My Lunch With Kobayashi (feat. L.A. premiere of "Hungry"!)

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8/30 - 11:45AM
$12/free for members

It’s not everyday that Cinefamily gets to welcome onto its stage one of the world’s top athletes — and we couldn’t be more thrilled that that champion sits at the apex of one of America’s fastest-growing sports. Takeru Kobayashi — or “Kobi”, for short — first took the world of competitive eating by storm in his U.S. debut, when he blasted away the competition at his first July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dogs bout (Coney Island, 2001.) Since then, he’s smashed more world records than nearly any other pro eater on Earth, and won America’s hearts in the process. Even if you’ve never seen a competitive eating bout in your life, chances are you’ve heard of Kobi. Come get to know him better, as we sit down for an in-depth lunchtime chat with this living legend — immediately followed by the L.A. premiere of Hungry: the highly entertaining, enlightening new documentary on the triumphs and tragedies of Kobi and his fellow eaters throughout the history of the sport.
Hungry Dirs. Jeff Cerulli & Barry Rothbart, 2014, digital presentation, 83 min.

Watch the trailer for “Hungry”!
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Johnny Ryan's "Prison Pit" panel/screening (Johnny Ryan, Blake Anderson and more in person, Q&A moderated by Jonah Ray!)

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8/30 - 2:45PM
$12/free for members

Hailed by The Comics Journal as a “perversely pure, single-minded commitment to vileness” and by VICE Magazine as “important”, Johnny Ryan’s series of Prison Pit graphic novels are, without a doubt, some of the most willfully intense, torrentially gory and completely ludicrous books ever published. And thankfully for fans of all-out total madness, Prison Pit: Book One’s just been adapted into an equally soul-shattering web series by animation studio Six Point Harness! In this stripped-down, boundary-less orgy of escalating ultraviolence and perversity, monster criminals marooned on a Hades-like barren planetoid beat the living shit out of each other in a fluid-drenched, profanity-laden battle for survival. In celebration of this brand-new animated nightmare, Jonah Ray (Nerdist, The Meltdown) welcomes Johnny Ryan — along with cast members Blake Anderson (Workaholics) & Rick Shapiro (Lucky Louie), director Greg Franklin, composer Greh Holger (aka Hive Mind) — for screenings of Prison Pit: Book One and its companion making-of documentary, plus a live Q&A afterwards detailing how this whole deranged pile of crap got off the ground in the first place. NOTE: make no mistake — Prison Pit will rip your dick off, and shit on it.

Watch the trailer for “Prison Pit: Book One”!
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FESTIVAL SUPREME PRESENTS: Show & Tell w/ Dr. Demento

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8/30 - 4:45PM
$15/free for members

CO-PRESENTED BY FESTIVAL SUPREME

Uhhhhhhh — this is something all of us at Cinefamily have wanted for a very long time. This man was a hero to us when we were growing up, and he remains at the helm of the most influential radio program ever to combine humor and music. We’re talking about Barry Hansen, better known to the world as Dr. Demento: the pioneering broadcaster and record collector who’s given endless joy to trillions of comedy fans, and who gave knuckleheads like us our first taste of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Barnes & Barnes, Tom Lehrer and so many more. The man’s a national treasure, and he’ll be joining us for a bevy of amazing stories about discovering new talent, what it was like to work in the heyday of classic Los Angeles FM radio, the very essence of record collecting — and, best of all, he’ll be sharing some of his favorite films and recordings with us during the show. Somebody pinch us, to make sure we’re not dreaming! Plus, Jack Black will be introing the show!

Dr. Demento is one of the many, many acts on the bill of this year’s edition of Tenacious D’s FESTIVAL SUPREME. Click here for Festival Supreme tickets!

Watch the teaser trailer for Festival Supreme 2014!

WEB 1.0: Welcome 2 the CyberNet (starring EIT!, Cinefamily, Wham City and Fenslerfilm!)

