Toxic Husbands

| Matt Levine | Husbands screens on 35mm at the Trylon from Sunday, September 19 to Tuesday, September 21. For tickets and more information, scroll to the bottom of this page. Husbands zeroes in on the real state of love and sex in our time… Cassavetes, Gazzara, et al., I...

Drunken Master 2: Jackie Chan’s Farewell to Hong Kong

| Alex Kies | Drunken Master 2 screens on 35mm at the Trylon from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12. For more information and tickets, visit trylon.org. Drunken Master 2 is one of the last classic traditional kung fu films the Hong Kong studio system produced. It’s a mishmash...

WINGS OF DESIRE Is My Secular Religion: Berlin’s Rebel Angels, Peter Falk, and Nick Cave in the Postmodern Muck

| Casey Jarrin | Why am I me and why not you? Why am I here and why not there? – Wings of Desire opening voiceover Here was one room; there another. Did religion solve that, or love? – Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway I can’t see you but I know...
Toxic Husbands

Toxic Husbands

| Matt Levine | Husbands screens on 35mm at the Trylon from Sunday, September 19 to Tuesday, September 21. For tickets and more information, scroll to the bottom of this page. Husbands zeroes in on the real state of love and sex in our time… Cassavetes, Gazzara, et al., I...

Drunken Master 2: Jackie Chan’s Farewell to Hong Kong

| Alex Kies | Drunken Master 2 screens on 35mm at the Trylon from Friday, September 10 to Sunday, September 12. For more information and tickets, visit trylon.org. Drunken Master 2 is one of the last classic traditional kung fu films the Hong Kong studio system produced. It’s a mishmash...
WINGS OF DESIRE Is My Secular Religion: Berlin’s Rebel Angels, Peter Falk, and Nick Cave in the Postmodern Muck

WINGS OF DESIRE Is My Secular Religion: Berlin’s Rebel Angels, Peter Falk, and Nick Cave in the Postmodern Muck

| Casey Jarrin | Why am I me and why not you? Why am I here and why not there? – Wings of Desire opening voiceover Here was one room; there another. Did religion solve that, or love? – Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway I can’t see you but I know...
Second Careers and Sad-Sack Affairs: Existential Aging in Arthur Penn’s Night Moves

Second Careers and Sad-Sack Affairs: Existential Aging in Arthur Penn’s Night Moves

|Chris Polley| Night Moves screens at the Trylon Cinema as part of the Florida Noir series from August 13 to 17. For more information and tickets, please visit the Trylon’s website at trylon.org. “How I hate these goddamn machines,” a disembodied voice speaks from the answering machine on the desk...
Safe

Safe

| Dave Gomshay | Safe screens at the Trylon Cinema on Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm. Chosen by long-time Trylon volunteer Dave Gomshay, the film is part of our Volunteer Programmers series. To purchase tickets or learn more about this screening, visit our website at trylon.org. Safe had a...

A Note on Jocelyne Saab and Screening Violence

|Michelle Baroody| On January 7, 2019, Lebanon lost a pioneering filmmaker, journalist, photographer, artist, and political thinker with the passing of Jocelyne Saab. Saab was born in Beirut on April 30, 1948, in the wake of the Second World War, when the Levant underwent numerous changes: Syria and Lebanon became...
Playtime

Playtime

|Tom Schroeder| If one considers a movie as a window opening upon a discrete panorama of life, then Jacques Tati created perhaps the most wonderfully compelling view I know in his 1967 masterpiece Playtime.  He built“Tativille,” a small facsimile of modern Paris on the outskirts of actual Paris, in which...
Les contretemps de M. Hulot

Les contretemps de M. Hulot

|Jesse Lawson| Compared to Jacques Tati’s previous films, Trafic (1971)—beautifully shot and staged as always and sharply edited to give its gags punctuating force like a stomp on the brakes—can appear somewhat aimless as a narrative, slightly jaundiced in outlook. Such criticisms inevitably invoke Playtime (1967), where a potentially glib...
Life Must Be Disrupted In Order To Be Revealed: The Recording As Record And The Hyper-Surveilled Entity Not Meant To Exist In An Unusual Summer

Life Must Be Disrupted In Order To Be Revealed: The Recording As Record And The Hyper-Surveilled Entity Not Meant To Exist In An Unusual Summer

|Lamia Abukhadra| This text is presented as part of the Mizna Film Series, a monthly selection which expands Mizna’s regular film programming to include screenings, critical essays, filmmaker interviews, and discussions exploring revolutionary forms of cinema from Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) and beyond. An Unusual Summer screens at...
The Erotic Underground: William Friedkin’s Cruising

The Erotic Underground: William Friedkin’s Cruising

|Kelly Krantz| The first time I saw William Friedkin’s Cruising was in the mid-90s, when I was in high school. I’d probably read about it in a zine, which is where I learned about most of the weird shit I liked at the time. Luckily, the small video store I...
Soleil Ô And A Transnational Third Cinema

Soleil Ô And A Transnational Third Cinema

|Ahmed AbdulMageed| This text is presented as part of the Mizna Film Series, a monthly selection which expands Mizna’s regular film programming to include screenings, critical essays, filmmaker interviews, and discussions exploring revolutionary forms of cinema from Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA) and beyond. Soleil Ô screens at the...
The Way of the Dragon

The Way of the Dragon

|John Moret| In the spring of 1970 a charismatic bit player and stuntman named Bruce Lee approached Warner Brothers to produce a show about a Shaolin Monk in the American West. Warner Brothers gave the greenlight for the show and cast a white actor in the role of the monk,...