LANDMARK’S NUART THEATRE Announces Fall-Winter Schedule
Hey Los Angeles… grab your popcorn, because Landmark Theatres has announced it’s Fall-Winter film calender for the Nuart Theatre. It highlights limited-run films to avid cinephiles in Los Angeles, offering an essential guide for audiences to discover exciting films that may never enjoy the publicity of nationwide exposure. Included in the mix of programming are documentaries, reissues, features from a variety of foreign countries and other edgy, alternative cinema.
Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles
Showtimes and information: (310)281-8223
Friday, October 14 – Thursday, October 20
THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY
A son’s riveting look at a father whose life seemed straight out of a spy thriller, THE MAN NOBODY KNEW uncovers the secret world of legendary CIA spymaster William Colby, who rose through the ranks of “The Company” and soon was involved in covert operations in Vietnam and other hot spots around the globe. But after decades of obediently taking on the White House’s toughest and dirtiest assignments, and rising to become Director of CIA, Colby defied the President. Braving intense controversy, he opened up to Congress some of the agency’s darkest, most tightly held secrets and extra-legal operations. Now, his son Carl Colby asks a series of powerful and relevant questions about the father who was a ghost-like presence in the family home—and the intelligence officer who became a major force in American history, paving the way for today’s provocative questions about security and secrecy vs. liberty and morality. The film forges a fascinating mix of rare archival footage, never-before-seen photos, and interviews with former National Security Advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director James Schlesinger, as well Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Bob Woodward, Seymour Hersh and Tim Weiner. (USA, 2011)
Fri – Sun at 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55; Mon – Thurs at 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55
IN PERSON: Filmmaker Carl Colby will speak to audiences at 7:30 & 9:55 shows on Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, plus at 5:00 show on Sunday, October 16.
Friday, October 21-Thursday, October 27
REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back…with a vengeance. In REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR, director Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?)takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, REVENGE follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself. Featuring CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg “Gadget” Abbott. Narrated by Tim Robbins. (USA, 2011) http://www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com
Fri at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10 & 9:50; Sat & Sun at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50; Mon – Thurs at 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50
IN PERSON: Director Chris Paine and Greg “Gadget” Abbott will speak to audiences at 2:50, 5:10, and 7:30 shows, on both Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23.
Friday, October 28- Thursday, November 3
“While the Cold War heats up on the world stage, rebellious youth in 1955 Moscow wage a cultural battle against dismal Soviet conformity, donning brightly colored black-market clothing, adopting American nicknames and reveling in forbidden jazz. Straight-laced 20-year-old Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) finds these brazen “hipsters” shocking until he falls under the spell of one, namely Polly (Oksana Akinshina), and joins the new revolution. Soon he’s a peacock, cavorting in the latest flashy fashions, sporting an enormous pompadour and wailing on the saxophone—all in an exuberant musical that delves into a chapter of Russian history little known to outsiders. The winner of four Nika Awards (Russia’s Oscar) including Best Film, this vivid confection offers an irresistible blend of romance, comedy, drama, music, dance and politics in a story specific to the Soviet experience but universal in its celebration of self-expression and spirited opposition to mandated conformity.”—Mill Valley Film Festival. Also starring Evgenia Khirivskaya. (Russia, 2008)
Fri- Sun at 1:20, 4:10, 7:00 & 9:45; Mon- Thurs at 5:40 & 8:30
Friday, November 4- Thursday, November 10
THE OTHER F WORD
THE OTHER F WORD explores the life of Jim Lindberg, 20-year veteran of the skate punk band Pennywise. The film follows Lindberg on his moving and often humorous journey from belting out his band’s anthem, “Fuck Authority” to embracing his ultimate pivotal authoritarian role in mid-life, fatherhood. The documentary features a large chorus of Punk Rock’s leading men—including Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea, and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath. Shot in various cities around the world, the film offers an intimate look at what life is like both on and off the road with the dads themselves offering their own thoughts on the punk rock scene, their careers, family life, and what it takes to balance each element in their lives. Combining archival footage, rare personal at-home interviews, and performances captured from current tours, THE OTHER F WORD is a heartfelt ride from the anti-establishment punk revolution to the endearing lessons that come with fatherhood and raising a family. Directed by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins. (USA, 2011)
Fri – Sun at 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55; Mon – Thurs at 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55
Friday, November 11- Thursday, November 24 (two weeks)
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst, Best Actress Award winner at the Cannes International Film Festival) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård of “True Blood” and Straw Dogs) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth…Melancholia is a psychological disaster film from controversial director Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Antichrist). Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt co-star. (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, 2011) http://www.magpictures.com/melancholia
Fri – Sun at 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 & 10:00; Mon – Thurs at 2:00, 5:15 & 8:30
Friday, November 25- Thursday, December 1
WEEKEND- New 35mm Print!
