SPECTREFEST: Jerry Beck's Cartoon Spooktacular!

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10/25 - 5PM
$12/free for members

Animation historian Jerry Beck screams — err, screens a selection of strange, creepy Halloween-related cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm that range from ghoulishly red Eastmancolor to gorgeously garish Technicolor. Prepare to be dazzled by animated witches, warlocks, goblins, pumpkin-heads, black cats and everyone from Koko The Clown to Casper the Friendly Ghost, as classic cartoon characters Oswald Rabbit, Flip The Frog and Popeye meet all the famous monsters of filmland. This selection of hellish tricks and horrific treats will more than satisfy your animated sweet tooth (err, fangs.) Be prepared, foolish mortals! DJ Auberi Zwickel (KXLU 88.9fm’s “Nosecats & Toescats”) will be here to spin tunes before the show.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Spooktacular 2014″!

SPECTREFEST: The Babadook (L.A. premiere!)

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10/25 - 8PM
$14/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon. DJ Tight Pants Purple Hair (KXLU 88.9fm) will be here to spin tunes before the show.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

HEAVY MIDNITES' "THE WITCHING HOUR": Teen Witch

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10/25 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Being a teen girl is hard. You’ve got to deal with boys, boobs, bratty brothers and Brad, the hunky football star who doesn’t even know you’re alive. Uggghhh! But when you find out on your 16th birthday that you’re descended from Salem witches, life is, like, totally going to get complicated. Sure, Teen Witch is a sweet-natured coming-of-age fairy tale — but it’s also a top-tier rager: a mind-blowing non-stop fun machine dealing with the tough topics of today (rap battles, magical ability), a cotton-candy comedy packed with teased-out neon fashion, and a you’ll-never-get-it-out-of-your-head soundtrack of original songs (seriously, you’re gonna have to dig deep to Top That.) Plus, the cast’s got supernatural appeal: the sexy duo of Robyn Lively and Dan Gauthier, Near Dark’s Joshua John Miller and Poltergeist’s Zelda Rubinstein, just to get started. Grab your wand and head to Cinefamily to fall under the Teen Witch spell all over again!
Dir. Dorian Walker, 1989, 35mm, 90 min.

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The Tingler (presented in "Percepto"!)

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10/26 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Our annual month-long horror celebration concludes with the spine-tingling horror of The Tingler, Castle’s weirdo masterpiece of gimmickry about a lobster-shaped monster that feeds on terror within the human body. Aside from being the first film to use LSD as a plot device, the original theatrical run was presented in “Percepto,” whereby theater patrons were administered buzzer shocks in their seats, to simulate the monster’s attack. The result, of course, was giddy insanity, as star Vincent Price’s voice urges patrons to “scream for your lives!” Best of all, The Tingler features a major subplot based on the original Silent Movie Theatre itself and its creators, the Hamptons. Feel a tingle up your spine as you watch these scenes set in the very location where you are sitting — and maybe a tingle on your tuchas when we shock you Castle-style with real wired seats!
Dir. William Castle, 1959, 35mm, 82 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Tingler”!

Wetlands (10/26)

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10/26 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty. DJ Jenn Kirk (KXLU 88.9fm) will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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Shock Value: The Movie (feat. USC short films by John Carpenter & Dan O'Bannon!)

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10/27 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

A brand-new compilation of restored/preserved USC short films that sowed the seeds for the horror genre’s redefinition in the Seventies! Using New York Times scribe Jason Zinoman’s book “Shock Value” as the inspiration, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts archivist Dino Everett has lovingly assembled a feature-length compilation of recently uncovered and previously unseen late ‘60s/early ‘70s SCA student works. This embryonic bank of thrills proves how Dan O’Bannon (co-creator of Alien, Dark Star and Return of the Living Dead) and classmates like John Carpenter, Terry Winkless (co-writer, The Howling), Alec Lorimore (pioneering IMAX filmmaker) and more helped invent modern horror while on the USC campus. The program includes O’Bannon and Carpenter’s very first pairing in 1968 on Good Morning Dan — and the crown jewel Foster’s Release. Made in 1971, this short by Winkless and Lorimore, and starring O’Bannon, is the blueprint for films such as Halloween, Black Christmas, He Knows You’re Alone and countless others (as well, O’Bannon’s portrayal of the killer resembles all that would follow, such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.)

FILMS:
- Blood Bath (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, 1969, 7 min.)
- The Demon (Dir/Scr. Charles Adair, 1970, 19 min.)
- Good Morning Dan (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, camera by John Carpenter, 1968, 19 min.)
- Captain Voyeur (Dir/Scr. John Carpenter, 1969, 7 min.)
- Blood Bath (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, 1976 redux, 8 min.)
- Foster’s Release (Dir. Terence Winkless, Scr. Alec Lorimore, 1971, 15 min.)

Watch the trailer for “Shock Value: The Movie”!

Wetlands (10/27)

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10/27 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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VIDEO NIGHTS: Are You Afraid of the "Are You Afraid of the Dark" Tribute? (encore)

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10/28 - 10PM
$12/free for members

It’s that time of year, Hallow-Weeners and Hallow-Weenettes. Over there in the corner, Cinefamily is itching, oozing and generally emitting a terrifying stench — all because we are so excited to bring you more big-screen madness, Video Nights-style. Are you afraid of the darkness? WE SURE ARE! Some of you might recall a certain Canadian television show, where young members of “The Midnight Society” told the most spookified tales a middle-schooler could imagine, y’know what we mean? C’mon, don’t sNICKer. Come along for a curated evening of episodes from this spine-chilling, beloved ‘90s TV show — along with shorts, supercuts, and a cascade of dank dranks. We wanna spook your shorts off, and show ya a ghoulishly good time. The perfect warm-up for your forthcoming Halloween weekend bender!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Are You Afraid of the ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Tribute?”

SPECTREFEST: Tales From Beyond The Pale

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10/29 - 7:30PM
$15/free for members

From Glass Eye Pix — the studio that brought you The House of the Devil, Stake Land, The Last Winter and I Sell The Dead — comes “Tales From Beyond the Pale”: a loving homage to a time when horror and suspense were manifested in the minds of the audience, just as much as they were in the performances themselves. These audio dramas performed before a live audience will take you on a chilling journey through the shadows, one that hasn’t been traversed since the days of Orson Welles, Boris Karloff, and Vincent Price. Tonight’s program contains three macabre tales from authors Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid and Clay McLeod Chapman — and in a totally immersive audio experience, features live music and foley effects. Stay tuned for cast announcements and further details!

Wetlands (10/29)

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10/29 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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SPECTREFEST: Gremlins (30th Anniversary, Joe Dante & more in person!) + "The History of PG-13" Panel

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10/30 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

For tonight’s show, we’ll be screening the lone 35mm print of the Gremlins “Preview Cut”!

After the film, stick around for an in-depth panel discussion about the history of the MPAA’s “PG-13″ rating, and how Gremlins became the first film ever to receive it. Panelists include: Joe Dante (director, Gremlins), Mike Finell (producer, Gremlins), Stephen Farber (author, “The Movie Rating Game”) and Susan Nicoletti (MPAA ratings board member in the 1980s.)

DJ Dem Boyz will be here to spin tunes before the show!

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ABCs of Death 2 (many filmmakers in person!)

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10/30 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

Filmmakers Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado (F is for Falling), Alejandro Brugues (E is for Equilibrium), and Jerome Sable & Nicholas Musurca (V is for Vacation) in person, with more TBA!

From Poe to Lovecraft, from King to Barker, from EC Comics to Night Gallery, some of the best pieces the horror genre has ever offered up have arrived in short form — and herein lies the appeal and power of the mighty anthology film. Inspired by the classic “A-is-for-Apple” children’s book trope, Ant Timpson (New Zealand film archivist/programmer extraordinaire) and Tim League (of Drafthouse Films) have brought together a brand-new second group of 26 genre filmmakers, assigned each of them a letter of the alphabet, and let their twisted minds run wild! These few insane minutes apiece beautifully range wildly in tone, pacing, and scope, as the diverse assortment of artists includes E.L. Katz (Cheap Thrills), Julian Barrett (The Mighty Boosh), Rodney Ascher (Room 237), Larry Fessenden (Wendigo), Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), and even animation legend Bill Plympton. You’ll love some, hate others, and likely be offended by at least half of ‘em, making this sequel to ABCs of Death one of this year’s most unique and conversation-starting horror experiences.
Dirs. various, 2014, DCP, 125 min.

