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Friday, June 1 Thursday, June 7
Premiere Revival! Brand New Print!
Songs of angst and rebellion from The Whos landmark album Quadrophenia buzz like a chainsaw in the background as Jimmy, a young Englishman, struggles to make sense of his short, troubled life. Dejected and demoralized, he meets Ace Face (popstar Sting in his film debut), a tough, cocky gang member. Quickly becoming embroiled in a sordid world of drugs, sex and violence (Mods vs. Rockers), a fire of anger and revolt is ignited within Jimmy, but it will be a chance meeting that will finally shatter his fragile world. A smashing mixture of the real and the surreal and one of the 70s best films, Quadrophenia comes to the Roxie in a beautiful, brand new 35mm print courtesy of the fine folks at Rhino. Soundtrack highlights include "The Real Me," "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere," and the all time Who classic, "My Generation." Starring Phil Daniels, Mark Wingett, Philip Davis, Leslie Ash. Directed by Franc Roddam. In Color. 35mm. 115 mins. 1979. Great Britain. NIGHTLY at 7:00 and 9:30; SAT, SUN and WED matinees at 2:00 and 4:30.
" CRITIC'S PICK: Required viewing for music fans and cinephiles alike"
Friday, June 8
Genghis Blues The now legendary,
Academy Award nominated documentary about blind San Francisco blues singer Paul
Pena who travels to Tuva, a remote area near Outer Mongolia to participate in
a Tuvan throat singing competition. Pena not only taught himself this difficult
and ancient art, but the Tuvan language as well. His performance alongside Tuvan
"superstar" Kongar-ol Ondar is nothing short of miraculous. Genghis
Blues is a film about exploration
and friendship. It is the story of a man whose struggle in life is not defined
by conformity and rules but by an unquenchable curiosity and love of music.
Produced by Roko and Adrian Belic. Directed by Roko Belic. In Color. 35mm. 88
mins. 1999. FRI at 6:00, 8:00
The now legendary, Academy Award nominated documentary about blind San Francisco blues singer Paul Pena who travels to Tuva, a remote area near Outer Mongolia to participate in a Tuvan throat singing competition. Pena not only taught himself this difficult and ancient art, but the Tuvan language as well. His performance alongside Tuvan "superstar" Kongar-ol Ondar is nothing short of miraculous. Genghis Blues is a film about exploration and friendship. It is the story of a man whose struggle in life is not defined by conformity and rules but by an unquenchable curiosity and love of music. Produced by Roko and Adrian Belic. Directed by Roko Belic. In Color. 35mm. 88 mins. 1999. FRI at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00.
Saturday, June 9
Latcho Drom is an intoxicating musical journey that traces the historical path of the Gypsies (the Rom people, also called gitane, haleb, tsigane and bohemian). The journey begins in India, following a family riding across the sesert as a young boy sings a gypsy melody. We are then introduced to songs, dances and customs of the countries we traverse during this migration. The treasures of Gypsy heritage throughout the world, from India to Spain, make for an exceptional musical palette, and <>Latcho Drom is the first film ever to give a panoramic view of the extraordinary variety of the Roms songs, music and dances. Whether the Gypsy violins are from Turkey, Romania, Egypt or India, they all seem to play one single melody: that of the history of a people whose sole destiny is to travel. Featuring Gypsy musicians from India, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France and Spain. Written and directed by Tony Gatlif. In Color. 35mm scope. 103 mins. 1996. FRANCE. SAT at 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:15.
Sunday, June 10
Singin in the Rain
Arguably one of Hollywoods greatest musical comedies, Singin in the Rain is also one of the most biting satires ever produced about Hollywood itself. If youve only seen the musical highlights, then you owe it to yourself to see this indelible classic in its entirety on the big screen! "The catchiest tunes, the liveliest choreography, the most engaging performances and the most hilarious jokes of any musical!"Leslie Halliwell. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald OConnor and Debbie Reynolds. Directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen. In Color. 35mm. 102 mins. 1952. SUN at 3:45 and 7:30.
The typical plot complication of mistaken identities so often employed in 30s musicals is given a bawdy new twist in this delightful and seldom revived comedy gem. The Busby Berkeleyish numbers earned choreographer Dave Gould an Oscar for dance direction. Starring Maurice Chevalier, Merle Oberon, Ann Sothern, Eric Blore. Directed by Roy del Ruth. B&W. 16mm. 86 mins. 1935. SUN at 2:00, 5:45 and 9:30. The Roxie Birthday Party Bash happens at the 7:30 showing of Singin in the Rain; Free Champagne, Prizes and Surprises! Be Here!
Monday & Tuesday, June 11 & 12
Panic returns to the Roxie where it had its U.S. theatrical premiere last December. Like many 40-somethings in the midst of a mid-life crisis, Alex (played beautifully by the incomparable William H. Macy) seeks the help of a therapist, discussing with him his stagnant marriage, his concern for his precocious six-year-old son and his desire to retire from the family business, which just happens to bekilling people. But its in the waiting room that he discovers a desire for a new lease on life where he connects with a young, bright woman (Neve Campbell). "It takes its place as one of the revelatory viewing experiences of the new year!"Andrew Sarris, New York Observer Also starring Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman, John Ritter. Written and directed by Henry Bromell. In Color. 35mm. 90 mins. 2000. MON & TUE at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00. Check out the website: PANIC
Wednesday, June 13
Nick At Night! A Pair of Brilliant Noir Films From Nicholas Ray!
In A Lonely Place
A bedeviled Hollywood screenwriter begins an affair with beautiful young woman. Hes prone to explosive bursts of anger, but is he capable of murder? A haunting excursion to the bottom of a mans soul. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy. Directed by Nicholas Ray. B&W. 35mm. 91 mins. 1950. WED at 2:30, 6:00 and 9:30.
Bigger Than Life
The unusual theme of drug addiction (by 1950s standards) is given a further twist when a respected teacher becomes hooked on pain killers. One of the periods boldest films, it will be presented in a CinemaScope print. Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau. Directed by Nicholas Ray. In Color. 35mm. 95 mins. 1956. WED at 4:15 and 7:45.
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