The staff at the KiMo Theatre has assembled an epic tribute to the most cinematic of directors, Stanley Kubrick. The Stanley Kubrick Retrospective will span the filmmaker’s entire career and will feature 11 of his films—from 1955 to 1999. The event starts this Saturday, May 25, with Kubrick’s first feature, the 1955 film noir Killer’s Kiss. Following Killer’s Kiss will be the 1956 crime film The Killing on June 1. On June 22, it’s the 1957 war drama Paths of Glory, and on June 29, it’s the Oscar-winning Biblical epic Spartacus (both of which star Kirk Douglas). Future screenings include Dr. Strangelove (July 13), 2001: A Space Odyssey (July 20), A Clockwork Orange (July 27), Barry Lyndon (Aug. 3), The Shining (Aug. 17), Full Metal Jacket (Aug. 31) and Eyes Wide Shut (Sept. 7). This is a terrific way to get immersed in the work of a master filmmaker. The only thing missing is 1962’s Lolita. All films are on Saturday evenings and all start at 7 p.m. Tickets ($5-$7) are available at KiMoTickets.com.
The one, the only, the original Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn will come screaming back to Guild Cinema this Friday and Saturday night at 10:15 and midnight as part of Alibi Midnight Movie Madness. In addition to presenting the 1987 film on the big screen in 35mm as God and Sam Raimi intended, we’ll be hosting a special, limited-edition poster release. The new Evil Dead II poster is designed and printed by local artists Soto and Jon Sanchez. The silk-screened posters will be on sale in the Guild lobby, and we’ll be giving one away as a doorprize at each of the four screenings. That’s in addition to the great doorprizes from Stranger Factory! If the event is successful, we’re hoping to bring more interpretive posters by local artists to future Midnight Movies. Check out guildcinema.com for more info.