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.
MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017 (All show times are local)
Like a fine wine or Samuel L. Jackson reciting Bible verses, PULP FICTION only gets better with age. You can catch Quentin Tarantino’s game changer at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE STRANGER is one of those semi-forgotten, but very well crafted and entertaining Orson Welles movies that came along in the wake of his difficult experience with THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS. You can catch this tale of a war crimes investigator (Edward G. Robinson) on the trail of an escaped Nazi (Welles) at the Quad Cinema in New York at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
I have been known to make the argument that THE LONG GOODBYE is the greatest detective story ever put to film. It is certainly Robert Altman’s best film and Elliott Gould’s finest moment. You can catch it at the Alamo Drafthouse in Denver, CO at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
GHOST WORLD, Terry Zwigoff’s epic takedown of hipster culture that has oddly been embraced by said culture, is screening from a 35mm print at the Metrograph in New York at 9:15 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Marx Brothers go to college in HORSE FEATHERS. You can catch this one at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN at 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
After the ludicrously over-the-top FAST FIVE, FURIOUS 7 is my favorite film in this silliest of all big budget, studio franchises. It is playing at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn at 7:15 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!
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Tags: Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity, Edward G. Robinson, Elliott Gould, Fast Five, Furious 7, Ghost World, Horse Feathers, Orson Welles, Popeye, Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Altman, Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Zwigoff, The Long Goodbye, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Marx Brothers, The Stranger