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TPR Cinema Tuesdays

We're so happy to bring you the 2024 Cinema Tuesdays series at the Santikos Northwest theater! Join us at the show each week to experience amazing classic films on the big screen, benefitting TPR. Showtimes will be 7:30 each night, and reservations for all 14 films are available now at the links on this page. Admission is with a suggested donation, and all proceeds benefit Texas Public Radio. Thank you for your support!

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately. If you have a question about the activity itself, please contact the organization administrator listed below.

The 2024 Cinema Tuesdays series is made possible by Americus DiamondStevens LightingWild Birds Unlimited Nature ShopPasha Mediterranean Grill, the Law Office of Frank Sandoval, and the San Antonio Film Commission, a division of the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture.

The 2024 Schedule

 

June 18 – Bonnie and Clyde

Modern American cinema starts with “Bonnie and Clyde.” Director Arthur Penn drew upon the language of the French New Wave, and combined it with a violent realism and gallows humor that had never been seen in a Hollywood picture before. Trailers from 1967 headlined, “They’re young… they’re in love… THEY KILL PEOPLE.” Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde (Warren Beatty) are indeed a handsome couple, and audiences can’t help falling and rooting for them as they robbed banks in 1930s Texas. But jollity turns on a dime to deathly serious once the bullets start flying. As Bonnie reads a poignant poem about their exploits, it’s clear how this one will end. 111 minutes, Rated R.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/bonnieclyde

June 25 – Zoot Suit

A landmark of Chicano filmmaking, Luis Valdez’s “Zoot Suit” is a filmed adaption of his groundbreaking stage musical, a fictionalized version of a famous murder trial in 1940s California set against the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943 Los Angeles. Edward James Olmos commands the screen as “El Pachuco,” narrator of the story and a sort of Greek chorus, or conscience, to murder defendant Henry Reyes (Daniel Valdez). In adapting his stage play for the screen, Valdez occasionally opens up the action onto a wider canvas than the stage, but also never drops the artifice, so that we’re aware that everything exists in that dream-like theatrical state. It’s a fascinating movie! 103 minutes, Rated R.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/zoot

July 2 – Superman

“You’ll believe a man can fly,” was the tagline for 1978’s “Superman: The Movie,” and it’s as much a testament to Christopher Reeve’s performance in this film as it is the Oscar-winning special effects that you leave the theater believing every word. Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, and Marlon Brando also star in the superhero movie that started it all. As a special treat at this screening, we’ll welcome Ryan Steans (Blogger, The Signal Watch), an expert on all things Super, to guide us through the film and its place in Superman history with a special introduction and post-show conversation. 143 minutes, Rated PG.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/superman

July 9 – Oscar Shorts

This year’s Oscar Shorts program takes a break from the animated and live action shorts to present all five of the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts, many of which are joyously uplifting stories, like “Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó,” “The Barber of Little Rock,” and the winning short film, “The Last Repair Shop,” about a small instrument repair shop in Los Angeles and the students that benefit from their work, at no cost. 141 minutes, Not Rated.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/shorts24

July 16 – Pandora’s Box

One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora's Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora's Box is one of silent cinema's great masterworks and a testament to Brooks's dazzling individuality. 141 minutes, Not Rated.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/pandora

July 23 – Xanadu

“The concept was marvelous, but it just didn’t come off.” So spoke Gene Kelly in his only words on “Xanadu,” the 1980 movie musical that dared to combine old-school hoofing with roller disco and the sounds of Electric Light Orchestra. The movie, starring Kelly, Olivia Newton-John, and Michael Beck, inspired not only the inaugural Golden Raspberry Awards, but later a Broadway musical that was nominated for four Tony Awards. Fueled by nostalgia and a banging soundtrack, “Xanadu” has evolved into a cult classic. 96 minutes, Rated PG.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/xanadu

July 30 – Victims of Sin

Rarely screened in the United States and long due for rediscovery, Victims of Sin is famed Mexican director Emilio Fernández’s unique blend of film noir, melodrama, and musical. Acting- dancing sensation Ninón Sevilla plays Violeta, a cabaret performer who adopts the abandoned child of Rosa (Margarita Ceballos) and Rodolfo (Rodolfo Acosta), Violeta’s murderous pimp. Motherhood forces Violeta to give up her career, but the kindhearted club owner Santiago (Tito Junco) saves her from a life of poverty and prostitution—until Rodolfo, freed from prison, seeks to reclaim his son. Best known for the award-winning María Candelaria (1944) and The Pearl (1947), Fernández infuses Victims with impassioned songs and performances by Sevilla, an icon of Mexican cinema and a purveyor of African, Caribbean, and Cuban dance styles. 84 minutes, Not Rated.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/victims

August 6 – What’s Up, Doc?

Inspired by the screwball comedies of the 1930s, director Peter Bogdanovich followed up his Oscar-winning “The Last Picture Show” with this outrageous farce starring Ryan O’Neal as a nebbish professor of musical theory who gets mixed up with the charming Judy Maxwell (Barbra Streisand). The plot also involves four identical handbags, government agents, wealthy socialites, and one heck of a car chase through the streets of San Francisco. Don’t try too hard to sort it all out. Just enjoy the chemistry and the hilarious gags that come fast and furious! 94 minutes, Rated G.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/doc

August 13 – Mandabi

This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans even as he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head. One of Sembène’s most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, Mandabi—an adaptation of a novella by the director himself—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty. 91 minutes, Not Rated.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/mandabi

August 20 – The Tales of Hoffmann

Enjoy this newly restored version of the 1951 Powell and Pressburger classic film “The Tales of Hoffmann,” based on the 1881 opera by Jacques Offenbach. An anthology of fantastic and romantic adventures, recounted by the fableist Hoffmann (Robert Rounseville) and featuring Moira Shearer (The Red Shoes), Ludmilla Tchérina, and Ann Ayars. The film has been singled out by both Martin Scorsese and George A. Romero as a major influence on their own work. 133 minutes, Not Rated.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/hoffman

August 27 – The New World (Extended Edition)

The founding of Jamestown in 1607 and love story between John Smith, Pocahontas, and John Rolfe is given a blissfully spiritual sheen by one of cinema’s most enigmatic and visionary directors, Terrence Malick, in “The New World.” Early settlers tentatively engage with the Powhatan as two cultures collide in this film that’s stunningly beautiful to look at, and thoughtfully written and edited. Starring Colin Farrell, Christian Bale, and Q’orianka Kilcher. TPR will be screening the 172-minute extended cut of the film. Rated PG-13.

Make reservations with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/newworld


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.

Location:

Santikos Entertainment Northwest
7600 I-10
San Antonio, TX, 78230
United States

Phone:

2106148977
Contact name: 
Nathan Cone
Email address: 
Dates: 
07/23/2024
07/30/2024
08/06/2024
Time: 
7:30PM
Price: 
Suggested donation: TPR Member - $12 Non-Member - $17 Select Your Price - Choose this option to make a donation in any amount at the door.

Ages

All Ages