Repertory at the Pageant! New Restorations of Classic Films

The Pageant Theatre

MUTINY IN HEAVEN

Ian White

  • 98 minutes
  • 2023
  • English

      Thursday September 28
    • 7pm
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    MUTINY IN HEAVEN is the story of legendary 80’s post-punk band The Birthday Party told in the group’s own words through incredibly candid interviews and a wealth of rare and unseen archives. Fuelled by the incendiary relationship between vocalist Nick Cave and guitarist Rowland S. Howard, The Birthday Party were frequently described as the most dangerous band in the world and were one of the most original and influential acts of their time. Unfolding like a demented, absurdist novel MUTINY IN HEAVEN is utterly compelling, often hilarious and epic in proportion, spanning three continents and five years. A twisted tale of ascent, realization and implosion whilst dealing with addiction, fame, interpersonal conflict and the unique relationship between artistic creative vision and self-destruction.

KLUTE

Alan J. Pakula

  • 114 minutes
  • 1971
  • English

      Friday September 29
    • 4:15pm
    • Saturday September 30
    • 6:15pm
    • Sunday October 1
    • 4:15pm
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    With her Oscar-winning turn in KLUTE, Jane Fonda reinvented herself as a new kind of movie star. Bringing nervy audacity and counterculture style to the role of Bree Daniels—a call girl and aspiring actor who becomes the focal point of a missing-person investigation when detective John Klute (Donald Sutherland) turns up at her door—Fonda made the film her own, putting an independent woman and escort on-screen with a frankness that had not yet been attempted in Hollywood. Suffused with paranoia by the conspiracy-thriller specialist Alan J. Pakula, and lensed by master cinematographer Gordon Willis, KLUTE is a character study thick with dread, capturing the mood of early-1970s New York and the predicament of a woman trying to find her own way on the fringes of society.

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GODZILLA (Gojira)

Ishiro Honda

  • 96 minutes
  • 1954
  • Japanese with English subtitles

      Friday September 29
    • 7pm
    • Saturday September 30
    • 3:45pm
    • Sunday October 1
    • 1:455pm
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    GODZILLA (a.k.a. GOJIRA) is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama, made in Japan at a time when the country was reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing in the Pacific. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire population’s fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning almost thirty sequels. A thrilling, tactile spectacle that continues to be a cult phenomenon. In this original uncut 1954 Japanese version, GODZILLA is a film that is more serious and poignant than most may realize.

SANTA SANGRE

Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • 103 minutes
  • 1998
  • English

      Saturday September 30
    • 9pm
    • Sunday October 1
    • 7pm
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    In the 1970s, his legendary films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN redefined movies as both art and entertainment while changing the face of cinema forever. And in 1989, visionary writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky returned with this masterpiece, the story of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and the macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother, deaf-mute lover, and murder. An epic odyssey of ecstasy and anguish, belief and blasphemy, beauty and madness. Visionary and haunting SANTA SANGRE is a grand work of art full of hallucinatory brilliance that reaches beyond language to something primal and original. It is unlike any movie you have ever seen before...or ever will.