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Dec 21 - Jan 24

Shoplifters

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold.

At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.

Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

121 minutes | Rated R  Written and directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda | Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka | Japanese language with English subtitles
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Dec 21 - Jan 24

Burning

BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with.  When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

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Jan 18 - 24

Januscary: One Cut of the Dead

The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film...Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of where military experiments took place...Out of nowhere, real zombies arrive and terrorize the crew! This may sound like a the plot of a clichéd zombie film, but One Cut of the Dead is something completely different! Starting off with a non-stop one-take 37 minute shot, the film then completely switches direction and turns the zombie genre completely upside down into a charming, audience-friendly comedy! 

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Jan 18 - 24

Januscary: Pledge

Three friends get the chance to live the college dream when they're invited to join an elite fraternity—but first they'll have to survive the hazing from hell. Freshman social misfits Ethan (Phillip Andre Botello), David (Zack Weiner), and Justin (Zachery Byrd) are desperate to improve their terminally uncool reputations by pledging one of their university's prestigious Greek houses. When every frat on campus turns them down, they are unexpectedly recruited by a shadowy social club offering them access to an exclusive world of raging parties, eligible coeds, and VIP social status. The catch? A sadistic initiation ritual that goes from depraved to deadly over the course of 48 booze- and blood-soaked hours. Spiked with twisted humor and gruesome shocks, Pledge asks: how far would you go to be popular?

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Jan. 20

Fanny and Alexander

Playing January 20 at the Regent Sqaure Theater

In 1982, Ingmar Bergman emerged with one of his most singularly acclaimed films - a work that dramatically broke away from much of the moody psychodrama that characterized such earlier motion pictures as Cries & Whispers and Hour of the Wolf. Entitled Fanny and Alexander, and originally intended as the director's "swan song," this epic plunges into the life of a theatrical family named the Ekdahls, in turn-of-the-century Sweden. Bergman filters life through the eyes of the two titular Ekdahl children (Pernilla Alwin and Bertil Guve), as they come of age, lose their father unexpectedly, and must contend with their mother's remarriage to an uncaring, dictatorial clergyman from whom there seems to be no escape. Instantly hailed as a masterpiece, Fanny won a slew of international awards, including four Oscars.

Fanny och Alexander (original title) R | 3h 8min | 1982 (Sweden)
Language: Swedish | German | Yiddish | English | French
Cast: Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt, Pernilla Allwin, Kristian Almgren
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Jan 20

Januscary: Mystery 35mm Horror Film!

Pittsburgh Filmmakers has long been a home for 35mm, both at the Regent Square Theater and The Harris Theater.  So as part of our JANUSCARY line-up, we thought we'd treat audiences to a classic horror film on the best format out there for a vintage cult favorite.  Prepare to be shocked!  Admission is only $5!

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