THE DEAD DON’T DIE
“A subversive surprise, a possible cult classic for brainy cineastes.” – San Francisco Examiner
“The Dead Don’t Die is oddly adorable for a zombie film.” – The Young Folks
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits.
Rated R (for zombie violence/gore, and for language) 1 hour, 43 mins
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH MIDNIGHT INSANITY SHADOWCAST
EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT
If you haven’t seen ROCKY with the Midnight Insanity shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newly engaged couple 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
JULY 11 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
The Cure, acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest live bands, take the stage on a perfect July evening in London’s Hyde Park 2018 to deliver a set of songs celebrating four decades of music making. The ensuing film “Anniversary 1978-2018”, directed by long-time collaborator Tim Pope, captures them in glorious 4K. The 5.1 audio mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett complements and completes this fabulously immersive cinematic experience.
From Lovesong to Lullaby, from Boys Don’t Cry to Burn, from Fascination Street to Friday I’m in Love, Robert Smith and his extraordinary band – Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels – take us on a magical trip through time.
Unrated, 2 hours
July 13 & 14 – THE ART THEATRE CELEBRATES BASTILLE DAY WITH A FRENCH CLASSIC!
“This movie liberated the cinema — the stories you could tell and the ways you could tell them — as clearly and cleanly as Picasso freed painting and the Sex Pistols rebooted rock.” – Boston Globe
“Breathless jumps to its own rhythm and pokes holes in its idols even as it worships them.” – Dallas Morning News
“With the appearance of Breathless, we have a film that is new, aesthetically and morally.” – The New Republic
A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Rated R, 1 hour, 30 mins
THE BLACK PIRATE
Join us for this silent era movie featuring a LIVE score by the JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKI ENSEMBLE!
Pirates loot a ship of its riches before blowing it up. Father-and-son survivors of noble birth wash ashore of an island, and the injured father perishes. The son (Douglas Fairbanks) promises to seek revenge by infiltrating the same band of buccaneers and bringing them to justice. Posing as the “Black Pirate,” he defeats the captain, captures a merchant ship single-handedly and earns himself a role as their new leader. Unanticipated is a princess (Billie Dove) who needs protection
Unrated, 1 hour, 28 mins
BE NATURAL: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache
July 27 & 28 – Join us for a special Q&A after the film with Director Pamela B. Green!
“A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema’s greatest pioneers and the world’s first woman filmmaker.” – Hollywood Reporter
“By the end of “Be Natural,” you won’t only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acquired a new taste in old movies.” – New York Times
“Thank goodness “Be Natural” is here to set a brilliant, distinguished, invaluable record straight.” – Washington Post
Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning – in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910 -they started in Flushing and moved to a bigger facility in Fort Lee, New Jersey. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster.
Unrated, 1 hour, 43 mins
DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: ABBEY ROAD
June 22 & 23
The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite. Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created. In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio.
Unrated, 1 hour, 35 mins