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PERSONAL SHOPPER

Olivier Assayas

  • 105 minutes
  • Starts Friday April 28

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    Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

    As much a study of solitude, intimacy and otherworldly longings as it is a contemporary ghost story, the film is both genuinely scary and psychologically serious. Bolstered by an exceptional performance from Kristen Stewart, PERSONAL SHOPPER is a riveting, impossible-to-shake masterwork that leaves the audience spooked, not by its telling but by its commitment to abstract themes of grief, solitude and coming of age. WINNER Best Director Cannes Film Festival

The Late Show presents: THUNDERCRACK!

Curt McDowell

  • 150 minutes
  • One Night Only!

    Saturday April 29 / 10pm

    The world's only underground kinky art horror film! An atmospheric gothic tale of a dark and stormy night breakdown featuring a creepy old house on the hill, it quickly turns deranged and hilarious. With a plot beyond description, this film fully exposes itself with amazing dialogue and trash-noir lighting through which to peer at the pickles, the puke and the polymorphs. If David Lynch and John Waters had teamed up to make a porn flick in the ‘70s, this is what the end result would look like.

    From the underground fringe of San Francisco in 1975, Curt McDowell and writer/actor George Kuchar created the utterly brilliant THUNDERCRACK!, a film not recommended for those with tender sensibilities. A true cult classic that has shocked, excited and amazed audiences worldwide for 40 years. They don't make 'em like this anymore! UNCUT! Sorry kids, no one under 17.

RASHOMON

Akira Kurosawa

  • 83 minutes
  • One Night Only!

    Sunday April 30 / 7pm

    The landmark Japanese masterpiece from acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, RASHOMON is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune to the Western world.

DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

Jon Nguyen

  • 93 minutes
  • One Night Only!

    Thursday May 4 / 7pm and 9pm

    DDAVID LYNCH: The Art Life looks at Lynch’s art, music, and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world and giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As he says, “I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas, and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them. Even if they’re new ideas, the past colors them.” We’re invited in and given private views from Lynch’s compound and painting studio in the hills high above Hollywood, as he tells personal stories that unfold like scenes from his films. Strange characters come into focus only to fade again into the past, all leaving an indelible mark.

FRANTZ

François Ozon

  • 114 minutes
  • Starts Friday May 5

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    Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks. What follows is a surprising exploration of how the characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings - survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments.

RAW

Olivier Assayas

  • 105 minutes
  • Starts Friday May 5

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    Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats RAW meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge… RAW's lurid violence and sexuality live up to its title, but they're anchored with an immersive atmosphere and deep symbolism that linger long after the provocative visuals fade. This is a smart, funny and extremely dark shocker and a gorgeously moving film about fear and adolescence.

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