ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Seth's Dominion (U.S. premiere, director in person!)

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

Eight years in the making, this inspiring and engrossing portrait of the creative process receives its U.S. premiere as part of ABD 2014! When Luc Chamberland first approached Canadian graphic-novelist Seth (“Palookaville”) with the idea of making a documentary on the cartoonist’s work, he was given a never-before-seen diary in cartoon form. This serves as the film’s centerpiece, providing source material for touchingly nostalgic animated sequences that examine the very nature of memory itself, and its importance in our lives. Seth’s own novels — semi-autobiographical accounts of “little people trapped in time” — find a perfect analog in Chamberland’s charming mix of animation and live-action. Winner of top honors at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, Seth’s Dominion is as refreshingly unpretentious, artistically subtle, and humorously self-aware as its titular character. Director Luc Chamberland in person!
Dir. Luc Chamberland, 2014, digital presentation, 83 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Seth’s Dominion”!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Watership Down

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11/22 - 7PM
$12/free for members

An unlikely film became one of 1979’s biggest box office smashes in Britain: a gritty, sometimes violent fable of a band of brothers who, guided by myth and psychic visions, must flee genocide to found a new, utopian community in a promised land. They are brave, shrewd, politically savvy, honorable, heroic — and they are also rabbits. Based on Richard Adams’ wildly popular book, Watership Down is an incredible artifact from an era when animated films could be frightening and complex while still being released to broad audiences (including kids) without dumbing down. Watership’s flawless allegory plays out with a harrowing stillness not only anomalous from today’s kid fare, but from much of contemporary cinema, thanks to the work of animation legend John Hubley (who passed away before the film was completed), and the film’s producer/final director Martin Rosen. Immersive, rich and uncompromising, Watership extrapolates such a meticulously detailed culture from real rabbits’ authentic drives and instincts that it’s easy to see why the film is revered as one of the greatest animated features of its era.
Dir. Martin Rosen, 1978, 35mm, 101 min.

Watch the trailer for “Watership Down”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Fox's ADHD Animation Hour w/ Ben Jones & Friends

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11/22 - 9:30PM
$12/free for members

Come one, come all for a hefty plate of brilliantly bizarre programming and Q&As with the minds behind FOX’s irreverent, late-night cartoon block: Animation Domination High Def! Ben Jones (ADHD’s Creative Director, and founder of surrealist art collective Paper Rad) hosts a program overflowing with quintessential ADHD humor and visual madness. You’ll be treated to an early look at Ben’s upcoming show Stone Quackers, staring John C. Reilly (premiering in 2015), a sneak peak episode from the Lucas Bros. Moving Co.’s upcoming second season (also 2015), and a never-before-seen look at Jones’ too-nuts-for-network-TV pilot Neon Knome. Join Ben, Sean O’Connor (ADHD writer + comedian) and other special guests for a totally radical evening of some the most adventurous animation on the air.

Watch ADHD’s “Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” Season 1 trailer!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Nite Owl

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11/22 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by Everything Is Terrible.

What is The Nite Owl? Imagine switching channels in the wee hours of the night, only to stumble onto a mysterious station you’ve never seen before — one emanating sights and sounds which evoke feelings that are hard to put into words. Strange, yet alluring. Curious, yet entertaining: an audio/visual speakeasy. For this Animation Breakdown edition, we welcome Christy Karacas (Superjail!), Dimitri Simakis (Everything is Terrible!), David Lewandowski (the legendary CGI short Late For Meeting) and others to pull up a couch and take you on a ride through some of their favorite animation. We’ll be showing work that inspires, befuddles, energizes, or completely destroys the mind, in a casual format full of discussion and commentary — like a group hallucination down an infinite video rabbit hole.

Watch David Lewandowski’s “Late For Meeting”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

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11/23 - 12:15PM
$12/free for members

Animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle) needs no introduction. This was certainly not lost on director Mami Sunada, who took full advantage of the unprecedented access granted her by Ghibli’s brain trust to produce this rare documentary glimpse into the studio’s inner workings. Eschewing any sort of broad overview, Sunada takes a more intimate, fly-on-the-wall approach to the production of Hayao Miyazaki’s final masterpiece The Wind Rises. Following the process from initial storyboards to the final edits, the characters of Miyazaki and Ghibli are revealed through small, casual moments and conversations. Those who are curious about the feature animation process will find many questions answered here, in what is possibly the most detailed documentation of traditional, hand-drawn animation in film form. This comes at an especially essential time, as that medium — much like the master behind this studio — will soon be retired.
Dir. Mami Sunada, 2013, digital presentation, 118 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! - Beyond Anime

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11/23 - 3PM
$12/free for members

Co-presented by RAD FORTRESS.

