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Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Nov 16 to Nov 21
Friday to Wednesday 6:30pm only!

Dir. Sasha Waters Freyer - 2018 - 90m - No Matinees

With music by U2, R.E.M., Luna, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood and Bob Seger!

Described as a “poet,” an “athlete,” or a “philosopher” of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and ‘70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women’s Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy and alienation. Once derided by the critics, Winogrand’s “snapshot aesthetic” is now the universal language of contemporary image making. Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic treatment of Winogrand’s work, including selections from the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984. Interviews with Tod Papageorge, Matthew Weiner and more attest to Winogrand’s indisputable influence, both as artist and chronicler of culture, while archived conversations with Jay Maisel highlight the gruff, streetwise perspective of “a city hick from the Bronx.” In the tradition of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand’s candid, psychological style transports us to a bygone world, one where image lacked the editing and control possible today.

“A balanced and deeply satisfying documentary assessment of his work…” - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

“Both a fine introduction for those who don't know the work and a thoughtful examination of the issues surrounding him for those who do.” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable is an elegant, tender ode to Winogrand, but it's no hagiography.” - Sam Weisberg, L.A. Weekly

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Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Nov 16 to Nov 21
Friday to Wednesday 4:15, 8:30

Dir. John Anderson - 2018 - 95m

CHECK OUT THE GREAT ARTICLES ON THIS NEW DOC - ROLLING STONE, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER and FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL.

“Paul was an incredible creative spirit and always kept stretching. As deep as he would go into the roots, he was always pushing the envelope of what blues can be.” - Bonnie Raitt

Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.

The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues. The band’s first LP, released in 1965, was named “#11 Blues Album of All Time” by Downbeat.

Through his music and words, along with first?hand accounts of his family, his band mates and those closest to him, Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.  Paul Butterfield is one of a handful of musicians inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Blues Halls of Fame, alongside other legendary artists including B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday and Eric Clapton.

“A fine documentary. It follows Paul Butterfield's career in a compelling and caring way, enough so that you don't need to know the music to appreciate the story.” - Tom Bedford, Film Inquiry

“This is a must-see for music fans. Others who are too young to remember Butterfield ought to check it out, too. It's not every day you get to see a truly American phenomenon in action.” - Paul Parcellin, Film Threat

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Howard the Duck - the 1986 Golden Raspberry winning quacker! poster

Howard the Duck - the 1986 Golden Raspberry winning quacker!

Nov 23 to Nov 24
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Willard Hyuck - 1986 - 101m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! - $8 general / $6 students

CO-SPONSORED BY LOBO ANIME & COMICS WITH DOOR PRIZES BY THEM & THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 51 !

“A fun and fast paced piece of eighties schlock…” - Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

From executive producer George Lucas (!) and the pages of Marvel Comics comes this unbelievably cheese fest comedy about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beerloving duck from a parallel universe who crashes to Earth and somehow winds up in Cleveland. As Howard attempts to return to his own planet, he falls in love with rock singer Beverly Switzler (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future) and must battle an evil invader known as the Dark Overlord. This wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies featuring those 80s special effects is pure late night good times.

ALSO STARRING TIM ROBBINS & JEFFREY JONES!

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