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"Childhood Haunts" Halloween Party

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10/31 - 8PM
all tickets $15

Halloween is truly hallowed at Cinefamily — it’s both the right time to get down, and to celebrate our birthday. We opened seven years ago this week (Holy Hades, how time has flown), and we mark every Cinebirthday with an unforgettable, all-night audio/visual bash. This year, we reach out beyond what haunts us in our waking adult lives, to explore the depths of our collective childhood movie-watching subconscious in an original Cinefamily video mix. This signature Mondo video collision covers the hazy, freaky-deaky memories of these pivotal pieces of films and TV that pretty much screwed us up for life; this is a mix that’s been years in the making. Plus, a midnight ghost story performance by Chicago-based artist Lyra Hill (Brain Frame), previously-unseen terrifying animated shorts from Fox’s ADHD, and a return of our upstairs Oculus Rift lounge (this time, loaded up with specially commissioned “haunted house” virtual reality realms!) Did we also mention drinks, dancing and other ridiculous reverie?

“CHILDHOOD HAUNTS” MONDO MIX
At the center of this year’s event is one of Cinefamily’s signature “Mondo” mixes (a homemade, long-form found footage montage that can blow your mind, put a smile on your face, renew/destroy your faith in humanity, and possibly change your life.) Locked away in the dusty corners of our memory banks, we all have a secret stash of half-remembered nightmarish moments from our early viewing habits that still, to this day, shake our spines. Everybody’s got ‘em. “All I remember is the clown in the window, holding the knife…”, “What’s the movie where the midget gets his fingers blown off?”, “There were some kids…and a bearded guy chasing after them with a potato peeler…” Did these films actually exist, or did we just dream them? Find out for sure, as we take you by the hand and konk your pre-pubescent noggin with a storm of vintage video vittles on the theme of CHILDHOOD HAUNTS!

Watch Cinefamily’s teaser trailer for our custom “Childhood Haunts” video mix!

THE SILENT TREATMENT: You'd Be Surprised + Dog Shy

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11/1 - 4:30PM
$12/free for members

b>Prints courtesy of the Library of Congress — and musical accompaniment by regular Cinefamily organist Cliff Retallick. A double bill of criminally underseen silent comedy heroes. We kick off the program with the 1926 two-reeler Dog Shy, starring the inimitable Charley Chase. Known as the master of the “comedy of embarrassment”, Chase’s nonchalant mannerisms and emphasis on smaller, subtler character moments — as well as his dashing good looks — made him one of the most seductive of all the silent clowns. Our afternoon’s feature You’d Be Surprised is a farcical vehicle for Raymond Griffith, who ruled Twenties screens with a suave, silk-hatted goofiness that appears purely effortless. As a jovial city Coroner, Griffith attempts to unravel a dastardly murder mystery, all while the city is enveloped in a series of sudden blackouts. You’d Be Surprised’s comic buoyancy is aided by sharp witticisms by humorist/Algonquin Round Table founding member Robert Benchley!
You’d Be Surprised Dir. Arthur Rosson, 1926, 35mm, approx. 60 min.
Dog Shy Dir. Leo McCarey, 1926, 35mm, 22 min.

Wetlands (11/1)

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11/1 - 7PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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Wetlands (11/1, 9:45pm)

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11/1 - 9:45PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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HEAVY MIDNITES: Mulholland Dr.

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11/1 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

“One night, I sat down, the ideas came in, and it was a most beautiful experience.” – David Lynch, 2001

“The best film of the decade” – Los Angeles Film Critics Society

David Lynch’s auteurist fantasia is dense, hypnotic, intoxicating and absolutely impossible to forget. What better anniversary of its to celebrate, other than its lucky 13th? There’s never been a better time to surrender yourself to this modern masterpiece of fragmented beauty and enigmatic, mind-shredding power. Lynch creates a visionary Los Angeles nightmare, a stunningly photographed neo-noir of danger, dread, deep mystery, dark humor and Sapphic desire, dismantling the Hollywood dream like pieces in a subconscious puzzle. Riveting performances from Naomi Watts and Laura Harring anchor a narrative that swallows itself whole, while a gorgeous Angelo Badalamenti score and impressive supporting cast of up-and-comers (Justin Theroux), cinematic legends (Ann Miller, Lee Grant) and genre film favorites (Robert Forster, James Karen) keep us consistently spellbound. It’s perfectly uncompromising, and all the more compelling for it.
Dir. David Lynch, 2001, 35mm, 147 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Mulholland Dr.”!

