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Impulso - Rocio Molina! - ENCORES!

Mar 19 to Mar 21
Tuesday to Thursday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Emilio Belmonte - 2017 - 87m - Spain, France - In Spanish with English subtitles

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FLAMENCO !

The spectacular avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions. Impulso is an intimate portrait of Molina, one the dance world’s most passionate artists, as she travels the world to perform her improvised “impulsos” at unusual venues ranging from prisons to modern art museums. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

“One of Spain’s finest flamenco dancers, with the power to still an audience with her staccato footwork and spiralling turns. ” – The Guardian (UK)

"Ms. Molina is one of the greatest flamenco dancers I have seen, but to say that is not enough." — The New York Times

"At once lyrical, raunchy and impeccably danced,

Molina’s fiercely provocative work is unforgettable." — Observer

"Startlingly experimental moves look classical" — The New York Times

"Molina?s dancing feels at moments like a flamenco Rite of Spring" —The Guardian

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The Image Book - iconoclast Jean Luc Godard's newest visionary epic! - ENCORES!

Mar 19 to Mar 21
Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jean Luc Godard - 2019 - 84m - France - In French with English subtitles - No Matinees

Special Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival

The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay, a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary world. Winner of the first Special Palme d'Or to be awarded in the history of the Cannes Film Festival, The Image Book is another extraordinary addition to the French master's vast filmography.

Displaying an encyclopedic grasp of cinema and its history, Godard pieces together fragments and clips them from some of the greatest films of the past, then digitally alters, bleaches, and washes them, all in the service of reflecting on what he sees in front of him and what he makes of the dissonance that surrounds him. He uses his own voice, reminiscent of those of Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan in the twilights of their careers, to guide us through the fascinating labyrinth of his mind. In some cases, it is to reflect on the metaphysical properties of the world — time, and space, and where meaning is found — but more importantly it is the image, the thing that has obsessed Godard for his entire career, that anchors this film. His ontological enquiry into the image continues to be one of the most moving in history.

But, as always with Godard, the key issues he raises have to do with the legacy of the last century and its horrors: the incomprehension of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, events that coincided with cinema but which have somehow eluded its gaze. And, movingly, The Image Book also reflects on orientalism and the Arab world, grounding the new film very much in the present. — Piers Handling, CEO/Director Toronto International Film Festival

“A dense visual and aural collage that I’ve seen twice and expect to see several times more.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book could not be more of the moment. As ephemeral as a dream… framed with an injunction to keep hope alive.” – Amy Taubin, Artforum

“Momentous. A kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“Visceral. A conclusive statement in this far-reaching work from one of the great media artists of the last century." – Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“A thrillingly dissonant, deafening synesthesia... with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

“Radical. A Dadaist treatise on cinematic representation, violence, the fate of the world.” – Christina Newland, Paste Magazine

“Exhilarating… cerebral. A strange, melancholy pleasure, and an open window into the world of things that worry its creator.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Time

“Radical and rigorous. The act of watching The Image Book feels like a process of categorization, of putting words and images into cognitive compartments so that the sensual can translate into sense.” – Blake Williams, Filmmaker Magazine

“Feels like a gesture of finality for this most active of cinema-thinkers and cinema-makers, but one founded in passing to us, the audience and potential image-makers ourselves, the means of understanding and therefore the possibility for change.” – Daniel Kasman, MUBI 

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Lords of Chaos

Mar 21 to Mar 23
Thursday to Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonas Akerlund - 2019 - 117m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special! $8 general / $6 students with ids

CO-SPONSORED BY DARK ROOM HORROR!

Starring Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer, Sky Ferreira, Valter Skargrard - A teenager's quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM.

“…pretty bloody entertaining…”, Anthony O'Connor, FILMINK (Australia)

“It's like a teen-delinquent b-movie from the 1950s, only with more death, more blood, and more church-burnings. Also crazed black-metal concert-goers chewing on a raw pig's head that's been tossed into their midst.” - Kurt Loder, Reason Online

“Oddly compelling - not least because Åkerlund ensures that the film never takes itself as seriously as its subjects did.” - Michael Nordine, indieWire

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