Alibi Midnight Movie

Fate/ stay night [Heaven's Feel]

Nov 24 to Nov 25
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Tomonori Sudo - 2017 - 120m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - ALL SEATS $15

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“IF I BECAME A BAD PERSON, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO FORGIVE ME?”

This is the story of an omnipotent container able to grant the wish of anyone who claims it—the Holy Grail.  The third route of the visual novel game, Fate/stay night, Heaven’s Feel, also known as the Sakura Route, will be brought to the big screen at last.  Seen through the eyes of Sakura Matou, who’s in love with the hero, Shirou, this tale will close in on the truth about the Holy Grail War.  It is the saga following Fate (a.k.a. the Saber Route), depicting the wish of Saber, the Servant summoned by Shirou, and Unlimited Blade Works (a.k.a. the Rin Route), which, through the battles fought by the magus Rin Tohsaka, depicted the path taken by the hero, Shirou Emiya.

The boy wished to protect the girl. That was his thought.  10 years after the Holy Grail War—a battle waged by Masters and Servants over the wish-granting container, the Holy Grail—another war breaks out in Fuyuki City. Shirou Emi —the adopted son of Kiritsugu Emiya, a participant of the previous Holy Grail War—resolves to fight, carrying out Kiritsugu’s dying wish.  

There’s a young girl by Shirou’s side who’s in love with him—Sakura Matou. Every morning, she goes to Shirou’s house to make breakfast and dinner for him, bringing kindness into the life of a boy utterly alone in the world.

But once the Holy Grail War starts, there’s a change in the air in Fuyuki City.  Murders abound across the city, and the atmosphere grows ominous.

Shirou decides to shelter Sakura in his home.  Along with Saber, the Servant he summons, Shirou allies himself with the magus Rin Tohsaka and takes part in the Holy Grail War.

But the battle starts to go awry as secret maneuvers by unseen forces are put into play.

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Ichi The Killer - the Takashi Miike notorious 2003 stunner!

Dec 1 to Dec 2
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Takashi Miike - 2003 - 129m - Japan - In Japanese & Cantonese with English subtitles - an ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

Known as an auteur of the extreme, Miike took the ultra-violent gangster film to new heights with the visceral, bloody, and often hilarious Ichi the Killer, which has since endured as one of the most influential pieces of genre filmmaking of the last two decades. Based on the manga Ichin the Killer by Hideo Yamamoto, the film follows Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), a notoriously sadistic yakuza enforcer whose search for his boss’ killer brings him into the orbit of a demented costumed assassin known as Ichi (Nao Ohmori).

“Hurts so bad, but feels so good.”Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

“A film of considerable depth, intelligence and accomplishment that marks a new high point of maturity and consistency in its author's work.” - Keith H. Brown, Eye for Film

Let's start with the fact that we were handed out Ichi barf bags before the film started. Always a good sign.” - Jason Gorber, Film Scouts

“For those with an appreciation for weirdness, this is an extremist on form.” - Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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Better Watch Out

Dec 15 to Dec 16
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Chris Peckover - 2017 - 85m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 general / $6 students

This holiday season, you may be home, but you’re not alone... In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

“A silly-to-serious film that's sure to enter the canon of Christmas movies for people who prefer a bit of arsenic laced into Santa's cookies.” - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

“If you want to gift yourself a holiday film that decks the halls with blood, this is one to put under the tree.” - Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly

“A consistently surprising and unusually well-acted thriller, which says pertinent things about suburbia, holiday entertainment and toxic masculinity.” - Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

“It's scary and fun, if your idea of fun involves occasional gore and torture, things like that. Plus: Christmas decorations!” - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

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