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Schedule of Public Screenings

Charlie Chaplin with movie camera.  Announcement that screenings are open to the public and that admission is free.

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Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 - 7PM

Easy Rider poster featuring two choppers traveling down a highway.

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
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Easy Rider

(d Dennis Hopper, 1969, USA) 95 min. -- Rated R

A man went looking for America and couldn't find it anywhere...

The tale of a search for freedom in a conformist and corrupt America, starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson. Bolstered by a soundtrack that features Steppenwolf, the Bryds, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, this independent counter-culture film helped herald a new age in Hollywood. 

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Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 - 7PM

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Hairspray

(d John Waters, 1988, US), 92 mins. -- Rated PG

The world was a mess, but their hair was perfect!

In 1962, Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) wants nothing more than to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local rock n'roll television program. The show relies on Black music, but doesn't allow Black teens to dance on camera. Tracy becomes a regular and challenges segregation. This campy comedy inspired a remake, a Broadway musical adaptation, and a live TV broadcast. With Divine, Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, and Debbie Harry.

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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 - 7PM

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A Hard Day's Night

(d  Richard Lester, 1964. UK) 87 min. -- Rated G

In this classic, which Roger Ebert described as "joyous and original," The Beatles - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr - struggle to keep themselves and McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance. Smart and irreverent, the film is directed with energy and exuberance. 

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Wednesday, Feb. 19. 2020 - 7PM

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Quadrophenia

(d Franc Roddam, 1979, UK) 120 mins. -- Rated R

Set against the soundtrack of The Who's 1973 concept album Quadrophenia, Phil Daniels plays working-class Jimmy, a drug-induced Mod who hates his job and is misunderstood by his parents. But by night, he comes alive with his pills and his scooter-riding friends. The film also features Sting, from the rock group The Police, in one of his first film roles. 

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 - 7PM

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Rockers

(d Ted Bafaloukos, 1978, US/Jamaica) 100 mins. 

Making it in the music business in Kingston, Jamaica, is hard, and nobody knows it better than the unemployed drummer Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace). Despite his talent, he earns precious little for his music and is obliged to try hustling vinyl records on the side. After some members of the local Mafia steal his motorbike, he and his friends (reggae artists Burning Spear, Big Youth, and Jacob Miller) concoct a daring scheme to get it back.  

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7PM

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Super Fly

(d Gordon Parks, Jr., 1972, US) 91 mins. -- Rated R

This briskly paced and stylish film, a classic of the era, contains one of the greatest soundtracks of all time - written, produced, arranged, and performed by Curtis Mayfield. Often misinterpreted as a film that glorifies crime, it is actually the grim story of Youngblood Priest (Ron O'Neal), a flashy pusher, who realizes it’s a dead end life. Seeking a way out, he devises a plan for one final score. Mayfield’s masterful music provides thought provoking and insightful social commentary. 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 7PM

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Linda Linda Linda 

(d Nobuhiro Yamashita, 2005, Japan) 114mins. -- Rated PG

In this crowd-pleasing comedy of everyday life, guitarist Kei (Yu Kashii), drummer Kyoko (Aki Maeda), and bassist Nozumi (Shiori Sekine) are forced to recruit a new lead vocalist for their band. They choose Korean exchange student Son (Bae Doo-Na) though her comprehension of Japanese is minimal. It's a race against time as the group has three days to learn three tunes for their high school festival's concert.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 7PM

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Bandits

(d Katja von Garner, 1997, Germany) 110 mins. 

A celebration of liberated sisterhood and the rebellious, anarchic spirit of youth that animates the best of rock-and-roll. A female quartet in prison uses music to escape their surroundings...then they really do escape! Starring Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz and Jutta Hoffmann.

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Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 - 7PM

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains                              

(d Lou Adler, 1982, US) , 87 mins. -- Rated R

A favorite of the Riot Grrrl movement, this film stars Diane Lane as Corinne Burns, a troubled teenager living in a dead-end town. Bewitched by the punk scene, she, forms a band called the Stains with her cousin (Laura Dern) and sister (Marin Kanter). They quickly develop a devoted fan base of equally rebellious girls. Paul Cook and Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and Fee Waybill of The Tubes are featured in the film. 

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Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020 - 7PM

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No One Knows About Persian Cats

(d Bahman Gjobadi, 2009, Iran) 106 mins. -- Rated NR

This feature explores Tehran's underground music scene of rock and rap, a dangerous pursuit since Western music is illegal. After serving prison time for performing in public, a young couple Negar (Negar Shaghaghi) and Ashkan (Ashkan Koshanejad), immerse themselves further into music, playing in secret venues as they plan to escape to Europe. But first they need to find a rhythm section and fake passports. 

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Wednesday, Apr 15 ,2020 - 7PM

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Streets of Fire

(d Walter Hill, 1984, US) 99 min. -- Rate PG

Veteran director Walter Hill combines the musical, film noir, thriller, and comedy in this stylish cult classic that original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder. Raven (Willem Dafoe) and his gang of merciless biker friends, kidnaps rock singer Ellen Aim (Diane Lane). Soldier-for-hire Tom Cody (Michael Paré) and his partner McCoy (Amy Madigan) battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back. 

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Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020 - 7PM

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Sing Street

(John Carney, 2016, Ireland) 106 mins. -- Rated PG-13

With the recession hitting people hard in Dublin during the 80s, 15-year-old Conor is moved from his private school to a tough inner-city alternative. He tries to impress his crush, Raphina (Lucy Boynton), by asking her to be in his band's music video. Problem is he doesn't have a band...yet. 

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Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2020 - 7 PM

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Patti Cake$

(d Geremy Jasper, 2017, US), 109 mins

In this coming-of-age story set Jersey, an unlikely rapper (Danielle Macdonald) finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend. It is first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats. 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7 PM

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Hearts Beat Loud

(d Nick Offerman 2018, US) 97 min. -- Rated PG-13

Single dad Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery. Also stars Toni Collette, Blythe Danner, and Ted Danson. 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 7 PM

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BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul 

(d Son Sung Deuk, 2019, Korea), 113 mins -- Rated G 

Co-sponsored by BTS Galaxy 

Shot at the Olympic Stadium in August of 2018, this concert film celebrates the unprecedented global phenomenon of Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS). Shot with 42 cameras, the film captures the excitement and energy of the world's biggest pop group. A warning to the uninitiated: the theater audience may be as raucous as those on screen!

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