Wetlands (11/2, 5pm)

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11/2 - 5PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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Wetlands (11/2)

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11/2 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: Lucy

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11/3 - 7:30PM
$14/free for members

The next installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Paul F. Tompkins to Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the front row couches, mics in hand, and say whatever hilarious thing pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen. DJ Jack Sills will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dir. Luc Besson, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

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Wetlands (11/3)

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11/3 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty. DJ Jenn Kirk (KXLU 88.9fm) will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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Wetlands (11/4)

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11/4 - 9:50PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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Wetlands (11/5)

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11/5 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

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LOST AND FOUND FILM CLUB: From The Vaults

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11/5 - 10PM
$10/free for members

Lost & Found Film Club presents a carefully curated mix of ephemeral, industrial, educational, and sponsored films in the gloriously fuzzed-out 16mm format — plus, grilled cheese sandwiches will be available! Any given program may contain children’s films, social engineering and training films, advertisements, mental hygiene madness, animation, documentaries, student experiments, home movies on rusted reels — pretty much anything that isn’t a commercial feature film. Did we forget to mention that GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES WILL BE AVAILABLE?!

SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/6)

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11/6 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

They are neither animal, vegetable or mineral — they are a fourth, completely different, completely alien category. They have no proven intelligence, yet are clinically logical in laboratory tests. They are slime molds. AND THEY LIVE AMONG US. With the paranoid chill factor of a Seventies dystopian sci-fi, The Creeping Garden redefines the boundaries of the documentary form as it examines the stunning, body horror-like effects slime molds can play on our primal subconscious. As the appropriately haunting music score by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth) drones and blips in the gauzy background, the film glides through vignettes of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists using the slime mold to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, robot controllers and even artistic collaboration! But as well as the confines of the lab, The Creeping Garden also travels into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat with dedicated amateurs and experts alike. This real-life science fiction detective story is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed alike.
Dirs. Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp, 2014, DCP, 81 min.

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Wetlands (11/6, 10pm)

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11/6 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“Like its protagonist, ‘Wetlands’ expresses a profound distaste for following the rules and an exuberant playfulness, making this adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s novel a journey that is as joyful as it is raunchy.” — Sundance Film Festival

A whirlwind, frequently hilarious coming-of-age journey — “the filthy Amelie”, if you will. A decidedly liberated 18-year-old, Helen’s personal concourse of sexual freedom is smeared with bodily excretions and pronounced over moments of punk rock deviancy, challenging every preconceived notion of what it means to be safe in an increasingly sterile world. Even the most liberal of butts will clench as a careless grooming mishap lands Helen in the hospital with an anal fissure, providing her with ample time to categorize her exploits and attempt to reunite her often-absent, always-manic divorced parents. Helen’s story, in all its uncomfortable glory (staged in snappy, day-glo fashion by director David Wnendt) encapsulates the constant struggle between the expectations of civilized society and vital instinct — leaving us to question whether a preventative squirt of Purell will make up for our collective frailty.
Dir. David Wnendt, 2013, DCP, 105 min.

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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An Evening With Jean-Claude Carriere (feat. "Belle de Jour")

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11/7 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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Belle de Jour Dir. Luis Buñuel, 1968, 35mm, 101 min.

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FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Stuart Gordon's "Dolls" (Blu-Ray release party, director Stuart Gordon and more in person!)

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11/7 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by SCREAM FACTORY. Director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna in person. Scream Factory’s brand-new Blu-Ray of Dolls hits the streets on November 11th!

When you combine the mini-monster fetishes of producer extraordinaire Charles Band with the Re-Animator team of Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna, you get Dolls — and the results do not disappoint. Arguably the best of the “tiny terror” genre (which includes Critters, Ghoulies and Child’s Play), this gleeful 1987 shocker details a stormy night of terror, when a group of hapless travelers take shelter in the house of a kooky elderly couple. A couple who also happens to specialize in making murderous, sentient toys. Gordon imbues the effective premise with his usual flair and keen eye for staging, and the effects work by genre legend Carl Buechler bring the killer dolls to life in a way that would make Chucky jealous. Though it did get a very small domestic theatrical release, the film is better known as a vanguard of the early straight-to-video boom, so getting to see it on the big screen in 35mm is a rare treat.
Dir. Stuart Gordon, 1987, 35mm, 78 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Dolls”!

