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 26, 2017 (All show times are local)
The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA is showing Guillermo del Toro’s frightening and brutally sad ghost story THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE at midnight. This is a 35mm screening. Tickets and info can be found here.
It’s hard to believe, but Vincenzo Natali’s CUBE is twenty years old. Celebrate its birthday by going to see it at Videology Bar & Cinema in Brooklyn at midnight. Tickets and info can be found here.
The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles is doing a double feature of two of Tim Burton’s best films. At 7:00 pm, catch his feature debut PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE and at 9:00 pm, his loving biopic ED WOOD (co-screenwriter Larry Karaszewski will be there to introduce the film). Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. Tickets and info can be found here.
It is hard for me to express just how much I love RAISING ARIZONA. If you are near the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, you owe it to yourself to catch it on the big screen at 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Music Box Theatre in Chicago is doing a 30th anniversary showing of THE RUNNING MAN at midnight. This is a 35mm screening. Tickets and info can be found here.
I am honestly still a little surprised at how much fun ZOMBIELAND turned out to be. You can go see if it holds up at the Alamo Drafthouse in El Paso, TX at 10:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
I would never say that SCARFACE is top tier De Palma, but it is a bloated, violent, fascinating film full of actors going over-the-top in their macho posturing. Whatever misgivings I may have about it, it is still well worth seeing when Quad Cinema in New York screens the film from a 35mm print at 8:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST is an under-seen classic from writer/director Julie Dash. You can catch this hypnotic look at a near-forgotten culture at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN at 9:15 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
James Caan, ’70s dystopian sci-fi storyline, and John Houseman. What’s not to love about ROLLERBALL? You can catch it at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens at 7:00 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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