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October 27, 2017

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  • 6:00 PM

    Beach Rats

    October 27, 2017

    Drama / 2017 / 98 minutes

    With Beach Rats, her second feature film, Eliza Hittman establishes herself as a strong, honest voice in the world of indie cinema and a name to watch. A coming of age journey into uncertain sexual waters, the story follows Frankie, a coastal Brooklyn teen played by Harris Dickinson – making a stunning debut for himself – who divides his time between hanging out with his partying male friends, romancing a pretty local girl (Madeline Weinstein), and hooking up with older men he meets online while maintaining his hetero, working-class facade. With a gentle, assured hand, Hittman – aided by Helene Louvart’s lyrical cinematography – manages to craft a film that is both gritty and dreamlike, capturing the sensual desperation of her lead while creating a tangible sense of place and emotional truth. With Kate Hodge and Neal Huff.

  • 10:30 PM

    The Wickerman

    October 27, 2017

    Horror / 1973 / 87 minutes

    One of the great horror films of the 1970s, Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man is the standard-bearer for pagan panic thrillers and a razor-sharp indictment of Christian piousness. Set on a remote British Isle, the story centers on a self-righteously devout police officer (Edward Woodward) who has come to island to find a missing girl who may or may not be the victim of a Celtic pagan ritual. British screen legend Christopher Lee plays the Lord of the Isle, bringing his larger-than-life screen presence to a role that, uncharacteristically, does not demand him to be outwardly menacing. Anthony Schaffer’s script – adapted from a novel by David Pinner – is a masterful bit of twisting, eerie suspense, building to one of horror’s all-time greatest shock endings. With 70s “it girl” Britt Ekland and a deceptively tranquil folk score that somehow only adds to the dread.

  • 11:59 PM

    Halloween

    October 27, 2017

    Horror / 1978 / 91 minutes

    Credited, rightfully, as the film that kickstarted the “slasher” subgenre, Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween is a masterwork of building tension, an exercise in mood and suspense that takes its cues from Hitchcock, unlike most of the 80s gorefests it would inspire. The film’s key innovation – besides the indelibly terrifying image of the blank-faced “shape” aka Michael Myers – is setting it in an innocuous American suburb; there’s nowhere, not even a nice middle class home, where the viewer is safe. Jamie Lee Curtis makes her scream queen debut as one of several babysitters being stalked by a masked, escaped mental patient on Halloween night, her only savior being the patient’s maniacally driven doctor, played with gusto by the great Donald Pleasance. But the secret weapon of Halloween is the score – composed by Carpenter himself – a tinkling, off-meter piano figure that continues to haunt long after the final unsettling frame. A Halloween season perennial.

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October 27, 2017