It Came From...
20 Million Miles to Earth
Philanthropy Theatre
Monday, Aug 5 at 03:30 PM

1957 | Not Rated | Digital | Sci-Fi, Horror | d. Nathan Juran | 82 mins.Starring: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Frank Puglia

 
Stop-motion animation pioneer and special effects guru Ray Harryhausen passed away on May 7th, 2013. He left behind a legacy of iconic big screen creatures and special effects sequences, most of which he ... read more

Foreign Futures
2046
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 2 at 06:30 PM

2004 | R | Digital | Drama, Fantasy | d. Wong Kar Wai | 129 mins.Starring: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Li Gong, Faye WongChinese with English subtitles

 
Writer/Director Wong Kar Wai brings his complex visionary style to this fantasy romance from Hong Kong. It tells the intricate tale of a young science fiction writer, Chow Mo-wan, and his many observations of, ... read more

Plaza Family
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Philanthropy Theatre
Monday, Aug 5 at 01:30 PM

1953 | Not Rated | Digital | Fantasy, Musical | d. Roy Rowland | 89 mins.Starring: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried60th Anniversary

 
Producer Stanley Kramer's often overlooked and underrated film is one of Hollywood's finest fantasies. A child dreams he is imprisoned with 499 others by Dr. Terwilliker, a crazed piano instructor who rules over a ... read more

Plaza Noir / Plaza Family
A Cat in Paris
Philanthropy Theatre
Thursday, Aug 8 at 03:30 PM

2010 | PG | Digital | Animation, Adventure | d. Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | 70 mins.Starring: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone

 
Delightful to look at, this 2012 Oscar finalist for best animated film is a clever caper flick, with a nod to film noir. Zoe lives with her Mom, a very busy detective, and Dino ... read more

Plaza Docs
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 3 at 01:00 PM

1995 | Not Rated | Digital | Documentary, History | d. Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | 225 mins.Starring: Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Frank Capra Screened with two 5 minute intermissions between parts.

 
If experiencing classic American cinema alone isn’t enough, how about experiencing it with one of the greatest film makers of all time? This is what we get with this massive documentary from legendary director ... read more

Signature Classic / Plaza Family
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 1 at 03:00 PM

1938 | PG | 2K DCP | Action, Adventure | d. Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | 102 mins.Starring: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone75th Anniversary

 
In the dark and pillaging age of the Crusades, King Richard the Lionheart is captured, leaving England in the hands of his ruthless brother Prince John (the always brilliant Claude Rains). This is the ... read more

Foreign Futures / Plaza Noir
Alphaville
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 9 at 10:00 PM

1965 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Drama, Mystery | d. Jean-Luc Godard | 99 mins.Starring: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim TamiroffNorth American Premiere of New Digital Transfer

 
Jean-Luc Godard's new wave conflation of American film noir and science fiction is a singularly ambitious view of a distant off-world, sans futuristic sets or special effects. Trench-coated secret agent Lemmy Caution space travels ... read more

Plaza Family
Arthouse for Kids: NYICFF Shorts, 2011
Philanthropy Theatre
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 01:30 PM

2011 | Not Rated | Various | Various, Various | d. Various | 80 mins.

 
The New York International Children's Film Festival has been collecting, for over fifteen years, some of the best short films suitable for families with children (but it's okay if you don't have kids in ... read more

Plaza Family
Arthouse for Kids: NYICFF Shorts, 2012
Philanthropy Theatre
Thursday, Aug 8 at 01:30 PM

2012 | Not Rated | Various | Various, Various | d. Various | 80 mins.

 
Once is not enough! Join us for a second program of amazing contemporary short films from around the globe that were the talk of the 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival. Guaranteed ... read more

Signature Classic
Barry Lyndon
Philanthropy Theatre
Sunday, Aug 11 at 03:00 PM

1975 | PG | Digital | Adventure, Drama | d. Stanley Kubrick | 184 mins.Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick MageeCelebrating El Paso Pro-Musica

 
Perhaps Stanley Kubrick's most beautiful, and most cruel, film. It's the story of the rise, over several decades of the eighteenth century, of Ryan O'Neil's Barry, an Irish pauper who moves from a natural ... read more

Signature Classic
Ben-Hur
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 06:00 PM

1959 | G | 2K DCP | Action, Adventure | d. William Wyler | 212 mins.Starring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet

 
Sometimes billed as Ben Hur: a Tale of the Christ, the 1959 blockbuster has retained its glory, excitement, action, and timeless story of love and conflict. Prince Judah Ben-Hur’s lifelong friend ... read more

Plaza After Dark / Ebert Everlasting
Beyond The Valley of the Dolls
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 10 at 09:30 PM

1970 | NC-17 | Digital | Comedy, Drama | d. Russ Meyer | 109 mins.Starring: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroomAges 17 and under not admitted.

