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A Dirty Shame

John Waters, 2004

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For his last completed film to date, Waters combined the encyclopedic, freak-show flair of his earlier movies with the gentler tone of his later tributes to specific, defunct genres—in this case, the sexploitation film.

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Beat The Devil

John Huston, 1953

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Called the first camp movie by no less than Roger Ebert, Beat the Devil offers a wry send-up of noir classics, taking special aim at Huston’s own Maltese Falcon (with Bogart and Peter Lorre spoofing their roles and Jennifer Jones stealing the show playing against type).

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Before I Forget

Jacques Nolot, 2007

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This wonderfully depressing movie about an older HIV-positive man is brave, funny, gayly incorrect, and smart as a whip. The shitting-in-your-pants-when-you-try-to-go-out-cruising scene is one I will never be able to shake.

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Black Caesar

Larry Cohen, 1973

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Skype intro by filmmaker Larry Cohen on Friday!

James Brown dance party with free Stella beer on Saturday from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, open to all ticket holders!

In this furious Blaxploitation riff on the Hollywood gangster film, for which Brown composed the soundtrack, a poor black shoeshine boy takes out a corrupt mob boss, only to accept the white man’s power structures when he himself gains control.

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Body Snatchers

Abel Ferrara, 1993

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The most underappreciated of all the body-snatcher movies, Ferrara’s idiosyncratic reworking of Don Siegel’s Cold War–era classic brilliantly applies the original’s critique of conformity to the sacrosanct institutions of the American nuclear family and the American military.

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Burroughs: The Movie

Howard Brookner, 1983

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An evocative and one-of-a-kind portrait of William Burroughs, built around a series of encounters with the great American writer himself and interviews with many friends, including Allen Ginsberg, Terry Southern, John Giorno, and Brion Gysin. A true New York movie.

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Cat People

Paul Schrader, 1982

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In Paul Schrader’s audacious reimagining of Jacques Tourneur’s supernatural horror classic, Kinski perfected her ability to balance timid innocence with raw sexuality.

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Cecil B. Demented

John Waters, 2000

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Q&A with John Waters.

Stephen Dorff and Melanie Griffith star as, respectively, the leader of a guerrilla band of horny misfit filmmakers and the A-list movie star they kidnap in Waters’s freewheeling attack on the Hollywood star system.

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Celluloid Atrocity Night!

John Waters, 1969/1970

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On-stage conversation with John Waters moderated by critic Dennis Dermody.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime evening as John Waters presents his first two features, Mondo Trasho and Multiple Maniacs, along with early short The Diane Linkletter Story, all on 16mm. These exceedingly rare prints are from Waters’s personal collection, and probably screening for the last time ever!

Special Ticket Price: $25 General Public / $20 Member, Student & Senior

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Crash

David Cronenberg, 1996

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A hilariously brilliant and erotic movie about car crashes and the sexual cultists who fetishize them.

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Cry-Baby

John Waters, 1990

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Johnny Depp stars as the titular bad-boy hero of Waters’s raucous, exuberant salute to the teen rock ’n’ roll films of the 1950s.

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Desperate Living

John Waters, 1977

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Waters’s self-described “fairy tale for fucked-up children” was the last of his truly independent productions: a catalogue of horrors in which no taboo is left unbroken.

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Early Shorts by John Waters

John Waters, 1964-1968

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Free and open to the public!

Join us for free screenings of the young Waters's very first forays into filmmaking—Hag in a Black Leather Jacket (1964), Roman Candles (1966), and Eat Your Makeup (1968). Made in his late teens and early twenties, these embryonic, DIY shorts are wildly subversive and scandalously irreverent, a glimpse of an already prodigious talent.

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Eden

Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014

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U.S. Premiere

Mia Hansen-Løve’s fourth feature is based on the experiences of her brother (and co-writer) Sven—one of the pioneering DJs of the French rave scene in the early 1990s—and plays in the mind as a swirl of beautiful faces and bodies, impulsive movements, rushes of cascading light and color, and music, music, and more music.

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Exposed

James Toback, 1983

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Q&A with James Toback!

Nastassja Kinski plays the part of a Midwestern English student turned New York supermodel in James Toback’s zigzagging urban odyssey.

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Faraway, So Close!

Wim Wenders, 1993

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This underrated sequel to Wings of Desire, set in a tenuously unified Berlin, gave Kinski one of her finest mid-career performances as a sympathetic, trench coat–clad angel.

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Female Trouble

John Waters, 1974

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Opening Night

Q&A with John Waters on September 5 moderated by critic J. Hoberman.

This hysterical, full-throated assault on celebrity culture might be the fullest expression of Waters’s career-long interest in the relationship of beauty to transgression and crime.

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Final Destination

James Wong, 2000

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Introduction by John Waters.

I’m a sucker for plane-crash scenes, and the opening of this “you can’t cheat death” nail-biter was so suspenseful and horrifying that it spawned four sequels (all good, too!). You’ll never tell anyone to “have a safe flight” again.

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Hairspray

John Waters, 1988

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This affectionate, PG-rated tribute to growing up in early-1960s Baltimore gave Waters an unexpected breakthrough hit—and featured Divine’s final screen performance.

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Holy Motors

Holy Motors

Leos Carax, 2012

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Back by popular demand!

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man...

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