There’s so much beautiful, surreal, wholly unique animation coming out of Japan today that it just wasn’t fair. These jaw-dropping shorts were flooding our Roundup! 2 show, but we couldn’t cut them — so they’re getting their own wall-to-wall showcase, in a selection hand-picked by ABD’s Alex McDonald and Kevin Sukho Lee (animation producer, Yo Gabba Gabba.) Far from the mainstream Japanese TV and film animation industry, these independent animators have been steadily producing groundbreaking, non-cosplay-friendly animation that hasn’t quite hit our shores stateside or received the amount of attention they deserve. The program’s filled with U.S. premieres, including our big discovery: Ryo Hirano’s newest epic Paradise. We’ve also got new and recent works by Japanese stalwarts, such as the new short Kick Heart by Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Ping Pong), as well as picks by up-and-comers; this is a mindblowing voyage into a deep and rarely plumbed pool of current-wave mavericks from our distant neighbors in Nippon.

Films:
Anal Juice (dir. Sawako Kabuki)
Kick-Heart (dir. Masaaki Yuasa)
One-Eyed Country (dir. Ryo Hirano)
Paradise (dir. Ryo Hirano)
Futon (dir. Yoriko Mizushiri)
Snow Hut (dir. Yoriko Mizushiri)
Muybridge’s Strings (dir. Koji Yamamura)
Crazy For It (dir. Yutaro Kubo)
We Are Wise Man (dir. Koya)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Animation Breakdown Roundup!: Beyond Anime”

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Plague Dogs

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11/23 - 5:15PM
$12/free for members

We advise you to leave the kids (and pets) at home for this one, as this rarely-screened masterpiece of “adult” animation is a disturbingly poignant experience you’ll not soon forget. A fascinating follow-up to 1978’s landmark Watership Down, The Plague Dogs can be bleak, but is totally absorbing in the way that any pulse-pounding, life-or-death human (or anthropomorphized) drama can be. Determined to escape the confines of an evil laboratory, two dogs make a flight for freedom into the rugged hills. When they accidentally break a vial used by plague researchers on their way out, the human world launches the deadliest hunt. Here is a world where animals are not a blank slate for our ideals and morality, but are the direct expression of the animals themselves; Humanity is the bad guy, and the audience is not left off the hook. The film’s starkness is lent a further heaviosity by top-tier British voice talents like John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Judy Geeson and Patrick Stewart. With a beautifully lifelike visual style (Pixar’s Brad Bird was among the film’s animation crew), this rare 35mm presentation will leave you astounded.
Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982, 35mm, 103 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Plague Dogs”!

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Films of Suzan Pitt

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11/23 - 7:45PM
$12/free for members

Suzan Pitt is an exceptional figure in the history of independent animation. Only one animated film was surreal enough to be theatrically paired with Eraserhead; David Lynch personally selected Pitt’s Asparagus in the late-’70s to accompany his debut for its decades-long run on the midnight-movie circuit, ensuring it a legendary cult status. An accomplished and influential speaker, teacher, painter and performer, Pitt is first and foremost an innovative animator with the rare ability to blend unique aesthetics and substantive content. Her surreal visions are more than the usual psychedelic fare, unafraid to plunge into complicated psychological themes. At the same time, they remain accessible and engaging; these are intellectual films that are deeply felt, and not just interpreted. Join us as we explore the highlights from her filmography on beautiful 35mm prints.

Watch an 1975 excerpt of Suzan Pitt on “The Screening Room’!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Newgrounds - Everything By Everyone

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11/23 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

The very first site to allow anyone and everyone to upload animated content, Newgrounds was a total revolution led by professionals, amateurs, teenagers, trolls and some of the biggest animators on the web today. Tonight’s program, curated by Late Night Work Club member/Movie Buddies co-founder Sean Buckelew, features a special Q&A with Newgrounds creator Tom Fulp — and includes films from StrawberryClock, Sick Animation, Evilzug, Synj and many more of your favorite Newgrounders!

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Newgrounds – Everything By Everyone”!

Watch the 2004 pilot episode of Newgrounds fave “Burnt Face Man”!
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FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: The Heart, She Holler - Season 3 (Patton Oswalt, Vernon Chatman & more in person!)

