Events for July 8th, 2012
Directed by Norman Taurog. US. 1965. G. 88 min. MGM. 35mm.
- Sun, Jul 8, 2:00 pm
Taking us from the sublime to the ridiculous, in terms of robots and androids, we bring you Vincent Price in one of his campiest roles, as a mad scientist bent on taking over the world by means of his beautiful female robots, who are tasked with seducing all the rich and powerful leaders. Really. Even more engagingly, the film combines stars and settings from the popular Beach Party films of the time (Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck, etc.) as well as take-offs on Price’s The Pit and the Pendulum and other AIP films of the era. (And yes, that is the Supremes, singing the inane title song!) For a wild, fun, camp-filled summer matinee movie, this one can’t be beat.
Directed by Wes Anderson. US. 2012. PG-13. 94 min. Focus Features. 35mm.
Fri, Jun 29 thru Thu, Jul 19 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
“…In Moonrise Kingdom, the exhilarating tale of two very young lovers on the lam, Anderson has created a kind of moving diorama of drama and deadpan. A concocted coastal New England, in an idyllic mid-’60s moment of coonskin caps, Françoise Hardy 45s (with picture sleeves!), and dads in madras pants who drink too much, is zealously contained within the camera’s frame, and even when something goes out of control – a flyaway motorcycle, an epic downpour – it doesn’t. Wes Anderson is in the wheelhouse – his wheelhouse. More»