 
Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll - Cult Classic Style! That is what we get in Roger Ebert’s deliciously over-the-top story of girlfriends Kelly, Casey, and “Pet,” who set out to Los Angeles in ... read more

Signature Classic / Plaza Noir
The Big Sleep
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 9 at 03:30 PM

1946 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Crime, Mystery | d. Howard Hawks | 114 mins.Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

 
In the first screen adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, Bogart plays the private eye, Philip Marlowe, who falls for Bacall's privileged older daughter of a wealthy but infirmed client, General Sternwood. After an initial ... read more

(re)Discovery
Black Narcissus
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 03:30 PM

1947 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Drama, Thriller | d. Michael Powell | 100 mins.Starring: Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jenny Laird

 
Archers Film Productions produced a body of work unique in British cinema. Characterized by independence from external pressures and fiercely loyal to cast and crew, they took risks and explored unconventional themes. ... read more

Signature Classic
Bringing Up Baby
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 9 at 01:00 PM

1938 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Comedy, Romance | d. Howard Hawks | 102 mins.Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles75th Anniversary

 
Howard Hawks’ classic comedy suggests that the love impulse begets aggression (or is it vice versa). Intellect is no match for the primitive nature of attraction as Cary Grant’s dusty Paleontologist, on the eve ... read more

Plaza Docs
Burden of Dreams
Philanthropy Theatre
Sunday, Aug 11 at 12:30 PM

1982 | Not Rated | Digital | Documentary, Independent | d. Les Blank | 95 mins.Starring: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia CardinaleScreening with Short: Werner Herzog Eat's His Shoe.

 


Plaza Docs
Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon
Philanthropy Theatre
Sunday, Aug 4 at 04:00 PM

1976 | Not Rated | Digital | Documentary | d. Les Blank | 58 mins.Starring: Los Alegres De Teran, Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza

 
The late Les Blank made a number of fine documentary films over the course of his life and thankfully he found himself drawn to the Texas-Mexico border in the 1970s. The result was two ... read more

Signature Classic / Ebert Everlasting
Citizen Kane
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Monday, Aug 5 at 07:00 PM

1941 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Drama, Mystery | d. Orson Welles | 119 mins.Starring: Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

 
For a brief moment in the late 1930s, Orson Welles was a golden boy. A closely-followed writer, producer, actor and director of the New York stage, as well as one of the most recognizable ... read more

Plaza Outdoor / Plaza After Dark
Clerks
Mills Drive-In/Walk Up
Thursday, Aug 8 at 09:00 PM

1994 | R | Digital | Comedy, Independent | d. Kevin Smith | 92 mins.Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti

 
Director Kevin Smith leaves no hold barred in this observation of life as comedy (which was shot in black and white and made for just $27,000). The story finds Dante, who is temporarily ... read more

Signature Classic / It Came From...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 8 at 07:00 PM

1977 | PG | 35mm Print | Sci-Fi, Adventure | d. Steven Spielberg | 137 mins.Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut and Teri GarrDigital restoration of Steven Spielberg's DIRECTOR'S CUT

 
Richard Dreyfuss sees the light (and gets a sunburn) late one night in Steven Spielberg's iconic film about obsession and extraterrestrial visitation. Scientists are stymied when lost squadrons and missing ships start appearing in ... read more

Signature Classic
Dirty Harry
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 2 at 07:00 PM

1971 | R | 2K DCP | Action, Crime | d. Don Siegel | 102 mins.Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

 
“You’ve got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” No one can deliver those lines like Dirty Harry. Don Siegel directs the cultish, now ... read more

(re)Discovery
Django
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 3 at 09:30 PM

1966 | Not Rated | Digital | Western, Adventure | d. Sergio Corbucci | 92 mins.Starring: Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak

 
Long before Quentin Tarantino released his Django Unchained, this original and much darker film was made during the time when ‘spaghetti’ westerns were popular. Riding on the coattails of the unique revision of ... read more

(re)Discovery
Drácula, 1931 Spanish Version
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 3 at 10:00 AM

1931 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Horror, Thriller | d. George Melford | 104 mins.Starring: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton

 
In 1931, while director Tod Browning was filming the classic Bela Lugosi vampire film, a Spanish language version was filmed for release in Mexico. It was filmed at night using the same sets as ... read more

(re)Discovery / Plaza Art House
The Earrings of Madame de...
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 9 at 06:30 PM

1953 | Not Rated | Digital | Drama, Romance | d. Max Ophuls | 105 mins.Starring: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica 60th Anniversary