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11/24 - 7:30PM
free (first-come, first-served w/ registration)

Co-presented by [adult swim]. Series co-creator Vernon Chatman, star Patton Oswalt & more in person!

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

From the creatrix between Wonder Showzen & Xavier: Renegade Angel was born The Heart, She Holler: a soap opera about people who don’t use no soap and ain’t never seen no opera. Come sneak a peek into the privy that is Season 3. Ask the most important questions of the cast — why?!?!? Why are our collective nightmares a pile of deep-fried trash?

NOTE: admission for this show is 18+.

Watch the trailer for “The Heart, She Holler” – Season 3!
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ABD 2014 / OFFSITE @ THE ECHOPLEX: Bob Dorough presents: The Music of "Schoolhouse Rock" LIVE!

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11/24 - 8PM
all pre-sale tix $20 / door $25

LOCATION: The Echoplex, 1822 Sunset Blvd., 90026 (The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd.) NOTE: this event does not take place at the Silent Movie Theater location.

Forever warmly embedded in our hearts and minds, Schoolhouse Rock! sits gilded in the pantheon of radical ‘70s educational TV that revolutionized how generations learned. It forged little heroes of multiplication, helped us hook up words and phrases and clauses, and taught us how an anthropomorphic bill becomes a law. Its iconic look defined the era’s animated aesthetic, and its funky songs are so enmeshed in our collective psyche that the mere mention a title like “Three Is A Magic Number” instantly brings back a flood of tender memories. At the core of this cultural phenomenon is revered jazz cat Bob Dorough, who, after many years collaborating with the likes of Miles Davis and Blossom Dearie, penned (and often sang) a huge number of Schoolhouse Rock’s effervescent tunes. The legendary 90-years-young Dorough, along with Schoolhouse co-creator George Newall, will share how the whole thing came to be — all capped by a once-in-a-lifetime set by Bob and his band of all your favorite Schoolhouse songs.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Music of Schoolhouse Rock: LIVE!”

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Disney's "Feast" Behind-The-Scenes Panel & Screening

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11/25 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“To call ‘Feast’ a hit with that [Annecy Film Festival premiere] crowd would be an understatement: Erupting with laughter early on, then moved to the brink of tears in almost record time, the audience erupted into applause when the credits rolled, and then, realizing that clapping wasn’t enough to convey their enthusiasm, began stomping loudly on the bleacher seating while director Patrick Osborne stood stunned and speechless, overwhelmed by the response.” — Variety

Walt Disney Animation Studios has done something tremendously wonderful over the last few years that’s been forward-thinking for the evolution of the art: they’ve green-lit short subjects to accompany their blockbuster features that combine both 2D and 3D techniques in breathtaking ways. Under this program, 2012’s Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Subject, 2013’s Get A Horse! (which used vintage Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit) was Oscar-nominated — and this year’s Feast is on track to be just as legendary. Feast is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. After a screening of the short, both director Patrick Osbourne and producer Kristina Reed will join us onstage for an engaging Q&A panel, complete with behind-the-scenes footage and a tour through Meander, Disney’s new animation process that allows for the expressiveness of 2D drawing to interact with with the dimensionality of 3D in previously unexplored ways.

Watch the trailer for Disney’s “Feast”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Son of the White Mare (encore!)

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11/25 - 10:15PM
$12/free for members

It’s right there in our mission statement: ABD is dedicated to bringing you mind-blowing animation of all stripes, past and present. Well, we’re about to make gooder than good on that promise. The word “psychedelic” gets thrown around willy-nilly, especially with regards to animation — and while we’ve seen a lot of far-out stuff in our travels, Son of the White Mare is certainly THE most psychedelic animated feature ever inked, and one of the most beautiful. A kaleidoscopic, rainbow-colored devastator of sight and sound. Watching it is an immersive, consciousness-altering experience more akin to that of 2001 and The Holy Mountain, than Yellow Submarine or Fantastic Planet. Director/wizard Marcell Jankovics (crowned as “the Walt Disney of Hungary”) lifts his fairy tale straight from Euro folk legend, seamlessly filtering its sword-wielding, dragon-slaying creation-myth narrative through a range of disparate aesthetics like ancient art, ‘60s poster design, and art deco/nouveau touches. What results is an overwhelming visual feast on which to gorge your eyes. Your new favorite animated film; come and get your mind properly blown, folks.
Dir. Marcell Jankovics, 1981, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Son of the White Mare”!

