rarefilmm | The Cave of Forgotten Films Posts

December 21, 2018 / Pre Code
December 20, 2018 / Comedy

Based on George Ade’s play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women’s-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a Wyoming county, has to decide to do what’s right and lose the election, or what’s wrong and win it. 

December 20, 2018 / Drama
December 20, 2018 / Comedy

Dreamlike satire about a young man who resists getting a job at the lone employing conglomerate in his dreary industrial town, but changes his mind when he discovers the plant’s boiler room has the perfect climate to assist him with his pet horticultural (fungal) project.

December 20, 2018 / Comedy

Dan and Doc are incompetent desperados who plan to give crime one more try before going straight. Miss Amity Babb is the shapely toast of Empty Cup, Colorado who sets prices by Wall Street, never loses at poker, and rules the town (and the sheriff) with a cash register in a velvet glove. When Amity and our two heroes meet, the slapstick burlesque of Western cliches grows ever wilder…

December 19, 2018 / Foreign
December 19, 2018 / Experimental

The Man Who Envied Women wryly chronicles the aftermath of a breakup between a philandering professor, played by two different actors, and his artist wife, voiced by choreographer Trisha Brown, who serves as the largely unseen narrator. Yet the work’s concerns radiate far beyond the couple, expanding to include film history and on-the-ground politics alike—punctuating the piece are a variety of cinematic quotations, from Hollis Frampton to Barbara Stanwyck, as well as documentary footage of spirited exchanges about American imperialism in Latin America and the housing crisis in New York.

December 19, 2018 / Experimental

Yvonne Rainer’s landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.