Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater announced its fall schedule this week, a roster that includes special screenings, classic cinema and exclusive film premieres..
Here are a few highlights on the calendar:
Continuing through Oct. 19
Paul Thomas Anderson's latest follows a wandering WWII vet (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls under the influence of a cult leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
The film's received mostly rave reviews, with Phoenix already being considered the Oscar frontrunner for best actor.
The Alloy Orchestra plays “The Phantom of the Opera”
Friday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Alloy Orchestra returns to perform their own original score to the 1925 silent classic.
“Searching for Sugar Man”
Starts Friday, Oct. 12
In the late '60s, two producers discovered a musician in a Detroit bar. They recorded an album they believed was going to secure his reputation as one of the greatest recording artists of his generation. But the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, it became a phenomenon. Two fans then set out to find out what really happened. This documentary chronicles their search.
“The Color Wheel”
Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Writer-actor Carlen Altman will be in person to present her black-and-white indie, in which she plays an aspiring news anchor who embarks on a road trip with her brother.
A Q&A with Altman will follow the film.
“Evil Dead II”
Friday, Oct. 26 to Thursday, Nov. 1
Right in time for Halloween, here's Sam Raimi's blood-soaked cult classic.
Starts Friday, Nov. 30
One of the fall's biggest prestige pics has director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride and Prejudice”) adapting Tolstoy's epic. Keira Knightley fills the titular role, with Jude Law and Kelly MacDonald in the supporting cast. The film got mostly positive reviews and a few raves at the Toronto International Film Festival
Dundee Theatre also has its fall lineup posted.
Opening this Friday is “Liberal Arts,” a romcom from “How I Met Your Mother's” Josh Radnor about a bored thirtysomething who goes back to visit his old college and finds out he doesn't want to leave.
Starts Oct. 19
In this NC-17-rated, self-described “deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park murder story,” Matthew McConaughey plays a hitman who gets tangled in a deranged family's schemes.
A Nightmare on Dodge Street film marathon
Starts Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m.
100 discount tickets will be sold for $15; the following tickets will be $18 or $20 day-of-show. Pajamas encouraged.
This 12-hour marathon will feature “The Mist,” “The Shining,” “Halloween III: Season of the Witch,” “Psycho,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” “Un Chien Andalou” and “The ‘S' From Hell.”
Starts Nov. 2
John Krasinski is a loving husband tempted by his cute co-worker (Olivia Thirlby) in this drama written by Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's “Girls.”