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.
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 (All show times are local)
It is hard to find a cooler, more entertaining double feature than what Doc Films is doing tonight on the campus of the University of Chicago. First up at 7:00 pm is a 35mm screening of the hilarious, endlessly clever THE CABIN IN THE WOODS. Then at 9:15 pm, Nicolas Winding Refn’s stylish, hyper-violent, and oddly poignant crime drama DRIVE screens from a 35mm print. Admission is $5 at the door for each film. Info can be found here.
The Greeley Grindhouse at the Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill in Portland, OR is celebrating its fifth anniversary of showing the best and craziest of genre films with a screening of Cheech & Chong’s UP IN SMOKE at 7:20 pm. You can find all the info about this special screening here.
If it seems like DR. STRANGELOVE has been screening quite a bit lately, that’s because it is. (Insert your political commentary about current events here) Cinefamily in Los Angeles is showing it at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE LOVE WITCH, Anna Biller’s highly acclaimed throwback to Technicolor “swingin’ ’60s” sexploitation films with a feminist and romantic twist, is screening at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, MD at 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The final day of the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago includes a 2:00 pm screening of LUCKY, a very sweet and funny starring vehicle for the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. 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!