 
The most cherished work from french master Max Ophuls, The Earrings of Madame de... is a profoundly emotional, cinematically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When an aristocratic woman known only ... read more

Local Flavor
El Paso Discoveries, Vol. II: Texas Film Round-Up
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 9 at 04:00 PM

Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
El Paso stars in this unique program of vintage films from the Texas Film Round-Up! Featuring selections from the more than 1,000 films contributed during the past two Round-Ups at the Plaza Classic Film ... read more

Plaza After Dark
Escape From New York
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 2 at 10:00 PM

1981 | R | 2K DCP | Action, Sci-Fi | d. John Carpenter | 99 mins.Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine

 
The director, writer and film composer John Carpenter loves anti-heroes and has an innate distrust for government. By the early '80s, his vision of a New York remade into a penal colony where the ... read more

Plaza After Dark
Evil Dead II
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 9 at 09:30 PM

1987 | R | Digital | Comedy, Fantasy | d. Sam Raimi | 84 mins.Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

 
The follow-up to Sam Raimi's well-recieved, micro-budgeted, horror comedy from the year before, Evil Dead II picks up where we left the lone surviving college student of the first film - beset by demons ... read more

Foreign Futures
Fahrenheit 451
Philanthropy Theatre
Sunday, Aug 4 at 01:30 PM

1966 | Not Rated | Digital | Drama, Sci-Fi | d. Francois Truffaut | 112 mins.Starring: Julie Christie, Oskar Werner, Cyril Cusack

 
Bookended between a memorable credit sequence and a haunting finale lies the first and only English-language film by famed French director Francois Truffaut, and his first in color. Based on Ray Bradbury's 1953 tale ... read more

Local Flavor
Far Marfa
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 3 at 06:30 PM

2013 | R | Digital | Comedy | d. Cory Van Dyke | 86 mins.Starring: Johnny Sneed, Jesse Bernstein, Julie MintzIntroduced by Director Cory Van Dyke. Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
The unlikely artists' haven of Marfa, Texas plays backdrop to a stalled musician’s rarefied and unpredictable quest to reclaim his art (both figuratively and literally) in Cory Van Dyke’s Far Marfa, produced entirely in ... read more

Ebert Everlasting / Plaza Art House
Fitzcarraldo
Philanthropy Theatre
Monday, Aug 5 at 06:30 PM

1982 | PG | Digital | Adventure, Drama | d. Werner Herzog | 158 mins.Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy German with English subtitles

 
A director, an actor, and a film crew walk into a jungle...and barely make it out alive. Werner Herzog's storied production about a fanatical opera-lover and rubber baron who dreams of building an ... read more

The Four Seasons
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 3 at 03:30 PM

1981 | PG | 35mm Print | Comedy, Drama | d. Alan Alda | 107 mins.Starring: Alan Alda, Carol Burnett, Rita Moreno, Len CariouWith Special Guest Rita Moreno

 
Alan Alda's directorial debut (which he also wrote) is a type of film that has largely become extinct: an insightful, sober, and at times humorous look at middle age and, especially, the middle-class marriage. ... read more

Ebert Everlasting / Plaza Noir
GoodFellas
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 2 at 09:30 PM

1990 | R | Digital | Crime, Drama | d. Martin Scorsese | 146 mins.Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

 
Nicholas Pileggi’s harrowing chronicle of real life mobster Henry Hill is brought to gritty, yet stylish life with this opus from the one and only Martin Scorsese. Ray Liotta portrays Hill as an ambitious ... read more

Signature Classic
The Graduate
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 3 at 07:00 PM

1967 | PG | 2K DCP | Comedy, Drama | d. Mike Nichols | 106 mins.Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross

 
With its Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, southern California locations, and counter-cultural message, Mike Nichol’s The Graduate both defines the rebellious mood of the late 1960s and endures as an American classic. Dustin Hoffman plays ... read more

Signature Classic
Gunga Din
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 03:00 PM

1939 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Adventure, War | d. George Stevens | 117 mins.Starring: Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.Rare home movies from the making of the George Stevens classic. From the Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Collection and the George Stevens Collection at the Academy Film Archive

 
The sun is beginning to set on the British Empire in India, but to three carefree sergeants it's all just a great adventure - the kind they write books about, or in this case ... read more

Plaza Docs / Plaza Outdoor
Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest '86
Arts Festival Plaza
Friday, Aug 9 at 09:00 PM

1987 | | Digital | Documentary, Musical | d. János Zsombolyai | 95 mins.Starring: John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie MercuryCourtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment

 
As part of their hugely successful 1986 Magic Tour that, poignantly, was the last to be played by Freddie Mercury, English rock band Queen was for the first time able to include Hungary on ... read more

It Came From…
It Came From Outer Space
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 8 at 01:00 PM

1953 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Horror, Sci-Fi | d. Jack Arnold | 81 mins.Starring: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake60th Anniversary

 
There are more than stars in the heavens. After Richard Carlson and Barbara Rush witness the fiery crash of a meteorite in the Arizona desert, a quick investigation reveals what appears to be ... read more

Plaza Docs
KoyaanisqatsiSpecial Introduction by: Godfrey Reggio
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 10 at 09:30 PM

1982 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Documentary, Musical | d. Godfrey Reggio | 86 mins.

