The Late Show: DESTROY ALL MOVIES! Cinema of Punk 1980-84

The Pageant Theatre

DECODER (1984)

Muscha

  • 87 minutes
  • Friday Feb 21 - Saturday Feb 22, 10pm

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    The Pageant Theater weekend LATE SHOW series returns with DESTROY ALL MOVIES! Cinema of Punk 1980-84. Ranging from coming-of-age drama, raw documentary, art damage weirdness and pure exploitation, DESTROY ALL MOVIES! Cinema of Punk 1980-84 showcases four films that give us a look into a time when punk was misunderstood, feared, and threatening to the mainstream.

    All seats only $5.00!

    Based on works by William S. Burroughs, DECODER is truer to the techno-anarchist strand of Burroughs’ fiction than anything attempted before or since. FM (FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten) has discovered something incredible in the monotonous 'muzak' played through the fast food restaurant H Burger’s speaker system: the tracks are laced with subliminal messages designed to ensure complacency and consumerism. DECODER blends arresting visuals, urban industrial aesthetics, science fiction, and moments of shocking violence, along with commentary on late 20th century consumerist culture. Co-starring punk icon Christiane F. and William S. Burroughs and featuring music by Soft Cell, The The and Einstürzende Neubauten. Shot in Berlin during its grim post-punk years when the city was still an isolated Cold War outpost riven by riots, DECODER is the last hurrah of an analogue struggle against the agents of the Control Virus. A criminally under-seen piece of German weirdness in a brand new restoration!

THE GODFATHER (1972)

Francis Ford Coppola

  • 175 minutes
  • Starts Feb 28

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    For one week only, The Pageant Theater is proud to present Francis Ford Coppola’s cinema masterpieces THE GODFATHER (1972) and THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) in new digital restorations! Don’t miss this rare theatrical screening!

    Francis Ford Coppola's THE GODFATHER features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, John Cazale and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered ten Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture of 1972. One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, THE GODFATHER established a new benchmark for American cinema.

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola

  • 200 minutes
  • Starts Feb 28

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    For one week only, The Pageant Theater is proud to present Francis Ford Coppola’s cinema masterpieces THE GODFATHER (1972) and THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) in new digital restorations! Don’t miss this rare theatrical screening!

    Few movie sequels are as good as the films they follow and THE GODFATHER PART II is among the rare exceptions. Coppola continues his epic Godfather trilogy with this saga of two generations of power within the Corleone family. Working once again with the author Mario Puzo, they craft two interwoven stories that work as both prequel and sequel to the original. One shows the humble Sicilian beginnings and New York rise of a young Don Vito (Robert DeNiro). The other shows the ascent of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. With commanding performances from Lee Strasberg, Diane Keaton and John Cazale. THE GODFATHER PART II set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken and was the first sequel to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

CLASS OF 1984 (1984)

Mark L. Lester

  • 96 minutes
  • Friday Feb 28 - Saturday Feb 29, 10pm

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    The Pageant Theater weekend LATE SHOW series returns with DESTROY ALL MOVIES! Cinema of Punk 1980-84. Ranging from coming-of-age drama, raw documentary, art damage weirdness and pure exploitation, DESTROY ALL MOVIES! Cinema of Punk 1980-84 showcases four films that give us a look into a time when punk was misunderstood, feared, and threatening to the mainstream.

    All seats only $5.00!

    A rabid pack of rampaging punk teens (led by a psychotic Timothy Van Patten) run our schools, our drugs and our prostitutes. Brutality and decadence are everywhere. Enter novice teacher Perry King, who’s forced to violently turn the tables on the bloodthirsty gang before their trashwave swallows the town alive. CLASS OF 1984 is a perfect exploitation film: it’s relentlessly seedy, overflowing with assault, suicide, racism, drug use and crime, crime, CRIME!, all of which is perpetrated by minors. But beyond all this, there’s a bitterly absorbing air of human helplessness and leather-clad heartlessness that makes this movie the flat-out best in its genre. CLASS OF 1984 is violent, grotesque, morally debased, and completely reactionary - and perfectly crafted to deliver its grimy dystopia like a punch to the throat. Whether you’re into punk, trash cinema or have just always fantasized about seeing Michael J. Fox getting stabbed, this is one you cannot miss!

THE LODGE

Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz

  • 108 minutes
  • Starts March 6

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    A bone-chilling nightmare from the directors of GOODNIGHT MOMMY, THE LODGE follows a family who retreat to their remote winter cabin over the holidays. When the father (Richard Armitage) is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan (IT's Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace (Riley Keough). Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

    An instant arthouse horror classic to stand alongside Hereditary and The Witch. Led by an impressive Riley Keough performance, THE LODGE should prove a suitably unsettling destination for fans of darkly atmospheric horror.

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