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Special Screenings This Week

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Starring: Thomas Meighan, Doris Kenyon

Conquest of Canaan

In Brief: For more information about Conquest of Canaan read this week's cover story. The Grail Moviehouse will screen Conquest of Canaan on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now for $15 at the Grail's website.
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Starring: René Clair, Francis Picabia, Erik Satie, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Borlin, Georges Auric

Entr’acte/Man With a Movie Camera

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In Brief: Those who enjoyed the AFS' Surrealist triple-feature are in for a real treat this week when we show two of the greatest experimental films ever made. First up, we have René Clair's 1924 classic celebration of Dada and dance, Entr'acte — featuring the dancers of the Ballets Suédois, music composed by Erik Satie and cameos from Satie, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp.…
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Starring: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles, Jack O'Halloran, Anthony Zerbe

Farewell, My Lovely

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In Brief: One of my favorite Robert Mitchum performances and one of the best ever portrayals of Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, Dick Richards' 1973 Farewell, My Lovely holds its own against the best nostalgia noir of the '70s, Chinatown included. Marlowe is the role Mitchum was born to play, and even in his late fifties he fits…
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Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi, Isao Kimura

High and Low

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In Brief: For his 1963 suspense film High and Low, Akira Kurosawa seems to have been actually trying to draw the wrath of those who find his work too “Western” by choosing the Ed McBain novel King’s Ransom for his source material. What could possibly be more Western — indeed, more downright American — than a…
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Starring: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Elisha Cook Jr.

Messiah of Evil

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In Brief: Have you ever wondered what would happen if the husband-and-wife screenwriting team that penned the scripts for American Graffiti, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Howard the Duck decided to co-write, produce and direct a movie about cannibalistic ghoul vampires inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and George Romero? Well they did, and the THPS…