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 29, 2017 (All show times are local)
I doubt that when Clint Eastwood and Don Siegel collaborated on DIRTY HARRY, they had any sense that they were creating a franchise. You can see how self-contained and ambivalent about the main character’s ethically dubious methods the original film actually was when it plays at the Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX at 1:25 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE PLAYER, Robert Altman’s ruthless dissection of the Hollywood studio system, is playing at the Charles Theatre in Baltimore, MD at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA, the first film the Marx Brothers made with only the trio of Groucho, Harpo, and Chico, is playing at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Castro Theatre in San Francisco is showing the kickass double feature of THE UNTOUCHABLES at 6:00 pm and L.A. CONFIDENTIAL at 8:15 pm. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL is being screened from a 35mm print. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is widely considered Roger Moore’s best James Bond film. Not being much of a Bond aficionado, who am I to argue? The Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA is screening the film as a tribute to the late star 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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Tags: A Night at the Opera, clint eastwood, Dirty Harry, Don Siegel, It Came From '97, James Bond, Joe Bob Briggs, L.A. Confidential, Marx Brothers, Robert Altman, Roger Moore, Starship Troopers, The Player, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Untouchables