Author Archives: Film Board

Film Series: Evil Dead 2

1987. USA. Dir: Sam Raimi. With Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry. 84 min.

 

Poor Ash and Annie were just trying to get away for a weekend in the woods, until a few tiny passages read from the Necronomicon unleashed hell on earth. Less “sequel” than “hyperactive rework- ing,” Raimi’s utterly unhinged slapstick-horror extravaganza comes complete with haunted home furnishings, a flying demon grandma, a rainbow of blood – and don’t forget the chainsaw. Groovy.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Suspiria

1977. Italy. Dir: Dario Argento. With Jessica Harper, Daria Niccoldi. 92 min.

 

An American newcomer’s arrival at a famed dance academy coincides with the grisly murder of a student fleeing the school in terror – a harbinger of more deadly things to come. Maggot showers, barbed wire, and occultism lurk around every corner in this sadistic, candy-col- ored stomach-turner that’s as terrifying as it is aesthetically striking.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Young Frankenstein

1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. 106 min.

 

A descendant of Dr. Frankenstein (that’s “Frahnk-en-steen,” thank you) gets more than he bargained for when he inherits great-grandpa’s Transylvanian castle – and the urge to reanimate dead tissue along with it. Brooks’s spoofery somehow manages both affection and irreverence while injecting its source material with sex, silliness, and a little soft-shoe too.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Exterminating Angel

1962. Spain. Dir: Luis Bun?uel. With Silvia Pinal, Jacueline Andere. 95 min. 

A bevy of elegantly dressed socialites gather at a mansion for a dinner party only to realize that they are inexplicably unable to leave the home after the meal. As the night goes on, conditions slowly worsen and the guests resort to acts of savagery in an eerie, surrealist, and absurdly funny critique of the upper classes.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Guardians of the Galaxy… IN 3D

2014. USA. Dir: James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana. 121 min.

 

In Marvel’s most madcap movie to date, that guy from Parks and Rec, that blue girl from Avatar (now green), two-time Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper (as a raccoon), and Vin Diesel (as the plant he was born to play) team up against impossible odds to…well…guard the galaxy.

***Our first 3-D presentation ever!*** 

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Underground

1995. Yugoslavia. Dir: Emir Kusturica. With Predrag Manojlovic. 167 min.

 

“Once upon a time there was a country.”

So begins Kusturica’s uproariously comic, morally complex epic that follows two crackpot comrades through the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia, the Cold War, and into the height of the Yugoslav Wars in 1992. This lively film arguably features the best Balkan brass band soundtrack of any Yugoslavian Palme d’Or winner.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: North By Northwest

1959. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint. 136 min.

 

One moment Grant’s an unsuspecting ad man; the next he’s fleeing cinema’s most famous crop duster and dangling off of Mount Rushmore. The apotheosis of Hitch’s “innocent man on the run” pictures is justly beloved for iconic suspense setpieces, yet it also boasts a tight script crackling with wit and innuendo.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series Special Event: Top Hat

Join us for an old-fashioned night at the movies: a 35mm screening of the 1935 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers picture Top Hat, preceded by a newsreel, short, and cartoon from the era — just like it would have been seen in its original release.

The most successful of the Astaire-Rogers films, Top Hat sees the two singing and dancing, flirting and bickering, as comedic and romantic mix-ups take them from London to an exquisite Art Deco rendering of Venice (as only Hollywood could build it). The score boasts a wealth of hummable Irving Berlin favorites, including “Cheek to Cheek” and “Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To Be Caught in the Rain).”

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Point Blank

1967. USA. Dir: John Boorman. With Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson. 92 min.

 

After his double-crossing partner steals his money, runs away with his wife, and leaves him for dead, Marvin’s brutish criminal goes on the warpath. Stopping at nothing to get his money back, he tears though seedy California leaving in his wake the bodies of friend and foe alike.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Clueless

1995. USA. Dir: Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd. 97 min.

 

A high school queen bee devotes her persuasive charms to manipulation, matchmaking, and makeovers in a modern-day take on Jane Austen’s Emma. Quintessentially ‘90s and delectably ditzy, Heckerling’s witty dialogue (and accuracy in depicting the terror of LA freeways) has secured Clueless a much-loved place in film history. Think you’ll leave Goldsmith in a bad mood? As if!

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5