th 10pm / Loft Cinema, Tuscon AZ

80s heartthrob Patrick Dempsey stars as Ronald Miller, a high school nerd dying to be one of the cool kids. Ever the enterprising problem-solver, Ronald hits upon the perfect (at least by ‘80s teen comedy standards) idea: he’ll “rent” the most popular girl at Tucson High (and his secret crush), head cheerleader Cindy Mancini (Amanda Peterson), to pretend to be his girlfriend for one month, thereby catapulting him to the pinnacle of popularity as well.

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th

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THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957 / DCP)

Sun Feb 17th 3:50pm / Regent Street Cinema, London UK

Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama – centred on a knight (Max von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, who challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise – remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour.

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MY NEIGHBOR TORTORO (1988 / DCP)

Sun Feb 17th 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm / Frida Cinema, Santa Ana CA

Whimsical and moving, My Neighbor Totoro was a smash hit upon its initial release, and played a large part in making Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli a household name on both sides of the Pacific. With its environmentalist undertones and earnest, innocent sensibility, it’s easy to see why it charmed audiences worldwide, and why it continues to do so to this day.

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TRUE ROMANCE (1993 / 35mm Print)

Sun Feb 17th 6pm / Prince Charles Cinema, London UK

A comic-book nerd and Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) and a prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) fall in love. Clarence breaks the news to her pimp and ends up killing him. He grabs a suitcase of cocaine on his way out thinking it is Alabama's clothing. The two hit the road for California hoping to sell the cocaine, but the mob is soon after them. Pure edgy early 90s cinema. Written by Quentin Tarantino and Directed by Tony Scott.

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THE THIRD MAN (1949 / DCP)

Sun Feb 17th 8:30pm / Metrograph, New York City

American novelist Joseph Cotton lands in a war-scarred Vienna to look up his old friend Harry Lime, only to discover that his pal seems to have died, leaving a grieving Alida Valli and a terrible criminal legacy behind him. Haunted by Anton Karas's zither score and shot in disorienting canted angles by Robert Krasker, the rubble-strewn old city is a vision of a world permanently off-balance, into which steps a nonchalant Orson Welles, in perhaps his finest film performance not directed by himself. Simply put, one of the greatest films ever made.

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MIDNIGHT MOVIES

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PULP FICTION (1994 / Quentin Tarantino’s Personal 35mm Print!)

Fri Feb 15th / New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles CA

From the archives of Director Quentin Tarantino, watch his game changing, and utterly quotable, 1994 art house crime caper via his personal 35mm Print.

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MONTEREY POP (1968 / 4-Track Magnetic Sound 35mm Print)

Sat Feb 16th / New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles CA

Rare 4-Track Mag Print! The first great & groovy rock festival film! D.A. Pennebaker’s legendary concert documentary showcases the historic, pre-Woodstock 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival including incendiary performances by Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Mamas and Papas, Otis Redding, Country Joe and the Fish, Jimi Hendrix, The Animals, Ravi Shankar, Simon and Garfunkel, Canned Heat and Hugh Masekela!

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THE MAFU CAGE (1978 / 35mm Print)

Fri Feb 15th / Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

An astronomer must shoulder the burden of caring for her mentally ill sister after their father dies in Africa.

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THE ROOM (2003 / DCP)

Fri Feb 8th / Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

The Room's director, producer and leading man is the mysterious Tommy Wiseau. In the film, Tommy portrays "Johnny", a man who becomes involved in a love triangle when the woman he loves begins sleeping with another man. Johnny is also the mentor of a drug dealing man child, a dog aficionado and possesses an alarmingly unnerving giggle. A cult film that defies explanation, a film so terrible that it is charming, and now a cultural phenomenon.

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ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (2014 / 35mm Print)

Fri Feb 15th & Sat Feb 16th/ Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn NY

Set against the desolation of the once-vibrant cities of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction the world is going, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured at least several centuries, but their debauched, romantic idyll is soon disrupted by the woman’s wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise, but fragile, outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? Effortless cool from Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston under Jim Jarmusch’s Direction.

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JOE BULLET (1973 / Digital)

Sat Feb 16th / Spectacle Theatre, Brooklyn NY

The first South African film with an all-Black cast, JOE BULLET was shown twice before it was banned by government censors – producer Van der Merwe would later say that “in those days, it was taboo for a black man to have a firearm.” Anchored by the steely yet mega-charismatic performance of Ken Gampu, JOE BULLET is an apartheid-era answer to SHAFT and SUPERFLY, a must-see for any connoisseur of international action cinema. sh.

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MISS CONGENIALITY (2000 / 35mm Print), BLUE VELVET (1986 / DCP), SUSPIRIA (1977 / DCP), POLICE STORY (1985 / 4K DCP), POLICE STORY 2 (1988 / 4K DCP).

Fri Feb 15th & Sat Feb 16th / IFC Center, New York City

**Note Police Story 2 starts at 11:40pm // All films screen as single movie sessions.

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ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND

ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEKEND

GET LOVED UP WITH SOME VALENTINE'S DAY CLASSICS

GET LOVED UP WITH SOME VALENTINE'S DAY CLASSICS