Alibi Midnight Movie

Mad Tiger

May 13 to May 14
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein - 2015 - 82m - U.S., Japan - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! $8 general / $6 students with i.d.s

MAD TIGER follows bandmates Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Red (Kotaro Tsukada), who have been best friends and business partners for fifteen years as the primary creative forces behind Peelander-Z. Based in New York City and described as a "Japanese Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z combines performance-art and audience participation in their shows, which push the boundaries of madcap acrobatic stage antics. As part of the band, each member must adopt a different, anime-like "Crayola rock" persona and fully embrace this assigned identity in every aspect of life. Seeking his own personal fulfillment, Red announces that he will do one final tour with Peelander-Z before quitting the band. In stark contrast to his character's super-positive facade, Yellow tries his best to keep it together, while dealing with emotions of shock, betrayal and abandonment. Channeling universal stories of friendship and pursuit of happiness, MAD TIGER builds to an unexpectedly moving crescendo, appropriately befitting of Peelander-Z's cacophonous melody-making.

"Fantastic portrait of a band and its leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band." – Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

"10 Must-See Documentaries at DOC NYC." – Indiewire

"The members of Peelander-Z unmask themselves for revealing new doc MAD TIGER... For close to two decades fans have known the band with their personas held firmly in place, their colorful costumes seldom removed, but the opportunity to meet Peelander-Z has finally arrived, and the line between artist and person is blurring." – Silvas Valentino, Village Voice

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Trailer War - An Alamo Drafthouse special cinematic assembled cocktail !!

May 27 to May 28
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Various - 2012 - 113m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation

You may want to have a cornea donor standing by... THIS IS GOING TO BURN!

Unleashed from the vaults of the Alamo Drafthouse, a meticulous selection of the best, strangest and most amazing coming attraction trailers in the world! Most have never been available in any home format, and all are presented for the first time in high definition. From the high flying, explosive metal mayhem of STUNT ROCK to THUNDER COPS' disembodied flying head chaos, each 3 minute masterpiece is like a beckoning portal to another, more exciting dimension. It's a crippling overdose of towering flames, mechanized destruction, lurking fear, poor sexual choices and spiritual devastation on an apocalyptic scale. 

"Who the f&*k let these a$%holes outta there cages?!!  - Donald Trump in between meals

"Makes me wanna bum a smoke!" - Bernie Sanders in an elavator

"I felt like I was on drugs!!" - Hillary Clinton standing in a median

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Blue Velvet - the 30th Anniversary of the David Lynch Classic!!

Jun 3 to Jun 4
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Dir. David Lynch - 1986 - 121m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS special presentation! $8 General / $6 students with valid i.d.s

"It's a sunny, woodsy day in Lumberton, so get those chainsaws out!"

A sensual mystery thriller about strange happenings in a small all-American town. A college student stumbles across a bizarre mystery and wants to know more, perhaps too much more. The oblique world he's found lurking beneath his hometown's picture-postcard veneer is about to become violently stranger.

“Three decades after its initial release, David Lynch's Blue Velvet has lost none of its power to derange, terrify, and exhilarate.” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

“[A] powerful, mesmerizing thriller, a masterful exercise in controlling an audience`s attention.” - Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

“The charged erotic atmosphere makes the film something of a hallucination, but Lynch's humor keeps breaking through, too.” - Pauline Kael, New Yorker

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Belladonna of Sadness (KANASHIMI NO BERADONA)

Jun 17 to Jun 23
Friday to Thursday 9:30pm ONLY!

Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto - 1973 - 86m - Japan- In Japanese with English subtitles - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS presentation! $8 general / $6 students

Presented by fantasically great Cinelicious Pics, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily!!

One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, never before officially released in the U.S., BELLADONNA OF SADNESS is a mad, swirling, psychedelic light-show of medieval tarot-card imagery with horned demons, haunted forests and La Belle Dame Sans Merci, equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and gorgeous, explicit Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. The last film in the adult-themed Animerama trilogy produced by the godfather of Japanese anime & manga, Osamu Tezuka and directed by his long time collaborator Eiichi Yamamoto ("ASTRO BOY" and "KIMBA THE WHITE LION"), BELLADONNA unfolds as a series of spectacular still watercolor paintings that bleed and twist together. An innocent young woman, Jeanne (voiced by Aiko Nagayama) is violently raped by the local lord on her wedding night. To take revenge, she makes a pact with the Devil himself (voiced by Tatsuya Nakadai, from Akira Kurosawa's RAN) who appears as an erotic sprite and transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.

Extremely transgressive and not for the easily offended, BELLADONNA is fueled by a mindblowing Japanese psych rock soundtrack by noted avant-garde jazz composer Masahiko Satoh. The film has been newly restored by Cinelicious Pics using the original 35mm camera negative and sound elements - and including over 8 minutes of surreal and explicit footage cut from the negative. On par with Rene Laloux's FANTASTIC PLANET and Ralph Bakshi's WIZARDS as an LSD-stoked 1970s head trip, BELLADONNA marks a major rediscovery for animation fans. If Led Zeppelin had a favorite film, this would be it. In other words, Stairway to Hell.

“The many unique elements that make the film stand out from its peers, including the art on screen, combined with the Emaki-mono presentation, make Belladonna of Sadness a must-see for fans of Japanese animation.” - Alex Fitch, Electric Sheep

“The gift that keeps on giving.” - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

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