ABCs of Death 2 (many filmmakers in person!)

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

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

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

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"Childhood Haunts" Halloween Party

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10/31 - 8PM
all tickets $15

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

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

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

LYRA HILL
It’s no hyperbole to say that Chicago’s Lyra Hill has pioneered a brand-new artistic medium: cartoonists performing their cartoons. Her regular live series Brain Frame has, over the last several years, given comixheads a place to interpret their work in front of an open-minded audience, incorporating elements impossible to reproduce on a printed page: costumes, cardboard, projection, puppetry, props, songs, soundscapes, speeches, primal screams, smoke machines, and/or more. For our Halloween bash, Lyra performs a psychosexual horror story called “Go Down”, which follows a young woman who buys a magic crystal, meets her boyfriend in a field, eats the crystal, and then hallucinates a death orgasm. Intense, hair-raising and kinda steamy!

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

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

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

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

Wetlands (11/1)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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Wetlands (11/1, 9:45pm)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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HEAVY MIDNITES: Mulholland Dr.

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11/1 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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

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

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

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

Wetlands (11/2, 5pm)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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Wetlands (11/2)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: Lucy

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Lucy”!
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Wetlands (11/3)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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Gremlins ("Preview Cut" encore!)

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11/4 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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

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Wetlands (11/4)

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11/4 - 10:10PM
$12/free for members

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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Wetlands (11/5)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “Wetlands”!
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SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/6)

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Creeping Garden”!
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Wetlands (11/6, 10pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “A Weekend With Jean-Claude Carriere”!

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

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11/7 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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

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

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Dolls”!

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

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

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

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “A Weekend With Jean-Claude Carriere”!

SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/8)

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11/8 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

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

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

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11/8 - 10PM
$12/free for members

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

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

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

Hiroshima Mon Amour (11/9, 5:00pm)

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11/9 - 5PM
$12/free for members

Long unavailable theatrically in the U.S. due to rights issues, this pillar of the French New Wave — and the first feature from Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime and Last Year At Marienbad filmmaker Alain Resnais — comes to Cinefamily in a brand-new 4K restoration! “Entangled, unmoving limbs covered in ash, the bodies of two lovers: French actress Emmanuelle Riva (2012 Oscar nominee for Amour), in Japan to make a “peace” film about Hiroshima, finds in the course of her brief affair with Japanese architect Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes, The Ugly American) compulsively returning to her traumatic post-war experiences, her love for a German soldier and her own shaming. Asked to do an anti-nuclear documentary in the wake of his powerful Holocaust doc Night and Fog, Resnais opted instead for a feature exploring mutual guilts and the power of memory via multitudes of tiny timeshifts intercut with the present-day lovers’ marathon conversation — all by distinguished novelist/first-time scripter Marguerite Duras, whose work here was nominated for an Academy Award.” (Film Forum)

Watch the trailer for “Hiroshima Mon Amour”!

Hiroshima Mon Amour (11/9, 7:30pm)

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

Long unavailable theatrically in the U.S. due to rights issues, this pillar of the French New Wave — and the first feature from Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime and Last Year At Marienbad filmmaker Alain Resnais — comes to Cinefamily in a brand-new 4K restoration! “Entangled, unmoving limbs covered in ash, the bodies of two lovers: French actress Emmanuelle Riva (2012 Oscar nominee for Amour), in Japan to make a “peace” film about Hiroshima, finds in the course of her brief affair with Japanese architect Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes, The Ugly American) compulsively returning to her traumatic post-war experiences, her love for a German soldier and her own shaming. Asked to do an anti-nuclear documentary in the wake of his powerful Holocaust doc Night and Fog, Resnais opted instead for a feature exploring mutual guilts and the power of memory via multitudes of tiny timeshifts intercut with the present-day lovers’ marathon conversation — all by distinguished novelist/first-time scripter Marguerite Duras, whose work here was nominated for an Academy Award.” (Film Forum)

Watch the trailer for “Hiroshima Mon Amour”!

SPECTREFEST: The Creeping Garden (11/9)

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Creeping Garden”!
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Hiroshima Mon Amour (11/10, 7:30pm)

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11/10 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Long unavailable theatrically in the U.S. due to rights issues, this pillar of the French New Wave — and the first feature from Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime and Last Year At Marienbad filmmaker Alain Resnais — comes to Cinefamily in a brand-new 4K restoration! “Entangled, unmoving limbs covered in ash, the bodies of two lovers: French actress Emmanuelle Riva (2012 Oscar nominee for Amour), in Japan to make a “peace” film about Hiroshima, finds in the course of her brief affair with Japanese architect Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes, The Ugly American) compulsively returning to her traumatic post-war experiences, her love for a German soldier and her own shaming. Asked to do an anti-nuclear documentary in the wake of his powerful Holocaust doc Night and Fog, Resnais opted instead for a feature exploring mutual guilts and the power of memory via multitudes of tiny timeshifts intercut with the present-day lovers’ marathon conversation — all by distinguished novelist/first-time scripter Marguerite Duras, whose work here was nominated for an Academy Award.” (Film Forum)

Watch the trailer for “Hiroshima Mon Amour”!

