SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Fall 2017 Special Presentations include a 35mm print of John Boorman’s 1967 crime masterpiece Point Blank, a postscript to our summer 2017 tribute to author Donald E. Westlake. Plus, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, David Lynch’s feature film prequel to his landmark television series and the return of Aleksandr Sokurov’s one-shot wonder, Russian Ark.

  • Sat., Sep. 9 | 7:00 PM
    4070 Vilas Hall

Marvin stars as Walker, his quintessential tough guy role, in this adaptation of a “Parker” novel by Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake). After being double-crossed in a heist by both his best friend and his wife, Walker begins a quest to retrieve his half of the money…and exact a little personal revenge. Walker’s journey, shot in widescreen and told in a brilliantly edited elliptical style, takes him through several architecturally dazzling Los Angeles locations and San Francisco’s Alcatraz Prison. The acclaimed second feature by British director Boorman (Deliverance, Excalibur) is an existential action classic and an influence on countless films, including Mel Gibson’s remake, Payback.

  • Fri., Sep. 29 | 7:00 PM
    4070 Vilas Hall

As the latest season of Twin Peaks concludes, return to the dawn of Lynch’s 25-year saga. Depicting the last seven days in the life of Laura Palmer, this harrowing prequel only deepens the mysteries of everything that follows.  Free from network censors, Lynch fearlessly detonates the tone of the original TV series, deranging it into an inescapable, big-screen nightmare. Special pre-show material assembled by Daniel Knox. (MK)