An evening with MARISA ANDERSON Dec 1

The Pageant Theatre


special guests Donald Beaman + Cat Depot

Thursday December 1

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7

Online tickets

Artist website

Advance tickets recommended! Tickets $12 advance / $15 door. Available online or at the theater during box office hours (1/2 hour before posted showtimes) with no service fee.

The New Yorker calls her ‘one of the most distinctive guitar players of her generation’, while NPR refers to her as among ‘this era’s most powerful players', Marisa Anderson is a master of lovely melancholy. Classically trained, she honed her skills playing in country, jazz and circus bands, Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her deeply original work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music, re-imagining the landscape of American music.

Anderson’s discography includes five solo records and multiple collaborations. LOST FUTURES (2021), is a collaboration with guitarist William Tyler. In 2020 Anderson released THE QUICKENING with drummer Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White). Anderson is sought after as a collaborator and composer, contributing to recordings by Matmos, Tara Jane O’Neil, Beth Ditto, Sharon Van Etten and Circuit Des Yeux among others, as well as creating music for short films and soundtracks. Her latest solo album, STILL,HERE, was just released to wide acclaim. Currently on tour with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, don't miss this very special intimate evening with an extraordinary artist.


Charles E. Seiler, Jr

  • 82 minutes
  • English
  • One night only! Saturday Dec 10, 9:30pm

    Community leaders tried to stop it. The P.T.A. fought to ban it. Now, one of the most controversial slasher films of all time is back in a new restoration from the original camera negative. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is the demented story of little Billy Chapman, traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder and then brutalized by sadistic nuns in an orphanage. When Billy grows up and dresses as Santa, he goes on a yuletide PTSD rampage to punish the naughty with extreme prejudice. A harrowing horror classic that continues to ruffle the feathers of angry parents and stuffy critics over thirty years later that happens to be one of the most well made and entertaining of films the genre. A low-budget sleaze-fest that also operates as a traumatic exploration of the events and memories that haunt and ruin our lives, with some not so subtle messages about holiday commercialism/exploitation topping it off.


Laura Poitras

  • 117 minutes
  • English
  • Coming soon


    Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLLODSHED is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

    This is propulsive, incendiary film-making, shining an insightful light onto what informs an artist’s vision under a larger tapestry of standing up for marginalized communities by combatting the power structures that seek to silence and dismiss. The compassion expressed and the rich complexity of everything the movie takes in make this one of the year's best best films.


Charles E. Seiler, Jr

  • 98 minutes
  • English
  • One night only! Saturday Dec 17, 9:30pm

    One part frosty Christmas atmosphere, one part stalk ‘n’ slash magnificence, and all parts awesome, BLACK CHRISTMAS is a timeless, terrifying, and demented holiday tradition. When sorority sisters Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder and Andrea Martin are under attack from a vicious potty-mouthed killer, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds. But what about Keir Dullea, the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Christmas rampage? Years before he crafted the ultimate comedic yuletime experience A CHRISTMAS STORY, genre pioneer Bob Clark gave us one of the most influential Hitchcockian slashers of all time. BLACK CHRISTMAS gets everything right. Remade several times but never equalled, this season experience the the original classic.


Marie Kreutzer

  • 113 minutes
  • German with English subtitles
  • Coming soon


    Empress Elizabeth of Austria is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, 'Sissi' celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elizabeth's role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elizabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy. CORSAGE puts a refreshingly irreverent spin on period biopic formulas, further elevated by Vicky Krieps' terrific turn in the central role.