SATURDAY 2 - New Releases
Asteroid City (2023)
Wes Anderson · 105m · DCP
Dare we say Asteroid City might be the most Andersonian film yet. With a candied color palette and on-brand meticulous framing, Anderson's latest work is bound to satisfy aesthetically. It packs an emotional punch as well: the film follows the creation of a play and its characters who gather for a stargazing event. Using a compelling frame narrative, this self-reflexive work is a poignant dive into the creation and meaning of art.
Saturday, January 6th 7:00PM
May December (2023)
Todd Haynes · 113m · DCP
A Night Owls Screening with Professors Agnes Callard and Arnold Brooks. Free for those with UCID.
Actress Elizabeth Berry (Natalie Portman) visits Gracie and Joe Yoo (Julianne Moore and Charles Melton) — whose relationship began when Gracie was 36 and Joe 13 — to uncover the “truth" behind Gracie's behaviors, for an upcoming role in a movie based on their relationship. Viewers will struggle to keep up with who deserves their sympathy and eventually question their own presence in these "stories"
The Daughters of Fire (2023) // In Water (2023)
Pedro Costa // Hong Sang-soo · 9m // 61m · DCP
The volcanic eruption of Fogo separates three sisters; juxtaposed in a cinematic tripytch, they reach out to each other through song. A collage of ever-shifting melodies and images, The Daughters of Fire consumes the senses like a visual poem. A small film crew explores Jeju Island, slowly piecing together their artistic intent. Shot entirely out of focus, In Water playfully experiments with the matter of artmaking in beautiful impressionistic style.
Saturday, January 20th 7:00PM · Sunday, January 21st 4:00PM
The Zone of Interest (2023)
Jonanthan Glazer · 105m · DCP
Free. Must have UCID.
A loose adaptation of the eponymous novel by Martin Amis, The Zone of Interest juxtaposes the idyllic lives of the family of an Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel) and the concentration camp right next to their home. Rudolf gets promoted within the Nazi ranks and is forced to leave his home while his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) begs for her and their children to stay in the "peaceful" Auschwitz home.
Saturday, January 27th 7:00PM
Anatomy of a Fall (2023)
Justine Triet · 152m · DCP
After the husband of Sandra Voyter (the brilliant, intense Sandra Hüller) falls to his death from the attic of their family home and she is suspected of having pushed him, the lives of Sandra and her blind son are vivisected by a sprawling army of lawyers, forensicists, psychologists, and investigators to chart the Anatomy of a Fall. This year's Palme d'Or winner pushes our commitment to truth and individual responsibility to fervid, agonizing extremes.
Saturday, February 3rd 7:00PM
The Killer (2023)
David Fincher · 118m · DCP
An adaptation of the French comic book of the same name, The Killer brings David Fincher back to his beloved thriller genre for the first time since Gone Girl, complete with a score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. This time, it's Michael Fassbinder who plays an unnamed professional assassin, with a meticulously controlled life. But what happens when he misses his mark?
Last Things (2019) // Vever (for Barbara) (2023)
Deborah Stratman // Deborah Stratman · 12m // 50m · 35mm // Digital
An exploration of Earth's history, its evolution, and extinctions, through the perspective of rocks. Last Things is a study combining science fiction and science fact, presented in an array of stunning images and sources including J.-H. Rosny, Clarice Lispector, and geologist Marcia Bjornerud. Preceded by Vever (for Barbara), created out of an abandoned project by Barbara Hammer and Maya Deren.
Saturday, February 17th 7:00PM
American Fiction (2023)
Cord Jefferson · 117m · DCP
Due to a change in release date, AMERICAN FICTION will no longer be playing this quarter. Please check back for a rescheduled screening in the future.