Upcoming Events

"GHOST WORLD" (2001, Rated R)

ghost world 2DATE: Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 @ Starts when the sun gets low enough (around 8:15 to 8:30) Rain or Stars

VENUE: The Millworks



Terry Zwigoff's first fiction film, adapted from a cult-classic comic by Daniel Clowes, is an idiosyncratic portrait of adolescent alienation that's at once bleakly comic and wholly endearing. Set during the malaise-filled months following high-school graduation, Ghost World follows the proud misfit Enid (Thora Birch), who confronts an uncertain future amid the cultural wasteland of consumerist suburbia. As her cynicism becomes too much to bear even for her best friend, Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), Enid finds herself drawn to an unlikely kindred spirit: a sad-sack record collector many years her senior (Steve Buscemi). With its parade of oddball characters, quotable, Oscar-nominated script, and eclectic soundtrack of vintage obscurities, Ghost World is one of the twenty-first century's most fiercely beloved comedies. (criterion)

2002 Nominee Oscar: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

"THREE SPARKS" a documentary by Naomi Uman

THREE SPARKS COLLAGEDATE: Sunday, June 30th, 2024 @ 7:00pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema

Admission: $12

This film in three parts explores traditions in rural Albania and the role of women in society. The project begins by describing the filmmaker’s relationship to the country and an unwanted personal sacrifice which solidifies this connection. The film moves into a poetic portrayal of village life and the roles of women in society and concludes with a video piece, revealing the villagers active participation in their own depiction.

95 min. | Mexico, Albania, 2023.
English and Albanian with English Subtitles

• Best Film at "Reflecting Albania" Competition
Tirana International Film Festival. Albania (2023)

ABOUT Naomi Uman:
Naomi Uman (1962) New York. Visual artist, working in many media. She has lived in Ukraine and Mexico for several years. Her films are composed of intimate portraits, which reveal her participation and influence. Focusing on the roles of women, her homemade, analogical films poetically and intimately describe the lives of others. Naomi works alone, making herself vulnerable and learning from her subjects.

She has made twenty films which have shown in festivals and museums worldwide, including the New York Film Festival, IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sundance, The Museum of Modern Art, Viennale, BFI London International Film Festival and The Cinémathèque Française.

She is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundations, among others. She currently resides in Mexico City as a Mexican citizen and her film "three sparks" (2023) is supported by a grant from the Mexican Secretary of Culture.

"TANK GIRL" by Rachel Talalay

tank girl 1DATE: Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 @ 8PM

VENUE: The Millworks


Starring Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Malcolm McDowell, Iggy Pop. (1995, Rated R)

"In the future, the odds of survival are 1000 to 1. That’s just the way she likes it."

After a comet disrupts the rain cycle of Earth, the planet has become a desolate, barren desert by the year 2033. With resources scarce, Kesslee — head of the powerful and evil Water & Power Corporation, the de facto government — has taken control of the water supply. Unwilling to cower under Kesslee’s tyrannical rule, a pair of outlaws known as Tank Girl and Jet Girl rise up, joining the mysterious rebel Rippers to destroy the corrupt system.

IMDB info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114614/

Letterboxd info: https://letterboxd.com/film/tank-girl/ 


"THE WITCHES" by Nicholas Roeg

witches3DATE: Wednesday, October 30th, 2024 @ 7PM

VENUE: The Millworks


by Nicholas Roeg (Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Performance)

Based on the book by Roald Dahl!

starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, and Rowan Atkinson.

"Saving the world from witches is a tall order for a boy they’ve turned into a mouse!"

---A young boy named Luke and his grandmother go on vacation only to discover their hotel is hosting an international witch convention, where the Grand High Witch is unveiling her master plan to turn all children into mice. Will Luke fall victim to the witches’ plot before he can stop them? (letterboxd)

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