One Night Event: Regent Square Theater, March 23rd @ 7:00pm
Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.showclix.com/event/triple-shock-show-on-35mm-
EXHUMED FILMS and DRIVE-IN ASYLUM bring you the bloodiest night at the movies you've experienced this year with this horrifying TRIPLE SHOCK SHOW! The big screen of the Regent Square Theatre in Pittsburgh will be soaked in gore as three terrifying cinematic screamers unspool in the dark, all of them in glorious vintage 35mm! Shudder to the roar of a flesh-rending chainsaw in notorious 1982 slasher "Pieces", cringe as a maniac escapes from a mental hospital and begins a ghastly rampage in the controversial "Nightmare" from 1981, and gasp at the damage a really big kitchen knife can do in 1977's bizarre "Alice Sweet Alice"! All films are presented uncut, with not single shock removed by censors, and there will be NO medical staff on hand if you faint from fright or experience any heart failure, so attend at your own risk!
No student or senior discount, no free passes accepted
Distant Voices, Still Lives: March 24th
Ripped from his own childhood growing up in '40's and '50s Liverpool, Terence Davies' brutal but poetic feature is a filmed remembrance following the lives of an extended working-class family through their joys and sorrows. Davies has a keen eye and ear for the rhythms of popular culture, in particular the music, radio and popular cinema of the period, presenting a complex notion of British culture in the ’40s and ’50s. The film will be introduced by the executive producer Colin MacCabe, English academic, writer and film producer. He is currently a distinguished professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Terence Davies transposed his memories of working-class 40s and 50s Liverpool life to the screen with admirable vision and determination, in his own uncompromising manner, and the result is a film with a universal resonance. Generations of family life are summed up in a handful of weddings, funerals, domestic routines and moments of leisure. But rather than capturing them like a common snapper, Davies renders them like an old master. There's a calm, painterly sensibility to his meticulously composed and executed shots, his warm, sepia-tinted colours and pristine costumes. There's so much pain, it's amazing that the end result is so joyous.”
Steve Rose - The Guardian
85 minutes / Directed by Terence Davies / Starring Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh / 1988 UK | West Germany
Screening at the Regent Square Theater March 29th / Part of the CMU International Film Festival
Based on a true crime story that fascinated Italy in the 1980s, DOGMAN follows Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer. When Marcello is not devoting himself to his dogs or beloved daughter, he sells cocaine on the side. The money helps, but he fears his biggest customer, Simoncino, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. After a double-crossing, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance. Set in a seedy beachside wasteland, DOGMAN shines a light on the grimy reality of the Italian underworld.
Directed by Matteo Garrone
Italy/France | 2018 | 103 min
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March 29th - April 4th
Opens March 29th at the Haris Theater
This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel) is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi—as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, The Wedding Guest conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn and nothing is as it seems.
94 minutes / Rated R for language, some violence and brief nudity / Action-Thriller directed by Michael Winterbottom / Starring Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh / 2018 UK
March 29th - April 4th
Opens March 29th at the Regent Square Theater
They are known as myths, lore and folktales. Giving logic to mankind's darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.
An evocative and enchanting “folk horror” anthology, THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL is eight eerie segments by some of the world’s greatest directors working today in the space between genre and arthouse...and is the follow-up from the creators of the cult classic THE ABCs OF DEATH.
Filmmakers include Peter Strickland (IN FABRIC, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY), Agnieszka Smoczyńska (THE LURE), Can Evrenol (BASKIN), Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (GOODNIGHT MOMMY), and Calvin Reeder (THE RAMBLER)!
The Man Who Would Be King: March 31st
Based on the Rudyard Kipling yarn and directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, The Asphalt Jungle, Night of The Iguana, The Misfits), the film takes us on high adventure following two ex-military officers (the incredible acting team of Michael Caine and Sean Connery) seeking fortune and glory in the wild terrain of Kafiristan.
“John Huston's "The Man Who Would Be King" is swashbuckling adventure, pure and simple, from the hand of a master. It's unabashed and thrilling and fun. We get strong characterizations, we get excitement, we even get to laugh every once in a while. We need movies like this more now than we did years ago, when Hollywood wasn't shy about straightforward action films. And Huston's eventual casting of Michael Caine and Sean Connery is exactly right. They work together so well, they interact so easily and with such camaraderie, that watching them is a pleasure. The movie proceeds with impossible coincidences, untold riches, romances and betrayals, and heroic last words and -- best of all -- some genuinely witty scenes between Connery and Caine, and when it's over we haven't learned a single thing worth knowing and there's not even a moral, to speak of, but we've had fun.” Roger Ebert, 1975
129 minutes / Directed by John Huston / Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer / 1975 UK | USA
Opens April 5th
Opens April 5th at the Regent Square Theater
A Hasidic cantor in upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, befriends a local community college biology professor and the two embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
"To Dust is one of the strangest and, in its own way, truest depictions of grief I’ve ever seen on film."
Opens April 5th
Opens April 5th at the Harris Theater
For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen, and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can't forget and which threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. Built around an extraordinary, fearless performance from Mary Kay Place, the narrative debut from Kent Jones is a profound, beautifully human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.
95 minutes / Not Rated / Drama directed by Kent Jones / Starring Mary Kay Place, Jake Lacy, Estelle Parsons / 2018 USARead more
Regent Square Theater Sunday April 7
tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (Mad Scientist / d-composer / Sound Thinker / Thought Collector / Performance Artist / Filmmaker) spent 2018 shooting footage every day of himself playing (M)Usic in various combinations and edited the footage into multiple movies organized by month as well as a feature for the whole year titled 365. The extended version will be screened with musical accompaniment provided by:
Roger Dannenberg: trumpet
Unfinished Symphonies: keyboard
Coal Hornet: EEb contra alto clarinet
Devin Sherman: guitar
Eric Lipsky: cello
Kenny Haney: Bb clarinet
Noah Rectenwald: bassoon
Ben Opie: alto sax
Doors open at 11:30 AM. Performance / screening begins at Noon sharp.
127 minutes / directed by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE / 2018 USA
Opens April 12th
Opens April 12th at the Regent Square Theater
A tragicomedy initially set in the jianghu-criminal underworld-setting, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is less a gangster movie than a melodrama. With a three-part structure, it begins by following the quick-witted Qiao (Tao Zhao) and her mobster boyfriend Bin (Fan Liao) as they stake out their turf against rivals and upstarts in 2001 postindustrial Datong before expanding out into an epic narrative of how abstract forces shape individual lives, and continues Jia Zhangke's body of work as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations.
150 minutes / Not Rated / Drama directed by Jia Zhangke / Starring Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao / 2018 China
Mandarin Chinese with subtitlesRead more