Church of Film

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Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of our vintage theater, we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.

Other locations include Century Bar on Sandy Boulevard and the North Star Ballroom. Check the CofF Facebook page for more information about other screenings.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 22
8:00pm
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Media: 
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HEROIC PURGATORY
Director: 
Yoshishige Yoshida
Country: 
Japan
Year: 
1970
Runtime: 
118 minutes

An engineer's wife brings a lost teenager home. When a man posing as her father arrives to retrieve her, the engineer begins to remember his past as a revolutionary in the 1950s. What ensues is a vast, intricate puzzle in dream logic, darting between past, present, and future, fantasy and reality, sexuality and politics, as Japan's younger generations struggle in a radical stasis, unable to escape the incessant repetitions of past betrayals and failures. HEROIC PURGATORY was Kuji Yoshida's achingly beautiful follow-up to his legendary EROS + MASSACRE, and perhaps the most profound distillation of his revolutionary ideas and aesthetics. 

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds