Revival Series

Each week repertory films will be presented on 35mm prints and DCP in The Charles’ original 362 seat theatre. There are three showings of a movie each week.

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Even Dwarfs Started Small
Nightmare Alley (1947) Saturday, May 28
Floating Weeds Saturday, June 4
The Warriors Thursday, June 9
The Last Picture Show Saturday, June 11

Even Dwarfs Started Small

Werner Herzog’s second feature focuses on an isolated community of little people who, for reasons never made clear, succumb to escalating anarchy in the form of practical jokes, food fights, vandalism, and other forms of what can only be called shenanigans. That’s it. There’s no plot, and perhaps no point, but it’s hard to imagi more »

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1/5

Nightmare Alley (1947)

The only thing Guillermo Del Toro’s lavish 2022 version of William Lindsey Gresham’s novel really has over Edmund Goulding’s 1947 first pass is an extra 40 minutes. A lowly carny on the make (Tyrone Power) stumbles onto a psychic scam that enables his rise. As he takes on posher gigs—and, with the help of an unscrupulous psychia more »

2/5

Floating Weeds

Yasujiro Ozu’s films so often put a brave face on disappointment that it’s bracing to encounter one where it lives out in the open. Remaking his own silent film A Story of Floating Weeds, the director follows a tattered traveling troupe of actors as they arrive in yet another small town where their leader (Nakamura Ganjirō II) h more »

3/5

The Warriors

A film for teenagers of all ages, Walter Hill’s popcorn classic translates a literal Greek classic (Xenophon’s Anabasis) into an urban action- adventure yarn about the titular mismatched New York street gang (led by a sullen Michael Beck) battling their way from the Bronx back to Coney Island through the turfs of a series of abs more »

4/5

The Last Picture Show

An elegy for a type of mid-century America that director Peter Bogdanovich and his New Hollywood cohorts both rhapsodized and helped kill off for good. The three youths at the heart of this coming-of-age tale (Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, and Cybill Shepherd) don’t so much discover sex and betrayal and disappointment in their more »

5/5