Cat In The Brain - The Fulci shocker restored!
Jul 1 to Jul 2
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Lucio Fulci - 1990 - 95m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s
Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence. CAT IN THE BRAIN is a psychological masterpiece in the tradition of such cinematic classics as PSYCHO, STRAIT-JACKET, ERASERHEAD and Fellini’s 8 1/2.
“A shattering exposition of gore, mutilation and sordid sex, certain to satisfy the sick set. A MASTERPIECE!” – David F. Friedman, legendary producer of BLOOD FEAST and ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE S.S.
“Chainsaw eviscerations, decapitations, piano-wire throat slashings, intestines being fed to ravenous pigs, eye-gougings, masses of T&A, graphic knifings, tongue-rippings…all and much more are present and correct. And I mean much more! FOUR STARS!” – Chas. Balun’s Deep Red
“Chainsaw mayhem, cannibalism, lusty Nazis, steak tartar, blood and gore – all rounded off with some highly amusing offbeat antics by the great man himself. What more could a horror fan ask for? A great film.” – Alan Simpson, SGM Film Review
“CAT IN THE BRAIN remains my favorite of Lucio Fulci’s movies.” – David J. Schow
Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday to Monday 3:00, 8:15
Dir. Piero Messina - 2016 - 110m - Italy/France - In French and Italian with english subtitles
Stunningly shot and deeply resonant, L’ATTESA heralds the arrival of a talented new voice. With Sicily as his backdrop, Piero Messina (assistant director on Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY) navigates a range of emotions in telling the strange, irresistible story of the relationship between two women from different generations. Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, who is meeting her son Giuseppe’s French girlfriend, Jeanne (Lou de Laâge), in the lead up to Easter festivities. Young and enchanting, Jeanne arrived with excitement before Giuseppe, whose continued delays and lack of presence cast a dark, mysterious shadow over the household. Why is Giuseppe not here and when will he appear? As Anna and Jeanne wait, they grow closer than either imagined they would, despite the secrets they’re harboring from one another.
"Beautifully composed." - Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
"[A] cinematically dazzling debut." - Peter Debruge, Variety
"Impeccably performed." - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 1 to Jul 4
Friday to Monday 5:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Terence Davies - 2016 - 135m - Scotland/UK - No Matinees
Sunset Song is Terence Davies’ intimate epic of hope, tragedy and love at the dawning of the Great War. A young woman’s endurance against the hardships of rural Scottish life, based on the novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, told with gritty poetic realism by Britain’s greatest living auteur. The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today. Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future. Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.
“SUPERB. SENSUAL AND GLOWINGLY LYRICAL. A grand-scale melodrama compressed into the quietly burning point of a single soul.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“A LUMINOUS PERFORMANCE by Agyness Deyn” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“FOUR STARS. STIRRING AND GORGEOUS. The sheer visual grandeur sweeps you along.” – Tom Huddleston, Time Out
“VISUALLY STUNNING, EMOTIONALLY ENGROSSING.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“A TOUR DE FORCE.” – David D’Arcy, Screen Daily
“FIVE STARS. IT’S MAGICAL.” – Nigel Andrews, The Financial Times
“Beautifully made and deeply felt.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Filled with lovely moments. It’s impossible to take your eyes off the earthy-while ethereal Deyn.” – Tom Long, The Detroit News
“Deyn gives a vivid performance—whenever she steps out into the wider world, the movie soars.” – J.R. Jones, The Chicago Reader
“Davies’s long-delayed passion project finally reaches our screens. It has been worth the wait.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer