A STAR IS BORN
“This is a durable tale of romance, heady fame and crushing tragedy, retold for a new generation with heart and grit.” – Hollywood Reporter
“It’s remarkable… just how many fresh reserves of emotion Cooper teases out of a well-worn formula.” – Los Angeles Times
In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Rated R, 2 hours, 16 mins
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH MIDNIGHT INSANITY SHADOWCAST
EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT
If you haven’t seen ROCKY with our shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newlyweds inside a mad scientist’s strange mansion and crazy party that they come across on a rainy night after their car breaks down in the woods.
Rated R, 1 hr, 40 mins
October 14 & 20
“A fresh, intelligent cinematic approach to a difficult topic that takes on a transitional time in Hungarian history with subtlety and nuance.” – Variety
On a sweltering August day in 1945, villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. Meanwhile, two Orthodox Jews arrive at the village train station with mysterious boxes labeled “fragrances.” The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back, originally lost during the second World War. Other villagers are afraid more survivors will come, posing a threat to the property and possessions they have claimed as their own.
Unrated, 1 hour, 41 mins – English Subtitles
NOSFERATU (1922 SILENT FILM) FEATURING LIVE SCORE BY THE JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
“So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema.” – Time Out
“It’s not just a great horror movie. It’s a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it’s over.” – Chicago Tribune
One of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu‘s eerie, gothic feel — and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire – set the template for the horror films that followed. Don’t miss this special rare screening featuring a live score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!
Unrated, 1 hour, 30 mins
Evil Dead 2
“A flashy good-natured display of special effects and scare tactics so extreme they can only be taken for laughs.” – Variety
This 1987 classic is a comedy disguised as a blood-soaked shock-a-rama. Visitors to a cottage in the Michigan woods discover a rare copy of the Book of the Dead and accidentally invoke evil spirits. The spirits run amok, disemboweling and vivisecting their victims. The hero battles manfully with the dread supernatural forces, but he is no match for the unspeakably vile creatures in the basement, in the woods and behind every door.
Rated R, 1 hour, 24 mins
* This showing will be a fundraiser for 99.1 KLBP, which will be the city’s first radio source to provide a platform for local news, in-depth storytelling, music, and civic discourse. Proceeds from the film, mimosas and silent auction will benefit KLBP! Costumes encouraged at this family friendly event! For more information please visit KLBP.org.
“The film is a dazzling display of director Tim Burton’s unique pop culture sensibility.” – Los Angeles Times
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.
Rated PG, 1 hour, 33 mins
HALLOWEEN – (1978 version)
“Halloween remains untouched — a modern classic of the most horrific kind.” – Reel Views
A young boy kills his sister on Halloween of 1963, and is sent to a mental hospital. 15 years later he escapes and returns to his home town in order to wreak havoc.
Rated R, 1 hour, 31 mins
“A stirring tale of empowerment.” – New York Times
“The only ‘feel good’ doc about refugees that I know of – inspiring and delicious.” – Susan Sarandon
SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp, south of Beirut, Lebanon.
The film chronicles Mariam, and a diverse team of fellow refugee women from throughout the Middle East, who share the camp as their home as they set out to change their fate by launching a catering company – “Soufra” – and then expand its reach outside the camp (through an astonishing Kickstarter campaign) with a first-ever food truck business. Together, these determined, hardworking women heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food, while taking their future into their own hands.
Unrated, 1 hour, 23 mins * Arabic with English subtitles
COLDPLAY: A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS
* Tickets go on sale October 19!
One of the world’s biggest bands share their story, in their own words, for the first time. Charting Coldplay’s incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom, it is the definitive Coldplay film. Director Mat Whitecross showcases live performances and backstage footage from the momentous global stadium tour A Head Full of Dreams, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years. The film juxtaposes spectacular performances of iconic tracks like Fix You and Viva La Vida with intimate, behind-the-scenes moments that reveal the depth of the band’s friendship and brotherhood. A one-night-only global cinema event not to be missed.
Rated PG, 1 hour, 55 mins
“A genuinely felt portrait of the artist as a dedicated survivor, ever in service to her vision of the world and fighting for her place in it.” – Los Angeles Times
“Part talent, part hustle, part pathological insistence on her own way of dealing with the world, it’s an optimistic narrative with plenty of colorful guest stars, and should have a slightly broader appeal than the usual art-world portrait.” – Hollywood Reporter
Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her-the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame, and eventually growing old and continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry, and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.
Unrated, 1 hour, 25 mins
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN
“Archival footage of Lydon in the bracing hostility of his youth contrasts dramatically with present-day interviews showing him domesticated, compromised, and happy in the wisdom that most of us learn to accept as compensation.” – Chicago Reader
After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon / John Rotten, formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He kept the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality.
Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like Flea, Ad-Rock and Thurston Moore, add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-thescenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers.
Unrated, 1 hour, 43 mins