Church of Film

April 9th, 2018

DANGER DIAB0LIK! AT CENTURY

Monday, April 9th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Master thief DiaboIik's schemes grow more and more daring, and threaten the global economy and organized crime. To stop him and his partner Eva, it may take the combined efforts of the police and the mafia! In DANGER DIAB0LlK!, cult film maestro Mario Bava tackled Italy's most celebrated comic strip with panache -- a wild array of dizzying set pieces, costumes, and psychedelic madness, paying homage to the silent serials of the past with the tale of an anti-capitalist hero and the woman he loves. Featuring one of Ennio Morricone's greatest soundtracks!
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April 16th, 2018

IO ISLAND AT CENTURY

Monday, April 16th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Sun Wu-hyun entices investors with a promising ad campaign—a hotel near the mysterious island of Io, where local legends maintain the secret to immortality is locked away. But death is also promised for any man who sees it. He is forced to clear his own name, however, when a journalist opposing his plans goes missing. In pursuit of justice, Sun discovers the strange nearby island of Parang, populated almost entirely of women divers, and learns of their rituals and history. A peculiar riff on The Wicker Man by South Korean cult film director Kim Ki-young, IO ISLAND is a slow-burning, weirdo thriller that builds to a perverse finale of witchcraft that you must see to believe!
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April 23rd, 2018

YOUNG & HEALTHY AS A ROSE AT CENTURY

Monday, April 23rd. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Youth delinquent and violent hustler Stevan terrorizes Belgrade, rising from petty criminal to mafia boss and political demagogue, demolishing hope for the youth in Tito’s Yugoslavia in a tornado of drugs, sex, and crime! Jovan Jovanovic’s shocking Black Wave classic YOUNG & HEALHTY AS A ROSE drew heavily on the pop art visuals and rebel élan of early Jean-Luc Godard, crafting a film that horrified censors and was immediately banned. Back then it seemed deliberately provocative and scandalous, but decades later Stevan’s promise that he was Yugoslavia’s future rang eerily prophetic…
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April 25th, 2018

AMERICA PLAYS ITSELF: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS AT THE CLINTON STREET THEATER

Wednesday, April 25th. 8pm at the Clinton Street Theater! $5-8 suggested donation. A program of experimental shorts exploring the United States—the lights, the cars, the music! And also, yes, the consumerism, colonization, and conformity. Actually, mostly those last things. Includes BEAUTY KNOWS NO PAIN, a brilliant and biting satirical documentary of Texas’s Kilgore College Rangerettes squad and their Spartan, quasi-fascist regime. HOUSTON TEXAS, THE SIXTH SIDE OF THE PENTAGON, and BROADWAY BY LIGHT all explore different angles of American culture from the outsider’s perspective (all with the collaboration of the great docu-essayist Chris Marker). SUPER UP, SAN FRANCISCO and SQUARE TIMES explore the dizzying effects of proliferated marketing signs and symbols on the psyche. And there’s more!
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April 30th, 2018

TWO FILMS OF RESISTANCE AT CENTURY

Monday, April 30th. 9:30pm at Century. Free admission & popcorn! Two explosive pieces from the LA Rebellion! In Larry Clark’s AS ABOVE SO BELOW (1973), 52m, a Marine returns to the US to find it under a post-Watts rebellion state of siege, with underground black revolutionaries plotting an uprising, and the state determined to put down any resistance. In Haile Gerima’s CHILD OF RESISTANCE (1972), 36m, director Haile Gerima translates his own dream of a militant behind bars for activism, inspired by Angela Davis.
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