November 17, 2017
Most Beautiful Island Q&ANovember 17, 2017
Thriller / 2017 / 80 minutes
MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND is a psychological thriller set in the world of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York City. Shot on Super 16mm with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As Luciana's day unfolds, she is whisked, physically and emotionally, through a series of troublesome and unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are placed at risk, and psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.
Q&A with director Ana Asensio, Producer Larry Fessenden, and DP Noah Greenberg following the screening.
Decline Of Western Civilization Part IINovember 17, 2017
Documentary / 1988 / 93 minutes
Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris scans the heavy-metal music scene: Alice Cooper, Lizzy Borden, Poison, Aerosmith, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne.
Ziggy StardustNovember 17, 2017
Documentary / 1983 / 90 minutes
Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker focuses his lens on a 1973 concert by David Bowie, who performs under the moniker Ziggy Stardust with his glam-rock backing band, the Spiders From Mars. While some backstage footage of the theatrical singer-songwriter is featured, the majority of the film is devoted to the music played onstage, which includes hits, album cuts and covers of Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground songs. Bowie also shocks fans by announcing his intention to drop the Stardust persona.
It Comes At NightNovember 17, 2017
Horror / 2017 / 97 minutes
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, the tenuous domestic order he has established with his wife and son is put to the ultimate test with the arrival of a desperate young family seeking refuge. Despite the best intentions of both families, paranoia and mistrust boil over as the horrors outside creep ever-closer, awakening something hidden and monstrous within him as he learns that the protection of his family comes at the cost of his soul.