Pink Floyd's THE WALL
Apr 24 to Apr 26
Monday to Wednesday 8:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Alan Parker - 1982 - 95m - No Matinees
“Visually stunning and disturbing, an essential midnight movie.” - Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
The Memories. The Madness. The Music... The Movie.
In a surreal, psychotic blending of memory and animation, a rock megastar comes to grips with the psychological defenses he has built around himself, a mental structure constructed over a lifetime of pain that has become his prison in Pink Floyd the Wall.
Based on the seminal rock 'n' album The Wall by Pink Floyd.
“Parker's visual synthesis with the music, much aided by Scarfe's rip-roaring visions of doom and destruction which turn light into darkness at the flick of a pen rather than a switch, is almost perfect.” - Derek Malcolm, Guardian
“Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera.” - Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
Who's Crazy - a lost & found anarchic 60s classic restored!
Apr 24 to Apr 26
Monday to Wednesday 4:45, 6:30
Dir. Thomas White - 1966 - 73m - Belgium/U.S.
Accompanied by a frenetic original soundtrack by the great Ornette Coleman, insane asylum inmates escape their confinement and hole up in a deserted Belgian farmhouse, where they cook large quantities of eggs and condemn one of their own in an impromptu court. The actors don’t have much need for words when they can dance around, light things on fire, and drip hot wax on each other instead. Ornette Coleman and the other members of his trio – David Izenzon and Charles Moffett – recorded their score for WHO’S CRAZY? in one go while the film was projected for them, and the result feels like a bizarre silent film with the greatest possible accompaniment. The soundtrack also features a young Marianne Faithfull singing what are probably her most experimental riffs – written for her especially by Ornette – as she asks, “Is God man? Is man God?” in an original track titled “Sadness.”WHO’S CRAZY? was long thought to be lost by jazz-on-film scholars and the Library of Congress. In early 2015, the only surviving copy of the film, a 35mm print struck for the film’s debut at Cannes in 1966, was salvaged from director Thomas White’s garage after sitting on a shelf there for decades. Ornette’s soundtrack exists as a hard-to-find LP, but audiences have never before had the opportunity to see what Ornette saw when he composed it. The cast consists of actors from New York’s experimental theater troupe, the Living Theatre, who also performed in Shirley Clarke’s THE CONNECTION; and speaking of connections, Clarke would later direct the fantastic ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA (1984).
A big thanks to John Klacsmann, archivist at Anthology Film Archives for repairing the source material for this release!
"It's almost Dali." - Salvador Dali
“A cinematic thrill that deserves an honored place in the history books.” - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“An anarchic rave with a wacky new-wave flavor.” - J. Hoberman, The New York Times