Hiroshima Mon Amour (11/10, 9:45pm)

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

Long unavailable theatrically in the U.S. due to rights issues, this pillar of the French New Wave — and the first feature from Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime and Last Year At Marienbad filmmaker Alain Resnais — comes to Cinefamily in a brand-new 4K restoration! “Entangled, unmoving limbs covered in ash, the bodies of two lovers: French actress Emmanuelle Riva (2012 Oscar nominee for Amour), in Japan to make a “peace” film about Hiroshima, finds in the course of her brief affair with Japanese architect Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes, The Ugly American) compulsively returning to her traumatic post-war experiences, her love for a German soldier and her own shaming. Asked to do an anti-nuclear documentary in the wake of his powerful Holocaust doc Night and Fog, Resnais opted instead for a feature exploring mutual guilts and the power of memory via multitudes of tiny timeshifts intercut with the present-day lovers’ marathon conversation — all by distinguished novelist/first-time scripter Marguerite Duras, whose work here was nominated for an Academy Award.” (Film Forum)

Watch the trailer for “Hiroshima Mon Amour”!

Hiroshima Mon Amour (11/11, 7:30pm)

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

Long unavailable theatrically in the U.S. due to rights issues, this pillar of the French New Wave — and the first feature from Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime and Last Year At Marienbad filmmaker Alain Resnais — comes to Cinefamily in a brand-new 4K restoration! “Entangled, unmoving limbs covered in ash, the bodies of two lovers: French actress Emmanuelle Riva (2012 Oscar nominee for Amour), in Japan to make a “peace” film about Hiroshima, finds in the course of her brief affair with Japanese architect Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes, The Ugly American) compulsively returning to her traumatic post-war experiences, her love for a German soldier and her own shaming. Asked to do an anti-nuclear documentary in the wake of his powerful Holocaust doc Night and Fog, Resnais opted instead for a feature exploring mutual guilts and the power of memory via multitudes of tiny timeshifts intercut with the present-day lovers’ marathon conversation — all by distinguished novelist/first-time scripter Marguerite Duras, whose work here was nominated for an Academy Award.” (Film Forum)

Watch the trailer for “Hiroshima Mon Amour”!

Life After Death From Above 1979 (West Coast premiere, filmmaker & band members in person!)

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

Schedules permitting, filmmaker Eva Michon, as well as DFA 1979 members Sebastien Grainger & Jesse Keeler, in person! Based on the strength of their hugely raucous live performances and the release of their seminal 2004 album “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine”, Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 was propelled into the limelight — but as the band’s success grew internationally, the friendship between Jesse Keeler (bass) and Sebastien Grainger (drums) strained due to both constant travel and no buffer between them. As DFA 1979 grueling schedules and never-ending gigs all over the world, the two ended the band in 2006 before reaching potential stardom, right after the biggest tour of their careers. Life After Death From Above 1979 tells the story of the duo’s rise, break-up and resurrection from the dead in 2011, after five years of silence between the musicians, as they decide to reunite for one show: the legendary Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
Dir. Eva Michon, DCP, 2014, 73 min.

Watch the trailer for “Life After Death From Above 1979″!
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GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Coffy

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11/12 - 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 and then it’s time for Pam Grier’s greatest role until Jackie Brown. Greg sez: “The baddest one-chick hit-squad to ever hit town! This picture has it all: sex, drugs, afros, violence, breasts, corrupt politicians, mean white people, ugly gangsters and Coffy the Triumphant, Murderous, Avenging Nurse. Pam’s sis is hooked on smack (what we called heroin then) and, unable to trust anyone, Pam wages a one-woman war on dope pushers. As of 1973, there had been no Black Female Action Hero Movie Stars; Ms. Grier blows this nonsense clean away. Coffy is violently anti-drug — not a popular message in those fun Nixonian times. We encourage you to do what it takes to boogie on down for this big-screen triumph, as we will be in back getting our swerve on. No nurse on duty, so keep it together. If you have never seen a blaxploitation movie, shame on you. Tarantino would agree this one is unmissable. Never mind Citizen KaneCoffy is a great American Film.” DJ Adam Papagan (The Del Talk Show) will be here to spin tunes before the show!
Dir. Jack Hill, 1973, 35mm, 91 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 “Coffy”!