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8/30 - 7:45PM
$12/free for members

It seems like eons ago — but it really wasn’t all that long ago when the online experience was baud-band instead of broadband, was screeching modems instead of streaming movies, was “cyberspace” instead of the “Cloud”. EIT! and Cinefamily team up to take you on an interactive found footage carpet ride through this wondrous thing called the Net (or the Web, or the Digital Infobahn), plus we welcome appearances by Baltimore’s comedic psychedelicists Wham City, and by Fenslerfilm, creators of the “fake G.I. Joe PSAs” — one of online culture’s very first memes. Should be aces. (CD-ROM not included, sold separately.)

Watch a classic Fenslerfilm PSA!
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Watch a taste of EIT’s contribution to “Web 1.0″!
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twohundredfiftysixcolors (w/ live score by YACHT!)

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8/30 - 10PM
$12/free for members

Full description coming soon…

“An experimental feature-length film made entirely of animated .gif’s that traces the file format’s arc of increased complexity and pointed use since it was introduced in 1987. Crafted from over 3,000 animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF’s evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.”
Dirs. Eric Fleischauer & Jason Lazarus, 2013, digital presentation, 97 min.

Tonight’s screening of twohundredfiftysixcolors is accompanied by a live score from Cinefamily friends YACHT (DFA Records)!

Watch the trailer for “twohundredfiftysixcolors”!

Hackers

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8/30 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

“The title characters in “Hackers” are such hip and brilliant young pirates that they can tamper with any computer system without breaking a sweat. They’re so clever, in fact, that some of us are thrilled to know that the actors in “Hackers” had to take a crash typing course to get through the film’s keyboard scenes.” — Janet Maslin, New York Times

From a time when computer hacking was synonymous with rollerblading, this incredible candy-colored document stars Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock, Trainspotting) and Angelina Jolie as rock-star-level hackers who go from pranking their high school sprinkler system, to getting tangled up in deadly corporate intrigue, all while showing off bleeding-edge haircuts and enough attitude for a thousand record store clerks. Pleasingly glossy, surprisingly smart and, as Roger Ebert points out, “deeply dubious in the computer science department”, Hackers is big dumb fun for the armchair cybercriminal in all of us. From the director of K-PAX!
Dir. Iain Softley, 1995, 35mm, 107 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Hackers”!

"The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?" Behind-The-Scenes

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8/31 - 1:30PM
$12/free for members

A sneak peek at excerpts from the upcoming feature-length documentary by Jon Schnepp (director, Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros.) about the storied almost-production of Superman Lives, which would’ve starred Nicolas Cage, been written by Kevin Smith and directed by Tim Burton! Plus, special live guests TBA…

FOR MORE ABOUT “THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES’: WHAT HAPPENED”, AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR FINISHING-FUNDS CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE!

Watch the trailer for “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?”
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Handmade Puppet Dreams (feat. L.A. premiere of Toby Froud's "Lessons Learned'!)

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8/31 - 4:15PM
$12/free for members

Growing up immersed in a world of Jim Henson’s puppets, Heather Henson brings you a stunning mix of films from her ongoing curated short film series Handmade Puppet Dreams. This exclusive Cinefamily mix introduces the first Henson-Froud collaboration since the 1986 cult classic Labyrinth — the L.A. premiere of baby-grown-up Toby Froud’s Lessons Learned! As well, the other films will thrill you with their dark ghost tales, blow your mind with their otherworldly fantasy and touch you with their subtle poignancy. You won’t see another mix of award-winning films like this collection.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Handmade Puppet Dreams”!

Watch the teaser trailer for “Lessons Learned”!
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Kyle Mooney & Nathan Fielder's YouTube Treasures

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8/31 - 7PM
$15/free for members

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

Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live, Hello Ladies) and Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You) bring together some of their most favorite selections plucked out of the YouTube ether. Breathe it in, and get woozy with us.

Found Footage Battle Royale 2014

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8/31 - 10PM
$12/free for members

JUST ADDED: Nathan Fielder and Kyle Mooney will be guest judges for the Battle Royale!

People! The Found Footage Battle Royale calls for you! We’ve got a lot of peeps coming in from all across the country for this, so now is the perfect time to show off by taking down your peers! Think your collection of YouTube videos and VHS tapes is the best in the biz? Then prove it, creep! This tumultuous tourney of viral video insanity dares you to bring your A-game, and go head-to-head with your own kind! We want to see the weird, funny and insane clips that you’ve always wanted to show publicly — think of it like the WWF, but with videos instead of all that greasy groping stuff. You’’ll be judged by the audience applause-o-meter, so make sure your stuff is entertaining as a monster truck rally! Be forewarned: this could, and should, get ugly. Here’s how it works:

* Anyone is welcome to enter, but you must be there at the show in person for your entries to count.

