Book Reading with MARGARET KILLJOY Sept 28

The Pageant Theatre


Bianca Stigter

  • 72 minutes
  • English
  • Tue Sept 27 Only, 5pm and 7pm


    THREE MINUTES A LENGTHENING presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. The existing three minutes are examined to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. The footage is imaginatively edited to create a film that lasts more than an hour. Different voices enhance the images. Glenn Kurtz, grandson of David Kurtz, provides his knowledge of the footage. Maurice Chandler, who appears in the film as a boy, shares his memories. Actress Helena Bonham Carter narrates the film essay.

    An original and incisive meditation on history, memory, memorials and a reminder of what a magical medium film is - how unique it is in its ability to capture so many moments and so much life. A powerful, essential piece of filmmaking.

    Tuesday September 27 --- 5pm and 7pm


Wednesday September 28, 7pm

FREE - Books available for purchase


Join author Margaret Killjoy for an in-person reading and book signing to celebrate the release of her short story collection We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow: And Other Stories.

Spaceships, man-eating mermaids, swords, demons, ghouls, thieves, hitchhikers, and life in the margins. Margaret Killjoy’s stories have appeared for years in science fiction and fantasy magazines both major and indie. We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow collects her best previously published work along with brand new material. Ranging in theme and tone, these imaginative tales bring the reader on a wild and moving ride. They’ll encounter a hacker who programs drones to troll CEOs into quitting; a group of LARPers who decide to live as orcs in the burned forests of Oregon; queer, teen love in a death cult; the terraforming of a climate-changed Earth; polyamorous love on an anarchist tea farm during the apocalypse; and much more. Killjoy writes fearless, mind-expanding fiction.

Margaret Killjoy is a transfeminine author born and raised in Maryland who was spent her adult life traveling with no fixed home. A 2015 graduate of Clarion West, Margaret’s short fiction has been published by, Strange Horizons, Vice’s Terraform, and Fireside Fiction, amongst others. She is the author of A Country of Ghosts, The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, and The Barrow Will Send What it May. She is also the host of the podcast Live Like the World is Dying and Cool People Who Did Cool Stuff on iHeartRadio.


Brett Morgen

  • 134 minutes
  • English
  • Advance screening Thur Sept 29, 7pm

    Starts September 30


    MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie's creative, spiritual and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Featuring captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning David Bowie's 54-year career. The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie Estate, with local access to the artists' archives.

    At every turn, Morgen’s film is a bombastic, overstimulating, poignant, life-affirming and risk-taking summation of the artist’s ethos and maturation as a person. Vibrant, pure cinema and one of the best films about an artist you will see, MOONAGE DAYDREAM is a David Bowie love supreme.

    Special Advance Screening Thu Sept 29 --- 7pm

    Fri Sept 30 and Sat Oct 1 --- 4pm and 7pm

    Sun Oct 2 --- 1pm and 4pm

    Mon Oct 3 through Thu Oct 6 --- 4pm and 7pm


Sierra Pettengill

  • 91 minutes
  • English
  • Starts October 7


    Welcome to Riotsville, USA a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called "Riotsvilles," where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, director Sierra Pettengill's kaleidoscopic all-archival documentary reconstructs the formation of a national consciousness obsessed with maintaining law and order by any means necessary. Drawing insight from a time similar to our own, RIOTSVILLE, USA pulls focus on American institutional control and offers a compelling case that if the history of race in America rhymes, it is by design. Recovering an obscured history whose effects have shaped the present in ways both insidious and explosive, RIOTSVILLE, USA is a poetic and furious reflection on the rebellions of the 1960s–and the machine that worked to destroy them. A mesmerizing documentary that traces a damning path to today’s militarization of the police and rhetoric that still echoes in the halls of power.

    Showtimes TBA


Věra Chytilová

  • 76 minutes
  • Czech with English subtitles
  • Coming Soon


    New 4K restoration courtesy Janus Films

    Maybe the New Wave’s most anarchic entry, Věra Chytilová’s absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be “spoiled,” they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing—food, clothes, men, war—is taken seriously. DAISIES is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that’s widely considered one of the great works of feminist cinema and of the great outpourings of cinematic invention in an age of over-all artistic liberation. Brace yourself for some of the most exuberant and disjunctive Pop Art imagery ever put onscreen. As subversive as it is hilarious.

    Showtimes TBA


Ruben Östlund

  • 149 minutes
  • English
  • Coming Soon


    2022 Cannes Palme d'Or winner!

    In Ruben Östlund's wickedly funny Palme d'Or winner, social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival. .

    Showtimes TBA


Todd Field

  • 158 minutes
  • English
  • Starts October 28


    From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as she's preparing both a book launch and much-anticipated live performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Over the ensuing weeks her life begins to unravel in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, and its impact and durability in today's society. A film of rare elegance and sophistication led by the soaring melody of Blanchett's exacting and enormous note-perfect performance, TÁR riffs brilliantly on the discordant side of fame-fueled power..

    Showtimes TBA