Event Horizon (1997)
Set in the year 2047, the paranormal sci-fi spirit of Paul WS Anderson stars Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne as crew members of the rescue ship Lewis and Clark. Their mission? To recover the Event Horizon, a spaceship that disappeared into a haunted black hole seven years ago and probably should have stayed there. Screens on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the film. Hollywood, August 12.
Scott Pilgrim vs the world (2010) and We are little zombies (2019)
5th Avenue’s “Punk Kidz” double feature. The star Pilgrim is a battle between the dorky bassist of Michael Cera and the Seven Evil Exes of his maniacal pixie dream girl, while Zombies is an acclaimed Japanese musical drama about four 13-year-old orphans who form a rock band. 5th Avenue, from August 12 to 14.
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
In this “anti-Western” period play by Robert Altman, a gambler in a fur coat (Warren Beatty) and a brothel woman (Julie Christie) become unlikely business partners in a small Washington mining town. Part five of Cinema 21’s “Seven From the 70s” series, this screening features an introduction by film programmer Elliot Lavine. Cinema 21, August 13.
Bad Education (2004)
Visionary Pedro Almodóvar directs this stylized meta-drama about a director whose life is turned upside down when a trans woman claiming to be his childhood friend (Gael García Bernal) shows up with a short story she wrote, hoping for a role in his next movie. Screens as part of Hollywood’s “Thank God It’s Queer” series. Hollywood, August 15.
fist of fury (1972)
In Bruce Lee’s second major film role, the legendary martial artist choreographs his own fight scenes as a kung fu student defending Chinese honor against Japanese imperialism, while avenging his master’s murder. Screens at Clinton’s Bruce Lee Film Festival. Clinton, August 15.
Academy: Issuance (1972), August 12-18. Anaconda (1997), August 12-18. Clinton: Shadowplay: Women in Experimental Animation, August 10. Hollywood: Play Misty for me (1971), August 10. The Scarlet Empress (1934), August 11. Once upon a Time in the West (1968), August 13. heavy metal (1981), August 16. PAM CUT: Cryptozoo (2021), August 12.