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Aquarius - ENCORE SCREENINGS!

Dec 9 to Dec 11
Friday to Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho - 2016 - 141m - In Portuguese with English subtitles - No Matinees

Clara (Sonia Braga, "Kiss of the Spider Woman"), a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, is the last resident of the Aquarius, one of the few buildings of its age and character that remains in a rapidly changing seaside Recife neighborhood. Now that the other apartments have been swept up by a company with ambitious plans for redevelopment, pressures to move on surround Clara from all sides. But she has pledged to leave only upon death, and will engage in a cold war with the developers to keep a home that has been a silent witness to her entire life. The resulting confrontation is mysterious, frightening and nerve-wracking, tingeing even Clara's most familiar routines with the tension of a thriller. But it is her passion for those close to her, for music, for her memories of past loves, and hunger for future ones, that makes the film a tremendous kaleidoscope of life's pleasures and our reasons for defending them, from Brazil's great chronicler of its present moment, Kleber Mendonca Filho.

"It’s a reminder that the history of cinema is also a history of male directors working with superb actresses, a truism borne out in AQUARIUS, from the Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho. Sonia Braga (KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) stars as a widow and retired music critic whose fight with some developers (they want to evict her) evolves into a stirring look at the intersection of class, history and memory." — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“And at the center of this emotional maelstrom is the 65-year-old Braga, herself a living legend and bridge to the past. In a long film of many turns, her performance — weathered, proud, sensuous, fragile — captivates and brings us into her world… A career-defining performance by the great Sonia Braga.” — Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“AQUARIUS is a film that’s at once gentle and angry, sad and sexy. It’s beautifully anchored by Braga’s lively performance, as detailed and textured as the perfect set design, Barry Lyndon poster and all. An engrossing, intimate character study that manages to encompass plenty of universal truths, AQUARIUS is a look at the end of things that is vibrant and bursting with life.” — Richard Lawson, VanityFair.com

“Sonia Braga shines” — Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“Sonia Braga stuns in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Quiet Triumph” — Jessica Kiang, theplaylist

“Sonia Braga gives the performance of her long, storied career in AQUARIUS” — Mike D’Angelo, AV Club

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Officer Downe

Dec 9 to Dec 10
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Shawn Crahan - 2016 - 88m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 Students

Adapted from the 2010 graphic novel by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, OFFICER DOWNE concocts a hyper-real Los Angeles for the story of a savage LA policeman who is repeatedly resurrected and returned to active duty via dark science technology. When a rookie officer named Gable is recruited as back up, he discovers there's much more to the titular super-cop than a mindless law enforcement drone warring against a twisted rouges gallery of over-the-top super-villains.

“If you thought Deadpool was perverse, you ain't seen nothin' yet.” - Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News

“When Crahan is on, there's a hardcore griminess to Officer Downe that's sadistically stylized and punishingly powerful.” - Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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Paths of Glory - a Kirk Douglas 100th Birthday tribute

Dec 9 to Dec 11
Friday to Sunday 4:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Stanley Kubrick - 1957 - 88m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH SPARTACUS!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONE PRICE!

Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.

“Kirk Douglas gives one of his finest performances as the intelligent and courageous Col. Dax.” - Crosby Day, Orlando Sentinel

“This masterpiece still packs a wallop, though nothing in it is as simple as it may first appear; audiences are still arguing about the final sequence, which has been characterized as everything from a sentimental cop-out to the ultimate cynical twist.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“It is arguably the best film about the first world war, and still has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick's best film.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

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Spartacus - a Kirk Douglas 100th Birthday tribute

Dec 9 to Dec 11
Friday to Sunday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Stanley Kubrick - 1960 - 196m - No Matinees

DOUBLE FEATURED WITH SPARTACUS!!  TWO MOVIES FOR ONE PRICE!

Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends—including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt—in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual suggestion scandalized audiences. Today Kubrick’s controversial classic, the first film to openly defy Hollywood’s blacklist, remains a landmark of cinematic artistry and history.

“Douglas is terrific as the iron-jawed slave fuelled by righteous fury.” - James Christopher, Times (UK)

“A surprisingly apt companion piece to Paths of Glory in its consideration of the mechanisms of power.” - Derek Adams, Time Out

“This may be the most literate of all the spectacles set in antiquity.” - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

“There have been other versions of the Spartacus story, including a silent epic and a more recent TV series, but Kubrick's film can't be beaten.” - David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

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Officer Downe

Dec 9 to Dec 10
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm

Dir. Shawn Crahan - 2016 - 88m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 Students

Adapted from the 2010 graphic novel by Joe Casey and Chris Burnham, OFFICER DOWNE concocts a hyper-real Los Angeles for the story of a savage LA policeman who is repeatedly resurrected and returned to active duty via dark science technology. When a rookie officer named Gable is recruited as back up, he discovers there's much more to the titular super-cop than a mindless law enforcement drone warring against a twisted rouges gallery of over-the-top super-villains.

“If you thought Deadpool was perverse, you ain't seen nothin' yet.” - Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News

“When Crahan is on, there's a hardcore griminess to Officer Downe that's sadistically stylized and punishingly powerful.” - Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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