Bunuel's "The Phantom of Liberty" (writer Jean-Claude Carriere in person!)

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11/8 - 1PM
$12/free for members

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The Phantom of Liberty Dir. Luis Buñuel, 1974, 35mm, 105 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Phantom of Liberty”!
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SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/8, 7:00pm)

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11/8 - 7PM
$12/free for members

They are neither animal, vegetable or mineral — they are a fourth, completely different, completely alien category. They have no proven intelligence, yet are clinically logical in laboratory tests. They are slime molds. AND THEY LIVE AMONG US. With the paranoid chill factor of a Seventies dystopian sci-fi, The Creeping Garden redefines the boundaries of the documentary form as it examines the stunning, body horror-like effects slime molds can play on our primal subconscious. As the appropriately haunting music score by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth) drones and blips in the gauzy background, the film glides through vignettes of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists using the slime mold to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, robot controllers and even artistic collaboration! But as well as the confines of the lab, The Creeping Garden also travels into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat with dedicated amateurs and experts alike. This real-life science fiction detective story is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed alike.
Dirs. Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp, 2014, DCP, 81 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Creeping Garden”!
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HEAVY MIDNITES: Craig Denney's "The Astrologer"

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11/8 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

“You’re not an astrologer…YOU’RE AN ASSHOLE!” — Arthyr Chadbourne, in The Astrologer

Our compatriots at Austin, TX’s American Genre Film Archive bring us a lost masterwork of such feverish potency that it immediately evokes memories of Top 10 Cinefamily Bizarro Moments Of All-Time like Dangerous Men, Lost In The Desert and After Last Season. The brainchild of writer/director/star/supposed celebrity astrologer Craig Denney, 1975’s The Astrologer is a self-aggrandizing yet completely dislocating auto-biopic journey into “What makes a world-famous zodiac peddler tick?” Natch, it involves humble beginnings as a carnival huckster, diamond smuggling, African jail, Indiana Jones-level daring-do, carousing in Valley dive bars with haggard-as-hell barflies, an avant-garde film-within-the-film (titled The Astrologer), slo-mo food fights and more Moody Blues than you can handle. No situation is too nutz for Denney to flash his irascible smirk at — and no single scene will ever prepare you for what the next will be. A shattering missive from the outermost limits of cinematic sanity — and the most delirious film find of 2014, discovered amongst the impossible hodgepodge of over one thousand donated 35mm prints from a single humungous batch. HOLY FUCKING SHIT!
Dir. Craig Denney, 1975, 35mm, 77 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Astrologer”!

SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/9, 7:30pm)

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11/9 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

They are neither animal, vegetable or mineral — they are a fourth, completely different, completely alien category. They have no proven intelligence, yet are clinically logical in laboratory tests. They are slime molds. AND THEY LIVE AMONG US. With the paranoid chill factor of a Seventies dystopian sci-fi, The Creeping Garden redefines the boundaries of the documentary form as it examines the stunning, body horror-like effects slime molds can play on our primal subconscious. As the appropriately haunting music score by Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth) drones and blips in the gauzy background, the film glides through vignettes of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists using the slime mold to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, robot controllers and even artistic collaboration! But as well as the confines of the lab, The Creeping Garden also travels into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat with dedicated amateurs and experts alike. This real-life science fiction detective story is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed alike. DJ Leroy Stevens will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dirs. Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp, 2014, DCP, 81 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Creeping Garden”!
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GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Coffy

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11/12 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Jack Hill, 1973, 35mm, 91 min.

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YouTube Paarty

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11/13 - 10PM
$5/free for members

Insanely low view count? Check.
Incredible wealth of bored eccentrics on display? Check.
Impossible-to-predict mindset of the uploader? Check.
Indescribable, inscrutable, and quite possibly impressive? Likely.

It’s the experimental first in a series of public Cinefamily YouTube spelunkings. Over the years, we’ve accumulated such a juicy cache of bookmarks begging to be audience test-driven that it was absurd we weren’t sharing them with you in an organized fashion. Plus, some of the greatest nights (and greatest belly laughs) of our programming staff’s lives have been those impromptu jaunts through YouTube’s dusty back alleys, panning for video gold while bonding as fellow found footage hunter-gatherers. The first half is a pre-selected mix of our favorite backlogged stuff — and the second half is anyone’s guess as we surf the world’s largest repository of video detritus LIVE for your amusement/bemusement.