LOST AND FOUND FILM CLUB: From The Vaults

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

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

The Mule (filmmakers/stars Leigh Whannell & Angus Sampson in person!)

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11/13 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Description coming soon…Filmmakers/stars Leigh Whannell & Angus Sampson in person!
Dirs. Tony Mahony & Angus Sampson, 2014, digital presentation, 103 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Mule”!
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YouTube Paarty

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11/13 - 10:30PM
$5/free for members

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

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

Watch the very first video ever uploaded to YouTube: “ME AT THE ZOO”!
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SPECTREFEST: Metropolis (encore, w/ live score by Chrome Canyon!)

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11/14 - 7:45PM
$15/free for members

One of the greatest films in the annals of sci-fi, musically accompanied by the return of one of Cinefamily’s favorite analog synth wizards! A time-honored, pioneering portrait of an Expressionist Tomorrowland, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis had it all (according to its original press release): “8 stars, 25,000 men, 11,000 women, 1,100 bald people, 250 children, 3,500 pairs of special shoes, 50 cars.” What it also contained was a brilliant distillation of the Germany’s unconscious Zeitgeist energies, as that country lurched toward fascism in the Thirties — not to mention a peerless batch of indelible images. As we celebrate Metropolis as yesterday’s fantasy of what tomorrow could be, we welcome Stones Throw recording artist Chrome Canyon as the temporal technician for the job. The solo project of New York artist Morgan Z (who touched down upon Angeleno soil last year to permanently reside alongside us), Chrome Canyon creates synth sounds that move between eras past and ages imagined — an aural palate that’s a whizz-bang accompaniment for Fritz Lang’s classic version of an alternate now.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Metropolis”!

SPECTREFEST / FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS: Starry Eyes (filmmakers & cast in person!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full description coming soon…

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “SUPERLONG MOVIE CLUB: Nymphomaniac – Director’s Cut”!

HEAVY MIDNITES: Spice World

11/15 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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Dir. Bob Spiers, 1997, 35mm, 93 min.

DOUG BENSON MOVIE INTERRUPTION: The 'Burbs

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11/17 - 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. Joe Dante, 1988, 35mm, 101 min.

Watch the trailer for “The ‘Burbs”!
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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Son of the White Mare

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

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

Full description coming soon…

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

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

ABD has assembled an innovative format so brand-spanking new, it’s all new to us! In a bold experiment, founded on an unwavering faith in the overwhelming creativity that’s just everywhere in the animation community right now, we commissioned awesome talents from LA and around the globe to create all brand new, original content for YOU. These gifted ladies and gents were given complete creative control to make whatever the heck they wanted, from 3 seconds to 3 minutes. That’s right — most of the content in this opening night banquet of bountiful eye-poppers debuts right here, right now! More like a group art show than your usual fest fare and so jam packed with shorts that we needed to add another program-within-a-program to cram more excellence through the door: GIF-JAM!, a mixtape of wild and weird l’il loops, freed from the confines of your electronic devices and unleashed on the big screen! As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll premiere new curated works from emerging filmmakers from all over the globe and party on the patio afterwards. The lineup’s a who’s who, the program is so new, and it’s all for you, dudes. C’mon get free!

Featuring new commissions from:
Charles Huettner (Late Night Work Club)
Devin Flynn
Amy Lockhart
Garrett Davis (Story from North America)
Sean Buckelew
Owen Dennis (Regular Show)
Angelo Hat (Titmouse)
Sean Solomon (ADHD)
Joseph Bennett (Liquid Television)
Malcolm Sutherland (Star Wars Uncut)
Peter Millard
And too many more to list!

GIFs from:
Paul Robertson
Mel Roach (Rocket Dog)
Lindsay and Alex Small-Butera (Baman Piderman)
Domitille Collardey
Jacky Ke Jiang (Time Card Time)
Rauch Brothers (Story Corps)
Tim Beckhardt
Victor Kerlow

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: David Silverman's Cartoon Favorites

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

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

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Roundup! 2

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

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

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

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11/21 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: A Boy And The World (O Menino e o Mundo)

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

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Seth's Dominion

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

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

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Watership Down

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

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: Animation Breakdown Nite Owl

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11/22 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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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

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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

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ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: The Plague Dogs

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

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Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982, 35mm, 103 min.

ANIMATION BREAKDOWN 2014: An Evening With Suzan Pitt

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

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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 the 2004 pilot episode of Newgrounds fave “Burnt Face Man”!
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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (11/26)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

The Babadook (11/26, midnight)

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11/26 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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11/28 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

The Babadook (12/2)

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

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

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

Watch the trailer for “The Babadook”!

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

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

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

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

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12/3 - 8PM
all tix $25

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

Angel Olsen (solo) – approx. 10:00pm

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