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Persona

Dec 11 to Dec 13
Tuesday to Thursday 4pm, 8:15

Dir. Ingmar Bergman - 1966 - 83m - Sweden - In Swedish with English subtitles

By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, he attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women undergo a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference. Performed with astonishing nuance and shot in stark contrast and soft light by Sven Nykvist, the influential Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.

“One of the screen's supreme works and perhaps Ingmar Bergman's finest film.” - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

“[A] masterpiece.” - J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“Hardcore surrealism is rarely this enjoyable.” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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Searching For Ingmar Bergman

Dec 11 to Dec 13
Tuesday to Thursday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Margarethe von Trotta - 2018 - 99m - Germany & France - In German, Swedish, French, Spanish with English subtitles - No Matinees

ALSO PLAYING DECEMBER 18 TO 20!

“Margarethe von Trotta's documentary reminds us of the reasons for Bergman's continued influence on cinema today.” - Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman's life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman's creative achievements.

"Explores and champions Bergman's artistic legacy but also captures a very human portrait of a complex man." - Screen Daily

"A Valentine from one director to another." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

“An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema." - Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com

“What you're left with is one filmmaker's love affair with another's work, a prism for other beams of light to shine through.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Because Bergman's auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.” - Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“It's a piece both thorough and enchanting --  it's a must for Bergman fans.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

“A well-deserved love letter to master iconoclastic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.” - Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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Christmas Evil - John Waters' fave Xmas movie newly restored!

Dec 14 to Dec 15
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Lewis Jackson - 1980 - 94m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !

"THE TAXI DRIVER OF CHRISTMAS MOVIES!" - Jim Knipfel, DEN OF GEEK

When he was a boy, Harry idolized Santa Claus, but one Christmas Eve, he witnessed something horrifying that forever shattered his innocent understanding of Santa. Now an adult, Harry wants to embody the pure Santa Claus that he grew up loving. He works at a toy factory and keeps records of who's been naughty and nice, but the spirit of Christmas isn't what it used to be and he can't take it. So, garbed in his red suit, Harry decides that the only thing he can do is to become Santa himself and make all of the naughty townspeople pay...in blood!

“Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t become one of the movies you traditionally watch each year around the holiday season.” - Todd Martin, Horrornews.net

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