Watch the very first video ever uploaded to YouTube: “ME AT THE ZOO”!
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SPECTREFEST / FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Starry Eyes (filmmakers & cast in person!)

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11/14 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

Schedules permitting, directors Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, producer Travis Stevens and stars Alexandra Essoe & Pat Healy in person! Imagine if you put Zulawski’s Possession in a blender with Altman’s The Player(!), added a dash of Suspiria and a just a touch of Rosemary’s Baby…the awesome resulting concoction would be Starry Eyes, the feature debut of screenwriting/directing team Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmeyer. It concerns the the big-screen dreams of a young acting hopeful, as she tries to navigate the shark- (and as it turns out, demon-) infested waters of Hollywood while also contending with her Silverlake slacker friends. Anchoring this descent into madness is a mesmerizing performance by relative newcomer Alex Essoe, who’s game for all the body horror, violence and gut-wrenching gore Kolsch and Widmeyer demand of her — which, here, thankfully, is a lot. This film is a true shocker, and is clearly the bloody blossoming of several soon-to-be-famous genre voices — so get in on the ground floor with us in exalting this stunning new work of horror.
Dirs. Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, 2014, DCP, 98 min.

Watch the teaser trailer for “Starry Eyes”!
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SUPER LONG MOVIE CLUB: Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck + "Nymphomaniac": Director's Cut

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11/15 - 2PM
$15/free for members

To kick off our special presentation of the uncut, 5 1/2-hour Nymphomaniac, we start with a potluck on the Cinefamily back patio. As this comes but a few weeks before Thanksgiving, we want you to either: 1) bring your A-game, and wow everyone with your signature Thanksgiving specialty; or, 2) give a whirl to a Thanksgiving dish you’ve always wanted to perfect. No bags of chips or drinks, please — we wanna see your full creativity bloom in dish form!

2:00pm – “Thanksgiving: The Prequel” potluck!
3:00pm – Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut, pt. 1
approx. 5:45pm – intermission
approx. 6:00pm – Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut, pt. 2

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Watch the trailer for “Nymphomaniac: Director’s Cut”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Son of the White Mare

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11/20 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

The 1981 experimental pop-art fairy tale with an incredibly unique style and sound design, from Hungarian animation wizard Marcell Jankovics. The film’s mythic folk narrative is filtered through the sensibility of outstanding disparate elements, like psychedelic poster design, art deco and art nouveau touches.
Dir. Marcell Jankovics, 1981, digital presentation, 90 min.

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! Free-For-All

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11/20 - 10PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: David Silverman's Cartoon Favorites

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11/21 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Known throughout the animation universe for his award-winning directorial work on The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc., and so much more, David Silverman returns to Cinefamily to present a collection of his favorite cartoons, complete with commentary and frame-by-frame analysis. This is one show that fans of pop culture, toon history, and just plain old cool stuff can’t miss.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! 2

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11/21 - 9:45PM
$12/free for members

It’s here to elate your eyes and tickle your nerves — here to unite creators, lovers and dreamers — it’s the second edition of Animation Breakdown’s originally-commissioned shorts festival. Once an adored staple of arthouse theaters and college campuses worldwide, the animated anthology (Spike & Mike, The International Tournee, The Animation Show) has all but disappeared — but it’s time to change that. Roundup! creators Kevin Sukho Lee (animation producer, Yo Gabba Gabba) and ABD’s Alex McDonald have picked up that mantle, with a finely curated 90+ minutes of mindblowing shorts from the finest of international talents.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: "Superjail" Mastermind - Christy Karacas in person!

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11/21 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Christy Karacas takes us on a tour of his favorite Superjail episodes, along with selections of his earlier animations and an exclusive gallery presentation of his original art works.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Seth's Dominion

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11/22 - 4:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Luc Chamberland, 2014, digital presentation, 83 min.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Watership Down

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11/22 - 4:30PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Animation Breakdown Nite Owl

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11/22 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Newgrounds - Everything By Everyone

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11/23 - 12PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: A Boy And The World (O Menino e o Mundo)

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11/23 - 2:30PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

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11/23 - 4:45PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: An Evening With Suzan Pitt

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11/23 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Animation Breakdown Roundup! - Beyond Anime

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11/23 - 10:30PM
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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/26)

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11/26 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/26, 10pm)

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11/26 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

The Babadook (11/26, midnight)

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11/26 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

The Babadook (11/28, 2:30pm)

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11/28 - 2:30PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/28, 5pm)

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11/28 - 5PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/28, 7:30pm)

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11/28 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/28, 10pm)

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11/28 - 10PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Shock Waves (brand-new restoration!)

