Monthly Screenings

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Dir.: Alexandre O. Philippe
| 95 minutes

This documentary reveals Alien’s origins, entrenched, among many others, in ancient myths and Francis Bacon’s art. Alexander Philip explores how the minds behind the film tapped these sources to effectively touch upon our collective memory.

Romantic Comedy

Dir.: Elizabeth Sankey
| 79 minutes

This documentary looks beneath the surface of the romantic comedy genre, seeking to better understand the way we view love, relationships, and romance. Director Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present, and future of the genre, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors, and filmmakers.

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

Dir.: Rob Garver
| 95 minutes

A fascinating portrayal of Pauline Kael, legendary film critic for The New Yorker magazine, who was renowned for her sharp and resolute style, and who maintained a reputation as America’s most powerful, witty, and influential film critic for over three decades. 

You Don't Nomi

Dir.: Jeffrey McHale
| 94 minutes

When Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls was released in the mid-90s it was met with contempt; but some years later, it began gaining interest and fans. This documentary traces the film’s journey from notorious flop to cult classic.