Essential American Cinema: The 1980’s







Row House continues its Essential American Cinema series featuring the 1980’s in all of its cash-flush, consumer driven, big budget glory. The 80’s introduced the PG-13 rating, and the return of studio-driven movie concepts briefly suppressing art house films. Heavy hitting directors Martin Scorsese (“Raging Bull”), and Woody Allen (“Crimes & Misdemeanors”) managed to survive the transition and even thrived. Most notable is Spike Lee (“Do The Right Thing”) whose career took off.


Crimes & Misdemeanors

Both dramatic and humorous storylines contemplate the question “can a man live with himself after committing murder?” (1989)
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Do The Right Thing

On the hottest day of the year, racial tensions come to a head at a pizzeria in Brooklyn. (1989)
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Koyaanisqatsi

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (1982)
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Raging Bull

A biopic of boxer Jake LaMotta chronicling his self-destructive nature both in and outside of the ring. (1980)
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Wednesday - September 20th



Koyaanisqatsi - 3:00 pm Buy Tickets
Crimes & Misdemeanors - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Family Tribute to Bill Nunn & Screening of "Do The Right Thing" - 7:15pm Buy Tickets    Facebook Event Link
Raging Bull - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets


Thursday - September 21st



Crimes & Misdemeanors - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
Raging Bull - 4:15 pm Buy Tickets
Do The Right Thing - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Jail Break







Don’t deny it. You’ve thought about how you’d break out of jail should the occasion arise. Thanks to the magic of cinema there are plenty of movies providing creative fodder; there are spoons, maps, secret meetings, alliances, guards bought-off, and the list goes on. This week, Jean Renoir’s escape film “La Grande Illusion” features a WWI POW camp. Another French film “Le Trou” is based on real events, features mostly non-actors, and one of the men involved in the 1947 jailbreak. Finally, Clint Eastwood goes up against the infamous American island prison in “Escape from Alcatraz.”


Escape from Alcatraz

Frank Morris has never met a prison he can’t escape, and the infamous Alcatraz is next on his list. (1979)
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La Grande Illusion

French soldiers held in a WWI prison camp grapple with class divides while trying to escape their German captors. (1937)
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Le Trou

Four’s company but five’s a crowd when an unexpected new cellmate joins an elaborate jailbreak. (1960)
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O Brother Where Art Thou?

Coen Brother’s comedy classic of three escaped convicts search for treasure in the deep south during the 1930’s. (2000)
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Friday - September 22nd



Escape From Alcatraz - 12:15 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 2:35 pm Buy Tickets
O Brother Where Art Thou? - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Coffee, Croissants, & French Cinema: Jailbreak Classic "Le Trou" - 6:00 pm (Movie Starts @ 7:15pm) Buy Movie Only Tickets    Facebook Event/Ticket Link
Escape From Alcatraz - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets


Saturday - September 23rd



La Grande Illusion - Noon Buy Tickets
Escape From Alcatraz - 2:20 pm Buy Tickets
Le Trou - 4:40 pm Buy Tickets
O Brother Where Art Thou? - 7:20 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 9:35 pm Buy Tickets
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That ft. Beastie Boys (Row House: Midnight Edition) - Midnight Buy Tickets    Facebook Event Link


Sunday - September 24th



O Brother Where Art Thou? - 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
Le Trou - 3:15 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 6:00 pm Buy Tickets
Escape From Alcatraz - 8:20 pm Buy Tickets


Monday - September 25th



O Brother Where Art Thou? - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
Escape From Alcatraz - 4:50 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 7:10 pm Buy Tickets
Le Trou - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


Tuesday - September 26th



Le Trou - 2:15 pm Buy Tickets
O Brother Where Art Thou? - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Escape From Alcatraz - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 9:35 pm Buy Tickets


Wednesday - September 27th



La Grande Illusion - 2:10 pm Buy Tickets
Le Trou - 4:30 pm Buy Tickets
O Brother Where Art Thou? - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Escape From Alcatraz - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


Thursday - September 28th



Escape From Alcatraz - 2:00 pm Buy Tickets
La Grande Illusion - 4:30 pm Buy Tickets
Le Trou - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
O Brother Where Art Thou? - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets



Anime

It’s time for another full week of amazing Anime. Row House is featuring “Napping Princess,” the new release from GKids along with some classics we couldn’t resist sharing. “The Boy and the Beast” will take you to a magical Beast Kingdom where honor is fought for by great warriors, “Tokyo Godfathers” shows us that family comes in all shapes and sizes, and “Royal Spaceforce: The Wings of Honnêamise” may feature fictional characters in fictional countries, but the moral and political conflicts that arise can easily apply to real life.


The Boy and the Beast

An orphaned boy discovers a magical Beast Kingdom and becomes the apprentice of a beast warrior. (2015)
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Napping Princess

A young girl discovers her fantastical dreams are overlapping with reality, and when her father is arrested, her newfound powers may hold the key to his exoneration. (2017)
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Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise

Shiro has grand plans to be the first man in space, but when he learns a rocket launch will serve to instigate a war he must choose between his dreams and his ethics. (1987)
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Tokyo Godfathers

On Christmas Eve, a trio of homeless men discover a newborn baby in a trash bin and embark on a journey to find its parents. (2003)
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Friday - September 29th



Tokyo Godfathers - 12:40 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 2:40 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 5:10 pm Buy Tickets
The Boy and the Beast - 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 10:00 pm Buy Tickets


Saturday - September 30th



Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - Noon Buy Tickets
The Boy and the Beast - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 9:20 pm Buy Tickets
The Last Waltz (Row House: Midnight Edition) - Midnight Buy Tickets    Facebook Event


Sunday - October 1st



The Boy and the Beast - 1:00 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 3:35 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 6:30 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 8:30 pm Buy Tickets


Monday - October 2nd



Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
The Boy and the Beast - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


Tuesday - October 3rd



The Boy and the Beast - 2:30 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 9:45 pm Buy Tickets


Wednesday - October 4th



Napping Princess - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Tokyo Godfathers - 5:00 pm Buy Tickets
The Boy and the Beast - 7:00 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets


Thursday - October 5th



Tokyo Godfathers - 2:45 pm Buy Tickets
Royal Space Force: The Wings Of Honneamise - 4:45 pm Buy Tickets
Napping Princess - 7:15 pm Buy Tickets
The Boy and the Beast - 9:30 pm Buy Tickets