THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Opens Friday, August 10 | Rated R
A loving couple, a few lost monsters and a sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania sing and dance through a campy, sloppy salute to horror movies and sexual liberation. Bring your sense of humor. And some toast. An audience participation film.
Opens Saturday | Rated R
In this electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies, Johnny is a successful banker with a great respect for -- and dedication to -- the people in his life, especially his future wife, Lisa. As the film depicts friendships and relationships in the lives of its five major characters, it raises life's real and most-asked question: "Can you really trust anyone?" A midnight cult sensation, this quirky black comedy has been running for over 6 years in Los Angeles.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS MARATHON
Opens Saturday, August 18 | Rated PG13
All three of the classic Lord of the Rings films in one spectacular event!
Opens Saturday | 2 hrs 14 min | Rated G
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, "never been south of 125th Street", and refuses to move out and on with her life.
REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA
Opens Saturday, August 4 | Rated R
In the not-so-distant future when an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet, scientists gear for a massive organ harvest. A biotech giant comes up with easy organ payment plans, but all financed organs are subject to legal default, including repossession at the hands of repo men.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Opens Thursday, August 9 | 2 hrs 12 min
Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, Rashomon is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. Toshiro Mifune gives another commanding performance in the eloquent masterwork that revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the world.
Opens Monday, July 30 | Rated R
A young man is drawn into a seamy relationship with a psychotic man and his masochistic girlfriend.
Opens Friday, August 3 | Not Rated
In a noisy, polluted industrial town, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. His only daily diversions are listening to the Lady in the Radiator sing about heaven and indulging his fetishes for insects and dirt. After he is forced to marry his pregnant, spastic girlfriend, a premature mutated baby is born, and Henry is left alone to face the trials of single parenthood.
500 DAYS OF SUMMER
Opens Saturday, August 11 | Rated PG13
When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days "together" to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
Opens Saturday, August 11 | Rated R
Essentially a prequel to Lynch and Mark Frost's daring TV series Twin Peaks, focusing on the events during the last week in the life of Laura Palmer, a troubled small-town teenage girl with two boyfriends; the hot-tempered rebel Bobby Briggs and quiet biker James Hurley, worsening addictions to drug and sex, and a difficult relationship with her possibly schizophrenic father.
Opens Tuesday, August 14 | Rated R
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Opens Thursday, August 16 | 1 hr 26 min | Not Rated
In a world where ninjas dream of being rock stars and rock stars dream of being ninjas, a martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.
COWBOY BEPOP: THE MOVIE
Opens Friday, August 17
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.
Opens Sunday, August 19 | Rated R
A woman, known only as Rita, is involved in a car crash on Mulholland Drive, in Hollywood California, with two men, who are apparently evil. In the crash, the two men die, but Rita escapes. She remembers nothing afterwards, not even her name.
WILD AT HEART
Opens Wednesday, August 22 | 2 hrs 4 min | Rated R
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
NEKROMANTIK DOUBLE FEATURE
Opens Monday, August 27
On Monday, August 17th, The Frida Cinema and HorrorBuzz invite you to delve into the annals of extreme international horror cinema with a double feature of two of the most notorious gorefests to ever (dis)grace the silver screen. Years before fellow film provocateurs Gasper Noé, Tom Six, and Lars von Trier waged cinematic war against our senses, German filmmaker Jörg Buttgereit released Nekromantik (1987) and its sequel Nekromantik 2 (1991), two twisted low-budget schlockers that were praised in Berlin upon release - until Germany (and several other countries) banned the films amid widespread scandal. Now, thanks to the good folks at the American Genre Film Archive, these landmark films have been digitally restored, and will be presented uncut on the big screen, back-to-back, one night only!
ISLE OF DOGS
Opens Friday, August 3 | 1 hr 41 min | Rated PG-13
In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.
Opens Friday, August 24
In this gruesome but fun exercise in low-budget horror filmmaking, Herbert West is a brilliant young university scientist with a less than brilliant agenda. Having developed a glowing green potion that is capable of "re-animating" the dead, he begins to experiment on human corpses, but quickly learns that his test subjects become uncontrollable, violent zombies when revived. And when Dr. Hill, the opportunistic school dean, is accidentally killed ? and subsequently re-animated ? the situation quickly spirals out of control for West and Dan Cain, his straight-arrow roommate and de facto partner. A battle of wits ? and ghouls ? ensues as the single-minded West and the disembodied head of Hill vie for the re-animating agent, with Cain's comely young girlfriend stuck in the middle.