RETROEPICS/ARTHOUSE FILM SERIES
Retro Film Series presents a 3-day weekend series of 11 Rare, Foreign, and Longer-running films.
Tickets are $9.50 per film and go onsale May 17th.
10-Passes are $80 and go onsale May 17th.
Otto Preminger’s ANATOMY OF A MURDER: 2K Digital Restoration 60th Anniversary
(1959, 160 min)
One of cinema's greatest courtroom dramas, Anatomy is about a seat-of-the-pants lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) who accepts the case of Lt. Manion (Ben Gazzara), who has murdered a local bar owner. Manion admits he committed the crime, citing motive as the rape of his wife (Lee Remick) by the dead man. Faced with the formidable opposition of a big-city prosecutor (George C. Scott), Biegler hopes to win freedom for his client by using as his defense the argument of "irresistible impulse."
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David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI: 4K Digital Restoration
(1957, 162 min)
Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Alec Guinness), Kwai continues to be one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time. When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in this epic World War II adventure Even its theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit.
Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II: 4K Digital Restoration 45th Anniversary
(R, 1974, 202 min)
The sequel to The Godfather shows us the world of Don Vito Corleone before and after the story in the original film. Al Pacino is his son Michael, who struggles to bring the family into the modern age. In the film's extended flashback sequences, Robert DeNiro is the young Vito as he gains power in the New York City Mafia.
Includes a 10-minute Intermission
Ishiro Honda’s GODZILLA: 4K Digital Restoration 65th Anniversary
(1954, 96 min)
Godzilla (a.k.a. Gojira) is the original Japanese masterpiece and the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels.
In Japanese with English subtitles
Paul Leni’s THE LAST WARNING: 4K Digital Restoration 90th Anniversary
(1929, 78 min)
Universal Pictures presents a new 4K restoration of this 1929 silent classic, accompanied by a newly recorded score from Arthur Barrow. After a murder occurs during a Broadway performance, the death remains unsolved and the theater is condemned. That is, until years later when a suspicious new producer arrives to restage the play with the original cast and crew. Restoration experts conducted a worldwide search for Warning's available elements, ultimately able to stabilize and de-flicker the film as well as repair scratches and dirt.
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger’s THE RED SHOES
(1948, 134 min)
This singular fantasia is cinema’s quintessential backstage drama, as well as one of the most glorious Technicolor visual feasts ever concocted for the screen. Moira Shearer (Peeping Tom) is a rising star ballerina romantically torn between an idealistic composer and a ruthless impresario intent on perfection. Featuring outstanding performances, beautiful cinematography by Jack Cardiff (The African Queen), Oscar-winning sets and music, and an unforgettable, hallucinatory central dance sequence, this beloved classic stands as an enthralling tribute to the life of the artist.
Alexander Sokurov’s RUSSIAN ARK
(2002, 95 min)
Russian Ark is the first feature-length narrative film shot in a one single Steadicam take. Travel with an unseen narrator as he explores the museum and travels through Russian history. The audience sees through his eyes as he witnesses Peter the Great abusing one of his generals; Catherine the Great searching for a bathroom; and, in the grand finale, the sumptuous Great Royal Ball of 1913.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Richard Rush’s THE STUNT MAN
(R, 1980, 131 min)
It defied all odds to become the most unexpected and acclaimed cult hit of the 80s, and it remains one of the most slyly subversive and original action/comedy/drama movies of all time. Peter O'Toole plays a megalomaniacal director commanding a film-set where a paranoid veteran (Steve Railsback) finds himself maybe replacing a dead stunt man, possibly falling for the beautiful leading lady (Barbara Hershey), and discovering that love, death and the mayhem of moviemaking can definitely be the wildest illusions of all.
Michael Mann’s THIEF: 4K Digital Restoration
(R, 1981, 124 min)
James Caan stars in one of his most riveting performances as a no-nonsense ex-con safecracker planning to leave the criminal world behind after one final diamond heist, but discovers that escape is not as simple as he’d hoped. Released in the US as Violent Streets, Michael Mann’s super influential minimalist neo-noir looks as authentic and original today as the day it did in 1981. Mann used real thieves as technical advisors on the film and that Tangerine Dream soundtrack is a joy.
Akira Kurosawa’s THRONE OF BLOOD
(1957, 109 min)
A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne sets Shakespeare’s definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience.
In Japanese with English subtitles
David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES: 4K Digital Restoration
(PG, 1986, 111 min)
Music icon David Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, and introduces us to the citizens of the town (including John Goodman) during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyper-realistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show-all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.