This week we’ve added several screenings for Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (Tickets) because it won’t stop selling out; Before Midnight (Tickets) moves back down to Theater 2 for a handful of shows, and there sits Frances Ha (Tickets) in Theater 3, eating a bagel at 3 in the morning and never doing the goddamn dishes. Get a job, Frances.
Bad Girls, A Maniac and YOU BLEW MY COVER
Sweet, shouty Total Recall (Tickets) makes its Nitehawk debut this weekend as our last entry to Space is the Place. This is the last bit of Paul Verhoeven we have on the calendar right now so, please, get your ass to Mars.
Back in 1965 it was kind of hard to come across sexy bad girls doing bad things up on the screen. That all changed with Doris Wishman’s Bad Girls Go to Hell (Tickets), a pro-fem naughty about a woman’s attempt to escape her troubled past only to wind up in increasingly saucy situations. Perfect for bad girls and people who like bad girls. You’re all going to Hell, though.
Franck Khalfoun’s remake of Maniac (Tickets) is just as violent and troubling as its forebear. Starring Elijah Wood as the titular maniac, the film is shot mostly through first person, giving you a glimpse through the eyes of a mad man as he does his dirty work.
Tell Me Joan of Arc, Do You Like Movies About Gladiators?
The pitch-perfect parody of over-blown 70’s disaster flicks, Airplane! (Tickets) remains endlessly quotable and hilarious even as the genre it pokes fun of has started to fade from public consciousness. SEE Lloyd Bridges sniff glue. MARVEL at Peter Graves as he says creepy, homo-erotic things to a 10-year-old boy. GASP as the passengers of a doomed 747 face certain death with only Otto the inflatable auto-pilot to fly the plane!
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc (Tickets) features one of the most renown and stunning performances in film history as Renee Jeanne Falconetti takes on the roll of Joan of Arc on the brink of martyrdom. Avant-jazz duo Guizot will be accompanying the film with live soundtrack in the theater
On Tuesday, July 3, we’re working in collaboration with two awesome movie houses, L.A.’s Cinefamily and Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse, to screen the British Film Institute’s print of Michael Mann’s kind of baffling, kind of awesome Nazi/demon/horror movie The Keep (Tickets), featuring a great score by Tangerine Dream.
We’re going to have a panic on our hands on the fourth of July. This fourth, we’re crazy excited to screen Steven Spielberg’s game-changing blockbuster Jaws (Tickets) for the first time. The show starts at Noon, so now’s your chance to eat some eggs and tater tots while watching a giant shark eat a little kid. It’s a special week.
Monday, 10pm | Simpsons Club is back this week after taking a couple of weeks off. This week Ralphie Wiggum falls for Lisa, Homer gives up beer and dental plan! Lisa needs braces. Dental plan! Lisa needs braces.
Monday, 12am | To follow The Simpsons for Test Pattern Television we’re screening the current torch-bearer for animated comedy: Bob’s Burgers.
Wednesday, 8pm | Nitehawk’s Movie Trivia is back this month with four categories of questions based around the summer heat, long nights, crime in the city and big, fat Orson Welles. Also another round of “Name That Logo,” where you’re asked to identify production company logos with the names blurred out. Winners get a bunch of stuff — posters, movie tickets, gift cards — and everyone has a chance to win a free drink or two.
Wednesday, 12am | Wednesday Wrestling this week is WCW’s 1994 BASH AT THE BEACH, where Hulk Hogan met with Ric Flair in the ring for the first time. You can probably guess the outcome.
NEXT WEEK: Goddamn, baller-ass Ghostbusters!