FROM THE MASK TO MIDNIGHT COWBOY - ON THE BIG SCREEN THIS WEEK
TUESDAY JULY 30th
Tues 12pm matinee: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) takes Gene Kelly through the gorgeous Technicolor world of Paris under the eye of Director Vincente Minnelli. Screens at Pheonix Theatre, London.
Tues 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7pm and 9:15pm: Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Billy Wilder's beloved noir classic DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1946) starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson at The Brattle in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Tues 6:20pm: Jim Carrey goes from zero to hero in the big screen comic adaptation of THE MASK (1994) in 35mm at London's Prince Charles Cinema.
Tues 6:30pm: Two of the greatest car chases in cinema history in one Double Feature! Catch Steve McQueen in BULLITT (1968) plus Gene Hackman in THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971), both screening in 35mm at the Paramount Theatre, Austin Texas
Tues 7pm: Rare 35mm Print of the sun drenched SUMMER LOVERS (1982) starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah and from from the director of Grease and The Blue Lagoon. Screens at Quad Cinema, NYC.
Tues 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:15pm: One of the best psychological thrillers of the last 25 years also happens to be an anime; revisit PERFECT BLUE (1997) the first film by director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent) for a truly shocking experience at Santa Ana California's Frida Cinema.
WEDNESDAY JULY 31st
Wed 7pm: Hitchcock's later output gets overshadowed by his iconic features of the 1950s, so why not rediscover TORN CURTAIN (1966) in 35mm at NYC's fantastic Roxy Cinema.
Wed 7:30pm: One of the all time greatest concert movies is back on the big screen with TALKING HEADS: STOP MAKING SENSE (1984), Directed by Jonathan Demme at Arizona’s Loft Cinema.
Wed 7:30pm: The original Planet of the Apes saga gets a Double Feature at Melbourne Australia's magnificent Astor Theatre with CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972) + BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973).
Wed 9:10pm: The new restoration THE KILLERS (1964) is held over at NYC's Film Forum by popular demand. Originally shot as a 'Movie Of The Week', it was deemed too violent for TV and sent to cinemas. Stars Lee Marvin, Clu Gulager, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald Regan in his last role (and only villain).
Wed 9:30pm: See it or be it! THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) is a highly underrated high school comedy and a little bit of a lost classic, and more than a little honest. Features music by Oingo Boingo, Gleaming Spires and The Waitresses and the debut single from some little group called U2. Screens in 35mm at Alamo South Lamar, Austin Texas.
Wed 5pm & 9:30pm: Metrograph NYC continues its Machiko Kyō retrospective with STREET OF SHAME (1956), set in a Japanese red light district before the outlawing of prostitution. Screens in 35mm.
Wed 9:30pm: Catch a 35mm Print of the much maligned but oddly beloved Bruce Willis action comedy HUDSON HAWK (1991) at Alamo Drafthouse New York City.
THURSDAY AUGUST 1ST
Thurs 1pm, 4:30pm & 8pm: The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana California is presenting a round of Francis Ford Coppola greats and you can't have a retrospective without THE GODFATHER (1972). Screening through Sunday.
Thurs 7pm: The Museum of The Moving Image in NYC kicks off it's summer 'See It Big' 70mm season with the most majestic of them all; 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968).
Thurs 7pm: The 'Summer of '69' series continues at Massachusetts' Coolidge Corner Theatre with MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969), shot on the once grimy streets of NYC, and the first X Rated film to receive an Oscar for Best Picture.
Thurs 7:30pm: Santa Monica's Aero Theatre reopens tonight after renovations with a Double Feature of two new 4K Restorations of black and white gems MY MAN GODFREY (1936) + DETOUR (1946).