Spring has begun to rear its head, and it’s a veritably stacked month here at Videology! We hope you’ll join us for an event or two…
“While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests…” Don’t watch the trailer, don’t read the Wikipedia page. Accept the mystery and watch in terror as a quiet evening escalates into complete and utter chaos. We’re thrilled to host Brooklyn’s exclusive run of Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION, the most undeniably terrifying dinner party this side of a Trump fundraiser.
We’re hosting 3 (!!) VIDEOLOGY SNEAK PREVIEWS this month: Joachim Trier’s LOUDER THAN BOMBS starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert, and Gabriel Byrne; ONE MORE TIME, featuring the most widely praised Christopher Walken performance in years; and MEN & CHICKEN, a new Danish comedy starring Mads Mikkelsen (aka Dr. Hannibal Lecter) and David Dencik (Tinker Tailor, Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo) as two outcast brothers who discover a horrible secret (read: incestuous secret) regarding their family tree. Black comedy as only the Danes could create.
Fluent City continues with HAIL MARY, Jean-Luc Godard’s modern retelling of the Virgin birth with a basketball loving teen and a cab-driving dropout in the roles of Mary and Joseph. Denounced by the Vatican as “deeply [wounding] to the sentiments of believers,” don’t go into it expecting something sacrosanct — this is a Jean-Luc Godard movie.
Actor/Director Kentucker Audley joins us for a special live version of his popular NoBudge website, an online showcase for new indie films. Audley will be on hand to screen a selection of his curated picks! It’s NOBUDGE WITH KENTUCKER AUDLEY! More details to come! “One of the premier destinations for ‘true’ independent movies.” – No Film School
Brooklyn DJ Lars Warn has written a new score for Saul Bass’s sole directorial effort, the 1974 Sci-Fi Horror film PHASE IV! Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It’s up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas. The electronic sounds of Warn’s self-described “combat meditation” make a glorious marriage with the images of America’s most legendary title sequence designer (responsible for Vertigo, Psycho, Spartacus, and more!)
We’re launching a new series of VIDEOLOGY ESSENTIALS, our version of the AFI Top 100 (without Forrest Gump or Dances With Wolves). Each month, a member of our staff will choose a film they believe everybody must see if they consider themselves a discerning cinephile. Choices can (and will) run the gamut from ’90s romantic comedies to ethnographic fishing documentaries. No Forrest Gump, though. Sorry, Gump fans.
This month’s pick is Whit Stillman’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO! Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale star in the third part of Stillman’s Doomed Bourgeois In Love series, a simultaneously affectionate and teasing portrait of yuppie ’80s NYC that pairs the aesthetics of Studio 54 with the acid wit of Gore Vidal.
Our APRIL $5 MIDNIGHTS are MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE, Paul Verhoeven’s notorious SHOWGIRLS, plus SPRING BREAKERS & TRASH HUMPERS (a double dose of Harmony Korine!), Brian De Palma’s BLOW OUT (widely considered to be his masterpiece), Jim Jarmusch’s Criterion-approved MYSTERY TRAIN, and an ultra-rare screening of Jacques Demy’s DONKEY SKIN, the most visually gorgeous (and willfully bizarre) musical the director ever produced — hallucinogenics won’t be necessary.
All this plus much, much, much, much more! See more at our website!