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.
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017 (All show times are local)
There are two types of people in this world: those who love LIFEFORCE and those who have yet to see LIFEFORCE. You have the chance to exit the latter category and join the former at the Alamo Drafthouse in Houston, TX at 10:00 pm. This appears to be the superior international cut that is nearly twenty minutes longer than the U.S. theatrical cut. Tickets and info can be found here.
As part of their series on women filmmakers, Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN is showing Penelope Spheeris’ shockingly good feature version of WAYNE’S WORLD at 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you missed the Larry Cohen retrospective last weekend at Quad Cinema, you can catch SPECIAL EFFECTS at the Metrograph at 4:45 pm and 9:00 pm at the Metrograph in New York. This is a 35mm screening of Cohen’s acid-laced showbiz satire. Tickets and info can be found here.
If you are in Los Angeles, you can go to Cinefamily and catch a 35mm screening of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III at midnight. Writer David J. Schow and stars Ken Foree (!) and William Butler will be there to present the film. Tickets and info can be found here.
As part of the It Came From ’97 series at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, you can catch “Double Entendre: The Movie”—also known as AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME is pure nightmare fuel, which might explain why casual fans of the series hated this straight dose of David Lynch horror. Everyone else who is interested in re-visiting the film before the new season of the series can see it at BAMCinématek in Brooklyn at 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. This is a 35mm screening. 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!
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Tags: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, David J. Schow, David Lynch, John Boorman, Ken Foree, Larry Cohen, Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Lee Marvin, Lifeforce, Penelope Spheeris, point blank, Special Effects, Tales From The Hood, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Wayne's World, William Butler