* Submissions can vary from an unseen YouTube clip to a fully edited piece. We obviously want creativity, but, really, this is about showing off gems. Whatever the clip may be, just think to yourself “Will this go over well with an audience of screaming maniacs?”

* Each contestant must have a total of SIX CLIPS ready to show, and sent to us by Saturday, AUGUST 23RD.

* Once we take a took at everyone’s submissions, SIXTEEN lucky contestants will be chosen.

* Clips cannot be longer than 2 MINUTES MAX! Anything longer will be cut short.

* Submissions can be sent to us a number of ways: 1) DVDs can be sent to The Cinefamily via snail mail (send to: The Cinefamily, ATTN: Found Footage Battle Royale, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90036); or, 2) entries can be emailed to us at whatsupeit@gmail.com. We can take many formats, but since this stuff is going to be projected on the big screen, think “the bigger the quality, the better.”

* Costumes, character backgrounds, etc. are encouraged for in-person combat on the night of the show.

* Taunting and mocking of other contestants is also appreciated — as long as it’s non-violent and/or creepy.

* The winner will receive the only thing that matters — RESPECT.

Think your collection of YouTube videos and VHS tapes is the best in the biz? Then prove it, creep! This tumultuous tourney of viral video insanity dares you to bring your A-game, and go head-to-head with your own kind!

Schrab & Harmon's Found Crap + The Search For Weng Weng (U.S. premiere!)

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9/1 - 6:30PM
$12/free for members

For our special Labor Day EIF! finale, we bring together two titanic attractions under the same Big Top.

SCHRAB & HARMON’S FOUND CRAP
It’s been some time since Rob Schrab (co-creator of The Sarah Silverman Program, Channel 101, plus much more) and Dan Harmon (same as Rob, plus also the creator of Community and “Harmontown”) last graced us with their favorite found footage gems — and we can only imagine what the loosening of this bottleneck will unleash! Anyone who’s been to one of these romps knows that you enter a child and leave an adult — meaning that you see a lifetime’s worth of amazing shit, and lose your innocence in the process. From showcasing the most gut-wrenching stand-up audition tapes to the weirdest in Midwestern macabre, Schrab & Harmon are like Professor Robert Langdon, and their collection is the “Da Vinci Code of Crap.” We may have to bring the riot squad this time around.

THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG (L.A. premiere!)
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Ernesto de la Cruz as the “shortest adult actor in a leading role”, but that doesn’t come close to capturing the real heart and soul of his alter ego Weng Weng: the toast of the Filipino low-budget action film community, karaoke partner of Imelda Marcos and the subject of many a viral video. Coming in at 2’9”, Weng Weng starred in such time-honored James Bond spoofs as For Y’ur Height Only and The Impossible Kid — but after his early death in 1992, nearly every detail about his life remained a mystery to the outside world. After years of obsessive research and filming, Australian guerrilla director Andrew Leavold has finally amassed the definitive portrait of this cup-sized dynamo. All hail Agent 00!
Dir. Andrew Leavold, 2014, DCP, 92 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Search For Weng Weng”!
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MEMBERS-ONLY: God Help The Girl (sneak preview, Stuart Murdoch in person!)

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9/2 - 7:30PM
free for members +1 (first-come, first-served)

