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All films are at the Zeiterion Theater unless otherwise noted.

Tickets available at Zeiterion.org

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

(John McPhail, 2018)

Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 7 PM
Free hot chocolate from 6:30 - 7 PM

Tarantino meets Baz Luhrmann meets George Romero in this Christmas-themed horror comedy musical with catchy songs, smart jokes, gifted cast, and a bunch of Scottish high school students facing off with the undead to save the ones they love. After its premiere at Fantastic Fest to rave reviews, this “Shaun of the Dead” disciple is a holiday viewing favorite for those who like their eggnog with a side of bloody Mary. 

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THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG

(Jacque Demy, 1964) 

Tuesday, Feb 14 at 7:00 PM
Free hot chocolate - 6:30 - 7:00 PM

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DANCER IN THE DARK

(Lars Von Trier, 2000) 

Tuesday, Jan 10 at 7:00 PM
Free hot chocolate - 6:30 - 7:00 PM

This is the film that Icelandic musical superstar, Björk, walked the red carpet for in her iconoclastic swan dress that even Lil Nas X can’t supplant. Directed by Lars Von Trier (BREAKING THE WAVES, MELANCHOLIA), DANCER IN THE DARK is a pathos powerhouse, a real doozy of emotion– and features one of the best musical numbers ever filmed with a moving train. 

 

Set in Washington state in 1964, the film tells the story of Selma Jezkova (Björk), a Czech immigrant working in a factory to support her 12-year old son. Suffering from a degenerative eye condition, Selma hides her condition from everyone except her close friend Kathy (Catherine Deneuve). When she isn’t working or taking care of her son, Selma rehearses for a community production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, accompanies Kathy to watch Hollywood musicals at the local cinema, and slips into her own performative musical daydreams. 

Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo star as two young lovers in the French coastal city of Cherbourg. Seventeen year old Genevieve (Deneuve) works at her mother’s tiny, struggling umbrella shop. Twenty year old Guy (Castelnuovo) is a handsome auto mechanic who cares for his grandmother. Though Genevieve’s mother disapproves of their love, the two secretly plan to marry. When Guy is drafted to fight in the Algerian War, their lives take different turns.  

 

A Cannes Film Festival Palm d’Or winner, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG features sumptuous production design with Kubrick-esque colors and dense patterning, and rivals Zeffifirelli’s ROMEO AND JULIET for its gripping depiction of impetuous youth. The perfect Valentine’s Day film (yes, it’s a little sad, but that just means y’all get to hold each other closer). 

 

UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG was also nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Foreign-Language Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song (“I Will Wait for You”)