THE PICK OF MIDWEEK CULT FAVORITES AND CLASSICS
TUESDAY AUGUST 6TH
Tues 1pm: Santas Monica's recently refurbished Aero Theatre pays tribute to dysfunctional families with a 35mm screening of Hitchcock's macabre masterpiece PSYCHO (1960).
Tues 7pm: The Paramount Theatre in Austin Texas presents a 20th Anniversary screening of Kubrick's final film EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) screening in 35mm.
Tues 7:30pm: Catch Jackie Chan in the frantic martial arts comedy, where the ultimate stuntman and nice guy of cinema pulls off some seriously spectacular physicality, with DRUNKEN MASTER (1978) at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars, South Lamar Texas.
Tues 9pm: William Friedkin takes to the streets again, but this time in the City of Angels in the wonderfully gritty TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A (1992) screening in 35mm at the Prince Charles Cinema, London UK.
Tues 9:30pm: "Don't bury me, I'm still alive!!" screams Bill Pullman in Wes Craven's underrated THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988) screening for 'Terror Tuesday' at Alamo Drafthouse in NYC. All tickets only $10!
Tues 9:30pm: This late 90's adaptation of Todd McFarlane's beloved undead anti-hero completely missed the mark, so of course it's now a cult favorite. John Leguizamo steals the show as a demented 3 foot clown. SPAWN (1997) screens in 35mm at Alamo South Lamar
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7TH
Wed 2pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm: The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana California continues their Francis Ford Coppola retrospective with THE OUTSIDERS (1983), a film of tough guy nostalgia with Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio and plenty more eye candy for the ladies. Also screens Thursday.
Wed 3:05pm & 7pm: A Double Feature of two men sucked into a world they want no part of, from two very diffrent decades. Catch the wickedly crafted Hitchcock gem STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) in 35mm plus James Spader and Rob Lowe in BAD INFLUENCE (1990) at San Francisco's Castro Theatre.
Wed 4:10pm: NYC's Quad Cinema screens PEYTON PLACE (1957), based on the book of dark happenings under an idyllic small town facade, which served as inspiration for David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet
Wed 7pm: The BAM Cinematheque in NYC presents a retrospective of trend setting female film makers of the 1980s with Penelope Spheeris' tale of raw fury of youth in SUBURBIA (1983).
Wed 7pm: A film of immeasurable influence, Ingmar Bergman's mesmerizing black and white dark psychological classic PERSONA (1966) screens at NYC's Roxy Cinema.
Wed 7:30pm: If you've seen and loved Midsommar, then it's prerequisite to see THE WICKER MAN: THE FINAL CUT (1973) tonight at The Loft Cinema Arizona. Stunning restoration and the last word in pure creepiness.
Wed 7:30pm: The Czech New Wave is front and center at NYC's Metrograph for a screening of BEAUTY & THE BEAST (1978).
Wed 8:35pm: Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe all ignited the screen for L.A CONFIDENTIAL (1997) as three cops tackling corruption of an unsolved case in the 1950s. Screens in 35mm at London’s Prince Charles Cinema.
THURSDAY AUGUST 8TH
Thurs 2:50pm: There's an absolute plethora of Burt Lancaster classics at NYC's Film Forum this week including GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K CORRAL (1957) with sensational score by Dimitri Tiomkin. Screens in 35mm.
Thurs 6pm: Celebrate 50 Years of NYC's Film at Lincoln Center with a FREE Double Feature of Spike Lee's debut feature SCHOOL DAZE (1988) plus the modern classic SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2017).
Thurs 7:30pm: One of our most beloved Sci-Fi character actors passed away recently and Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre will pay tribute to Rutger Hauer with a screening of his iconic performance in BLADE RUNNER (1982) at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Thurs 7pm: Take the psychedelic road trip into the end of the 60s with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in the counter culture favorite EASY RIDER (1969) in 35mm at The Coolidge in Massachusetts.
Thurs 7pm: Jean-Luc Goddard's French New Wave classic CONTEMPT (1963) is a film that has spent five decades gathering acclaim and influencing generations of film makers. A must on the big screen tonight at NYC's Roxy Cinema.
Thurs 7:30pm: Screening at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) is a seriously overlooked horror gem of irresistible pace and humor where a young woman is sentenced to eternal damnation for denying an old woman assistance on her home loan. Great fun!