Filmmaker/Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch in person. Plus, DJ Jennifer Kirk (KXLU 88.9fm) will be here to spin tunes before the show! It’s rare to find articulate-yet-dulcet pop music capable of moving the masses, but Stuart Murdoch has done so with impeccable taste for two decades. It’s this process, and the resulting setbacks that both hinder and propel young, tragically gifted musicians that fuels God Help the Girl, Murdoch’s eagerly-awaited feature debut as writer/director. Based on B&S’s 2009 album of the same name, the film follows fragile troubadour Eve (Emily Browning) as she discovers her talent alongside teenage bandmates James and Cassie (Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray.) Unlike flashier genre examples, God Help the Girl’s musical numbers are woven understatedly into the dense narrative fabric — and the film’s distinct hues (warmly lensed in 16mm) garner a dreamy nostalgia further captured in choreography a la the “Madison dance” from Godard’s Band of Outsiders: limbs swung jauntily through the melody, imbued with a freedom of expression that only comes with true camaraderie. With flair to spare, God Help The Girl gives you literate pop earworms, and the sweet satisfaction of diving into honest kid characters with talent to burn. “God Help The Girl” opens on Friday, September 5th at the Laemmle Royale!
Dir. Stuart Murdoch, 2014, DCP, 111 min.

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

If this is the kind of event you want more of in your life, sign up for a CINEFAMILY MEMBERSHIP!

Watch the trailer for “God Help The Girl”!
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LOST & FOUND FILM CLUB: Safetytown

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9/3 - 10PM
$12/free for members

Entertainment emergency! This month, we’re looking both ways, wearing protection, and handling every off-the-wall film with care as we enter SAFETYTOWN. It’s that perilous block of Movieland in which anything bad can and will happen — in the service of education. We’ve assembled a crash course in cautionary 16mm instructional shorts that will leave you prepared for any common calamity.* Beware! These films may contain: falling vats of toxic acid, reckless drivers, office atrocities, sketchy strangers, kids on LSD and electrifying claymation toasters. One in every 5 people has ephemeral film syndrome. Could it be you? Consult your box office before we stop, drop, and roll film all the way to Safetytown.

*calamities may vary

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Safetytown”!

FREE SNEAK PREVIEW / SPECTREFEST OPENING NIGHT: The Guest (filmmakers in person!)

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9/4 - 7:30PM
free admission (first-come, first-served)

Director Adam Wingard and writer Simon Barrett have been steadily rocking our world with their collaborative horrorshows A Horrible Way To Die and You’re Next — but they’re taking this thing to a whole other level with The Guest, which merges the mounting dread of Halloween and the firepower of The Terminator to produce a whipcrack genre paella feast. Something is most definitely up when steely-eyed army vet David (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey) shows up unannounced on the doorstep of a family in mourning over the loss of their son in Afghanistan — and becomes in rapid succession a sterling houseguest, their confidante and their fixer, with the taste of blood on his mind. “The real triumph here is what we’ve come to expect from Wingard and Barrett: undeniable enjoyment…There’s no shame in laughing when a real jerk gets his head smashed in and a high school haunted house is the perfect location for a bloody finale — even if the production design of said haunted house is cool enough to put Universal Studios to shame. Who cares? Just go with it.” (Twitch.com) Schedules permitting, Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett in person!
Dir. Adam Wingard, 2014, DCP, 99 min.

If you’re unable to join us for this special sneak preview, “The Guest” opens in theaters on Wednesday, Sept. 17!

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

Watch the trailer for “The Guest”!
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Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/4)

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9/4 - 10:20PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Rods & Cones (L.A. premiere presented by Wifey, cast/crew in person!)

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9/5 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

From the team behind the highly-anticipated new Amazon series Transparent and from indie film auteurs Steakhaus Productions, along with a duo of jokers who write at home in their underpants, comes Rods and Cones! This comedy web series features the exciting directorial debut of visual artist Laurel Frank, follows a couple of sloppy estrogen-charged comediennes (played by Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen) as they unwittingly throw down with burnt-out performance artists Bess and George (Jibz Cameron and Erin Markey.) Starting with a meet-up involving an exploding coffee can of pennies, a giant rubber band and a sparsely-attended backyard art party, Rods and Cones quickly devolves from there. Enjoy watching four women, whose ages add up to more than 150, as they get to know each other, blow each other, and show each other their bizarre emotional landscapes, great jokes, and weird bodies. Wifey co-founder Jill Soloway, director Laurel Frank, producer Steakhaus, cast members Tara Jepsen & Beth Lisick and more in person! Wifey premieres the five-part series Rods and Cones on September 8-12, at Wifey.tv

Watch the trailer for “Rods and Cones”!
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Samurai Cop (encore screening!)

