Movie Screenings at The Cinefamily: Classics, Cult Films and More
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The last date listed for Movie Screenings at The Cinefamily was Tuesday April 15, 2014 / 7:30pm (Jodorowsky's Dune).
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Featured review from Philip M.
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This was a fun and very unusual evening hosted by animation expert extraordinaire Jerry Beck. The first half of the show was adult oriented cartoons from the silent era to the present. At intermission everyone filed out to a patio behind the cinema (who knew?) and had cake and free beer! For the 2nd half the director showed up for a screening of perhaps the last existing print of "Down and Dirty Duck", aka "Cheap". This is really esoteric stuff and it was a pleasure to get to see it. The theater is filled with assorted types of chairs and sofas, along with some theater seats, and is comfortable and relaxed.
April 8 and 10 at 7:30pm: Il Sorpasso (new DCP restoration)
In our era, what with the information of the entire world at our fingertips, you might feel skeptical that a stone still left unturned by American hands can qualify as one of the “greatest films of all time” — but thanks to Janus Film’s brand-new DCP restoration of this Sixties Italian comedic masterpiece, all skepticism will evaporate within Il Sorpasso’s first minutes. Dino Risi (who also directed the original film on which Scent of a Woman was based) guides a smashingly outsized Vittorio Gassman and a brilliantly understated Jean-Louis Trintignant through one of the ultimate road movies, in which a boorish, horndog lout drags a repressed law student on an epic tour through Northern Italy’s beautiful coasts, eccentric crowds and their own tectonic emotional revelations.
April 8 and 10 at 10:00pm: Animation Breakdown Roundup
It’s here to elate your eyes and tickle your nerves — here to unite creators, lovers and dreamers, drifting hand in hand in an ecstatic sea of color, form and sound — it’s ANIMATION BREAKDOWN ROUNDUP!, Animation Breakdown’s first-ever originally-commissioned shorts festival.
April 11-15: Jodorowsky’s Dune
One of the greatest films never made, by one of underground cinema’s greatest talents of the 20th century, finally comes to light in this documentary look at Alejandro Jodorowsky’s long-gestated, but never filmed version of Frank Herbert’s mammoth sci-fi epic Dune. Having achieved immortal arthouse/midnight movie status in the early Seventies with El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky next attempted to tackle the “unfilmable” Dune universe, spending several years and millions of dollars in pre-production, only to have the project cancelled right as the final pieces of funding were to have come.
April 11 at 11:59pm: Exorcist II: The Heretic
There are two types of people — those who labor under the delusion that Exorcist II: The Heretic is an inferior follow-up to a horror classic, and the enlightened few who understand that John Boorman’s 1977 sequel is just the sort of delirious, wildly unpredictable phantasmagoria that’s sadly lacking in our current cinematic landscape.
April 12 at 11:59pm: The Virgin Suicides (15th Anniversary Screening)
Sofia Coppola’s stunningly poetic directorial debut has lost none of its haunting charm or ethereal allure in the fifteen years since its Cannes debut. It’s confident, compelling, beautifully styled with an exquisite eye for detail, has an excellent cast, and features an awesome soundtrack that combining the perfect ’70s rock mixtape and an impeccable score by the French band Air. Plus, Kirsten Dunst is a stone fox and Josh Hartnett is at the peak of his dreamy hotness.
April 14 at 7:30pm: Laura (hosted by Greg Proops)
Greg sez: The awesomely toothy Gene Tierney has been horribly murdered, and everyone is sickly in love with her. A portrait on the wall enchants her apartment with its dark mystery. Dana Andrews, the detective sent to solve the case and smoke a lot, falls under the spell. Anyone could have aced Laura — her mentor, the fantastically effete newspaper columnist — her creepy, spongy boyfriend (Vincent Price before the horror) — her rich aunt who’s having an affair with her loser boyfriend. Preminger swings for the fences in a obsession-packed, sexual weirdo, private-dick picture.