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- Thu, Dec 19 7:30pm (White Reindeer) Check Availability $6.00
- Thu, Dec 19 10:30pm (Lost And Found Film Club: Xmas Edition) Check Availability $5.00
- Sun, Dec 22 7:45pm (What's Up, Doc? - Hosted by Greg Proops) Check Availability $6.00
- Mon, Dec 23 10:15pm (Strange Animation: Nutcracker Fantasy) Check Availability $6.00
Reviews & Ratings
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.
Quotes & Highlights
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December 19, 2013 at 7:30pm: White Reindeer
When a jet-black satirical comedy tackles its subject with intelligent aplomb, Cinefamily smiles — and when a film in that vein backs up the sharp comedy with a genuine warmth, they get an extra-special tingle. Poised to become a perennial indie film holiday tradition, White Reindeer shines with its unique, delicate see-saw balance of acidic observations and affectionate touches. In a breakout, all-too-real performance, Anna Margaret Hollyman (The Color Wheel) is Suzanne, an uptight Christmas-loving woman who, at the dawn of December, finds her dream husband deceased, and her devotion in him dissolved after meeting Fantasia, the exotic dancer with whom he’d been cheating. As Suzanne slides into Fantasia’s fast, wreckless world of dance parties, drugs and shoplifting, filmmaker Zach Clark takes on thirty-as-the-new-twenty, and shows a suburban America where sleaze and sadness may float on the surface, but hope and compassion aren’t too far away either.
December 19, 2013 at 10:30pm: Lost & Found Film Club: Xmas Edition
Lost & Found Film Club presents a carefully curated hodgepodge of scattershot celluloid, packed as densely as library stacks and screening in the gloriously fuzzed-out 16mm format — plus, grilled cheese sandwiches will be available! December’s “16 Millimetermas” program will contain ho-ho-holiday favorites plus some recent discoveries sure to put you in the spirit of the season, including an IBM typewriter sales film by Jim Henson (featuring Rowlf the Dog), and the 1941 anaglyphic 3-D short Third Dimensional Murder. Join us as we bust out our red-and-blue glasses for this rarely screened stocking stuffer.
December 22, 2013 at 7:45pm: What's Up, Doc? (Hosted by Greg Proops)
First up, Greg Proops (one of the most mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth) records the latest episode of his monthly Film Club podcast live — and then it’s time for Peter Bogdanovich’s perennially awesome B&W comedy What’s Up, Doc? Proops says, “Forget your Xmas worries and get screwball with this frantic homage to both Bringing Up Baby and Bugs Bunny. Four identical plaid bags get mislaid (plaid bags, dude, this is the ‘70s), two of them belonging to Ryan O’Neal as a scientist and Barbra Streisand as a serial college drop-out genius. Car chases, mistaken identity, fake accents, felonious room service ordering — all with a San Francisco backdrop, pre-Google. I hesitate to call it "zany," but this picture is chock-full of hijinx. Pacey and cute, with the hysterical Madeline Kahn debuting as O'Neal's square fiancee. Join me for mad holiday cheer; re-live when Ryan and Barbra were delightful, and The Poseidon Adventure ruled. Grab a caramel-colored leather jacket and truck on down.”
December 23, 2013 at 10:15pm: Strange Animation: Nutcracker Fantasy
In the late ’70s, Sanrio (yes, the Hello Kitty people) unleashed this wonderously unusual stop-motion confection that has sadly lain unsavored for ages. Ex-Rankin/Bass animator Takeo Nakamura was the lucky fellow called upon to employ the signature “Animagic” technique of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to this vaguely festive, awesomely bizzaro sugarplum dream — one in which the signifiers of Christmas fare are all there, except Christmas is never once mentioned. The titular fantasy seems adapted from a German-to-Japanese-to-English translation of the original yarn, rather than the beloved ballet (though its melodies are employed on the Moog-drenched soundtrack to supergroovy effect). Adding to the beautiful confusion are elaborate musical numbers, plus the voice talents of showbiz stalwarts like Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Dick Van Patten and Jo Anne Worley as the “Nut of Darkness”-wielding, two-headed rat queen. Not screened since its initial release, never on DVD and presented here on film!