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9/5 - 9:40PM
$12/free for members

Even in an era when action sludge was more common than shoulder pads or skinny ties, 1989’s Samurai Cop stood out as a true anomaly. Perhaps living legend Joe Bob Briggs summed it up best: a “recently unearthed, soon-to-be-classic kung-fu action-comedy skin flick with gratuitous gore elements.” That’s a good start, and yet there’s so much more. Ex-Stallone bodyguard Matt Hannon stars as Joe Marshall, a rock of a man who will do literally whatever it takes to punish the guilty — even if that means taking dozens of innocent lives in the process. Teamed up with truly hilarious sidekick Frank (whose African-American-ness and genitals are mentioned waaaay more than once), Joe embarks on an adventure so psychedelically violent and sex-tastic, there’s a chance Hunter S. Thomson will return from his “space ashes” just to drool along with us. Oh, and fear not, Robert Z’Dar fans, you’ll see plenty of the chin that made the Z famous, in rare bearded form.
Dir. Amir Shervan, 1991, digital presentation, 96 min.

Watch the trailer for “Samurai Cop”!
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FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Pumpkinhead (Blu-Ray release party, cast & crew in person!)

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9/5 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

Co-presented by SCREAM FACTORY
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One of the brightest spots in overlooked ‘80s horror is this backwoods horror monsterpiece from master creature designer/SFX guru Stan Winston (The Terminator, Jurassic Park, Aliens.) Distribution issues kept this film from attaining the following of the big franchise slashers, but Winston’s brilliantly realized titular demon would eventually find its place in the tortured psyches of horror lovers, and go on to finally spawn a franchise of its own. Inspired by an obscure poem, Pumpkinhead is a tale of redneck revenge that transcends into the realm of mythic fairy tale, anchored by a tragic and career-defining performance by genre legend Lance Henriksen. Add to that a classic horror atmosphere, a haunting, harmonica-laced score and a surprisingly strong supporting cast of menaced and menacing teens — there really is so much here to love. It even has a horrifying child death! An experience that only gets better with age, Pumpkinhead begs to be seen on the big screen, so join us, Haggis the Witch and Ed Harley down at the holler. We’ve got ourselves a demon to raise! Co-star Jeff East, plus Alec Gillis (creature co-designer) and Tom Woodruff Jr. (creature co-designer, Pumpkinhead suit performer) in person.
Dir. Stan Winston, 1988, 35mm, 86 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Pumpkinhead”!

THE SILENT TREATMENT: Valentino in "Beyond The Rocks" (1922)

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9/6 - 2:30PM
$12/free for members

Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla — or Rudy Valentino, for short, has endured as one of cinema’s sexiest and suavest figures in the art form’s short 118-year history, with more charisma in his back pocket than most stars achieve in their whole person throughout an entire career. Beyond The Rocks, Valentino’s 1922 feature long thought completely lost, pairs him with a female lead of equal stature: Gloria Swanson, fashion icon and one of the most celebrated silent sirens ever. Based on a scandalous romantic novel by Elinor Glyn (an early twentieth-century equivalent to Jackie Collins), Valentino and Swanson torridly court each other over fanciful, aristocratic trappings — an opulent ride that never gets old. In her final years, Swanson professed a wish to see Beyond The Rocks one more time, but as all prints of the film had either gone missing for decades, or had been destroyed, it just wasn’t possible. Thanks to the eagle eye of the film restoration community, a lone nitrate print was discovered in the Netherlands in 2003, and Beyond The Rocks now (re-)exists for our present-day viewing pleasure.
Dir. Sam Wood, 1922, 35mm, 82 min.

Watch an excerpt from “Beyond The Rocks”!
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Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/6, 5pm)

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9/6 - 5PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/6, 8:30pm)

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9/6 - 8:30PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

HEAVY MIDNITES: Centipede Horror

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9/6 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

When one of last October’s midnight movie watch-a-thon winners picked the notorious gross-out Centipede Horror, we figured we were finally up to the challenge. And this flick is definitely not child’s play (even for those without chilopodophobia, the fear of centipedes), for it’s both as deliriously over the top as its legacy promises, and the cinematic definition of “not for civilians.” Heck, SFX icon Tom Savini once called this “the sickest film I’ve ever seen.” But viewers with strong stomachs, twisted minds and a love for surreal sights one cannot unsee will find a wonderland of creepy, crawly, multi-legged mini-monsters, black magic sorcery and more weird shit than you ever thought possible. And like most ‘80s Hong Kong fantasy exports, it’s totally wild and completely unpredictable, packed with voodoo priests, flying flaming chicken zombies, wizard battles, bug-puking and other nightmarish visuals. There’s even time for an extended flashback to show just how grandpa got us into this mess in the first place.
Dir. Keith Li, 1982, 35mm, 93 min.

