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January 27, 2019 / Western

A band of outlaws, led by “Papa” Clellan, hold up in a ghost town as they plan an attack on a wagon train loaded with gold. The unexpected arrival of a stagecoach forces the gang to hold the passengers and driver as hostages. The later arrival of a wanderer, John Trey, sets in motion events not in “Papa” Clellan’s original plan.

January 27, 2019 / Western

A murderous western outlaw, his wife, a disgraced gambler and a faded dance hall floozie and a few other socially undesirable characters are trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin. As the chances for rescue fade, the true natures of the cabin’s occupants rise to the surface.

January 26, 2019 / Family

Hugh Mitchell is campaigning for Mayor of Lawtonville against the incumbent, Fulderwilder, but his having trouble with his son, Danny, who persists in telling lies. Trouble starts brewing when Danny, who is “assisting” the town’s new doctor, Antonia Cordell, slips his father’s campaign handbills into the envelopes containing the doctor’s announcement cards. Mayor Fulderwilder accuses Mitchell of complicity in the affair.

January 26, 2019 / Comedy

This comedy-drama by George Marshall revolves around the amorous entanglements of four G.I. photographers on leave in Japan from their last mission in the Korean War. The men, headed by officer Andy Cyphers check into a house with four resident geishas and immediately misunderstand what a geisha does for a living. Once they get straightened out about the musical, cultural, and educational background of geishas — and after spending some time with the four women, the men begin to pair off. 

January 26, 2019 / Documentary

Footage from three distinct visits to the home of Jerome Hill make up this tribute to him. Mekas visited Hill in 1966 with P. Adams Sitney. He then returned briefly in 1967 and again after Hill’s death in 1974. This elegy is dedicated to Hill, who may have felt as much an exile as Mekas did. Music performed by Hill, Taylor Mead, Charles Rydell and others makes up the soundtrack.

January 26, 2019 / Documentary

On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono’s art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, curated by David Ross, presently Director of Whitney Museum, in New York. On the same day an unusual group of John’s and Yoko’s friends, including Ringo, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Krasner, and many others, gathered to celebrate John’s birthday. This film is an visual and audio record of that event.

January 26, 2019 / Documentary
January 24, 2019 / Drama