le-grand-amour-pierre-etaixPierre Etaix is on the prowl after his sexy new secretary, which is unfortunate since, you know, he’s married and all that. Not since Keaton’s Seven Chances has the sacred institution of marriage been skewered so hilariously and beautifully as it is in Le Grand Amour, the next installment of the Trylon’s Pierre Etaix series. Don’t miss this strange little masterpiece, showing with the short “Happy Anniversary”, now playing tonight through Sunday at the Trylon, 7 & 9 Friday and Saturday, Sunday at 5 & 7. Tickets available here!

 

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As part of our Howard Hawks: America’s Greatest Director? series continuing at the gorgeous Heights Theatre, we bring you 1932’s Scarface, aka Shame of the Nation! Paul Muni is outstanding as the vicious (and vile) gangster, and sexy Ann Dvorak is on hand to play his sister, Cesca, who is perhaps just a little too close to her brother.

This is a fairly rare screening, on beautiful 35mm, with the Heights’ famous organ music welcoming you as you take your seat. You’ve seen Al Pacino overact his way through almost three hours of Scarface, check out the brutal, and swift, original!

One screening tonight at 7:30. Tickets available here and at the Heights box office.

The_History_of_Future_Folk_Yes, friends, our partners at Sound Unseen are bringing you not one but two screenings tonight! At 7:00, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which “documents the relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic. With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, utilizing a tapestry of live action and multiple styles of animation, the film blurs the line between narrative, documentary, and experimental film.” With music by Flying Lotus, this is one not to miss! Tickets available here and at the Trylon box office.

And at the 9:00 hour, The History of Future Folk touches down, a sort-of Flight of the Conchords meets low-budget sci-fi adventure. Tickets are available here and at the Trylon box office.

 

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Something called Gyaos are attacking Earth… again. Only now they’re Hyper Gyaos. The turtle-like creature Gamera is the only one who can kill them, and does, with the collateral damage being over 20,000 people dead, most of whom were crushed in a subway. So the Japanese government orders the destruction of Gamera. But what about those Hyper Gyaos?

A girl whose parents were killed in the subway mashing becomes a close personal friend of a giant egg in her village, which hatches into a tentacled creature that she names Iris. The young girl wants this Iris to grow up and murder Gamera. Well, this creature instead gets big, swallows the girl, and, using the young lady’s anger and hatred, begins to destroy the world , and does so with relish.

Well, the government gets involved, there’s a conspiracy involving these Hyper Gyaos, and you get some of the most awesome and potentially inspiring monster battles ever committed to virtual celluloid. Do not miss this epic Kaiju flick, the very last from the Toho Studios! Shows Monday and Tuesday at the Trylon, 7:00 & 9:00 in the PM. Buy your tickets here!

“There are many words that describe Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris. The words ‘magnificent’ and ‘amazing’ just barely scratch the surface. Yes, these are strong words, but do they really suit this film? The answer is a resounding yes! Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris is pure cinematic gold.” –“The Godzilla”, TohoKingdom.com

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Opening as an homage to silent films that puts The Artist to shame,  moving through generations, and a celebration of the circus life that he so adored, Yoyo is Pierre Etaix’s masterpiece. Do not miss this heartwarming and hilarious movie, in which the auteur plays both father and son. The father, a bored millionaire, yearns for a life under the big top. When the stock market wipes out his income, he is blissfully free to pursue his dream. And so he does, raising a son who becomes the famous clown Yoyo. Yoyo eventually becomes a hero in war, a star of the silver screen, and then buys back his late father’s crumbling estate. A film of joy and beauty.

Yoyo screens this weekend at the Trylon, Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and 9:00, and Sunday at 5:00 and 7:00. Tickets are available here.