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/7, 3:30pm)

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9/7 - 3:30PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: All This Mayhem

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9/7 - 7:30PM
free admission (first-come, first-served)

“The family was very dysfunctional…I always felt like I just wanted to get out of where I lived. I wanted to prove myself. I just wanted to get to America and become something.” — Tas Pappas

They were brothers — they became the #1 and #2 internationally-ranked skateboarders in the entire world — and it all came crashing down. The very young, very brash Tas and Ben Pappas came to America by way of Australia, and blew the doors off the competitive skate scene of the ‘90s. As they defeated the likes of Tony Hawk, spiraled into a drug-fueled nightmare and burned every possible bridge along the way, cameras were rolling, leaving behind a massive trail of archival and home movie footage. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account, we witness the dark consequences of Tas and Ben’s rapid success, their intense fraternal bond, and their journey from the pinnacle of their sport into a hellish bottoming-out. From the makers of Exit Through the Gift Shop and Senna, All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide, and tells of a tragedy too incredible to believe.
Dir. Eddie Martin, 2014, DCP, 104 min.

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

Watch an excerpt from “All This Mayhem”!
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Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/7, 10:20pm)

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9/7 - 10:20PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/8, 7:15pm)

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9/8 - 7:15PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/8, 10:45pm)

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9/8 - 10:45PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/9, 7:15pm)

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9/9 - 7:15PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/9, 10:45pm)

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9/9 - 10:45PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

FREE SNEAK PREVIEW / ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Rocks In My Pockets (filmmaker Signe Baumane in person!)

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9/10 - 7:30PM
free admission (first-come, first-served)

“Boasting a narrative of extraordinary complexity and density, stuffed with irony, humor and tales-within-tales” — Alissa Simon, Variety

Winner of the International Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize at the Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival, the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets boasts the highly personal and sweetly absurdist touch of Latvian artist/filmmaker Signe Baumane, who handcrafted this feature film out of papier-mâché, stop-motion and classic hand-drawn animation. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, Signe tells five fantastical tales based on upon the courageous women in her family, their battles with madness, and, in Signe’s words, a casual Eastern European backdrop of “war, divorce, politics, sex, business, education, money, secrets, marriage, power, motherhood and violence.” Employing a unique, beautifully textured animation style (with inspiration from Jan Svankmajer and Bill Plympton), Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival. Signe Baumane in person for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Signe Baumane, 2014, DCP, 88 min.

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

Watch the trailer for “Rocks In My Pockets”!
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DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: Maleficent

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9/10 - 10PM
$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. Robert Stromberg, 2014, DCP, 97 min.

Watch the trailer for “Maleficent”!
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Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/11, 7:15pm)

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9/11 - 7:15PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Los Angeles Plays Itself (9/11, 10:45pm)

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9/11 - 10:45PM
$12/free for members

“Masterful…one of the great films of the century to date.” — Calum Marsh, Village Voice

“[A] highly quotable, fiercely political attempt to reconcile the multiple cinematic identities of the world’s most frequently filmed metropolis” — Scott Foundas, Variety

As a YouTube culture, we’re inundated with the “supercut”: the cutting together of disparate clips to observe a trope, a theme or an overwhelming feeling. The sugar rush of a great supercut can be fantastic, but nothing compares to the seismic, stimulating and lasting wave of brainfood that is Thom Andersen’s legendary 2003 essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, comprised entirely of clips from films shot on location in our fair city. This is a trip that ALL Angelenos, whether you’re new to the Southland or whether you’re born-and-raised, should absolutely take. Over its three-hour running time, Andersen (a long-running faculty member of CalArts’ cinema studies program) zig-zags from classics to (then-)new releases, from forgotten obscurities to iconic list-toppers, from foreign viewpoints to local heroes — all tied together by the themes of how our city’s surroundings are portrayed as background, as character and as subject. Previously only the province of special anniversary screenings and bootleg downloads, Los Angeles Plays Itself comes to the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new HD remaster, ready to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Dir. Thom Andersen, 2003, DCP, 169 min.

