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COAL OR CANDY ?: A 2022 XMAS!

THE BISHOP'S WIFE

Dec. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Bishop Brougham (David Niven) has a problem: he's trying to raise funds for a new cathedral, and is falling far short. His prayers are answered by an angel, Dudley (Cary Grant). But Brougham doesn't understand that this feisty angel isn't there to help get the cathedral built, but to patch up the Bishop's relationship with his wife, Julia (Loretta Young) and daughter, Debby (Karolyn Grimes), not to mention his parishioners all of whom are sick to death of the Bishop's endless fundraising. This little seen gem may prove to be your new holiday classic.

DCP - Park Circus.

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STARTS FRIDAY DECEMBER 9

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A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.


COAL OR CANDY ?: A 2022 XMAS!

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Dec. 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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Johnny Depp is the eponymous hero, who is invited to live with the blandly suburban Boggs family, where the daughter, Kim (Wynona Ryder) falls in love with him. Despite his kindness and many skills, will the uptight neighbors accept Edward? Invoking Pinocchio, Frankenstein, Rebel without a Cause and a host of other cinematic sources, Burton's film is pure holiday magic.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY ?: A 2022 XMAS!

LA OTRA (THE OTHER ONE)

Dec. 15, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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From the golden age of Mexican cinema comes this rarely seen masterpiece. Maria and Magdalena are twin sisters (both played by Dolores Del Rio). But where Maria is modest and shy, struggling as a manicurist, Magdalena went and married a wealthy industrialist with whom Maria was once in love. when the industrialist dies, Maria is pushed to the brink, and on Christmas day she murders her twin in cold blood. But taking on her sister's life quickly proves to be a damnable task, as she finds herself plunged into a life of greed and duplicity from which she will never emerge. This stunning noir features an incredible performance by Del Rio, and has never been screened in Minnesota before.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DCP courtesy FILMOTECA - UNAM - MEXICO.


COAL OR CANDY ?: A 2022 XMAS!

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Dec. 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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Recently widowed Cary Scott (Jane Wyman) seems to have recovered from her husband's death. Suburban affluence, country club membership, a new television set, and a host of wealthy men are vying for her hand, to the approval of her socially-mobile children. But when Ron Kirby (Rock Hudson), a younger gardener from outside her social set, begins to win her heart and her mind, she realizes the emptiness of her existence. But as Christmas approaches, her newfound freedom causes her friends, neighbors and even children to react with barely muted horror. Christmas never felt so stark as in Sirk's masterpiece of melodramatic tension.

DCP - Universal Pictures.


COAL OR CANDY ?: A 2022 XMAS!

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Dec. 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
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A single mom, a depressed child, a drunken Santa and a city full of cynical souls, this should be the stuff of one bleak motion picture. But Miracle on 34th Street is as sweet a holiday confection as Hollywood ever produced, as a group of harried but good-hearted New Yorkers run headlong into a very real Santa Claus, who offers them hope and affection. Touching on themes of divorce, faith and even capitalism, Miracle is both candy and coal in abundance. Winner of 3 Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Edmund Gwenn's Kris Kringle.

DCP courtesy Walt Disney Pictures.


STARTS FRIDAY DECEMBER 23!

BABYLON

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From Damien Chazelle, Babylon is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li and Jean Smart. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.


HEIGHTS NEW YEAR'S DAY EVENT!

HOLIDAY INN in 35MM

Jan. 1, 2023, 1 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION.

HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and sells out every year! IRVING BERLIN wrote the evergreen score, which includes Easter Parade, Lets Start the New Year Right, Lazy and of course, White Christmas.

We will be screening the original "unedited" 1942 theatrical release version of HOLIDAY INN.

This special screening will also feature EDWARD COPELAND at the Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures


THE 14TH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: ARGENTINE NOIR

APENAS UN DELINCUENTE (HARDLY A CRIMINAL) in 35MM

Jan. 26, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Jose (Jorge Salcedo) is a gambler, and a bad one at that. After falling deeply into debt, he embezzles money from his employer, taking advantage of a loophole that will send him to prison for only six years. But when he's free and finds that the loot he's stashed has gone missing, a frenzy of criminals and police make his life a living hell. At once a stunning prison picture and crime caper, Hardly a Criminal has been described as "the best Argentine film noir of the 1940s" by the Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive


THE 14TH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: ARGENTINE NOIR

LA BESTIA DEBE MORIR (THE BEAST MUST DIE)

Feb. 2, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
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Felix Lane (Narciso Ibanez Menta) is a famous mystery writer with the world at his feet, until his nine-year-old son is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Adopting a new identity and planting himself firmly in the lives of the family he believes is responsible, Felix's revenge unfolds swiftly and with plenty of collateral damage. Featuring an almost unbearably intense performance by Ibanez Menta, The Beast Must Die is an unforgettable and emotional noir that should not be missed. Based on a novel by Cecil Day-Lewis (Daniel's dad).

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema.


THE 14TH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: ARGENTINE NOIR

LOS TALLOS AMARGOS (THE BITTER STEMS)

Feb. 9, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
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Alfredo Gasper (Carlos Cores) isn't making any money in the newspaper trade. When he starts a get-rich-quick scheme, he meets a desperate Hungarian refugee, Paar Liudas (Vassili Lambrinos), who hopes to bring his family to Buenos Aires. At first, the pair are fast friends who work perfectly together - but once the money starts flowing, Alfredo's barely checked paranoia rises to the surface. This moody and gorgeous noir evokes Edgar Allen Poe's best work, won the Argentine Film Critics Association award for Best Picture and Director in 1957, and was ranked the 49th best photographed film of all-time in American Cinematographer magazine.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema


THE 14TH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: ARGENTINE NOIR

EL VAMPIRO NEGRO (THE BLACK VAMPIRE)

Feb. 16, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
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In Buenos Aires, a serial killer (Natthan Pinzon) is murdering children, and soon the police, and the underworld, are working to rid the streets of this madman. If this sounds familiar, it is - The Black Vampire is the third remake of Fritz Lang's M. But this time the plot focuses on the women of the story, specifically Amalia (Olga Zubarry). She's a cabaret singer desperate to keep her young daughter out of the madman's clutches, and herself away from the investigator in charge (Roberto Escalada), who's taken a creepy liking to her.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema.


THE 14TH FILM NOIR FESTIVAL: ARGENTINE NOIR

SI MUERO ANTES DE DESPERTAR (IF I DIE BEFORE I WAKE) in 35MM

Feb. 23, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Lucio (Nestor Zavarce) is a prankster and class clown, a happy-go-lucky teenager whose police officer father has almost completely written off. When one of his classmates, a young girl, tells Lucio about a mysterious stranger, he agrees to keep it a secret... until she vanishes. Soon, more young girls are missing, and no one will believe Lucio, who must take matters into his own hands. Based on a novella by Cornell Woolrich, and framed like a fairy tale, If I Die Before I Wake is a disturbing nightmare of a noir, whose climax was so intense it was kept from American screens until recently.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema.

35mm print courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive