Announcing our film slate for October and November! We’re still updating ticketing links and special info, but we were so excited by our calendar, we couldn’t wait to share the lineup! After you peruse our calendar, be sure to pick up your All-Access Pass so you can catch it all for one insanely low price. And now, on to this week’s films...
We’re breaking out the 16mm projectors this Wednesday for a special screening of James Benning’s final celluloid-shot film RR, featuring an introduction by Jessica Bardsley (PMA)! Photographed throughout the US, this experimental landscape film moves at a train’s pace, with each shot lasting the amount of time it takes for a freight train to enter and exit the frame. This here film is prime train-watching, but it’s also a subtle exploration of the hidden byways of American commerce.
Neptune Frost, from multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams and co-director, the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, is a an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends. Plus its musical numbers are seriously catchy and it features some truly inventive reuses of e-waste on screen!
Our On Demand, Without Apology series beings this week with Happening (Friday and Sunday). Winner of Best Film at the Venice Biennale, Happening is a suspenseful reflection on the importance of choice, and the ways abortion bans place women’s lives in danger. Rolling Stone calls Happening the “most urgent movie of 2022.”
From the Swiss directors of the sublime slice-of-life film The Strange Little Cat (2013), The Girl and the Spider is another subtle, moving film about relationships, this time told through the end of an era, as roommates prepare to move out. "[The] Zürchers’ movies are like prisms, capturing the things people do when they think no one’s watching.” (Variety) Screening Thursday and Sunday.