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How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Aug 17 to Aug 18
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Cameron Mitchell - 2018 - 103m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 Students

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.  Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love. 

“As the surface narrative becomes crazier and more unhinged, Mitchell stays focused on the film's many astute themes, including what it truly means to be a parent.”- Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine

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The Third Murder

Aug 17 to Aug 20
Friday to Monday 3:15, 8pm

Dir. Kore-eda Hirokazu - 2018 - 125m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles

The new film from internationally-acclaimed director Kore-eda Hirokazu is a powerfully moving story of a man struggling to find the truth while questioning his own faith in the law. Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt. As he digs deeper, he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.

“MYSTERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL...A COMPLEX AND ENGROSSING complex and engrossing examination of the truth... has the same clarity of thought and precision of image as his very best work.” - The Hollywood Reporter 

"SLEEK AND SUSPENSEFUL, DECEPTIVE AND PROFOUND, The Third Murder is an artful addition to the canon of modern-day crime drama, one whose core mysteries encompass more than just the case at hand." - Sight and Sound

"A POWERFUL, INTRICATELY CONSTRUCTED meditation on the mysteries of the heart, the elusiveness of truth and the injustices of the Japanese justice system, in which the scales are tipped in favor of the prosecution... A MASTERPIECE!" - The Japan Times

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What Will People Say?

Aug 17 to Aug 20
Friday to Monday 5:45pm ONLY!

Dir. Iram Haq - 2018 - 108m - Norway, Germany, Sweden - Norwegian and Urdu with English Subtitles - No Matinees

Sixteen-year-old Nisha (Maria Mozhdah) lives a double life. When out with her friends, she’s a normal Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father (Adil Hussain) catches her alone with her boyfriend in her room, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, her parents send Nisha against her will to a small town in Pakistan to live with extended family. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. Winner of Audience Awards at AFI Fest and the Les Arcs European Film Festival, What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women’s rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties. Based on director Iram Haq’s own experiences as a young Pakistani woman in Norway, it features an astounding debut by 18-year-old Mozhdah and a nuanced performance by veteran actor Hussain (Life of Pi).

"The kinetically shot film brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah as the lead." – Alissa Simon, Variety

"An assured piece of storytelling made all the more gripping by the knowledge that it is autobiographical." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"A brilliant, nuanced movie about female oppression." – Now Magazine

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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How To Talk To Girls At Parties

Aug 17 to Aug 18
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. John Cameron Mitchell - 2018 - 103m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 General / $6 Students

DOOR PRIZES BY THE MIGHTY BUBONICON 50 !

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How To Talk To Girls At Parties.  Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love. 

“As the surface narrative becomes crazier and more unhinged, Mitchell stays focused on the film's many astute themes, including what it truly means to be a parent.”- Oktay Ege Kozak, Paste Magazine

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