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October 6-12:

ULEE'S GOLD

ULEE'S GOLD

1997, writer/director Victor Nunez. ULEE'S GOLD is the story of Ulysses Jackson (Peter Fonda), a solitary beekeeper working in the tupelo marshes of the Florida Panhandle. A war veteran devastated by his wife's death, Ulee has had to become caretaker for his two granddaughters, Penny (Vanessa Zima) and Casey (Jessie Biel) because his son Jimmy (Tom Wood) is in jail and his daughter-in-law Helen (Christine Dunford) ran off. Ulee must travel to Orlando to retrieve Helen from two of Jimmy's former partners in crime, Eddie Flowers (Steven Flynn) and Ferris Dooley (Dewey Weber). The duo turns out to have their own reasons for getting Ulee to Orlando. Old robbery money is involved, and the two will haunt the Jackson family to the end.


Nightly at 7:30 & 9:30pm, Sat & Sun matinee at 3:00pm


October 13-19:


THE WICKER MAN

WICKER MAN

1973, dir. Robin Hardy. Special "Director's Cut" Version. Stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp, ande Irene Sunters. A deacon from Scotland doubles as a police inspector and is sent to Summerisle in Scotland to find a missing teenage girl. Met by rebuffs and surrounded entirely by pagan worshippers, he is inexorably drawn into a web of horror which has been planned for him. Lee, as Lord Summerisle, changes from warm cordiality to chilling menace. Ekland tries to seduce the inspector through a wall of an old inn. Cilento lectures the shocked hero on phallic worship. Waxman's scenic and sunny visuals make a marvelous counterpoint to the ominous mood that gradually permeates the scenario.


Nightly at 7:30 Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm


THE LAST WAVE

LAST WAVE

Australia, 1977, dir. Peter Weir. Stars Richard Chamberlain, David Gulpilil, Olivia Hammett, Frederick Parslow, Vivean Gray, Nanjiwarra Amagula, and various Groot Eyeland Aborigines. A psychological thriller in which Chamberlain, a lawyer defending some tribal people charged with murder, discovers through strange dreams, visitations and premonitions that the murder was a ritual one and some supernatural force inherited from his own ancestors ties him to the Aborigines. The film builds slowly and inexorably, toward an Aboriginal forecast of doom by flood. The use of true Aborigines adds an authenticity to the film. The camera work is an exceptional panorama of rains, New South Wales storms, and foreboding clouds. From the original sunny opening scene, we are gradually drawn into a terror beyond rational explanations.


Nightly at 9:30 Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm






October 20-26:

THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS



FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS

1967, Dir. Roman Polanski. Stars Sharon Tate, Jack MacGowran, and Roman Polanski. A brilliant blend of horror and humor, THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS involves the efforts of a bumbling professor and his assistant to destroy a family of vampires. Beautifully photographed, the film exploits the sexual fears of the old vampire tradition to their fullest comic potential.



Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm


HALLOWEEN II


HALLOWEEN

1978, dir. Rick Rosenthal, stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Pleasance. October 31, 1978 . . . the night HE came home leaving a trail of corpses in his wake in the original "Halloween." Now, the terror and suspense continue in HALLOWEEN II as Michael Myers continues to terrify Jamie Lee Curtis and this time, we find out why.

Nightly at 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm




October 27-November 2:

DRACULA

DRACULA

1931, dir. Tod Browning. Stars Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye. Castle Dracula stands in the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, a symbol of fear and suspicion to the villagers who live in the valley below. Real estate agent Renfield has journeyed there to conclude a business transaction with its elusive owner. Tension mounts as Renfield learns the truth about his mysterious host, and he finally succumbs to Dracula's will and becomes his mindless victim.


Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm



FRANKENSTEIN

FRANKENSTEIN


1931, dir. James Whale. Stars Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. The most famous horror film of all time, Colin Clive is the brilliant but deranged Dr. Frankenstein who attempts to create life out of the organs of dead bodies and Boris Karloff (unnamed in the opening credits) as the grotesque, pitiful monster that results. Screenwriter Robert Florey devised the now-famous plot twist in which the monster is accidentally given a madman's brain, adding additional terror to Mary Shelley's original story. The dark, foreboding sets, Karloff's performance and Jack Pierce's stunning makeup have succeeded in burning the images of this film into our minds forever.


Nightly at 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm




November 3-9:

IL CONFORMISTA

THE CONFORMIST

(Italy) 1971, dir. Bernardo Bertolucci, stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clementi, Gastone Moschin, and Pasquale Fortunato. Character study of a young Italian fascist, plagues by homosexual feelings, who must prove his loyalty by killing his old professor. Decadent and engrossing story is brilliantly acted. Based on the novel by Alterto Moravia.

Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm



A SPECIAL DAY

A SPECIAL DAY

(Italy)1977, dir. Ettore Scola, stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. The day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome in 1939 serves as the backdrop for an affair between weary housewife Loren and lonely, unhappy homosexual radio announcer Mastroianni. Good performances from two thorough pros make a depressing film well worth watching. In Italian with English subtitles.

Nightly at 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm




November 10-16:

Jean-Luc Godard Double Feature!

WEEKEND



GODARD

French with English subtitles, 1967, dir. Jean-Luc Godard and starring Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Valerie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Leaud, and Yves Beneyton. A Parisian couple embark on a drive to the country. On the way they witness and are involved in horrifying highway wrecks. Leaving the road they find a different, equally grotesque kind of carnage. Godard's brilliant, surreal, hyper-paranoiac view of modern life was greatly influenced by the fact that his mother was killed in an auto accident in 1954. 


Nightly at 7:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 2 pm



BANDE A PART (BAND OF OUTSIDERS)


French with English subtitles, 1964, dir. Jean-Luc Godard. Stars Sami Frey, Anna Karina, Claude Brasseur, and Louise Colpeyn. A woman hires a pair of petty criminals to rip off her aunt; Godard vehicle for espousing self-reflexive comments on modern film culture.


Nightly at 9:30, Sat & Sun Matinee 4 pm






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Students & Seniors (Mon-Thurs)....$3.50
Matinees....$3.00
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