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FIRE MUSIC: THE STORY OF FREE JAZZ!

Sep 17 to Sep 20
Friday thru Monday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tom Surgal - 2018 - 88m - NO MATINEES

A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT TELLS THE STORY OF THE FREE JAZZ REVOLUTION!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE OUTPOST PERFORMANCE SPACE!

Although the free jazz movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was much maligned in some jazz circles, its pioneers – brilliant talents like Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, and John Coltrane – are today acknowledged as central to the evolution of jazz as America’s most innovative art form. FIRE MUSIC showcases the architects of a movement whose radical brand of improvisation pushed harmonic and rhythmic boundaries, and produced landmark albums like Coleman’s Free Jazz: A Collective Inspiration and Coltrane’s Ascension. A rich trove of archival footage conjures the 1960s jazz scene along with incisive reflections by critic Gary Giddins and a number of the movement’s key players.

"Featuring past and recent interviews with many of the key figures and generous doses of archival photographs and vintage performance footage, the film should be on any serious music lover's must-see list." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"There's plenty in Fire Music for both free jazz aficionados and neophytes, but there's no doubt this is a doc that gives this music its due." - Stephen Silver, Splice Today

“FIRE MUSIC sets a new benchmark." — Hank Shteamer, Rolling StoneSource

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SCANNERS - 40th ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS!

Sep 17 to Sep 18
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Cronenberg - 1981 - 103m - NO MATINEES!

SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 53!

With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.

"David Cronenberg's coolly clinical sci-fi Scanners is mind-blowing art for outsiders." - Anton Bitel, VODzilla.co

"Part conspiracy thriller, part political tract, it is Cronenberg's most coherent movie to date, drawing a dark ... world in which corporate executives engineer human conception to produce ever more powerful mental samurai." - Derek Adams, Time Out

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THE NOWHERE INN

Sep 17 to Sep 20
Friday thru Monday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Bill Benz - 2021 - 92m

From real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. GRAMMY award-winning recording and touring artist St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) comes the metafictional account of two creative forces banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life, and on-stage persona. But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives.

"St. Vincent and Brownstein prove to be an incredible pair to study at the center of this movie's kaleidoscope, and the film is befitting their boundless and generous creativity." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"Clark and Brownstein took the idea of art imitates life imitates art and put their own individual stamps on it. It's fascinating to see these artists explore those themes, and they keep it entertaining no matter how weird they get." - Fred Topel, Showbiz Cheat Sheet

"As a means for exploring a musician at odds with the two halves of her own self, The Nowhere Inn is a rather fascinating character study of sorts, with both Clark and Brownstein shining in their respective 'roles'." - Heather Wixson, Daily Deadst

"On top of all the philosophical queries that The Nowhere Inn gives us, it also features some fantastic live concert footage and great music overall." - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

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