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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 (All show times are local)
If you need a reminder of what Alec Baldwin was capable of as an actor before he settled for becoming simply a personality, look no further than George Armitage’s brilliant dark comedy MIAMI BLUES. The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is screening a 35mm print of this semi-forgotten classic at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The newly restored Davis Theater in Chicago is showing THE GODFATHER at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
The Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco is showing the semi-sleazy 1992 Drew Barrymore erotic thriller POISON IVY at 7:00 pm. They are also showing Mark L. Lester’s crazed violent-youth-run-amok flick CLASS OF 1984 at 9:45 pm. Both films are being screened from 35mm prints. Tickets and info for POISON IVY can be found here. Tickets and info for CLASS OF 1984 can be found here.
Love the original anime GHOST IN THE SHELL? No interest in the big-budget, live action remake? The Metrograph in New York has you covered. They are showing the original film at 5:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
VIOLENT COP is not only one of the most literal movie titles ever, it is also Takeshi Kitano’s directorial debut. This tale of a walking police brutality complaint taking on drug runners and corrupt cops is playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA 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!