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All My Sons

***1949 "A" Film | Double Feature ticket option includes admission to The Spiritualist***Edward G. Robinson gives one of his most affecting performances as successful businessman Joe Keller, grappling... READ MORE

Directed by: Irving Reis

Runtime: 94 mins

Format: 35mm

Blind Spot

***1947 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket option for The Unsuspected & Blind Spot***A perfect example of the ingenious, low-rent glory of "B" movies. Veteran Columbia star... READ MORE

Directed by: Robert Gordon

Runtime: 73 mins

Format: 35mm

The Blue Dahlia

***1946 "A" Film | 1946 Double Feature ticket option includes admission to Strange Impersonation***The only original screenplay penned by the legendary detective story writer was crafted under deadlin... READ MORE

Directed by: George Marshall

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: 35mm

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Bodyguard

***1948 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for I Walk Alone & Bodyguard***Hollywood's biggest badass is back! Legendary lawbreaker Lawrence Tierney is cast as an insubordina... READ MORE

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Runtime: 62 mins

Format: 35mm

Conflict

***1945 "A" Film | 1945 Double Feature ticket option includes admission to Escape in the Fog***One of Humphrey Bogart's rarest films has the legendary actor as a scheming wife-killer (Rose Hobart... READ MORE

Runtime: 86 mins

Format: 35mm

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

***Wed, 8/15 9:30pm - In Japanese with English subtitles | Thu, 8/16 7pm - Dubbed in English with 15 mins of behind-the-scene footage***Caught up in a world of dreams, lost in the cruelty of reality.W... READ MORE

Directed by: Shinichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura

Runtime: 114 mins

Format: DCP

Devil in a Blue Dress

***Opening Night | Carl Franklin in person for a post-film Q&A***Denzel Washington stars as "Easy" Rawlins, a WWII veteran in Los Angeles who picks up some freelance detective work searching for a... READ MORE

Directed by: Carl Franklin

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: 35mm

Escape in the Fog

***1945 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a 1945 Double Feature Ticket for Conflict & Escape in the Fog***An army nurse (Nina Foch) is terrified by a fog-shrouded dream in which she witnesses a tr... READ MORE

Directed by: Oscar “Budd” Boetticher

Runtime: 65 mins

Format: 35mm

I Walk Alone

***1948 "A" Film | Double Feature ticket option includes admission for Bodyguard***Burt Lancaster plays Prohibition era bootlegger Frankie Madison, who gets out of prison after 14 years to find his fo... READ MORE

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: DCP

I Was a Shoplifter

***1950 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for The Man Who Cheated Himself & I Was a Shoplifter***Cop Scott Brady agrees to go undercover to shadow shoplifter Mona Freeman,... READ MORE

Directed by: Charles Lamont

Runtime: 74 mins

Format: 35mm

Johnny Guitar

Picked by Justin, ProjectionistOn the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna (Joan Crawford) owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid (Scott Brady) and his g... READ MORE

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: 35mm

Luis and the Aliens

Presented by Viva PicturesWith his father obsessed with finding proof of extra-terrestrial life, 12-year-old Luis does his best to take care of the house and lead a normal life. Unfortunately the negl... READ MORE

Directed by: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein

Runtime: 83 mins

Format: DCP

The Man Who Cheated Himself

***1950 "A" Film | Double Feature ticket option includes admission to I Was a Shoplifter***Veteran San Francisco cop Ed Cullen (Lee J. Cobb, in a rare subdued mode) slips into a moral morass when his... READ MORE

Directed by: Felix E. Feist

Runtime: 81 mins

Format: 35mm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare's most beloved creations. The frolicking tale of lovesick young aristocrats, energetic but inept rustics, and mischievous woodland spirits is a staple o... READ MORE

Directed by: Casey Wilder Mott

Runtime: 110 mins

Format: DCP

Nico, 1988

Playing August 10th-16thNICO, 1988 features a tour de force performance from Trine Dyrholm's as the aging Nico (aka Christa Päffgen), interpreting rather than impersonating the famed singer-songwriter... READ MORE

Directed by: Susanna Nicchiarelli

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

One False Move

***Opening Night | Film to be introduced by Director Carl Franklin ***Carl Franklin's feature film debut is both a powerful crime drama and a gritty, unvanished rumination on race and class in the Ame... READ MORE

Directed by: Carl Franklin

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: 35mm

Rocky Horror Picture Show

This notorious horror parody — a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things — tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after... READ MORE

Directed by: Jim Sharman

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: 35mm

The Room

This “electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies” stars (and was directed, written and produced by) the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, and has been a cult favorite in LA since... READ MORE

Directed by: Tommy Wiseau

Runtime: 99 mins

Format: 35mm

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

Opens August 10thSCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante,... READ MORE

Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: DCP

The Spiritualist

***1949 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a Double Feature ticket for All My Sons & The Spiritualist***A phony medium (Turhan Bey, in a supremely slippery performance) convinces a gullible widow t... READ MORE

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: 35mm

Strange Impersonation

***1946 "B" Film | CLICK HERE to purchase a 1946 Double Feature ticket for The Blue Dhalia & Strange Impersonation***There's no point in trying to summarize the plot. More craziness is stuffed int... READ MORE

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Runtime: 68 mins

Format: 35mm

Summer of '84

For 15-year-old Davey (Graham Verchere), the thought of having a serial killer in his suburban town circa the 1980s is a scary yet exciting prospect at the start of a lazy summer. In hormonal overdriv... READ MORE

Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: DCP

Three Identical Strangers

CLICK HERE for an Exclusive Music Box Interview with Director Tim WardleTim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told.Th... READ MORE

Directed by: Tim Wardle

Runtime: 96 mins

Format: DCP

The Unsuspected

***1947 "A" Film | Double Feature ticket option includes admission to Blind Spot***When the secretary of a popular radio personality (Claude Rains) commits suicide, the commentator uses his considerab... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: 35mm

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