Sunshine Noir: ‘Chinatown’ Private eyes, dames, palm tress, warm sand: What better way to greet this sunny weather than with some hot, pulpy, LA noir? Our SUNSHINE NOIR series begins with Roman Polanski’s stinging 1974 classic! Others films in the series include a new restoration of the lost Warren Oates classic PRIVATE PROPERTY + Altman’s The Long Goodbye! First Frightdays: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’ Freddy’s helping us ring us the #FirstFrightday of July! During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (a young Patricia Arquette!) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger. Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens all determined to beat Freddy at his own game… House (Hausu) (2-Night Midnight Run!) How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Spice World Sing-Along and Costume Party! Posh! Sporty! Baby! Scary! Ginger! The UK’s most famous female quintet is on a race to get to the biggest show of their careers at Albert Hall. It won’t be easy though– everyone wants to cash in on these ladies… Purple Rain Sing-Along! We will gather here together to SING through this thing we call “life” by commemorating one of America’s best ever pop artists with a special SING-ALONG screening! We absolutely encourage that you dress in Purple. You can also dress as Prince, Sheila E., Morris Day, wear a Raspberry Beret, or bring your purple motorcycle (provided you leave it parked outside). Top Gun On-A-Loop! Because nothing says ‘Merica like watching grown men having a pissing contest in $38 million airplanes. Plus we’ll have $3 cans of “America” all day. Yes, Budweiser has changed its name to “America,” and lo, there was a great sonic boom, and Tom Cruise began to sing, and everyone wore aviator glasses, and the great day of America’s wrath had come, and Videology played Top Gun on a loop all day.
WE’VE GOT AN INSANE AMOUNT OF GOOD STUFF FOR THIS 4TH O’ JU-LY WEEKEND!!!! Free Sneak Preview: Men Go to Battle “An instant-classic Western” (Richard Brody) set in rural Kentucky in 1861, starring Tim Morton, David Maloney, Rachel Korine, and Kate Lyn Sheil!