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, 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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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 Blue Underground. 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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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HEAVY MIDNITES: Grindhouse Trailer Apocalypse

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11/29 - MIDNITE
$10/free for members

When Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski and his team at Grindhouse Releasing (the fine folks behind big-screen reissues of The Beyond, Cannibal Holocaust, Pieces and more) ask if you want to see a custom-curated, all-35mm collection of the rarest vintage trailers on planet Earth, you say YES. Prepare for a feature-length onslaught of the wildest, weirdest and most action-packed face-rippers to have ever (dis)graced drive-in screens — all culled from GR’s vast archive of golden-age exploitation. Blaxploitation, sexploitation, horror, mondo, martial arts and more mix with mutant subgenres, freakish fiascos and other brain-bludgeoning, eye-blasting two-minute masterpieces not seen since the flea-ridden heydays of 42nd St.

Watch one of Cinefamily’s favorite vintage pre-show bumpers!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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

Is that cute little boy disturbed, or can he perceive realms we can’t see? Will his mother come back from the brink of sanity after a near-fatal crash? 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, Freddy 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, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!
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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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TRUTH & SOUL, INC: DAY ONE - An Evening With Robert Downey, Sr. (hosted by Robert Downey, Jr., feat. "Chafed Elbows" & "Two Tons of Turquoise To Taos Tonight")

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12/5 - 8PM

Join us for an intimate, career-spanning conversation between father and son, touring the early life and work of Robert Downey, Sr. The evening features never-before-seen rare clips, ephemera and other surprises, along with screenings of some of Downey’s best work. The night includes a beautiful 35mm restoration by Anthology Film Archives of his breakthrough underground hit Chafed Elbows, and a rare screening of Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight, Robert Downey, Jr.’s personal favorite of his father’s work.

Chafed Elbows Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1966, 35mm, 63 min. (print courtesy of Anthology Film Archives with the support of The Film Foundation)
Two Tons of Turquoise To Taos Tonight Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1975, digital presentation, 56 min.

TRUTH & SOUL, INC.: DAY TWO - Downey and the Midnight Movie (hosted by P.T. Anderson, feat. "Greaser's Palace" & "Pound")

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12/6 - 7PM

For lovers of all things Downey, this is the night of deep cuts. Not only have the Friends Of Cinefamily struck a brand-new 35mm print of Downey’s “acid western” Greaser’s Palace — a classic of the ‘70s midnight movie circuit (named by the Coen Brothers as one of their favorite films of all-time) that’s been out of theatrical circulation for decades. Following is a celebration of the music Robert Downey made with Charlie Cuva and Jack Nitzsche, a reunion of his cast-‘n-crew extended family”, and a rare screening of his never-on-DVD (heck, never-even-on-VHS) Pound.

Greaser’s Palace Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1972, 35mm, 91 min.
Pound Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1970, digital presentation, 92 min.

OFFSITE @ ACE HOTEL / TRUTH & SOUL, INC: DAY THREE - Downey, Clown Prince of the Underground (hosted by Louis CK, feat. "Putney Swope")

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12/7 - 2PM

LOCATION: The Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, 90015. This event does not take place at the Silent Movie Theater location.

The Coen Brothers, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle and Paul Thomas Anderson are all known to be big fans — Jane Fonda declared it a masterpiece on “The Tonight Show” in 1969 — De La Soul sampled it, the Beastie Boys rapped about it and Louis CK cites it as “the first film that inspired me as a filmmaker.” For the Sunday afternoon event, we share with you the film that made Robert Downey, Sr. famous. It’s his funniest and most irreverent work, and his crossover hit: Putney Swope. See this legendary cult comedy classic with a huge appreciative audience at the Ace Hotel’s gorgeous United Artists movie palace.
Putney Swope Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1969, digital presentation, 84 min.

NOTE: there are two different ticket pricing tiers for this event. The ticketing link attached to the “Buy Tickets” icon is for the Premium Seating tier.

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TRUTH & SOUL, INC.: DAY FOUR: Show & Tell w/ Robert Downey, Sr. (feat. "No More Excuses" & "Rittenhouse Square")

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12/8 - 7:30PM

NOTE: Admission to this show will be Members-Only. Stay tuned for ticketing info.

For the final night of our retrospective, it’s a special evening just for our Cinefamily members: an evening of conversation and rarities, odds ‘n ends, and bits ‘n pieces with Robert Downey, Sr. Not only will he present rarely-screened works like Rittenhouse Square (his 2005 impressionistic, music-filled documentary about a small Philadelphia park) and an Anthology Film Archives restoration of 1968’s No More Excuses (a compilation of Downey’s earliest shorts and assorted improprieties), but also various films he loves, and films he’s been working on — and maybe even a few surprises.

