Wednesday 8pm $4
THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
2006. France/Italy. Dir: Michel Gondry. With Gael Garcia Bernal. 105 min.
A surrealist heartbreaker from the director of Eternal Sunshine, filled with childlike special effects and mind-blowing performances. Beautiful and unreal.
Thursday 8pm free
IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS
2005. USA. Dir: James Longley. Documentary. 94 min.
Wes-grad Longley spent two years documenting the trials and tribulations of daily life in war-torn Iraq. Moving past the politics, Longley follows three different subjects to provide “a reminder of the human stories in Iraq that are often overlooked” (Longley). Show starts at 7pm. Screening will be followed by a Q&A.
Friday 8pm $4
1997. USA. Dir: Paul Verhoeven. With Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards. 129 min.
Based on the novel, Paul Verhoeven’s triumphant statement is a truly prophetic musing on military response after a homeland attack. What is really compelling is the use of…who cares? Lots of stuff blows up and everybody gets naked.
Saturday 8pm free
THE BLUE ANGEL
1930. Germany. Dir: Josef von Sternberg. With Marlene Dietrich. 107 min.
Here’s the film that made Marlene Dietrich an international sensation! She plays Lola, a leggy singer at a local cabaret. Emil Jannings plays a rigid teacher who succumbs to her charm, with dire consequences for both of them.