The Music of Chance (1993 / 98 minutes) James Spader and Mandy Patinkin are gamblers out of their league forced to pay off their gaming debts by building a wall made of stones. Co-stars M. Emmet Walsh, Charles Durning, Joel Grey, Samantha Mathis and Chris Penn. Directed by Philip Haas. Based on the novel by Paul Auster.
All I Desire (1953 / 79 minutes) Actress Barbara Stanwyck stops over in the smalltown she left behind ten years before to visit the family she deserted and weigh her choices. Directed by Douglas Sirk.
The Red House (1947 / 100 minutes) Delmer Daves directs this rural, noir psychodrama with supernatural overtones starring Edward G. Robinson as a one-legged farmer trying to control the urges of his teenaged daughter.
Brother Orchid (1940 / 88 minutes) After an assassination attempt orchestrated by new mobster king-pin Humphrey Bogart, aging racketeer Edward G. Robinson reinvents himself as a monk. With Ann Sothern and Ralph Bellamy.
Vibrations (1967 / 75 minutes) A writer, moonlighting as a typist, moves into a New York apartment with her up-tight sister and is drawn to the secret cult next door. Directed by Joseph W. Sarno.
Fluctuations (1970 / 70 minutes) Grindhouse avant-garde stream of consciousness sexploitation directed by Joel Landwehr.
Submission (1969 / 73 minutes) A ménage a trois leads to a robbery plot, sexual confusion and unexpected double crosses in Allen Savage’s movie.
Carny (1980 / 107 minutes) Eighteen year old Jodie Foster runs away from home and takes up with two carnival hustlers played by Gary Busey and Robbie Robertson. With Meg Foster, Kenneth McMillan and Elisha Cook Jr. Music by Alex North.
Girl on the Run (1953) Offbeat noir murder mystery set at a burlesque show on the midway. Features Frank Albertson and, in his big screen debut, Steve McQueen.
Dementia (1955 / 56 minutes) A nightmarish, dialogue-free film noir, with an amazing George Antheil score, follows a gamin though the shadowy streets of Venice Beach, California. The only film from director John Parker.
Freud (1962 / 120 minutes) Director John Huston biopic casts Montgomery Clift as the famous Viennese psychoanalyst and follows him from 1885-90 as he formulates his theories of the Oedipus complex. Based on a screenplay by Jean-Paul Sartre. Photographed by Douglas Slocombe.
* * * * Two silent movies directed by Tod Browning with live musical accompaniment from Lincoln vs. The Moon (Jen Lightfoot and Ed Dymek) * * * *
The Unknown (1927 / 63 minutes) Wanted murderer Lon Chaney poses as “Alonzo the Armless Wonder.” Falling in love with unstable and phobic Joan Crawford, he becomes enraged when a strongman becomes romantic rival, setting the stage for an unforgettable Grand Guignol climax.
The Unholy Three (1925 / 86 minutes) A sideshow ventriloquist (Lon Chaney), a little person (Harry Earles), and strongman (Victor McLaglen) flee the carny life and form a perverse crime family operating out of a pet shop. Based on a novel by Tod Robbins, the author of “Spurs” the story that inspired Browning’s movie Freaks.
Pericles on 31st Street (1962 / 60 minutes) A young Sam Peckinpah directed this entry in “The Dick Powell Show,” based on the novel by Harry Mark Petrakis. Features Theodore Bikel, Carroll O’Connor and Arthur O’Connell.
The Man with Two Heads (1972 / 80 minutes) Writer/director Andy Milligan’s chaotic, angry and insane version of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” shot on location in England.
Rienzi – Der Letzte Der Tribunen [Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes] (2010 / 156 minutes) Philipp Stolzl and Christian Baier’s revision of Richard Wagner’s infrequently performed third opera (1842) about civil war in Rome. From the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Admission is FREE to all screenings. Screenings are continuous from 8pm.