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL THE FILMS EXCERPTED IN “LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF”!

Watch the trailer for “Los Angeles Plays Itself”!

Sundance Institute's ShortsLab L.A. (Documentary)

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9/13 - 10AM
all tickets $75

From our good friends at the Sundance Institute comes a fantastic chance for documentary filmmakers to participate in an intensive one-day seminar of screenings and discussions! ShortsLab L.A. (Documentary) gives firsthand insight and access into the world of short-form documentary story development, production and exhibition. Seasoned filmmakers will join us for panel sessions about the art of storytelling, how to use style in a non-fiction format, the art of going between features and shorts, and what to expect from the film festival world as a form of exhibition. As part of the moderated discussion, each panel will devote half its time to Q&A mode from the attendees. Guest speakers include: Rodney Ascher (director, Room 237), Kirby Dick (director, The Invisible War, Outrage, This Film Is Not Yet Rated), Lauren Greenfield (director, The Queen of Versailles), A.J. Schnack (director, Kurt Cobain: About A Son, Caucus), Lucy Walker (director, The Crash Reel, Waste Land, Devil’s Playground), Tabitha Jackson (Director of Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program), plus guests from the Sundance Film Festival’s programming team!

HEAVY MIDNITES: Future-Kill (a tribute to Marilyn Burns)

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9/13 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

An unholy alliance of Warriors-styled action thrills (this time through a post-nuke hellzone) and braindead frat house comedy (complete with a Belushi-esque fat guy), Future-Kill is undeniably weird outsider exploitation. When a group of sex-crazed college boys are challenged to venture into a downtown wasteland, they run head-first into Splatter and his mutant gang of anti-nuke protesters. Needless to say, their fun-filled joyride does not end well. One of the great video store classics, the Austin-lensed, ultra-low-budget Future-Kill reunites Texas Chainaw Massacre stars Edwin Neal and Marilyn Burns (RIP), features the first on-screen role for Cinefamily friend John Hawkes, and perhaps is most well-known for its iconic H.R. Giger (RIP again) poster art. It’s also filled to the brim with chaotic grime, gore effects, future fashion, real-life punk rockers, bad dude attitude and a surprisingly poetic anti-violence philosophy. You’ve never seen anything quite like it!
Dir. Ronald W. Moore, 1985, 35mm, 89 min.

Watch the trailer for “Future-Kill”!
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GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Groundhog Day

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9/15 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for the late Harold Ramis’ masterpiece of existential comedy Greg sez: “It asks all the big questions: How would you live if you only had one day? Could you ever toast to world peace with a straight face? Would you want to end it all? What does Andie Macdowell look like in a stripey ‘90s vest? This is the reverse of Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which poses “What if you were never here?” Groundhog Day asserts here don’t need you, till you can bring something to the world. Bill Murray is genius as Phil, in his best role till Rushmore. Brash, surly, smart, selfish, morbid and terrifically snarky, he drives this picture. See it on the big screen, where you can groove on all the delightfully dense small-town characters. Warning: you may feel your heart warmed, even if you are in show business.”
Dir. Harold Ramis, 1993, 35mm, 101 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 the trailer for “Groundhog Day”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN: Luca Dipierro's "Paper Circus" (w/ live scores by Father Murphy!)

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9/16 - 7:30PM
$14/free for members

“Luca Dipierro’s animations contain the blood and guts and mystery of what it means to be alive and on the planet.” — Robert Lopez (author, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, Asunder)

Described as “a perfect mix between creepy and charming” by the Huffington Post, the films of Luca Dipierro are carnivalesque tales of acrobacy and death, both sorrowful and comical. This startlingly dedicated artist uses a wide variety of mediums for his adventures in cut-out animation: paper, fabric, dirt, wood, thread, hair, paint, pencils, markers, buttons, wax, glue, tape — and moves his cut-outs on the surfaces of discarded book covers. Join us for Luca’s latest shorts collection Paper Circus, with live soundtracks by experimental Italian band FATHER MURPHY — one of the leading bands of what Simon Reynolds (author, Rip It Up And Start Again, Retromania) has termed the “new Italian occult psychedelia.” With their orchestrated flow of sounds, music and foley, the result is a hybrid tapestry that braids elements of cut-up, sound collage, performance art, and theater.

