Waverly Midnights

Drive, They Said: Car Chase Cinema

Drive, They Said: Car Chase Cinema

Friday, October 14 - Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Fasten your seatbelts — we’re presenting a late-night tribute to the movies’ best car chases (and crashes). All shows free for Auteur-level members!


The Fast and the Furious

The Fast and the Furious

Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15, 2011
Studio archive print! "A surprise hit at the US box office, Cohen's teen hotrod flick revives fond memories of Roger Corman's B-movie thrills, the kind of unpretentious drive-in fodder... more...



Two-Lane Blacktop

Two-Lane Blacktop

Friday, October 21 - Saturday, October 22, 2011
"Here two young hot-rodders (James Taylor, Dennis Wilson), making their way across America by picking up racing bets on the side, challenge (or are challenged by) the boastful middle-aged owner of a gleaming... more...



Christine

Christine

Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4, 2012
35mm print "CHRISTINE is, of course, utterly ridiculous. But I enjoyed it anyway. The movies have a love affair with cars, and at some dumb elemental level we enjoy seeing chases and... more...



Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point

Friday, November 4 - Saturday, November 5, 2011
Hi-def digital projection "Crashing through American culture, the cinematic super-charged, white-lightning VANISHING POINT presses ever onward -- solidifying its legacy as one of the... more...



The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12, 2011
"Independent-style edge meets international espionage in "The Bourne Identity," a first-rate thriller with grit and intrigue to spare...this reworking of a 23-year-old Cold War spy novel by the late Robert... more...



Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

Friday, November 18 - Saturday, November 19, 2011
Digital projection "Smokey, aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick... more...



Death Proof

Death Proof

Thursday, November 24 - Saturday, November 26, 2011
"For Austin’s hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, dusk offers an opportunity to unwind with two of her closest friends, Shanna and Arlene. The three fox posse sets out into the night, turning heads from Guero’s... more...



The French Connection

The French Connection

Friday, December 2 - Saturday, December 3, 2011
"The French Connection is routinely included...on the short list of movies with the greatest chase scenes of all time. What is not always remembered is what a good movie it is apart from the chase... more...



To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A.

Friday, December 9 - Saturday, December 10, 2011
"Sure, the Reagan-era exoticization of painters and extras salivating over the cash they count are as dated as the Wang Chung synth score, but To Live and Die in L.A. is as urgent and exhilaratingly... more...



The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

Friday, December 16 - Saturday, December 17, 2011
"No one makes films with cop cars flying through the air and crashing in mounds any more. Maybe CGI undermined the currency, or maybe modern auto design makes them more difficult to stack. "So there's... more...



Thunder Road

Thunder Road

Thursday, December 22 - Sunday, December 25, 2011
"Very much a personal project for Mitchum -- he produced, took the lead (his son also appears, as his younger brother), wrote the story, even composed the theme song -- with a subject very dear to his... more...



The Road Warrior

The Road Warrior

Friday, January 6 - Saturday, January 7, 2012
High-definition digital projection "Set a few years after Mad Max (which looks primitive by comparison), [THE ROAD WARRIOR] concerns a strange post-industrial future where... more...



Bullitt

Bullitt

Friday, January 13 - Sunday, January 15, 2012
High-definition digital projection "A thriller which begins, as it means to go on, with a bang. Only minutes after the preliminaries are over, a door bursts open, a shotgun is fired,... more...





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