Woody Harrelson stars as Wilson, a lonely, neurotic and hilariously honest middle-aged misanthrope who reunites with his estranged wife (Laura Dern) and gets a shot at happiness when he learns he has a teenage daughter (Isabella Amara) he has never met. In his uniquely outrageous and slightly twisted way, he sets out to connect with her and Harrelson makes the character his own, irresistibly. Based on the graphic novel by Dan Clowes (whose screenplay for the film Ghost World was nominated for an Academy Award) and WILSON has much of the same humor that gave Ghost World such sardonic punch. Sweet and often riotously funny, WILSON is a smart feel-good movie that aims to deliver a little truth too.
Penelope Spheeris’ punk classic returns to the Pageant screen for a special Late Show screening! A riveting, unflinching account of the punk rock phenomenon and its alienated, reactionary subculture. This fierce, bleak portrait documents L.A.'s infamous punk scene circa 1980 through interviews with fans, critics, club owners and bands as they discuss their lives, music and philosophy. With classic live performances from Alice Bag Band, Black Flag, Catholic Discipline, Circle Jerks, Fear, Germs, and X. This film will be played LOUD.
New 2K Restoration Supervised By Director Penelope Spheeris
A wealthy widow (Margaret Dumont) offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime (Chico, Harpo and Zeppo) bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania. Arguably the Marx Brothers' funniest film, this comedy masterpiece remains ageless, relevant and sharp in its satire and the subject matter still pertinent: loony dictatorship, religion, and pointless warfare. Fueled by inspired silliness and blessed with some of the Marx brothers' most brilliant work, Duck Soup is one of its -- or any -- era's finest comedies. Sheer genius. Rufus T. Firefly for president!
Restored from the best available 35mm elements and remastered in 4K HD
Chico Performances presents as part of DANCE CHICO! (March 25 - April 2) a special 30th Anniversary screening of DIRTY DANCING! This 1987 cult classic (and guilty pleasure) spends the summer at a Catskills resort with the Houseman family. Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), and some dirty dancing ensues in this coming-of-age romantic drama.
Advance tickets available through Chico Performances through the link above or University Box Office in Sierra Hall (corner of 3rd and Chestnut Street). $6 Adult / $5 Student.
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