Man oh man are we working on some cool stuff for next month.
First of all, the series:
We've got another installment of Forbidden Hollywood for you (risque gems from the Pre-Code days) curated by Doctor Lokke Heiss: Return to Forbidden Hollywood. As usual, tickets are $5 and FREE for members. Become a member here and see all seven films for free.
Safe in Hell (1931) kicks it off Wednesday the 4th at 6:30.
Italian Film Festival USA We'll be showing four FREE films from this traveling fest during the weekend of the 14th and 15th (two a day).
Into Paradiso (2010)
Kung Fu Nights Dan Halsted from Portland's Shaolin Film Archive will be visiting us for two days with some kickass 70s & 80s grindhouse kung fu on 35mm. Not to be missed. Free for members!
Thursday the 19th we'll have a grindhouse trailer collection and The Mystery of Chess Boxing.
Friday the 20th: Eight Diagram Pole Fighter and The Bastard Swordsman.
Pole fighting to the max!
Now on to regular features...
Casa de mi Padre Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Will Ferrell. Will has to save his father's ranch, fight drug lords and speak a whole lotta Spanish. This one's gonna be a lot of fun.
Miss Bala We've been trailering this for a few weeks and it looks like it's going to be awesome. Another Mexican drug movie. This time produced by Gael and Diego. This is my pick for the month.
The City Dark (Not to be confused with Dark City) From Ian Cheney, one of the writers of King Corn (great doc, by the way). A documentary about light pollution. This'll probably be here for two days only so see it while you can. Great poster:
We Need to Talk About Kevin It's finally coming! The story of a mother and her psychotic son. Scored by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood. Peter Bradshaw's 5/5 review.
The Innkeepers For fans of House of the Devil. From horror director Ti West, who wrote and directed one of the pieces of V/H/S, maybe the most infamous film of this year's True/False.
Small Pond We'll have a one-night screening of this homegrown film from Josh Slates about disaffected Shakespeare's employees.
Boy The second feature from Taika Waititi, director of Eagle vs Shark and sometime director/writer of Flight of the Conchords. New Zealand in the 80s. A father and son reunite. A search for a bag of money.
The Yellow Sea From Korean director Hong-jin Na (see also The Chaser). A cabdriver is given an alluring proposition from a hitman. I hear this is awesome.
See ya at the movies!