 
The title of this visually stunning documentary, loosely translated from the Hopi Indian language, means ‘life out of balance’. The term explains the unfolding creative imagery that follows a pattern of panoramas from naturally ... read more

Plaza Art House / Ebert Everlasting
La Dolce Vita
Philanthropy Theatre
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 06:30 PM

1960 | Not Rated | Digital | Comedy, Drama | d. Federico Fellini | 174 mins.Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk AiméeItalian with English subtitles

 
Citizen Kane aside, Federico Fellini's masterwork meant the most to Roger Ebert. Ostensibly the saga of a week in the life of a paparazzo (Marcello Mastroianni), the film for Ebert became “a mirror held ... read more

Spotlight: Burt Lancaster / Plaza Art House
The Leopard
Philanthropy Theatre
Thursday, Aug 8 at 06:30 PM

1963 | PG | Digital | Drama, History | d. Luchino Visconti | 187 mins.Starring: Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon50th Anniversary. Italian with English subtitles.

 
The festival’s centennial salute to Burt Lancaster coincides with the 50th anniversary of his best film, Luchino Visconti’s “The Leopard” (1963). As Don Fabrizio, Prince of Salina, Lancaster represents “the last of a ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Among The Dust of Thieves
El Paso Museum of Art
Saturday, Aug 10 at 01:00 PM

2011 | Not Rated | Digital | Western, Drama | d. Sean Pilcher and Matt Wilson, Bob Diven, Marcela S | 100 mins.Starring: Asher Corbin, Algernon D'Ammassa, Bryan HeadTo be shown with the short films The Morning After, Quimera, and For Future Reference Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find su

 
New Mexico filmmakers Sean Pilcher and Matt Wilson bring the true story of the disappearance of Col. Fountain to the screen for the first time. Set in 1896, Doña Ana County Sheriff Pat ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Ghostlight 48 Hour Film Slam
El Paso Museum of Art
Sunday, Aug 11 at 02:00 PM

2013 | Not Rated | Digital | Various, Independent | d. Various | 100 mins. Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
Local marketing firm Ghostlight Creative hosted its second-ever film slam in July where local filmmakers were challenged with writing, shooting and editing an 8minute short film in just 48 hours. Enjoy all of the ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: The Good, The Bad, The Indie, Vol. 9
Arts Festival Plaza
Thursday, Aug 1 at 09:00 PM


 
The Good, The Bad and the Indie is a non-competitive screening event that samples and celebrates some of the film work being made in El Paso and the surrounding region. The selection of ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Oro Del Diablo
El Paso Museum of Art
Sunday, Aug 4 at 02:00 PM

2013 | Not Rated | Digital | Western | d. Robert Towne | 95 mins.Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
Director Robert Towne debuts his second feature film. His better days long gone, a former confederate is caught between two gangs searching for the fabeled Lost Padre Mine in a quest of riches, revenge, ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Shorts I
El Paso Museum of Art
Saturday, Aug 3 at 03:00 PM

2013 | Not Rated | Digital | Various | d. Various | 100 mins.Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
The borderland is home to a thriving independent filmmaking community and the Plaza Classic loves celebrating the work of our homegrown talent. Join us for a full program of recent short films by ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Shorts II
El Paso Museum of Art
Saturday, Aug 10 at 03:00 PM

2013 | Not Rated | Digital | Various | 100 mins.Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find suitable for children.

 
The borderland is home to a thriving independent filmmaking community and the Plaza Classic loves celebrating the work of our homegrown talent. Join us for a full program of recent short films by ... read more

Local Flavor
Local Flavor: Vicissitude
El Paso Museum of Art
Saturday, Aug 3 at 01:00 PM

2011 | | Digital | Documentary | d. Ricardo Ramos, Gabriel Lira, Jonathan Herrera and | 98 mins.With the short films Art, Mas De Uno and Noventa. In Spanish with English subtitles. Some of the Local Flavor selections contain mild violence, language, drug references, brief nudity or sexual situations that parents might not find sui

 
Vicissitude portrays a deeper, more personal side to the stories of several victims of the drug-related violence in Cuidad Juarez. Whether someone was carjacked, had to shut down a business, or experienced a ... read more

Plaza Family
Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck
Philanthropy Theatre
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 01:30 PM

1991 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Animation, Family | d. Chuck Jones | 90 mins.

