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I Am Not A Witch

Sep 21 to Sep 25
Friday to Tuesday 4:30, 8:30

Dir. Rungano Nyoni - 2018 - 93m - France, Germany, UK - In English & Nyanja w/English subtitles

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW VOICE IN AFRICAN CINEMA!

When eight-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but a threat looms on the horizon. Soon she is forced to make a difficult decision – whether to resign herself to life on the camp,or take a risk for freedom.

“A magic realist fable set in present-day Zambia that has plenty to say about gender and superstition.” - Anna Smith, Time Out

“It's rare and exhilarating that a new filmmaker arrives on the scene so sure of herself and so willing to take bold, counter-intuitive chances.” - Jessica Kiang, Variety

“A fable-like story about a young African girl banished from her village for alleged witchcraft, it blends deadpan humor with light surrealism, vivid visuals and left-field musical choices.” - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“The debut film by Rungano Nyoni is a satirical, brilliant and sophisticated denunciation starring the magnificent revelation Maggie Mulubwa.” - Mabel Salinas, Cine Premiere

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Pick of the Litter - Guide Dogs for the Blind!

Sep 21 to Sep 25
Friday to Tuesday 6:30pm only!

Dir. Dana Nachman & Don Hardy - 2018 - 81m - No Matinees

CO-SPONSORED BY BOOFY'S BEST FOR PETS!!  SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES FOR EACH SCREENING! 

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil—five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the job of guide dog—who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.

“Earnest and heartwarming, filled with adorable camera-licking and tight closeups of beseeching doggy eyes.” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“This solidly crafted item is guaranteed to appeal to mutt-lovers…” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

“Nachman and Hardy have produced another winning and relatable doc combining emotive storytelling with concisely focused filmmaking that's sure to charm viewers well beyond a sizable audience of dog lovers.” - Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

“Hardy and Nachman's film is the uncommon near-perfect documentary: the filmic elements fade, done so well the viewer focuses on the dogs and their journey.“ - Bradley Gibson, Film Threat

“After seeing this delightful doc, surely nobody can doubt that dogs are man's best friend.” - Harvey S. Karten, Big Apple Reviews

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Crown and Anchor - A Blazing New Punk Rock Drama!

Sep 22
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Andrew Rowe - 2018 - 120m - No Matinees

An intense slow-burn drama about the effects of childhood trauma delivered with a blistering punk/hardcore soundtrack (GORILLA BISCUITS, YOUTH OF TODAY PROJECT X, LILIPUT/KLEENEX, X-RAY SPEX & more!) with the intensity of a punch to the gut.   A raw look at the effects of childhood trauma through the eyes of two estranged cousins.  Starring Michael Rowe, Matt Wells, Natalie Brown, & Stephen McHattie. 

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Zap - a new doc on Ruth Zaporah of ACTION THEATER IMPROVISATION!

Sep 22 to Sep 23
Saturday and Sunday 1pm ONLY!

Dir. Deborah Fort - 2018 - 60m - No Matinees

DIRECTOR IN PERSON FOR BOTH SCREENINGS!

How do we live rich and meaningful lives? How do we find the passions that sustain us? Ruth started dancing as soon as she could walk and, 80 years later, she is still performing and sharing her creative innovations. Zap explores the creative spirit and process through the life and work of Ruth Zaporah, founder, performer and teacher of Action Theater Improvisation.

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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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Let The Corpses Tan

Sep 28 to Sep 29
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani - 2018 - 92m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special - Belgium / France - In French with English subtitles - $8 general / $6 students

Belgian filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani trade in the crushed velvet and creeping shadows of their giallo-worshiping first two films (Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears) for blistering sun, creaking leather and raining bullets in this glorious homage to 1970s Italian crime films. After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. Home to a reclusive yet hypersexual artist and her motley crew of family and admirers, it seems like a perfect hideout. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield as both sides engage in an all-day, all-night firefight rife with double-crosses and dripping with blood. Based on a classic pulp novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and featuring vintage music cues by Ennio Morricone, Let the Corpses Tan is a deliriously stylish, cinematic fever dream that will slamfire your senses like buckshot to the brain.

"Meticulously executed, obsessively stylized. You almost expect to see Dario Argento or Mario Bava’s name on the credits and for Morricone to have composed the music." – Allan Hunter, Screen International

"Beautiful, experimental and bold. One of the most exciting cinematic experiences I’ve had in quite some time. I couldn’t look away for fear of missing yet another thing I’d never witnessed before." – Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death.

"An exercise in fetishization, of both the human body and the visual medium that captures it. There’s a gleeful, twisted imagination at work here." – Vikram Murth, RogerEbert.com

"Cattet and Forzani might have made the quintessential midnight movie." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film

"Let the Corpses Tan might be the best 1970s Italian crime thriller never made." – Todd Gilchrist, Wizard World

"A fetishistic, ultra-violent exploitation flick that's all kinds of artistic and exciting. A stunning display of visual seduction and slaughter-first gunplay." – Matt Donato, We Got This Covered

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