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Court

Jul 31 to Aug 4
Friday to Tuesday 3:00, 5:30

Dir. Chaitanya Tamhane - 2015 - 116m - India - Marathi, Hindi, English & Gujarati in English subtitles

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane’s brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction. —New Directors/New Films

 “What starts as an absurdist comedy soon blooms into a searing evisceration of India’s legal system.” –  TIME OUT NEW YORK

 “Biting and devastating, Court is one of the real standouts of this year's New Directors/New Films.” – Dustin Chang, TWITCH

 “ENGROSSING... There are courtroom dramas, and then there’s COURT, Chaitanya Tamhane’s impressive debut, which flays alive India’s justice system while commenting on class, education and access to power. Managing to be both extremely rational and extremely humane, the film works so well thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script and a feel for naturalism that extends beyond mere performance.” – Jay Weissberg, VARIETY

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Jul 31 to Aug 4
Friday to Tuesday 8pm ONLY!

Dir. Kyle Patrick Alvarez - 2015 - 122m - No Matinees

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

"Kyle Patrick Alvarez manages to create a mood so disturbing, intense, and believable that it's easy to forget we're watching a movie in spite of all the familiar faces." - Justin Gerber, Consequence of Sound

"Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez deserves all the praise in the world for the way he cranks up this pressure cooker script." - Jordan Hoffman, Guardian

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The Mama Sherpas

Aug 1
Saturday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Brigid Maher - 2015 - 76m - All Seats $8

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From executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born), this topical new documentary, directed by Brigid Maher, examines a growing shift in the birthing industry: the rise of Caesarean sections. With C-section rates dangerously over 30% in America, are midwives the solution? In recent years, the idea of a “collaborative care” practice where doctors and midwives manage women’s care together has begun to gain traction. Research has demonstrated that collaborative care models produce better outcomes for mother and baby, including fewer C-sections. This moving and urgent film provides an intimate lens into how midwives across the country work within and better the hospital system, redefining how the US looks at the birthing process.

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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The Craft - the 19th Anniversary!

Aug 7 to Aug 8
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrew Fleming - 1996 - 101m - AN ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION - $6 Students / $8 General

DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF BUBONICON 47 AND LOBO ANIME AND COMICS!!  PLUS LIMITED EDITION ANNIVERSARY POSTERS BY LOCAL ARTIST JONITO FOR SALE!

MEAN GIRLS GOES ALL WITCHES! 

Four high school girls discover the secret of witchcraft and band together to form a coven in this teen-oriented horror film. The girls' spells prove successful, but things go too far when they invoke an extremely powerful spirit that begins a cycle of destruction, ultimately turning the coven against itself.

"The smartest and most satisfying horror thriller to come out in a while." - Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Supernatural fun with attitude." - Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com

"Imagine "The Lost Boys," only they're girls instead of boys ... and they're witches instead of vampires." - Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com

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