The Fifth Element
Of course the Trylon issued some multi-passes that can get you into Luc Beson’s sci-fi space masterpiece The Fifth Element! So great. Everyone’s performance in this flick is on point, especially Milla Jovovich making her wide-eyed character’s chemistry work with Bruce Willis. MON-TUES. $8. TIX >>

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
Shift MN and Video Variant continue the PRIDE celebrations by hosting a free screening of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, plus some shorts by local queer filmmakers and a discussion of LGBTQ+ activism. SAT. TIX >>

Anthill Films Presents: Return to Earth
Strap in to your seat, the ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films, Return to Earth takes you biking full speed through coastal jungles of Oahu, Utah’s otherworldly landscapes, and the untouched mountains of Patagonia. TUES. TIX >>

MSP Film Society Recs
Really great week of classic culture at St. Anthony Main: Kenneth Branagh wrote and directed Shakespeare biopic All is True and got Judi Dench and Ian McKellen to be in it for a slam dunk blockbuster for bard fans. Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood is a walk an immersive documentary journey through both the life and painting of the Italian master. Daisy Ridley (aka Rey from Star Wars) stars as the titular Ophelia in one of those switcheroos where she, not Hamlet, is the hero of the reinterpretation. 

Movies Trivia at Moon Palace
If you’re into this newsletter and love movies, try your hand at the Moon Palace Movies Trivia—but be forewarned that’s it can definitely be a challenge, if for film buffs. TUES. INFO >>

Traveling Patio Picture Show
Ok. Regular Readers know we’re mega-fans of Trash Film Debauchery and Indeed Brewing and the Trylon, which means we’re huge fans of their combined forces for the can’t-miss summer fun of the Traveling Patio Picture Show. But we don’t know about Vampire’s Kiss. It’s insane, even for a Nicholas Cage film. He’s just wild in this one. If you’re really looking for something to disturb you, this is it. It’s really the only time it’s proper to use the phrase “bat shit crazy”. We warned you. WEDS. INFO >>

A Shot in the Dark
Director Blake Edwards follows up on his wildly successful The Pink Panther with possibly an even better, but definitely more fun, film with Peter Sellers as Chief Inspector Clouseau. How can you possible swap out Capucine? Bring in the knockout Elke Sommer. THURS. TIX >>

Framing John Delorean Premiere
You know the iconic car from Back to the Future and Miami Vice, but do you know the story of money, power, politics, drugs, and scandal that’s the true story of designer John Delorean? The new documentary at the Lagoon puts together archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin(!). FRI. TIX >>

Alamo Drafthouse Picks
Classic Arnold films that we’ll always mention: Conan the Barbarian and PREDATOR. This week’s Terror Tuesday is the late 90s sci-fi classic Event Horizon. Go back to the old west with Sergio Leone’s monumental Once Upon a Time in the West with Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, and Henry Fonda. Here’s something special: There’s a new 4K restoration of Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing.  

Liberating Hollywood
Whoa! Both Between the Lines and Girlfriends appear in the recent film series that was inspired by the new cool book Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors and the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, written by Maya Montañez Smukler. Smukler, the manager of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Research and Study Center, and film series programmer K. J. Relth will both on hand at the Trylon for some of the screenings this weekend to discuss the films and also sign books. FRI-SUN. TIX >>