Saturday, September 24 at Railroad Square Cinema
Over 160 independent Art House Theaters including Railroad Square Cinema will participate in an exciting nationwide celebration of the cultural and community growth that art house theaters promote with a special program of exclusive offerings for our audiences. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain physical spaces where film lovers can congregate and connect with each other around intrepid, creative filmmaking. Here at Railroad Square, we have a full day of special events for you as well as FREE POPCORN for members and special raffles and giveaways!
1:00 TIME BANDITS
The premiere of a new 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Terry Gilliam! Time Bandits is a remarkable time-travel fantasy from Monty Python’s Gilliam, who utilizes fantastic set design and homemade special effects to create a vivid, original universe as a group of renegade dwarves and a young boy embark on a time travelling adventure taking them from ancient Greece to Robin Hood’s forest. With John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelly Duvall, Ian Holm and mucho others. PG. 110 Min.
3:15 HEADING SOUTH
Lead Actress Karen Young will introduce 35mm screening. Q&A to follow.
Set in Haiti during the late 1970s and based on stories by Dany Laferrière, the heat comes not only from the summertime tropical setting. Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, and Louise Portal head a group of single middle-aged women who have come for sun, fun, and romance. They desire the solicitous attention of attractive young Haitian men, and teenaged Legba (Menothy Cesar, winner of the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the Venice Film Festival) is an especially prized companion for whom the women vie. “A gem…a beautifully written, seamlessly directed film with award-worthy performances by Ms. Rampling and Ms. Young”— (Stephen Holden, NYT). In English and in French with English subtitles. Unrated. 108 Min.
7:30 DANNY SAYS
Theatrical premiere of this terrific first-run documentary! Once dubbed the underground “mayor of New York,” Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in the music and culture of the late 20th century, working for The Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, and Nico, and managing groundbreaking artists like The Stooges, MC5 and The Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout, to “hippie yenta” at Warhol’s Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to punk pioneer and beyond. Led by Fields’ hilariously droll commentary, the film features outrageous anecdotes recounted by Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone, Lenny Kaye and many others. They tell the wild story of a man whose taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, turned out to have been prescient. Unrated. 108 Min.
9:30 DANCE PARTY WITH PUNK ROCK COVER BAND: remones reduxed (Free admission!)