December 11, 2012, - January 2, 2012,
On January 2, the Dryden Theatre will be going dark to undertake a renovation to provide the community with an even better movie-going experience. From more comfortable seats to technological upgrades for the digital age, the project is a large step for the Museum. Special events are being planned for March and April to celebrate the reopening – stay tuned!
November 5, 2010, @ 8:00 pm
(Fritz Lang, Germany 1927, 150 min., Digital Projection)
Director Fritz Lang’s prescient vision of an urban world in disarray has been digitally restored to its original premiere length, with more than 20 minutes of new footage recently discovered in South America. With this science fiction epic, Lang brought to the screen one of the most ambitious and iconic movies ever made. In a city of the future, slaves toil underground for a ruling class that lives above in an urban utopia. Amidst this setting, two young idealists hope to unite the workers and bring the two worlds together.
November 6, 2010, @ 8:00 pm
(36 VUES DU PIC SAINT LOUP, Jacques Rivette, France 2009, 84 min., French w/subtitles)
A lonely traveler, Vittorio (Sergio Castellito) gallantly repairs the car of Kate (Jane Birkin) along a winding mountain road. Meeting up in the next town, Vittorio discovers Kate has returned after many years to her family’s traveling circus. Intrigued, Vittorio stays for the show and soon finds himself a part of the troupe, all the while trying to learn the secret behind Kate’s prior sudden departure. Utterly charming, the latest film from French nouvelle vague maverick Jacques Rivette is a tale of lost love, chance encounters, and the transformative powers of art.
November 7, 2010, @ 7:00 pm
(Ringo Starr, UK 1972, 62 min., Digital Projection)
then at 8:15 p.m. WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE
(David Winters, US 1975, 80 min.)
Marc Bolan’s T Rex and Alice Cooper, the glam rock era’s two greatest acts, are seen at the height of their fame in this double feature of concert movies shot at London’s Wembley Arena. In Born to Boogie, Bolan’s charismatic performances of songs like “Jeepster” and “Bang a Gong (Get it On)” are interspersed with surreal vignettes co-starring former Beatle Ringo Starr. In Welcome to My Nightmare, painted-face showman Cooper performs hits like “School’s Out” and “I’m Eighteen” in a phantasmagoric circus that utilizes a giant spiderweb, a furry cyclops, and (before Michael Jackson) the voice of Vincent Price. Two films for one admission price.