THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Opens Wednesday, November 28 | 2 hrs 35 min | Rated R
Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier (Antichrist) returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet. In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murderseach, as he views them, a towering work of artthat define his career as a serial killer. Mixing pitch black humor, transcendent surrealism, and renegade musings on everything from history to architecture to cinema, von Trier fashions a radical, blazingly personal inquiry into violence, art, and the twin acts of creation and destruction. With Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz. Von Triers directors cut, which is the uncensored version that played at Cannes, will open in theaters for one night only on Wednesday, November 28,
PIONEERS: COMEDY AND CAMP
An outrageously stylized adaptation of a notorious play by Oscar Wilde and a short by the instrumental Chaplin collaborator Mabel Normand.
Opens Monday, November 19 | 1 hr 20 min | Not Rated
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decades spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few of the performers in a wildly diverse lineup that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar.
PIONEERS: ALICE GUY BLACHÉ PROGRAM
Opens Saturday, November 24
The first female filmmaker. The first director ever to make a narrative fiction film. Alice Guy Blach was a true pioneer whose essential films touch on issues of womens empowerment, race, and sexuality.
PIONEERS: DOROTHY DAVENPORT PROGRAM (PART 1) - LINDA
Opens Sunday, November 25
Dorothy Davenport Program (Part 1) - Director Dorothy Davenport explores the constraints of women in a patriarchal society in this sensitively handled melodrama about a bright young woman (a striking Helen Foster), in love with a young doctor, but forced by her brutal backwoods father to marry an older man. The Stillwater family lives a stark life in the mountains. The father cuts timber to bring in money while the mother works thanklessly to take care of their many children. Her only relief is their eldest daughter Linda who is a bright but dreaming girl. But Lindas future looks even bleaker when she learns that her father has promised her to a much older man, the harsh head of the local lumber mill, Armstrong Decker.
Opens Monday, November 26 | 2 hrs 7 min
The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war.
PIONEERS: SOCIAL COMMENTARY
Opens Saturday, December 1
Footage shot by Zora Neale Hurston and the first Chinese-American film are showcased in this program exploring how pioneering women filmmakers dealt with the social conditions of the early 1900s.
PIONEERS: LOIS WEBER PROGRAM
Opens Sunday, December 2
One of film historys first auteurs, writer, producer, director, and actress Lois Weber combined daring themes of social justice with pioneering technical breakthroughs in cinematic storytelling.
NO INTENSO AGORA
Opens Monday, December 3 | 2 hrs 7 min
In the Intense Now explores the revolutions of 1968 as they unfolded across four different countries and their political environments: France, Czechoslovakia, China, and Brazil. Narrated in first person by the director, the film reflects on that which is revealed by footage of the French students uprising in May of 1968.
PIONEERS: DOROTHY DAVENPORT PROGRAM (PART 2) - THE RED KIMON
Opens Saturday, December 8
Dorothy Davenport Program (Part2) - THE RED KIMONA is a melodrama about a young girl who is tricked into a life of prostitution, murders her pimp/lover and finds redemption in true love. It was the result of an extraordinary collaboration between three important women: Adela Rogers St. John, Dorothy Arzner (who wrote the story) and Dorothy Davenport Reid, who co-directed and produced. While St. John and Arzner became better known over the years, it is the unjustly neglected Reid who brought THE RED KIMONA to the screen.
SWEATY EYEBALLS: NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA ANIMATIONS
Opens Tuesday, December 11
The SNF Parkway Theatre and Sweaty Eyeballs Animation are proud to present a selection of 12 animated films from the National Film Board of Canada. The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is that nations public film producer and distributor, the NFB creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, and digital content, providing the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation, and more. It works in collaboration with filmmakers, digital media creators and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, as well as with partners around the world.