 
One of the 20th Century's greatest, and under-appreciated, directors would have been celebrating a centennial year. Chuck Jones directed over 300 films in his lifetime - most of which were under ten minutes ... read more

Signature Classic
Meet Me In St. LouisSpecial Introduction by: Margaret O'Brien
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 9 at 07:00 PM

1944 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Musical, Romance | d. Vincente Minnelli | 113 mins.Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien and Mary Astor

 
Sally Benson’s tale of one year in the life of the Smith family as they prepare for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition offers us the adorableness of Margaret O’Brien, the artistic vision of director Vincente ... read more

Plaza Family
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Philanthropy Theatre
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 03:30 PM

1984 | G | Digital | Comedy, Family | d. Frank Oz | 94 mins.Starring: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz

 
"Once upon a time..."there was a creative genius named Jim Henson. After a hugely successful weekly television program in the 1970s, the world-famous characters embarked on a series of highly successful theatrical movies. In ... read more

Plaza Family
My Neighbor Totoro
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 10 at 01:00 PM

1988 | G | 2K DCP | Animation, Family | d. Hayao Miyazaki | 86 mins.Starring: Toshiyuki Amagasa, Paul Butcher, Noriko Hidaka 25th Anniversary, Dubbed in English

 
When sisters Satsuki and Mei move with their father to the country in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, they soon realize they have also moved next door to a group of ... read more

Signature Classic
Now, Voyager
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 3 at 01:00 PM

1942 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Drama, Romance | d. Irving Rapper | 117 mins.Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

 
For scores of fans, this is the quintessential Davis film. It was indeed the biggest box office hit of her career. Charlotte Vale is the spinster daughter of a domineering Boston matriarch. ... read more

Plaza Outdoor
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Mills Drive-In/Walk Up
Thursday, Aug 1 at 09:00 PM

1985 | PG | | Comedy, Adventure | d. Tim Burton | 90 mins.Starring: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton

 
One of the funniest movies of the 1980s, this feel-gooder marked the directorial debut of the great Tim Burton whose quirky style was already evident in his first film. Paul Reubens (who also cowrote ... read more

(re)Discovery / It Came From...
Phase IV
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 8 at 03:00 PM

1974 | PG | 35mm Print | Horror, Sci-Fi | d. Saul Bass | 84 mins.Starring: Michael Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Lynne FrederickPresented from a new 35mm print created for the Academy Film Archive, and with the recently rediscovered original alternate ending digitally reconstituted by the Academy Film Archive, with thanks to Paramount Pictures. Screening with Saul Bass’ Sh

 
An entomological 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which ants are evolving (in phases) in the Arizona desert and developing an advanced and collective consciousness, which could threaten the human race. A pair of ... read more

Plaza Family
PLAZA DAYS: Columbia Shorts
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 11:00 AM

| d. Various | 70 mins.

 
Every Hollywood studio had its signature short films, and Columbia Pictures was no exception. Join us for a special Plaza Theatre open house and enjoy screenings of the recently restored UPA cartoons, The Jaywalker ... read more

Plaza Family
PLAZA DAYS: Columbia Shorts II
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 8 at 11:00 AM

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Plaza Family
PLAZA DAYS: Happy Birthday Bugs!
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 2 at 01:00 PM

2013 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Animation | d. Various

 
He may not look it, but Bugs Bunny turns 75 this year. Come and celebrate one of the cinema's most lasting movie stars (and most famous leading rabbit) as we present a number ... read more

Plaza Family
PLAZA DAYS: Looney Tunes
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 1 at 01:00 PM

| d. Various | 95 mins.

 
A great way to ease into the official start of the Plaza Classic Film Festival. Get your bearings, plan your schedule, pick out your favorite seats and enjoy some classic Looney Tunes cartoons. ... read more

(re)Discovery / Plaza After Dark
Possession
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 3 at 09:30 PM

1981 | R | 35mm Print | Drama, Horror | d. Andrzej Zulawski | 129 mins.Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen

 
A film that resists categorization: a European art house, horror, apocalyptic, marriage drama. Sam Neil is a spy (of some kind) whose marriage to Isabella Adjani is in swirling disintegration. Adjani wants out, but ... read more

Plaza Family
Princess Mononoke
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 4 at 03:00 PM

1997 | PG | 35mm Print | Animation, Adventure | d. Hayao Miyazaki | 134 mins.Starring: Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton and Minnie DriverDubbed in English

 
Set in the Muromachi period in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke blends historical realism with epic fantasy to create an imaginative story of the struggle between humans and nature, the natural and the supernatural. ... read more

