The Pageant Theatre

THE HARDER THEY COME (1973)

Perry Henzell

  • 105 minutes
  • Friday Dec 6 - Saturday Dec 7 / 10pm

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    The film that first brought reggae to the international stage, made Jimmy Cliff a star and demonstrated how music can change the world, THE HARDER THEY COME is still electric with the feeling of discovery. This blend of crime drama and musical tracks Cliff’s country-boy-in-search-of-fame through early 1970’s Jamaica under the guises of laborer, recording artist, convict, ganja dealer, and outlaw folk hero. THE HARDER THEY COME hasn’t lost a drop of its cool, its edge, or its way of making you dance.

HONEY BOY

Alma Har'el

  • 93 minutes
  • Starts Friday December 13

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    From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature acting debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as therapy and imagination as hope.

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

Bob Clark

  • 93 minutes
  • Friday Dec 13 - Saturday Dec 14 / 10pm

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    Forget the lame Hollywood remake hitting the multiplex, the original 1974 BLACK CHRISTMAS is a timeless, terrifying and demented holiday tradition and one of the most influential Hitchcockian slashers of all time. Sorority sisters Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder and Andrea Martin are under attack from a vicious obscene phone caller killer. But what about Keir Dullea, the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Xmas rampage? Made at a time when there was as yet no fixed formula for the slasher subgenre, BLACK CHRISTMAS is an anything goes true original, and stands as a holiday horror masterpiece.

SANTA SANGRE (1990)

Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • 123 minutes
  • Friday Dec 20 - Saturday Dec 21 / 10pm

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    “A movie like none I have ever seen before. Santa Sangre is a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” -ROGER EBERT

    In the 1970s, his legendary films El Topo and The Holy Mountain redefined movies as both art and entertainment while changing the face of cinema forever. And in 1989, visionary writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky returned with his modern masterpiece: It is the story a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover, and murder. It is an odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness. It is unlike any movie you have seen before…or ever will. Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra and Guy Stockwell star in this epic of surreal genius, now fully restored and featuring more than five hours of exclusive Extras that reveal the mind behind one of the most provocative and unforgettable motion pictures experiences of our time.

UNCUT GEMS

Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie

  • 135 minutes
  • Starts Wednesday December 25

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    From acclaimed filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie (Good Time)comes an electrifying crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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