Watch the Luca Diperro short “Mundus Novus”!

SPECTREFEST: Housebound (L.A. premiere!)

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9/18 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Gerard Johnstone, 2014, DCP, 109 min.

Watch the trailer for “Housebound”!
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Morning of the Earth (archival print!)

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9/18 - 10:15PM
$12/free for members

Co-presented by ANTHOLOGY RECORDINGS & MOLLUSK SURF SHOP

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Dir. Albert Falzon, 1971, 16mm, 79 min. (Archival print courtesy of the National Film & Sound Archive, Australia)

Watch an excerpt from “Morning of the Earth”!
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SPECTREFEST: White Shadow (L.A. premiere!)

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9/25 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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Dir. Noaz Deshe, 2013, DCP, 117 min.

Watch the trailer for “White Rainbow”!
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FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Graduation Day (WORLD PREMIERE of brand-new restoration!)

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9/26 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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The Golem (w/ live score by Jacaszek!)

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9/30 - 7:30PM
$15/free for members

Co-presented by SPECTREFEST.

A stark nightmare of technical imagery, exemplar of German expressionism, and a classic of the silent horror genre, The Golem is a gold standard onto which musicians of all eras have projected their deepest, darkest aural fantasies. Tonight’s live score by visiting Polish experimental wizard Jacaszek promises to be one of the most lush and terrifying of all. For the past decade, he’s painstakingly crafted collages of electronic textures and baroque instrumentation, as part of a new, resolutely modern chapter in classical music. These decaying samples, bursts of jagged melody and waking sci-fi dreamstates are a rapturous compliment to The Golem, as Jacasezk’s Eastern European sensibilities align perfectly with the film’s depiction of Prague in peril. Played by writer/director Paul Wegener, the astounding titular monster is molded from clay and brought to life by the Hebrew incantations of a rabbi wishing to defend a Jewish ghetto facing exile. The Golem displays comically literal obedience to the rabbi’s orders, successfully intimidating the aristocracy — but what will become of Prague now that a Golem lives within the city walls?
Dir. Paul Wegener, 1920, digital presentation, 91 min.

Listen to the Jacaszek track “Goldengrove”!
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SPECTREFEST: Nacho Party! (feat. L.A. premiere of "Open Windows", plus "Confetti of the Mind: Nacho Vigolando Shorts")

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10/4 - 9PM
$14/free for members

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Open Windows Dir. Nacho Vigolando, 2014, DCP, 100 min.

Watch the trailer for “Open Windows”!
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SPECTREFEST: Dead Snow + Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (L.A. premiere!)

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10/9 - 7:30PM
$14/free for members

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Dead Snow Dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2009, 35mm, 91 min.
Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead Dir. Tommy Wirkola, 2014, digital presentation, 100 min.

Watch the trailers for “Dead Snow” & “Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead”!
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SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (L.A. premiere!)

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

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Dirs. Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp, 2014, DCP, 81 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Creeping Garden”!
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SPECTREFEST: Show & Tell w/ Clive Barker + "Nightbreed": Director's Cut

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10/16 - 7:30PM
$18 / $10 for members

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Watch the trailer for “Nightbreed”!
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SPECTREFEST: Metropolis (feat. live score by Chrome Canyon!)

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10/23 - 7:30PM
$15/free for members

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SPECTREFEST: Jerry Beck's Cartoon Spooktacular!

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

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SPECTREFEST: Tales From Beyond The Pale

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

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SPECTREFEST: Gremlins (30th Anniversary, Joe Dante & more in person!) + "The History of PG13" Panel

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Gremlins”!
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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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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/28)

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11/28 - 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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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/29)

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11/29 - 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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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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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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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (12/2)

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12/2 - 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”!
YouTube Preview Image

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