Signature Classic
The Quiet Man
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 11 at 03:30 PM

1952 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Comedy, Romance | d. John Ford | 129 mins.Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

 
John Ford is often called the director’s director. He has the sole distinction of having won four Oscars for film direction, and two more for his documentary work. The Quiet Man ... read more

Signature Classic
Rebecca
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Monday, Aug 5 at 03:30 PM

1940 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Drama, Mystery | d. Alfred Hitchcock | 130 mins.Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

 
Ah, the timeless allure of Rebecca. More than seventy years later, it remains one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most memorable films and certainly Daphne du Maurier’s most popular novel. Hitchcock very wisely retained ... read more

Plaza Outdoor
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Arts Festival Plaza
Saturday, Aug 3 at 09:00 PM

1975 | R | Digital | Comedy, Musical | d. Jim Sharman | 100 mins.Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

 
The ultimate cult film is back! Based on Richard O’Brien’s British stage musical of the same name, Tim Curry debuts as the mad “sweet transvestite” Dr. Frank-N-Furter of Transsexual, Transylvania. A newly engaged young ... read more

Plaza Art House
Sanjuro
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 10 at 10:00 AM

1962 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Action, Drama | d. Akira Kurosawa | 96 mins.Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju KobayashiJapanese with English subtitles

 
Akira Kurasowa's film is as beautiful as it is entertaining and Toshiro Mifune reprises his famous role from the prior success, Yojimbo. For the uninitiated, Mifune plays the supremely confident and unruly Ronin, Sanjuro, ... read more

(re)Discovery
The Scarlet Empress
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Monday, Aug 5 at 01:00 PM

1934 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Drama, History | d. Josef von Sternberg | 104 mins.Starring: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe

 
Marlene Dietrich’s sixth American film and her fifth pairing with director Josef von Sternberg sneaked into theatres just before the full implementation of the Hays Production Code. Erotically charged, sensual and suggestive throughout, the ... read more

(re)Discovery
The Secret GardenSpecial Introduction by: Margaret O'Brian
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 10 at 03:30 PM

1949 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Drama, Family | d. Fred Wilcox | 92 mins.Starring: Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell Rare footage of Ms. O’Brien on the set of two of her movies, Music for Millions and Unfinished Dance

 
The second screen adaptation and the first sound version of the 1909 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett features Margaret O'Brien in her final film at MGM. As orphan Mary Lennox, O'Brien brings light and ... read more

Plaza Art House / Foreign Futures
Solaris
Philanthropy Theatre
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 06:30 PM

1972 | PG | Digital | Sci-Fi, Fantasy | d. Andrei Tarkovsky | 167 mins.Starring: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri JärvetRussian with English subtitles

 
Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that ... read more

Signature Classic
The Sound of MusicSpecial Introduction by: Angela Cartwright
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 06:30 PM

1965 | G | 2K DCP | Musical, Drama | d. Robert Wise | 174 mins.Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

 
Gorgeously shot on location in Salzburg, Austria, the hills are truly alive in what is perhaps the greatest of all film adaptations of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musicals. Julie Andrews gives one of ... read more

Sullivan's Travels
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Tuesday, Aug 6 at 01:00 PM

1941 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Adventure, Comedy | d. Preston Sturges | 90 mins.Starring: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick

 
Renowned for both his writing and directing skills, Preston Sturges was the wonder boy of Hollywood in the '40s, creating sophisticated comedies blended with pratfalls and farce. In Sullivan's Travels, Sturges injects a ... read more

Signature Classic / (re)Discovery
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 4 at 07:00 PM

1927 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Drama, Romance | d. F.W. Murnau | 94 mins.Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret LivingstonWith live performance by My Education

 
The famed German filmmaker F.W. Murnau was lured to Hollywood in 1926 and his first film, Sunrise, would win the Academy Award for Unique and Artistic Production, essentially sharing the first "best picture" award ... read more

Plaza Noir / Spotlight: Burt Lancaster
Sweet Smell of SuccessSpecial Introduction by: Joanna & Sighle Lancaster
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Saturday, Aug 10 at 07:00 PM

1957 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Drama, Thriller | d. Alexander Mackendrick | 96 mins.Starring: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison

 
One of the sharpest and most cynical of films, even today, Alexander MacKendrick's film noir is an exposé of a powerful and vindictive syndicated newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster at his most calculating) ... read more

(re)Discovery / Spotlight: Burt Lancaster
The SwimmerSpecial Introduction by: Joanna & Sighle Lancaster
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 11 at 01:00 PM

1968 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Drama, Fantasy | d. Frank Perry | 95 mins.Starring: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule 45th Anniversary Digital Restoration

