Midnight Movies

Two films typically play at midnight every Friday and Saturday. However, only one film is scheduled in advance. Please check back every Wednesday when we post information about the second midnight film playing that coming weekend.

<cite>Cry Baby</cite>
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr

Cry Baby [35mm]

directed by John Waters starring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane (1990)

Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker (Depp) is the coolest, toughest hood in his Baltimore high school. His ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild, especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane). A beautiful, rich “square”, Allison finds herself drawn into the world of Cry-Baby and his “drape” pals. Soon she finds herself eagerly inhaling the evil influences of rockabilly music and fast cars.

<cite>Car Cemetery</cite>
Fri 25 Apr
Sat 26 Apr

Car Cemetery

directed by Fernando Arrabal in French starring Alain Bashung, Juliet Berto (1983)

Post apocalyptic sets frame the exodus of roving gangs of punks and costumed thespians in one of the most interesting “Christ story” allegories ever made. Hunted by the police, the youth scurry through the ruins of society and take shelter in a junkyard run by a fat overlord offering freedom for a price. Here amidst the car wrecks, they hide from the police, indulge their sexual fetishes, and await their savior, EMANOU! Heavily surreal, absurd, and poignant, the indeterminate shelter alone is loaded with symbolism. From Jodorowsky collaborator and friend, the prolific playwright, novelist and director Fernando Arrabal, CAR CEMETERY combines truly violent wit and characteristic humor with a look that rivals Derek Jarman’s JUBILEE. NOT TO BE MISSED. Presented by Cathode Love

<cite>Troll 2</cite>
Fri 2 May
Sat 3 May

Troll 2 [35mm]

directed by Claudio Fragasso (1990)

Celebrated as one of the worst movies ever made, TROLL 2 has spawned a ferocious cult following. A young boy tries to warn his family and friends that the evil trolls his late grandfather used to tell him about are real. Disguised as friendly country folk, the pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town of Nilbog (GOBLIN SPELLED BACKWARDS!!).

<cite>Fateful Findings</cite>
Fri 2 May
Sat 3 May

Fateful Findings

directed by Neil Breen in English starring Danielle Andrade, Jennifer Autry, Brianna Borden (2013)

Attention fans of The Room: you want to see this film! The tagline reads, “A PARANORMAL THRILLER WHERE A COMPUTER HACKER EXPOSES WORLDWIDE SECRETS” Starring what we can only assume is the director’s tired brother, a man is struck by a Rolls Royce which gives him supernatural powers, ultimately driving him to expose national and corporate misdeeds. Like a cinematic run-on sentence, the movie awkwardly shifts from moment to moment, similar to what a Tommy Wiseau-directed episode of Twin Peaks might feel like. Don’t miss this!

<cite>Proxy</cite>
Fri 9 May
Sat 10 May

Proxy

directed by Zack Parker starring Alexia Rasmussen, Joe Swanberg, Kristina Klebe (2014)

While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. Director Zack Parker in person!

<cite>Housebound</cite>
Fri 9 May

Housebound

directed by Gerard Johnstone starring Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru (2014)

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. Her punishment is made all the more unbearable by the fact she has to live there with her mother Miriam – a well-intentioned blabbermouth who’s convinced that the house is haunted. Kylie dismisses Miriam’s superstitions as nothing more than a distraction from a life occupied by boiled vegetables & small-town gossip. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she’s inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who’s not particularly thrilled about her return.

<cite>The Congress</cite>
Sat 10 May

The Congress

directed by Ari Folman starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm (2013)

Ari Folman, the director of the Oscar-nominated “Waltz with Bashir,” returns with a live-action/animation hybrid inspired by the book by Polish author Stanislaw Lem. An aging actress named Robin Wright (played, coincidentally, by Robin Wright) allows a digital likeness of herself to be created so that she can continue her career without worrying about the ravages of time, an agreement that is thrown into question years later when her electronic alter-ego becomes a superstar.

<cite>Batman</cite>
Fri 16 May
Sat 17 May

Batman [35mm]

directed by Tim Burton starring Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger (1989)

Jack Nicholson is the Joker, who emerged from a horrible accident as a maniacal criminal. Michael Keaton is the Caped Crusader, who emerged from a childhood trauma to become a masked crime-fighter. Kim Basinger is Vicki Vale, the talented photojournalist desired by both men. 25th Anniversary! Listen to Prince’s Batdance again for old time’s sake

<cite>Stage Fright</cite>
Fri 16 May
Sat 17 May

Stage Fright

directed by Jerome Sable starring Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf (2014)

“Scream” meets “Glee” in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.

<cite>The Room</cite> at Midnight
Fri 23 May

The Room at Midnight [35mm]

directed by Tommy Wiseau starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle and Greg Sestero (2003)

Enter The Room and be forever changed!

“Must be seen to be disbelieved.” —The Chicagoist

<cite>The Rocky Horror Picture Show</cite>
Sat 24 May

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [35mm]

directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Charles Gray, Meatloaf, Barry Bostwick (1975)

This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film — a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien — bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings.

<cite>Ferris Bueller’s Day Off</cite>
Fri 30 May
Sat 31 May

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

directed by John Hughes starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara (1986)

While the rest of us were just thinking about it…Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it…all in a day. Ferris Bueller is a tricky but harmless fast-talker. But he knows how to have fun, which is exactly what he sets out to do when he feigns illness and talks his parents into letting him stay home from school.

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