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Rfor strong disturbing violent content and grisly images, graphic nudity and some language.
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song is a definitive exploration of singersongwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, “Hallelujah.” This feature-length documentary weaves together three creative strands: The songwriter and his times; the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit; and moving testimonies from major recording artists for whom “Hallelujah” has become a personal touchstone. Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen’s personal notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews. Produced & directed by & Dan Geller Dayna Goldfine. Edited by Dayna Goldfine with Bill Weber & Dan Geller. Music Producer and in memory of Hal Willner. INSPIRED BY THE BOOK: The Holy of the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah FEATURING: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Glen Hansard, Sharon Robinson, Rufus Wainwright and many others. USA. DCP. 115 mins.
A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who’s working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find them.
Two films voted among the "five best" in Norwegian cinema! A remote cabin in the woods with a sinister legend attached to is the scene of the action in this intriguing noir-horror hybrid from director Kare Bergstrom, who began his career as a cinematographer. (He shot the Norwegian noir DEATH IS A CARESS, which played some years ago at Noir City.) A group of six friends find themselves embroiled in a complex, bewildering murder mystery set at a forboding lake that seems to draw people to its shores to commit suicide. Shot by top Norwegian cinematographer Ragnar Sorensen, LAKE OF THE DEAD / DE DØDES TJERN (1958) is compact, compelling and evocative. NINE LIVES / NI LIV (1957) is directed by Arne Skouen, the most acclaimed Norwegian director during the 1950s, whose films regularly screened in competition at Cannes. NINE LIVES is a galvanizing tale (based on a true story) of a Norwegian saboteur attempting to reach safety in Sweden during WWII after the Nazis had killed all of his fellow commandos. It’s an arduous, virtually impossible journey through the harshest of all possible terrain, during winter in Norway. It’s also a stirring tale of human compassion, as we watch many ordinary people put themselves at risk in order to help the saboteur in his attempt to escape. NINE LIVES was voted as the "Best Norwegian film" in a poll taken in 2004.
Rfor bizarre violent and sexual content, and for strong language
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.
A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens. An experimental, stop-motion film set in a Miltonesque world of monsters, mad scientists, and war pigs, each piece of MAD GOD is hand crafted, independent and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it’s macabre, punctured, and bleeding. ‘Each piece of MAD GOD is hand crafted, independent and created from the heart. Sometimes that heart is bursting with love for the craft, while other times it’s macabre, punctured, and bleeding. Conceived and directed by , legendary visual effects and stop-motion mastermind Phil Tippett, from techniques & technologies that span the history of cinema, all sets, creatures and environments are handcrafted and shot at the Tippett Studios stage in Berkeley.
Edgy Swedish auteur Arne Mattsson! The prolific Arne Mattsson (1919-1995) began directing films at age 21 and created a scandal in Sweden in the early 50s with his film ONE SUMMER OF HAPPINESS due to a nude scene. Later in the decade, Mattsson embarked on a series of five thrillers featuring a husband-and-wife detective team, each with a color listed in its title. MANNEQUIN IN RED / MANNEKÄNG I RÖTT (1958) is the second of these, and the first shot in color. Many critics consider it a forerunner of the Italian giallo with its many perverse characters. A infamous model is left dead in the store window of a famous fashion house; it turns out she’s been blackmailing a bewildering quantity of people, and the Hillmans (Kasja and John) have their hands full keeping track of the suspects. THE DOLL / VAXDOCKAN (1962) is something else again—a macabre tale clearly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and E.T.A. Hoffman. A lonely night watchman (the celebrated Swedish actor Per Oscarsson) brings home a doll from the department store he guards, only to discover that she comes to life! Mattsson imbues this seemingly far-fetched tale with arresting psychological realism and an uncanny progression of events, all making for something utterly unique. Featuring a riveting performance by Gio Petré as "the doll"…
Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co- directed with his partner, the Rwandan-born artist Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place amidst the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from within a coltan mining community, a result of the romance between a miner and an intersex runaway. Set between states of being—past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience—Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.
Rfor language and some nudity.
Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika. Christopher Nolan cites Satoshi Kon’s anime as an inspiration for INCEPTION, but Satoshi Kon’s film has far more fun with its dream worlds.