 
A day in the life of a middle-aged advertising executive...but not an ordinary day. Burt Lancaster erupts from a suburban Connecticut forest, dives headlong into the crystal clear water of a swimming pool and ... read more

(re)Discovery
Take The High Ground
Philanthropy Theatre
Friday, Aug 9 at 01:30 PM

1953 | Not Rated | Digital | Comedy, War | d. Richard Brooks | 101 mins.Starring: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart60th Anniversary

 
El Paso, Fort Bliss and the Franklin Mountains star in an MGM film! Army drill sergeants Richard Widmark and Karl Malden have a tough job: prepare a bunch of new recruits for combat in ... read more

Signature Classic
The Thief of Bagdad
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 11 at 07:00 PM

1924 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Adventure, Fantasy | d. Raoul Walsh | 155 mins.Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston and Snitz Edwardsw/ live performance by organist Walt Strony

 
Produced at a then massive budget of over two million, this splendid fantasy epic was the one which then King of Hollywood, Douglas Fairbanks, would list as his personal favorite. It tells the Arabian ... read more

Plaza Family
The Thief of Bagdad
Philanthropy Theatre
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 03:30 PM

1940 | Not Rated | Digital | Adventure, Fantasy | d. Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell | 106 mins.Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez

 
Producer Alexander Korda's superlative Arabian Nights fantasy is still the finest of its kind! An allegory of Good vs. Evil, a love story, and an adventure than involves retribution, restitution and black magic. ... read more

Ebert Everlasting / Signature Classic
The Third Man
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Sunday, Aug 4 at 01:00 PM

1949 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Mystery, Drama | d. Carol Reed | 93 mins.Starring: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles

 
British director Carol Reed's cinematic version of Graham Greene's novel of postwar Vienna and its black market, remains riveting. Joseph Cotton is Holly Martins, a visiting American pulp writer dropped unsuspectingly into a ... read more

Plaza Outdoor
This Is Spinal Tap
Arts Festival Plaza
Friday, Aug 2 at 09:00 PM

1984 | R | | Comedy, Musical | d. Rob Reiner | 82 mins.Starring: Rob Reiner, Kimberly Stringer, Michael McKean

 
Film is the perfect medium for parody. Movies like Blazing Saddles and Monty Python and the Holy Grail spoof westerns or the King Arthur legend, not to ridicule, but to make us laugh ... read more

Plaza Art House / Ebert Everlasting
Tokyo Story
Philanthropy Theatre
Sunday, Aug 4 at 06:30 PM

1953 | Not Rated | Digital | Drama, History | d. Yasujiro Ozu | 136 mins.Starring: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara60th Anniversary, Japanese with English subtitles

 
Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, postwar Japan. Their reception is disappointing: too ... read more

Spotlight: Burt Lancaster
The Train
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Wednesday, Aug 7 at 01:00 PM

1964 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Thriller, War | d. John Frankenheimer | 133 mins.Starring: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau

 
The Allied liberation of Paris is imminent and Paul Scoffield's art-loving German colonel is tasked with looting the French capital of its finest artwork and shipping the treasures back to Berlin. The French resistance ... read more

It Came From...
The War of the Worlds
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 2 at 03:30 PM

1953 | Not Rated | 35mm Restored | Action, Horror | d. Byron Haskin | 85 mins.Starring: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les TremayneShort: Harryhausen Test Footage

 
60th Anniversary
Seven time Academy Award®-winning producer George Pal’s first foray into the works of British author H.G. Wells was updated to the present and relocated from England to southern California. Based on the ... read more

Signature Classic
West Side Story
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Thursday, Aug 1 at 07:00 PM

1961 | Not Rated | 2K DCP | Crime, Drama | d. Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise | 152 mins.Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn With Special Guest Rita Moreno

 
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of musicals, you gotta love West Side Story. Winner of ten Academy Awards, this updated retelling of Romeo and Juliet gave new life to musicals with ... read more

Plaza Noir
White Heat
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
Friday, Aug 9 at 10:30 AM

1949 | Not Rated | 35mm Print | Crime, Drama | d. Raoul Walsh | 114 mins.Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

 
By the mid-1940's, the actors who played the biggest cinema gangsters of the 1930s, had largely moved on to higher profile dramatic roles, as smaller budget film noirs replaced the straight up gangster film. ... read more

Foreign Futures
World on a Wire
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 10 at 01:30 PM

1973 | Not Rated | Digital | Crime, Sci-Fi | d. Rainer Werner Fassbinder | 212 mins.Starring: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben 40th anniversary, German with English Subtitles, 15 Min Break between Part 1 and 2

