A chocolate factory owner begins to distance himself from “his self” in early 1930s Berlin in Fassbinder’s dry filming of a Nabokov novel, wittily adapted by Tom Stoppard. Dirk Bogarde stars. (119 min.)
A downhearted Vietnam vet (Ed Harris) clashes with a newly arrived community of Vietnamese refugees in the shrimping waters of the Texas gulf in Malle’s fascinating look at American racial turmoil. (98 min.)
A staid Kansas town prepares for its annual Labor Day picnic. On the surface, this town is idyllic Americana, but underneath seethe some not-so-bucolic desires. Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell, and William Holden star. (115 min.)
Screening of the film about three American brothers (Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody and Jason Schwartzman) who meet in India for an eventful train trip involving humorous interactions with the locals and life changing experiences as their journey takes an unexpected new direction. Directed by Wes Anderson. Part of the Super Cinema series.
A heightened homage to Hitchcock’s much-valorized Vertigo, this Paul Schrader-written thriller induces bouts of dizziness through its whirlpooling camera moves, eddying Bernard Herrmann score, and maniacal plot twists, replete with body doubles and double crosses. (98 min.)
Fassbinder regular Volker Spengler here takes his star turn as a transsexual beset by doubts about her sex-change operation—only the most profound in a lifetime of futile gestures toward love. (124 min.)