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Why Don’t You Play in Hell

why dont you play in hell

January 29-Febrauary 1
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9:15 pm
(JAPAN 2013, 126 min.) 14A
(In Japanese with English subtitles)

Ten years ago, the Kitagawa yakuza clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan at Muto’s own home, only to have Muto’s wife fight back. This unexpectedly left the Kitagawa clan in shambles, with their top hitman Ikegmai wounded and Muto’s wife in prison. Despite the carnage, the most unfortunate fallout from this attack is when Muto’s beloved daughter, Mitsuko, has her adorable toothpaste commercial taken off the air. “Master filmmaker Sion Sono (Love Exposure;Cold Fish) describes his frenzied, gleeful new masterpiece as “an action film about the love of 35 mm.” Based on a screenplay he wrote nearly fifteen years ago, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is among Sono’s very best work, as his trademark excess and outrageousness is infused with an affection for the previous century of Japanese cinema. Endlessly irreverent and wildly, hilariously visceral, Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is a Tarantino-esque ode to the Yakuza films of yore, and features an over-the-top, blood-soaked finale for the ages.” Drafthouse films

Gemma Bovery

gemma bovary

January 29-February 1
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9:15-11 pm
(FRANCE 2013, 99 min.) STC
(In French and English)

Flaubert and comedy collide in the unassuming charm of Anne Fontaine’s new film. Martin is an ex-Parisian literary hipster now the baker in a picturesque Norman village. All that remains of his youthful ambitions is a lively imagination and a passion for Gustave Flaubert. Martin is positively giddy when an English couple named Gemma and Charles Bovery move next door to him and he becomes convinced they are Flaubert’s creations. Turning into a director of his beloved classic, he intervenes in their lives to extreme comic effect. But it seems to handsome Bovery’s next door never read Flaubert.

The Kite Runner

the kite runner

February 4
Wednesday, 6:45 pm
(2007, 125 min.) 14A
Show starts at 6:45 pm

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, Whose son is in trouble.