 
Fred Stiller is a cybernetics engineer turned paranoid man-on-the-run after his computerized social modeling returns more than profits for his corporate overlords. Circling cameras, mirrors and telescoping realities bring this speculative fiction to ... read more

Local Flavor
Zero CharismaIntroduced by cinematographer Ellie Ann Fenton
Philanthropy Theatre
Saturday, Aug 10 at 06:30 PM

2013 | Not Rated | Digital | | d. Katie Graham, Andrew MatthewsStarring: Sam Eidson, Anne Gee Byrd, Brock England

 
Heavy metal music-loving gamer geek, Scott Weidemeyer, lives with his ornery grandmother and works a lousy job at a donut shop. But every Tuesday night, he is the omnipotent Game Master, guiding his ... read more

Plaza Outdoor / Plaza Docs
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Arts Festival Plaza
Saturday, Aug 10 at 09:00 PM

1973 | PG | Digital | Documentary, Musical | d. D.A. PennebakerStarring: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder 40th Anniversary

 
In the early 1970s, the musician and artist David Bowie out-glamed the glam-rock times and shape-shifted into the mysterious, androgynous and extra-terrestrial personae, Ziggy Stardust. He toured extensively in character, with his backup ... read more

Classic Shorts
A Star Is Bored screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1956 | d. Friz Freleng | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Abominable Snow Rabbit screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1961 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Thurs Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Bear for Punishment screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1951 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Bedevilled Rabbit screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1957 | d. Robert McKimson | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Brideless Groom (Stooges) screening with Plaza Days:  Columbia Shorts1947 | d. Edward Bernds | 17 mins.
Aug 6, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Canned Fued screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1951 | d. Isadore Freleng | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm. Kendle Kidd, Free

Cheese Chasers screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1951 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Devil May Hare screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1954 | d. Robert McKimson | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1953 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7, 1:30pm, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Duck, Rabit, Duck screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1953 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

The Ducksters screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1950 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kid, Free

Grips, Grunts & Groans (Stooges) screening with Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts II 1937 | d. Jack White | 19 mins.
Aug 8, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Holiday For Drumsticks screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1949 | d. Arthur Davis | 7 mins.
Aug1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

The Jaywalker screening with Plaza Days:  Columbia Shorts1956 | d. Robert Cannon | 7 mins.
Aug 6, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Knighty Knight Bugs screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1958 | d. Friz Freleng | 6 mins.
Aug2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Little Beau Pepe screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1952 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7, 1:30pm, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Long Haired Hare screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1949 | d. Chuck Jones | 8 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Magoo's Express screening with Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts II 1955 | d. Pete Burness
Aug 8, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

No Barking screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1954 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7. 1:30pm, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

One Froggy Evening screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1955 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7, 1:30pm, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Operation: Rabbit screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1952 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Porky Chops screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1949 | d. Arthur Davis | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Quest screening with Phase IV | 35mm Print | d. Saul Bass
Special Thanks to the Academy Film Archive

Rabbit Hood screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1949 | d. Chuck Jones | 8 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Rabbit of Seville screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1949 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Rabbit Seasoning screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1952 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7, 1:30pm, Phlanthropy Theatre, $4

Robin Hood Daffy screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1958 | d. Chuck Jones | 6 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Robin Hoodlum screening with Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts II 1948 | d. John Hubley | 7 mins.
Aug 8, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Show Biz Bugs screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1957 | d. Friz Freleng | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Stop, Look and Hasten screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1954 | d. Chuck JOnes | 7 mins.
Aug1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Stupor Duck screening with Plaza Days: Looney Tunes1956 | d. Robert McKimson | 7 mins.
Aug 1, 1-3pm, Kendle Kidd

There They Go-Go-Go screening with Looney Tunes: Chuck Amuck1956 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 7, 1:30pm, Philanthropy Theatre, $4

Three Little Pigskins (Stooges) screening with Plaza Days:  Columbia Shorts1934 | d. Ray McCarey | 20 mins.
Aug 6, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Violent is a Word For Curly screening with Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts II 1938 | d. Charley Chase | 18 mins.
Aug 8, 11am, Kendle Kidd, Free

Water, Water Every Hare screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1952 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe screening with Burden of Dreams1980 | Digital | d. Les Blank | 20 mins.

What's Opera Doc? screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1957 | d. Chuck Jones | 7 mins.
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

What's Up Doc? screening with Plaza Days: Happy 75th Birthday, Bugs!1950 | d. Robert McKinson
Aug 2, 1-2:45pm, Kendle Kidd, Free

Wonder Gloves screening with Plaza Days: Columbia Shorts II2013 | d. Robert Cannon | 7 mins.