Our Bill Paxton tribute continues with this hilarious double feature. In the satirical THE DARK BACKWARD, he’s an accordion-playing trash collector, and in the John Hughes teen comedy WEIRD SCIENCE, he’s a bullying older brother.
A fashion designer is bewitched by a model (THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT) and the cast and crew of a film await a missing director (BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE) in these two collaborations between German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and cinematographer Michael Ballhaus.
Our EU series continues with a refreshing look at corruption and power from the Czech Republic. Inspired by real-life events in the director’s life, THE TEACHER follows a charismatic, but cunning teacher in a 1980s Bratislava middle school. Program begins with the Polish short “Close Ties.” Discussion after the feature with THE TEACHER director Jan Hřebejk.