Writer/director Jean-Luc Godard’s scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a petit-bourgeois couple (Jean Yanne, Mireille Darc) travel across the French countryside while civilization crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece single-take of an endless traffic jam, WEEKEND is a surreally funny and deeply disturbing expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of Godard’s career—and, according to the credits, cinema itself. WEEKEND is full of rage, violence and cruelty, but it is also full of tender poetry, metaphor and endlessly exciting imagery (courtesy of the great cinematographer Raoul Coutard). From the legendary director of Breathless, Contempt, Band of Outsiders, Alphaville, Masculin Féminin and Pierrot le Fou.(France/Italy, 1967)
Fri – Sun at 12:30, 2:50, 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55; Mon – Thurs at 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55
Friday, December 2- Thursday, December 8
Writer/director Takeshi Kitano (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks, Brother, Sonatine) returns with his latest gangland drama, OUTRAGE. In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making short-lived allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo (the filmmaker performing under his alias Beat Takeshi) has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Before long, several yakuza clans are out for blood in their constant battle for power and money. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance. It’s Bad Guy vs. Bad Guy in a spiraling outrage of gang warfare… (Japan, 2010) http://www.outragefilm.com
Fri – Sun at 12:00, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 & 9:55; Mon – Thurs at 5:00, 7:30 &9:55
Friday, December 9- Thursday, December 15
I MELT WITH YOU
Richard (Thomas Jane, “Hung”), Ron (Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”), Jonathan (Rob Lowe, “The West Wing”) and Tim (Christian McKay, Me and Orson Welles) are friends from college who gather for a weekend each year to celebrate their friendship and catch up with each other. On the surface, they look like other men going through life: they have careers and families and responsibilities. But as with many people, there is more to them than meets the eye. As the weekend progresses, they go down the rabbit hole of excess. Fueled by sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, their bacchanalian reunion drives them to an unexpected place where they are forced to confront themselves and the choices they’ve made. I MELT WITH YOU is a kinetic and visceral ensemble drama, exploring themes of masculinity and friendship with a groundbreaking visual style and a dizzying post-punk soundtrack. Original music by tomandandy. Co-starring Carla Gugino, Sasha Grey, Arielle Kebbel and Tom Bower. Directed by Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies). (USA, 2011)
Fri – Sun at 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 & 9:55; Mon – Thurs at 4:30, 7:15 & 9:55
Friday, December 16- Thursday, December 22
CORMAN’S WORLD is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some who launched their careers within Corman’s unforgettable world of filmmaking (Jack Nicholson, Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, William Shatner and more), this documentary chronicles how Corman created his cult film empire, one low-budget success at a time, capitalizing on undiscovered talent, and pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking. Director Alex Stapleton weaves archival footage from Corman’s early days of genre-defining classics—the original Fast and Furious, the original Little Shop of Horrors, The Crybaby Killer, The Intruder, House of Usher and The Wild Angels (which at that point in 1966 was his 100th film)—with present day video of him and his wife Julie on location still at work as they continue to produce and distribute films outside the studio system: fast, cheap and out-of-this-world! (USA, 2011)http://www.cormansworld.com
Fri – Sun at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50; Mon – Thurs at 5:10, 7:30 & 9:50
MIDNIGHT MOVIE SHOWINGS
Fridays at midnight – “CineInsomnia” series:
10/14: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE- No one under 18 admitted
10/21: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: FULL SEQUENCE- No one under 18 admitted
10/28: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (additional show for Halloween weekend)
11/4: THE NEVERENDING STORY- Co-star Noah Hathaway in person!
11/11: no midnight show this week due to running time of regular feature.
11/18: TRUE ROMANCE
11/25: BACK TO THE FUTURE
12/2: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE- 40th anniversary (first opened Dec. ’71)
12/9: DIE HARD presented by Cinema Cool Show.com
12/16: THE TRIP (Roger Corman, 1967)
12/23: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
12/30: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
1/6: WILD AT HEART
Saturdays at Midnight:
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW w/ Sins O’ the Flesh live!
No shows 12/24 and 12/31 (Will play on Friday night 12/23 & 12/30 instead. Plus extra Halloween weekend show on Fri. 10/28)