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A Word From Our Programmer - 6/22/22

Greetings Cinema friends, This week we raise a glass to doing it wrong—to unrelenting optimism in spite of talent, to mad pursuits of artistry, to breaking rules, to impropriety, and to playing with your food: this week we welcome The Phantom of the Open and Flux Gourmet. Maurice Flitcroft held the titles of crane-operator, shoe polish salesman, and occasional […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER - 6/15/22

Greetings Cinema friends, The cult of Nicolas Cage is confounding. With 116 feature film credits to his name, the oft-meme’d Cage-rage—the inimitable, over-the-top brand of acting—is only part of the puzzle. Taken alongside his genuinely brilliant performances, one might chalk up the dichotomy to rocky finances (not incorrect)... or one might begin to see Cage-rage […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER - 6/8/22

Greetings Cinema friends, Six months ago, on December 9, 2021, global cinema lost one of its most provocative voices. The first woman to be nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards, Lina Wertmüller left behind a fiercely independent legacy of films that weaponized comedy to skewer the status quo and the people that defended […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 5/25/22

Greetings Cinema friends, For one week beginning this Friday, May 27th, Ragtag Cinema will be the only location within 2000 miles screening Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria. This special engagement of 22 screenings is one piece of a never-ending worldwide moving-image tour. Never to be released on home media—virtual or physical—Memoria will only exist in the theatrical space and […]
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A WORD FROM CO-CUSTODIAN ARIN LIBERMAN - 5/18/2022

Friends of Ragtag, Hi, it’s Arin, RFS Co-Custodian. I’m happy you’re here, engaging with and supporting our beloved arthouse. I wanted to visit with you in this virtual space this week to share my thoughts about a poignant and particularly timely film opening at the Cinema on Friday. One of the things I love about […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PRESS & MARKETING MANAGER 5/11/2022

Hey there, Cinemaheads! At Ragtag Film Society, the rhythms of our year are very cyclical. Post-True/False we slow down a bit and set our sights on CoMo Famous, The Boone Dawdle, and even the next iteration of the Fest. But the cinema never stops, and in this little break from all-out T/F we still have creative nonfiction on […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 5/4/2022

Greetings Cinema friends, I rarely throw around the term perfect. As a fairly long-winded individual with a predisposition for tangents, I try (and often fail) to opt for direct language—brevity and accuracy can be a little elusive for me. So as I start this letter, I’ll try to be as clear about Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman as the […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 4/27/22

Greetings Cinema friends, For American audiences, the last two decades has seen the rise of breakthrough South Korea films—from a slow trickle to a fever pitch. Beginning for many with whispers of a shocking genre epic, Park Chan-wook’s Cannes Grand Prix winner Oldboy would find its way to daring cinemas (screened in Ragtag’s single screen iteration in […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 4/20/22

Greetings Cinema friends, Tomorrow evening we don our best wolf pelts and head full-gonzo into battle with Robert Eggers’ The Northman. As with The Witch and The Lighthouse before it, Eggers’ meticulous attention to historically-accurate details is only bested by the filmmaker’s respect for the beliefs, fears, and superstitions of the culture portrayed—in short, Robert Eggers makes folklore flesh.  While […]
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A WORD FROM OUR PROGRAMMER 4/13/22

Experiences abound, Cinema friends, With white gloves donned, reels at the ready, and coconuts in suspiciously short supply, we welcome you to experience an exceedingly silly spectacle. Thursday through Sunday, we dine well here in Camelot as Monty Python and the Holy Grail screens in all its glory on 35mm. Moving roughly 997 years from Camelot, on Friday night we look […]
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