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EYES WITHOUT A FACE

Georges Franju

  • 90 minutes
  • Sunday October 15 - 7pm

    New high-definition digital restoration! At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter’s disfigured countenance—at a horrifying price. EYES WITHOUT A FACE, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju, is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images here—of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beauty—that once seen are never forgotten.

LUCKY

John Carroll Lynch

  • 86 minutes
  • Starts Friday October 20

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    LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment. Acclaimed character actor John Carroll Lynch's directorial debut "Lucky", is at once a love letter to the life and career of Harry Dean Stanton as well as a meditation on morality, loneliness, spirituality, and human connection. LUCKY is an elegiac and ultimately affirming meditation on mortality, regret, and smiling through hardship. You couldn't ask for a more poignant swan song from a more singular artist.

SUSPIRIA

Dario Argento

  • 97 minutes
  • Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21 - 10pm

    New 4K digital restoration of the uncut, extended version! A special 2 night engagement of what’s been called the most terrifying movie ever made, director Dario Argento’s giallo-infused, candy-colored, phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA. Buoyed by a phenomenal soundtrack from the Italian band Goblin, SUSPIRIA is nightmare fuel for the senses and only truly enjoyed on the big screen... If you dare!

    Suzy (Jessica Harper) travels to Germany to attend ballet school. When she arrives, late on a stormy night, no one lets her in, and she sees Pat, another student, fleeing from the school. When Pat reaches her apartment, she is murdered. The next day, Suzy is admitted to her new school, but has a difficult time settling in. She hears noises, and often feels ill. As more people die, Suzy uncovers the terrifying secret history of the place. A masterpiece of the modern macabre, using complex plotting and hallucinatory visual style, SUSPIRIA isn't just a great horror movie, it is one of the great works of cinema.

NOSFERATU

Werner Herzog

  • 107 minutes
  • Sunday October 22 - 7pm

    It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife, Lucy begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with a shaven head and deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula. The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the presence of a vampyre. What he doesn't know is the magnitude of danger he, his wife and his town are about to experience.

    A pinnacle of horror cinema: atmospheric, rhapsodic and -- especially in the slow-burn confrontations between Lucy (Isabelle Adjani) and her otherworldly inamorato -- achingly transcendent. Stunning visuals from Werner Herzog and an intense portrayal of the famed bloodsucker from Klaus Kinski make this remake of Nosferatu a horror classic in its own right.

MARK FELT: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Peter Landesman

  • 103 minutes
  • Starts Friday October 27

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    MARK FELT: The Man Who Brought Down the White House centers on "Deep Throat", the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything - his family, his career, his freedom - in the name of justice. MARK FELT shows us Watergate as we’ve never seen it before, flipping the perspective from All the President’s Men’s journalists-on-the-street to a view from the highest offices of power, an extraordinary window into a government in turmoil. The story of far-reaching White House corruption, of which the Watergate break-in was only a lone example.

    As current events strike startling parallels to the political turmoil of the Watergate era—including power struggles between the executive branch and the FBI, evidence of election dirty tricks, and renewed White House challenges to the veracity of the media—Mark Felt’s story could not be more timely.

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