We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Jet Li’s #FistOfLegend August 23 @cinefamily!
Are you ready for one of the most bizarre film freakouts birthed by Seventies Hollywood? ‘Cuz THE BABY screens in 35mm midnight tonight @Cinefamily!
Friday / Saturday midnights this week @Cinefamily!
Beware! On August 16 we’re screening the supreme 1973 freakout THE BABY @Cinefamily in 35mm!
He’ll save every one of us! Flash Gordon screens @cinefamily this Saturday in 35mm!
Talking MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO with Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu!
Buttons for next week’s #FlashGordon midnight @Cinefamily!
Up From The Depths presents a 35mm screening of J.C., the insane 1972 Jesus biker movie, July 31 at @Cinefamily!
I always know where I am by the way that the road looks. Like I just know that I’ve been here before. MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO screens Saturday @Cinefamily!
MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
presented by Xiu Xiu
Saturday, July 26, 2014 // Tickets
Xiu Xiu are a longtime favorite band around here, a unique blend of post-punk heartache and experimental ideals — so we’re excited that frontman Jamie Stewart is stopping by in the midst of a national tour, to present a film that’s deeply influenced his life and music. Gus Van Sant’s poetic 1991 road movie is truly affecting, traveling a sad, lonely and visually stunning path that beautifully evokes a state of drifting need and passionate longing. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star as young hustlers: Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic dreaming of the mother that abandoned him, and Scott, the wayward son of a rich family and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves and johns, they take a dreamy quest from the grungy streets to the open highways in search of home. But, don’t fear, it’s not a total downer; Udo Kier even sings and dances with a lamp. A pioneering American work filled with stylized flair, surreal imagery, Shakespeare references and two seriously sexy leads exploring their abilities, My Own Private Idaho helped take New Queer Cinema mainstream, cemented Phoenix’s legacy and still leaves an impact on everyone that watches it.
Dir. Gus Van Sant, 1991, 35mm, 104 min.
$12, Free for Cinefamily Members
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