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Movies at the Brattle on Sunday?

The Brattle Theater has a really good set of movies coming up this Sunday, 2014/9/14: Sunset Boulevard at 1:00, Chinatown at 3:15 (these two can be seen as a double feature), Los Angeles Plays Itself at 6:00, and Repo Man at 9:30. Does anyone want to go see any of these movies in particular? I saw that Los Angeles Plays Itself was scheduled and was primarily interested in that, but I'd be happy seeing any of these, really. If you want to go, leave a comment saying what movie you'd like to see! EDIT: We're seeing Los Angeles Plays Itself at 6:00 on Sunday. See you all there!
posted by Rustic Etruscan on Sep 8, 2014 - 24 comments

Shorts That Are Not Pants

Join us for our 11th quarterly screening of short films from Canada and around the world. This one is our most summer blockbustery screening yet, with lots of monsters and stuff. [more inside]
posted by jmcnally on Jul 11, 2014 - 0 comments

Criterion Thursday: Do The Right Thing

This week: Spike Lee's DO THE RIGHT THING ("The hottest day of the year explodes on-screen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast."). Because it's on a weekday, we're starting a little later: food at 7, movie at 8. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 10, 2013 - 13 comments

Criterion THURSDAY: I Live in Fear

This week, we're trying out moving our Criterion night to Thursdays, with: Akira Kurosawa's I LIVE IN FEAR ("his most literal representation of living in an atomic age"). Because it's on a weekday, we're starting a little later: food at 7, movie at 8. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 9, 2013 - 4 comments

Criterion Sundays: Dodes’ka-den

Due to some travel we each have planned in the next few weeks, we're taking a two-weekend break from Criterion Sunday - but not to worry! We will return on Sunday, April 7th with: Akira Kurosawa's DODES'KA-DEN ("by turns tragic and transcendant...all of his hopes, fears, and artistic passion are on fervent display"). [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 20, 2013 - 1 comment

Criterion Sundays: French Cancan

This week's film: Jean Renoir's FRENCH CANCAN ("a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema"). Trailer. Charles Silver, curator of film at MoMA: "If someone asked me to recommend two or three essential or seminal Chaplin or Ford films, I would be less hesitant than I would be with Renoir, whose thoughts and feelings seem universal, and whose films seem to encompass virtually all that is Cinema—and life itself." [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 14, 2013 - 4 comments

Criterion Sundays: Smiles of a Summer Night

This week's film: Ingmar Bergman's SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. Pauline Kael: "Late in 1955, Ingmar Bergman made a nearly perfect work—the exquisite carnal comedy Smiles of a Summer Night. It was the distillation of elements he had worked with for several years... The film is bathed in beauty, removed from the banalities of short skirts and modern-day streets and shops, and removed in time, it draws us closer." Roger Ebert's Great Movie review. An interview with Bergman about the film. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2013 - 1 comment

Criterion Sundays: Mr. Arkadin

This week's film: Orson Welles' MR. ARKADIN: The Comprehensive Version. Time Out says: "Long unavailable for theatrical screening... Mr Arkadin assumed an equivalent patina of myth and legend to that cultivated by its central character.... Flamboyantly melodramatic, it's a playfully egocentric display of a magician's perverse revelation of his own trickery."

We are back to our regular schedule this week. Potluck dinner from 6pm, movie starts at 7 en punto. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 25, 2013 - 0 comments

Criterion Sundays: Eraserhead

As the IFC Center describes it: "David Lynch once described his stunning debut feature simply as 'a dream of dark and troubling things,' but the unclassifiable ERASERHEAD is so much more: an expressionistic headtrip, a Grand Guignol nightmare, a pitch-black comedy of manners, and even a deeply personal allegory about the (post-) nuclear family. Amidst a monochromatic wasteland teeming with smoke and shadows, Jack Nance’s wire-haired wage slave Henry struggles to navigate the horrors of mutant offspring, sinister hallucinations and, most terrifying of all, his new in-laws." How can you resist?

This week there will be no potluck, but feel free to bring snacks to eat during the movie. We're starting a little later than usual. Screening starts at 8pm sharp. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2013 - 9 comments

Criterion Sundays: All That Heaven Allows

This week's film: Douglas Sirk's ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS ("a heartbreakingly beautiful indictment of 1950s small-town America"). Amazing trailer here. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 14, 2013 - 9 comments

Criterion Sundays: Topsy Turvy

Last night's screening of Diabolique was a lot of fun! On to the next Criterion Sunday: each weekend we* will gather for a potluck dinner and watch one of the hundreds of Criterion Collection films available through Roku/Hulu Plus. This week (2/10): Mike Leigh's TOPSY-TURVY, "an unexpected period delight from one of contemporary cinema’s great artists." *ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP, and friends, including non-mefites [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Criterion Sundays: Diabolique

What's the point of having access to the masterpieces of cinema if you never actually watch them? It's time to remedy this sad state of affairs, one movie at a time. Introducing: Criterion Sundays, where each weekend we* will gather for a potluck dinner and watch one of the hundreds of Criterion Collection films available through Roku/Hulu Plus. This week: Henri-Georges Clouzot's DIABOLIQUE, the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never got around to making. *ocherdraco and (The Rt Hon.) MP, and friends, including non-mefites [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jan 27, 2013 - 12 comments

Ebertfest, yo! Who's going?

Ebertfest 2013 is taking place from Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. I know of at least one MeFite aside from myself who went last year, but other than that it was the kind of place where MeFites and MeFiteEsques abounded. Anybody else going? Anybody else from the area want to meet up? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 14, 2013 - 6 comments

Les Miserables Mefite showing?

Is there enough interest in the film Les Miserables among the Chicago Cabal to organize a group trip to the movie theater? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Dec 6, 2012 - 7 comments

Stark Trek and Conan! Last Chance To See

Academy Theater in SE Portland is hosting the Beer And Movie fest. From this friday (the 3rd) until the 9th! Times below the fold.

Star Trek and Conan Double Header! 7:00PM Academy Theater. [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Jan 25, 2012 - 56 comments

Lordy, lordy, Horace Rumpole is forty

My 40th birthday* is coming up, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than watching some of my favorite movies with the fine folks of Metafilter. Saturday, March 5th, 2-11PM, Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Feb 9, 2011 - 65 comments

Movie Night at the Taters Estate

Come over for Turkish Star Trek Wars and the DO NOT WANT version of The Phantom Menace Revenge of the Sith! (I blame the rye for my complete wrongness) [more inside]
posted by soft and hardcore taters on Aug 18, 2010 - 42 comments

Shirley Temple Double Feature (!!!) at Bank of America Cinema

Another night at the movies brought to you by Chicago's most secret once-a-week motion picture venue. This week we've got two musicals on 35mm, The Littlest Rebel (1935) and Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) - plus a short, "The Pie Covered Wagon" (1932). [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Aug 7, 2010 - 0 comments

The Sleeping Tiger (1954, Joseph Losey) - on 16mm and preceded by a Donald Duck short!

...at Bank of America Cinema, Chicago's most secret once-a-week motion picture venue. Currently run by myself, goatdog, and some guy who hates the internet. This week's film is a British noir featuring weird psychodrama and drunken jazz dancing, among other things. It is unavailable on DVD. Also, our popcorn and candy are dirt cheap. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Aug 6, 2010 - 2 comments

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