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UNUSUAL MUSICALS!

Not the same 'ol song and dance. 

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THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS  2001

"A go-for-broke animation-comedy-fantasy-horror-musical spectacle."
— Slant Magazine

From Takashi Miike, the prolific director of genre milestones AUDITION and ICHI THE KILLER, comes THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS—a movie that can best be described as THE SOUND OF MUSIC meets DAWN OF THE DEAD. Guests are turning up dead at a peaceful country inn owned by the Katakuris family. To keep bad word of mouth from spreading, the Katakuris chop up and bury the guests. But that's only the beginning of their problems. Featuring grotesque stop motion animation, surreal musical numbers, and gore-lusting zombies, THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS stands tall as one of the most unique, bizarre, and satisfying horror-comedies ever made.

Director: Takashi Miike

Starring: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, 

Shinji Takeda

Runtime: 113 min., Japan

Language: Japanese w/ English subtitles

Sunday, May 5

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ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T 1977

In the early 1960s in Paris, two young women become friends. Pomme is an aspiring singer. Suzanne is a pregnant country girl unable to support a third child. Pomme lends Suzanne the money for an illegal abortion, but a sudden tragedy soon separates them. Ten years later, they reunite at a demonstration and pledge to keep in touch via postcard, as each of their lives is irrevocably changed by the women’s liberation movement. A buoyant hymn to sisterly solidarity rooted in the hard-won victories of a generation of women, One Sings, the Other Doesn’t is one of Agnès Varda’s warmest and most politically trenchant films, a feminist musical for the ages.

Friday, May 10

Director: Agnes Varda

Starring: Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès

Runtime: 121 min., France

Language: French w/ English subtitles

Sunday, May 12

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ROCK N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL 1979

Teen punkette Riff Randall (P.J. Soles of CARRIE and HALLOWEEN) has one abiding fantasy: to meet the dreamy Ramones, and get them to perform one of her songs. Standing in her way is Principal Togar (Warhol star Mary Woronov), who runs Vince Lombardi High like a despot — until the boys from Forest Hills lead a student body putsch and rock the school down to its foundations. A tribute to the after-school bedroom sexual awakening, when one daydreams of Joey joining you in the shower.

Saturday, May 18

Director: Allan Arkush

Starring: PJ Soles, The Ramones, Mary Woronov, Clint Howard

Runtime: 93 min., USA

Language: English

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CRY-BABY 1990

Eisenhower is President. Rock ‘n’ Roll is king. And Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the baddest hood in his high school. Johnny Depp heads up a supercool cast as the irresistible bad boy whose amazing ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild. It’s the hysterical high-throttle world of 1954 in director John Waters’ outrageous musical comedy. 

Friday, May 24

Saturday, May 25

Director: John Waters

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords

Runtime: 85 min., USA

Language: English

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