No More Excuses Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 1968, 35mm, 62 min. (Print courtesy of Anthology Film Archives with support from The Film Foundation)
Rittenhouse Square Dir. Robert Downey, Sr., 2005, digital presentation, 92 min.

FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Late Phases

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12/12 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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Dir. Adrián García Bogliano, 2014, DCP, 95 min.

Watch the trailer for “Late Phases”!
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THE SILENT TREATMENT: Greta Garbo in "Flesh and the Devil"

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12/13 - 2PM
$12/free for members

“Garbo’s acting, across near a century of time, can still put a tingle in your gut. Garbo makes you suspend disbelief.” — Chris Edwards, Silent Volume

Ahhhh, that kiss! That legendary first kiss between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert, the one that’s reverberated across the decades as a landmark in cinematic sensuality, is contained within the smoldering Flesh and the Devil. The film marked the first time of many that these lovebirds (both onscreen and off) would star together — and the result was important enough that, in 2006, the Library of Congress placed Flesh and the Devil in the National Film Registry. This afternoon’s picture, helmed by frequent Garbo director Clarence Brown (Anna Christie, A Woman of Affairs), finds the Swedish Sphinx caught between the affections of two childhood friends (Gilbert, and Lars Hanson.) Romantic fireworks galore, and a major turning point in the careers of almost every major player involved.
Dir. Clarence Brown, 1926, 35mm, 113 min.

Watch a romantic excerpt from “Flesh and the Devil”!
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Chafed Elbows + No More Excuses

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12/13 - 5:30PM
$12/free for members

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Chafed Elbows Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1966, 35mm, 63 min.
No More Excuses Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1968, 35mm, 62 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Chafed Elbows”!
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The First Annual Los Angeles Feline Film + Video Festival For Humans

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12/13 - 9PM
$15/free for members

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HEAVY MIDNITES: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (25th Anniversary!)

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12/13 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

We’re breaking out the big fun for an oversized adventure so entertaining it spawned multiple sequels, an amusement park attraction and countless childhood escapades. It’s wild, it’s wacky and it’s packed with personality as Rick Moranis invents a shrink ray that puts his family, the neighbors and the very foundation of science in pint-sized peril. Now the ¼-inch kids must make their way through a backyard jungle, facing hurricane sprinklers, dive-bombing bees, a runaway lawnmower and enough Disney-fied danger to thrill tots, teens and adults alike — and that’s all before we even get to the larger-than-life Cheerios! Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is family-friendly box-office magic full of truly spectacular visuals, hilarious comedy and non-stop action directed by Oscar-winning SFX master Joe Johnston (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back) from a story by Cinefamily friends (and Re-Animator creators) Stuart Gordon & Brian Yuzna. Top it with a classic James Horner score, and you have a perfect movie-night-out for the kid in all of us.
Dir. Joe Johnston, 1989, 35mm, 93 min.

Watch the trailer for “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids”!
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Pound

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12/14 - 9PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1970, DigiBeta, 92 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Pound”!
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Putney Swope (12/15, 7:30pm)

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12/15 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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Putney Swope (12/15, 9:45pm)

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12/15 - 9:45PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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MEMBERS-ONLY: Sticks and Bones

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12/16 - 7:30PM
Free for members +1

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1973, analog presentation, 105 min.

Putney Swope (12/16)

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12/16 - 10:10PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Women In CGI

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12/17 - 10PM
$12/free for members

A celebration of female pioneers in the world of computer animation! Join us for a mindbending, retrospective look at these important contributions, highlighted by a rare presentation of early works by Lillian Schwartz. Hang out after the screenings for a selection of interactive works by L.A.-based female developers.

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Watch an excerpt from the Lillian Schwartz documentary “The Artist and the Computer”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/18)

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12/18 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/19)

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12/19 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Putney Swope (12/19)

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12/19 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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Putney Swope (12/20, 4:45pm)

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12/20 - 4:45PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/20)

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

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Putney Swope (12/20, 10pm)

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

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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Putney Swope (12/21)

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12/21 - 5PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1969, 85 min.

