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Thursday, November 19, 2015, 8 p.m.

Stray Dog

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere. Ron “Stray Dog” Hall lives in southern Missouri where he owns and operates the At Ease RV Park. After seven years of living with four small dogs as his only companions, he is adjusting to life with his wife, Alicia . . .

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Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8 p.m.

Theeb

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere. 1916, the other side of Lawrence of Arabia—While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 8 p.m.

Far From Vietnam

Dryden Theatre

Here and Elsewhere. Incensed by the Vietnam War, Chris Marker assembled an international consortium of auteurs, as well as more than 150 other artists, intellectuals, technicians, and friends to produce a “film-manifesto” that would affirm, by the exercise of their craft, solidarity with the...

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Friday, November 27, 2015, 8 p.m.

Me and the Boys + Bachelor's Affairs

Dryden Theatre

UCLA Festival of Preservation. British-born Victor Saville—a contemporary of Alfred Hitchcock at Gaumont—directed this early “soundie” featuring an American cast, including Estelle Brody who croons “Mean to Me” and “My Suppressed Desire” with alluring panache. Although uncredited, the “hot” jazz sound of Chicago’s...

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Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8 p.m.

Pulp Fiction

Dryden Theatre

Quentin and Uma. Quentin Tarantino’s expansive follow-up to the hyper-cool Reservoir Dogs earned him the highest prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Pulp Fiction has since become a cultural phenomenon, revitalizing the structure of narrative cinema, introducing ever-familiar characters...

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Sunday, November 29, 2015, 2 p.m.

The Clock

Dryden Theatre

Vincente and Judy. Country-boy soldier Robert Walker is on a two-day pass in the big city when he meets office girl Judy Garland. In almost no time they realize they were made for each other, but doing anything about it sets up one obstacle after another. This charming love story, director Minnelli’s...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 8 p.m.

Show People

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays. Marion Davies shines in this spirited comedy about a country girl breaking into the movies (something Davies herself had considerable help with). 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 8 p.m.

People's War + Scenes From a Class Struggle in Portugal

Dryden Theatre

Here and Elsewhere. Formed in December 1967 as the New Left’s propaganda arm, Newsreel produced and distributed dozens of films documenting the anti-war, student, and black liberation movements, while simultaneously exposing stateside audiences to films from the decolonizing world, particularly Vietnam and Cuba...

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Thursday, December 3, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Long Voyage Home

Dryden Theatre

UCLA Festival of Preservation. “The powers and fascinations of director John Ford and playwright Eugene O’Neill are happily met in this 1940 feature . . .

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Friday, December 4, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Big Broadcast

Dryden Theatre

UCLA Festival of Preservation. “In the late 1920s, the talkies introduced a wave of all-star revues, such as MGM’s The Hollywood Revue of 1929 and Warner Bros.’s The Show of Shows (1929), which were inspired by the boisterous spirit of vaudeville . . .

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Saturday, December 5, 2015, 8 p.m.

Kill Bill: Vol. I

Dryden Theatre

Quentin and Uma. By the time Quentin Tarantino approached Kill Bill: Vol 1, he had tackled and mastered the gangster and Blaxploitation genres. The Kill Bill saga combines the samurai, kung fu, and yakuza genres to construct a hyper-stylized modern take, which refreshingly...

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Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2 p.m.

Ziegfeld Follies

Dryden Theatre

Vincente and Judy. William Powell, once again as Florenz Ziegfeld, looks down from the heavens and orchestrates a grand Technicolor musical-comedy review in the tradition of his glorious stage shows. The magnificent assemblage of MGM contract performers includes Judy...

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 8 p.m.

Far From Poland

Dryden Theatre

Here and Elsewhere. In Jill Godmilow’s Far From Poland, reenactment, melodrama, and self-reflexive address complicate our understanding of truth in documentary. Inspired by her experiences in Poland shortly after the start of the solidarity movement . . .

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Thursday, December 10, 2015, 8 p.m.

Spring Night, Summer Night

Dryden Theatre

UCLA Festival of Preservation. “Director J.L. Anderson’s remarkable first—and only—feature, Spring Night, Summer Night has been claiming the attentions of a growing number of critics as it has gradually emerged from a decades-long obscurity. . . . Shot on location in rural southeastern Ohio, its rolling hills shimmering in eddies...

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Friday, December 11, 2015, 8 p.m.

Her Sister's Secret

Dryden Theatre

UCLA Festival of Preservation. “Her Sister’s Secret is a melodrama of two sisters, one of whom has a child out of wedlock, the other unable to have children but willing to adopt, leading to a conflict that Bertolt Brecht would later rework in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The film demonstrates an uncommon flair for the complicated...

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Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8 p.m.

Kill Bill: Vol. II

Dryden Theatre

Quentin and Uma. Roger Ebert wrote, “Put the two parts together, and Tarantino has made a masterful saga that celebrates the martial arts genre while kidding it, loving it, and transcending it.” Originally conceived as one film and divided for length, the Kill Bill saga follows a former assassin bride who is violently...

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Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2 p.m.

The Pirate

Dryden Theatre

Vincente and Judy. On a Caribbean Island in the 1820s, native girl Judy Garland fantasizes about a notorious pirate named Macoco, whom strolling minstrel Gene Kelly impersonates to win her heart. Minnelli’s lavish, old-fashioned MGM musical is dripping with lush color, festooned with magnificent sets and costumes...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 8 p.m.

Snow White

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays. Paramount Pictures’ first special Christmas release was this legendary and long-thought-lost version of Snow White starring Marguerite Clark, who had played the part on Broadway. Clark’s popularity in the 1910s rivaled Mary Pickford’s . . .

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