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, AUGUST 9, 2017 (All show times are local)
It’s not hyperbole to say that TARGETS is one of the best films of the ’60s. You can catch Boris Karloff in his last great role at Cinefamily in Los Angeles at 7:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
You can’t pass up a chance to see classic ’70s cult comedy THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE screen from a 35mm print on the big screen. The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn is giving you that chance at 9:30 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
It is possible to make the case for NIGHT OF THE COMET as the most fun movie of 1984. You can catch this apocalyptic horror/comedy at the Laurelhurst Theater and Pub in Portland, OR at 9:30 pm and decide from yourself. Tickets and info can be found here.
That George Armitage’s oddball crime drama MIAMI BLUES has amassed an adoring cult audience is a sign that the world is not entirely doomed. It is screening from a 35mm print at the Metrograph in New York at 7:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Richard Linklater’s trippy, rotoscoped adaptation of A SCANNER DARKLY is playing at the Denver Film Society at 7:00 pm. This is a 35mm screening. Tickets and info can be found here.
THE AMERICAN FRIEND, Wim Wenders’ extremely good adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley’s Game, is playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York at 4:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Trashy, but super fun, DEEP BLUE SEA is the type of Jawsploitation I can get behind. The Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX is screening it from a 35mm print at 10:00 pm. Tickets and info can be found here.
Paul Naschy is back as a werewolf in THE WEREWOLF VERSUS THE VAMPIRE WOMAN at the Joy Cinema and Pub in Tigard, OR at 9:15 pm. Admission is free, but you must be over 21. All 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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