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, JUNE 5, 2017 (All show times are local)
The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas, TX is showing SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS at 9:10 pm. This 1971 exploitation oddity is not one you will soon forget. Tickets and info can be found here.
Hal Ashby’s classic dark comedy HAROLD AND MAUDE is playing at the Senator Theatre in Baltimore, MD at 1:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
I’ve never seen DESPERATION RISING, but this 1989 action flick sounds amazing. It is playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE BIG SLEEP, Howard Hawks’ classic adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel with Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe, is playing at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub in Portland, OR at 6:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Who knew Burt Lancaster could be so good at playing existential despair? See one of the oddest dramas of ’60s when THE SWIMMER plays at Quad Cinema in New York at 5:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Joe Dante’s entertaining love letter to William Castle films MATINEE plays at the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, MN at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Coen Brothers’ mean and nasty neo-noir debut BLOOD SIMPLE has received a 4K restoration that is being screened at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY at 9:00 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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