THE DAILY RUNDOWN is a quick look at just a few of the cool screenings and film events happening around the U.S. every day. It is not intended to be an exhaustive, comprehensive list, but a sampling of the terrific genre cinema available to check out at your local art house, megaplex, film society, and repertory theaters.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 (All show times are local)
A double feature of Hong Kong auteur Ringo Lam’s films is playing at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. At 7:30 pm is PRISON ON FIRE and at 9:40 pm is VICTIM. Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. Tickets and info can be found here.
Roman Polanski’s tense, moody debut feature KNIFE IN THE WATER is screening from a 35mm print at Doc Films on the University of Chicago campus at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. All info can be found here.
The Metrograph in New York is screening THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH, Hal Hartley’s debut feature, from a 35mm print at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
David Lean’s epic of wartime madness THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Denver at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Few things are more magical in cinema than watching Robert Forster and Henry Silva take on a giant alligator that emerges from the sewers of Chicago to munch on dozens of extras. Go see ALLIGATOR screen from a 35mm print at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Extreme even by Takashi Miike’s standards, Miike’s restored director’s cut of ICHI THE KILLER is showing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Ensemble comedy/mystery CLUE is playing at the Academy Theater in Portland, OR at 2:35 pm and 9:45 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you know of an under-the-radar theater or film society regularly putting together repertory screenings or special events, feel free to let me know on Twitter!
Tags: Alligator, Clue, David Lean, hal hartley, Henry Silva, Ichi the Killer, Knife in the Water, Prison on Fire, Ringo Lam, robert forster, Roman Polanski, Takashi Miike, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Unbelievable Truth, Victim