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The Color of Pomegranates
The Awesome Fest
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32nd Street and Powelton Avenue, universitycity.org/drexel-park. The NeverEnding Story (1984, Germany/U.S., 102 min.): As if Deep Roy didn’t have enough trouble with his real name, the poor actor plays a character Teeny Weeny in this
926 N. American St., nlna.org/liberty-lands-2. Over the Top (1987, U.S., 93 min.): In terms of film titles that also function as descriptions, this Stallone flick falls just short of Snakes on a Plane. Fri., Aug. 16, 9 p.m., free.
Picnic Grove, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem, 888-588-7279, parxcasino.com. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988, U.S., 88 min.): Word on the street is the Chiodo Brothers will be in attendance for this 25th anniversary screening. Sat., Aug. 17, 9 p.m., free.
1227 N. Fourth St., philly.3rdward.com. Toxic Zombies (1980, U.S., 89 min.): The government sprays marijuana crops with an herbicide that turns hippie farmers into killer zombies. Five bucks off the ticket price if you come in costume. Fri., Aug. 16, 8 p.m., $20.
108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater.org. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, U.S., 126 min.): Be prepared to show your stinkin’ badges upon admission. Thu., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., $9.75.
A-SPACE ANARCHIST COMMUNITY CENTER
4722 Baltimore Ave., 215-821-6877, the-aspace.org. Trans Cinema: Two documentaries, HISphoria: Trans, Male & Dysphoric and Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, explore what it’s like to be uncomfortable in the skin you live in. Fri., Aug. 16, 7 p.m., $10.
BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE
824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, U.S., 161 min.): Featuring marching and the whistle song. You know the one. Tue., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., $10.50.
227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-917-1228, thecolonialtheatre.com. All That Jazz (1979, U.S., 123 min.): “Sometimes I don’t know where the bullshit ends and the truth begins.” Sun., Aug. 18, 2 p.m., $9.
20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789, countytheater.org. Robocop (1987, U.S., 102 min.): In a dystopic future, corpses will be converted into badass crime-fighting robots. Tue., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., $9.75. Sunset Boulevard (1950, U.S., 110 min.): “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Wed., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., $9.75.
3701 Chestnut St., 215-387-5125, ihousephilly.org. Sergei Parajanov: Surrealist Poet of Soviet Cinema series: The Legend of Suram Fortress (1984, U.S.S.R., 88 min.), Thu., Aug. 15, 7 p.m., $9. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965, U.S.S.R., 97 min.), Fri., Aug 16, 7 p.m., $9. Ashik Kerib (1988, U.S.S.R., 73 min.), Sat., Aug. 17, 5 p.m., $9. The Color of Pomegranates (1968, U.S.S.R., 79 min.), Sat., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., $9.
531 N. 12th St., 215-387-5125, philamoca.org. Detonator (2013, U.S.): In this locally shot film, ex-bandmates butt heads in the ‘burbs. Dingus and Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen perform post-screening. Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $10.
RITZ AT THE BOURSE
400 Ranstead St., 215-440-1181, landmarktheatres.com. Pulp Fiction (1994, U.S, 154 min.): “You read the Bible, Ringo? Well, there’s this passage I got memorized.” Fri., Aug. 16, midnight, $10. Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013, U.S., 112 min.): Behind the scenes of the week-long desert cult fest. Tue., Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., $12.50.