Watch the trailer for “Putney Swope”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/21)

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

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: The Long Kiss Goodnight

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12/22 - 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.
Dir. Renny Harlin, 1996, 35mm, 121 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Long Kiss Goodnight”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/22)

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12/22 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/23)

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

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/23)

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12/23 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/24, 4pm)

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12/24 - 4PM
$12/free for members

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/24, 7pm)

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12/24 - 7PM
$12/free for members

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/24, 9:50pm)

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12/24 - 9:50PM
$12/free for members

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/25, 6pm)

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12/25 - 6PM
$12/free for members

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

It's A Wonderful Life (12/25, 9pm)

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12/25 - 9PM
$12/free for members

“It’s a great — really great — film, so densely well made that to watch any three minutes is to realize how paltry the vast majority of movies are by comparison.” — Richard T. Jameson

“The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience.” — Dave Kehr

It’s a Wonderful Life has earned its legion of followers because it effectively touches upon one basic truth of life that we all would like to believe — that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the power to make a difference.” — Reelviews

If you’ve only seen it in scratchy, fuzzy UHF television presentations — if you watch it once a year, every year — if you’ve never seen it before — or if you fall somewhere in-between — then you owe it to yourself, your kids, your parents, your grandkids, your grandparents, the cousins, and any other living human combination to see Frank Capra’s immortal classic on the big screen. Jimmy Stewart was born to play the role of George Bailey, the Everyman whose unflappable spirit (even in the face of the deepest despair) has been of quintessential importance to American popular culture for the last several decades. Having lost not one iota of its emotional power, It’s A Wonderful Life is an unmistakable treasure, and might just be the true meaning of Christmas.
Dir. Frank Capra, 1946, 35mm, 130 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “It’s A Wonderful Life”!

Greaser's Palace (12/26)

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12/26 - 7:15PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/26)

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12/26 - 9:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Greaser's Palace (12/27, 4:30pm)

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12/27 - 4:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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Greaser's Palace (12/27, 7pm)

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12/27 - 7PM
$12/free for members

Description coming soon…
Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/27)

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12/27 - 9:15PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Greaser's Palace (12/28)

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

Description coming soon…
Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: My Man Godfrey

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

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for one of the most screwy of screwball comedies from the classic Thirties era. (Full description coming soon…)
Dir. Gregory La Cava, 1936, 35mm, 93 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Benson Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch an excerpt from “My Man Godfrey”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/28)

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12/28 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Greaser's Palace (12/29)

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12/29 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Description coming soon…
Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/29)

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12/29 - 9:45PM
$12/free for members

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (12/30)

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

“Mankind’s greatest achievement.” — David Erhlich, Film.com

The once-in-a-generation filmmaker behind Love Exposure, Cold Fish and Guilty of Romance is back with yet another endlessly irreverent, wild and hilariously visceral big-screen thrill that’s almost too much for words. Even in a cinematic landscape where every second or third Japanese film is totally crazy-pants, Sion Sono’s body of work is unparalleled in its ability to seamlessly blend a melee of outré ideas with such a solidly humanist core. His latest to hit Stateside, Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is a love letter to the yakuza movies of yore, to the local Cinefamily-esque “film clubs” of his youth and to 35mm film itself. There’s a war going on, but that won’t stop the inexperienced, wannabe crew The Fuck Bombers from making the ultimate action epic of their dreams. Their wish comes true in the form of a yakuza boss who, on the eve of his revenge against a deadly rival, bankrolls the Bombers’ masterpiece: a real, live blood-soaked gangster battle to the death — captured on 35mm! Infused with his trademark excess and outrageousness, this is Sion Sono with his talent and unique vision totally unleashed.
Dir. Sion Sono, 2013, DCP, 130 min.

To watch the trailer for “Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”, visit the top of this series page!

Greaser's Palace (12/30)

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

Description coming soon…
Dir. Robert Downey Sr., 1972, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Greaser’s Palace”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Classic Animated Music Videos REMIXED!

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1/15 - 10:30PM
$12/free for members

Co-presented by EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE!

All of your favorite ’80s/’90s animated music videos — presented in live remixes of the songs by special guests! Sing karaoke on the big screen to your most cherished MTV memories!

(Full description coming soon…)

Watch the vintage Paula Abdul animated music video “Opposites Attract”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Devin Flynn & Friends

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

Most well known for his Webby-awarded series Y’all So Stupid, Devin Flynn has animated for an all-star selection of tripped-out wonders: Wonder Showzen, Aquateen Hunger Force Movie, Xavier: Renegade Angel and Yo Gabba Gabba, as well as music videos for Flying Lotus and The Alchemist. Join Devin and friends for a night of weird and wooly clips!

Watch the pilot for Devin Flynn’s “SuperStupid”!
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