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11/28 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

It’s the underwater Nazi zombie flick that cares: Shock Waves, presented in a brand-new restoration courtesy of the very hard-working folks at Grindhouse Releasing. Brooke Adams is the survivor of an ill-fated vacation cruise, during which her ship runs aground on Peter Cushing’s tropical SS hideaway — a Floridian isle on which he breeds zombies from the bodies of his deceased Aryan soldiers. Lurking beneath the water, this self-appointed Death Corps is ready to drag new visitors to a very soggy death! Shock Waves is one of those buried treasures horror fans love to discover and recommend to their friends; the surreal, dreamlike setting plays like a cross between Lucio Fulci’s Zombie and the haunted wastelands of Val Lewton, while the detached, somnambulist performances — coupled with a skin-crawling electronic score — make for a unique and unsettling experience.
Dir. Ken Wiederhorn, 1977, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Shock Waves”!
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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/29, 2pm)

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11/29 - 2PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/29, 4:30pm)

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11/29 - 4:30PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/29)

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11/29 - 7PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/29, 9:30pm)

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11/29 - 9:30PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/30, 2:30pm)

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11/30 - 2:30PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/30, 5pm)

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11/30 - 5PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/30)

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11/30 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (11/30, 10pm)

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11/30 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (12/1)

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12/1 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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The Babadook (12/1)

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12/1 - 10PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

The Babadook (12/2)

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12/2 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“ ‘Do you want to die?!’ seven-year-old Samuel asks his stressed-out single mother, Amelia. She wonders if his question is a threat or a warning.” — Sundance Film Festival 2014

Will that cute little boy knife his mother? Will that mother slowly go insane after not sleeping for a month? Will that nice lady next door strangle the poodle? And what on earth is a Babadook?! These are but a few of the many questions posed by this critically-acclaimed Sundance 2014 horror brainbomb that unfolds like a twisted insomniacs’ tea party — one with Mommy Dearest, Freddie Krueger and The Omen’s Damian as guests of honor. Boasting impressive arcs and a devastating emotional undercurrent, this Jungian fairy tale inflicts the Bogeyman myth on a widowed single mother Amelia and her cute, yet disturbed six-year-old son Samuel, both led by past trauma to confront the Babadook: a Burton-esque, wolfish entity that infiltrates their dreams and, ultimately, their waking lives. Amelia’s blossoming from meek widow to possessed matriarch is a sight to behold, leaving us with the lingering question: are Amelia and Samuel are just unfortunate victims of demonic possession in contemporary Australian suburbia, or does the Babadook represent the darkness that exists within us all? Expect the answer to arrive in your nightmares, soon.
Dir. Jennifer Kent, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (12/2)

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12/2 - 10PM
$12/free for members

Pulp, best known stateside for their deliriously infectious anthem “Common People”, are one of the quintessential Britpop bands, so distinctly carrying their Northern UK heritage on their sleeve that to know them is to become an honorary citizen of Sheffield, their hometown. Taking that to heart, co-director Florian Habicht teams up with highly charismatic Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker to produce both a concert film chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell Sheffield show, and a “family album” of Sheffield regulars: the Common People. Habicht gets these vox populists to wax fondly about what the town means to them, and how Pulp has woven itself into the very fabric of the town’s lasting culture. “Cocker’s knack for keeping it real, for drawing from regular experience and feeding back into it, is the film’s effortlessly realised QED. If you ever had your head invaded for days on end by Pulp’s ‘Common People’, prepare to have it reoccupied, this time with a portrait gallery for company. If you haven’t, there could hardly be a more irresistible invitation to join the party.” (New Zealand Int’l Film Festival)
Dir. Florian Habicht, 2014, DCP, 90 min.

Watch the trailer for “Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets”!
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FYF PRESENTS: Angel Olsen (solo) + Varda's "Cleo From 5 To 7"

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12/3 - 8PM
all tix $25

Cleo From 5 To 7 – 8:00pm
Dir. Agnes Varda, 1962, DCP, 90 min.

Angel Olsen (solo) – approx. 10:00pm

Watch the trailer for “Cleo From 5 To 7″!
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