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Death Row @ the Egyptian – 7:30 pm/$20

Death Row @ the Egyptian – 7:30 pm/$20

Director Werner Herzog continues the exploration of capital punishment that he initiated in INTO THE ABYSS with a series of four 47-minute documentaries: “Portrait: James Barnes,” “Portrait: Hank Skinner, “Portrait: Joseph Garcia and George Rivas,” and “Portrait: Linda Carty.” Taken together, these four case studies of convicts on death row powerfully examine the ethics of [...]

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Werckmeister Harmonies @ Cinefamily – 9:45 pm/$12

Werckmeister Harmonies @ Cinefamily – 9:45 pm/$12

A masterpiece of bone-chillingly stark beauty, Béla Tarr’s breakthrough film about chaos descending onto a small Hungarian village is an intellectual and visual juggernaut of near-unmatched power.  Through unforgettable imagery that intertwines hope and despair as inseparably as the black and white of the film’s bleakly stunning compositions, Tarr melds all the unalterable monumentality of [...]

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Koko and the Ghosts @ the Aero – 5 pm/$11

Koko and the Ghosts @ the Aero – 5 pm/$11

Shortly after Koko (Antonio Parac) and his family move to a new house in the city, eerily strange things start happening, and they begin to wonder if the house is inhabited by spirits – the previous owner, perhaps? When Koko’s sister goes missing, the young boy must embark on a quest to find her, and [...]

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McCabe and Mrs. Miller @ the Aero – 7:30 pm/$11

McCabe and Mrs. Miller @ the Aero – 7:30 pm/$11

Director Robert Altman spins fresh variations on archetypal themes and characters in a film that set the mood for 1970s revisionist Westerns. Memorable opening images of an unlikely hero riding toward town, accompanied by the music of Leonard Cohen, introduce this opium dream of a Western, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, with superb cinematography [...]

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Possession @ Cinefamily – 10:20 pm/$12

Possession @ Cinefamily – 10:20 pm/$12

Capturing the energy generated when two people whose lives are so intensely fused and woven are forcibly split,  Possession is an emotional nuclear explosion. If all we were given were its operatic and shamanistic performances by leads Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, its impossible-to-describe music by Andrzej Korzynski, and its masterful, hyper-kinetical ballet of camera [...]

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi @ the Downtown Independent – 7 pm/$10

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded [...]

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Dune @ the Downtown Independent – 9 pm/$10

Dune @ the Downtown Independent – 9 pm/$10

Based on the novel by Frank Herbert Written & Directed by David Lynch Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Everett McGill, Sting, Max von Sydow, Jose Ferrer, Sian Phillips, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, & Sean Young 1984, USA, 140 minutes Address: 251 S. Main Street

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The Manchurian Candidate @ the Aero – 7:30 pm/$11

The Manchurian Candidate @ the Aero – 7:30 pm/$11

“Why don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire?” Former POW Frank Sinatra tries to connect the dots when decorated comrade Laurence Harvey starts acting strangely, only to have a nightmarish labyrinth unravel in his lap. Korean War brainwashing, Harvey’s rich control-freak mother (Angela Lansbury), her right-wing candidate hubby (James Gregory in a [...]

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