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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 03/16/22

At the height of Oscar-frenzy, I ask once again, why horror? For those amongst our readership who need no cajoling to wade waist-deep into the darker realms of projected entertainment, I apologize. For the terror-averse, the cajoling begins now. March 17 at 10pm, we open X, a deliciously gory (and funny) slasher set in 1970s Texas where a dirt-cheap […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 2/23/22

Greetings cinema friends, Tonight, Black Independents Vol II—our yearly survey of the varied waves of Black independent American cinema—continues at the Cinema with Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance.  Asili’s 2020 feature debut is a radical cinematic experiment weaving scripted and improvised scenes from within a West Philadelphia Black artist and activist collective with documentary recollections of the notorious […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 2/16/22

Greetings cinema friends, Tonight, Black Independents Vol II—our yearly survey of the varied waves of Black independent American cinema—continues at the Cinema with Kathleen Collins’ Losing Ground. Described by the filmmaker as a comedy about a young woman who takes herself too seriously, Losing Ground finds two married intellectuals—a painter and a philosophy professor—at a creative and romantic crossroads […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 2/9/22

Greetings, cinema friends, Tonight, Black Independents Vol II begins at the Cinema. Our yearly survey of the varied waves of Black independent American cinema kicks off with Melvin Van Peebles’ The Story of a Three Day Pass. Infamous cinematic provocateur and polymath (author, playwright, composer, journalist, Korean War veteran, and one-time doctoral astronomy researcher also make […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 2/2/22

Greetings from the snow globe, friends, I write you today from a hectic and well-stocked home—provisions secured, kiddos going wild, and streets still untouched. And yet, Hittsville is open. Intrepid souls in search of caffeine and culture will be rewarded for their bravery today, as the show must go on! Today only, we—and cinemas across the […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 1/26/22

Greetings from the midst of a very eventful cinema season, Today and tomorrow at the Cinema see last-chance screenings for a number of films: Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza make their final curtain calls, our Passport: Todo Sobre Almodóvar series continues with Volver on 35mm this evening, and the Show Me Series enters its second season with Pahokee tomorrow night, co-presented […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 1/19/22

Greetings from the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tonight at the Cinema, Passport: Todo Sobre Almodóvar continues with a double feature from the ecstatic Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar. Screening on 35mm, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is an absurd ensemble comedy about the clash of women at various stages of life and social standing. The film was […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 01/05/22

Hello from the New Year, CoMoGives has come to a close and, with no exaggeration, your support has made another year of programming, innovation, and opportunity possible. It’s been said before, but we cannot do this without our community so—thank you. At the Cinema, Tragedy of Macbeth and Licorice Pizza continue their runs, but chances to catch Paul Thomas […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 12/15/21

Hello cinema friends, Despite unseasonably balmy conditions, I assure you the winter season is still on schedule. Fittingly, this Friday we open a snow-swept, pitch-black prestige picture to warm your bones: Nightmare Alley.  Make no mistakes, Guillermo del Toro’s newest is a departure from his standard supernatural fare, dropping his usual horror haunt and instead looking […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 12/8/21

Hello cinema friends, The holidays are upon us—traditions, rituals, and familiar what-have-yous abound, and your humble cinematek is not immune. That, however, does not mean we can’t bring something new to the seasonal table. At a bare minimum, many of our forthcoming engagements are snow-swept period-pieces, all a tad melancholy, and all carrying the requisite […]
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