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“A bewitching masterpiece” Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Extremely transgressive and not for the easily offended, BELLADONNA is one of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S. It’s is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. If Led Zeppelin had a favorite film, this would be it. In other words, Stairway to Hell.
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“Spinning a web of erotic and psychological intrigue, Polish provocateur Andrzej Zulawski dares audiences to make sense of his first film in 15 years. ” – Variety
Adapted by Witold Gombrowicz’s absurdist novel, Cosmos centers on Witold (Jonathan Genet), who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs (Johan Libéreau), who has recently quit his fashion job. During a stay at a guesthouse, an incident launches Witold’s reality into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with the guesthouse owner’s newly married daughter Lena (Victoria Guerra).
In honor of director Chantal Akerman’s birthday, June 6th, 1950, we’re screening her final film No Home Movie and Marianne Lambert’s new biographical documentary portrait, I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman. Akerman died in October of 2015 shortly after the premiere of her final film. She left us with one of the most extraordinary and diverse body of works in the history of cinema.
Dearly Beloved…On Saturday, June 4th, 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 specialSING-ALONG screening of Purple Rain! 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).
The return of Edgar Wright’s SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, perhaps the most formally innovative studio comedy since YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Mel Brooks’ gorgeous black and white homage to James Whale featuring the funniest cast of 70s comedians this side of Steve Martin, star of THE JERK, Carl Reiner’s non-stop dadaist joke machine featuring “I Was Born a Poor Black Child,” “He Hates These Cans,” plus Martin and Bernadette Peters performing one of the loveliest duets in all of cinema…we’re also showing DOGTOOTH. That shit’s f*cked up, man.
All this plus an evening with legendary film scholar David Bordwell, an encore presentation of Kentucker Audley’s No Budge, The Hudsucker Proxy as Videology Essentials #4, Yasujiro Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon presented by Fluent City, comedian Gabriel Gundacker returns for Walt Drinking’s Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century screening, our annual summer screening of Jaws (w/ free Narragansett), Arrested Development Bingo, The Royal Tenenbaums Bingo, and more to be announced!