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Lords of Chaos

Mar 21 to Mar 23
Thursday to Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonas Akerlund - 2019 - 117m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with ids

CO-SPONSORED BY DARK ROOM HORROR!

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skargrard - A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

“…pretty bloody entertaining…”, Anthony O'Connor, FILMINK (Australia)

“It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst.” - Kurt Loder, Reason Online

“Oddly compelling - not least because Åkerlund ensures that the film never takes itself as seriously as its subjects did.” - Michael Nordine, indieWire

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Out of Blue

Mar 22 to Mar 25
Friday to Monday 3:30, 8pm

Dir. Carol Morley - 2019 - 109m

Starring Patricia Clarkson, Toby Jones, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Mamie Gummer, Aaron Tveit, Yolanda Ross, Jonathan Majors, Devyn Tyler!  Based on a story by Martin Amis!

The hunt for a killer draws a detective into an even larger mystery: the nature of the universe itself. Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is an unconventional New Orleans cop investigating the murder of renowned astrophysicist Jennifer Rockwell (Mamie Gummer), a black hole expert found shot to death in her observatory. As Mike tumbles down the rabbit hole of the disturbing, labyrinthine case, she finds herself grappling with increasingly existential questions of quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and exploding stars—cosmic secrets that may hold the key to unraveling the crime, while throwing into doubt her very understanding of reality. Awash in dreamlike, neo-noir atmosphere, this one-of-a-kind thriller is both a tantalizing whodunnit and a rich, metaphysical mind-bender.

“Carol Morley's murder mystery is a mood piece that alternates between naffness and transcendence.” - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Sight and Sound

“Undeniably works as a stylish, psychological neo-noir, but significantly less so as metaphysical rumination.” - Christopher Machell, CineVue

“A much needed camp parody of Hitchcockian proportions, told from a female perspective. Morley and her cast know exactly when to ham it up and when to build genuine emotive tension.” - Katherine Connell, Another Gaze

“You're immensely glad that it exists, cheered to know the film industry still has room for maverick, boundary-smudging work like this.” - Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

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The Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Mar 22 to Mar 25
Friday to Monday 6pm ONLY!

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa - 2018 - 93m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - No Matinees

Winner of last year's Japan Academy Prize for animated feature, made its way to a strong cult upon its release last August. After Hours meets Scott Pilgrim in this "up-all-night" comedy for teens and adults that only Masaaki Yuasa could envision. This "surrealist romp through Kyoto's streets" (GamesRadar) comes complete with a God of Used Books, a guerrilla musical theatre troupe, a wise old man with a taste for extra spicy ramen, and cameos from the popular Tatami Galaxy series. Lovers of Japanese cinema are sure to enjoy the lush nocturnal imagery and heartfelt humor in this film that "assures us that we are all interconnected and that staying in the moment will allow us to live richer lives." (The Irish Times)

“A highly original work by an artist who follows his own vision - wherever it leads.” - Charles Solomon, Los Angeles Times

“It is romantic and hallucinogenic, with an edge of softcore erotic sleaze.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“I’m not sure even Thomas Pynchon could have crafted this kind of fever dream scenario.” - Kyle Pinion, The Beat

“It's everything, a movie about the bottomless energy of youth that itself possesses that energy and instills it in the viewer.”- Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

“It's delightful, delirious, delicious madness that perfectly captures the breathless euphoria of falling in love and the first time you truly realize just how scary and wonderful it is.”- Nathanael Hood, Unseen Films

“Lovers of anime are going to love this, and they have every reason to do so. This one packs a chockful of laughs in many places, and it's one of the more inventive animated films of the year.” - Tomas Trussow, The Lonely Film Critic

“Featuring a strong woman as a rebuff to traditional anime issues, it [Night is Short, Walk On Girl ] serves as a funny and fancy romantic narrative.” - Alan French, AwardsCircuit.com

“That unrestrained surrealism and willingness to surprise the audience with something new at every turn is why Masaaki Yuasa is one of the best filmmakers around.” - Juan Barquin, Miami New Times

“At the very least it's presented with vigor and confidence in a manner which keeps our eyes peeled for more from the talented filmmaker.” - Allyson Johnsonl The Playlist

“The term "fever dream" is often used to describe animation like Yuasa's, but it's rarely so apt as it is here.” - Christopher Campbell, Film School Rejects

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Lords of Chaos

Mar 21 to Mar 23
Thursday to Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonas Akerlund - 2019 - 117m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with ids

CO-SPONSORED BY DARK ROOM HORROR!

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skargrard - A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

“…pretty bloody entertaining…”, Anthony O'Connor, FILMINK (Australia)

“It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst.” - Kurt Loder, Reason Online

“Oddly compelling - not least because Åkerlund ensures that the film never takes itself as seriously as its subjects did.” - Michael Nordine, indieWire

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