Calendar

Apr
19
Thu
VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010 death metal-fueled medieval odyssey Valhalla Rising.

For years, the mysterious One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) has been forced to fight in brutal combat for the entertainment of his evil captors, never once falling to defeat. Alone and scarred, his only friend is a young boy who brings him food and water. However, after escaping his imprisonment on a Viking ship, One Eye soon discovers there are even worse evils outside of his cage. After he and his new companions discover another civilization filled with terrible cruelty, One Eye finds the inspiration to atone for his past acts of brutality, and risk being an avenger for humanity and righteousness.

This ruthless, one of a kind tale takes audiences you on a violent, hallucinatory journey through 11th-century Scandinavia, fog-drenched seas, and a harsh and often nightmarish New World.

Tuesday, April 17 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, April 19 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

“Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence, and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s lens filters.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club 

“The breathtaking digital photography and an atmospheric electronic score sustain the mood, and for those who see this savage journey through to the end, there are riches aplenty.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out

“It feels like a Black Sabbath song come to visual life.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 19 @ 4:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010 death metal-fueled medieval odyssey Valhalla Rising.

For years, the mysterious One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) has been forced to fight in brutal combat for the entertainment of his evil captors, never once falling to defeat. Alone and scarred, his only friend is a young boy who brings him food and water. However, after escaping his imprisonment on a Viking ship, One Eye soon discovers there are even worse evils outside of his cage. After he and his new companions discover another civilization filled with terrible cruelty, One Eye finds the inspiration to atone for his past acts of brutality, and risk being an avenger for humanity and righteousness.

This ruthless, one of a kind tale takes audiences you on a violent, hallucinatory journey through 11th-century Scandinavia, fog-drenched seas, and a harsh and often nightmarish New World.

Tuesday, April 17 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, April 19 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

“Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence, and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s lens filters.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club 

“The breathtaking digital photography and an atmospheric electronic score sustain the mood, and for those who see this savage journey through to the end, there are riches aplenty.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out

“It feels like a Black Sabbath song come to visual life.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010 death metal-fueled medieval odyssey Valhalla Rising.

For years, the mysterious One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) has been forced to fight in brutal combat for the entertainment of his evil captors, never once falling to defeat. Alone and scarred, his only friend is a young boy who brings him food and water. However, after escaping his imprisonment on a Viking ship, One Eye soon discovers there are even worse evils outside of his cage. After he and his new companions discover another civilization filled with terrible cruelty, One Eye finds the inspiration to atone for his past acts of brutality, and risk being an avenger for humanity and righteousness.

This ruthless, one of a kind tale takes audiences you on a violent, hallucinatory journey through 11th-century Scandinavia, fog-drenched seas, and a harsh and often nightmarish New World.

Tuesday, April 17 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, April 19 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

“Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence, and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s lens filters.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club 

“The breathtaking digital photography and an atmospheric electronic score sustain the mood, and for those who see this savage journey through to the end, there are riches aplenty.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out

“It feels like a Black Sabbath song come to visual life.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

VALHALLA RISING: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 19 @ 9:15 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically auteur films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 17th, 18th, and 19th, join us for his visually stunning, and brutally beautiful, 2010 death metal-fueled medieval odyssey Valhalla Rising.

For years, the mysterious One Eye (Mads Mikkelsen) has been forced to fight in brutal combat for the entertainment of his evil captors, never once falling to defeat. Alone and scarred, his only friend is a young boy who brings him food and water. However, after escaping his imprisonment on a Viking ship, One Eye soon discovers there are even worse evils outside of his cage. After he and his new companions discover another civilization filled with terrible cruelty, One Eye finds the inspiration to atone for his past acts of brutality, and risk being an avenger for humanity and righteousness.

This ruthless, one of a kind tale takes audiences you on a violent, hallucinatory journey through 11th-century Scandinavia, fog-drenched seas, and a harsh and often nightmarish New World.

Tuesday, April 17 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Wednesday, April 18 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
Thursday, April 19 – 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

“Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence, and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s lens filters.” – Scott Tobias, AV Club 

“The breathtaking digital photography and an atmospheric electronic score sustain the mood, and for those who see this savage journey through to the end, there are riches aplenty.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out

“It feels like a Black Sabbath song come to visual life.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

Apr
22
Sun
THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

Apr
23
Mon
THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 2:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR

Apr
24
Tue
THE NEON DEMON: The Films of Nicolas Winding Refn
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm

This month’s The Directors series features the stylish, intense, polarizing, and unapologetically avant garde films of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn . On April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, join us for his most recent feature film, the 2016 candy-colored nightmare The Neon Demon.

A mesmerizing art film that might best be described as the twisted love child of Showgirls and The Holy Mountain, Refn’s mind-bender is a surreal and symbol-heavy social critique – although there is a narrative to the glossy, shocking proceedings. Jesse (a remarkable Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles just after her 16th birthday to launch a career as a model. After an agency director tells the waifish and naive teen that she has the qualities to become a top star, Jesse soon finds herself surrounded by all the shimmering beauty, excess, eccentricities, and duplicity of the Los Angeles glamour scene, including a doting admirer who may have more than friendship on her mind (Jena Malone); a seedy motel manager (Keanu Reeves; a salacious photographer; and ruthless and competitive vixens who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

A polarizing blitzkrieg of sight and sound that suggests Under the Skin as envisioned by Stanley Kubrick and the editors of Vogue, complemented perfectly by a Cannes-nominated soundtrack by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon found itself on quite a number of Top 10 Films of the Year lists, while continuing to spark debate as to whether or not it’s a cautionary tale for those who prefer their lessons ripe with metaphor and a touch of ambiguity, or a self-indulgent exercise in shock and awe. We say – why can’t it be both?

Tuesday, April 22 – 5:30pm, 8pm
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Thursday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

“Refn is hardly the first moviemaker to find a link between supermodels and scary monsters, but he may be the most style-minded one to make the connection. Imagine an issue of Vogue with Maleficent as guest editor.” – Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“The Neon Demon is a voluptuous provocation, a stylish free-fall down a gonzo rabbit hole that is as entrancing as it is maddening.” – Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

“Archly silly, quotable, visually hypnotic, and perfectly suited for repeat viewings. On first watch, the film is bizarre, hallucinatory, shockingly gruesome. A second watch unlocks the dumb-clever charms of Refn’s script.” – Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service 

“Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence!  And what style!” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 

“The mesmeric pull of The Neon Demon cannot be denied. It lures you in for the kill..” – Scott Tobias, NPR