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December 19, 2018

Now Showing

  • 7:00 PM

    The Thing (35mm) with Bottleneck Gallery and Vice Press

    December 21, 2018

    Horror / 1982 / 109 minutes

    Famously rejected by audiences and critics upon its 1982 release, John Carpenter’s The Thing – a remake of the atomic age classic The Thing From Another World – has since earned a well-earned reputation as one of the greatest creature features in cinema history, thanks in no small part to the incredible practical effects work of Rob Bottin. The set-up is near-perfect for effective terror; a snowbound team of Antarctica scientists find themselves besieged by a shape-changing space monster that can assume the identity of any of them, turning the already psychologically frazzled and isolated men against one another. A celebrated master of suspense thanks to this breakout film the original Halloween, Carpenter expertly brings the atmosphere of tension and paranoia to a nail-biting boil, culminating in explosive scenes of mind-bending body horror that showcase Bottin’s masterful creature work and give his all-male cast – led by the ever-charismatic Kurt Russell – some real dramatic turf to chew on. With Wilfred Brimley, Richard Masur and Keith David.

  • 9:20 PM

    Mid90s

    December 21, 2018

    Drama / 2018 / 84 minutes

    There is some small synergy to the fact that Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s should be such a masterful dissertation on the pains of male adolescence; Superbad, the teen comedy that put him on the map, was a rite of passage film for teens of the mid-aughts. But where the latter was an homage to male posturing, Hill’s film – which he both wrote and directed – seeks to dig deep into the hardened heart of the male experience through the story of a 13 year-old LA kid (Sunny Suljic) who seeks refuge from a highly dysfunctional home life with a group of older skateboarding teens during the titular mid-90s. Deftly managing a cast of non-professional actors – all of whom deliver convincingly authentic performances – Hill’s film leans on nostalgia while retaining a clear-eyed integrity; like last year’s Lady Bird, Mid90s is a welcomingly frank and funny coming-of-age story that marks an auspicious beginning for its author as a cinematic storyteller. With Katherine Waterson.

  • 3:00 PM

    Mid90s

    December 22, 2018

    Drama / 2018 / 84 minutes

    There is some small synergy to the fact that Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s should be such a masterful dissertation on the pains of male adolescence; Superbad, the teen comedy that put him on the map, was a rite of passage film for teens of the mid-aughts. But where the latter was an homage to male posturing, Hill’s film – which he both wrote and directed – seeks to dig deep into the hardened heart of the male experience through the story of a 13 year-old LA kid (Sunny Suljic) who seeks refuge from a highly dysfunctional home life with a group of older skateboarding teens during the titular mid-90s. Deftly managing a cast of non-professional actors – all of whom deliver convincingly authentic performances – Hill’s film leans on nostalgia while retaining a clear-eyed integrity; like last year’s Lady Bird, Mid90s is a welcomingly frank and funny coming-of-age story that marks an auspicious beginning for its author as a cinematic storyteller. With Katherine Waterson.

  • 5:00 PM

    Studio 54

    December 22, 2018

    Documentary / 2018 / 98 minutes

    Any lover of 70s culture knows Studio 54; the Manhattan night club was ground zero for drug-fueled, disco-era debauchery and a notorious hangout for some of the biggest celebrities of the 20th century. In Matt Tyrnauer’s engaging new documentary Studio 54, the spectacle and lore of the infamous hotspot is captured at its most decadent and glorious, but Tyrnauer also finds space to tell a story; that of college friends Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, a pair whose vision for the world’s greatest nightclub resulted in a defining moment for the era and a hedonistic haven that celebrated gay and transgender subcultures. Where Tyrnauer breaks new ground is with the wealth of TV clips, photos and interview footage – including first-time interviews with the still-living Schrager himself – making his look at this rise-and-fall tale of Dionysian hubris arguably the most essential.

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December 19, 2018