Friday, June 15, 2012

Fwd: The New Walker Cinema Opens June 22



Announcing the New Walker Cinema

Opening Weekend June 22–24

The opening of our newly renovated cinema brings us to the threshold of an exciting moment in the history of film at the Walker. Fully upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment, the new cinema is a dream for people who love film, from the rare and historic to the cutting-edge and contemporary.

Please celebrate with us during a weekend of special screenings to mark the occasion.

—Sheryl Mousley, Curator

Area Premiere

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Fri, June 22, 7:30 pm

Free, Sold Out
Call 612.375.7600 to join the waitlist

The darling of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and winner of its Grand Jury Prize, this film also took the Camera D'or at the Cannes Film Festival. Opens June 29 at the Lagoon Cinema. Presented in association with Fox Searchlight and Cinesearch.

Twin Cities Exclusive

This Is Not a Film

Sat, June 23, 7:30 pm

$9 ($7 Walker members, students and seniors)

Smuggled out of Iran, this "remarkable and extraordinary" (The New Yorker) film documents the courage of Jafar Panahi, a filmmaker under house arrest who refuses to be silenced.

Live Music

Aelita: Queen of Mars

Sun, June 24, 3 pm

$12 ($10)

Campy, erotic, sci-fi brilliance: What more could you want in a Soviet hit from 1924? Filmharmonia Duo's live score, featuring theatrical organ and theremin, enhances the screening of this rarity from the Walker's Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection.


About the Renovation

picture of Cinema seat

Film Program Manager Kathie Smith explains how the renovation makes the Walker Cinema the most advanced— and most flexible— theater in the region.

Film intern Matt Levine takes issue with the latest round of "film is dead" claims.


Coming in July

Introduced by the Director

Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives

Wed, July 11 and Fri, July 13, 7:30 pm

$9 ($7)

Archivist Dwight Swanson mines a trove of home movies to show 16 gems spanning nine decades.

Target Free Thursday Night

Home Movie Night

Thu, July 12, 7:30 and 8:30 pm

Dig your old home movies out of the basement and bring them to this free event. Experts will examine your film and offer tips on preservation. Your movie may even make it to the big screen!

Twin Cities Exclusive

Marina Abramović:
The Artist Is Present


Fri–Sun, July 20–22

$9 ($7)

An engrossing portrait of the legendary artist and her 730-hour MoMA performance are at the center of this journey into the world of contemporary performance art.


Advance Screening

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Wed, July 25, 7:30 pm

$9 ($7)

The inside story of a dissident for the digital age, who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. Opens at Lagoon Cinema August 3. Thanks to IFC Films.

Summer Music and Movies

Night Moves with Spellbound

Mon, July 30, 7 pm

Loring Park

Kick off Summer Music and Movies with groovers Night Moves, DJ Mary Lucia from The Current, and Hitchcock's classic featuring a dream sequence designed by Salvador Dalí.

Closing Soon

whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir

Closes Sunday, July 8

Free, Lecture Room

Replete with spies and intrigue, this never-ending film noir by Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation shuffles video and sound clips to create a continuously shifting mystery set somewhere in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.


Additional News


Natalie Portman has signed to star in Lynne Ramsay's upcoming Western Jane Got a Gun. Ramsay was the subject of an In Context Retrospective this past February at the Walker.


Read MUBI's interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul on love, filmmaking and vampire-ghosts. This October, the Walker Channel will present a commissioned work from Weerasethakul.


Follow walker_film on Twitter for the latest updates on filmmakers, blog posts, and industry news— with a Walker bent.



 

Major support to renovate the Walker Art Center's Cinema and to preserve and digitize the Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Study Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.

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